amy and jim’s dogs

all kinds of stuff in november

by grace on December 6, 2018

first, happy belated birthday, bev!  here she is with a group of friends vigorously celebrating her special day.  one of her friends bought bev the Barbie seen there in front of the pig, and they carried the Barbie around with them all day, photographing it in all kinds of settings.

rilcy always loves a new box.  that box is still sitting in the exact spot, but now it has the added benefit of a big wad of brown paper, which riley sometimes like to jump in, sometimes likes to hid in, and Winnie even occasionally ventures in for plenty of kitty fun.

speaking of Winnie – here he is on the new foam steps we bought him so he can climb up on the couch.  I put them down and he immediately climbed right up.  he continues to be OK, but it seems like he’s slowing down more and more every day.  at least he spent some quality time lying on my lap purring this morning.

riley and les playing in the wad of brown paper, before it ends up in the box.   I plan to start getting out xmas décor today so I feel maybe the box will have to go, at least for the rest of December.  this’ll be Riley’s first xmas, I wonder what he’ll think of the tree?  he’ll probably love it, because he loves most things.

i’m pretty sure kevin took this lovely shot of contemplative les lakeside at the beginning of November.

the boys love their twin towers.

I took  a picture of this gigantic vehicle driving down east lake drive – I’ve never seen something with triangle-shaped tires before.  but I feel that they’re not technically tires, because the treads go around on the base of whatever it is.  maybe they are tires, I don’t know.

yeah, I guess I should limit taking pictures while driving.  but i’m confident I was at a light?  beautiful sunset as I drove into chatham.


finally, amy’s well-dressed puppies as they’re about to embark on another exciting adventure.

whew, there sure were a lot of pictures in November, and this is only halfway through the month.

ok then,

mrs. g. hughes.

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at the start of november…

by grace on November 26, 2018

it was relatively warm, the grass was green, the red maples were dazzling…

I took this for bev because she loves squirrels.    this one was  clearly posing for me.

wow, the field was so green.  I went running yesterday, the first time in two months cause i’d had something funny going on with my leg, and it was chilly and the grass definitely doesn’t look like that anymore.

 

amy took this photo of jim and dogs during one of their long walks, but it looks like a professional photo!


they’re so cute and colorful this time of year.  yesterday when I came back from running, they had just finished their walk and each one had at least three coats on, so they all looked like fat little sausages.

this morning I woke up to yet another snowfall.  yesterday I put up outside xmas lights and décor and today i’m sure glad I did that.  I hope that I won’t have to go out today, but i’m sure i’ll have to venture out once.  but later in the day, so I get a chance to brace myself for it.  it wasn’t that much snow but it’s cold and windy today, and will be even more so tomorrow.  winter, *sigh*

ok then,

mrs. end of November hughes.

 

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summertime, summertime…

by grace on August 6, 2018

when we were out on the boat on july 23rd, we saw this tree that had crashed onto this boathouse.  ouch.  at least it didn’t crash through and destroy the fancy boat moored there.

amy and jim’s dogs love to sunbathe.  I believe they’re on a pad and then a fluffy comforter on top of it, to protect their delicate delicateness.  I love it that Zuri is lying his head on Sadie.  although it could be mincy…

here’s all five of them.  amy said that usually Izzy, the blind one, wanders around in the yard when the others are laying out because she makes them nervous.  but there’s izzy in front, and the others mostly seems relaxed.

mom and I took a great boat ride on july 27th; the weather was so cool that we put on our jackets, and the moon was glorious.  of course I tried to capture its beauty by taking a million photos, and a couple look OK.

I like this one because it’s the moon, the beach house, a boat, the bridge, and mom, all at once.

mom did an excellent job of steering us home.

ok then,

mrs. summer still whooshing by and the fair is about to start hughes.

 

 

 

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well….

by grace on December 14, 2017

christmas.  coming right up.  here’s what i’ve done thus far, christmas-decorating-wise:  i’ve gotten the new artificial tree out of the basement.  yay, me.

oh boy.

it’s not that i don’t want to decorate, it’s just that i’ve been frantically creating calendars, and this year it has taken me much longer than usual because i want them to be really good and i have so many thousands of photos to select and photoshop and blah blah blah.

thank goodness that’s done now and i’m about to gear into full christmas mode.  tree to put up, lights, ornament, and so very many decorations everywhere.  plus cookies!  must start baking cookies!  not so many this year, and most of them will be the healthy kind. *sigh*

also, there’s the issue that there hasn’t been a place to store all the christmas boxes plus furniture that needs to be moved out of the living room for the tree – i wrote in november about the people putting in the new tile for our former hot tub room that is supposed to be a greenhouse.  they came and did it, very quickly, but they did a poor job and the tile lines didn’t match up and if i knew how to put in tile, i could have at least matched up the lines.  so we still have flowers filling every empty space in our entire downstairs, and the guy is coming either today or tomorrow to finally do it right.  then we can move the flowers into the room and the empty boxes into the screened porch.  after the boxes are carried upstairs and stuff is put around.

on tuesday my friend Toun said, “isn’t it too late to put up decorations?”  and i said NO WAY.

anyway…taking Les for a walk on nov. 21st, i spotted this brave little flower.

it’s nice that not only have we had no snow, but because we had a bunch of rain earlier and it hasn’t been so cold, the grass isn’t completely brown yet.

cutest kitty ever.

beautiful clouds later in the day.

the next day les took a different route down on the rocks, and marched right over to the bay in which the water is receding at a rapid pace.  the ground was pretty muddy and i took this picture right before i had to run through the mud to retrieve him, because he thought it’d be a good idea to walk to the other side of the bay and up into the yard way over there.  all i could grab onto was his tail, as he started to scurry up the rocks on the other side.  whew.

darling winnie, sleeping so cute – yesterday i realized that during the day he only nestles up next to or on kevin, because kevin spends more time sitting down than i do.  winnie is 16 years old already, time goes by so very very quickly.

did i mention that les is the funniest kitty ever?  this box of cat treats arrived and he was all over it.

as i was running in the field on the day after thanksgiving i was surprised to see amy, jim, and their merry pack of dogs.  it was a warm and beautiful day.

no more spectacular red leaves on the trees.  that’s the problem with fall; it’s so very quick.

the field, no more corn for the deer.

ok, one hundred million things to do now…

g.

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countdown to turkey day…

November 19, 2017

…i mean, i suppose it’s a countdown.  it’s also a countdown to christmas, really, but the other day mom said I’VE SEEN PEOPLE WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OUT ALREADY, and i pointed out that xmas isn’t so far off. meanwhile, i’m just trying to remember the photos i took in october.  in the middle of […]

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