"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Beauty and the Beast

Well, they're both beauties, really, and neither is too beastly. I bought some Honey Crisp apples the other day. They were grown in Washington State. Having grown up in New York State, I do miss apple picking. It's too warm here in North Carolina to have much in the way of an apple crop. I think there might be some places in the mountains, but it's just not the same.


These apples were simply gorgeous, and I took of photo of this one, right before it was gobbled up. They lived up to their name as well - sweet as honey - delicious!

Rosi likes to sit on the couch in the bay window in front of our house (the only piece of furniture she's allowed on) and keep watch. See that wadded up blanket? Yeah, well that is supposed to be tossed over the couch to give a little protection to the upholstery. You can see how far that gets me. Anyway, Rosi is a pretty mellow and quiet dog. She's rarely barks and is pretty submissive, in general.

But...if she feels the need to protect us from some threat, she turns into this...

Hackles raised, ears pinned, growling, barking ... we call her our BTP (Big Tough Puppy). Because she doesn't bark often, I enjoy listening to her when she does, it's almost comical. And what dire threat is she usually warning of?


Yeah. Oooh I'm so scared. This guy roams the neighborhood - mostly across the street. I have no idea who he belongs to, but he's nicely fed so I don't think he's stray. Now, we have our own cat who lords over Rosi every chance she gets, and Rosi readily submits ... but there must be something about plate glass that gives her a confidence boost. I wonder what she'd do if we ran into him on one of our walks?





4 comments:

needlewings said...

He just wants to go out and play. lol

Kai said...

I think your blog is a BLAST! Love it! You got a great shot of that apple! And your doggy is saying, "Ha, ha! You have to wander around OUTSIDE. I'M sitting on the sofa in my house, so BARK, BARK, BARK to YOU, you old cat!" LOL! (NOOOOOO offense to cats! I am a dyed-in-the-wool cat person!)

Kai said...

I think your blog is a BLAST! Love it! You got a great shot of that apple! And your doggy is saying, "Ha, ha! You have to wander around OUTSIDE. I'M sitting on the sofa in my house, so BARK, BARK, BARK to YOU, you old cat!" LOL! (NOOOOOO offense to cats! I am a dyed-in-the-wool cat person!)

Sue said...

I'll send you apples if you'll send us sunshine in February!