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That’s right readers, today we, Millie & Walter, have transformed into a couple of Sumo wrestlers.

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We like to use the bed in the morning when mom and dad are trying to make it for our wrestling mat. As you will see in this video one of us has achieved the rank of Yokozuna while the other is a lower ranked Sekitori.

If you can’t see the video or want a larger view you can go here to watch the video.

As usual Millie triumphs over Walter but he does have his moments.

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We hope you enjoyed watching our fun video.

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today we are joining Dory with a Flower Friday post.

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Last week was all pink and white and this week we are entering our blue/purple phase. There are a lot of pictures but few words so I hope you can enjoy the show.

Blue Siberian Iris

Blue Siberian Iris

Our Siberian iris put on a nice show this year.

Purple Siberian Iris

Purple Siberian Iris

Many of the perennials that are in bloom right now are campanula.

Three different Campanlua are shown here.

Three different Campanlua are shown here.

It is difficult to see but in the back of the above picture are one of my favorite colored flowers.

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Here is a closer look.

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Next up are the Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Campanula comes in a wide variety of forms as you can see from the two above. The Serbian bellflower is a ground cover form and it makes a lovely carpet of blue.

Serbian bellflower

Serbian bellflower

Veronica and Serbian bellflower

Veronica and Serbian bellflower

Serbian bellflower intertwined with Obsidian huchera

Serbian bellflower intertwined with Obsidian huchera

Serbian bellflower - close up

Serbian bellflower – close up

Believe it or not we still have yet another variety of campanula that is yet another form and has just started blooming. I haven’t gotten pictures of it yet so you will have to stay tuned for next week.

Last but not least our Rozanne geranium have started to bloom.

Rozanne Geranium

Rozanne Geranium

So that is our show of blue flowers this week. I hope you enjoyed today’s stroll around our yard. Thanks for visiting.

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Walter - head profile - BW

Millie - laying down - BW

After some time playing outside this is what the pups look like.

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We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop.

A quick note about our yard and gardens: I have to give all the credit for its beauty to my husband Charlie. He is the green thumb in the family and he is the one that can remember the name of every plant in the yard including the scientific names of most of them.

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today we are joining Dory with a Flower Friday post.

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We are well now into a phase of color in our garden where most of the trees, shrubs and flowers are either pink or white so that is what I will show you today.

Fringe Tree in Bloom

Fringe Tree in Bloom

When the fringe tree is in bloom it looks like it is full of cotton candy.

North West corner Ninebark, spirea, rugosa rose, barberry

North West corner
Ninebark, spirea, rugosa rose, barberry

Ninebark flowers

Ninebark flowers

Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

Rugosa roses buds

Rugosa roses buds

Pink rhododendron flowers

Pink rhododendron flowers

White rhododendron flowers

White rhododendron flowers

As with any garden there are some things that just don’t make it after a hard winter. This year was no exception. Here are a couple of pictures of one of our new additions to the perennial garden.

Goats Beard

Goats Beard

Goats Beard - close up

Goats Beard – close up

We have a few pieces of sculpture and sometimes move them around a bit. Here is our German Shepherd Dog that is now among one of the perennial geranium.

GSD sculpture in geranium

GSD sculpture in geranium

I hope you enjoyed today’s stroll around our yard. Thanks for visiting.

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This time of year our Rugosa Rose are in full bloom.

Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

The fragrance from these are intoxicating to us humans so I can only imagine how attractive these are to the tiniest of our winged friends. Here is a little video to show you some of the visitors to these flowers.

If you can’t see the video or want a larger view you can go here to watch the video.

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Well the Toilet Paper bandit has struck again! This time somedoggy stole a roll right off the TP holder!

Exhibit 1: Empty TP holder

Exhibit 1: Empty TP holder

When last seen there was a roll of toilet paper on this hook with about a 1/4 inch of paper left. The pups had been left alone for just a few minutes and when Charlie returned to the room this is what he found.

Toilet paper is fun to play with

Toilet paper is fun to play with

That’s right the TP bandit was caught in the act. Stolen right off the holder this time.

Destroyed Toilet Paper

Exhibit 2: Destroyed Toilet Paper

Walter is pleading the Fifth but Millie is a witness and says it was all Walter. She was just laying on the bed and had nothing to do with it.

Please send bail bones!

Please send bail bones!

On a more serious note please keep our friend Frankie Furter in your thoughts as he and his family deal with a health problem of his.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here to say we have the best dad ever!

Attack of the Kissing Bandits

Attack of the Kissing Bandits

We love our dad very much and give him kisses every chance we get. He takes us outside to play every day the weather allows.

We love our Grandpa Chuck too. He likes to get kisses from us just like our dad does.

A kiss for Grandpa

A kiss for Grandpa

Grandpa your moustache tickles!

Grandpa your mustache tickles!

Happy Father’s Day Daddy and Grandpa! We love you both very much.

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