Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Catching Up

I decided to take an impromptu break this holiday weekend and spent it outside in the sunshine.  My husband and I had decided our vegetable planters were in need of a serious overhaul this year so after a trip to Home Depot we were in business.  Unfortunately, with a slipped disc, all I was good for was supervising, keeping the dogs entertained and providing refreshments but he didn't complain.
 
 
With the long winter we'd had I'd almost forgotten about all the critters that come out to play at this time of the year.  There seemed to be hundreds of spiders which freak me out as I get a bad reaction if bitten.  I'm sure the mom with the rather large egg sack would not have thought twice about defending her brood.
 
 
The reward for all the hard work . . . a swim in the pool.  Of course Ravyn was in heaven, I think she would live in the pool if she could.  She goes absolutely crazy when my husband dives in and then goes frantic searching for him while he's under the water.  We're still trying to teach her some pool etiquette as she has a tendency to scratch and try climbing up on us but I fear that might be a losing battle.


. . . . as for my boy Joey, he prefers to sit in the shade as far from the water as possible.


How was your weekend?

26 comments:

  1. My Son would have planter box envy (he just started to take gardening seriously a few years ago :) And I totally have pool envy, lol :)

    My Hubby is home for the week, so it is wonderful for us to spend some much needed R.& R. together :)

    Glad you guys had a fun time, sorry about your slipped disc, no fun at all .

    Have a wonderful week, cheers, T. :)

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  2. Gardening is a lot of hard work but it has its joys, smiles ~ Love the pictures specially of your dogs ~ Such fun to swim after all that hard work ~

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    1. Definitely fun to chill out in the pool especially when its hot and humid.

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  3. What a beautiful series of photos. Isn't it a joy to watch those creatures of nature once again now that spring is here (finally)? I love your dogs & dog swimming photos. Mine would stay as far away as water as possible. Somehow I think that must be the difference between BIG dogs and small ones. But then again I see even one of your BIG dogs likes to be an onlooker. Smiles.

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    1. I didn't think Joey was a big dog but compared to your furry friends I guess he is, he, he, he. I've been trying to convince Joey that water isn't that bad but he's not having any of it. Being a lab I think water is in Ravyn's genes. She never more happy than when she's swimming and jumping in the pool.

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  4. Nice job & beautifully rewarded with that swim.

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  5. Beautiful photos. We spent time in the pool as well and it was great. I love your dogs!

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  6. ha. fun in the pool...nice...especially after working so hard on the boxes...nice job on them by the way....black labs are awesome...love the coloring on joey as well....

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    1. Thanks Brian, Ravyn (the lab) is a daddy's girl whereas Joey is more a mommy's boy. Got to love them. Made up with how the planters turned out . . . hoping the veggies we planted grow.

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  7. Great before and after pictures (must be all that wonderful supervising :) Dogs are as different as children. We are enjoying our pool as well…

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  8. That is seriously impressive! (Do you hire your husband out for extra garden work? ;-) )

    I did the same, spent the entire weekend outside, critters and all. After that long winter, we needed that, didn't we? Hope you're backing is easing up a bit. xo

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  9. Your Joey looks like my Sasha! Loved to see this slice of your life with your dogs--and hope you are feeling better!

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  10. Love the gardening, LOVE the dogs! The husband isn't bad either. :0) Mine rototilled our vegetable garden today with chicken poo. Phew.

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    1. He, he, he, thanks Victoria. Chicken poo, that must really stink.

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  11. Looks like a busy and fun weekend!

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  12. What a nice weekend.. we were out in kayaks on saturday, and on roadbikes on sunday... how wonderful to be able to work in the sun... I hope you will get plenty of harvests from your gardening efforts

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    1. Thanks, sounds like your weekend was good, always nice to be on water. Fingers crossed our veggies do good.

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  13. Those are some lovely photographs. Great captures. It seems to be a very enjoyable weekend. :-)
    -HA

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  14. Love the photos! What the fun you all had outside! xx

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  15. Much accomplished on your holiday weekend - your new vegetable planters looks fantastic. Plus lots of watery fun.

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  16. The garden looks great, and I always love Ravyn and Joey pictures!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, Bryan rocked the planters and it was great to be outdoor. :0)

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