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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wordless (ha ha) Wednesday Pumpkins

Last week we made our annual pilgrimage to Cedar Creek Gallery
in Creedmoor, NC (about 20 miles from home) to attend their glass/and pottery Pumpkin exhibit.

Inside and out they always delight us with critters
and art

I wish I had a place for these two lamps
and the one in the middle of the collage below

Of course we both always pick out one to add to our collection.
Top of collage the 2 orange are from last year
the Green (husband's) and Amber (mine) are this year's jewels.
I went back and forth on my decision between the Amber blown glass and a solid red.
AMBER won.😁
Fall paw painting is by Mr. Q the famous feline artist at Colehaus Cats

  The blue is for 👼Madi's favorite human SIS and BIL!
we are all about pumpkin STEMS in this house.

Last Friday we went to the NC Farmer's Market to buy our pumpkins for the porch.
Later than usual, I might add, because of the hot weather...

It was a sea of technicolor mums and pumpkins of all sizes and shapes.

We secured our selection in the cargo net
Daddy pumpkin tried to escape when we open the cargo door..
The net hook on his side came loose...probably due to his girth.
When he rolled toward the door, the door stopped opening

Everybuddy is home and in place

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Happy Tuesday KAT Tail...

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Dearest Aunty HiC
Mom says we’re going to practice camping tonight, and sleep in RV. Guess I’ll have use the litter box. 🙀
Mom says if I misbehave 😹 I’ll have go in the house by myself.  

Pup said he’ll help me be good. 😻

Dearest Nephew
That isa an excellent idea!!

 Wednesday, October 9th: First night in the RV update from Mom of Kat

Kat was fine until lights out...
Couldn’t settle down, so he slept in house...Pup and I slept well.
Kat has been all over Pup this morning, trying to find out what we did without him, ha!

Breaking news Aunty:
Mom says we're going to try again Thursday, October 10th.

Dearest Nephew
Practices makes purrfect

Thursday, October 10th, Second night in RV update from Mom of Kat

We all slept well in RV last night. Kat decided to share Pup’s bed.

Email from Kat

I DID IT!!! I spent the night in RV. 😺
Pup and Mom watched TV while I decided where I wanted to

I wasn’t interested in my carrier, again. 😹

I wasn’t interested in my carrier, again. 😹

I finally settled in with Pup. I know he slept better with me there. ❤️

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew

Pup and Kat are ready to hit the road.

Kat can you hear me Clapping? 
 Aunty HiC and Uncle B are so very very
x 1,000,000 of you!!!

Breaking Breaking news, night 3 of camping at home
Kat used his litter box in the RV!! 
I predict they will be on a road trip soon.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Awww and Monday Mews

Dearest Aunty HiC

My 2nd Frisco soft-sided carrier arrived today. Mom originally ordered medium, and I didn’t like it, so she ordered large.
Much to Mom’s surprise and delight, I went right in and got comfy. 

Pup was skeptical, and suggested we practice in RV.
So, we took carrier out to RV.
Pup tried his best to encourage me to get in, but I wanted nothing to do with it!

I told Pup he should stay in his own lane, ha!

Dearest Nephew...
Surely there is no difference in sitting in that fine PTU, (which by the way is named after my
grandcat Frisco the Ginger), in the house or in the Wheelie house!
I do wish you'd give us a Meow as to what the BIG DEAL is?
Are you just trying to prove that you are boss of both houses and all who reside in the houses?
I predict there will soon be and Awww moment that will set off a light bulb in your kitty KAT brain
Lovingly your Aunty HiC

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Spectacular Sunday Post: long time coming

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral that is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, replacing Sacred Heart Cathedral.
The cathedral accommodates more than 2,000 worshipers and serves as the site for major liturgical celebrations, pilgrimages, and events for the Catholic community of eastern North Carolina. The existing Sacred Heart Cathedral will be retained and honored as the first church designated to be the Cathedral for the Diocese of Raleigh but will be renamed Sacred Heart Church.
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral was designed by the architecture firm of O'Brien & Keane, based in Arlington, Virginia, and built by Clancy & Theys Construction Company of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the fifth-largest cathedral in the United States.[1] 
Cost 46 million

 This beautiful Cathedral is very close to N C State University.
Ground breaking was shortly before I retired in 2011...
The first service was in 2017.  Landscaping was recently completed and parking lot needed some touch ups after all the construction vehicles came and went for 6 years time for pictures.

It is huge and we have heard the organ is breathtaking.

when the huge copper dome was lowered in place by a crane it was a show stopper.

a few close ups the brick and carved stone work 
bell tower

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Happy Accident

 Straight Out of the Camera
Many have probably seen this most amazing 
 photo.   I never tire of looking at it.
We were at Lake Raleigh.  
Normally Herons will scoot when one is close.
This one was practicing yoga I think.
This one posed.  It is probably one of the best wildlife photos I've ever taken

I edited it to Black and White in LunaPic 
Each one is beautiful 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Feline Friday Flowery Friday archive

Continued from Wednesday

Dearest Aunty HiC

I forgot to tell you, the vet weighed me last week, and I’ve gained 2 lbs this past year.
I weighed 11.30 lbs last Oct. and now weigh 13.15.... 😻
I was shocked until vet tech Meghan said I’m heavier because my heart is full of love. I like that! 😻

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew

MOL MOL MOL Dear Nephew,
Uncle and I had a great giggle at these photos!
We agree with Meghan...that heart of yours is full of love...what a smart techie she is!
Your Jelly Belly is so kissable..I want to bury my face in your furs
Lovingly your Aunty HiC

Flower Friday October 2018.   I was out of Nature Photos.  More being taken today, October 11, 2019.  

I'm joining my niece Rosy SassyPants, Mayor Arty and Jakey today's pictures taken in and around my friend's yard in Yadkin Co., North Carolina

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thursday

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

Way up in our hills
where the waterfalls spill
There is an outdoor drama called
Unto These Hills
The story it tells of proud Cherokee people.
They loved the land, it was like their steeple.
They protected it and gave they all
to preserve all its beauty for mankind.

I can always count on all my friends for input when I have a
question.  I thank you all for your thoughts on just where the very best
place for my quilt rack.
Several asked about views from it sits..

Oh and you might note there is a darling little critter sitting under it too.

Now for the tally from Monday's post
Here is the collage again

17  liked it diagonally in the corner (right photo)
3 centered under cross-stitched  of NC Map (left photo)
1 liked it both ways
2 liked that I had them on display

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wordy Wednesday

Dearest Aunty HiC

Woe is Me-Ow! Mom took me to the vet last Friday morning for my annual exam and vaccinations. The good news is I was a good boy while at the vet. Bad news; one of us came home with a bandaid and it wasn’t Me-Ow!
I was extremely stressed out in the car. I rode in crate on Mom’s lap, while Dad drove, and voiced my displeasure the ENTIRE trip.  Mom has ordered a soft-sided crate for me, hoping that will help with my anxiety. 

Not sure why Mom stuck her fingers in my crate, but that was a big mistake!  

Vet tech provided first aid to Mom’s finger, while I got shots. 😹

I had some yummy treat when we got home, so I guess Mom forgives me. 😻 (Notice bandaid on Mom’s finger).

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew

Oh dear me my sweet nephew....sounds like you had a solo performance of the Song of your People in first soprano. I sure do wish you could 'tell' us what what you like least about riding.  I'm beginning to think you might have had a very bad experience riding or being confined in your past life. Angel Madi was on the fence about car rides.  She would sing the Song of her People too...but it was a short ride. I wonder how you would do in your PTU with Pup sitting with you?  I'm so glad Mom forgave you she knows 99.9999% of the time you are are so sweet.
Sending healing thoughts to Mom's finger and many purrs for you to overcome the issue with riding. I think the soft-sided crate is an excellent Idea!! 

Lovingly your Aunty HiC

The Rest of the Story on Feline Friday

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Happy Tuesday Tail

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Dearest Aunty HiC

I’m not allowed in dog room while Pup is eating. I like to stick my paws under the door so he won’t feel lonely.

I’m here Pup.

This video is A D O R A B L E

💓 Your Nephew Kat

Oh My dear sweet nephew just as I thought you are a Pup Devotee.
MOL MOL the photo of your paw under the door looks like you are waiting for a
morsel to fall. A little Birdie told me you like to sample his Blue Buffalo. 
Smiling from ear to ear at you my sweet boy.
Lovingly your Aunty HiC

Results from yesterday's quilt question on Thankful Thursday

Monday, October 7, 2019

Awww on Sparks Monday

 Angel Madi had the best view from her Loo. It was directly under
a skylight and the view changed with the seasons as did the Sun Puddles.
This area of the house has been very blah and kinda sad.

I knew I needed something there to perk it up BUT what?
I think Angel Madi would have loved reclining on all my quilts that
I have around the house.  So I decided to order a quilt rack
to display my quilts.  It now occupies a place that was Madi's and is in honor of Madi.
Now tell me where/which angle you like best.

I tried this way too but I think it is my least favorite.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Serene Sunday and Plates from near and far

PLATES:*no clue to meaning.

1. BMERX*, we thank our guest spotter Cathy from The Whiskeratti
2. LUVMUTZ, Love Mutts
3. MEANGRN1, Mean Green One on lime green Mustang
4. "ELLO KTTY", clever one Hello Kitty
5. 1B3AST, 1 Beast
6. LIZ10
8. SEERAT, Sea Rat loves the sea
9. LOCKHART1, a name
10. HOTZ2 , Hot Z2
11. Black jeep of the Family, happier version of Black Sheep of the Family
a window sticker on a Black Jeep
12. FIREB@LL, Fireball must have been taken
13. BKBLDRS, Brick Builders?
14. LAFTR, Laughter
16. LIPSENSE,Lip sync, or a cosmetic product?
17. MTNMEMAW, Mountain MeMa
18. GOSAIL'N, Go Sailing
19. Haylo, Halo
20. MISSDUKE, Maybe a Duke University fan
21. WIFF*
22. MUH2.0*
23. SONSET, Sunset
25. SUNYCHER, Sonny and Cher
26. LEKKER07, *
27. S.TOTHE.J, *
28. JUVE