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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We’ve had some scorching hot weather this past week and it’s caused lots of shrubs and flowers to bloom.

Oh look! Dad’s over there taking pictures of some flowers.

Let’s see what’s in bloom.

Korean spice viburnum

Doublefile viburnum

Korean spice viburnum in black & white

We sure do have a lot of different viburnum.
What’s dad taking pictures of over there now?

Deciduous azalea flower

Bumblebee on azalea flower

My Monet Weigela flowers

Those are all such pretty pink flowers. Now for our favorite flower…

Blue Columbine

There sure are lots of things blooming in our yard.
That’s not even everything that is in bloom. Stay tuned for our next installment.

We hope you enjoyed a look at what is blooming in our yard. We had record high temps this past week and will now get some more average temps in the week ahead.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie and Walter here. Mom got a new camera last week and these are her first pictures to show you from it.

I still look handsome don’t I?

The new camera doesn’t look much different from her old one but it still takes good pictures.

Most of the time lately mom points her camera at those birds so it’s nice she took some pictures of us for a change.

We’ve had some nice weather lately and should have quite a few days of nice weather in the week ahead so there should be more play time outside for us. We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop.

You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We’re finally getting some warmer weather and some of our trees and shrubs are starting to open their buds.

What should we look at first?

The Korean Spice Viburnum buds are ready to open.

Even though the buds haven’t opened yet the Korean Spice Viburnum sure looks pretty.

Ogon Spirea

This spirea has the tiniest flowers but with so many of them on each stem they almost look like they are covered in snow.

Serviceberry tree blossoms

We were afraid that some of the cold weather we had might ruin our crop of serviceberries this year but the flowers look like they are doing fine.

Serviceberry in Black & White

Serviceberry tree blossoms

We can’t wait to see all the fruit on the tree and have it covered with all kinds of birds that love to eat the fruit.

I found a nice stick to chew on.

We hope you enjoyed a look at what is blooming and almost blooming in our yard. With the warmer temps we are supposed to get this coming week we should start to see more flower opening up.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie here. Do you know what day it is? The title of this post should give you a little hint.

It’s a great day to be me!
(March 2020)

Today I turn 8 years old but to me it’s 8 years young because I still often feel like a puppy. I didn’t get to my forever home until I was about 4 months old and I don’t remember much of the early months of my life. Things sure were good when I landed in a foster home but it was even better when I found my mom and dad. Let’s take a walk down memory lane.

I’m cute huh?
(October 2012)

I’ve always loved being out in the snow
(February 2013)

I enjoy hanging out in my yard
(October 2014)

Snow wrestling is so much fun. Especially when I’m winning.
(February 2015)

It’s great being out in the yard during any season
(November 2016)

Did I mention I love the snow?
(March 2017)

I enjoy watching out the windows, even with Walter.
(April 2018)

Don’t I look great against these yellow leaves?
(November 2018)

This is my serious look
(May 2019)

Walter and I have lots of fun in the snow.
(January 2020)

Laying next to my dad is one of my favorite things to do.
(February 2020)

I love my life!
(March 2020)

Thanks for joining me on this trip down memory lane. It’s been a great first 8 years. I hope I have as much fun for the next 8!

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. I’m a day late here but better late than never. What am I late for? My Gotcha Day!

Thinking back over the years I sure am lucky to have landed in this home.

Seven years ago I first set foot in my forever home. Millie & I were best friends right from the start and we still are.

I have lots of great memories from my first seven years here.

We may have slowed down a bit but we still enjoy playing and hanging out together. I can’t wait to see what the next seven years have in store for us.

We’re joining Comedy Plus for their Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. We’re a little late in posting but we didn’t want to miss out on this special event. We chose an event that we both excel at and is something we do in our yard at least 3 seasons of the year.

We are experts in stick chewing.
Or mulch making depending on how you look at it.

There have been a couple of high wind events in the past few weeks so there are plenty of sticks to work on.

I like to give the sticks a good sniff.

Then I get to work on chewing it up.

Just so you don’t get worried neither of us eat the pieces we break off. We just love to leave piles of chips in the grass.

This stick has a great earthy flavor.

It’s not too hard to break apart either.

We have fun looking for the perfect sticks every time we are outside.

Do you like to chew on sticks too?

We had fun participating in the first ever (and hopefully last) ISO-lympics and want to thank the Downunder Daisy crew for hosting it. You should stop by their blog to see what some of the other participants did for their events.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. The weather sure has been crazy around here lately. This morning it was snowing and the snow actually stuck around for a few hours but then the sun came out and melted it all. It was cold and windy though.

There are some pretty flowers around this stump.
I wonder what the neighbors are doing back there?

The area around this stump has some lovely little bulbs that are blooming right now. Don’t forget you can always click on an image to see the full size.

Purple Chionodoxa

White Chionodoxa

Pink Chionodoxa

We also have one of our viburnum blooming now.

These are one of the sweetest smelling flowers you could ever sniff.

Dwarf fragrant viburnum
(too bad you can’t scratch and sniff)

As you can see there isn’t much in bloom right now but our daffodils have buds on them and some of the other spring flowering shrubs are getting ready too.

I always love getting out in the yard to play and sniff around.

The weather is going to be like a roller coaster ride for the next week. There will be some warm days and then a few cold ones (about 20° F or more swings). The cold doesn’t bother us but we hope it stays mostly dry so we can get out and play. We hope all our friends and their families are staying safe and healthy.

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