Saturday, August 28, 2004

toadstools in the yard

Cliff is working six hours today.  It's rough on him to work Saturdays because his normal shift is 3:30 to midnight.  In order to work Saturday, he has to go in on the day shift.  They let him come in a couple hours late, though.  So he gets four hours of sleep... wakes up at 5, leaves at 6, works till 2.

Rain still threatens, so I didn't want to leave on horseback this morning.  I took Mandy out for a couple of "sit-stay-heel" lessons, and saw what, at first glance, looked like golfballs in the front yard.  That's my neighbor, Marvin's, place in the background.

On closer inspection, I saw we had a toadstool invasion.  They seem to be growing in pairs.

I let Mandy off her leash to see what she'd do.

Of course she was a bit cautious, but soon curiousity overcame her fear.

Obviously no smell....

.... and no sound....

They must be safe to play with!

 

5 comments:

kimbellina1957 said...

I CAME HERE FROM ANOTHER JOURNAL I WAS READING ABOUT COUNTRY LIVING, AND AM GLAD I DID!!
I HAD TO LAUGH AT YOUR DOG NOT KNOWING WHAT TO MAKE OF THOSE TOADSTOOLS!!
WHAT A NICE JOURNAL YOU HAVE, AND I WILL BE BACK OFTEN TO READ!!
KIM.

csandhollow said...

You have an adorable dog. Pat has crazy hours like that too.

mavarin said...

That is so cute I dragged my husband in here to see it.  Big mistake - it gave him another opportunity to criticise my messy office.

Are you sure those aren't actual mushrooms?  Many years ago in Manlius, NY, a stranger once asked permission to harvbest the mushrooms in our yard.  It's hard to be sure from these pictures, but I think they looked like that. - Karen

sugarsweet056 said...

Loved this, just looking at Mandys pics! Hope you are doing well. :)
Hugs, Sugar

lanurseprn said...

Mandy was such a pretty doggie.  I laughed at her curiousity about the toadstools!  So funny!
Pamela