Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Soon It's Gonna Rain

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?


Channon said...

I hope you got to enjoy your cherry blossoms one more day...

Your group is always entertaining. I don't see why your whiskered red noses wouldn't be acceptable!

LizzieJane said...

I hope your storm doesn't cause to much damage and I am glad that you managed to get your post done just in case your power goes out... I have to have my daily doggy fix!
They sure do all have their funny little ways, don't they? And you know them all! I love their red noses they look quite jolly.

gaylen said...

Is that morgan or a stuffed dog back in the corner? With your bunch I'm not sure I would ever walk around my yard without a camera. Sounds like a great photo opportunity. g

soulbrush said...

i truly love your red nose and think it deserves to win for sure...all we ever have is rain here in the uk,,,so nice it's been dry now for 12 days ...yipppeeeee.

Nichole said...

Great shots... it was SUPER windy here a couple of days this week... nasty windy. And cold.

Pretty blossoms!

Pat H. said...

They all look so much more comfortable without the all the hair. Mine love their short coats. I'll send you a picture of Mr. Big and his mom without hair but I need a current email address. The one I have doesn't work. I shave both of them last week, then it got really cold. They wore fleecie shirts for a few days when they went outside.

Windy here for the last few days, a little rain last night, sunny today and still windy. Still chilly. Am really looking forward to warm weather.

silfert said...

WHA HA HA HA!! Red noses! *snort* Tee hee hee!

That was great!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hey guys n gals! We love yor Red Snooters....and you have some votes already, send all your F&F over to vote too! We are sorry your nose didn't arrive in time, stupid mail :o(
We have tagged you for a game if you want to play....no pressure though :o)
Slobbers xx

Persephone and Buster said...

great nose picture...! they look like they are very happy w/ da noses..
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue too