Happy Friday! After two days of high humidity and heat, this clear and almost cool morning feels wonderful. Dog and Baby Dog both misbehaved, often a sign of improved weather. They are simply too wound up to listen, instead finding all kinds of smells suddenly far more interesting than paying attention to me.
This morning Dog was certain that a deer had only instants before walked on This Very Spot, and if I only allowed it, he could catch up and give chase. Baby Dog plugged her nose into the earth and inhaled deeply as though she was trying to get high from the scent. The deer, far up on one of Roundtop’s slopes, raised its head from grazing only briefly before returning to its breakfast.
Both of them completely missed the fox trotting across the lane perhaps 50 yards ahead.
My photo this happy Friday was taken at an orchard near Roundtop. The apples on those trees will soon be ready to pick.