A Little Spot in The Sun

by Stefani on 5-January-2010

There are certain images… their pudgy baby faces, as they fell asleep on my shoulder; their looks of purest awe, heads held all the way back, looking up at the golden sun breaking through Granny’s tall pines… images that I hope never to forget, scenes that I hope to carry with me, to think on and smile over, in my silver years.

One of those scenes is this one, one that plays out near daily in our home.

A Boy and HIs Dog and Their Secrets

Two whispery, elfin shadows behind my bedroom curtains.

Nose In the Sun

Secret murmurs, quiet tales read from favorite books, and sometimes little toes or noses spilling ’round the corners.
The View From Here

A dog and one of his boys and their hidden place in the sun.

Just this one small scene says all there is to know about the perfect comfort of home and the quiet love that grows there.

Happy Nappy

Valarie Budayr January 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm

This is so very sweet and you’ve captured it beautifully. May you have many more magic moments like these.

Sherry-Ann Hoogland January 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Love, love, the pictures! I love photography for just this reason. Capturing the everyday that slips by so fast.

Stacy Herrera January 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Beautiful. I hate to think about ever having to miss a moment like that. And seriously – that dog. That dog is killing me. Where had he been all your life??

Stefani January 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

We ask ourselves that very question every day. He is really such a perfect match for this rowdy gang. He’s sweet and patient with the boys but not to a fault, he keeps ’em in line when they’ve gone too far 🙂 He’s very plainly one of the dudes.

Cassandra January 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm

The reasons photographs, and memories written are so important to me as well.

I want to remember the perfection of moments like these.

Very lovely.

Tammy January 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

What special memories! I love the photos. Not only will you cherish these memories years from now… the boys will too.

lora January 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I’m telling you, that dog is SO amazing. i love the story of how you got him. He is such a blessing. It’s hard to find a GOOD dog. and SO beautiful and cute and sweet too. 🙂

Stefani January 6, 2010 at 9:50 am

Hi IS amazing. I really think that we could not have picked a better dog for our family if we had searched the world over. He is right where he belongs and we fell so lucky that he found us!

Julie Alvarez January 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm

You just made me sigh…

Aimee January 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm

what is the lovely curtain fabric? vintage sheets? give your doggy a scratch behind the ears for me…he is too cute.

Stefani January 6, 2010 at 9:51 am

Yes! Thrifted sheets… and one of these days I’ll get around to hemming the bottom too 🙂
Jasper thanks you. He’s been duly scratched!

Debi January 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Sweet pictures.

Kristine January 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

So lovely… You’ve really captured the peace in your words and photos. Mmmm. Thanks : )

Kristine January 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

p.s. I am trying work on figuring out how to get around to doing one of those avatar things! I see what you mean now about the creepy shadow things. they are not nice and are so anonymous! Hopefully some cheerful images will fill in there soon!

Stefani January 6, 2010 at 9:54 am

They’re creepy, right?
I know that folks are busy, and I’m just grateful that people stop by and take the time to comment at all. Seriously though. if you find yourself with a few moments to spare, DO get an avatar… it’s been such a treat to see real faces!
Happy day to you!

Alyssa January 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I am out of town, and this post makes me miss my pumpkins so much!

robin (rsislancrafts) January 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

Wonderful picture! I love capturing moments like that.

Lia January 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Love that dog, love those photos, and love the way you captured that moment. So, so cute.

Have you read the book Love That Dog by Sharon Creech? It’s so incredibly good. It’s poetry between a boy and his teacher and bits about his dog. But what’s so incredible is how he learns that he is a real writer and poet. But I warn you, I cry every time.

jody January 7, 2010 at 12:17 am

Beautiful pictures. A boy and his dog, love it!

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