King of the Weeds

King of the Weeds

Here sits Elvis, King of the Weeds.  Whenever he is outside, Elvis cannot resist snacking on some weeds. He also loves sitting among them. Like the weirdo he is.

These photos are from a couple of days ago  when I caught him sitting in a patch of weeds on the far side of our yard.

King of the Weeds

Barking amongst the weeds. Why? I have no idea.

A Post for the Weekend

The garden

I hope you had a lovely week! I had quite the busy one myself and am definitely looking forward to a day off with Alex tomorrow. Here are some pictures that I have been wanting to share, just in time for the weekend. The above picture is of my parents’ garden in mid-July.

Boone

{Boone}

Lyla

{Lyla}

Lyla & Boone

{Boone being grumpy}

Cabbage

{Is this cabbage or lettuce?}

Boone

{Boone sitting pretty}

Deep pink flowers

{Deep pink blooms}

Boone

{Mid-trot}

Salinger's

{Picking up some local honey at Salinger’s}

Farmer and the Fish

{Dinning al fresco at Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish}

Rose

{A rose from our garden!}

Lyla

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival takes place every summer at Boscobel, an early 19th estate overlooking the Hudson River.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

This past season (which ended just a couple of days ago), was the festival’s 28th and included two Shakespeare productions (Othello and The Two Gentlemen of Verona), as well as a farce entitled The Liar, which was written by David Ives and adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille.

Alex and I ended up seeing The Liar (we figured the farce was the way to go) and thought it was truly fantastic and thoroughly entertaining.

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Boscobel, now a historic house museum, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture in New York. The house is restored to the Federal style of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and is highly regarded for its quality and authenticity.

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View of the Hudson River

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Walking around the apple orchard

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People picnicking before the show

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The theater

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Intermission

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Until next year HVSF!

A Privileged Life

A Privileged Life

Good morning! Alex just left for work and I am currently in bed with my laptop and a certain little chunky dog is lying on the bed next to me.

When we first brought Elvis home we had a strict “no dog on the bed” policy. We had also hoped to have a “no dog on the furniture” policy, but within 10 minutes of bringing him home, Elvis had claimed the couch and he looked far too comfortable; so naturally we couldn’t bring ourselves to make him move. Since Elvis had such a terrible start to his life, and then spent almost three full years living in a shelter before we finally found him, we definitely try to make his life now with us in his forever home, the best life possible. So, needless to say, we spoil him rotten on a daily basis.

One day (before we ever started letting Elvis get on the bed), my mom came over to our house and saw one of our coffee table books: A Privileged Life: Celebrating Wasp Style, and immediately made a comment about how the title “A Privileged Life” could definitely be used to describe Elvis’ life now. If the title could be used to describe his life in his forever home before being allowed on the bed, then it certainly should be used to illustrate his life now with bed privileges. But even though we allow him on the bed, we don’t allow him to sleep on it at night (we have to draw the line somewhere, and sleep is just way too important to us!); Elvis is only allowed to get on the bed in the morning. So typically, whenever we get the chance to sleep in, Elvis gets to come up on the bed and have a luxurious morning nap (which he is currently partaking in right now).

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