Friday, August 9, 2013


Today we are participating in
This Moment, See Beautiful
our hostess is

Last week the peeps left me for
87 hours...this moment was not beautiful

They needed to get away so I said ok just be 
sure to 



They went to visit friends in the foothills
of the most beautiful
Great Smoky Mountains in NC 
and took a day trip to Virginia

From atop their friends deck they
surely saw beautiful things in their 
They have 5' high butterfly bushes
the swallowtails were everywhere 
mom said she had never seen that many butterflies
in one place.  She guessed there 
were at least 50 or more on the bushes
or fluttering around the bushes

Someone forgot the name of this beautiful
Mom told me this was an elephant ear??!!

this is some kind of bean plant...
their friends planted to ward of
voles and moles...

They took a day trip to visit 
Mabry Mill....they had lunch at the 
cafe on site too

The mill is no longer in service
but the wheel still turns like it is

They topped of a purrfect day with a 
visit to  Chateau Morrisette Winery

This beautiful chandelier was the first
thing they saw upon entering.
I half expected 
to be swinging from it. MOL MOL MOL
Hand painted wine barrel
 The winery has a resident Black Lab.
All of the wine bottles have
a picture of him on the label

I heard through the grape vine (pun intended)
that mom tried her darndest to get this
lovely piece of antique furniture in her
purse...but she could not get the zipper 
on her purse to close so she had to 
leave the chest at the Winery.
They had many moments to SEE Beautiful


  1. Such beauty. My MOM has been to that Mill and it is indeed BEAUTIFUL just like you Madi.

  2. Those are some great pics and sorry bout getting left at home!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  3. Our mama says there are not many places as beautiful as the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding area. Your mom found lots and lots of beauty on her trip. The butterfly bush and the swallowtails are amazing.

    Uh, Madi. We thinks your mom is teasing you about the elephant ears. Those don't look like the elephants we saw on Animal Planet. MOL!

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
    Adam, Georgia and Bo

  4. That's a lot of beautiful in one day! We wish Mommy would plant some flowers that attracted LOTS of butterflies.

  5. We are pretty sure you have forgiven your mom for leaving you at home! She got to see lots and lots of beautiful things! Thanks for joining the hop today! Xo Chloe and LadyBug (loved your Puddles comment! BOL!)

  6. That a whole lot of beautiful things. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. It is such a gorgeous area. SHE visited years ago.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. What a fabulous place.. just beautiful :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. What a super place that is, the scenery really was beautiful!
    It's a shame you missed out on such a great adventure Madi, maybe next time though!
    Pippa :)

  10. A beautiful place!! I love the hand painted barrell. Hope you all have a great weekend!

  11. I see that your peeps had a great time while they where away , I sure hope you had a real good housetrash party at your house , Madi !

  12. Mom sure did get to see a lot of beauty. And that pawt of the country is especially beautiful. We've been through it many times.

  13. It's not FUN if they have to leave you but they sure had lots of Beautiful Time. LOVE their shadow photo. Mom likes the wine place they visited. I bet mom got something. Golden Thanks for sharing your mom n dad Beautiful Trip. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  14. THIS is a post FULL of Beauty. We think it would have been better if Puddles HAD been swinging from that chandelier.

  15. Wow, that is a beautiful post. Well done and a bunch of gorgeous things. What a fun trip. Glad you had a great time and didn't lift anything. Good girl. Take care.

  16. Madi, how can you stand to post all these beautiful photos that YOU are not IN them... love that shadow shot... beautiful beautiful they did see beautiful... sorry for your 87 days Home Alone.... I am trying to think what you might have done during those 87 days...the word SLEEP comes to mind

  17. It looks like your humans had a lovely get-away. But aren't they both retired? They shouldn't need to get away from anything! :-D

  18. Your moms friends has some lovely flowers...we love butterfly bushes also!! We also liked the black lab on the wine label how cool is that!!
    stella rose

  19. I love Mabry Mill and that part of the Parkway!

  20. Oh, the Smokey's are one of our favorite places! We grew up in Knoxville, TN, so it's a place we frequented on a regular basis. I know you saw a lot of beautiful there. Thanks for being part of the See Beautiful blog hop!

    Lydia @ See Beautiful

  21. That was nice of you to let the peeps out of the. House. What a beautiful and relaxing looking mini-vacation
    Benny & Lily

  22. We are so glad Mom and Dad had such a BEAUTIFUL few days up in the Smokies and Virginia!! They needed some time away! I know you missed them, Madi.

    How wonderful to see so many Swallowtail Butterflies in one place!
    Such beautiful scenery all around!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

  23. Sorry you got left behind, but your Mom and Dad sure did get to see a lot of beautiful on their trip. You were nice to let them do that.
    Fantastic photos! Lots of beautiful to be seen. I love the shadow pic and the mill pic! We have some small mountains in our state, but I've never seen REAL mountains in person. Don't you worry about those elephant ears - they're great to hide under for shade!
    Happy See Beautiful Day!

  24. That surely was one beautiful place to be. Those butterflies must have been amazing to watch. Powell Gardens in Missouri has a big butterfly exhibit this weekend that Mom wants to get Dad to go see.

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. What a beautiful place - it was not hard to see beautiful there!
    The butterflies are amazing. Thank you for taking us with you on your trip.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  26. What a gorgeous get away!! Your pawrents sure did see lots of Beautiful!!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

  27. Woooo, such beautiful things they saw. I do love the Great Smokey is so beautiful and quiet up there.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  28. Very beautiful indeed, and so are you Miss Madi!

  29. What a beautiful post, Madi. I never saw big mountains - my area is flat like cheese wheel. have a great friday dear Madi&Mom

  30. flowers may be clematis but we canna bee likez ta climb up stuff !! N way happee they getted ta see BURD FREE treez :)

    hope ewe haza grate flounder filled week oh end ...enjoy ~~~~~~!!!!!

  31. Beautiful! Sounds like they saw lots of beautiful! Have a good weekend! Purrs...

  32. They did See Beautiful and when they came home and saw you they saw beautiful again!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  33. If your mom likes butterflies, she should come up here and go to the butterfly garden at the nature museum. It's in an enclosed space and the land on you and everything

    Love the old mill!

    Your pal, Pip

  34. Wowsa gurl!! Those are some very beautiful pics!!! The most beautifuls bein' you!! sorry your peeps abandoned you!!! I hopes you gave them the cold shoulder when they gots back!!
    BOL! That DOES look like a chandelier Puddles would swing from!!!! hehehe
    Ruby ♥

  35. This resonated so deeply with Mom as she is trying to stay attuned to any and all beautiful things especially right now.
    ((hugs Madi and Mom))

    loving purrs
    your BFF

  36. What arooootiful photos butt we cannot believe they abandoned you!

  37. The photos are beautiful. It looks like your peeps had a great time.

  38. That is a lot of beauty dear Madi...but I bet you watched some bird TV while they were gone and saw some beauty on your own...

  39. Very pretty pictures! Looks like they had a fun time. The vine is a mandevilla. I don't know if that's how it's spelled lol.

  40. That is beautiful! The mom has been to the Smokey Mountains and says they are beautiful!

  41. What a wonderful time away. I love to see travel photos! Hope Madi was good while you were away.

  42. What a beautiful trip! The Smokies are incredible, aren't they? Your friends have a fantastic yard. I enjoyed the winery photos, it looks like a very unique winery.

  43. What a lovely trip, so glad you had fun you deserved a little R&R!!!


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