Yesterday we had a windy day. Several times the sky darkened, but nothing happened. The wind continued all night and now is still very strong. It has gotten so dark outside that it looks like late evening and the dogs are all curled up and asleep. It's beginning to rain. We're going to have a doozy of a storm when it gets here. Rob is now taking the dogs out for one last chance to do whatever before it begins.
I'm trying to get this posted before the storm hits, as we may lose power. I'll post some pics of the dogs enjoying spring. This is Bailey watching. She spends a lot of time watching. She watches her siblings race around. She watches for squirrels to enter the yard.
My cherry tree is in bloom. It looks so pretty. The storm will probably knock all the blossoms off the branches, so I took the picture this morning .
We planted three cherry trees, but the ice storm two years ago killed two of them. This is the lone survivor. We call it Pylon's tree. She would have loved to nap under it. It adds some delicate color to the yard.
One of Morgan's favorite parts of spring is the chance to nibble on tender little shoots of grass.
She goes along the edge of the garden or the fence line and find new bright green grass to graze on. Sometimes I think I have sheep instead of dogs.
Bailey loves to find a new stick to chew on. She usually carries one around with her so none of the others can get it.
Yesterday when I didn't have my camera with me, I was walking around the yard with the dogs. There is a certain weed that grows this time of year that drives my dogs wild. They love to roll in it. As we walked along Tess found some of this weed. She put her shoulder down and started to roll. Sky came running over and he too started to roll. There they were both on their backs with their feet kicking the air. Suddenly Samba, Noah and Lola came running. They too dropped to the ground and began to roll. Tsar got in on the act, too. There I was with six dogs on their backs rolling in the grass and no camera.
This is a common pose for Morgan. I don't know why she leaves her butt in the air, maybe it makes for a faster getaway if she needs to check something out on the other side of the yard.
Bailey keeps her butt just off the ground. She has springs in her legs.
Over at Dughallmor Beagles they're having 'Red Nose Day'. We're supposed to put these little red noses on the dogs and send in a picture. My nose didn't arrive in time and I was unable to download one from the official site, so I just drew red noses on my gang and sent in the picture. I don't expect to win. I couldn't think up anything very original and funny, but here's our red nose picture. Pretty wierd, huh?