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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday - The Outtakes

Ha roo, pups and cool cats.  It's me - Zim!  Mom and I went out to the backyard yesterday morning to do a photo shoot for today's post.  Oh, it was so great - and I found the whole thing VERY serene.  For some reason, when Mom downloaded the photos, she said they looked more like "outtakes" than the photos she had in mind ... but hey!  Let's go with these!  I have a feeling they'll put a peaceful smile right on your face.  Or at least a big smile of some sort.

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"Ha roo roo roo!"

Let's get started!

Oh... wait a minute!

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I think I ...

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OK, never mind.  I thought I saw someone.

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"Let's head down to the first tier!"

I like walking along the edges of the retaining walls better than on the brick path.  Sometimes there's cool stuff there, like lizards.  

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Me.  On the prowl.

Mom thinks I'm walking like a cat there.  Well, I am an honorary kit-cat!

Some of the Blue Dune Grasses Mom planted this year are down at the other end of this tier.  Let's go find them!

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"Where were the Blue Dune...."

Ah!  Here's one!  Right here -

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"Oops.  Oh!  Hey, what's this in-between the rocks?!?!"

... under my foot.  Oh.  Sorry, Mom.  Moving right along ... let's go back to the other end again!  Check this out:

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The latest in Zim-o-flage wear!

Ha roo roo roo!  I'm totally Zim-o-flaged, aren't I?

OK, let's move down a tier.

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"Ha-looo in there?!?"

There's a lizard or salamander or something that lives in there.  Mom's seen him a couple times but hasn't been quick enough with the camera/iPhone to get a shot of him.  I thought I'd see if he was home; maybe we could avoid posing together.

The new lavender plants are down on this level - right here:

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"Hey!  What's this?!?"

Oh, sorry.  Did I step right in front of it?  My apologies.  Let me step aside, so Mom can get a nice shot of one of the Lavender plants:

DSCN4107 Lavender!

It seems happy, cooking in the sun all day long, surrounded by hot rocks.

While Mom got that shot, I amused myself with the Crape Myrtle, down on the bottom tier:

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"Tasty!  Err... I mean 'lovely fragrance'!"

Well, that pretty much wraps things up for this week's installment of Serene Scenery Sunday!  I hope you enjoyed walking through our backyard gardens as much as I did!

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"That's a wrap, Mom!"

I hope you found a little peace of serenity!

Play bows,


  1. We love touring your gardens, guys, but we gotta say that we liked the Zim-o-flage tree the best!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  2. mol! Zim, you're a pup after our own hearts! we like your perspective :D Thanks for the tour!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  3. OMD, Zim, you look totally pawsome walking on those retaining walls. Are you going to enter that pic in the Balance Beam competition?

  4. ahhh - mom says she feels better already....

  5. what a beautiful day to go exploring
    Benny & Lily

  6. Looks like you got a lot of good sniffs in Zim. And I love the Zim-O-Flage. As always love the garden walk.

  7. Thanks for the tour around your garden Zim. I thought you were going to disappear completely into that first shrub. BTW that last shot is certainly not an outtake. You look marvelous.


  8. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Hiya Savannah here. I luv your blog, your garden walk was pawsome ! Is possible to add a button to "follow by email" ? My staff does not use the reader and that is all we get when we click "join the site", which means I haven't a miss your posts. Just thought I would ask. Thanks lots, Savannah

  9. Wow, you have such a beautiful garden. You really do walk like a kitty cat on that wall too. Hmmm, perhaps I can do a doggy impression. Mummy thinks that lavender must smell just gorgous in the heat of the sunshine :)xx

  10. Zim, you do SUCH a good job at being an honorary kitty cat!


  11. Zim, we enjoyed your stroll through the garden! We started giggling from the time you put your head in the bushes clear through the end. We can always use giggles around here so we appreciate it!

  12. Hi Zim,

    I had a miserable day today until I saw your post. Your big smile is infectious and yes,your little tour did put some serenity into mine.

    Always love reading your blog.

    I'll be back,

  13. sometimes the outtakes are more fun :)

    Stop on by for a visit

  14. Haaaa!
    That tour sure was very entertaining!
    I loved it!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Well Zim we are, as always, completely impressed with both your garden and your tour guiding skills.
    We couldn't see a thing when you were beside that tree and wondered if you could grow a basset shaped zimoflage tree. It would have to be lower to the ground but what a great idea.
    Well we are now completely relaxed and serene, thanks xx

  16. I've got to admit, the outtakes are the most interesting pictures!!