The sun was shining this morning so Harry and I got outside quick sharp.
Kelly asked me about what I did with Harry when he got wet- any seasoned dog owner will tell you nothing beats the smell of wet dog to linger long and prompt more comments than any pot pourri ever will. We do have a procedure of a rub down to get the worse of the wet off (known as rub a dub dub) quickly followed by biscuits to make it seem fun, finally covering the sofa and other chosen locations with towels. If there is mud involved then sometimes a footbath is necessary (an old mixing bowl). If dead fish have been eaten or played with then I get nasty with a drop of washing up liquid or shampoo and the face and ears are shampooed and Harry is sent to Coventry as the smell makes me wretch.
Returning to the subject of our walk this morning the recent bad weather had blown seaweed up from the waters edge and I enjoyed seeing the odd pieces on the path.
some varieties can be used as compost for the garden.....
I know this as a mermaids purse but I believe it's an egg sack of something or other - Harry has tried eating these a couple of times but they have proved unpalatable even for him!
Last week I picked this lovely vase/jug up in a charity shop for £1.75. It is nothing special - by that I mean it doesn't have a stamp on the bottom and was never expensive when new but I loved the relief of the flowers on it and as I have a thing for jugs couldn't resist....
Yesterday my lovely neighbour bought me tulips - a perfect companion for my tulip vase
The tins are presents from Christmas....can't beat a lovely tin.