Okay, well, as of today, I suppose summer IS out. Over. Done. Usually I can deal with this, but after the cold monsoon summer of 2009, I am so not ready for fall, not to mention winter. Alas, it is out of my hands.
The sunflowers are on their last legs. We've had two frosts already and my pepper and other plants are already toast.
But the little green bugs are happy!
As is this bumble bee!
Meanwhile, back in dogland...
My friend's German Shepherd, Emma, tests out the trunk of our Mazda 3 and says "Two paws up!
Sophie and Tristan prefer to lounge in the larger vehicle belonging to Ray and Joyce, who have done lots of fine work on our house and outbuildings. Last week they were repairing the stone foundation on the 150-year-old barn, and putting 2,000 screws in the metal roof.
The dogs ADORE Ray and Joyce. I actually think they prefer them to me! Of course, it doesn't hurt that Ray and Joyce give them lots of cuddles and kisses, and bring them dog cookies, Timbits (doughnut holes) and all manner of other goodies when they visit. But really I think the dogs know good people when they see 'em.
Ah summer, I hardly knew ye. So long!