I’m officially on vacation as of today, Monday August 5th.
In lieu of a real post, I’m sending flowers. I am lost in the lilies.
Not to mention this ridiculously as-big-as-your-head hibiscus.
Maggie and I are working hard getting ready for the Midwest Championship Sheepdog Competition. Here’s a lovely view I enjoy while driving back from practicing on a friend’s huge field. (Thank you JH!)
Maggie needs to be comfortable running out over 350-400 yards to find the sheep (and I need to be comfortable sending her that far). I don’t have a field even close to that big, so we work on other things at home. Here we are coming back from a session on the farm on a hot day. I’m on “George,” our ATV that has saved me trudging up the long, steep hill several times a day. (It’s a Foreman, thus the name.) Maggie is driving the sheep down to mineral salt and water.
And here’s Maggie’s other reinforcement for working sheep, a cool wading pool. (The primary one, of course, is working sheep.)
May there be flowers, only for good reasons, in your life this week. Not to mention our precious families, which includes, thank god, our dogs.