|This shot is a little blurry, but it is a cool photo, nonetheless.|
|But this one .... knocks my socks off!!|
I have to laugh at myself. I was checking the eastern sky ever five minutes .... yes, I set the time so I would miss it .... and when it peeked over the mountains, it was breathtaking! I grabbed for my camera .......... and realized I'd left it n the car!!!! I made a mad dash and before I could get it focused, the moon was already all the way up. Sheesh! I'm such a goober! I knew I wanted to take pictures, so who didn't I check it earlier, make sure the batteries were charged, etc.?? No, that's too logical. Oh well, those are still great pix.
This has not been my day. I got ready to go to lunch with some friends,, and when I walked to the car, I discovered that I had locked my keys in the car. Damn. A neighbor tried to help, but he couldn't get it open, and I had already called AAA. The driver got here, but he had some trouble getting the door unlocked, and by the time I could have gone, it was more than 2 hours past the lunch time. So I stayed home and did house and yard work.
I didn't work really hard, but I got a lot done. I gave my garden the first watering of the season. I'm seeing some little points of green out there, so it won't be long before I can see what damage the deep freeze did. I also watered all my plants and cleaned the back yard, too. I'll water the grass in the back tomorrow, as it is beginning to show some green, too. I'm eager for everything to grow and bloom.
I have to trim Max tomorrow. I've done all the others. They all developed a thick undercoat during that cold weather, and when it began warming up, it came loose, but instead of shedding, it formed a carpet about 1/2 inch off their skin. I couldn't brush it out, and the de-tangler was not working well because it was so thick. So I began just whacking it off with big scissors. Joey, Jazi, Sam and Lola look better, but it is a rough cut. I've made an appointment with the groomer for next week, and she will make them all cut again. I left Max till last because he isn't as thick coated as the others. But tomorrow I'll lighten his load, too.
I'm glad it is spring. I didn't hate the winter here, but I'm still glad to see warmer weather.