Friday, February 18, 2011

Peaceful fellow, blue sky day and her time

- This peaceful fellow at the Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia last Saturday. He was comfortably in the shade at the caretaker's cottage area, gave me a look when I rolled down my car window to say hello, then went back to watching for his person.

- A beautiful blue sky day in Atlanta on Thursday with the temperature reaching 70 degrees, giving me the inspiration to clean the junk mail out of my car after I got home from work and give it a quick inside dust.

- Having dinner with an old friend who tells the favorite part of her day: she must drive her car to a mall parking lot and take a shuttle bus to the university building in which she works. This gives her a half hour to read on the bus before and after work. This is her time to do what she loves most.

I hope you find time to do something good for yourselves this weekend, my friends. Hope it is a great one!


Fireblossom said...

On work days, I like to read a book during my lunch and breaks. It's nice to step out of my workaday world and into someone else's for a few minutes. :-)

Lance said...

That time on the bus sounds like a great start to the day!

And - love the picture of the dog - what a friendly guy!

TALON said...

Lynn, you captured his owner-intent look perfectly! :)

It's nice to have those times when there is nothing you can do, but relax and enjoy the ride.

Have a beautiful weekend - I won't tell you how jealous I am of your 70! But I'm glad you've got it :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm packing to go to AZ for a week, and the weather forecast is for thunderstorms and rain, so I'm a bit pissed off. I can stay in the UK for that kind of weather!

Cute photo of the pooch sitting n the shade. :)

Have a good weekend!

Sparkling Red said...

There's something very soothing about that doggie.

I know how precious uninterrupted reading time is. I used to take a train twice a day and I got lots of reading done on it. Now I take a bumpy, lurching bus, and it's impossible to read because of all the movement. I miss my reading time.

sage said...

Great looking dog. Although I have never been much of a big city person, I've always enjoyed public transportation and the ability to read while riding

Lynn said...

FB -

I agree. I like to have a book on CD in the car for my commuting time or any time that I'm out in the car during the day.

Lance -

The dog didn't move a muscle. I liked him. :)

Talon -

He put me in mind of Greyfriars Bobby - a terrier in Scotland who kept vigil over his dead master's grave for 14 years. The cemetery people fed him. I was fascinated with the story when I was in Edinburgh - there is a statue dedicated to Bobby.

Joe -

I never think of it raining in Arizona - interesting. I hope you have a good trip and wave toward Atlanta when you fly over. :)

Sparkling Red -

I used to take the train downtown when I was going to school and found it impossible to read or study because of the distraction of other people. A truly interesting experience that I don't miss much.

Sage -

I used to use that time to study other people - there were so many interesting situations. One young lady used to get on the train downtown with office clothing on. She would pull a hoodie out of her bag and pull that on over her work clothes, pin up her hair, put MP3 earphones in her ears, pull the hood over her hair and get off the train. Looking like an entirely different person. Clearly she was trying to hide that she was working from someone.

Granny Annie said...

Love the doggy's chest plate. Is that part of a harness I wonder?

Wish you had not reminded me of cleaning out cars. Our van needs to be cleaned in the worst way.

I remember the joy of grabbing free moments to read in the midst of each days chores and projects

Laura said...

Fellow Atlantan found you thru Claire's 3BT. I'll be stopping by often - very nice blog.

Maude Lynn said...

What a beautiful dog!

Anil P said...

And he's got a tie of his own, or is it a bib? Either way, he looks regal in his attire.

A window seat in the bus makes the travel interesting.

Riot Kitty said...

The only thing I miss about riding the subway is having that time to read. I'm jealous of your weather, too - we had snow and hail this week!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

It's a bandanna. Clearly someone takes good care of this pet.

And it is a joy to find time to read like that - I also relish the music I listen to in the car.

Laura -

Thank you - her blog was my inspiration by way of Whitney Wilkinson's Glimpses of Grace. Whitney is a good friend who lives in Texas and I borrowed her habit of always including a photograph.

I am so glad you stopped by and look forward to your comments.

Mama Zen -

I thought so, too.

Anil P -

He does look regal - that is a bandanna he is wearing.

And I well remember your wonderful post about passengers' books of choice on the commuter train.

Riot Kitty -

The weather right now is how I wish summer felt down here. I have a sense of impending dread of the boiling hot summer.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ He almost blends in with the lawn! Your temps sound marvelous!!!!!!!!!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Thought that was a coyote for a minute- Looks friendly th
70-? we had 2 days of windy 50, now back to high of 30- Lucky you!
Sometimes I like paying attention or conversation instead of reading.
Have a great week-end!

desk49 said...

Waiting for the one
long gone to return

temp high
junk mail gone
now my car
can scoot along

Thirty to and from
getting to read a lot
is not for everyone
but for her it is quite grand
it makes her day cross
the universality land.

Lynn said...

lg -

I'm not quite ready for it to hot yet, but the warmer temps have been nice.

Snaggle -

I am giving an update on the dog today.

Ellis -

I like the part about the car scooting along. It probably is getting better gas mileage now. :)

Jannie Funster said...

Reading on the bus would be a great little respite indeed.

Such a cute doggie. Hope his person is alive.


Lynn said...

Jannie -

The caretaker seems to be the person. :) Yes, alive.