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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Welcoming August


With open arms lol  WOW! August already ?  my how time fly's when your busy with gardens and enjoying all  that’s around you  ! Papa has been off since Fri and it has been a lovely weekend so far, we here still have one more day off as it is our civic holiday tomorrow … well I am off all the time as I am retired hehe . Papa and I have just been puttering and enjoying our yard and all that’s in it . We have been relaxing by the chiminea enjoying the crackling of the wood burning and the smell … oh the smell  is wonderful , the past day or so has been cool so windows open and the smell has wafted through the house , wonderful , I still wish I could bottle the smell of wood smoke lol .

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Any who , we had a  pop up storm whilst we were sitting out enjoying our chiminea and boy did it ever come down but the rain just sizzled off of the chiminea as it kept going  but we were dry sitting on our patio under the porch at our table .

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The rain storm didn’t last long but long enough for me to take photos of it , oh and Papa had to suit up and rescue the clogged gutter pipe  as we were getting Niagara falls  flowing  from it !

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              Off he goes to get the ladder  with his trusty side kick Miggs ! Sun was shinning at this point but the rain was still coming down !

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         The clouds behind him were dark as it kept raining and the sun was out the opposite side of the house !

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                    Thank goodness for the cowboy slicker and hat that kept him from getting soaked to the bone !

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                                                                       My cowboy to the rescue ! hehe !!

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                                          Need to fix up a gutter and pipe to my rain barrel here off of the shed  !

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                                                           Miggs always licking the fresh rain puddles !

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I love how the yard and garden looks when wet and the sun has come out with dark cloud behind the trees back there , gives off a huge of   strange look with in the air and enhances the colours   !

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Then after  the storm Papa  and I  collected ourselves and enjoyed the rest of the day as Papa was taking all kinds of video and photos for his Tablet .

Today is hot and humid we did a bit of gardening at the front of the house this morning  in the sun and then it got to humid , we had a bit of thunder rolling around to  . Now we are in enjoying the cool and watching movies .  August is our hottest month  here but also the month where our gardens are in full bloom , we got married this month in our back yard to and Harley and Miggs Birthdays are this month as well . So welcome August .

                                                                           Until next time my friends !

                                                                                 Country Gal


Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you have a wonderful August!! Happy Anniversary too. xx

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

YOu really have a wonderful and lovely yard to enjoy! I'm glad that it continued after the rain too! And by the way, "Papa" has great rain gear!!

Patsy said...

Having a great husband to fix things are wonderful.
We got married 36 years ago today, and my birthday is the 6th. So Happy Anniversary and Birthdays to you.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It does sound like you are having a very lovely weekend. Puttering around your home and garden is sometimes the best way to spend time. These photos are beautiful. Happy August to you!

Anvilcloud said...

With that outfit, he should be herding in the Outback where it doesn't rain much. Your garden looks super.

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures...with a real hero.

I love your fire.

William Kendall said...

I've got an oilskin coat like that. They do come in quite handy.

Michelle said...

I would love to sit under the patio with a chimnea and watch it rain. How lovely!

Meggie said...

Enjoyed your post...I have been looking for rain all day....none so far.

DeniseinVA said...

Happy Anniversary and Birthdays all round :). Great photos! Sitting on a covered patio watching the rain is idyllic. Looks like Miggy was ready to help Papa unclog the water spout. Have a great week :)