Droplets Of Rain & Silly Dogs

Droplets of rain were speckling the concrete when I went outside with the dogs this morning. It is cloudy and gray outside.

Here is Charlie looking up at me. He obviously wants something. I will have to figure out what it is. He probably wants to go outside.

Mr. Sun:

Mr. Sun is hidden by the hyacinth bean vine. I still have yet to see the purple bean pods. But then it has only been producing its lavender flowers about a week or so.

I brought Mr. Sun with me from Texas when I moved here to Tulsa. Thankfully it did not get broken during the move in the moving van. Some things did.
The lavender and purple blooms of the hyacinth bean vine reaches up toward the sky. Soon deep purple bean pods will appear.
In the fall they will turn brown and I shall put them in an envelope until next spring.

A moon vine flower:

Do you know what this is? It is a moon flower bloom, closed for daytime. It spreads its large white flower at night only.

The flower looks like a baby’s fist.
I wonder if there are other flowers that only open at night? Do you don’t know of any. I shall have to check into that.
Because it is so delightful to look out the patio door into the darkness and see it all aglow. Like magic. Such a treat.

Abi Rose:

Abi has two favorite sitting spots outside. One is in the chair. The other is sitting in this pot. You funny bunny dog!

She does the silliest things. Charlie, on the other hand, is just Charlie. A male dog that minds his mama and puts up with his sissy’s bossiness.

He was submissive from the beginning. I brought him home when Abi was just a few months old. But from the start, she bossed him around. I would chastise her, but she always just ignored me.

Because Abi is Abi. Like a cat is a cat and that is that. Abi is just Abi.


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  1. Brenda–I believe Charlie is going a bit too heavy on the eye liner and lip gloss in this photo. lol. We tease my parents' Bichon about her shiny black lips. What sweet pupsters you have.

  2. Our heat seems to have left us for the time being. However, we have had thunderstorms the lat 3 nights. Nothing bad just lots of noise and flickering of lights. My garden is winding down. Fall comes early to us here in the North.

  3. I have been wondering if it was difficult to train Charlie & Abi to go to the bathroom on your patio, since they had been used to grass at your little blue house. Also, it seemed that they used to spend much of their day looking out your window and it doesn't appear that they can do that now, they must miss that. Looks like they are enjoying the patio though! They are so cute!

  4. Your dogs are always so cute! That's funny that she likes to sit in the plant pot. Wish we were getting some rain. it keeps threatening to rain, but just blows past us. Everything is so dry and hot here.

  5. Charlie looks like he loves getting his picture taken. They are both very cute. I think you have got more rain this summer than we have in Oklahoma City. It looks like it is going to be another hot dry day for us.

  6. It's non stop rain here so I haven't had to water which is good think this garden can give me a huge water bill. I love how Charlie always seem to have one ear up and one down. See you later.

    PS I couldn't find your home page, I was at your last post and couldn't find how to get to you home page for this post?

  7. smiling at your words and pics.. tearing up at the pure unadulterated look of Love in Charlie's eyes..
    talk about a Love that surpasses all understaning… said it before and I'll say it again.

    Dog is God and God is Dog and if we loved each other the way they love us- we'd know what Heaven really is and we'd live in it every moment.

  8. OMG. That pic of Charlie ( I think) looking up at you is WONDERFUL!!!! That will be a great memory in years to come! They both look great this morning!!!!! I had the rain this morning and Miss Bella is still sleeping in the recliner!

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