Saturday, April 25, 2020

Getting Along in the Neighborhood

Wednesday it rained, Thursday was gorgeous, Friday it rained again.  That's spring for you!

We took the dogs for a long neighborhood walk and stopped a few times to visit on the street, always at a safe distance.  When we turned the corner onto our own street it seemed like the whole block was outside.  Our neighbor on the corner was planting flowers with her daughter, and when we stopped to talk she gave toys to Wally and LuLu, which they've been carrying around ever since.  You can see Wally has one of the toys in this picture.

And here he's keeping an eye on both toys:

Then along came our neighbor friend and his dogs from the end of the street.  The dogs played in the yard while we humans watched from the deck.  Again, we kept our distance.  You can see Bailey, a Goldendoodle, in the foreground of the picture below.

And the next pic is Lynus, another Goldendoodle.  I like how Lynus and his ball are the same color as everything else in the picture -- green, white, brown.

It was a good day.  Still feeling fortunate in our area with few COVID cases and plenty of room to get out and about.  We continue with safe practices and bide our time.  I hope you're all doing okay, too.  Be safe.  It has to return to normal some day, doesn't it?

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cherry Blossom Time

Still staying home and loving it on a day like this!  The cherry tree is just coming into bloom at our house.  If you like pink, it doesn't get much prettier than a branch of ruffly double cherry blossoms.

It's a half and half tree -- half pink, half white.  The white shows first, then for a spell it's pink and white at the same time.

Wet LuLu laying in its shade.

Wet Wally squinty eyed in the sun.

We'd all had a busy day working outside.  Well... Rich and I worked... Wally and LuLu made the work more fun.  In these pictures they were ready to call it a day.

Through a tangle of smoke tree branches just starting to bud you can see how the dogs got wet.  They especially enjoy helping Rich play with the hose.  There's our poor motor home just sitting there.  Not sure when or if we'll get to do this year's road trip.

We're doing okay and I hope you are, too.  I watch the news and know how lucky we are.  Take care, friends.