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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Early one morning......

Here's our Charlie enjoying a few peaceful moments surveying his territory in the garden. It's early in the morning and all is quiet for now. You can just see the red brick Methodist Chapel in the centre of the photograph, and all the crates filled with plants are in readiness for our 'big' sale at the nearby market town of Stanhope this weekend. We take our plants there every year and the people look forward to seeing us, as we do them.

See our 'posh' brolly! It doesn't have a base and is merely stuck in the ground. It's there to give the dogs some shade because our garden faces south and is a fantastic sun trap. Mind you, they lie everywhere but under the brolly and we end up having to take them, puffing and panting, indoors...... and the dogs fairly puff and pant too!

The patio is full of cracks and looks like it's ready to fall apart quite soon! But if we replace it, we'll disturb all the mice, frogs and toads that live under it. Still, the house is almost 120 years old and that old stone has never been replaced so it can bide a bit longer. :D

Here's Charlie again watching one of the wood pigeons stopping by for his breakfast. If you look to the left of Charlie, you can just see him (or click on photo to enlarge).


  1. My balcony faces south Lesley. Its so hot in the summer but I never complain, besides I get a sea breeze! Mmmmm pigeons eh, he looks well behaved! lol. Oh, and I've tagged you. You don't have to do it, I know I never got around to doing your one a while ago! Naughty me!!

  2. I know you didn't do it when I tagged you....skiver! And I only forgive you because you said I was cool. heh heh :D And you can take your eyes off me pigeon! ;)

  3. Hello Debbie. :) Yes he's a happy dog..... a thirteen year old O.A.P. (old age pest)! :O) This is one of the few moments you'll see him sit still.... he's on the go for most of the day. :)

  4. I love this post. Somehow it speaks to me on a spiritual level.

  5. Hello Barbara. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :)