On Saturday my son’s family had an away football game ( grandsons’ ) to attend and then a wedding to go to afterwards ( family style…out in the country…a few photos that they shared showed people sitting on haybales and most of the girls wore boots with their fancy dresses :)
Since they’d be gone for such a long time they requested that I check on Merle, which I did twice, and I took my camera along.
One of my neighbors gave me some black eyed Susans awhile ago to transplant and here is just one of her borders…you can see she had plenty to spare. Then the way the sun was shining down on these grasses in another neighbor’s yard caught my eye :
Prior to that, cutting through the yard of my sister’s MIL, whose house is behind me, I took a photo of her hydrangea beginning to change. While mine is a Pee Gee and is white turning pink, hers is a Limelight which is usually of a lime green hue.
This year it did not get very green at all ( due to the extreme weather changes that we kept having? Not sure. ) At any rate, now it is turning pinkish, as mine does. But hers doesn’t usually do that either. Bottom line, her hydrangea is behaving strangely this summer :)
While I am on the subject of flowers ‘turning’, my Autumn Sedum is just beginning to do so and while it shows barely any color at all yet, the bees are swarming all over it.
As to Merle, I took a Dollar General 1.00 rope ball that was starting to unravel here, and put it into a sock. Ta Da ! a brand new toy to amuse him.
Wait ! Who is that?
It’s the mailman! My son’s mailman is quite familiar with Merle. They’ve been friends since Merle was a very excited young puppy and piddled on the mailman’s shoes when my DIL let him outside one day.
So the USPS mail was delayed for a minute or two while Merle tried to engage the mailman in a tug of war and the mailman asked me if I’d ever noticed how Merle curls up one side of his lip to smile?
Yes I have :)
I honestly think that I love Merle more than my own dogs. I think that it is because Jugsy was already grown, a rescue from the Humane Society, and Lily was also grown, taken in when a neighbor had to move. Merle was a tiny little pup that my sons’ family got at Christmas and I watched him and helped potty train him and just bonded with him since he was a baby.
Merle says ” Of COURSE you love me more! I am WAY CUTER than those other two. Now can you PLEASE stop thinking about it all, and just throw that tire-ball so that I can catch it! ”
If you are in the U.S.A I hope that you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. My son and DIL had a get-together on Monday afternoon with some friends and family. I made potato salad and there was more of the standard fare ; burgers and dogs, baked beans, pasta salads, desserts, etc. That was the first afternoon that it was starting to heat up again, but it was not too bad and the evening cooled off…lots of noisy kids running around having fun and Merle happy to get a burger all for himself :)