Thursday, July 30, 2015

Portraits Of My Scotties, Duhgall and Katie

The other day the sun was shining in the kitchen windows and it made for a perfect back drop for taking some photos of my Scotties, Duhgall and Katie.

Duhgall is a confident guy and is not a bit shy when the lens of my camera is aiming in his direction.  He has always been the little poser.
And I am in love with him.

His beautiful neck, round black eyes and the soulful way he has about him.  If ever a dog could read your mood, know when you need a little nudge of love, it is our guy.  I often wonder just how much these little creatures really sense ... just how much they know that we don't even realize.

It has been three weeks since we adopted little Katie and she has made such wonderful progress in the short time she has been here in her new home.  She wakes up with her tail wagging away and loves to chase the "red" ball, just like Fiona did. (Makes me miss Fiona!)  She is quite the comic, however not so comfortable when having a camera aimed at her.  But we took our time, let her get acquainted with the black box with a single eye that stared straight at her.  With a little coaxing from me and some loving reassurance from her new brother, we were able to snap some sweet photos.

My beautiful furry children.  I love them so much!  Katie's hair is starting to grow back in.  I am waiting for her "skirt" to grow in - but it may never be as thick as Duhgall's.  Time will tell.  She is much smaller than Duhgall.  A wee petite lassie.  He doesn't mind at all having his new "sister" here.  It is quite sweet to watch him with her.  He even waits for us to catch up to him when we are out on walks.  So thoughtful and so very kind.  

Our little home is filled with a lot of love and laughter and we are amused with the Scottie antics that happen here.  It makes me happy.

Till next time...
Scottie aroooooos to our friends and

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tomato - Toe-Maw-Toe


Any way you slice it...
Any way you say it......
It is a gift for summer deliciousness!

Chopped and added to an omelette with fresh basil, cheese and bell peppers or...

.....cut into glorious thick slices for a BLT on freshly baked Ciabatta.

Toasted buns, snappy lettuce, baked ever-so-crisp thick slices of bacon...

...piled up for a wonderful summer dinner.

Any way you have it, nothing beats a home grown tomato.  We are lucky enough to be blessed by a friend who has a bounty of summer time veggies that he shares with us.  Ever so thankful for these fresh beauties!  Oh YUMMO!!!