In March of 2007, I brought home Sophie...an 8 week old Border Collie. During my time with her I have learned, and continue to learn, a great deal about dogs, about life and about myself.
My blog, Finding Sirius, is about life with Sophie, our adventures and my thoughts on the world around me. Finding Sirius incorporates my love of writing, of photography and of dogs.
I have noticed that just before Sophie settles into a deep slumber she lets out a heavy sigh that seems to be filled with contentment, with satisfaction from a busy day...a final decompression before succumbing to quiet rest. As I walked through the forests with her during the final fall days, with camera in hand in an attempt to capture some of the surrounding beauty, many of the shots I took made me think of those deep sighs.
The few paper thin leaves, weathered and cracked, that were left on trees had begun falling to the ground as the wind blew around the last soft, fuzzy seedlings, leaving behind empty stems that were once green and full of blossoms.
And it felt as though the forest was sighing, letting out a deep peaceful breath filled with memories of summer, before it settled in for a winter rest.