Stoic survivors Gentle herds of herbivores Wild on the landscape Haiku by PamelaWLucas 2/24/17 Photo by good FBFriend 2/17, Tara McLaughlin Tara feeds the deer that visit her property, as well as the foxes and raccoons. Yes, deer will eat your shrubs… More
Good digs…Our first vice president became the second president of the United States…John Adams was also the first president to live in the White House…he had the first White House stables built…and his dogs…Satan and Juno were the first pups to run on the new White House lawn. Lots of firsts with #2! President Adams was dedicated not only to serving his people…but to caring for his animals. Paws Up for John Adams.
Nature can be so obvious with its intentions.
Feels like Monday this Tuesday morning.
Snug bird space ready
Shoppers come daily to view
Moving in come spring
Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 2/20/17
Photo by PamelaWLucas 2/20/17
So…here comes President’s Day and of course, my golden retriever research has taken me to a spot in history that celebrates not just #1…but the fact that George Washington loved dogs and horses.
His favorite horse was Nelson, a chestnut with a white blaze…a steady stead…unflappable during Revolutionary War gunfire. Then there was Old Blueskin who was a high-handed gray…oh you know Blueskin…you’ve seen very famous paintings of “The Father of Our Nation” on the back of the gray.
#1, loved dogs so much… after loosing a hard fought battle to the British…his aide-to-camp, Alexander Hamilton brought him a small dog found on the battlefield. The dog wore a collar showing General Howe as the owner…the owner who had just defeated the fighting Americans. George…with haste…hand wrote a note to Howe and sent it along with the dog…safely returning the four-legged friend to the victor. What a golden guy!!!
Still more dog love…well GW raised hounds and it is thought that he perfected the breed of the American Hound.
My dog paws are celebrating President’s Day by reading on about GW and his love for our country…and his animals. Golden wishes to you.
Desert winter pear
Prickly morning shadows
Desert sun rising
Haiku by PamelaWLucas 2/15/17
Photo by PamelaWLucas, Vail, AZ 1/17