Saturday, December 12, 2015
I never really realized how much I love trees until I reacquainted myself with embroidery. I have a board on Pinterest where I save pics of stitched trees.
When we moved in our home years ago, there were some trees we took out. Messy crab apple trees whose only purpose that I could see was to shed apples that the neighborhood kids would throw at each other.
There were some evergreen that weren't really trees. 13 of them lined the driveway. THEIR purpose was to provide harbor for the webs of BIG...REALLY BIG...black spiders. Needless to say out they went.
We had a couple of small White Birch that I absolutely LOVED that mysteriously disappeared when I went shopping one Saturday. It was hard to forgive my father-in-law for supporting...errr...helping Terry to make THAT decision.
This tree is still living with green leaves in the summer. You can see the limbs that remain after we had it topped about 10 years ago. It too is a dying tree, but home to squirrels and birds. I like to watch the activity in these trees. Squirrels come and go and tease the dogs. I watched a Blue Jay couple steal leaves from a squirrel nest and fly off to use them in their own winter nest. The Blue Birds love this tree and the bugs they find there. The both are a haven for woodpeckers You can always see some activity going on in leaf barren trees in the winter. It's a lot easier to see the Hawks when they visit and watch my three favorite crows.
Boscoe's nickname is Boss and it is highly appropriate because he is the Boss Dog. When Tyson tries to eat, Boscoe lays very close to Tyson's bowl waiting. Tyson doesn't like the little bits that look like bits of raw groud beef and spits them on the floor for Boscoe to eat. If Tyson doesn't eat his food fast enough, Boscoe will find something to cover Ty's bowl with..a rag, a sock or he'll just dump it out and act like he is burying it.
Here is a pic that I took when I brought Tyson's food into the living room to deter Boscoe from eating it. Tyson fell asleep while on guard.
Actually, Tyson can fall asleep no matter what he is doing. In the morning we watch Animal Planet and the dogs always get his attention. We have often found him sitting in front of the TV like he is watching it, only to find that he is asleep.
My dogs are a lot of fun!!