It couldn't have come at a better time. After days upon days of humid, rainy weather, some very enjoyable high pressure has moved into the Tri-state and the temperature has dropped to to high 70s, low 80s. Best of all the air is dry and the humidity has dropped as well. Assessing the damage shows a major lawn mowing project was needed since the grass in the larger backyard has grown to over a foot in height. This problem with heavy rainfall is usually an annual springtime event but the consequences are the same. Rain makes the grass grow as well as making the ground muddy. While the Rottweilers have no objections to either rain or mud, humans do. Here is a photo I posted here back in 2011 that shows the problem with cutting grass after heavy rain.
So it did become a major project cutting the foot-tall grass. I had to do it in two passes changing the height of the mowing deck. And yesterday, I finished the job while the ground was dry and the air was cool and then I took Bess and Ruff outside to enjoy it.
I let Ruff off his leash so he could walk around on his own. He still can't see so he took his steps very carefully while he sniffed everything.
And Bess played with her favorite toy, walking around and swinging it over her head.
The fresh air and sunshine was invigorating but after coming back in the house everyone was tired and took long naps. And we all went to bed early.