Monday, January 27, 2014
Is it Winter Yet?
I know that much of North America is being blasted by blizzards, but, apart from a couple of thunder showers earlier this month, it’s been so sunny and warm here on the Oregon coast you’d think it’s summer, except for the lack of flowers. I’m beginning to worry that we might have our winter in the summertime this year. It’s very pleasant to be outdoors, though.
In the photo below I just wanted to take a picture of Wally and LuLu in front of our newly painted deck furniture. They seem to think they’re being scolded if I tell them to sit when I don’t have a treat in my hand. Notice how they won’t look at me and they’ve got the sad eyes thing going on. I took one quick photo and then released them from their misery.
Rich thought he would try and help. He captured LuLu, but she doesn’t look much happier here:
Feels like summer, but looks like winter. Here’s Wally striking his typical pose. I must have a million pictures of him like this, as though I’ve taken just one photo of Wally and Photoshopped it onto different backgrounds.
We call this a Field and Stream photo:
And finally, a mess o’ puppies, worn out after a good long run on a feels-like-summer day:
2013 was our driest year on record, and 2014 isn’t shaping up much better so far. All those winter ponds that Wally and LuLu love to play in are drying up. Gardens need water. Wildfires are burning. And there’s still no rain of any significance in the forecast. Know any rain dances? We could sure use one! Have a happy week!