After it cooled off a bit – but before dark – my husband suggested a stroll. We walked the wilder areas of the farm. We passed the corn…much taller than “knee high” on this fourth of July.
We’ve planted trees and shrubs along our creek over the years and it is fun to check on their progress. Here you see a few young ones hiding the small footbridge DH has installed.
Phoebe waits around, not sure which direction we plan on walking. Besides, she’s very warm with her long fur coat on. Can you see the black spot on her tongue?
DH pointed out a mourning dove’s nest. Momma and one baby flew off but one baby remained. I was hesitant to bother it for long so only got this one fuzzy shot.
The grasses are very handsome at this time.
This is a favorite spot of mine on the creek. The water is very low now due to lack of rain.
Phoebe often stops for a drink at this spot. She’s more sure footed than I am!
The sun is setting over the thistles now.
Just enough light remains to see a few Turk’s Cap lilies in bloom.
And so we returned for some ice cream and fruit for dessert. Phoebe got a treat too of course and a fresh bowl of water.
July 5th: The dreaded grooming day. Phoebe is happier and cooler, but the process is no joy for her. She was a huge woolly bear and very matted, so this is an improvement in many ways.
Our ‘NEW’ dog
Frankly, I miss the huggable bear
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