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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Skywatch and Fences - Spring Dawn



A welcome sight earlier this week.  After the first two weeks of spring bringing only cold, rainy, snowy weather, finally a promise of sunshine in the dawn sky.


Also glad to see that my neighbor's forsythia blooms have survived the cold temps.  However, those boards, blocks, and logs crammed under the fence do not make me nearly as happy.  The entire perimeter of the fence looks like this--all due to Chet the Digger's winter's work.  Right now the only remedy I can think of is a "pawectomy".  Your suggestions?

18 comments:

Brian King said...

That sky is gorgeous! Wonderful color! Chet the Digger, huh? LOL!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely spring photos - I'm glad you are finally getting some spring color.

I have no suggestions for diggers - everything I ever tried years ago, failed.

Lovely sunrise!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

that forsythia is gorgeous. i wish their blooms would last longer ... just beautiful. ( :

thanks, for the smile.

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful sky watch photos and love to see the spring flowers ~ ^_^


Thanks for your comments and I will put a reply to on my blog ~ Enjoy ^_^

Janis said...

Nice sunset shot Faye...try spraying equal amounts of vinegar n water around the fence area..dogs n cats dont like it.

Laura said...

so beautiful!!! have a lovely weekend:-)

Lady Fi said...

That is a lovely way to start the day.

Gattina said...

You are one step ahead concerning spring ! Here everything is still naked not even the weeds are growing!

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. my neighbor has 2 dogs that are terrible diggers. she and i had to cut cattle fence panels in half, then wire them to the bottom of her chain-link fence to lay an interior perimeter around her dog pen to keep them from digging.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love sky and forsythia, Faye! Chet is quite the little digger. :0)

Smalltown RN said...

Beautiful sky! Yes it would appear Spring is here!

Lina Gustina said...

Enjoying your shots! Beautiful sky and flowers.
Thanks for dropping by :)

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Rose said...

I really, really love that forsythia shot..

Marie said...

Lovely sky shots! I adore that blue fence with the yellow forsythia!!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful sky shots, Faye.
When we first adopted Lindy from a rescue society, she was a digger. I had to put bricks inside one long section of fence, and chains on the gates. She then turned her attention to digging holes in the yard, which I used for planting bushes.
She learned, eventually, but she still had a hard time resisting the nice, big, wet spot we make when we empty her wading pool in the summer. Something about wet dirt makes her want to dig. So we moved her wading pool onto the concrete. LOL
K

Betsy said...

Pretty yellow forsythia against the blue fence, I like that.
Maybe a potted plant against the fence or do what I do and just call it "art". I think it's a grand picture.
Love the night sky and always have liked to be under it in the evenings.

Beth said...

Lovely pics!
Beth @ Life on Devils Hollow

Arija said...

What a glorious morning. Once a dog has a digging instinct, what can you do?