Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Morning

Two roads diverged in the wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

I hope I quoted that correctly from memory. It has been on my mind lately. We have had beautiful clouds here for several days. The rains came and brought thunder and lightning to the canyon. Soldier was afraid, but the rest of us enjoyed the weather tremendously. Today, the sun is back, shining from a blue autumn sky. I went outside early and enjoyed the cool clear morning and the scent of the wet earth. 

My husband plans to return to LA this evening, but he will leave Samson with me. There will be workers at the LA house and he doesn't need to worry that they may leave the gate open and let Samson out by mistake. I will let you know how that works out. He is a good dog, but a huge puppy still. I might get some more help with my blogging though and that could be fun. 

I hope those of you on the East coast have dried out after the huge rain storms.

Thanks for visiting and have a great Sunday.


  1. Ah yeah, nothing like a thunderstorm when it's been dry ... and the earth smells after ... enjoy, ... and don't let Samson leave pawprints on the keyboard ... :)

  2. You have remembered that correctly Inger--As I write this, on my desk in front of me, I have an old book that belonged to my Mother that is titled "The Road Less Traveled" and its a collection of Robert Frosts poems--I love the book and this poem is one of my favorites. I also have often thought of this very same verse many times in my life as I've taken the less than easy road and found it made such a huge difference in the end.

    We are drying out here in Virginia, (we ended up with a little more than 6 inches of rain here at our house) and are enjoying the beautiful fall weekend!!

  3. What a beautiful sky! You have a great Sunday also.

  4. OneStonedCrow: I'll be happy if he doesn't leave his you know what on my living room carpet, eat my books and CDs, dig holes in the dog run and all the things that puppies will do!! But he is very cute and easy to forgive.

    Kim: I looked for the poem in my books, but couldn't find it. As famous as it is, it has to be somewhere in there. So thanks, for letting me know it was OK. Those are very inspiring words for those of us who take on unusual things, don't do what's expected, or move away, far away from home.

  5. The rain has dried up and left cooler temperatures here in Maryland... for which I'm thankful! Samson is a beauty, I can't wait to hear of his antics. Have a wonderful day!

  6. That's a really gorgeous picture! You need to print and frame that!
    Some days, Inger, I don't know what road I am traveling on......
    It will be interesting to see how it goes with Samson. I take it you are mended enough to take care of him.
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  7. Chambray Blue: I am so glad too that it is getting cooler. You have a great day too.

    Sharon: Thank you so much, I'm glad you olike the clouds! You just reminded me that Samson needs a LOT of brushing. I don't know if I can do a good job on that yet. And I can't walk him either. I really get upset when I think about the stuff I can't do thanks to that stupid guy who hit me. But then, this will pass eventually.

  8. Excellent sky photo. That is one of my most favorite quotes. I have it posted to my computer screen at work.

  9. Beautiful photo! I'm glad you are enjoying the wonderful fall weather. We are enjoying it too here in Oklahoma! This day could not be more perfect. I hope you have a great week with Samson!

  10. Absolutely beautiful picture Inger. The road less traveled....only for the courageous!

  11. Your part of the country fascinates me. The landscape is so bold. And, the day changes so as it progresses. You are lucky to live there.

    Hah, here's hoping that Samson has grown up enough to be a good boy. But, he's so darn cute that he'll probably be forgiven, no matter what he does.

  12. Farmchick: When the clouds come here, the pictures make themselves. Thank you, though.

    Jeff: I will love the weather from now through May. I'm glad you liked the picture.

    Jabacue: I just realized why that quote has been on my mind. Wednesday's Book will be about an incredible journey. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

    Louise: You are right, the day changes so much. And when any weather system comes through, the clouds can be so magnificient. Yes, I will forgive Samson a whole lot.

  13. Gorgeous photo! And I LOVE your pups! I have 5 of my own and adore them all (plus their horse & cat siblings). Looking forward to following your blog!

  14. Beautiful pic. We got 5 inches of rain in the Shenandoah Valley and needed every bit. Amazingly the brown grass has even started to turn green again.

  15. texwisgirl: Thank you so very much!

    Joe: Thank you. I wish we had gotten some more rain, but I'm grateful for whatever comes down here.

  16. whaty a great and dramatic sky

    Looks like a watercolor

  17. Upupaepops: I lived such a cloudless life in LA for over 30 years that I love it here when the sky gets dramatic like that.

  18. It is beautiful there! It stopped raining today but it's suppose to rain all week in New England!

  19. Great quote! As always, wonderful pics with your last couple of blog entries (I just got caught up). Loved the coyote pics & hearing about the oral communications between her and your dogs. Yesterday, it threatened to rain in the morning (here in Burbank) but it always just seems to threaten and not produce any rain. So, I put Sydney out in his sunning tank in the garden. Just when I was putting Pocahontas into the other sunning tank, it started pouring out of nowhere! Poor Syd didn't know what to do! I don't think he's ever been rained on before. He seemed completely perplexed. It was kinda funny:) I thought you could use a little laugh thinking of my lizard sitting there & not knowing what to do!

  20. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm following your now. Very interesting you have interests in all things I do and you live in CA where I lived for 60 years before coming up here to Alaska. I'm enjoying reading over your blog I love the high desert like you live in.

  21. Beautiful scenery in your photo above ! Sad to say goodbye to your husband, but sounds like it's the best plan for Samson to stay with you for a while. Have fun :)

  22. We are also keenly awaiting the first summer rains,it is incredibly dry here.Enjoy!

  23. Una foto estupenda de un lugar bellĂ­simo. Saludo

  24. Beautiful picture;it has dried out here in NY, but it also got really cold. Just wanted to thank you for visitng my blog and your gracious comment. Have a blessed week!

  25. Deborah: It's supposed to rain here too, but it usually passes us by. Dark clouds on all side but no rain.

    Rachael: Poor Sydney, that must have been a shock.

    Nan: I will continue to read/follow your blog. What an adventure you set out on.

    Liesl: Our rains come now that summer is over, it's so interesting to read on the blogs about the different weather all around the world.

    Lynda: I hope to have a lot of fun with Samson. With old dogs around it will be fun to have a young one here too.

    Jose: Gracias!

    Toyin: Thank you for visiting my blog as well.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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