I love this time of year

Outside the heat of a Queensland Spring is destroying the green blades of grass and drying out the garden beds, the talk of an El Nino persists and I’ve been shopping for wetting agents, mulch and drought resistant native plants. Despite the heat, I love Spring and early morning walks with Bundy (Maxi is usually still snoring). This year all of the native plants seem to be in full flower with their sweet scent permeating the air and the low hum of buzzing bees following us wherever we go.

As the heat dissipates towards the end of the day both Bundy and Maxi take to the yard and play a short game of ‘catch me if you can’ or Bundy returns to playing with his favourite toy of late, the bucket. When not playing with his bucket you can find Bundy sleeping on the tiles or making himself comfortable on one of the outdoor chairs, Maxi can usually be found not far away, snoring loudly and blissfully ignorant of what is going on around her.

Summer is predicted to be long, hot and dry, quite different to the very wet and muggy summers we’ve had over the last few years. When it gets really hot we’ll take the dogs to the beach before the sun comes up and head home before traffic jams make being on the road unbearable, for now Bundy and I will continue to enjoy the fresh, early morning Spring walks.

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10 thoughts on “I love this time of year

  1. George Weaver October 12, 2014 / 3:57 am

    Ha! Die, Bucket! I love Bundy! And, I enjoyed the feeling of walking with you in the early morning! Wonderful post!

    • twoblackdoggies October 12, 2014 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks George, Bundy is a bit of a character and he’s been at that bucket again this afternoon so it must be reaching its use-by date soon 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the walk, the warmer weather makes it so much easier to get out of bed in the morning.

  2. megtraveling October 12, 2014 / 4:38 am

    It looks lovely and fresh there! I really like the video too – a pail can be a good toy… 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies October 12, 2014 / 5:04 pm

      Spring makes everything lovely and fresh, hopefully we’ll get some much needed rain soon so that everything stays fresher for longer. I don’t do video often, so happy you enjoyed it 🙂

  3. dontdoubtthedog October 12, 2014 / 6:45 am

    Love to see you, your photos and dogs back. Enjoy the summer.

    • twoblackdoggies October 12, 2014 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you, it is great to be back – life got a little crazy for a while 🙂

  4. restlessjo October 12, 2014 / 11:47 pm

    Isn’t it a beautiful world out there, Sam? Even if a little hot in some places. I’m glad not to be in Portugal right now because the golf has been suspended due to torrential rain. Definitely topsy turvy! 🙂 Lovely flowers you show us.

    • twoblackdoggies October 14, 2014 / 9:37 am

      We do live in a beautiful world, I hope that we can keep it that way. Portugal and Italy seem to be getting hit by rain and flooding, such a contrast to the weather here. Glad you liked the flowers Jo, I’ve just planted some of the flowering natives in my garden and am hoping that they survive 🙂

  5. Misaki October 16, 2014 / 6:40 am

    Lovely photos xx

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