Goob and the Bee

Winter set back in today, rained last night, and it got cold. Apparently the plants and bees haven’t noticed.
The wisteria on the patio cover is coming on full bore, and when you stand underneath, the whole structure fairly hums with bees.
(click for a little larger view)

Our big lovely German Shepherd, Gunnar, a.k.a. Goober/Goob, was out under the wisteria today and a bee dropped down in front of him. He ate it. Yelped around, found another one, and did it again. Poor Goob is the very definition of brainless. Sweet, but unutterably dumb.
The arrows point to his tongue coming out in anticipation and the bee, about not to be. (click for a larger view)

This is my favorite (for the moment) orchid blooming again. You can’t even see the second spray in this picture. I hope I get one before the blooms all fall off. Also, can you see my pizza clock? It’s pretty funny. What time is it? It’s Pizza Time! This is the only clock I’ve ever owned that I cared enough about to even have an opinion on.


Lewi guest stars in the background.

Goob loves getting brushed. Lewi wonders why.

Every time I see this I hear the sheep in “Babe” crying, “Wooooolves, Wooooolves!”

Such a nice day

Spring Has Sprung
The grass is riz;
I wonder where
The birdies is?

plum

I’m pretty sure I blog that dumb rhyme each year. At least I’m predictable! Click the plum tree picture for more springshots.

**And now, I’m going to Pier 1. I need … something.

But first, I might have to make this. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this sort of thing.

** I bought a mirror that matches NOTHING in my house, I think I’ll put it in the front bedroom. Hey, it was clearance. Can’t resist that half off stuff. I was actually looking for a visual headboard for the bed, this is not going to cut it and I should probably take it back. Sigh. Also, I didn’t realize how dorky those bedside lamps look. The scale appears to be all wrong, at least in the pictures. Sigh

mirror

I took it back, and got some gigantic black leaves.  I like it much better now.