Hairy Grass. Hairy Dog.

We went for a “thank heavens it’s spring” walk.

Just past the Spohr Gardens, with blooming daffodils and old rhododendrons, we came to the entrance of one of the houses that line oyster pond. There used to be a quaint and quirky “half timbered” style mini-manor there. It was torn down and replaced with a modernist stone and glass construction, “straight outta bauhaus”. From the sublime to the ridiculous, if you ask me, but I digress.

There is a slope on one side of the road that goes down to the modern marvel. By some miracle it was not stripped of its grass during the construction project. It’s great grass.


Over to the left, in the distance, you can see just a corner of the flat roof of the modernist monstrosity. I like modernist houses OK when I’m inside them, all that glass makes it feel like a reverse aquarium, but why do these buildings have to be so darn ugly on the outside?

This year’s new green was pushing up out of the wind-combed strands of last year’s stalks. The old, faded growth was Coquina-colored.

Enter the dog.

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Coquina and the grassy slope.

Dog and grass looked great.

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This dog inspires one to literary heights.

Like this…

Grass like dog hair.
Dog hair like grass.
Dog like hairy grass.
Hairy grass don’t care.

OK, OK, that’s just doggerel.

Sorry about that.

But she does look good on this grass.

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Grass is to chew.

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The next pic makes her look a million times fiercer than she was at the time.

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Or is ever.




3 responses to “Hairy Grass. Hairy Dog.

  1. How excellent! It is so funny how the match. Rhody got out in the long grass two days ago, and came back with 6 ticks! SIX! Rhody is only about the size of a cat. It is not like he is a big target for so many ticks. He was only out there for a few minutes. They were easy to see in his light tan fur. I checked for any that might have gotten to the skin, but fortunately found none.

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