One week in August can make a big difference in the waning days of summer. It's now completely dark when we take Lucy out for the last time at night. We will soon need candles again for the dinner table. On the other hand, we are enjoying the brisk evenings and mornings. Lucy loves running in the cooler air.
Our Lucy also loves all sorts of fresh fruits and vegetables. She even likes fresh broccoli. (Obviously, we give her only a tiny bit of that.) Her favorites are carrot pennies and slices of apple. Lucky for her, every day my husband eats a sandwich and an apple for lunch. So every day Lucy gets a few bites of apple before he eats his lunch.
She stands beside the recliner, wagging her tail and licking her chops.
One by one, my husband gives her pieces of apple
Nom, nom, nom. She doesn't move from her place.
She doesn't take her eyes off the apple while she waits for the next bite.
Her tail continues its wagging throughout.
It seems fitting that our quote this week should come from former President Jimmy Carter:
"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good.
We will not learn to live in peace by killing each other's children."
HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE. ENJOY THESE AUGUST DAYS.