Solstice walking, chasing a ball, and the light
On the afternoon of the solstice, I needed to stretch my legs, and so did my pup. Our neighborhood has some lovely homes and cool little gardens, but it’s really about the bluff and its views. Nestled below the bluff is the Dog Bowl, nature’s perfect little dog park. The area is packed with anise and mint plants in the shrubberies, but there is also a lot of open area to walk and run. It’s a good spot to get out and chuck a ball. Never mind the mud. Jackie Chan raced after a round rubber object thrown repeatedly like a dog possessed.
Seems wacky to me, but you should see the look on his face when I didn’t throw it right away. The weather was perfect, and the setting sun on the shortest day of the year made for spectacular light. Along with watching the graceful and powerful way my dog runs, I left with a smile on my face. Then it was home for a nice shared meal with my neighbors. Happy Winter, everyone.