Friday, May 14, 2010

Wish I had smell-a-vision

The pictures do not really do the backyard justice. Glorious.


And what the photos also miss is the sound of the birds and the smell of the Spanish broom, which is blooming its heart out right now.

That's Gracie the Schnoodle in the top photo. She's the dog who always follows me out to see what I'm up to in the garden. She and her sister Maude had a rough start in life before the Humane Society rescued them, and so although they are as sweet as can be, they are both very suspicious of people and probably always will be. They are this way even about Walt and me, though they've lived with us for a couple of years now. I suspect that they always will be little wild things to some degree. Gracie follows behind me as I walk around, and then scampers away whenever I turn to look at her. Hence, present and wary in the first photo, absent in the second.

9 comments:

  1. Looks lovely. I'm waiting for my husband to finish mowing the back so I can get out there and enjoy it too. Cute little dog.

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  2. I so agree with you! Why are they calling it multi-media, even with pictures and sound, it never seems multi to me ;->

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  3. Look, there's your little writing "room". It is nice to what you are looking at while you write.

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  4. Susan, Now "THAT'S" a garden. And dare I say it should stir up a little rage and envy among others ... Like myself (sobbing) (LOL) All joking aside it is a wonderful looking garden. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. - G

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  5. Such a lovely space in which to imagine your writing and thinking and getting your hands in that Panhandle soil! Thanks for adding smell and sound to the visuals, too...

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  6. Our Loretta is like your Garcie and for the same reasons. She is not mean, but wary. When I see here willing approach a stranger I use it as a sign that person is good people.

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  7. Your garden is lovely with the different levels of beds. I wish there was a way to transmit the scents of the garden. Around the end of April, my garden was scented by crabapple in addition to the Phlox divaricata that is still doing the job. Then there's the Calycanthus that smells like Juicy Fruit gum. I don't know if I've ever smelled broom. Grace is very cute, even if skittish.

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  8. That chair looks very appealing.Your dog looks very sweet - at least both girls are having good times now even if they are camera shy!

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  9. It looks like a wonderful place to relax and 'be' at home.

    Lisa

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