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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday Signs Shelton Vineyards

We saw no turtles or working grapes...
but I love the sense of humor and smiles they gave me.
 I got a chuckle out of the signs telling us how far we were from other
well known Vineyards

Top left, bottom and bottom right all at Shelton Vineyards

Top right is a view of Sauratown Mountain range.  
The Sauratown Mountains,( Pronounced Sar-a -town like Laura not Sour) which are sometimes called "the mountains away from the mountains", are an isolated mountain range located within Stokes and Surry counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina.[1]

Friday, July 12, 2019

Feline and Nature Friday an amazing sighting.....

Hosted by Comedy Plus

First of all a thank you from my nephew and his mom
after Buddy made his trip OTRB.

Mom and I have been reading all the kind, heartfelt comments from dear bloggie Furiends. We appreciate and have been comforted knowing others understand the loss we’re  experiencing right now. Thank you you. 😻

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew
Kat's mom also wrote:
Kat has been staying close to all of us, such a loving kitty. We’re so fortunate to have him in our lives. ❤️

Monday, June 24, my very good friend, Janice, sent me this email with attached photos.
So beautiful I made a simple collage and frame that matched his handsomeness!!

Just saw this on our deck - haven’t seen a praying mantis in years!  Amazing insect - so slim I thought it might not be one but then when I got to the front of it I saw it twitch (whisker like things).  Anywho thought you might could use it at some point 😂💕

I replied:

Oh my word...Janice this was for sure a wonderful sighting.  WOW...
yes indeedy I'll use it.  Such a great photo.  Thank you!!!! I don't remember the last time I saw one either.

The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. Hunting Adaptations. By any name, these fascinating insects are formidable predators. They have triangular heads poised on a long "neck," or elongated thorax.
Most mantis species are colored green or brown so they can blend in with leaves and foliage which enables them to patiently stalk insects like flies and grasshoppers. ... Striking twice as fast as a blink of an eye, praying mantises will slowly devour the unfortunate prey slowly with its ultra sharp mandibles.

Another of the 114 photos I took on ONE overnight trip.
I even had to change batteries in the camera.
This is sunset from our room at Hampton Inn, in Dobson, NC

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thoroughly Thankful Poetic Thursday

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.
Here is our photo challenge


A little girl with curls
Running through the field
So gleeful and light footed
Her curls dance as the wind
lifts her kite way up in the sky.
Can you hear her giggling?

Hosted by Brian and his crew

Day one of  short road trip photos

I am very thankful today to tell you
we (2 old codgers were able)  hiked 3.6 miles on Tuesday, July 9,
 on one really rocky, steep mountainous trail and one easy trail, at
Hanging Rock State Park and made it down w/o breaking anything.  
YES WE are crazy and 
about 1/2 through it we realized it.  
As you walk to the trail head you are on concrete,
then we saw this sign just as the concrete was ending

I should have turned back here!!

Here is one of my hubby on the move.

This trail is rated moderate in difficulty. YIKES I don't wanna see 

 I have 114 photos to sort through.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

With love to Buddy

You might remember a week or so ago Kat shared his concern about the declining health Dakota and Buddy.
Yesterday when we returned home from a short trip, we had an email from 
my nephew KAT.

Dearest Aunty HiC
I have very sad news to share. Yesterday, our vet helped my sweet, dear Buddy cross The Bridge. 😿Buddy let us know it was time, and Mom and Dad made the most difficult, yet compassionate, decision any pet owner will ever have to make.
Our hearts are broken, but we take comfort knowing he is no longer suffering. 
Just think of the greeting he received at The Bridge from Madi, Sassy, and Zack. 😻

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew

I washed Buddy’s face the night before he passed, to show my love.

When I saw this video, I was reminded of the song by Alabama, Angels Among US.
Kat wandered totally by accident in the Buddy's home, fit right in with his family of rescued Siblings.
Kat is one of those Angels walking Among Us. Yes I know Angel Madi
is doing her happy twerking dance now that she and Buddy, Sassy and Zack all have their Wings.

This is the most handsome BUD-man when he was foot loose and fancy free.
He lived his life with gusto each and every day and without any regrets.

He was rescued from a shelter literally minutes before he was to be euthanized.
His age was approximately 2 when he was rescued.
That day was the day he really started to Live!!
His life turned 360 degrees that day. 
  I've known Buddy and his family
for 13 years, my heart breaks for them.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Plates, Windows and Symmetry and Such

New building we have been snoopervising since they broke ground.
As we watched the windows being installed the top two floors remained
covered in plastic.  WHY....
They were waiting for special windows.
All the windows are in and we have no clue why they installed darker 
windows on top two floors.  

 Of course they are for sun but the lower windows have a type of 
glare resistance too, as you can see they are reflecting the bushes.
 Upper parking deck at Crabtree Valley Mall.  They always have the 
most colorful beds and potted plants


4. BLT&CNS...Bacon lettuce and tomato but CNS??
11. SUNNYCHER, Sonny and Cher
12. LIV-NOW-2 Live now too
13. 4=CHAOS, maybe 4 children= chaos
14. MUH2.0
15. LI2OS
16. BUZZ
17. Z-TRUCK1
18. TARPACKRS, unc and NCSU fans in one house
19. ARW9
20. FR-S.CO, Maybe from South Carolina
22. GRYHOUND, owner of Greyhounds
23. 2KIDZ4ME
25. AMSOIL (synthetic oil)
26. SOUNDZ, Sounds