I opted to save myself the trouble of planting a vegetable garden this year. The past few years have yielded very few vegetables that weren't sampled first by the backyard critters. After all this time of thinking that the neighborhood population of bunnies and squirrels was increasing, I was really surprised by the scarcity of the furry creatures this year. No garden to lure them into my yard meant fewer
nuisances adorable bunnies and pests beautiful squirrels hanging around.
I'm just grateful that the li'l varmints don't bother with the flowers that I've planted. I can easily pick up locally grown produce at the farmers market every week, but there is no bouquet of beautiful flowers anywhere that could ever give me the amount of happiness that I feel every time I look at a vase of flowers that I cut from my own yard.
And speaking of furry creatures–
Clyde is a year old!!
I can't believe how quickly his first year went by.
Here he is when we brought him home last November.
And here is a picture I took yesterday, on his birthday.
And there have been lots of playful moments in between.
It's getting harder and harder to remember a time when he was smaller than Gus!
Maybe someday we'll convince him that he's not a lap dog.