Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After the movie, Part 5, or 8, or 10?

I have forgotten how many times I've used a variation of this post title. We do not live a very exciting life and our evenings are almost always spent around the television with our constant companions watching broadcast TV programs or movies that I buy ( I have over 200 Blu-Ray titles). A very apt subtitle to this post could be: Tiptoeing through the Rottweilers, because that is how we have become accustomed to moving around the room while our best friends are napping on the floor. BTW, they move on and off the couches regularly through the course of the evening, as if to cool off on the floor. The best part, for us, is that none of the large sleeping hunks ever tries to get up while we are stepping over them, for that would end in quite and accident. So this was last night, after the movie. And, in case you're interested, the movie title was "Olympus Has Fallen", I just bought the Blu-Ray version yesterday when it came out and it was a great movie.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mom sitting outside by the pool, with her two protectors.

The weather has been lousy. Days of rain, then a few days of high heat and humidity, then cooler temperatures more like early Spring than Summer. So we enjoy a nice day when we can find one and sitting outside by the pool, listening to the gurgling water is very enjoyable. My wife finds the solitude comforting and on a day like this she will spend hours outdoors. But most of the time she is not alone.
She usually has at least one Rottweiler with her and often sits with both Ruff and Axl. It is very quiet and peaceful and the rippling sound of the water adds a nice touch, almost like a stream.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A bedtime hug.

Time for Mom to go to bed but first a quick stop in my room where Ruffin is waiting on my bed to say good night to his Mom. He also is waiting for his little biscuit (which is why he is looking at me out of the corner of his eye) but he gets a hug and a kiss from his Mom, first. Sorry to say, the hug and kiss photo didn't come out. But this is how it looked a few seconds before.
I actually took this photo a few days ago but didn't post it because the followup photo was too blurry. It is a nice shot of my sweetheart and my best friend so I thought I would share it after all.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A beautiful day to be outside.

Well, the heat wave ended after a few days and the monsoon weather is all dried up so what's left of our Summer has turned into Fall. Or Spring. After getting the very nice new liner installed in our swimming pool we managed to get only one day warm enough to use it. The water temperatures have been matching the air temps and our day time highs are hovering around 80 degrees. A bit too cool for taking a dip. The overnight temps are dropping into the low to mid 50's. Great sleeping weather and even nicer days to be outside. So we did and here are some new pictures.

And one more of Ruff trying to grab his ball off the desk.