A Change of Routine

After my shower yesterday morning I saddled the dogs up. Achilles, Stella, and me took a turn around the circle drive. Then I took Kendal down the street since with his bad left front he cannot go as far. All three were so surprised that they were literally speechless.

It is a good change. I have always liked the early morning, it is such a peaceful time to be in, listening to the world wake up. It cuts intomy morning computing time, which not at all a bad thing.

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A Bunch of Books

Faye and I have been on holiday, hence the dearth of posts.

While away we acquired this pile of books. Some we bought on Amazon. Some we bought at Battenkill Books, a delightful independent bookstore in Cambridge New York. http://www.battenkillbooks.com In addition to their brick and mortar store the have an efficient, helpful online store.

Some books my brother Bob gave us. I cannot wait to start devouring tbese books after finishing my current read, Talking God by Tony Hillerman.

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Oriole

It may be difficult to see the Baltimore oriole which visited our oriole feeder. I had heard it quite a few times in the days before this and had spent some extra time on the deck hoping to photograph it to no avail. One day I was out in the yard, turned around, and there he was. Fortunately I had the Playbook with me.

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Good girl

Stella announces her desire to come in with a particular single bark. Open the door and she almost always waits for the release – “Ok!” Then she trots into the laundry room and, again almost always, drops into a sit without being asked. After a little attention she then trots on into the house.

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Opportunist

This sunflower plant popped up right next to the base of Norway maple tree we had removed a while ago. We certainly did not plant it there, the seed must have been dropped by a bird that visited our bird feeder. It got such a late start that it may not bear seeds. We have carefully mowed around it and will see what happens.

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