I realize that I have not featured my furry friends for quite a while, so I've included some snapshots of their participation this morning. There are two reasons why they have been even more scarce than my posts: 1. Their vocal contributions are not welcome in the neighborhood 2. Their exuberance is less welcome by me when I know I'm going straight back to bed after my sunrise walk.
Now that the sunrise is back to 5:30, and it will actually begin my day, I am cautiously re-introducing them to the early morning walk.
You see Guster being particularly hound-like above. Ever since J started mowing the back fields, the dogs have been wild over various newly uncovered scents. This shot below shows a typical display of where their attention is generally directed. Kate is my champion!
I caught this duck in flight, coming from over our pond. I love the rising sun on her wing. J saw eight babies, quite grown, on the pond the other day. I think more survived this year than ever before because of all the cattails.
It is the heart of summer, and today is a heavenly cool morning following a long stretch of humid weather, which I do not like much.
sumac under a gibbous moon
This is a wonderful day. On your mark, get set, go!