Saturday, June 29, 2013

Morning Puppies

Everyone has their morning routines, right?  Well, this is ours.  Whoever’s on the couch has a puppy on each side.  LuLu likes to cuddle and she usually brings a toy with her.


Wally will always have a sock.  Don’t even try to take it away from him.  He guards it with a pretend fierceness.  He’ll give it up when he knows morning puppy time is over.


By the way, I promised Rich I wouldn’t photograph him in his morning attire, but he’s pretty cute, too.

Have a happy weekend!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Coffee or Tea?

Just a little pretty from the garden.


Gee, look at all that yellow.  Guess I’ve got a thing for it this year.  Have a happy day!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Is it Dinner Time Yet?

Granted, it’s been a little busy around the Miller residence lately, but could we possibly forget to feed these guys?  They sure know when it’s dinner time, and LuLu knows exactly how cute we think this is.


With their evening meal they each get a dollop or two of canned food with their dry.  They think it’s just the most delicious treat.  Wally always waits right here while it’s being dished up.  He can barely contain himself.

We all wish you the best Saturday fuzzies a day can bring.  See you again soon!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I Love Color

When the flowers bloom my heart is happy.


I smile at the warmth of sunshine in a pot.


I’m charmed by the sweetness of a delicate pink.


A vibrant red wakes up my senses.


And, of course, everything looks better with a little gold.


Have yourself a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Yellow Sneak Peek

It’s not happening real fast, but the house is getting painted.  Behind LuLu you can see the first coat of yellow on the south side of the house.  It will look better with a second coat.  The chartreuse Lady’s Mantle along the path is not a very complimentary color with the yellow, but it will be backed soon enough by a sizeable hydrangea in a pinkish blue.  Unfortunately the young hydrangea has taken a beating with Wally and LuLu crowding around the base of the ladder.  It lost a branch the other day, tsk, tsk.  Just when this bed was starting to look a little better, and I had hopes that my white Lily of the Nile would bloom again. . .


Rich is being as careful as possible with the garden.  He pulled the honeysuckle away from the house so he could paint behind it, and here he’s tying it back up again.  This photo shows the yellow with a second coat.  In some lights the color looks brighter, but this was an overcast day.  I like this shade and I feel a little less nervous about it now.  I think I’m going to love our yellow house.


My retired Rembrandt doesn’t seem to be in a hurry.  He’s taking his time and I’m not concerned.  He stops for lunch with me and has dinner on the table when I come home from work.  He also does a little housework, runs errands, cares for the lawn, washes the cars, and takes the dogs out for exercise.  What a guy!  Gee, Father’s Day is coming up.  He probably deserves a break, doesn’t he?

I hope this day finds you well and happy.  I’m looking forward to the upcoming weekend.  Nothing special, just a little extra time at my favorite place on earth – home.  See you soon!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Painting Begins

When I came home for lunch on Friday I found Rich on the ladder,  the house undergoing the change from earth tones to bright yellow and white.


And this is what was going on under the ladder.


Faithful Wally and LuLu, staying as close as possible.  We all had lunch on the deck and then it was back to our respective jobs.  It’s going to be a gardening and painting kind of weekend.  I hope I’ll have more progress to show you soon, but painting the eaves is a painstakingly slow process, and all will require two coats.  I’ll pop in again soon.  Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Oh, Hi!

After days and days of rain, we finally have some sun to bring the blooms back to the flowers and let us resume the business of enjoying the outdoors.  Here, Wally and LuLu are pausing mid-play to send a happy hello to all of you.


Okay, back to play, now . . .


There are busy days ahead with picking up the gardening where I left off, and Rich will begin painting the house soon.  It’s getting a bath and some primer in spots, and then a brand new color.  I’ve always wanted a yellow house with white trim, so that’s going to happen this summer.  I’m a little nervous about the change, but I think it will be pretty and cheerful, and change is good, right?  I’ll keep you up to date on the developments.  Enjoy your weekend!