Greeting and salutations everyone; once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, who says he doesn’t have anything worthwhile to say, whereas, I, of course, do. You may remember me from such posts as “Three Percent Humidity” (when there wasn’t any subtropical moisture) and “Disgrace Of The Week”, among others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose. That’s the canal on the right, and the creek in the upper right, where the trees are. The creek goes under the canal, through a culvert, and flows into Bear Creek, which flows into the South Platte River, which joins with the North Platte, then it becomes the Platte, which flows into the Missouri River, which then flows into the Mississippi River, which then flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Cool, huh.
I have an announcement. My blog has been nominated (thank you, thank you, thank you) as one of the best garden blogs of 2013. It doesn’t say anything about border collies and other herding dogs being able to vote ten times.
We discovered this here. You can tell, of course, that the blog has become better now that it’s focused mostly on me. Well, sort of focused, if the guy I live with could use his camera.
We walked by this
which is a hops vine dangling through the willows on the bank of the canal, and the guy I live with would write something like “a perfect companion plant to rabbitbrush” and get no response at all. It really doesn’t deserve one, does it?
There were going to be two announcements. The reason the guy I live with brought his camera on our morning walk was that he was going to try (unless he chickened out) to take a picture of the enormous spider we see on our walk, and not post it on the blog, but on his Photobucket page, but it wasn’t there. I was kind of relieved, because I didn’t want to get too close to it.
This is me walking back.
And here I am walking down the creek path. I decided not to go all the way down it, because I thought going back home to post this announcement was way more important.
Until next time, then.