Thursday, June 26, 2008
Valdese is a small town. Bigger than the town I think of as my ultimate home, but small just the same. It is small enough that you can be fairly certain that when you see a group of people standing around talking, that they're probably not talking about anything too important. So its ok if you're walking your dog & suddenly she starts acting like a total freak, like there is some unknown voice or force or squirrel that only she can see and needs to bark at loudly, interrupting the gang slurping down their ice cream in front of Myra's, (or some guy who's pick-up truck has run out of gas and got a flat in my front yard????? Really happened, not sure how), acting for all the world like she wants to rip something apart, if only you'd release your grip on the leash. It adds a bit of interest to their day & keeps the conversation flowing. Pickles the dog just providing a public service.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
There are large trees around our home - Oak especially, but Pecans and Walnut Trees and white Mulberry? Do White Mulberries grow on trees? Well what ever it is its large and the birds and the dog loves it. Anyway, in the summer, if there is any breeze at all, the shade trees make it very pleasant to sit out on the porch or the deck and watch the birds. That is all.