Here are some shots of a barbecue we had last week-end. To set up the grill Nick moved our big galvanized tub, that we use around the garden, out of the way by setting it on its side out of the way. And don’t you know that Eddie thought we had made a perfect fort just for him. He spent much of the afternoon in it. A funny (or not) story related to this is that the following day, I brought him out with me and he wanted to try it out again. He just jumped right up and got in. Then suddenly he mewed and jumped out again. Turns out that sitting in direct sunlight had made it quite hot! I checked him for injury and he’s fine. He was just a little shocked by the surprise.
This last week I have read too many blog posts describing peoples’ happy feelings that fall seems to be on its way. I certainly am not one who is heralding the coming of the new season, and hope it takes a good long time getting here. It’s not that I don’t like fall and all the loveliness that comes with it. For me it’s the winter that inevitably will follow that I really dislike. And Eddie is with me on that. He seems to think that it’s us who put all that nasty cold white stuff all over the ground outside. He mews angrily about it when, responding to his request to go outside, we open the door to let him out, and there it is. He growls and then runs to the other door thinking that the snow and cold are localized and the other door will yield much more summer-like results. We actually shovel a pathway specifically for him on the deck in the winter so he has somewhere to go. Oh dear, just the thought of it all makes me want to get back to looking at my pictures of our blissful summertime cookout!
Can you see Cat back there?
After our delicious dinner that Nick made (note the frugal re-using of tin foil on the baked potatoes!), we all relaxed on a bench together and chatted long into the evening. It was absolutely perfect outside. Sigh.
How about you? Are you keen to see summer end and fall begin? It’s ok if you do. I’ll still be your friend! :)
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