And the puppy is a cutie pie too- that is Penny Pincher - Denesirita, Un-Paid Ranch Slaves 'child'.
This image conjures up a lot of summer time thoughts; lying in the grass, having the time to play with your dog, knowing that the pool is waiting for you when you most need it. Smiling with the complete joy of being happy and warm and well fed and loved more than anything.
Summer is suppose to be a time of laziness, where time slows to a crawl, allowing you the opportunity to enjoy and savor simple things like this.
Some of my favorite summer things-
A red ripe sweet watermelon with the seeds still in. Spitting those seeds as far as you can and laughing about who can spit those slippery buggers the furthest.
Waking up to the smell of dew dampening freshly mown grass-weather it is a huge alfalfa field, or a tiny plot of city lawn.
White sheer curtains riffling into your room on a slight warm breeze.
The hot sweet smell of berries and sugar melting into the jam pots on the stove.
The steady fall of hooves along a shady trail.
Laughter of children in a cool pool on a hot day.
And so summer begins, and soon it will end- but I invite you to share your favorite summer things with me, here, while it lasts.