When we brought the piece out, the girls checked it over. They no longer get terribly excited when we buy a new work of art but they feel compelled to check it out nonetheless. As always, Lucy walks right up and starts her inspection while Ellie lingers behind, observing.
Ellie comes around and decides to check it out. By comparing the size of the dog with the size of the bird, you can appreciate that it is a rather large sculpture.
She sniffs the bird's posterior as if she were greeting another dog.
I made them pose with the bird when it was in place. They look like pouty little children because they do not like to be told exactly where to sit. It spoils the fun of being off leash in the yard.
So I took a shot of the big bird by herself. She blends into the foliage and makes me smile.
The sizzling heat in the south seems to be moderating only slightly. It's hot even here in the mountains. We are having August weather here in mid-June. At least it's beginning to cool down a bit at night, making for wonderful mornings.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Live the words of the famous bumper sticker, and
DON'T POSTPONE JOY.