the spiders seem to be abundant lately. must be building that place to lay their eggs for the new crop. there were 2 like this... pretty awesome looking... in the window in my kitchen. on the outside!!
and luscious flowers which i admired... and that's all. no purchases. i've got all i want in my garden. not so much around the house, as the deer seem to love the same blooms that i do and have been feasting when i'm not looking. i'm really conflicted about this. i love living where the deer roam thru and i can watch the babies in the spring... however, i do not love that they are so bold as to come up on my patio and devour the flowers... esp. the fuschia baskets. have tried many many "remedies" for discouraging them and the only thing that worked was to put my roses in the vegetable garden behind an 8 foot netting/fence. so at least i have them!
and Tasha on her new pillow. i think she is enjoying being an "only dog" in some ways, but without Meika as her team leader she is awfully timid and freaked out more than ever by loud noises and even going out into her yard alone. her first year of life as a street dog really impacted her behavior ever since. for one thing, she never learned to play and looks totally mystified if we throw a ball for her or give her a toy. even all the years with Meika, her only fun with balls or stuffed toys was taking them away when Meika put them down anywhere. she is a sweet dog tho. and i'm glad she's here. but i miss Meika like bloody hell.