Sunday, August 08, 2010

Dog Day Afternoon

Little to report other than my internet is still intermittent. Awaiting a second line test on Tuesday. Although I've had a few hours access today.

As it seems, is communication with my brother who lives next door and just emailed me to tell me that my nephew is getting married here, on our property on the 4th March. Of course I already knew but strange that someone living within 10 metres doesn't actually announce it personally.  At least there will be refurbishments prior to the happy event and I get to buy a new frock and drink his piss. He tends to 'contribute' to maintenance when there is an event to celebrate.  Families are weird. Dogs are predictable. I like dogs.

So  the big deal today, little more than a dog day afternoon on a sunny Winter's day:


Billabong . . love the word but Aussies rarely use it


Billabong, Lily has no idea what it means but it's good to splosh in, even when laden with red gloop



Another dip, another shake






Hate it whe water gets in yer ears





Toit as a toiger



Spring is approaching *hatchooo*


Even the weeds are looking happy

34 comments:

Brian Miller said...

great pics...esp those yellow flowers...nice color...

"drink his piss" can i get a translation on that just to be sure i have the right mental image...

Mim said...

I had a black lab and a cousin had a yellow one. One day he came over with his dog and we ran them thru the woods and in lovely ponds - they had a ball. But when we got home I pointed out to him that his yellow dog was so dirty - look at all the mud on his yellow fur! - and my black dog had kept himself nice and clean with no mud to be seen. I vowed never to get a yellow lab.

This is along the lines of my favorite way to clean house - take off my glasses and VOILA - no dust in the corners.

Dogs are predictable - and terrific.

Roy said...

There are no weeds, only wildflowers! This particular wildflower is a Thistle.

Lorna Lilo said...

I love a bit of thistle on a sunny Sunday. Nice pics Baino.

Tom said...

billabong is word Americans never use...we have ponds i guess. And how can such a noxious ornery crabby pokey weed like thistle have such a quaint purple puff..? Toby says hi to Lily!

Gledwood said...

Isn't a "billabong" what's called in England a "large puddle"..?!?

;-)

Ropi said...

My brother send me a happy birthday email to me from the neighbouring room and he didn't tell me personally. I was very upset and I told him that I knew we are in 2010, but he shouldn't have relied on technology that much. Of course I wasn't that sophisticated and I used such words as "fuck", "jerk", "asshole" which are not widely used by me.

California Girl said...

A billabong is a pond? That's it? I always expected it to be some kind of watery thing but not sure what, maybe more of a lake. Is this mostly in the interior vs near the shoreline where it's less critical or is that a disingenuous question? Why am I rambling?

CatLadyLarew said...

Love the pictures of Lily in the billabong! What's the red gloop?

kj said...

billabong? that is a springy word!

i have vowed to never break up with anyone, express real anger, or substitute hugs through the internet.

of course i HAVE to hug you this way, but if we are in the same house, i will call out your name instead: 'hells! hells! it's me, kj!"

xoxo

AngelMay said...

Those aren't weeds! They are Scotland in a plant! :)

Janice said...

Yay...now I know what a billabong is! And,yes, dogs are more reliable. I loved the pictures of Lily.

Grannymar said...

Great photos. The nice thing about a wedding in the garden is you can drink all you want and roll into bed when you have had enough! Enjoy!

Kate said...

Nice to know you and your family are 'closer' than ever!!!! I'm sure it will all turn out okay....

its great watching dogs isn't it - they just get on with things - no stress and the next day they wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to go again!!!!!

nick said...

I love a bonzer billabong, cobber....

I thought a billabong was actually a temporary pond or lake, one that comes and goes according to the amount of rainfall. But what's the official Aussie definition?

Darlene said...

I had never heard the word billabong before so I learned a new word today, but am not sure which definition is the correct one.

Bimbimbie said...

Lily is enjoying her swim was she joined by any jumbucks?

Ha, sounds like your brother's wife might have been asking if he had told you about the wedding plans yet and he said yes whilst pressing send *!*

Jay said...

I imagined billabongs to be somewhat cleaner, if rather busy with sheep, kangaroos and singing swagmen.

Love the pictures - especially the Lily ones - the 'tiger' is lovely!

But I need a translation on the 'drink his piss' thing, too. I'm sure it can't be what it sounds like ... LOL!

Anonymous said...

The gloop is RED AZOLLA...it is not a noxious weed but some people do find it obnoxious...if you want/need to eradicate it get hold of Mr Golightly & his friend Mr Prettydog, experts when it comes to the Sisyphus principle, (substitute pool net for boulder)...or you could just get some DEGLONE and follow the instructions very carefully regarding aqueous plants
I have no pics of our dam full of 'gloop' but other intersting things round here, including Zoe the tart, can be found on the lovely Isabella Golightly's blog
http://www.isabellagolightly.blogspot.com/
PS I really, really like this blog
KAZZ

Anonymous said...

hmmm, obviously my spelling is excellent when it comes to BIG words...substitute interesting for intersting please

Robyn said...

i love this post and agree with all your words... :)

xxx

Vicky said...

I noticed that the Almond Trees had blossom on them yesterday. We haven't really had a winter yet.

laughingwolf said...

somebunny gots to have fun! ;)

Kath Lockett said...

Lily is The Queen of all she surveys isn't she?

One of the things I love about dogs is their utter joy at being able to go for a walk outside with so many things to chase, sniff, roll in, investigate, etc.

My Milly doesn't dare get her stomach wet, so the 'red gloop' would remain a mystery to her.

Megan said...

Hi there, Baino! Nice shots!

River said...

I was wondering what the red gloop was, but "anonymous" has anwered that.
I love the wattle picture, I've found that wattle doesn't set off my hayfever, so I'm free to smell the very delicate scent the lemon ones put out. Lots of wattle around here is coming in to bloom now too. I haven't seen a thistle in years.

nick said...

Well, when it comes to the correct definition of billabong, I think I'm still up a gum tree.

ian said...

Do you hear a swagman when you pass the billabong?

Alan Burnett said...

There is a Jacques Brel song called "The Girls and the Dogs" which has a verse which goes :

"But the dogs
Well, they're only dogs
Just wagging their tails
As they watch it end
Oh, the dogs
Well, they're only dogs
And maybe that's why
They're man's best friend"

Your post made me think of it. Stay well and get a decent connection soon.

Gledwood said...

Those thistles look suspiciously like a botanic import from Scotland...

... same kind of thistles you get a pingy little dormouse clambering up ...

i beati said...

ah Lily candid pictures of the girl I'm happy fro the newness in your life esp.job and Spring!!sk

steph said...

Brothers... (rolling of eyes)!!!

☺lani☺ said...

What a refreshing treat along with series of great photos! Have a nice day!

lettuce said...

i love dogs
and i love mimosa
which i can almost smell, great photo