Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected 9

What's this?

What’s this?

My Golden did not expect to see an angel in his yard since he wasn’t outside when I placed it there.

Adopted this guy 2 weeks ago.

Unexpectedly adopted this guy 2 weeks ago.

Finding this Keeshond at the Hawaiian Humane Society was an unexpected joy. They normally only have Pit Bull or Terrier mixed breeds. There are no Keeshond breeders on the island either. He was found wandering in a business area. They took him to the Humane Society after no one claimed him.  I have checked Internet sites to see if anyone is looking for him and so far no one appears to be.

The day before we adopted him is the first time I have been on their site since our Corgi died. I did not feel we were ready for another dog yet, but something made me check the site anyway.

Finding the Keeshond’s picture and information touched my heart. I quickly phoned my husband to convince him.

After leaving a message asking if the dog was still available on the Humane Society’s voicemail, I took my Golden outside where a rainbow appeared over my Corgi’s burial site. I took it as a sign that he blessed my decision.

A voicemail the next morning revealed that the Keeshond was at a pet store site for the day. I called the store to make sure no one had adopted him, and we loaded our Golden into the car to go meet our latest addition.

My Golden his happy that the Keeshond is not interested in his ball.

My Golden is happy that the Keeshond is not interested in his ball.

Maybe our angel sent him because after all:

I brought this ornament for our corgi's first Christmas.

I brought this ornament for our Corgi’s first Christmas.

Now he is a real angel.

Now he is a real angel.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers (Mother Earth’s) 8

Each week WordPress asks us to show our interpretation of the weekly photo challenge. This week’s challenge is layers. I’m grateful for the layers Mother Earth creates. Don’t forget to click on the highlighted link to see what others are sharing.

Instead of complaining about the wind, notice the beauty it creates.

Instead of complaining about the wind, notice the beauty it creates.

The wind is the goddess who first learned to fly. The wind is the bearer of bad and good tidings, the weaver of darkness, the bringer of dawn, … — John Denver – Wingsong Lyrics

Clearly water flows over rock and changes it. Remember this when you seem to hit a brick wall.

Clearly water flows over rock and changes it. Remember this when you seem to hit a brick wall.

“’…water stronger than rock, love stronger than force.‘ Vesadeva to Siddartha” — Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

I hope future generations are able to see the beauty of layers of ice and snow.

I hope future generations are able to see the beauty of layers of ice and snow.

Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting. — Martin Sheen

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit (Mine) 5

This week, Michelle W. requests that you show us something that’s a HABIT. If could be your daily walk to the bus stop, or your daily paper lying on the doorstep. Maybe it’s the guy behind the counter at the deli you always visit for lunch, the stuffed bunny your child must have at bedtime, or the view from your desk as you sit down to blog.

Capture a moment both constant and fleeting. We look forward to the glimpses into your everyday. Don’t forget to link your post to the weekly photo challenge and to click on the link to see what others are posting.

A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing. – Muhammad Ali.

Today I’m grateful for my camera, for my walking buddy, for the rooster, and for light.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie Vibes When Life Is Cut Short 9

There was never a good war, or a bad peace. — Benjamin Franklin

I want to make it clear, however, that although I am deeply opposed to war, I am not advocating appeasement. It is often necessary to take a strong stand to counter unjust aggression. — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Looking towards USS Missouri from USS Arizona Memorial.

Looking towards USS Missouri from USS Arizona Memorial.

Mooring bitts still visible.

Mooring bitts still visible.

Viewing Well

Viewing Well

USS Arizona Gun Turret  Number 3.

USS Arizona Gun Turret Number 3.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands challenges us to capture a black and white images with a mysterious, otherworldly vibe — the viewer wonders what lurks in the shadows. Something eerie has a story to tell — one you aren’t quite sure you want to know.

Every time I visit Pearl Harbor I get that vibe and I think black and white definitely captures it.

This month Kozo is challenging us to love our enemy for the monthly peace challenge. This post is not my response to this, but I do think the wreath in the photo below clearly shows love and respect for a former enemy.

Wreath from a former enemy.

Wreath from a former enemy.