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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave, here with the serenest of the serene photos from this week!  How about we start with a sunset?

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Sunset over the Flint Hills

I feel relaxed already; how about you?

IMG_0476 Dave

Oh.  That's me.  And my mom.  Being VERY serene.  Woo.

Out in the gardens, there are still some nice things going on.  The Day Lilies are trying to make a come-back.  Either the heat or the drought or something did a number on them this year, but check these guys out:

IMG_0423 Day lilies

Still giving it a go!

The Rose of Sharon bushes are also still blooming:

IMG_0418 Rose of Sharon

AND our lavender plants are going strong!

IMG_0465 Lavender

OK, maybe not so much "going strong" as "have survived the hottest part of the Summer".  It's been such a rough growing season that Mom is just thrilled with anything that has survived - especially the new plants like the lavender!

Here's another very serene photo from earlier this week:

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My kid brother Zim, going on a car ride

He hasn't even left the garage yet, but check out that look on his face!  He LOVES car rides!

And now for one last photo for today - this is something that has everyone and everything feeling WAY BEYOND serene.  Are you ready?

IMG_0504  RAIN!!!

That's right - RAIN!!!  Pouring down rain!  It was raining like cats and dogs and puppies!  Bucketful after bucketful!!!  As many of you know we have been in "exceptional drought" conditions - and over the course of the last couple days, we probably saw 4 glorious inches of RAIN!!!  Maybe more!!!  Needless to say, it's brought great happiness and serenity to the area!

I hope you found lots of things that made you feel serene this week!



  1. I'm feeling very serene now! Enjoy your Sunday!


  2. Yes we are very serene now

    Stop on by for a visit

  3. Serene is how we are feeling. And look at that glorious rain. So refreshing in so many ways.

  4. So many serene things Dave! The sunset and flowers are very pretty! You are so handsome! Your brother is so happy! Yay for rain! Mommy's aunt and cousin by Tuttle Creek were happy about the rain so we hoped you were getting it a little further south of there too!

  5. Thanks for sharing all your serenity. The rain is especially nice. As long as there is no thunder a nice downpour is great when you have been without for so long.


  6. Your plants had a ROUGH start... butt they did Well under the tough situation.... RAIN???? YOU ARE GETTING RAIN????? That is WONDERFUL. The poor parched plants will be slurpin it up like thirsty pups after a long run. YEA fur the much needed RAIN.

  7. We are so happy that you're getting your rain, Dave!
    Your sunset is just magnificent!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  8. Yay for rain! Are you allowed out in the rain? Teddy goes out in the rain, then protests (usually with his claws and teeth) that he has to get towel dried.


  9. Anonymous7:13 PM

    I betcha that rain was so great! ANd Zim is always the 'shotgun' rider MOL. Hey guys, I was wondering if you guys were adult rescue dogs??I ask because I have a feature on my blog for interviewing cat and dog rescues...and wonder if you might be open to volunteering for me to interview you IF you are rescues? You can see my first canine interview Aug 21 with Chancy. paw pats, Savvy

  10. Oh, yeah!
    I feel very serene too!
    The sunset is soooo beautiful....
    And you...
    And the flowers....
    And the rain...
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. gosh beautiful pictures
    Benny & Lily

  12. Ohhhhh, Dave, I needed a wonderfully serene post like this today! Thank you for sharing. The RAIN was especially exciting! We got some this afternoon too, and it was wonderful.

    Momma said thank you for your kind thoughts about Nala and Bruno. I'm sorry we made her cry. :(

  13. the rain looks wonderful! not that we'd want to be out in it tho :)

    Pip, Smidgen, minnie, HOllie

  14. Thanks for stopping by for cake. I feel suddenly very serene just looking at your pictures. I am gonna take a rest now and dream about those beautiful flowers and riding in the car with Zim.

    Loveys Sasha

  15. Nice pix! Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  16. Awesome pics, my friend! Enjoy the rain!

  17. Yep we got lots of rain yesterday also....no thunder thank goodness cos sam goes off the deep end but rain...our yard looks greener over night..my mom loves your lavender that is her favorite smell in the whole wide world!!
    stella rose

  18. Rain Rain keep on coming BOL.... Makes us sleepy, makes the flowers happy

    The silvers and more

  19. Serene!! Serene!!
    We're feeling in all the way here!!