I'm spending time going through all the photos I've taken on my walks over the past two or three weeks. Indulge me. Often I find my photos better and more interesting when I go back to them after letting them sit for a week or two.
Since April, our lives have been disrupted, or at least radically changed, by again having a puppy to train and supervise. Sleep patterns have had to be modified. Housekeeping has suffered. We can't leave the puppy alone in the house or in the yard, so we can't both go out at the same time. And since Natasha can't yet descend the two staircases in our house, we have to carry her up and down many times a day.
At least the weather has been cooperating. Last week was hot and dry. This week is much cooler but still dry. It's very pleasant, and it means both the dogs can spend time outdoors without getting wet and muddy.
Meanwhile, Walt has planted many, many seedlings out in the garden plot, and has found time to keep the grass mowed too. I've been cooking — harvesting and processing a huge final crop of chard, for example. That made a nice "spinach" lasagne last week, and today it will make a gratin de côtes de blettes (Swiss chard ribs in a casserole with melted cheese) that I have high hopes for.