This morning dawned clear and bright here on the hill where I live in Maryland, but the clouds slowly moved in, leaving behind a gray day with rain on the forecast. It’s currently in the 70’s and we have a sweet breeze but the humidity’s high. Tomorrow is slated to be more of the same and I have a dog who was long overdue for a bath, so I decided that today was the day.
My son came with me to the local Pampered Pet where you can give your dog an inexpensive self-wash and then use the blower to get most of the moisture out before drying off with towels. George doesn’t seem to mind it all, although he’s not fond of the elevated tub and he has never, until today, gone up the ramp on his own. With my son there today, he did. Good boy, George! I’d planned to get a picture or two of him getting his bath but when I went to pull out my cell phone as my son was washing him, I realized I’d left it at home. Boo.
I took these photos after we returned.
He’s sitting under the dining table in the breakfast nook. The entrance is up a short flight of stairs. I’m standing at the bottom and taking the photo through the wood railing.
Here he is at the top of the stairs, looking . . . actually, I don’t know what you’d call this look. But he sure isn’t completely dry yet.
Today would have been a good one to get some work done in the yard, but I’m still babying this knee which I have braced almost constantly.
When I woke up this morning – way too early for a Saturday – I saw my husband walking the trail around the property and wondered when I’d be able to do that again. He told me later that he came upon two bald eagles in the driveway. From a distance, he could hear them making noise and when he got close to them, he saw that they were mating, which is what he suspected. When they realized they weren’t alone, they took off – first flying low down the driveway, then up and away out of sight. Now, that’s not something that happens every day, is it?
And speaking of the driveway ~ yesterday at dusk, when I was coming home with our Friday night take-out, I came upon thousands of small black butterflies (or moths?) all along the driveway. The driveway is 1/3 of a mile long, most of it passing through woods before coming to the main road. It was a beautiful sight to see all that fluttering under the canopy of the woods in the evening.
Not a very well composed image here because of the chin area. That’s his tail you see in the background under his chin.
But he sure is clean.
Last night, I watched a movie I really enjoyed. It came highly recommended from my blogging friend, Beth, so I ordered the DVD from Netflix. Larry Crowne stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts and I’m not even going to say another word about it. But I’m watching it again before I send it back – and that’s not something that happens every day, either.
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And now, for something different (and maybe to become a regular feature) ~
These are posts, photography and otherwise, that I found interesting this past week. All are from my blog roll, and this is just a short sampling so if you don’t see yours here, it’s not because I don’t find you interesting. It’s because I needed to limit it to seven ~ I think that’s a good number.
Enjoy your weekend, my friends – wherever you are and whatever you have in store. Until next time, then . . .