Since I was lamenting the weather lately (something I commonly do here on the blog!), it was interesting that I found a post from 3 years ago today for this Throwback Thursday, when we were out enjoying the weather very much. That year was another autumn of up and down weather, but to have the pool out in early November was amazing! This year the pool has been unused for a few weeks and put away recently; there will be no last hurrah for the pool this year!
We did have a day in the 60’s yesterday, and actually saw the sunshine for two whole days. I selected this post for several reasons. So much has changed in three years. It’s hard for me to remember that there was a time when only Cricket and Sheba were playing in the pool. Our golden Moses had passed away that summer, and Luke had yet to join our family. Cricket’s days of playing in the pool may be over now, but the photos in this #TBT post show her technique then was the same as it was this year when she was still playing.
The other highlight of this throwback post is that our beagle Kobi is in the final photo. I had a dream about Kobi a few days ago. I don’t remember the specifics but I remember that it felt real and that it was good to see him. He was in my last Throwback post as well, and I do enjoy these chances to “see” him again.
BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY – LAST HURRAH originally posted November 3rd, 2013
We’ve had some strange weather here in New England just this last week. Wednesday we saw light snow flying, and yesterday it was 60 degrees! Today we’ll be lucky to see 40 degrees. Yesterday we took advantage of what might be our last really nice day. I was planting flower bulbs in our memorial garden, and the dogs played fetch for almost 2 hours. It was warm enough for my hubby to fill the pool so they could have one last chance to cool off in it before it gets put up for the winter.
Back in the present it’s a new home, new yard, new gardens. I didn’t plant any bulbs this fall because I’m still working out garden plans around what was already here, and didn’t really feel the need just yet. I do miss my memorial garden; but I’ve actually enjoyed the break from gardening this year so I could focus more on other things. Next spring it will be all about starting vegetable gardens though! Break over!
One more point of interest about this post is that a week later my post was titled “First Snow“. Oh yes, we know it’s coming!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
This is that time of year when I get so confused. I’m still in sundresses (with a sweater in the mornings) and sandals. I will not experience any snow and will never put on my winter coat again. While that sounds doodle*tastic to others – I will once again miss a cold brisk breeze that justifies a big crock pot of something hearty. Take lots of photos of winter for me!
I’d never say I was a huge fan of winter, but I do think I’d miss it on some level too. Hopefully we’ll have some winter fun to share and you can live vicariously through us. 🙂
2 Brown Dawgs says
I think we have your warm weather from three years ago here. It has been nice and warm, bit of course it will be back to cold next week.
The last couple of weeks of October have really been more like November here, even though we haven’t seen any real snow yet.
Sadly our temps are way too warm for this time of year. We are wishing for cold and snow, but it will be at least 10 days until it cools down.
Our October has been very cool overall. But I also think some of it is that our new house gets less sun than the old one, so it seems cooler too. We usually see a real snow before the end of October though, and we’ve only seen those flurries this year. Hope it cools down for you soon!
I’m not usually a big fan of snow, but this year I’m looking forward to getting my snowshoes out to do lots of exploring in the woods.
Two French Bulldogs says
Our weather is nutty!! 70 yesterday and 90 today, 60 tomorrow
Lily & Edward
easy rider says
we have a super weird weather … icy cold in the morning, even with black ice and nearly summerish in the afternoon…absolutely pool party weather :o) that’s crazy… either we sweat like a horse or we turn blue like the smurfes with cold… :o)
That is definitely weird! Fall is usually that time of year where you have to have all of your wardrobes out, and change between them several times in one day. LOL
Brian Frum says
That was a fun throw back, but I don’t want any of that snow stuff here!
The K9 crew will be happy to see it, most likely. Me, not so much!
M. K. Clinton says
It is still so hot here! We have been in the upper 80’s and it was the hottest Halloween on record! I think we are going to have a cool front come in this weekend.
Wow, you really have been hot! I thought 60 felt hot in the sun the other day, I think because it’s been so cold otherwise!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
nooooo I don’t want the snow to come!! We could have a pool out now too in WI.
We usually see an accumulation of snow, even just a small amount, in October. We didn’t see that this year, and I’m not hearing any forecasts of it yet for the next week anyway. Maybe that’s a good sign, or maybe it doesn’t mean anything at all. Who knows? LOL
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
I loved this post! I loved seeing your girls playing together, and I loved seeing Kobi! I love it when our angels come back to visit us in dreams or spiritual visits! It’s their way of reassuring us that they are ok and still watching over us.
Thank you, Sue. I love the thought that Kobi was checking in with me to let me know he’s still there. ♥
Caren Gittleman says
This was a great TBT post!!
Thank you, Caren! xo