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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat!  It's me, Dave, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  We had two new developments this week that brought pleasure to us here at Ao4 Headquarters.

The first one is out back, down at the bottom of the yard.

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There are eleventy-seven steps to the yard and then the hill to deal with; I'll wait here while Mom goes down to take a pic.

Here it is:

IMG_0269 Pampas Grass
Pampas Grass

Yep.  The Pampas Grass down at the bottom of the yard is starting to plume out!  It didn't do too much of that last year, but this grass seems to be one of the few things in the garden that's happy with the drought and severe (hot, hot, hot) temperatures.

Speaking of hot temperatures - that's the second of our serene changes!  We've had a couple days that did not get over 100℉!  That's been mighty nice!  It was so nice out one evening, that I got to go on the deck to enjoy the sunset.  (Since our deck faces west, it's been WAY too hot for any of us out there in the afternoon!)

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"Check out that sunset!"

The sunset was beautiful that night!  Check it out:

IMG_0237 Sunset over the Flint Hills
Sunset over the Flint Hills

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"Isn't that beautiful?!!?"

Zim came out to enjoy the sunset with us, too.

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Zim - in the Zen of Zim Zone

It was wonderful to be out there together.

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Me!  (And Mom!)

It doesn't get much more serene than that!  I hope you have a beautiful day!



  1. We are so waiting for a break in temperatures!

    We used to see pampas grass all over when we lived in California, I hadn't even remembered it until I saw your picture!


  2. We're glad you were able to get some deck time again! It's heating up here this week (90 is hot to us) so we'll be waiting for window whiffs again. Your mom's grass is growing really good! :)

  3. Your Mom's garden always looks so nice. Our mom is good at growing the grass from the yard in her flower beds.

    Really nice sunset! We hope the temperatures stay down low enough for you to be outside more. We go outside for a little bit and then have to come in and soak up the air conditioning. It is still 100 degrees around here when Mom gets home from work!

    Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Sherman

  4. We've had the door open the last two mornings to come in and out as we please. LOVE IT!


  5. That grass is very cool. And I am glad you got to have a few days of less than 100. I hope you more days ahead of you than are cooler.

  6. Your sunset is just magnificent! We hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  7. What a pretty sunset. It has been pretty hot over here too.

  8. What a wonderful Sunday!

  9. I am just waiting for the warm weather to arrive here! It's been extra very cold this winter.


  10. They might not be colorful flowers, but there is something magical about the seed plumes of ornamental grasses that I love too. Thanks for sharing your serenity. You know I need more of it right now.


  11. Isn't funny how a little cool off of 5 degrees can make us so so happy these days. Our weather has been down about 8 degrees and it feels like heaven.

    Thanks for the beautiful sunset pictures. You took look especially good in sunset light.

  12. It sure is a beautiful sunset
    Benny & Lily

  13. It's been so hot, glad you got out to see that beautiful sunset. Good thing the Pampas grass likes the drought, it's pretty.

    The silvers and more

  14. Dave and Zim, I am glad you got at least some relief and got to watch the sunset. I hope you have more days like that real soon, so you can go out and smell the pampas grass.

    Loveys Sasha

  15. Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  16. Anonymous6:03 PM

    my Sunday was way better once Dad and Mom came home! got lots of play time and pets...paw pats, Savannah