The Other Side of June

Yesterday, we showed you the beauty of June. Today, we show you the challenge - as we went to visit our favorite tree.

Do you see what our challenge was in getting to the tree? And hanging out under it?

We think the hu-dad needs to crank up the tractor and cut some grass in this field.

Before one of us gets lost out here. Just saying.

P.S. – Daily rain like we get in June is great for making things grow – sometimes a little too well.  Many people do not realize how much precipitation this area receives.  Some of the southern facing slopes in Haywood (our county) and Transylvania (our neighbor) Counties receive over 100 inches (254 cm) of rain a year.  Daily rain this time of year is just a fact of life.  The alternative – wildfires – is simply not what we want.


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  1. Steve & Kat on June 16, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    With tall grass, you can pretend that you are lions, out on the savanna, stalking some prey. I hope the squirrels and rabbits are watching out for you!


  2. The Army of Four on June 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    You guys live near Transylvania?!?! How cool is that! Any vampire sightings?
    Play bows,

  3. Sagira on June 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    My dad needs to cute our grass to.

  4. Huffle Mawson on June 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    That’s a lot of rain. We’re ecstatic if we get 100mm! Maybe you should offer the hu-dad a Happy Hearts cookie if he cuts the grass? Humans usually respond well to treats.

  5. The OP Pack on June 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    But if the huDad has to cut the grass, that is that much less time for hiking.

    We’re just saying.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. Thor and Marco Polo on June 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    WOO WOO Thundering Herd,

    We think we get as much rain as you do! We got dumped on again this morning! Our regular path was under the water of Four Mile Creek! Don’t you love running in the tall grass?
    Thor and Marco Polo

  7. Khyra on June 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Princess RainKhloud would be able to sponge up khwite a lot of pawesome wetness!

    Happy Saturday!


  8. Sammie on June 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Oh how it’s been too long – so sorry – it’s been a bit wacky over here. Such beautiful greens (and from yesterday – colors!) in June there! Please, if you could, we’d like to order about a week’s worth of your rain. In exchange, we’ll send you some of our windy 90 degree weather that threatens the hills with fires this weekend ugh! Sooooo nice to see your lovely country! With sibes included (they make the land even more beautiful!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and the pack here

  9. Scout and Freyja on June 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Today we celebrate UNITY in DIVERSITY with Maxmom and with all of the wonderful dog-blogs that have taken the spirit of the World Cup and made it MORE – made it an exercise in understanding, tolerance and community.

    Today we cheer for the United States of America on our bloggy and welcome you with open paws to celebrate with us☺

    WOWZA! When you guys blow your coat you really mean business, don’t you☺

  10. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on June 12, 2010 at 10:36 am

    That IS some might tall grass you got there!!

    Happy weekend!

    Woofs and Kisses
    The Fiesty Three

  11. Houndstooth on June 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I am just going to say right now that I think I’m relieved that The Herd doesn’t live in Transylvania! That could make for some interesting Halloween posts.

    Good heaven! Forget the mower! What you need is a hay baler!

    Thanks for the code!

  12. KB on June 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Ummm, I hate to mention this but I think that the Herd requested that grass-cutting at least a week ago. Methinks the human isn’t being very responsive to the oh-so-reasonable requests of the Herd 🙂

    I agree – I choose rain over fire any day… except when the rain is pelting me as I ride my bike. Then, I have brief moments of cursing it.

  13. Zona on June 12, 2010 at 9:20 am

    That is a LOT of rain! You are right, I didn’t realize your area got rain nearly every day this time of year. That must make great puddles for splashing!


  14. Ruth on June 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

    AHH! It didn’t work! darn.

  15. Ruth on June 12, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for the code – you’re the best!

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