Her funeral was this morning. It's a lovely October day, cool and breezy with lots of sunshine. Diane was a loyal University of Iowa Hawkeyes fan. They played the Iowa fight song at the end of the funeral. The Hawkeyes have a bye week, so no football game today. Good thing. We laughed that Diane would come back and haunt anyone who planned her funeral the same day as a home game in Iowa City.
Afterward and I spent a couple of hours outdoors with Phoenix and Banner. Not training. Not doing anything in particular. I got my camera and sat in the grass and watched them play. I tried out Banner's brand new sit/stay to take some head shots. They were easier to take than the running-amuck-with-a-ball shots but not really as much fun.
I'll share them, just because they are full of joy and the beauty of being alive on an autumn afternoon.
|Just because he can.|
|Hello, love. Come here often?|
|Look! Proper ears! Without tape!|
|Ears! Seriously! I'm absurdly excited about this!|
(Harry Potter fans will get it. The rest of you muggles have to figure it out yourselves.)