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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our three Labrador Retrievers.
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Each day Wendy and Catherine get home from Dock Diving (see yesterday's post), Wendy gets a bath with medicated shampoo.
Look carefully to see Catherine's t-shirt. It says "Diving Dock Dog" and that's a cartoon of Wendy doing a canon ball jump. ;)
Sunday, July 30, 2017
I have quite a few pictures here today! Our three-year-old Wendy is quite a canine athlete. In addition to participating in Agility Trials with the American Kennel Club, she is actively involved in Dock Diving Competition.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the results of the two-day competition!
Wendy needs just a few more qualifying jumps to be invited to National Competition that will be held in September. We're so excited!
We are so proud of Wendy and of Catherine!
This is such fun!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
This is the time of the year when the Rose of Sharon (Hardy Hibiscus) is blooming profusely in our garden.
What is blooming where you live now?
Friday, July 28, 2017
Our daughter, Catherine, owns a nearby office building where she has her CPA practice. She has quite a few plants in the waiting area near the front door and those plants were in need of re-potting and grooming.
Catherine started by bringing home just a few of the plants so I could work on them for her.
I also re-potted a jade plant that I will keep here at home for awhile in my "plant hospital" before sending it back to the office.
There are more plants at the office waiting to come to my "plant spa" for a refreshing day of grooming and re-potting.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
This critter made the mistake of passing through our back yard early one morning when I had the pups outside. He paused just long enough for me to take these pictures with my phone camera. Then he sprinted to the back corner of our property and jumped a four foot wall to escape.
These characters dig extensive tunnels that can destroy foundations of homes and make porches collapse.
Keep moving, Mr. Groundhog!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
As I was opening the drapes on the front of the house early in the morning, I saw the sun shining through the marigolds on the front porch.
Wow, what a beautiful way to greet a new day!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sometimes you just have to have some fresh fruit.
Then, while the door of the fridge is still open a can of real whipped cream falls into your hand and you become very artistic with it.
Oh, yes, it was delicious!
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sometimes we just have to get back to basics.
I made vegetable soup and bread one day and we enjoyed one of the best meals we had all week.
What is your favorite comfort food? ;)
Sunday, July 23, 2017
I took today's image during a performance of the Encore Band.
We were visiting my brother in Delaware, Ohio, at The Inn at Olentangy Trail, the gorgeous new assisted living facility where he now lives.
We were just lucky to be there at the right time to enjoy this group. They say they'll be back in a few months for an encore performance of the Encore Band. :)
Great people, great music.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
I took today's images at an Ohio Rest Stop on our road trip to visit my brother in Delaware, Ohio.
When we drove back and forth to ports every ten weeks before retirement we found and enjoyed many beautiful rest stops in other states, too.
All the best,
Friday, July 21, 2017
Does this critter remind you of your childhood?
Now we don't save them in jars, we enjoy them outside in the evening. Our dogs enjoy them, too, but they must not be as tasty as cicadas because Wendy isn't trying to eat them. ;)
Thursday, July 20, 2017
If you're on a diet, this might not be for you. But, then, there are exceptions, aren't there? ;)
In that image above is a Graeter's Ice Cream Cake. If you're from Cincinnati, you know about Graeter's Ice Cream. There is just nothing like it. Combine that ice cream into a cake and you've got the absolute BEST taste treat you'll ever find anywhere.
Yes, I think we should go buy another one so we can practice cutting it.... Yes, of course, that's a good reason to get another one....