I never seem to have my camera with me, when I see wonderful photo opportunities, these days.
I saw a beautiful, lemony, buttery, coloured leaf, just begging to be picked up, or at least photographed, but I was wrestling with dogs, so could not stop to seize the chance~ or the leaf!
I have learnt, as time passes me by, the need to grab these chances, and run with them, because they never come around twice.
Of course these images are old ones, captured in other times.They still bring me a measure of pleasure.
I am rather a hoarder, so I still have the images on the computer, in my collection of :Oldies, but Goodies".
The dogs were due their annual 'shots'. So today was the day, and off we went. Of course they both knew exactly where they were going, so they were nervous, and sort of excited.
Honey was really very good, once we got to the Vet's. Leo disgraced himself vociferously, barking at a small and rather innocent looking, small, and baldly clipped dog.
In the ten years we have been attending the same Vet, I have watched both the male Vets go from coloured hair, to now, completely white. I guess, it is a stressful occupation.
They both got a clean bill of health, and Honey was declared to be in excellent condition for her age.
Leo was surprisingly good for the Vet. That is why we choose this particular Vet. He seems to have a special way about him, with our dogs. The discolouration of the moosh is just 'one of those things'. No explanation, or particular reason. He is healthy, his teeth are fine, and his coat is 'Lovely'.
I have been trying to catch up on my blog reading, which has slipped a little behind lately.
Below, is one of my Meat Pies.
I read my American friends' mention of pies, and know, the Pies to which they refer, are usually a far cry from the Pies to which we refer, Down Under.
Here, in Oz or indeed NZ, 'A Pie', almost always means a "Meat Pie", usually smothered with Tomato Sauce. They are a particularly 'Sporting' food item, being the food of choice for Footy watching males, and often, females.
The Meat is usually steak or minced beef, and the casing is pastry, usually a shortcrust base, with a flaky pastry top. With lashings of thick Tomato Sauce.
None of these Sissy, Sweet Pies for Footy Fans! None of your girly biscuit-crumb crust, or cream filling.
No! The Pies of choice are hot, meaty and no doubt, artery clogging!
We are told, they may contain as little as 15% of actual MEAT. However I prefer not to go there. Not that I would ever eat a 'Meat Pie', I had not made myself. And, it would never be Beef!
They are often seen decorating the front of Footy Fans Boofy chests! They might also be seen ~shall we say, making a 'Second Appearance'.
To use an Assie expression, as a 'Technicolour Yawn'.
However, this is usually after copious quantities of beer also, have been consumed, though not always.
We do have other pie varieties here. Apple Pie is not the Institution it is in America. However, it is quite popular. Also Lemon Meringue Pie is a favourite, as are Custard Pies.
As a child my favourite was Blackberry Pie.
I make Apple Pies and Fruit Pies for Gom. He seems to enjoy them, which is just as well, because I do not have a sweet tooth, and he has to eat them all by himself.