just a movie

Hello everyone; once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, here to bring you a short movie, and not much of anything else. You may remember me from such film-oriented posts such as “The Mouse Movies” and “Watering–The Movie” (which starred yours truly), among so many, many others.

Here I am in a weather-related characteristic pose. Safe in my fort. IMG_0920_edited-1I just have a movie for you tonight, weather-related, since the guy I live with claims to be a gardener and is obsessed by the weather, you know, and complains all the time, and, well, et cetera.

This was taken from the uncharacteristic perspective of inside the shed. The guy I live with and my mommy built the shed from scratch; he knew how to do stuff like that (“just not do it well”) and my mommy, being an ultra-perfectionist, got into the construction of the shed so much she added shelves, and tool holders, and decorations, some of which you can see here, as well as the heart with the carved initials, and then started in on a Construction Frenzy which resulted in the arbors being built, the benches, the fire pit, the trough patio, and so on.

Anyway, here it is. As you can tell, it rained today.

That’s all I have, really. I’ve spent most of the day in my fort, because of the weather. I like my fort a lot.

Until next time, then.

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12 Responses to just a movie

  1. Diane Lancaster says:

    Hi, Chess. I live in Texas, but I am in Denver today, so I got rained on too. I wished I had a fort like yours to spend the day in!

    • paridevita says:

      Forts are indeed excellent. I could see the rain, but stayed dry. I don’t think it was a huge amount of rain, but it was rain, that’s for sure.

  2. Break my heart! Totally excellent Chess in fort photo, cute to the max, AND the sight and sound of rain.

    • paridevita says:

      Gentle rain is so rare here, it’s rare. It didn’t used to be, but now it is. Rain is usually accompanied by wind and the h… stuff.

  3. Fisher, the Wonder Dog says:

    Ah….not just the sound but the smell of summer rain…..Don’t get enough of it in these parts. The sound of drip irrigation just doesn’t cut it somehow

  4. Kim Bone says:

    Beautiful video.

  5. Knicky Twigs says:

    Oh: I am so glad to see the inside of the shed! I love the windows! (too many exclamation points?) We tore out a rickety aluminum shed – well, it was about to fall over – and I’m looking for ideas for a new shed. Our old shed did not have windows or shelves or tool holders.

    • paridevita says:

      My mommy made the windows, from scratch. They originally had glass in them, but the glass was broken by wind. Then it got replaced by acrylic, at least one pane. There were curtains, as you can see in the upper left hand corner, but rodents shredded those for nests. The county said if the shed was less than 120 square feet (about 11.1sq m), a permit wasn’t necessary (at the time, anyway), so they made it like 119 square feet. It rests on railroad ties (sleepers), bolted down to them, has a dirt floor.

  6. Deborah S. Farrell says:

    Il pleure dans mon coeur

    Through the window of the shed is exactly the way to frame the rain

    • paridevita says:

      It seemed like a rather different way to make a movie. It was probably about half an inch (1.25cm) of rain, total. Maybe a little less.

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