I can't wait until it starts warming up and my flowers will pop up from the ground.
So pretty and warm.
Green grass and growing pumpkins.
You may wonder why I am in a hurry for grass and warmth.
This is why!
Such a muddy mess.
I miss the snow and cold. It keeps everything in check until Spring.
My garlic is coming up the horses are a mess and the lilacs and viburnums are getting buds.
It just seems too early. I know that we will have freezing temperatures and the blooms
will be damaged.
Just look at how cute Smudge was (and still is of course).
This photo should have given me a clue about future behavior.
This should have also been a small indicator of things to come.
I thought it was so cute that she would climb up into the chair from the side.
What was I thinking?
Poor Gus...he has to watch so many bad things.
I put Smudge out only for a moment. I was inside putting my coat on. Getting ready to
go to the shop to work on concrete. When I reached the door...this is what I saw.
Bad, bad Smudge.
Look at that chair...
The chair that my dad made.
I didn't mean to do it!
Besides....you forgot about it soon enough.
You forgot because of what Zippy did.......
At least I am not as bad as Zippy.
Okay, Smudge....I will give you that.
Zippy did get in trouble.
What's a Terrier to do????
I mean..it was just a little skunk..
Here little skunk..
I think that I smell pretty good...
At least I am clean and sparkling white.
He may be clean and sparkling white, but boy does he stink.
A 2a.m. skunk encounter is not a fun thing to deal with.
I did find that a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap
did the trick.
The only problem is that skunk oder sticks to everything.
I never really understood just how powerful skunk scent was.
I can only imagine the surprise that Zippy had when he had his mouth just in perfect
chomping position...only to be sprayed full force by the most powerful scent
known to man.
It has been so beautiful and clear.
A small Hawthorne tree.
I love the moss covered base of this tree.
I found this spongy piece of wood with some sort of insect tunnels running through it.
Thought it was pretty interesting.
Another view of my "Thinking Place".
I know what Zippy is thinking.......
Here little skunk.....
You would think that a skunk encounter would deter a terrier....
Nope..Only makes him want one even more.
I have been very busy making concrete stumps.
This is a large planter.
Approx. 17" tall.
A stump stool/side table.
Another view showing the top.
I did an experiment with a heart shaped rock embedded into the concrete.
I think that I like it.
Using my models for size comparison.
Another stump stool/side table.
All hand carved Faux Bois concrete.
I bet that I will get you next time....
We had a very small dusting of snow this morning.
Warm enough for the minis to enjoy.
It has been so warm this winter that I think they are enjoying this!
Smudge loves it!