6 June, 2021 Two weeks is too long
A few pictures. Mackey’s not strong enough to walk at the river these days, so I’m not down there as often. I went with my old friend Luna this morning though:
Most of our magnolia flowers are faded now – they’re quick – but I took this one next to our driveway two weeks ago:
Dragonfly from the last day of May:
The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) put on a “virtual 5k” called the Run for the Wild last weekend (5/28-5/30). I did a 5k in Pony Pasture. It was dry when I started out and I posted this picture at 8:00 AM:
It was still not raining twenty minutes later when I passed this small buck with his small harem. Nice way to be greeted on a “run for the wild”:
This was the excellent medallion for the Run for the Wild. Each one is different! It’s so beautiful and it smells like fresh cut wood – one of my favorite smells:
I hadn’t seen a white squirrel in some time but I glimpsed one this week:
Hard to believe it today, but just two weeks ago it got cold enough for us to need a fire. Dash thinks we always need a fire:
Possibly next week I’ll blog more. I hope to see you then!
I agree with Dash….. always need a fire. Sorry about Mackey…… how hard can that be??
Totally enjoy your perspective! Love you to death—Kathy
Hi Kathy! I am SO happy to hear from you! I hope life in FL is wonderful. Things are going well here except my dogs are slowing down some. Mackey’s doing okay though – I’ll post a picture of him next week. Just not really up to the rigors of river hiking these days. Hopefully Turner will be up for a river hike next week too. Thank you for your kind words! I love you too! Have an excellent week, much love,
PS Fires are always excellent. But it’s getting to be A/C time up here.
Sorry to hear about Mackey. It’s a rough time for the fur family. I believe that dragonfly might have newly emerged from its nymphal exoskeleton to the left there, but could be wrong.
Thanks for the note about Mackey. He’s just obviously feeling a lot of arthritis. But I’m told slow appearance of aging is a feature of Flat-Coated Retrievers. If you looked at him you’d have no idea he just turned fourteen. He has some lenticular sclerosis, you can see the age in his eyes, in there with the wisdom, but he does not have a single gray hair anywhere. Turner is three years younger and his muzzle is solid gray. Thanks for the heads up about the newly emerged dragonfly. That was a very short stone’s throw from the edge of a lake; it may easily have been a recently emerged dragonfly.
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