I am sitting here after lunch on the back porch in the shade and thinking about the week. Unbelievable how fast it went. After driving all day on Tuesday we didn't do much else. On Wednesday we sorted ourselves out again ... the luggage, the mail, getting some food into the empty fridge, sorting out the calendars etc.
here if you are interested.
I also found that last year's violas had reseeded themselves in the front. These are tiny cute little plants. They are allowed to stay. I get a lot of joy out of all this.
James decided to feed them and then we took them for a walk in the neighborhood again. This is after about 45 minutes almost back home. This is a water retention basin.
A second after the above picture Jimmy saw some ducks. James tried to pull him back but he just wiggled and got out of his collar. The ducks had flown and landed on the water ... and Jimmy jumped right after them. Of course no chance for him to get them (thank you) but he swam around for about 30 minutes. I was petrified because several times he was splashing so hard that I thought he was in distress. James informed me later that he just did that on purpose and then tried to catch the splashes with his mouth. I went to the very far end where it was a little shallower but that early in the morning you can't yell for a dog to come. Once he almost came to James but then the ducks came again and teased him away. The duck couple had three little babies and tried to protect them.Finally, finally he came out as if nothing had happened. Oh well .... you can see him and James in the very corner there.
Here is the way he cooked them:
Place on grill cut-side down. When there is a pause in the conversation turn them over. When there is another pause in the conversation put them on the upper level and put the steaks on. They were just perfect, as was the steak, as was the tomato salad and the pale ale beer.