Hello everyone. Hope everyone has had a nice weekend and for those of you who I only "see" on T day, I hope you had a nice week.
So back in 2014 my dog Harley died. He was a German Shepard mix and lived for 14 1/2 healthy years. Of course when he died I was devastated, and when I am upset, I need to be busy. I went out and bought 6 rose bushes on my way home from the vet's office, which I then came home and planted.
(My husband, who happened to away on business when this happened, was of course upset not to be there when Harley passed, but I don't think he expected a new rose garden either.)
And truthfully, the reason I stopped to buy roses was that I didn't want to go home to a dog empty house either.
The following year, I added a few more roses to finish the project.
I call it the Harley Memorial garden.
And my some of my roses are in their first blooms right now, and those first blooms are always the most impressive.
I thought you might enjoy some flowers today.
And if you are now dry mouthed from saying "Wow!" (smile, this is my kind of dry goofy humor), maybe I can offer you a drink in my new retirement gift mug.
Working for a publicly funded school , there are no gold watches or something more ostentatious as a retirement gifts. (Although the teacher funded Sunshine Fund did give me a nice Visa Gift card and the parent association gave me a restaurant gift certificate.) But the school gave all of the retirees these nice school insulated mugs.
They recognized the retirees last Thursday when they had a staff drive-in movie night at school. They decorated my car with balloons, which you can see next to my mug.
It also works well as my T Day post this week over at Bleuberd and Elizabeth's blog.I tried my mug out this past weekend with a new beer.
I have been wanting to try this beer as it is brewed by my neighbors who live down my road. They opened a very small brewery and tasting room at their farm.It was very very good. We tried the Hackamore Brown. It seems like most places are brewing lighter beers right now, but most of Muddy Road brews are on the darker side, that are more to my liking.
I am linking up this post to the Tuesday T party over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog. It would be fun for you to join us also.
Have a great T day and
thanks for visiting my blog.