My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye
Can you find the Bonsai Bunny?

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Snicker Saturday


We took a local road trip on Monday December 3rd, 
 starting on  next week I will tell you about it  on Tuesday and  Nature Friday 

We saw this sign as we approached our main destination.
Thankfully we were both on dry land...and NO WORRIES neither of us
will disturb.  Monday it was 69 degrees and surely the snakes could have been slithering about
However, neither of us would have known if we saw it.


I'm here to serve and inform so here is a little bit about it.
Thankfully it is NONVENOMOUS; however, just seeing it would have made me
faint!!




Garfield is a hero to all Felines!!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Nature Friday and Feline Friday

They are our host for
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 I promised the rest of the wonderful out of doors
photos I took at  the Angus Barn....here we go.

It was about 4 pm when we left the Angus Barn to walk down toward the lake.  
We were greeting by shadows, reflections and a water fountain in the lake



 Courtyard overlooking the lake...I can just imagine beautiful tables set up for a celebration here.


 Mother Nature at her finest!!
Sun on this lovely grove of hardwoods and pines

Water tower on the grounds.  Look at all those antennas


As we walked around, the sun teased us by peeping thru the trees reflecting on the lake




 For whom the dinner bells tolls...Me I hope!!



The love between my grandcats is obvious!!
FYI:  Mia only weighs about 8 lbs...so she is not smothering 
her BIG (14lb) Brudder.




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Pictorial Thursday


Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's inspiration




Up up and away

Up high where the birds can't fly,
As the clouds float by...
 slowly to the side they reveal
a palace where the fairies hide.
All are welcomed to join in on the fun.
Be warned there are rules by which you must abide.
Fairies are fanciful and full of fun
but breaking a rule will send you on the run.





Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Secret Lives of Letters C and D

November Reader's Digest and I happened upon this article, 
"The Secret Lives of Letters", by Brooke Nelson.  Mr. Nelson says letters may be small characters, but there are amazing stories behind all 26 alphabet all-stars.
A and B can be found by clicking here
I will be sharing all 26 stories with you on Wednesdays.





In honor of one of today's letter C I'm posting a photo of my most yummy 
Christmas Collards. I realize collards are an acquired taste and many don't like the lovely aroma they put off when cooking but I was raised on them.  Their aroma tickles my nose and makes my 
mouth water.  They are now in the freezer awaiting Christmas Day.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday Knot Tale

 I used to be a frayed knot but now I am 

NOT


About 87 years ago, (I'm older than dirt) I took a macrame class and loved it. Obviously I was a sailor in another life.  I had no idea I could tie knots.  The owl has been hanging on the inside of the guest room closet for years.  While looking thru Christmas decorations last week, I discovered the wreath.
Both are entirely made up of knots with fraying.
The owls eyes and nose are wooden beads.  I also made a ghost.
I'm still looking for that.  Of course you'll see it should I find it.
Hugs Cecilia


PSA
Tis the time of the year for the collards to be bought, cleaned, picked and cooked, cooled then frozen until  Christmas.
We bought 3 lbs of Cabbage Collards at our Farmer's Market yesterday. Today  is cooking day.  
You might see pictures  of all of the above in the near future.
LOL


Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday SPARKS and Sparkle

Sparks
are all about spreading cheer and positive vibes via quotes.

Starting today I'll have a Christmas SPARKS every Monday




I'm thrilled to say our Sparkle is UP we sent about 2 hours decorating it yesterday.
We were very thankful we decided to get rid of the 8' tree we used to have.
This one is much more manageable.
This is the first year in 16 years we have not had Feline snoopervision but
I think Angel Madi would be pleased with what we did.
No gifts this year our daughter, SIL, my husband and I decided to donate what we would have spent on gifts to their Local Food Pantry and their County Animal Shelter.
Their Coastal County is still struggling to get over the devastating effects of
Hurricane Florence.  

Sunday, December 2, 2018

SOOTC Sunday Plates

SOOTC (straight out of the camera)
Thank you all for your kind comments on my new header.
I took the photo at Logan's Trading Company.
Which is in the former Seaboard Air line Railway Station



  As soon as I saw their display, I knew it would be a great header.

Here is the original


Just a few random SOOTC at Logan's







1. BIPOLAR
2. P R S A, no clue
3. MRBUSHI
4. CUPPATEA this is for YAM Aunty aka YaYa
5. DEL**/S, I'm sure this is coding language
6. USMBA22, no cule
7. XIV, 14?
8. HEARDOC, Audiologist
9. MYLAST?, maybe last car who knows
10.  VIVER!
11. Z-TO-A, lol instead of A-TO-Z
12. OUTLOOK
13. GOODBOY
14. USAFNAV, U.S. Air Force Naviagtor
15. SOUNER, University of Oklahoma Sooner fan
16.  LINZBENZ, lady driving it so I'm thinking Lynn's Mercedes Benz



17. FINZ2RT, Fins to the Right
 Ok this is my favorite.  If you are a Jimmy Buffet fan, aka Parrot Head, you know exactly what it means.  He started his career in Key West, Florida there is an  entire Culture associated with him here.
He has a song, Fins,  on one of his albums copy and paste link below to see it.  
It also has hand signs and is 100% audience participation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNrM7DnYz4Y