Moments Like These Are Felt Deeply

in Hive Pets2 months ago (edited)

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Cool, Soft, Green Grass On A Warm Summer Morning ..

How about it? I know it felt good on my bare feet, so I only assume those who spend most of their time at ground level, like Molly, are enjoying it too. Whenever we go up to my cousins place in the heart of Amish country, I truly believe that Molly looks forward to the time spent in their back yard. While looking for a place to go to the bathroom, she usually heads toward the very back of the yard. It is up hill and far out of the way.

She loves it up there for whatever reason. I can't blame her, because the view from that area of the yard is very nice. We can see out into the valley for miles! Rolling green for miles and miles.


Sometimes we just stand there and soak in the peace and tranquility that sort of blows around in the air. The light breezes bring along with them the sound of birds busy gathering food and chirping out to their friends. Since they are aloud to have burn barrels up here, we often smell the light sent of smoke, that I usually equate with autumn not summer.

The occasional sound of 'Clippty-Clop' from Amish horse and buggies can be heard coming from the distant roadway.. a sound not at all unfamiliar to the area locals. Molly seems not to be bothered at all by the sound coming from the horse shoes clopping against the hot black-top drive. She has become used to hearing it. This could be an indication we are spending more than our fair share of time up here for visits.


Now, If I could just get Molly to turn around for a photograph that isn't of the back of her head. Is she enjoying the view, enjoying the sounds of Lancaster County, or just avoiding the camera? Hmmmm. Not quite sure, but I am going to try my best to get a good one!

I try calling her name and that just makes her move closer and out of focus. When I try again for a shot, her head spins right back around toward the valley.




I'll back up and try one more time, then leave her alone to enjoy the view and coolness of the grass.

And she follows me again!


Wait! She's sitting down and allowing me to take a few good ones!!!



Awesome!! Now for a few close ups with a short depth of field...



And just when I think she's done ..

A cute shot appears and I take it!

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That grass is so soft and cool, how can she NOT take full advantage of it?!

I sat there with her for a little while, stroking her soft fur and letting it run through the tips of my fingers. I lay my hand on her chest, feeling every breath along with the thump, thump, thump of her heart. And my other hand rose to my chest so that I could feel my own as well. I thought about life and all of its complexities.

But it wasn't long before my thoughts soon faded to joyful times, careless days, and moments where I had never felt more human and happy to be alive.

Moments like these are felt deeply.. Are realized far to little and often far to late. I took my time and Molly took hers. I think this moment is one I will remember for a long time.

Not because of it's emotional complexity,

But rather the beauty of it's brevity.

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“Two such as you with such a master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar”

― Robert Frost

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Is she enjoying the view, enjoying the sounds of Lancaster County, or just avoiding the camera?

Well, how can dad not understand that his beautiful daughter enjoys beautiful nature?
And the camera will wait! 😊

I Know! What was I THINKING??!! lol. She's so stinkin cute that I can't help but want photos of everything she's doing.. Which is usually sitting, laying down, or sleeping.. hehehe.

Which is usually sitting, laying down, or sleeping

Everything is correct!
What do you want her to do?
She is a princess ❤️ , and therefore only this is part of her duties, and even condescendingly accept kisses and strokes from you just for the sake of a favor 🤣 🤣 🤣

Molly is one of the cutest!

😁 Thanks! We think so.. lol

I follow every post of yours, I like your Molly personally.such a nice pet.Molly always keep bringing us up like this.😇😇

Awww.. Thank you. That is so kind of you to follow along. I appreciate the support. Molly is our little sweetie for sure! 😁

Cutie Molly 😍

Thank you! 😊

Really Molly looks spectacular those pictures what a beautiful ambiance no doubt you can't help but photograph in that place. In an environment like that surely Molly is used to ☺️. Regards

Awww.. Thank you for the uplifting comment 😁 Molly is quite the content friend. We just love it up there due to its simple beauty and close family ties.

Glad Molly was feeling well enough to go on a trip! You did finally get some good photos of her. :))

Yeah, she didn't have any weird episodes and is doing a bit better. Not herself so to speak, but doing better. I think we just have to face the fact that her age is just now getting the better of her. We'll continue to pamper her and attend to her needs 😊 YES! Got some good ones of her actually looking at or at least towards the camera. 😁

I haven't seen grass that green for quite some time around here. In fact, I just mowed my lawn for the first time in about a month and a half yesterday. It has been crazy dry! It looks like Molly is loving it though. Our dog has a love/hate relationship with grass. She is funny like that. Especially when it is wet!

Yeah I know! Very green up in those parts. They have been getting a good bit of thundershower activity over the past month or so. Those storms usually fall apart by the time they make it to the Jersey Shore. We need the rain too. Our yard looks like a grass fire happened hehehe. So dry. The lake behind our home is so low too! Dropped about 3 to 4 feet over the last 4 months. Molly loves the green grass, but not around here and guess not up your way either.

Dang, that is pretty significant for an small inland lake like that. We got a bit of rain last week, but it wasn't anywhere near enough.

I'll have to find some photos for a good before and after. We need a nice steady rain.

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This is so beautiful and Molly is interesting to watch😍 Tell her I have her sister at home in Nigeria. And yeah, just how humans find comfort in some materials like furr, these animals also find comfort in same things. I noticed that my dog like sleeping on my duvet a lot. I love Molly colour 🥺 it's Unique. I love it @bdmillergallery