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    Momentary refuge

    This past summer has been one of the driest on record, in my home state as well as others.

    Wednesday, though, it rained. All. Day. Long.

    Come Thursday morning, my back yard was very, very happy. 

    Ah, such a dreamy place to be. Even Mickey and Lyla couldn't help but take turns gazing out at the beauty it beheld.


    Okay, I admit it. I'm liar.

    Lovely as the yard was to me, that's not at all what the dogs were enjoying. No, Mickey and Lyla were enjoying being mean little doggies, terrorizing the squirrel who's made a home in the top of that arch.

    The squirrel in turn squawked and complained at the top of its lungs from the tree branch where it had managed to find refuge before a dog snagged its tail. yard. 'Twas such a peaceful place.

    For a moment or two.

    Today's question:

    What kind of magnificence—or mess—has the recent weather created at your place?

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    With the exception of the last week or two our weather has been very mild -- of course not true this week. It is supposed to hit 104 here today but the cooler summer we were having has brought millions of flowers to my Plumerias. They have never been this beautiful!

    Happy Friday!

    September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    I heard about that all day rain, Lisa! I also heard the higher elevations in Colorado got 11 of snow! Do you think this is going to be a snowy winter? We are not sure yet when we will be able to move...hoping our house sells quickly so we can be there for Christmas.

    September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat

    That all day rain sure showed me how unlevel my front and back yards are with mud-puddles everywhere.

    Your yard sure looks pretty after the rain...and the dogs MIGHT have been observing the nice green (except dogs are supposed to be color-blind). Pretty anyway.

    September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    The soil here is so dry, it is like sand. And, the leaves are coming down fast which means a lot of time sweeping them up.

    September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

    Magnificence is the subtle changing of leaf color in the treetops. Love September for the whisper of fall.

    September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    The rain we had was just wonderful. It showered my flowers and lawn with much needed messes!

    September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    It rained a little bit today which was wonderful. We've been in one of the worst droughts ever. Most of our grass is dead, my landscape and potted plants require hand watering several times a week. Our city is about to implement water rationing.

    September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVicki Valenta

    Your backyard looks wonderful!

    LOL about the dogs...

    Some rain here last weekend and none since, ugh

    September 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdebra
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