Friday, May 7, 2010

Fridays are Golden

Somber dogs? Outside in the sunshine? Off leash in the yard? Not possible.

Yes, it is possible when they are focused on one thing. That one thing was my husband who was washing off some of the furniture. I would not let the girls go over to "help" and they were not happy. No smiles this Friday.

Ellie lies beneath a blooming rhododendron. Her attention is directed at the work being done.

Ellie almost always sits and poses when I have the camera out. Not this time.

Lucy walks up and down the steps, thinking she can divert and sneak over to the hose. Not a chance, Lucy.

The girls look at me in frustration. "What is she thinking?"

The girls and I walked to the back of the house and went inside. Lucy is sitting in front of the mint I planted two years ago. [Note: If you plant mint, put it in a container.] I spend more time thinning this stuff than I do gathering it for tea, garnish, or lemonade. Starting with a single plant, this stuff seems to love its location.

Well, we've reached the beginning of another weekend. Who would have thought that a sell order with a typo would drop the Dow Jones more than 1,000 points in less than 30 minutes? The error triggered pre-set computerized sell orders and the machines just took over. The effects were seen all over the world. (Think "2001 A Space Odessey"). I am so naive I honestly thought there would be a stop-gap for this kind of error. Of course I also thought there was a stop-gap to prevent massive oil spills.

As we approach this Mother's Day, our thoughts go out to all mothers in distress. Especially those who lost their children in the recent floods, those who lost their children in the mining disasters, and those who lost their children in the oil rig disaster.



KB said...

I agree - we have fire drills in most buildings - Wouldn't you think that the oil company would have had a plan in place for a disaster like this one? And, a pre-made dome to cap it off? Moreover, they might have practiced how to fix it ahead of time?

Enough of that, the girls look beautiful in the sunshine, even if they're upset about not helping with the car washing!

Rudee said...

As usual, the girls bring a smile to my face.

How can someone make a mistake by adding three zeroes? I can understand one, but three?

Golden Samantha said...

How right you are on all counts - we are blessed to have family, hooman and furred - thanks for the reminder! Even though your girls are not happy, they look blissfully pretty in your garden!
Hugs xoxoxo

Busy Bee Suz said...

You always bring to light the most important issues of the week.
I do love the photo of the girls together..even if they are not smiling.
have a wonderful weekend. Suz

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Happy Friday to you and yours. Love the photos of the girls-they are so beautiful! Thank you for reminding us about moms who are in distress for one reason or another this year.
Have a blessed weekend.

Valerie Cummings said...

LOVE your Golden fridays!!!! The girls look so beautiful outside and I like that flower shot! Hugs Joey and Kealani

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

"Oh you are such fun-spoiler mom!" I can hear your girls saying that to you. :)
Have a great weekend!

The Bug said...

Love the sulky puppies!

Karin said...

Beautiful photos of your golden girls!

Anonymous said...

The girls are still lovely in their somber moods. Of COURSE they needed to help!

The stock market. . . YIKES!

Have a wonderful Mother's day!

Barb said...

I'm thinking about planting mint at altitude - it may actually grow, which is all I ask. I love the look of quiet desperation on the Girls' faces!

Vicki Lane said...

Such expressive faces! It's the old 'Oh, no, I'm not mad-- just hurt' ploy!

D.K. Wall said...

Our canine friends never like to be denied, do they?

Jeannette StG said...

haha, I love that pic with your 2 dogs "thinking" or whatever their state of mind is...:)

KGMom said...

Aww--your sweet girls really do look glum.
Your observation about mint is what makes it so wonderful--it will grow almost anywhere you plant it.
And, finally, happy Mother's Day to you. Yes, it is a complicated day--full of love, and sometimes sorrow and loss.

Ruth said...

Very nice doggy portraits with the spring backgrounds

Appalachian Lady said...

The whole time, I was looking at the great steps and rock work. Did you do that yourself.

Your dogs are great too.