It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Beautiful "Moke" plate

I got a package in the mail yesterday!! MY PLATE IS HERE. My beautiful Julie Whitmore plate that I had Julie design and make for me. Julie is the pottery artist that lives in Cambria, California and wrote the lovely poem about Murphy, my sensitive and magical goat. This is the first piece of pottery art that I have ever ordered from Julie and I can't begin to tell you how I feel about this plate.
The plate is in honor of our dog, MOKE, who died early this year. He was a German Shorthair Pointer that we found in a Mokeulmne River campground, tied to a tree. We brought him home with us. He was starving, had heartworm and was a very sick dog..., but he survived. We slowly nursed him back to health and he was the love of our lives for many years. This is a tribute to him and I'm so pleased with it.

Thank you Julie. This plate is wonderful. I love it. I love you for making it...., Farmlady, the chickens, the clouds, the colors and our beloved dog. Thank you so very, very much.

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9 comments:

Becky said...

It is a lovely tribute to Moke. And to your memories of him on the farm.

Jan Ely said...

How lovely! Love the edge of the plate, the colors, everything!

Reddirt Woman said...

Beautiful... and a wonderful tirute to Moke. I hadn't heard, or I should say, read Moke's story but I think you all and Moke ended up with an even balance...

I think she caught the essence of the love on both sides...

Thank you for sharing.

Helen

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dear Connie,

I can't tell you how pleased I am that you are so happy with this piece. Its why I make pottery, so that I might just bring a little happiness to someone. I was straightening out my studio this evening and came across the sketches I did of Moke. I love his story, and am so proud that you gave him the wonderful home and life he deserved.
xxx
julie

jojo said...

How wonderful that you were able to save Moke from a miserable existance and make such sweet memories together. I love the plate, it is a lovely tribute.
Love the new look too, especially the header!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

That plate just took my breath away. What a great idea for a tribute to your sweet doggie. xo, suzy

Karen Deborah said...

That is incredible, how beautiful.

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog again. Yes, I am lucky to live in two wonderful places! Diana and I are going to teach a class in Agoura Hills, CA in May, come join us! I love the plate. I'll have to look for her when I'm in Cambria. What a talent!

Eve said...

This is quite a cherished gift! And just beautiful!