I decided to walk on White House today because I miss that beautiful canopied road with the ever changing varieties of wildflowers blooming. I am sad to report that there are still huge Trump banners and signs on rich people houses and I don't know whether to curse, scoff, or feel sorry for them because obviously they are delusional.
The biggest house, the one that takes me about ten minutes to walk past due to its size, does not have a Trump sign. There was a guy sitting on a bucket in the front yard today, weeding a patch of lawn. Of course I first thought it was a gardener, but instead it was the son of the owners. He appeared to have Down's and there was a beautiful dog near by him who looked somewhat like a German Shepard. I said "Hey!" to the guy and he said "Hey!" to me and I asked if the dog was okay because as all walkers know, dogs are often protective not only of their own yards but of the road in front of it, too.
"She's a good dog," the guy said. He told me what kind it was but I didn't hear him very well. It could have been a Belgian Malinois. I googled "dog breeds that look like German Shepards" and that breed came up first. It was a beautiful dog and the guy showed me how well trained she is by motioning for the dog to lay down and the dog immediately responded, her eyes trained on her human who asked me my name and I told him and asked him his which I can't remember either.
The dog's name is definitely "Philly" though. "Like Philadelphia," I was told.
When I passed them again on my return, I noticed that Philly took note of my approach and did not bark, did not threaten me in any way but went protectively to her human's side. There were more waves and I made it up the hill and down the hill to my car and came home and cooled off in front of the fan. I've been pretty useless since then, just doing the smallest things.
I made a gumbo but I surely did not get enough flour in the roux. I realize now that in my first attempt at making gumbo I had a stellar case of beginner's luck because it hasn't come out that well since.
This will be a gumbo soup with rice and it tastes good so there is that.
Here are some pictures of flowers I took on my walk.
Coral bean or Red Cardinal or Cherokee Bean. The most scarlet of the scarlet.
Sensitive Plant or Sunshine Mimosa
Carolina Wild Petunia
And here is your cute chick pic for the day.
All of the chicks are fine and poor Darla is so in need of scratching that she's dug what could end up being a tiny pond in the tiny coop. I wish I had a better alternative to that little coop. No sight of the dog who was here yesterday and every chicken came home to roost last night. We threw out the eggs that had not hatched this morning. Seven babies is a fine number and plenty.
One more picture.