The forest is quiet as we leap and skip past dips with sleeping water. Trees and sky reflect in puddles across the path. Writing here beside the window, I too reflect how far we’ve come. The long grass glitters in the light. Butterflies and hover flies are dancing. After a week of wind and rain, it’s good to be back in the warm again.
summer solstice one half of the journey still to come
We are delighted to share that we are sponsoring a kennel with the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, also known as the SSPCA, at two of their Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centres.
The SSPCA is Scotland’s largest animal welfare and rescue charity with nine Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centres across the country. They rescue, nurture and rehome animals, investigate abuse and play a vital role in research and education on animal welfare.
You can read more about the amazing work they do and watch a lovely introductory video on their website.
In addition to sponsoring the kennels at the SSPCA we were able to sponsor a special kennel at the Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary in support of the Macau greyhounds. You can read their story in the post Helping the Hounds of Macau and a further update in Edge of New Tomorrows.
We are also very grateful that we could make a small donation to Dogs on the Streets (DOTS), a charity that cares for the dogs of the homeless and helps to find them and their owners suitable housing. You can read more about this story in our post My Friend, My Rock.
These are all small steps that are part of a longer journey.
Eivor and Pearl wanted to create this post for our blogging friend Bella and her family and the many others who lost their loved ones after they’d been given transfusions or products containing infected blood.
May the love and light of this world continue to wrap itself around all of you who need it at this time.
With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.
There are so many ways to climb the hill. Stone steps are here for those who stride big, who like something solid underfoot. I prefer to take smaller steps, feel the soil between my toes, the earth’s heartbeat.
may flowers this forest speaks of growing your own star