Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday Sun and a "Serviceberry Tree"



Franklin the Dachshund and Dolly the Weimaraner loved the weather on Sunday. It was sunny and 74 degrees Fahrenheit! The average temperature is around 53F, so this was a really awesome and welcome day.
Rob woke up with a stomach ache that didn't ease but made the best of it. We walked the dogs in the morning, and Rob walked them in the afternoon and evening, while Tom worked in the garden and did all kinds of indoor projects!
In the afternoon we briefly visited friends Mike and Heidi, as they were celebrating Mike's and Sadie's (one of their daughter's) birthdays. Rob wasn't up to staying out long due to feeling poorly, but it was great to see everyone albeit briefly.

Because the State of Maryland is offering a $25 reduction in the purchase of a tree (from certain nurseries), we took advantage of it, and bought a "Serviceberry Tree Autumn Brilliance". The tree, pictured here when in bloom, requires Full Sun to Partial Sun, grows to 20-25 feet, spreads 15-20 feet, and flowers profusely with snow white flowers in early spring. It's green leaves turn brilliant orange in the fall. It's a fast growing ornamental tree with beautiful white flowers in spring. Red fruit attracts birds including Cedar Waxwings. Red-orange fall color. If you live in Maryland, to get a coupon for $25 off, go to: http://www.trees.maryland.gov/

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next