Tag Archives: Mid-Atlantic

Wordless Wednesday: Not A Creature Was Stirring…

Not a creature

Not a creature was stirring, not even a Sofie.


This is a Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Thanks to BlogPaws for the hop. Head over there and see what they are blogging about.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 23, 2015 in Dogs


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Wordless Wednesday: Mid-Atlantic Fall Collage

Fall collage 2015

What spectacular color the trees have given us this fall. Have a wonderful Wednesday.


This is a Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Thanks to BlogPaws for the hop. Head over there and see what they are blogging about.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Dogs


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4.30.13 Spring Reflections: Achoooo!

It always amazes me how the plants just seem to ‘pop’ all of a sudden.  This April, here in the Mid-Atlantic, we had a record snow fall, record cold, and record heat.  I am glad to report, though cooler than normal temperatures overall this month, ‘spring has sprung!’  As you can see reflected in my front door.

Sofie and Louise watching the flowers grow.


My front garden. Spring 2013

Noel looking at Noel

Noel watching the flowers grow last year (because I just love this picture).

Poor Sofie Bear has been struggling terribly with seasonal allergies this spring, and I keep her on a daily dose of Benadryl, which seems to be helping.  She has this incredible sense of self preservation, on days when the pollen is maximum strength (like last Friday) she refused to go outside (smart girl).  As I write this we are thankfully having a light rain, which maybe will bring the pollen count down.  Until I moved to the Mid-Atlantic my animals never suffered from seasonal allergies, but it appears that this is a really bad area for both humans and pets.


One thing I know for sure is that this too shall pass, I just hope for Sofie’s sake it is sooner, rather than later.

Today’s lesson from Sofie – When the world outside is unsafe for you – stay in – go back to bed.  But do try again tomorrow.


Do your animals get seasonal allergies?  What do you do?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Dogs


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10.13.12 Fall Has Come

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Fall in the Chesapeake Bay region is absolutely lovely.  The dogs stick their noses in the air and prance with an abandon like no other time of the year.  Pine cones, sticks, and crazy squirrels keep them busy.  They help me put the gardens ‘to bed’ and enjoy digging some new places for me to plant next year.  It is sad to see the annuals die off but I am always glad to see a volunteer pull through the winter and surprise me the next season. For example those incredible Elephant Ears.  I am not sure how that one got there since I do not remember planting them in that spot, but we do always have some in a pot on the deck.  Maybe we threw a root over in the pile and it took hold.  V just bought some black ones that we will winter over in the house and then see if they can WOW us next season like this astounding offering.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on October 13, 2012 in Dogs


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2.28.12 It’s for the birds!

Look close in the hole of the nesting box.

Yesterday’s post about the Big Tree made me start to think about spring, which appears to be about a month early here in the Mid-Atlantic.  I am happy because walking the dogs is easier, and all my feathered friends start to come back in the yard in full color.  We sit for hours watching them come to the feeders and the watering spots. I am amazed that, except when the dogs first come racing out of the house to catch squirrels, the birds just stay where they are and do not mind them.  We have some wonderful creatures that bless us every day,  We get humming birds, and humming bees, butterflies, moths, and skippers.

Can’t wait until the real spring comes.  Thanks to K8 once again for the great pics from last year.  Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤ 


Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Animals, Dogs


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