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.
We hiked through some history this morning....through some trails that weave in and around a preserved heritage village. I've always loved history...not the facts, figures, politics and events details of it...but the richness of it.
Walking today with Sophie past the old houses, I could feel the stories of the people that lived there over a hundred years ago rise up from the buildings and wrap around us. The stories drew me in to the details of frosted window panes and aged, timeless wood.
parking for the horses
While Sophie rolled around in the snow, perhaps frolicking with a phantom canine from 1910, I simply reveled in those stories for a while....imagining the clang of the blacksmith's hammer; a smiling crowd in the town square; the breath of a horse hitting the cold winter air as he waited, tied to the tethering post, outside the general store.