Top: A thistle I photographed at a casino just outside of Pittsburgh on our way home from the mountains.
Middle: Ruby, sleeping. She was exhausted and dehydrated Sunday afternoon when we returned from the mountains. She slept until 6:45 the next morning. Tired dogs are good dogs.
Bottom: As a small thank you to my Colombian, Queens-born, rap-loving fiancé for letting me drag him to a Bluegrass Festival in wild and wonderful West Virginia, I made some heart-shaped mini funnel cakes as a surprise on Sunday evening. He loved them.