Dog Days of Summer

That’s Theo our Great Pyrenees mix enjoying shade in the back of my truck on a hot summer’s day.

I thought  Theo was a Great Pyrenees.  However, he’s almost two and not ‘fluffing out’ like a Great Pyrenees.  I think he’s a Great Pyrenees with some Golden Retriever mixed in.

Theo is an incredibly intelligent, patient and loving 90 lb boy.  He wants nothing more than to be where I am.

Last week I dropped the kids off at camp with Theo riding shotgun.  When we returned Theo didn’t want to get out of the truck.

He knew I’d be heading out soon enough or perhaps he simply enjoys the cozy spot in the back of the truck.  Whatever the reason, Theo wasn’t coming out.

Theo sitting in the back of the Dodge

Frost on Window

Last weekend the temperature went down to -12.6 degrees Fahrenheit in Newtown, Connecticut.  I’ve never seen temperatures that low in this area.  The previous low was -6 or -3 last year.

The frost created beautiful crystals on the window.  I’m sure there’s a scientific explanation for why.  I’m just going to enjoy their beauty.

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Looking out the garage window. You can see the roof of my truck in the background.
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On the left side you can see the window molding.  Frost formed on the storm windows.

 

Plants Want to Grow

Plants amaze me.

I spend a lot of time and effort making the best possible environment for my landscapes.  Then, I’ll be walking through the woods and see a tree growing out of a boulder.

You almost have to go out of your way to kill a plant.

These onions growing in my kitchen are a great example of a plants wish to live.

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Bonus photo: This red Amaryllis graces my kitchen counter. If you’ve never grown an Amaryllis pick one up. They’re a lot of fun to grow and hard to kill.