Sunday, June 26, 2011

R.I.P. My Sweet Bumble

To say that I am upset would be understating my emotion.  I have been around animals for years
and know all about loss.  However something this sudden is new to me and so difficult.
I know that all who read my blog realize how much I loved this dog.
She was a big sweet bright light to my day.
Her death was accidental and a complete shock.
I will miss her more than any words can state.

I know that many of you will want to know what happened....
She was accidentally run over in our yard by someone visiting our farm. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!!!  
(My dad when he was a wee child)
I know my post is a day after Father's Day, but things have been a bit busy this past week.

First..."we" detailed my dad's little red sports car as a partial Father's Day gift.

Then we had to spruce up the yard and gardens for a beautiful bride.
More on that below.

Then we had to take a walk.

We also had to feed and maintain the beasts.

I took these shots at night after seeing some of Lori Skoog's photos of her beautiful gardens at night. 
Love the bright colors!

This climbing rose is incredible!!!

You may all wonder why on earth I would have to wear a leash...
Well this nice lady Sandy Keys came over to photograph a beautiful bride (bride blurred to protect the time honored secrecy of the dress) in my yard.
I thought she really wanted to take pictures of know...
because I am so cute and all.  

I am so sparkly clean and I do smell good.  
At least Zippy thinks so.  

Hey...over here lady!!!

At any moment she will see me...and start snapping pictures like a 
I star-like qualities bright.
Who can resist such a cute face?  

I will just sit here and wait.

Hmmm....I guess that I will just have to do something to get attention.  

What can I do???

I tried mowing her down with a big stick and that didn't work..
I am going to have to find something...
Something to elevate my 

How about this folks???

Ha ha ha....

Have a great week!!!  

Monday, June 13, 2011

Predicting the weather and Gator rides.

I am late in posting this week!
Lots going on in the outside world.  
Trying desperately to get all of my garden in place and 
planting all of the flowers that I started from seed (what was I thinking???). 
I think that I got a little carried away when I started all of the plants.
My vegetable garden is very small and I have had to come up with creative
ways to make room for all of the plants.

When I uploaded the photos for todays post I saw that...
most of the pictures are of....
Go figure....

Here the little princess is grazing with her friend May.

Here she is surprised by the fact that May actually dared to touch her tail.

Hi Folks...
Bumble here. 
I have been predicting weather lately.  I go by the scientific data collected by the
use of my tongueometer.  

Here is an example.
Todays weather will be partly cloudy with a chance of scattered
gas....ummm....I mean thunderstorms.  

Chance of scattered gas...
Ha ha ha...
That's funny...right Zippy???

Um...Bumble....I think that you should have said 100% chance.

Congratulations to all of the high school graduates!
My niece and nephew both graduated this year!
I am very proud of both of you!

Bumble got a new groovy collar.
She also loves to hang her tongue over the edge of the deck. 
She can gather data for her weather forecasts.

It has been quite warm for Bumble lately.
All she wants to do is hang out on the deck and rest.

No air conditioning here! has only been in the upper 70s to low 80s, but without air conditioning....
Bumble is one lazy girl.  

Zippy is lost without his playmate.  

Wake up Bumble!

It has been very dry here lately.
Not good when you just put seeds in the ground.
Luckily though we have had a couple of small thunderstorms.
We were also very lucky to see this beautiful rainbow.  

It is kind of weak, but there are two bands to this rainbow.  

Beautiful sunset.

Here she is gathering weather data....with her tongueometer.

Looks like another scorcher today folks.

She kind of looks like her friends, Lily and Benny.

They are French Bulldogs and very cute.

Loved this little humming bird!

He put on a show.

I think this was his girl.

My dogwood in the back yard has really been putting on a show!  

I absolutely love this tree.  

Hey Zippy!

Do you want to go to Grammy's and check her flowers????

Of course!!!!

Let's go!!!

Hurry up!
What is taking you so long??

I had to turn around and check to see if you were coming.

Ha ha ha ha....I get to ride in the Gator...
Zippy has to run.....Ha ha ha...

Maybe you can run Bumble!

Who Me????
You must be crazy!
I am a princess that should be driven around.

Oh come on Bumble...It is only 200 feet away...I think you can do it.


See ya!
Man she is slow.

Okay......I finally made it!

That was rough!

Look Zippy!
I am mowing.

It can be my new summer job. 
You get to running involved.
Sounds like it is right up my alley. really are a pampered princess. are watered and we are ready to go home! hope that I do not have to put forth too much effort to get home.

Seriously....I already ran for.....a mile....or what seemed like a mile. 

Here we go!!!

Ha ha ....Zippy looks like a rabbit.

Just look at him go!

Ta da!

I got to ride!  

I am so happy!!!

Home Sweet Home!

I am worn out and it feels good!