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Jass Yesterday by brunette-from-oz
Jass Yesterday
For almost a year she has been crippled, the result of a horse kicking her on the beach. I gave up my town studio and came home so that I could lift her down the steps and massage her and take her to the vet and chiropractor. She had patience seeming to understand the process. The vet did not think she would support herself again because as well as the crushed spinal nerve, she is old and has arthritis.
For the last month she has been as sturdy as a rock and began getting up and down the steps alone. I never thought I would ever be able to take the dogs and my cameras to the beach together again To see her now is a joy. She can even swim and keep her feet when the big waves tug at her.
She is a super dog and I am so lucky. I did not mind being house captive once I set up my easels.
I should mention that the undemanding Quincy has taken all the changes to our routine in his stride and is capable of amazing sand froid.
Moment after moment
Day after day
The ocean speaks to me…
“You are small”.
I am. And glad of it.
In the relativity of my mind
I am thus, infinite.

I live in between two passionate forces.
Confronted by ocean to the east
ambushed by wilderness and desert to the west.

Where I live
mornings are doing times and as the winds bully the oceans
afternoons are the thinking, sheltered times.
A pattern of my life, of
Fishing, swimming, diving, hunting and beachcombing,
followed by the necessity of moving to shelter, to wonder and read and dream.

In water I experience a wonderful truant feeling.
It caresses my skin like a frisson of lust.
When the sea wind brawls and bashes his way from the south;
When the swell has hidden the horizon,
Our southern headland becomes the hero of the place.
We all say excitedly, “The point is working!”
The ocean is the supreme metaphor for change, to me.
Whales. cramps; caught in the rip, dumped until you know you are dying.
shark alert; baitfish balls; blinding sunshine shimmer and the moon who hides in troughs and rides on the crests.
It claims and redeems.
A supreme force for coastal-facing people
  • Mood: Joy
Yes...I know it really isn't what you would call winter to some of you!
However, it was a stupendous whale migration as they thundered past , flapping their fins and doing backflips.
There must have been a lot of fish in my part of the Pacific because the dolphins and sharks didn't need to worry each other.
Seven people made the usual mistake of swimming in overcast, and early and naturally got bitten for their trouble. (Sharks, Great White, not whales or dolphins)
One local lifesaver who lives here had his ankle bitten through and they are still looking for his Achilles tendon, I believe.
One or possible two lost their lives and they may have been tourists.
We have a hot spell. Our most deadly reptile here is the Common Brown. That's what we call him...and he is always a "he
Last week we had a hot spell and all these "hes," came wandering into the coffee shop, the library and all along the shores of the beach.
A few chalkboards were put around the place all reading "Snakes in this area! (Most fell over)
Everyone's smartphone showed their own personal common brown snake. The local paper started a snake column.
Anyway, lots of fish, abalone and lobster and soon I'll post a pic of my heritage tomato bushes which will make you all sick with envy.
Spring brings the wasps, stinging blue bottles, swooping nesting magpies who are aimig at blondes this year. A few gouges close to some people's eyes...maybe tourists again.
The whales are now heading south and as I think we have convinced Japan to stop killing them, it should be a super happy bloodless time for them. What else?
Oh...We stopped the BIG gas and mining companies from drilling and fracking all along our rivers 'headwaters and across the Agricultural plains. One of the reasons I haven't been on as being an activist takes up so much time.
Now I am trying to convince everyone around here who has a spare bedroom, to take in a Syrian.
I have missed you all and even though I may not have commented on your pages, you are always in this brain that I am convincing to increase its plasticity.
Bye from me and the gogs and chooks and other animals.

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EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Thanks for visiting and for the favorite, Twiggy!  :sun:
Retro-Grade1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ever so much Twiggy for adding "Granite", and for your beautiful and touching comment, it means the world to me!!! :heart: :tighthug:
EmmaSloane Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Thank you for the favorite, Twiggy!  :heart:
2112yyz2112 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
I have noted you:)
Yes..... but I have noticed that they seem to be farther apart than most other dogs her size...... I sometimes would think I am grasping.... but when she walks slow or trots this also seems the case..... other dogs back feet seem to closer together.
brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner May 10, 2015   General Artist
Are you on facebook or email? note me if you are...or instagram
When she stands do both feet be absolutely at the same angle?
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