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From bare to overgrown

My husband and I have been going for almost daily walks during the pandemic. We skipped a few days of walking.
For weeks, I had been frustrated with how bare and cold it was. Last week we got a couple of hot days, and the leaves, grasses, and flowers popped out. Today was a beautiful day we pulled weeds in our yard. After supper my husband asked if I wanted to go for a short walk. We were a little leery as a bear had been spotted in the area we usually walk. I didn’t get a photo of a bear, but here is one with our dog smiling and enjoying an evening walk. Do you see the lupins? I was trying to show off the nearly mature lupines, but instead, it’s showing off our happy dog.

The Dog Days of Summer on Saturday


These happy owners held their puppies while waiting in line to get vaccines. I had gone into the pet store to get my dog’s nails trim. It is such an interesting place to visit with all the dogs in the store and the toys and treats. I am usually pretty frugal, but we are keeping our current dog’s (not show in the photo) nails trimmed. Hubby used to trim our previous dogs’ nails. But research shows that dogs really don’t enjoy having their owners trim their nails and you can actually created a better bond with your dog if you don’t do its nail.

Kudos to these puppy parents who graciously agreed to let me take their photo.

Interesting tidbit for you: My dog is named after Margaret Bourke-White. Bourke-White was hired by Henry Luce as the first female photojournalist for Life magazine in 1936. My dog’s name is MaggieBW and serves as my companion. I’m training her to be a newshound. She’s not that good at sniffing our the news, put she is learning quickly to sit on a large dog bed behind my work station, like a good little girl, and keep me company.


Bourke-White was a war correspondent during World War II, took photos of Ghandi, and also took icon photos during the Great Depression.

Here is my favorite photo of Margaret Bourke-White. She on top of a gargoyle at the Chrysler Building in New York City. 

I didn’t bother asking these people the names of their dogs. I actually am in favor of “real” dog names like Spot, Spike, Buddy or Dasher, but I broke my own rule in order to give me inspiration.