Sunday, May 18, 2014


When it comes to making himself comfy at naptime Casey has no equal. Here he was today putting to good use a Rubbermaid storage container no one was using. And it just happened to be a perfect fit. Shhh.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lavender splash

A lavender overload hits the cul de sac every year about this time and today Casey showed up on a break from Frisbee framed by our contributions to this neighborhood color scheme - purple rhododendrums and the pale, showy Korean lilacs (left background and right foreground).

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Short but sweet

Well, that didn't take long. A week or two of cherry blossoms in full array, and now, all that's left to do is rake. No healthy storm this spring to share the wealth with the neighborhood.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New prehistoric growth

After two days of steady rainfall - no, actually, unrelenting downpours - the skies opened up this afternoon with a sunny payback, so we took advantage of it with a walk on the interurban. Immediately catching our attention was the impressive growth spurt of flora occurring in less than a week.

New and old genus in all directions seemed to grasping for daylight as Casey and I passed each cluster. Check out the horsetails or snake grass, living fossils from the Paleozoic era and most taller than the kid. This abundant plant, an invasive weed if found in your yard, was practically nowhere in sight last week.

Saturday, May 3, 2014


You'd think these two had had a rough day at the end of a long, stressful week. No way. And rather than a TGIF pose, this is just our two charges checking out this evening, as they would at the end of most any day.