Monday, August 17, 2009

A new exercise partner?

This morning Brian wanted to go for a walk. Fine by me; I need the exercise and I'm hard pressed to find the time away from my husband and son to do it. To my surprise, Brian not only kept up for the two miles but kept me jogging at least half the time; those long legs are serving him well. :-) By the time we got back, Jackson was dragging; THAT'S never happened before, either!

Although record-breaking heat is supposedly returning this week, it was quite pleasant out, with lots of beautiful things to see - and eat. These blackberries along our gravel road were delicious:
Someone's apples and pears are looking fine:
I doubt these berries are edible, but they sure are pretty:
As are the wildflowers:That last one was growing in among the blackberries; clearly a member of the nightshade family. We even found a Stellar's jay feather, although I couldn't get a photo that does its brilliant blue any justice:
For those of you interested in my dressage training log/blog, it's up now here. It may not be of much general interest, but I think it will help me as Russell and I get back into a regular "dance routine."

Yesterday I downloaded some system updates on my computer, and Google has been treating me very strangely ever since. It won't let me comment on other blogs, and for awhile it was telling me I wasn't following any blogs. Oh, to reverse the update; doncha just love technology?

That's it for now at . . .

5 comments:

corinne said...

I can't believe you have Blackberries just growing along the road, I have been trying to get my hands on some here without much luck :(.

Sharon said...

Envy, envy, envy - no heat there, no ripening either and oh so many green tomatoes. I think our crop is going to be potatoes. The weather world has gone mad!

A wildlife gardener said...

I enjoyed my trip out and about with you, Michelle :)

I'm so glad you did not eat those berries...the first are rowns and the second from the guelder rose (it's not a rose) and only the birds can eat them :)

I loved the pale blue of the chicory...so sweet :)

A wildlife gardener said...

Sorry! I meant to write rowans, not rowns...from the rowan tree :)

Sharrie said...

Love (hate) the Google thing. One step forward and two steps back. Bummer! Hope it improves.