So, when I saw this, it made me incredibly
|It is blooming and putting out leaves!!!|
And, the pollen counts and weather have been cooperating lately, so I've been spending more time outside again. Have I mentioned before that I love my deck? I do, and I really want to replace it/spruce it up. Eventually, I may see about extending the roof so that it is covered and I can sit outside when it is raining, but that is a project for another year. :-) No one told me when I bought my house that I would perpetually have projects that I want to do on it. Don't get me wrong. I love my house as is, but I keep looking at things and thinking, "this room would be better if..." One of these days, I'm going to look around and say, "this house is perfect." At least I hope so!
|I'm not sure the dogs like spending the afternoon/evening outside as much as I do.|
Compost bin update:
So, the inexpensive option is not going to work for me... The youngest digdogs figured out how to get into it, and had a grand old time playing in the leaves. Once they were done, this is what it looked like:
|This is actually about 2 weeks ago. They have since spread the leaves around the yard further through play.|
So, I'm kind of back to square one, and will probably be buying some wood and power tools in order to build something that is dog proof. I was really hoping that the cheap option would work, at least for a while! I saw some pictures of a 3 bin system, which look like they might be workable. They better be pretty big bins, though, as the leaves you see in this picture is only half of my front yard, and the front trees have since lost the last of their winter coat (what kind of tree keeps hold of its dead leaves until it grows new ones, anyway???), along with boatloads of what reminds me of the pollen stamens of non-bearing mulberry trees.
Taking pictures of the animals is always a bit tricky:
|Are they real, or are they Robo-dogs?!?!?|
I love this picture except for the eyes--It shows that Ginger is finally warming up to Sassy, and that they could eventually become friends. I keep hoping, anyway. I have other pictures of them together under the table, which is Ginger's safe place, but they are either too dark, or Ginger looks incredibly sad and long-suffering.
|See? dark AND sad.|
But then they do crazy stuff like this:
|I'm really a cat, mom! I promise!|
Ginger usually does stunts like this when she feels like I'm spending too much time focusing on something other than her--in this case, it was my computer, as I was working on grading.
And, when they are just being cute and sweet, it is often so fleeting that, once you get your camera, you've missed it. I was lucky to catch Ginger cuddling with Bubba, though.
|My roommate actually took the picture--I'm quilting in the background.|
|These mini roses were really beautiful before Spring Break, I promise!!!|
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