empty rooms

Sunset Hill, Lee’s Ridge, furniture and personal items cleared out.
table covered with books wall covered with pictures
This table was in the alcove to the left of the chimney. Photos of Joan and the Bills on the table and wall.

Sophia Exeunt

Sophie died five years ago today. We’d been on our morning walk. Back at the house she died.

dog hole

She lay in state for the day in her nest next to the window.
Friends came to visit, say one last goodbye. Tears were shed.
Sophie went the distance, she was almost 16.
We buried her at sunset, planted a quercus robur on top her grave.
This photo was taken November 17, 2015, the last made while she was alive.