While we dogs and our humans have been fretting about the weather, interesting things have been happening outside on our patio. In particular, as I was pursuing my new meteorological work, looking through the patio doors, I realized that our yellow mandevilla vine had been making moves on our frangipani.
Look for yourselves:
Here's mandevilla, which, having covered our arbor with profuse foliage, is striking out in new directions.
And here's frangipani, aka plumeria, which, while bending in the breeze, suddenly discovered she was being enticed by an insistent extension of the vine as the Ty plant just looked on , shaking his head, and the stealth hibiscus hedge screamed -- stay away from us!!
And what will be the result? Not to be too brutal, but we're afraid Mom and Dogdad will tell mandevilla to mind his own business and stick with his job, i.e., covering the arbor. And plumeria, once the breezes have ceased, will be less approachable.
But it's been fun to watch this mini-romance while it lasted. (And yes, what you see there is a moment of sunshine, after all the rain!!)
Speaking of romance, Asta Marie, do you know the Pirates are playing the Cardinals in St. Louis? Can our budding relationship survive this battle royale?
Your pal, Jake
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