I’ve just raided the garden of my neighbors Brad and Dave (with their permission, and accompanied by their gardener) and filled in some spaces in these two little planters by my Studio. Those spaces, formerly occupied by interesting spiral seashells, were harvested by the dogs who removed them all and made an arrangement out of them on the lawn! Nope, not bones, boys, but it didn’t stop them from their larcenous ways.
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This Moss rose needed some paler companions.
Thanks, Brad and Dave, for filling in the empty spaces!
What did you do, Morrie?
Did the salt from the seashells make you thirsty, Diego?
When I wrote the “Underdog” poem this morning, I though Morrie would be a natural to illustrate it. If you have read that blog, you already know I had to use a stand-in. The photos below will explain why. I recruited a friend to help. We went through a dozen dog treats. This result is the photos below that I took out of my dead photo file to share. Lucky you! See the poem I was trying to illustrate HERE.
These don’t fit very well, Mom.
Nope. Not standing still for alterations!
Another dog treat might help.
Something seems to be slipping.
And I have a strange feeling on my tail.
A sort of heavy sensation
Are you sure other Superheroes are able to keep these things on?
Okay, now here are this week’s questions formulated by Cee, the mother of this challenge:
If you were having difficulty on an important test and could safely cheat by looking at someone else’s paper, would you do so? No
What things in nature do you find most beautiful? Insects, trees, flowers, birds, unusual details, angles and juxtapositions. Clouds.
Complete this sentence: When I travel I love to…watch people.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? As usual, the WordPress prompt inspired me. Today it was “Underdog” which I somehow transformed into “Underweardog” Nearly.
The combined effect of living above an inland lake surrounded by mountains and being 40 miles from Colima Volcano—one of the most active volcanoes in North America—makes for interesting weather during hurricane season. No wind, but our usually sunny mornings turn overcast and misty. The air is a bit cooler than usual, and when the volcanically-heated mineral springs empty into my pool and hot tub, it makes for some very atmospheric scenes. Pasiano was in the process of clipping and cleaning up, getting ready for the lush growth of the rainy season. Morrie, as usual, made his mark on the occasion. Who could have staged that? Who would want to? Hope you enjoy these scenes of my terrace, pool and garden.
Needed: Innovative recycling ideas for 30 rolls of chewed up TP. Extra points for artistic uses. (If you are new to this story, better have a look HERE first.)
Morrie, want to tell the folks what you did tonight? Morrie? Do you? Want to tell them why the sewing machine is out in the hall? Want to tell them why the drapes are tied up in a ball? Want to tell them what that is in your mouth,Morrie??? (Morrie looks a bit stunned at the prospect, or perhaps this is a look of uncomprehending innocence? Tune in later for the rest of the story.)