Garden Critters

First things first: it’s my sweetie’s birthday! Happy Birthday! He’s strange, weird, odd – but oddly loveable, quirky, loving, kind, caring, goofy – and best of all, he’s mine.

So I’m happy that he was born 52 years ago.

Tonight – a few drinks in celebration, some drunken Scrabble – and then I’m going to attempt to hike Morning Mountain tomorrow. Uh-oh.

As for the photos – these are all about garden critters. It’s a watering spot for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The hummingbirds have been especially busy. I’m getting buzzed every time I open the door. I thought they might appreciate a bath now and then. I found a Raku dish and even managed to find some marbles so the bees and butterflies would have a safe place to perch.

My plan after yesterday was a day of rest. I almost succeeded. I started by taking the dogs for a wee walk along the lakeshore in Slocan. Unfortunately, there was climbers on the cliff and they’d left shoes and bits of gear on the ground. Abby purloined them and ran off with a shoe and climbing clips. I chased her – got them back (whew). Then, a bit farther along, a 5-month old Golden Retriever puppy and Shanara was determined to assert her alpha dog status. I didn’t catch her in time. No one was hurt but the poor pup cried and cried – scared out of his tree.

Then (as if that wasn’t enough) Shanara ran into a guy who was camping under a tarp and ran up to him with a wagging tail – he fended her off and pushed her away. This freaked her out and she took off at full speed for the car. I took off after her yelling and yelling. And then Abby, in sheer puzzlement, decided not to follow. And so I figured – hey! How much trouble can Abby get into on her own? (don’t answer that!) I kept running at full speed, enjoying my restful day – and finally caught up with Shanara who had decided to stop . Panting and gasping (me mainly) I got a leash on Shanara. At that point, Abby came ambling along wondering what the heck was going on.

Okay – back to the car – shopping and back home.

Then there was the incident with the tree. I made a discovery. After a certain size, trees don’t succumb to a hand saw. ‘Nuff said.

Very restful day (irony font).

I shall now get myself into the kitchen to bake a birthday cake – a healthy one – a cauliflower cake. Hey! Who am I to choose what kind of cake someone wants? This was my husband’s request. And cauliflower cake is what he will get.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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