Yesterday felt almost Spring like. So does today. Let’s hope it lasts this time. I had a pretty good day. I spent the morning doing some work, some housework and a little bit of relaxing and then headed out around noon for a walk with the pups.
When swamp water makes your dog this happy, how can you refuse?
And once she’s wet and dirty, you just gotta go with the flow.
I tried to get them to pose together but there was something interesting on the other side of the fence, so I cut my losses and moved them along before they went off in search of it.
It might have felt like Spring, but there sure wasn’t much evidence of it yet! I think the only green things in the photo below are the fence posts!
Then we stopped to visit with puppies on the way home!!! It was mid day, bright sun with black pups who liked to cuddle so not many photos were taken but I couldn’t not take ANY… They are 4.5 weeks old right now.
Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey
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After wrecking her car and waking in hospital with amnesia, fledgling reporter Grace Morgan has no idea why she’d been in the process of leaving the husband she loves so dearly. Her husband, Police Detective Ray (Razor) Morgan tells her she was leaving him for another man, but that just can’t be so. Can it? She’s determined to remember, even if it kills her. And it just might. When bullets start to fly, Ray is forced to take the wife he believes faithless on the lam until they can figure out who is trying to kill them.
Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she’s dealing with now. Still, she’s trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island’s most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella’s list of recommended photographers–a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn’t count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.
With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW: Turner is back and better than ever in this comedic sequel to This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, as reliably honest and zany storytelling conveys both joys and trials of parenthood. Turner, an Idaho mother raising two young daughters, has an opinion on everything, including buffets (they bear responsibility for “what’s wrong with this country”); writers’ retreats and how to measure the quality of someone’s writing by how much he or she talks about it (“excessive babbling” is an “attempt to compensate for crippling insecurity”); and a parenting technique she calls “Willful Denial of Fact.” Vignettes range from botched chemical peels, her children’s Mandarin classes, endeavors to use a Slip ‘n Slide, and six months in Mexico with the in-laws. Readers will be pleased to see familiar characters reprise their roles from Turner’s first book, such as brother-in-law Virgil, who tells everyone that Turner’s father is Dean Koontz, “the guy who wrote The Shining.” Turner’s unapologetic confessional is easy to relate to, and she succeeds in finding humor and entertainment in even the most mundane trials of motherhood
Dumped? For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that. Instead, she reinvents herself and the new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—follows her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth.
What better way to show him—and his sweetheart—what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.
It’s all going exactly according to plan…until a real murder rocks the little town of Cottonmouth. Of course, Nick didn’t do it…did he?
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A shih-tzu being prepared for the Monaco Dog Show.
A few nice Lice images I found:
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Miranda that ghost isn’t holy anymore. a) Vade Mecum
Punarnava (Sanskrit: पुनर्नवा)
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Nyctaginaceae (four o’clock family) » Boerhavia diffusa
boer-HAH-vee-uh — named for Hermann Boerhaave, 18th century Dutch botanist
dy-FEW-sa — meaning, loosely spreading
commonly known as: hogweed, horse purslane, pigweed • Assamese: pananua • Bengali: punarnova • Chinese: 黄细心 huang xi xin • French (Fr. Guiana): ipecacuanha de Cayenne • Gujarati: સાતૉડી satodi • Hindi: गधा कंद gadha-cand, शोथाग्नी shothagni • Kannada: komme • Konkani: पुनर्नवा punarnava • Malayalam: talutama, tavilama • Marathi: घेटोळी ghetoli, घेटूळ ghetula, पुनर्नवा punarnava, वसू vasu • Nepalese: पुनरनभा punarnava • Portuguese (Brazil): agarra-pinto, celidônia, pega-pinto • Sanskrit: पुनर्नवा punarnava, शोथाग्नी shothagni, वर्षाभू varshabhu • Spanish: hierba de cabro • Tamil: மூக்குரட்டைக்கொடி mukkurttaikkoti • Telugu: అటకమామిడి atakamamidi, పునర్నవ punar-nava • Urdu: tukhm-i-ispast
Distribution: widely naturalized, exact native range obscure
References: Flowers of India • NPGS / GRIN • eFlora
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And lo God’s blessing did shine down upon the paper plate of various barbecue items. (shot by anya)
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Fighting African wild dogs
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When we visited the African wild dogs, they were active and the light was good. I could catch them playing even if it was hard but I got this shot which isn’t too bad.
Taken at the zoo of Basel.
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Drink with your dog, get the dirt on — or under — Miguel Cabrera
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People often email me things in the hopes I’ll share them: contests, stories, pictures, YouTube videos that tickled their fancy. Sometimes I share them, when I know it’s something you would enjoy.
I love to write poetry and I think you all know that. I even have a tag: “Bad Poetry.” My poems are bad, but lovingly crafted. I know this. But the other day I opened an email from a writer, a real live good one, and it was just beautiful and I think you all would really like it. It’s about a black labrador. Here’s a snippet:
On our hill there was a trail to the moon.
Our black dog found it, beat it into the ground with his paws.
It could be supposed that he hated moons,
that his ferocity was more than dutiful,
but we’ll never know.
Do yourself a favor and head on over to Literal Latte to read the whole piece. Then tell me if you loved it as much as I did! A + + + + + + +
Shared for no reason other than a love of a beautiful turn of phrase.
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