Light Rain And Layers

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There is a light rain in the forest and the clouds are full of water. We are wearing rain coats for when the skies want to shower the earth a bit more.

I love the smells of rain on leaves. They look so green and full of life. The forest floor is soft under my paws.

Earlier rains have washed away layers of soil and I stop to look at the bare roots of a tree. They look like thick branches who mirror the ones above.

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An old man approaches slowly with a border collie by his side. He wobbles on his legs when he looks up at the tree and smiles.

“Beautiful,” he says. “Beautiful.”

I touch his hand with my nose and he pats me gently on my head.

“Nice doggie,” he says.

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A woman in a long rain coat walks by and whispers “Vascular dementia,” whilst nodding at the man.

Our companion smiles back at her and understands.

The old man stands there smiling at the tree as if he has become a child again. His layers have been washed away by time and his border collie looks at him full of love.

I am sending  you all so much love,

Eivor  xxx

Daily Prompt: Layers

Photographs taken by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA

 

 

Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two rescue whippets Eivor and Pearl.

20 thoughts on “Light Rain And Layers”

  1. Great Post, Lovely Photos as always. I forget how beautiful Scotland is, and UK. Thanks for the walk in nature.

    Sorry I have been a bit absent – on the commenting and reading front. Each time I think I am settling into blogging, I go the other way. Playing Catch up now

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. It felt like a very special meeting and we had to write about it. I love wearing an extra layer when it rains ☺. Thank you again for visiting and we send love and wags your way 💜🐾🐾

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  2. What a sweet story. I love the rain on the trees too. It makes everything seem so clean and fresh. Glad you were able to connect with the man. Dementia is such a harsh disease. Your are a great dog, Eivor.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words LuAnne. We feel very blessed to meet so many kind people on our walks and our lives always are richer for it. Thank you for visiting and we send love and wags your way ☺🐾🐾

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