Saturday

payback for a wicked winter


Disclaimer to my Artist friends: being crafty can be a real challenge in NW summers. We had such a lousy winter that when the weather is good, I am drawn outside. There are gardens to tend, parks to explore, lakes and rivers to visit and mountains to hike....... so inside crafts just don't compete with those options.


We are currently having the kind of weather that helps us put up with our horrible winters. Absolutely beautiful blue skies and perfect temperatures sustained over several weeks. I got up early to take Connor to the park for some exercise. Focused, obsessed, addicted? All apply when it comes to Connor and a Ball. This past week I have been using a soft Frisbee like disk instead of a ball and he is getting the hang of it jumping up to catch in mid air. It went missing last night so the balls went to the park this morning. Maybe my Vet niece Emily can explain something...... why do dogs tend to run in a somewhat crooked position? I mean he is running forward but he is kind of at an angle. He has always done this and makes me wonder....... Anyhow when he plays fetch he refuses to take water breaks so when we get home he quickly plops down in the cool grass by his water bowl.


Sometimes I am afraid he will have a heart attack or something. It generally takes a bit before he settles down on my cold entryway tile for a long sleep.

So I am feeling the need to capture every corner of my home and garden on camera lately. My way of saying farewell to everything I have planted or tended to over the past 8 years. Here are some of my current blooms.........

















I really hope you are enjoying your weekend and doing what you LOVE to do!
Later....

5 comments:

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

I love your photographs and your pup is adorable!!! Found you thru Studio Calico! Have a great weekend!

Susan Beth said...

Love the photos - wish we had blooms here, but that will be another couple of weeks! Don't worry about the Mary Beth - I get it all the time. Thanks for checking in with the correction!

Rachael said...

Those are such beautiful flowers you have! I have a BLACK thumb i cant keep anything alive but bushes :-) i am envious! Oh and my dog Buddy (american bulldog) walks the same way, always had. I thought it was a breed thing, but i guess its not.. huh, interesting!! Thanks for the love on my blog :-) you made my day that much better!!

Beverly said...

I appreciated your comments on the Anti-Gosselin blog. I pray for them, too.

SchmeckyGirl said...

LOL! Barbara just apologized to you, but not me. LOL!!! Guess they see me as "trouble" too.