Greetings and salutations, everyone; once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, here to bring you the latest news from our garden. You may remember me from such amazingly well-written posts as “Another Useful Post” and “Another Fascinating Post” (which tell you how great they are by their titles), among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose.As you might guess, it snowed last night, a surprisingly wet snow for this time of year, and so today we aren’t doing anything. I didn’t even want to go very far on my walk this morning because I could tell that I’d get ice in my paws about every other minute, so we turned around.
The guy I live with said it was a “winter wonderland”, like he does, and had to shovel a bunch of it off the driveway this morning.
Here’s the mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius). After the big blizzard of ’03 (which the guy I live with says you say “blizzard of aught three”, as in, “why I was a young whippersnapper like you, we had a blizzard like no other, and that was the blizzard of aught three”), half of it was lying in the street, but it sprang right back up a few days later.
Oh, the guy I live with says to mention this. He is aware that there is a “big game” on, this weekend. (He thinks.) It’s hard to miss the signs all over the place.
The other day he drove past a cemetery, and there was a sign there that said “United in orange.”
Now that really is all. The guy I live with says he might do some more seed sowing today, but just between you and me, I kind of doubt it. He had to get up five times and release mice from the Tin Cat last night, and so didn’t get much sleep. He also said that today he was going to try to figure out how the mice are getting into the kitchen, but I’m not counting on that either.