Sun dappled maple
After several days of abuse my back finally got bad enough that staying close to home was not an option, it was a necessity. Sam has been having digestive ailments the past few days and, though he appears to be feeling better, going for a ride is still out of the question for him. I don’t want to worry about any accidents on Godzilla’s upholstery if I can’t pull over fast enough when he needs to get out.
Even if I did feel up to traveling today the look he gives me when I tell him he has to stay home makes me feel so guilty that I only do so when absolutely necessary. I get the feeling he still doesn’t believe me when I tell him dogs aren’t allowed in the doctor’s office, dentist’s, grocery store, Wal-Mart, etc.
On mild days such as the one we enjoyed today Sam and I often spend time just sitting out in the yard soaking up the sun.
This time of year we get the added bonus of autumn color, especially in the maple in our yard.
Not all the color is from the leaves. Our feathered visitors seem to become more colorful by the day, as well.
It won’t be long until they really stand out against the snow that will arrive all too soon. Actually, I don’t mind a few inches of snow, as long as it doesn’t come down by the foot as it did last year.