Monday, August 24, 2009

The dog (and cat) days of summer

When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
~ Sarah Helen Whitman



Can you believe that autumn is almost upon us? I already have leaves that have turned red on my maple tree. Pretty soon I will be putting pumpkins on my porch. (And I'm sure the squirrels will have a field day eating them!)






We finally had a hummingbird visit our feeder but alas soon they'll be migrating on.







Scout is dreaming about snow....that's what Bernese Mountain dogs live for!





And Marvin, well let's just say he dreams of a new home for Scout constantly...

35 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the line about Marvin dreaming for a new home for Scout:0

Yes, fall is coming whether we like it or not, in away I'll be glad to switch over to my winter clothes.
Rondell♥

Busy Bee Suz said...

Marvins thoughts always make me laugh out loud!!!!!
I am dreaming of autumn. Just the fact that my a/c will only run 19 hours a day instead of 24 will be nice!!!!

Jen said...

Enjoy the rest of summer while it is here!
cute pics!

Judy said...

I love fall so I'm always ready for it. I'm not so sure I'm ready for snow though. I love to watch it snow and I think it's so beautiful. I just don't like driving in it. Marvin is so cute dreaming of Scout moving. And then poor Scout would be so lonely. Have a happy week.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Poor Marvin... He's lost the run of the entire house now!!!!! Imagine--having to share with a baby brother... Poor Kitty... ha ha

Scout doesn't seem to be bothered by that silly cat...

Glad you finally got a hummer. We finally have some here --but not many.

Can't believe that summer has come and is going so quickly... MERCY!!!!

Love,
Bets

April said...

Poor ol' Marvin...he doesn't stand a chance! I, too, am so ready for fall! It's been a long, HOT summer!

The White Bench said...

Oh Shelley! I WANT A LOG CABIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yours is just fantastic!
Love that cutie pie too... ;))
I have pomegranates nearly ready on the tree, and the leaves have turned to yellow already! Love fall, ca't wait!!
Hugs to Scout and you,
Monica and Kimxx

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great picture of the hummer! Do you believe how fast summer has gone by? I want to hold on to it a little longer....
Hugs,
Penny

grammy said...

How could it possibly be time for pumpkins on the porch... Where did the summer go? It has been so cool and rainy here it has not been a real summer. I want more (o:

George said...

Are you saying that Marvin is not exactly happy that Scout has moved in with him? I thought they would be best friends by now. We're enjoying a cool day here in Tennessee today. It feels great!

Karen said...

Well in California, it's supposed to now FEEL like summer, now that I've come home of course. Triple digits this week. YUCK!!! I thought I had missed all that being gone the month of August. Oh well.
Our trees don't usually lose their leaves until JANUARY!!!! It's a bummer.
Now do you see why I need a little cabin some where where there are FOUR SEASONS? I thought about you every time we drove by a log cabin that I loved.
We drove up to a little gold mining town called Silverton in Colorado and we were sitting at the local Brewery (don't ask, we had our two boys with us) and a couple came in with a Bernese! But she was small, only going to be 80# they said. Isn't Scout going to be bigger than that?
Poor Marvin. His dreaming is about as useless as mine! :)
HAGD!!!! Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

Just a little something from Judy said...

My family is still here but I just had to sneak a look at your pictures to satisfy my "log cabin" fix. Never disappointed with your photography!!!!I will be back soon. Love this blog!!

Charli and me said...

LOL.... Poor little Marvin ♥ Your deck is absolutely beautiful. I could imagine sitting out there in the fall with a cup of hot tea, coffee, or cocoa. I'm not looking forward to winter though.....

BECKY said...

I can't wait till Autumn!!! Fall is my favorite season!! I love your pictures and I am very excited that you have a humming bird!!! Hope you had a great summer!!!!

Love, Madison

Madison said...

Sorry my comment above that says "Becky" is my moms account.

New England Girl said...

Awww.... Poor Marvin! Haha. Love the photos- especially of Scout and the hummingbird. I too am shocked to see that autumn is almost upon us, but oh so ready for it. :)

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Hi Shelly, well these are surely dog days here the heat is hanging on and I see signs of fall creeping in but so quietly. Im looking forward to Fall in The Rockies! I hope for some color in the Aspens. Do you close up your cabin in Winter or is a year round cabin?
Scout looks to be very calm with a good disposition...Marvin looks very at home in that window!..

Sharon said...

I am with Marvin. I think SCOUT needs a new home. So I am sending an airline ticket (first class ofcourse) for Scout. I will be waiting with Teddy ! LOL Sharon

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Dream on, Marvin.

A New England Life said...

Your porch is so pretty. Summer goes by too fast and I'm not pleased about it at all!

Marvin you and Scout will be snuggling to keep warm before you know it ; )

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

The hummers are slowly beginning to disappear here and the geese have started flying over and honking. They occasionally make a stop at the pond. I mowed down some areas in the garden this morning. It's still August but the weather we have had lately feels like Fall! I've been thinking about pumpkins and mums too!

Love the pics!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

HAHA-Marvin is a hoot! ;)

We didn't have much of a summer here and we already have some trees changing color too......I have leaves falling already!
.....I hopin' we have a nice looong fall and a gorgeous Indian Summer.

hugs♥

Denise said...

Unfortunately fall is on it's way here, too. I do the fall, but not the season that follows!

XXDenise

Ginger said...

That's funny Shelley, the line about Marvin.
Your deck/porch is so nice. I can picture pumpkins lined up on it.
I like the fall too, but not winter.

Constance said...

Fall? I wish we could be thinking of Fall already. It'll still be in the 90's next month (Sept) and finally start feeling more Fall-like mid-October. That doesn't stop me from decorating for Fall though. I still haul all of my Fall decorations out of storage and put it out even when it's 100 degrees outside on Sept 1st! It's the principle of the thing!

I LOVE Marvin! Cats rule, dogs drool!
Connie

Omi said...

Haha, you made me laugh! Poor Marvin! Scout is looking so gorgeous. Can't wait to see pictures of him in the snow!

Calming Scents said...

ohhh I dont want to say goodbye to summer, but yep I notice signs to.

those little animals sit around and plot all day long I"m sure of how to annoy each other.

Life is good! said...

beautiful, beautiful. i am envious of where you live. oh well, i'll just have to deal with it!

Tricia said...

Look at that face on Scout! hehehe
& Poor Marvin! LoL!

I got sidetracked over the weekend & didn't get my Pay It Forward posted, I'm so sorry! I will though.

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley it is so nice to see Marvin. I know life is good for that kitty but his life is all topsy turvy! I think autumn has decided to make an early entrance here-no complaint here.

The Retired One said...

I know! We see the leaf tips changing color here too..and the crisp nights and mornings definitely smell and feel like autumn.
I love the colors, but I am not ready!!!!
Scout is getting big!

Sandy said...

Lovely scene on the deck and Marvin is a little ornery I would think, ha.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wait a minute! I'm not ready yet! It's far too soon for summer to be winding down!

Anne said...

It's a cool day in Northern NY today, and it definitely feels like fall's coming. Of course, winter will be here in three weeks... =)

BTW, LOVE that shot of your deck. Makes me want to sit and read with a cup of coffee and have a soft puppy lying on my feet!

A. Joy said...

This was a wonderful post! I loved the photos and the quote on summer ending. Look forward to your photos capturing fall and the squirrells!