In Perspective

After a shockingly large and depressing bill from the Honda dealer, I needed something positive to balance out the negative news I had just received.  It’s easy for me to slip into my “gloom and doom” room after a bit of really bad news.  So to combat that, I decided to spend time with Todd and the babies to put things into perspective.

I was hoping that enjoying play time with the family, on a crisp, beautiful, and colorful autumn afternoon, would help me move from my “gloom and doom” room into my “ain’t nobody gonna steal my joy” room.  Yes, the extremely large car repair bill does make me wonder things such as “How am I going to pay the bills?”  But spending time with my family, grounded me and gave me a sense that everything is going to be okay.  In this family time, I realized that what is negative will pass with the wind and what is positive in my life is eternal.

I hope you enjoy the following pictures of our time together today.  And, perhaps, if you are having hard times or feeling a bit low, our happiness will travel through the web and translate into a smile on your face.

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The setting for family time was amazing.

Todd agreeing to pose for me.

Jackson allow me to take his picture.

Jackson from behind.

Jackson talking.


Todd and Jackson playing tag.

More chasing.

More play time.

Baylee watching the show.

123 responses to “In Perspective

  1. If by “the babies” you mean your dogs, then you have a wonderful family. I have two cats that I love dearly, and they keep me smiling too. You, Todd, Baylee and Jackson are all very lucky.

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  3. Love, Love, Love the backdrop of the vibrant Fall colors with your beautiful Siberian…as you can tell from my blog…I adore Siberians…and I know that they do a lot of “talking!”

    When did you say you were bringing Jackson over to play with our “Siberian Craziness??”

    When di

      • I love Jackson, so hoping to hear more about his adventures in future posts…Playing with the Siberian Craziness here is an adventure for sure…and I’ll keep ya posted on her Page…we’re in FL, so it’s going to have to be a long-distance play date! Ha!!

  4. You have a beautiful family! Your pups are so cute. I have three little pups as well. I have a chihuahua, a pug, and a maltese/poodle. Granted, all three of my pups would only equal one of yours. LOL

  5. What a beautiful family you have! This post definately put a smile on my face. and this caption of yours “Baylee discussing politics with Todd” almost made me choke on my coffee. Wasn’t expecting a funny, but I’ll gladly take it. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Yup, made me smile. “I realized that what is negative will pass with the wind and what is positive in my life is eternal” – it so easy to lose sight of this but I wholeheartedly agree

  7. tree with beautiful leaves not ready to shed yet, and sky so blue just as my love for my family is true, and day is bright ..things will go right, my wife is beside me :)) then here comes my dog his ears are alert for my call, and he plays well with me and my family..and bill ? what bill ?

  8. That tree is magic! I’m serious. A perfect rainbow of color. It reminds me a lot of a tree in my complex I call the Rainbow Brite tree. My RBT isn’t at that stage yet, but I don’t mind, as I like having a few late color bloomers into the season when most of the other trees are barren. Glad to find your blog!

  9. Hi Seth,
    Beautiful pictures, and your dog is gorgeous! For some reason, I’m having trouble “liking” your post. I click and nothing happens! But I wanted to stop by and let you know I’m loving your photos. Also, thank you for stopping by and liking my post.

    • Yes, she is. She has been with us for 10 years now. Time files. It seems like she was just a puppy licking my face on the drive home from the pound.

  10. You have a beautiful family. 🙂 Jackson has GORGEOUS eyes. A husky, right? Only they have those striking ice blue eyes. Really nice photos. The trees by me are doing the same thing, the weird half green, half autumny, thing. I think it’s the bonkers weather we’ve been having. Some days it’s clearly fall, & then other days it’s like 70 something & feels like late spring. :/

    • Yes Jackson is a husky. He is a wonderful dog. His outside beauty matches his inside beauty.

      I don’t know why the trees are they way. To be honest, I don’t know if it’s odd or not. I don’t remember if it normally happens this way or not. 🙂 But it makes them beautiful.

      • It is a little out of the ordinary. The change is usually gradual but it happens in a way that we don’t notice. It seems to be happening a lot slower this year. I’m not sure why. I’d love to talk to a scientist that knows more about that sort of thing. Now you made me want to do research. 🙂

  11. Wonderful setting; beautiful ‘babies’ and great family – definitely something to smile about.

  12. You gave me a lift to my day. So glad that we connected! We owe a great debt of gratitude to our four legged friends. They make life so much more remarkable.

  13. Great post. So much around us that helps us gain perspective again. Thanks for sharing this. Your positive attitude is contagious. Thank you. Strength to you..

  14. The dogs are wonderful, but I have to admit I am a cloud junkie; that first shot took my breath!! I call those meat-cleaver clouds, which sounds a little grisly, but that’s what they look like to me.

    Thanks for stopping by my Kelly Tremane blog! 🙂

  15. A great family you have there to bring a smile to your face. The colors of the photos are so vivid. And the dogs really make your photos. What would life be like without our dogs? These photos are a nice change of pace.

  16. hi seth. your photos very impressive. and your dog very handsome.. hehe.. i term of perspective in photography, i think you meed learn something for adding the value of yr photos. what i mean is compositioning. let learn somthing here. dont deny the rule of third and try imagine triangle position where yr subject must be in that imiginary triangle.. just look closer to your photo and draw a triangle. it not nessesary have a bigher triangle but make sure it fit to yr focus subject.. i will explain it in my blog and thanks for visiting and like my blog, seth..cheer! azhararis, Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

  17. This post is a very compassionate. And I’m not only talking about the lovely and wise words you have written but also the emotion that the photos emit, compassionate joy. It sure did bring smile to my face after a long day, so thank you! : )
    Thank you for a like and a visit too, much appreciated!

  18. Pets are surely a great source of positivity. They seem to be eternally happy beings.. What a blessing God has given them..
    You surely have lovely darling dogs..
    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post.
    Have a Happy Day!

  19. Absolutely beautiful dogs!. The pic of Jackson talking is superb . Ive always loved huskies too & hope one day I will have a baby like your Jackson too :-))) Thanks for visiting my site 🙂 Julia

  20. Lovely images, while I will always be a cat person, I appreciate dogs, and have a soft spot for the husky/malamute type breeds. Your Jackson is a handsome lad, but looks like he has a lot of energy to manage 🙂

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