Who let the dogs out? Well, actually, I let some of them out, interrupting gardening chores today to help get the dogs out while most everyone was at the Reunion Picnic. Once a year, Homeward Bound takes over a local park where dogs from the “Class of 2000” on come together. It’s a great opportunity to see the results of our work in the happy faces of the adopted dogs and their humans. Here’s one group courtesy of my friend, Rob Kessel:
But what I was really referring to is how empty our “dorms” are after so many going-home celebrations last week. At least George will be on our list this week. Happy life, George!
But don’t feel sad for those of us left behind today. It was blissfully quiet, with plenty of friends to keep us company.
The bunnies are surprisingly patient posers…
And the birds are nesting everywhere.
They are so resourceful, hiding their nests in grape vines, shrubs and under chairs (leave it to the Killdeer!). But this one pretty much takes the cake.
Speaking of bunnies…yes, indeed…they were the culprits. The dahlia replacements protected by chicken wire are alive and thriving.
We have delicious apricots on the tree…
apples and grapes in our future…
just don’t ask about the lawn. We’re sacrificing it in favor of the beds this year with even more limitations on water.
By August, we’ll be brown, but today – the kennels are nearly empty, the garden is lovely, and all is well.