Saturday, January 16, 2010

Simple pleasures

A warm spring-like sunny day today brought me out of doors. Otis and Riley and I enjoyed some simple pleasures.

A walk to the park where they could run to their hearts content.

And sniff.

Some back yard gardening.

Digging in the dirt and smelling and feeling the warm earth ~ turning the soil in the raised beds as I plan what veggies I want to put in this year.

Riley in the strawberry patch....again. Does he see a squirrel?

Relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. Ahhhhhhhh..........

What a nice break in January from the very cold weather we've been having. Looking forward to spring!


linda said...

I hear ya sister! Hasn't it been great!

Donna, my sister had to put her cat to sleep yesterday after having her for 19 years! Have you ever heard of anyone having a cat for that long!? She has no children so this was her child!

Do you paint cats? I thought a painting of her child "babes" would cheer her up.

Have a great weekend! Glad the boys enjoyed their outing to the park!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that photo with the lounge chair... you should paint it! Andddd btw... which one drinks cafe?

Sherri said...

It's raining here right now (9:00 pm) but the warm weather is certainly a nice welcome change! Glad the boys and you had a wonderful day!

Meggie said...

We in Pennsylvania have had a break from the cold also. Isn't it heavenly?! Your doggies looks so cute...certainly enjoying their romp.

Protege said...

It looks like spring.;)
Here we are still in deep freeze, without any sun.
Have a lovely weekend,

Catherine Holman said...

I only get to dream about gardening this time of year!

Donna said...

Glad the Boys got some exercise! Looks like they had fun!
I need to get outside in My garden again and do some cleaning out!
Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I enjoyed getting outside and working in the garden a little bit yesterday too.
Hugs, Rhondi