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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Some of my favorite things.

Here is our sweet boy Tanner (corgi).  He has the most expressive face. We can always tell what his moods are. He is now 7 1/2 yrs old. Still very active and loves playing with his sister. Well, to a point anyway. When he has had enough he lets her know. Pin down and a small growl. But then again a lot of the time he starts it.

Little sister. Her name is Summer. She is just 7 months old. (English Cocker Spanial).  I don't know how our gardens will fare this year! I think she will be a little devil until we train her to leave them alone. She has dicovered squirrels and I thought she was going to climb the tree the other day to get one. When she chased them across  the yard she is right on their butts. But then again they like to egg the dogs on. Sassy things! Now how can that innocent looking puppy be such a handful?? lol. Luckily we love her!!

Flying leap into the snow! Or is she trying to take off? She is so addicted to playing in the snow it is hard to get her to come in at times. But with the tempatures we had for awhile and are about to have this week, she can only be out so long. It is fun watching her tear around the yard. Paths? What paths? She comes in loaded with snowballs. Her coat just seems to attract them.

Chasing Tanner. He loves it! Look at his face. All of a sudden it will be Tanner chadsing Summer. This game can turn around on a dime.

We will move onto something else. I wouldn't want you to overdose on puppy pictures. These tiny cones show up so nicely against the snow. These are cones on the weeping hemlock. They are just so cute!!

From tiny cones to big cones. These look so pretty against the green and the white of the snow. These are the cones of Acrocona Norway Spruce. They put on a show in the spring. As they are growing they are a florencent pink. And I do mean floresent! They glow in the sun. They only are only colorful about a month or so in spring. But it is so nice to see such a vivid color after the grey and white of winter!

Today a lot of my cousin's got together. I haven't seen most of them in years. Some where at my dad's funeral 7 1/2 years ago and my cousin's funeral a few months ago. But we really didn't talk then. Funerals aren't the best places to catch up. Too many things happening. So it was very nice seeing them today. When did we all get so old? But only abut 5 of them are around my age. The rest are about 15 years or so my senior. My parents married in their late 20's and so started their family later then most of their siblings on my dad's side. But it was nice and we were at the restraunt for over 2 hours. A lot of laughter going on.
Then I took a side trip to the lake. Lake Michigan. I just took this one picture as dusk was starting to fall and didn't have time before dark to walk out for better shots. The snow was about knee deep and the shore line is farther away then it looks in this picture. But it is such a pretty place. There are places all up and down this highway where you can see the Lake. I love being by the water. It is so peaceful to me.
 I hope everyone has a great week.
 Hugs, Teresa


  1. Oh I love all your doggies! I am going to put up a post tomorrow with a dog photo you should love. Wonderful photo of the lighthouse!! My daughter might take me to great lakes when I visit Ohio in late March.. I've never seen one! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Love your babies - and your garden. And still envy your snow. I think I would be out there with Summer.

  3. You could never overload me on puppy pictures, they are adorable. Glad you had a fun time visiting family you have not seen for a while.

  4. Hi Teresa, Your babies look so sweet. I love how they play in the snow, just like happy children. Hemlock trees are my favorite conifer. The needles are so dainty and pretty. Your Lake Michigan photo is so cool. What a neat place. I've never been. Stay warm.

  5. very happy dogs....never too many to post...

    Lake Michigan...wonderful place - wish I could see it again soon!

  6. Love your furbabies ...hope you enjoy your cousins time...Hugs lil raggedy Angie


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