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!