Walking with the Sheltie on an early June day

My friend Bella over at One Sister’s Rant recently posted about the beauty in her neck of the woods and suggested her fellow readers share photos of their world as well.

(I know, I know. This is the second time in a row that I’ve written posts based on others’ suggestions. I assure you, I really do have ideas brimming in my head, but sometimes a lady’s just got to roll with the punches! Besides, both of these ideas are too good to pass up, so here goes:)

Don’t you love this rustic gate?

Nothing like being under a maple tree, looking up through its branches on a sunny afternoon!

This little squirrel tight-roped his way to safety, pausing midway along the line to watch me and the Sheltie below him. I live in fear of what the Sheltie would do, should one ever drop off the line!

This poor robin didn’t make it. I couldn’t tell whether a cat got it or what. At any rate, the Sheltie strained at his leash to investigate, but no way do I want my boy sniffing dead stuff!

Around here, they say corn should be “knee-high by the Fourth of July.” Obviously, this is going to be a good season, for these corn plants are easily thigh-high and it’s still early June!

Do you love wind chimes as much as I do? There’s something mystical and quite relaxing about the sound they make when a gentle breeze blows through them.

An open red rose just begs for you to smell it!

Let’s wrap up our journey with a nice visit on this lovely bench. Can’t you see us sitting here, coffee (or tea) mugs in hand, chatting about everything? Or nothing?

17 thoughts on “Walking with the Sheltie on an early June day

  1. Your neck of the woods is might lovely! Thanks for sharing. I just hung some wind chimes yesterday and they sound positively mystical. You bring the lemonade and I’ll bring the scones and we can meet at that bench or under one of those trees!

    • Katybeth, I would so love that!! Lemonade and scones and a visit with a friend sounds perfect. We’ve had perfectly lovely weather ordered up, too!

    • The farmers got an earlier-than-usual start, thanks to some spectacular weather in May. If we get the right mix of sunny and rainy days, they should be sitting pretty at harvest-time. Glad you enjoyed our walk, Suzicate!

  2. Your area looks like a nice place to walk. Thanks for sharing the view.

    The robin made me a little sad, but the tightrope squirrel was terrific. He could take that act on the road 🙂

    I like windchimes, too. We have some on our back patio (we do take them down during monsoons, though so they don’t get broken.)

    • The robin’s death saddened me, too, Janna. Nature can be so cruel. That squirrel is quite an acrobat — I’ve never understood how birds can perch on wires overhead without shocking themselves; one would think a squirrel would stand an even greater chance of electrocution!

    • It’s nice to know our Midwest breadbasket is feeding the world! At this time of year, we’re becoming overwhelmed with all the crops. Farmers markets are springing up everywhere, too. Best of all, we get four real seasons — I especially love our springs and falls! Thanks for joining my walk!

  3. Debbie, these shots are amazing! I love, love the one of the squirrel! Kudos on capturing the little fellow! Your neck of the woods is stunning! I would be very happy to live in a place filled with robins,stalks of corn, and rustic benches that beckon one to sit down and people watch, coffee cup in hand! Lady, thank you so much for participating! It means a lot to me. You rock! 🙂

    • Bella, I’m blushing at your oh-so-lavish praise! I was kind of amazed I was able to photograph that little squirrel, too — usually they spook when people draw near, and I sure didn’t want him to get eaten by the Sheltie, hehe!

    • Thanks, Kim, he wasn’t easy to photograph, what with the Sheltie and all! I’m glad he made his way to safety, but I do wish he’d trade his acrobat hobby for something less dangerous!

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