These dog live about a block from us and obviously have an electronic fence because they don't come near the street. When Darby gets out, I'm sure she goes to their yard and taunts them, because they really do fuss at her when we go past.
It was a glorious morning for walking, just a little nip in the air but not cold. Unfortunately, it was time for people to start pulling out of driveways and heading down the street, not to mention school buses and a couple of sullen teenagers slouching in front of our house. Just a normal day.
I did walk a little farther than usual because I had seen this beautiful star magnolia last week, or I think that's what it is. It's not a Japanese magnolia, and it has little star-shaped blooms. We had one in Thomaston, and I think it's one of the prettiest little trees. I'd like one if anyone is giving me a gift any time soon. This is not a good picture because it's obviously past its prime, and I also didn't want to seem to be a lurker standing there snapping pictures of a stranger's tree. I'm not sure, but this may be the only house in the neighborhood with cannons on the front porch. You can see one if you enlarge the picture, and I think there may be another one behind the tree.
I'm sure the rest of my day will be even more exciting.