Friday, April 27, 2012

Epilogue

We buried Miss Ewenice out back on the hill next to Miss Aria. There was a mix up at the rental shop and Saint Tim had to hand dig her grave. It was late and we were a mix of tired, sad, mad and numb. Afterwards I finished up the nightly chores, gathered up Blossom, a couple coffee cups and my camera that I had accidentally left in the barn (!) the night before and we slowly headed for the house.

The sun was setting and the yard was all in shadow. We have had such beautiful skies and sunsets all spring and I turned to look over my shoulder to look...and saw it. One remaining patch of sunlight. The only patch of sunlight in the entire yard. Under Renny and Ewenice's favorite tree.





And I took one last picture.

33 comments:

amyfibre said...

Beautiful tribute. My heart hurts for you. Sending hugs.

Susan said...

Loving them so much can lead to such heartbreak. But it's always worth sharing your life with them. She was such a lovey.

Michelle said...

I'm not sure I could have composed myself enough to take a picture; I think I would have dissolved on the spot.....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So very sorry for the loss of Miss Ewenice! How blessed she is to have a lasting memory!

Jody said...

Please don't make me cry.
I have lost several of my own precious sheep angels too ...sniff.

gtyyup said...

So sorry to read this post...I know how all our critters are just like family. I'm sure you'll see her again~

Nancy K. said...

She's still with you.

(((HUG)))

Lori Skoog said...

Sara...you are killin' me with these posts. Beautiful.

Benita said...

I think she gave you one last gift - a ray of sunshine to bring a bit of joy to your aching heart.

Sheepmom said...

How incredibly poignant. Tears being shed for you in NY.

Anonymous said...

Ewenice is now a cloud sheep and we will look forward to the sunny days. Thanks you for sharing Ewenice with everyone.RC

Shirley said...

A beautiful tribute from nature. ((((Hugs))))

Anchor Cottage said...

You know, if you can make them cry, you're a great writer/photographer.

CathyD. said...

Oh Sara, I am so very sorry. I can't stop crying; for your loss of such a steadfast and patient friend, for the blessings of getting to know her through your words and meeting her and feeling her gentle gaze in return, and for the void she leaves within the flock. They will miss her steady, comforting presence. She had a long, wonderful life, thanks to you, and you gave her a beautiful voice. I will never forget her gentle, comforting friendship for Renny.
Love and Hugs to all,
Cathy
If you feel like sharing, I'd love to hear how she came to live with you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Miss Ewenice left you a little bit of sunshine! :)

Sue said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Miss Ewenice touched a lot of lives, and this was a fitting tribute. It's hard to outlive the ones we love.

Deb W said...

So very, very sad that Miss Ewenice is gone. She was everyone's favorite! So appreciated for how she was "foster mom' to many lambs. Keebs,Graham Lamb, Lorna Doone-buggy, Lalla/Lila and baby Blossom all benefitted from her calming maternal presence - and those are just the ones I know about. There may have been more.

I know she will leave as big a hole in the flock as she does in your hearts.

Linda said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...{{{{hugs}}}}

I need orange said...

I am very sorry for your loss. She was such a comfort to those who needed a steady presence.

Terry said...

That patch of sunshine on Ewenice's favorite spot is mystical.

Alice said...

That beam of light midst the pending darkness is thought to be a sign of peace from the heavens. That’s Ewenice’s thank you gift to you, Sara.

Christine said...

Tears. Just tears and a knowing virtual hug.

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small farm girl said...

I hate to hear this Sara. She will be missed.

Sherbet Sheep said...

I am very, very sad to hear that Miss Ewenice has had to leave her friends. I am shedding tears for her and everyone who loved her.
I do know for sure though that she is now in a blessed rainbow coloured place and that when we all meet each other again one day we will all be so very happy.
All my love and blessings from Sherbetx

Dreaming said...

Heavenly! Surely that sunshine is a sign. Love and hugs to you.

Ed said...

This just broke my heart, now I need Blossom pics to pick me up, sorry for your loss..

kenleighacres.com said...

The tears are flowing this morning. What a beautiful shot and so moving. Sending hugs to all of you.

schoonoverfarm said...

So sorry tp hear of her passing. It is hard to say goodbye to old friends.

cyndy said...

So sorry to hear that Miss Ewenice has passed away...she is unforgettable, and she had a good life at Punkin's Patch. Hugs to you~

farmlady said...

Never forget that you gave her a wonderful life.

Eleanor P said...

beautiful--as are you and yours.

Denise said...

Oh my Miss Ewenice has crossed over. How wonderful that you captured on film her light under the tree. She was indeed special.

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