Dog Walk Discoveries (August 2016)
Whenever I see signs like these, I think of Susan Patron's
The Higher Power of Lucky (2007 Newbery winner).
Clearly, the children who made this l-o-o-o-n-g path were NOT slow.
They had a mission!
This photo and the one above it were taken 20 days apart, and I can't recall if it was the same street. All I know is that I very much wanted to go up that red carpet!
Maybe kids who make l-o-n-g paths and red carpets
grow up to draw dragonflies that dance in the streets.
A particularly majestic cat...
Holy infant, mother and child...
And now for some general floral loveliness. How I adore summer.
For the longest time, I remembered this gleaming
carousel horse as a unicorn. Understandable, right?
Bee cheerful. :)
This little dinosaur practically looked alive.
The one in the bottom right corner—not so much.
(Did the bunny have anything to do with it?)
A flip-flop planter and a pipe-smoking sea captain. Fun!
I noticed this tree because it was
wrapped in white lights.
Sometimes it's merely the angle of the sun that gives us
new images to ponder. Like this ordinary stucco wall...
...this lacy leaf shadow...
...and this busy bit of sand. How many stories are contained in these tracks?
Finally, a Little Free Library with some wise words from Dr. Seuss's Lorax:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not.
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