Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the fairly small purebred border collie, a.k.a. The Noodle (as in “naughty noodle”), filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you the latest news from our garden, and a snippet of news about me. You may remember me from such posts as “Cone Free” among at least a few others.
Here I am in a characteristically sun-drenched pose.Here I am a little later, not so much in the sun.The day went pretty well, considering how it started. The guy I live with was making my breakfast, with the bowl on the counter, and I stood up to see how things were going, and accidentally knocked the bowl, and my breakfast, onto the floor. I suppose it would have been a lot more funny if it hadn’t been my breakfast, which as you may realize is extremely important, but I was able to take care of it, “much to the relief of everyone concerned”.
There’s been a grass sitting on the patio for a while now. It’s a ‘Mega Blue’ big bluestem, and the guy I live with says the autumn color on it is spectacular; purple, red, orange, yellow, and so forth. I can see the blue so I don’t know why anyone would want that to change. It doesn’t look so blue in this picture, though.After my morning walk, and my lunch, which passed uneventfully (but it was good), it rained. And then it stopped, and the sun sort of came out. This picture was taken from the table on the patio.The guy I live with said it didn’t rain enough for the little meadow to get much of a drink. That’s the meadow there on the left, with bluebunch wheatgrass in flower. You can see how quickly it dries out after a rain, these days. In the lower right there were a bunch of native grasses this spring, but I ate most of them. Some of the tansies in the “way back” looked all dead and stuff, so the guy I live with cut them down with a sickle. I think it looks much better. You can also see the mowing that the lawn needs badly. That’s pretty much all I have for today. I stole a dish cloth, which I’m not supposed to do, but it’s really fun to, so I did. I do look fairly guilty, don’t I? I’ll let you go with that.
Until next time, then.