Before we begin with today's post, an update to yesterday's –
Commenter Calm, Forward, Straight discovered that those mysterious circles
are reduction spheres, which "...are formed when organic material in the center (or nucleus)
'reduces' the reds and browns and leaches out white," according to this blogger,
who learned about and photographed them on a tour of the Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge,
which is in my extended front yard. Go figure!
So maybe the organic material that caused the reduction was bird poop?
Anyway, on to today's post...
While Fred was fixing the wiring in the horse trailer, Ethel was helping me in the kitchen.
Yes, that's a lot of green beans, but we were having a neighbor over for dinner.
The arrows are pointing to the most significant parts of this photograph,
Trader Joe's Inside-Out Carrot Cake Cookies and Key Lime Tea Cookies,
further evidence that there is a god and he invents cookie recipes for Trader Joe.
This is the neighbor who came to dinner, dispensing hugs and getting very dirty.
She didn't seem to mind, though Lucy sure did. Lucy doesn't like sloppy seconds.
Here is Ethel, obliging George with a butt scratch.
Lucy didn't appreciate that either.
Here is Fred, brushing the dust from George's eyes.
George was most appreciative.
Each night during their visit, Fred and Ethel would walk with me into the pasture
to remove masks and muzzles.
What's not to love about friends who love my animals as much as I do?
It should come as no surprise that all the animals love them back.
Hank: Do you think she'd mind if I ate those flowers?