1) We got a phone call early this morning from a neighbor. I didn’t get to it fast enough and his message went to voice mail. Of course, my first thoughts are always of some impending disaster or another when we get early (or late) phone calls. But fortunately, Vic just wanted to tell us that he spied two bear cubs making their way toward our house. I’m glad he called. But by the time I got my glasses on and my thoughts together and went downstairs to find my camera, they had skedaddled. Actually, I think that they came into our yard and made a turn at the stone wall and went to the beach. They have been spotted swimming out to Blueberry Island on occasion. So once again I lost my opportunity to snap at them. When Olive and I went out to get the paper a little later though, I was on alert and had the Nikon with me. No bears, which I guess is a good thing really. A pug wouldn’t be much protection for me and I'm not sure what I could do for the pug if we had a close encounter.
2) I did manage to get a pretty decent shot of a male Cardinal who was hanging around the yard. We have a nice Cardinal couple who have been hanging out in our crabapple tree. They are hard to catch though because the minute I go out with my camera, they find they need to go to some other yard or way, way up in a tree. I got this one through the window. So there, Mr. Red! You just try and hide.
3) Olive, the pug, had her 8 year wellness visit at the vet today and I am happy to say she got a clean bill of health. She even lost a couple of ounces. While we were sitting in the waiting room, a woman came in with a Cornish Rex cat. What a gorgeous creature that is! And the polar opposite of a pug. And when we were finished, there was a nice looking tabby waiting to go in. Cat day at the vets, I guess, except for Olive. Made me miss my old feline friends. Olive will spend the rest of the day sleeping and trying to forget the injustice of a trip to the vets. I’m just glad she’s doing well.
4) For the last couple of years, Greg and I have made our way down to Griswold, Connecticut to Buttonwood Farm to view the sunflowers. This year we missed it by a day. Boo! When I realized that, I had to bring some sunflowers home from the grocery. It’s not the same as seeing them en masse in the fields, but it will have to do for this year.
5) August already! Are you kidding me???
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