Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Random Stuff

These white blooms are on a Bradford Pear tree (it's not an edible pear tree). You see them all over this region. They bloom in March, and by the beginning of April all the little white flowers fall off and are replaced with rich green leaves. They're typically planted in a row and are used to line long driveways, etc. They can be very regal looking.

This is in the "puppy room." And this is why the puppies have a puppy room to retreat to when we are not home. The little buggers chose to play tug-of-war with one of their dog beds... you see it laying limply in the middle of the rug. Shame on us for not supplying them with ample toys to keep them entertained!

Thinking of my dad today. It's another anniversary day... the anniversary of his memorial service. What a day that was; a really great one, actually. Difficult, of course, but also heartwarming. It was nice to see the remarkable turnout (an estimated 400, plus!) and hear the testimonies of those who loved him so dearly.

That's all for today. It's a beautiful day here... I took advantage of it and went up on the mountain this morning to take a few pics, hopefully I can share those in a couple of days.

Have a Happy Tuesday!


Dot O said...

It is truly wonderful that your dad left such a legacy - one that can make you smile every time you think of him!

Ummm, you must provide the pups with toys, poor things must resort to destruction!

Ruby was chosen, she will be ours on Friday! My heart is beginning to heal...

theArthurClan said...

I agree with Dot - the legacy your dad left is amazing. What a gift he was to your entire family!

Love the photo of the beautiful tree too...spring must be lovely in your neck of the woods.

The Farmer's Wife said...

Oh! That tree is LOVELY! The form, the flowers....beautiful.

And with the pups; I think they are like kids. No matter how many toys you leave them, they will play with what they are NOT supposed to. At least my kids and dogs do.

Such a good picture of a handsome man! Hope the rest of your day is full of good memories...

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