Monday, January 21, 2013

Like Diamonds in the sky

Big, wet diamonds..falling for days!  It has rained and rained and rained lately!  I had no idea when I took this photo of a beautiful sunrise on Monday morning, that I would not see the sun again until Friday.  Not even a peep!
We were watching Zephyr, Devo and Rocket during this monsoon. I felt bad as they really didn't get to enjoy the yard at all. 
Zephyr is a lurcher and a sweet old lady.
 Her whiskers were so cute
 Devo is a snuggly Whippet
 And Rocket..the "Oops" greyhound.  Props to his owner for getting him as a puppy.  He is striking..very interesting color!
 They left just in time for the diamonds in the sky to turn to crystals in the sky!  It was such a wet week.  At 10PM on Thursday..we were a little worried for our tree.
 It was a wet snow so the dogs had nothing to do with it.  But the next morning, we saw the sun again for the first time in 4 days..albeit to a different looking landscape!
 BUT luckily..this is Virginia.  So this very day, it went to 50 degrees!  So by the next day, the snow was gone.  And on Sunday, we were able to have friends over!  The next few shots are courtesy of Nerice.  She forgot her memory card, so I lent her mine.  Cali tries to tell Doc that the rules are she has control of the toy!
 Doc, Dinah and Cali
 Shiloh..we started her on 'old lady meds' this week.  The dementia symptoms had gotten pretty bad..we are seeing a little improvement.
And in other news.  Take your last look at our deck steps as they are now.
We want to remodel the deck, but a little at a time. First priority, the dogs are all having trouble with stairs these days. And these stairs are particularly hard.  So far Shane has injured himself pretty badly twice and Cali has scraped herself up once.  Shane just leaps from the third step now..which isn't safe.  So tomorrow..they will be remodeled and revamped in to composite.  Hopefully, next year the rest of the deck will catch up.  But the wallet can only support one upgrade at a time.  The kids will love it..and it will be so much easier and so much safer!  I am excited!!!


Mad Red Hare said...

Rocket almost looks like part Doberman with those ears! Bon voyage deck stairs!!! The older my dogs get, I hate stairs. We had to fence in our front yard with a gate to the back yard since Tom can no longer do the stairs down to our bedroom. We walk outside.

gyeong said...

Zephyr has such a sweet face. I am so glad that the wetness is gone and the yard is dried out. Fingers crossed Shiloh's meds make a huge difference.

Sue said...

We have snow here and have done for over a week now. Unlike you our temps are not set to rise more than a degree or two above zero, so it's going to take a long time to leave.

Love the photos of the dogs.

Hope the revamp of the decking steps helps everyone.

Those Brindle Kids said...

All three of them are so pretty. I just love Rocket's eye color. Good luck with the deck and stairs re-build.
Our deck stairs were so tall and steep that we had to do the same thing. We ended up with a string of five steps, a landing, another string of five steps, another landing, then five more steps. I hate the steps because the dogs try to jump - and sometimes they fall.
Will be watching to see what you guys do.

Jay said...

Some of these names are very familiar - are you a Greytalker?

Gorgeous pictures. Strange weather ... though that first picture is wonderful.