Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TERRIBLE TERRAIN TUESDAY

AROUND THE YARD
Hey Hounders,
In a vain attempt to compete with our buddies over at the Army Of Four (Ao4) who present a weekly post of Sunday Serene Scenery, we have developed our or botanical tour which we have aptly named Terrible Terrain Tuesday. We'll show you some of the unique environmental aspects of the rural Virginia countryside in the area of Bumpass.

<-- Our front yard swing and grass patch. This is the area where Radar was allowed outside, under supervision, while he was serving his 4 week quarantine after his successful treatment for the parvo virus. It sits under some tall broad leaf trees and is shaded most of the day, only getting direct sunlight late in the afternoon.





<-- This is a new tree sprout in the patch out front by the swing that refuses to go away no matter if it is sprayed or cut so dad has kind of given up and decided to let it grow. Of course now it will probably die off on its' own






<-- This is a portion of the lush front lawn grass as it blends in to the drainage swale out by the road. Our front yard is at a high point of the road so water flows away in both direction; south down to the lake and east to a drainage creek that then runs behind our backyard down to the lake.





<-- This is a natural fauna ground cover that grows alongside our gravel driveway. Dad usually burns it out in the late spring in order to discourage snakes from making themselves at home. Sophie especially, and occassionally Jubal, makes use of the area for business reasons so we'd rather that the copperheads go somewhere else to make themselves at home.




Hey Hounders,
We were having problems with blogger last night. It wouldn't let us upload our very beautiful photographs of the lush vegetation and immaculately groomed grounds. We gave up for the evening but tried to upload again early this morning; we've had some luck but it is a slow, one picture at a time , process . We apologize and hope that you will stop by later in the day to see if we got things operating correctly. We posted the other photos yesterday morning before the trouble began but didn't get the yard picture up because of the honeydews. Mom told dad, honey do this and honey do that. We'll upload what we can throughout the day.


- TBH&K



HOW 'BOUT THESE

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!





MONDAY MYSTERY GUEST:
These are the clues we gave y'all so far to this week's Monday Mystery Guest:
1.- The MG is a "rescue" that was within minutes of "termination."

Today's Clue:

2.- The MG has something in common with a particular Australian beer.



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Life Lessons From Boru:

The warning "watch your step" has many meanings.

9 comments:

Huffle Mawson said...

Okay I will come back in the morning. I like that lion costume!

Fred said...

Ooh--I was a Roll Tide football player for Halloween one year! I liked that one a lot! This year {shh, don't tell} I is going to be an Oreo. I'm not sure I will like this one.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Oh yeah, you have to keep both eyes open when you're out there in the tall grass.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khyra don't do khostumes ;-)

BUT I do have a snazzy skeleton bandanna!

Hope your TTT is a terrifikh one!

Mom and I STILL blushing ovFUR your honour! It is is diffikhult to tell on me BUT since she's whiter than a piece of paper there is no doubt about her!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Maybe HM should be that lion! That would give her something to roar about!

LuLu and LoLLy! said...

Hi Guys! This is LuLu and LoLLy stopping by to say hello! We love your costume piktures! We are planning our own costumes as we speak! Hope all of you are doing well, we miss you! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

JackDaddy said...

So many costumes, so little time. So many puppies!

The OP Pack said...

Glad to see you were able to get a few more pics up, we are hoping to do our post soon and sure hope we don't have trouble with blogger. We have those tree sprouts at the base of our trees too and the more we cut them down, the thicker they grow. Dad just tells the guys that cut our grass to whack 'em down with the edgezapper.

We had lots of those pee spots in one section of the yard where princess Dakota left her mark. The pawrents just had new sod put in there and they keep waiting for us to pull it up. We have been good so far, just biding our time in case we have a payback time come along:)

Tail wags, the OP Pack

River said...

Hey, your terrible terrain looks like our yard--at least before all this horrible rain! Nice costumes. We like Mr. White and hope he gets a forever home very soon.

love & wags,
River

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We have a vine in our yard that won't go away. Mom sprays it with round-up, but it's still there. Now Dad just chops it down when he weed eats.

Steve

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