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published in Beauty, Dogs, Gardening, Home, Inspiration by Maryanne | August 2, 2017 | No Comment

Gratuitious Sex Garden Scenes

 

Shade garden in back yard

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”

– May Sarton

Hah…couldn’t resist having some fun with the title of this blog! A little gardening humour to get your attention 🙂

I am in Los Angeles this week, so for today’s blog I thought I’d share a few photos from my garden in Sidney by the Sea.

Enjoy!

My patio flowers

 

Crazy daisies!

 

Grapevine – Part 1

 

Grapevine – Part 2!

 

Sadie after she bit the heads off the marigolds 🙁

 

Pretty little garden at the front of the house

 

 

Beautiful begonias!

 

Happy Hydrangea…

 

 

Giant Sadie in front in front of the gnome home & hobbit hole 🙂

Do you have a garden? If so, I’d love to see some pics of yours!

“Gardens are a form of autobiography.”

– Sydney Eddison

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here.

 

published in Animals, Beauty, Dogs, Greeting Cards, Inspiration, Pets, Photos by Maryanne | February 12, 2017 | No Comment

For the Love of Dogs – Photo Greeting Cards Capture Canine Spirit

 

Dog card #1: Soda in the bushes

“Dogs do speak but only to those who know how to listen.”

– Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Do you know a dog-lover?

Then you might find our delightful dog photo greeting cards of interest! They make a perfect card to send to someone who loves dogs 🙂

Created by Maryanne Pope of Pink Gazelle Productions, these 5 photo greeting cards beautifully capture the canine spirit of Maryanne’s beloved dogs (past and present): Sable, Soda & Sadie.

Here are the 4 remaining cards in the 5-pack of dog cards:

 

Dog card #2: Sable & Soda in snow

 

Dog Card #3: Smiling blind Sable

 

Dog card #4: Sad Sadie with dog bowl

 

Happy Sadie on shell beach

To order the cards…

The 5-pack of dog cards are $19.95.

To purchase the cards, please visit the PGP on-line store.

“I don’t really understand that process called reincarnation but if there is such a thing I’d like to come back as my daughter’s dog.”

– Leonard Cohen

Related blogs by Maryanne

Tough Love and the Cone of Cuteness

Remembering Sassy Super-Model Sable Pope

When Caring for a Sick Pet Calls for Sleeping in the Driveway

Sadie’s Story – the Path of a Pet

Blah, Blah, Blah…Ginger

Parenting Pets – Why We Fuss Over Our Furry Friends

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here.

published in Beauty, Dogs, Health, Inspiration, Life Balance, Writing by Maryanne | October 18, 2016 | 6 Comments

Writing, Resting & Watching the Waves on the Oregon Coast

 

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Watching the waves in Newport, Oregon

 

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hallo and Happy Wednesday from the stormy Oregon Coast!

Sadie and I took the Pope-show on the road this week and are hunkered down in a cozy hotel room in Newport, watching the waves roll in. I am working on the next rewrite of the God’s Country screenplay, about silent screen star, Nell Shipman. I have lost count of the number of rewrites I have done on this script, which tells me I may, at long last, be on the home stretch.

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Card-making station

In the evenings, I am continuing to make my photo greeting cards to sell in the PGP on-line store and at two upcoming Christmas Craft Fairs in Sidney.

Unfortunately, my cluster migraines are back and I don’t think the pounding surf is helping them any! I hadn’t had migraine headaches for about 4 years, so I was hoping they were gone for good. Nope 🙁

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Smiling Sadie on the beach

And my ball-obsessed Retriever is not allowed to retrieve the ball. Sadie has been cut-off. Her arthritis has really flared up over the past few weeks and she’s been limping. So here in Oregon, she is on a strict regime of on-leash beach walks – which makes for some interesting moments for me. In her mind, if she isn’t allowed to chase a ball, then a seagull will have to do…except that we are attached via the leash, so when Sadie chases a bird full-speed ahead, I do, too 🙂

Interestingly, between the cluster migraines knocking the stuffing out of me and Sadie being on a restricted exercise regime, this Oregon retreat is forcing both of us to take it down a notch or two – which is always a good thing, now and then.

Here are a few more photos from Oregon:

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grass-and-beach-newport-oregon

 

sunset-on-oregon-coast-with-orange-sky

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MA & Sadie selfie 🙂

Take care and I hope you have a happy & healthy week!

Related blog by Maryanne

Migraine Madness – Lessons From a Powerful Sea

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.