Friday, 2 November 2007

calm before the storm

Gorgeous fall day today. B doing something out in the yard (finishing the trailer?) kids running hither and yon. Even the monster dog was out.

Everyday an inquisitive squirrel sneaks down the oak tree and tries to touch noses with the big dumb dog, who (every morning) watches, wags, freezes still, then can't contain himself anymore and must! bark! and lunge! Harrison (the squirrel) just chitters at him for a minute then runs back up the bark. This usually makes Jas so excited that he...well, sprays the area with biodegradable bullets as he sprongs and leaps hopefully about.

Sometimes I call him Machine-Gun Kelly. Fire in the hole! Rat-ta-tat-ta-tat-ta-tat!

(Which is always fun to try to explain to dog-sitters.)

Cass is running with his soccer ball, R chasing after him, and Jas is spotting blue jays. After dusk, (when all the dog walkers have gone home) he'll go off-leash and I'll throw sticks for him until he collapses in a big furry pant-y heap.

B stops drilling and leans on his contraption. Brushing his forehead off, he mutters something about hurrying to finish before the wind starts and....hmm?

I look at him like he's been sniffing too many power tool fumes. The breeze is barely stirring the trees. Huh?

Well, so much for the perfect autumn afternoon. It appears Nova Scotia is getting a visit from post-tropical storm Noel come Saturday.
Whee! Batten down the hatches. So much for color season!


Liv said...

Awww! I hope the colored leaves are able to hold out!

The day sounded like so much fun. We are waiting to get a fence built this week (Yay! Finally) so our Pit-Pei can get out and run around. She is too clumsy to have full reign of the house right now. Especially since she can't figure out how to play with Toby. She is just too big!

OvaGirl said...

You know what, I so love love love the way people like yourself paint a picture of a place that could be my place 'cept it's on the other side of the world and having completely other seasons (fall!) and animals (squirrels!) and yet it's the same...

Enjoyed this post very much, could really see it all in my mind, thankyou.

jAMiE said...

I love fall........stay safe in the storm!

jAMiE said...

I love fall........stay safe in the storm!