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Monday, November 30, 2020

Awww Monday and Sparks

You know I'm all about laughing at me and I'll be the first to admit I am not a photographer

I see something I like and I snap.  However, recently a gremlin me set Niki, my trust Nikon, on SCENE setting (by mistake) which is for night....

Awww shucks Monday shame on me.

Sparks are to remind me to be more careful...


All SOOTC (straight out of the camera) I don't think there is any editing that can help.

More herons sitting on pilings..I had my camera not my phone.  

The sky was a gorgeous blue...




I was especially kicking myself over the below.

There was a gorgeous hawk squawking at me that he was ready for his selfie.





The NC Geese formerly known as Canada Geese
ignored me.  They probably could tell I was not a professional




Sunday, November 29, 2020

Serene Sunday

 

Photos taken by Dad of Angel Madi from our deck looking up, trees are ours and our neighbor's 



Lake Lynn


Lake Johnson



Saturday, November 28, 2020

Saturday Symmetry

Narrow stairs up and down and bridge at Lake Johnson
Wide Stairs up to Lake Lynn Trail head



Bridge and trails signs at Lake Lynn
Hare Snipe Creek Trail always gives me the giggles.



Back of NC Museum of Art Building




Friday, November 27, 2020

Final Fiction, Nature Feline Friday: Who Done it


FINAL FICTION FRIDAY

The truth is stranger than fiction: 

Our not so Jolly Green Giant Trash Bin was the object of a Hit and Run\

The Scene

About 8 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020 I was snug as bugs in my jammies watching NCSI: New Orleans when  I  heard a very loud boom/bang. I thought it came from the TV.  My husband was upstairs in his train room.  He sprung to his feet to see what was the matter...what to his wondering eyes did appear as out the window he looked? Our huge City trash can, that was sitting by the curb awaiting collection on November 17,  had been tossed up into our yard and was on it's side. It was dark but he did found a side view auto mirror by the can and one of the can’s wheels missing.  Someone was exceeding the 25 mph to knock a full trash bin from over the curb into our yard.  There were several cars parked on the street too. Tuesday, November 17 at first light we found more evidence.

Exhibit 1:

Not so Jolly Green Giant Trash Bin split down the front and brace dislodge

Scratches on the side


Exhibits 2

Missing right wheel


Exhibit 3 

Right side view mirror and pieces and parts from the vehicle

We don't know WHO DONE IT but we do KNOW someone is gonna have a rather expensive repair.  However, if we were playing Clue our guess would be a burgundy vehicle with black plastic trim.
Judging by all the scuffs and scratches on not so Jolly Green Giant Trash Bin
they have some significant body damage too.

The city will deliver a new bin and take away the not so jolly green giant bin, in the meant time

our very nice neighbor let us put our weekly house trash in her bin for early morning pick up on November 24.

I am happy and thankful to say at almost 10 am  Tuesday, November 24th, exactly one

week after I requested a new trash bin....it arrived.

Nature surprises.
This plant is a Yucca..I had no idea they bloomed in November.
But then it is 2020.
 They are native to the hot and dry (arid) parts of the Americas and the Caribbean.
It is hot here in the summer but rarely arid.  This Photo take this past Monday




Feline Friday Flashback with Madi
2017




Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thoroughly Thankful Poetic Thursday #47 and Thanksgiving Flashbacks

 

Thankful Thursday hosted by

 Today we join Two  SPOLED CATS 

Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is our inspiration

The Little Miss was worried 
She had no time to send out messages
Their move had been hurried
They did not move far; however,
she just knew no one would show 
How would her friends find her
She was sure no one would know
where she lived. 
Her Dad had a plan he told her to not to fear
She should tell her friends to look for the 
house all aglow with lights and 
Cheer


2016 Post 

PURRSONALLY I AM THANKFUL FOR LOTS OF WINDOWS FULL OF 
SUN THAT WARM MY FURS AND MY SOUL

AND

Thumbs to open my food (mom's thumbs)

Hands to brush my furs
Always knowing my peeps are near.
Naps 
Kindness, I'm lucky that is all I have known
Furiends...you ALL light up my life
Unconditional love 
Lots of food and treats


2015

Mom was gonna take the day off until she found me napping on their bed...
she called me a 
TURKEY
I THINK SHE IS JUST JEALOUS....
WHAT DO YOU THINK
HAPPY HAPPY DAY AND MAY YOU ALL GET A SLICE OF 
TURKEY

P.S. IT ISN'T MY FAULT
MOM WOKE UP AT 4:30 AM!!

***********

2012

THIS IS MY THANKSGIVING

TALE ABOUT 
ADMIRING
A FIRE

FROM 
A FAR.
Last winter was too warm for a fire...so I forgot about it.  After we had the gas connections checked, Dad turned on our gas logs for the first time in nearly two years.  Now I have to get used to them again. For a minute I thought I'd have to 
STOP, DROP and ROLL.
I AM THANKFUL FOR MY WARM HOME
LOVING PEEPS, FOOD AND LOTS OF PLACES TO SLEEP.

*******
2009 
Our blog started June 2009

I am thankful for each of you who take time out of your day to visit here and leave comments.
 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wordless (ha) Wednesday

Hosted by Comedy Plus 


N. C. Museum of Art's newest sculpture.
We watched as the cement display pad was installed.
A few days later we saw this,  to me it resembles two finger tips touching


This is the plaque describing it.
What a great name for an artist!!

Longleaf Pine note the difference in the pine needles on the taller trees...just regular pines, behind it
It isn't too far from the above sculpture on the 
NC Museum of Art Campus


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Happy Tuesday with My Nephews


Dearest Auntie HiC

 It’s a chilly, breezy day here on the hill, but the wood stove is cozy.


Kat napped in his favorite chair.


Mom and Pup bundled up and played ball.

Golly Gee friends I'm sorry the videos from my nephews not working earlier
I think they are ok now....
 But Pup is a fine catcher




Life is good for 3 former strays.
❤️🐾❤️

❤️ Rocky Your Ginger Nephew

Dearest precious Nephews!! 
Auntie's heart is full seeing you three doing the things you love. OMCs Rocky are you in the family room with Kat?***  I'm clapping.  Of course Kat is KatNapping.
Pup you should try out for catcher position for the Hot'Lanta Braves.  
Hugs and loads of Love 
Auntie HiC

***P.S.
 Auntie HiC
Yes, Kat was napping, but still kept one eye on me. Ha! 😹
When he sees me relax, he can too. 😻
He left the room when I got a little jiggy. 


Rocky is rockin' his cube


Monday, November 23, 2020

Awww Monday and Sparks

 

Hosted by Comdey Plus

As I climb my stairs,

the beauty I see thru the skylight

changes with the seasons all

make me say Awww as I stop

to stare.

by Cecilia

Photo taken November 18, 2020 10 am




Sunday, November 22, 2020

Serene Sunday: Two Lakes

Leadmine Lake is a neighborhood about 2 blocks from home
It is a small development one main street in with several cul-de-sacs off the main street

The lake is surrounded by beautiful hardwoods



Lake Raleigh sits in a quiet little corner on 
N C State University's Centennial Campus



Photos take week of November 9th, 2020

 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saturday Symmetry

 

Original shed photo taken at Falls Lake Recreation State Park


Shed in Black and White



Friday, November 20, 2020

Nature and Feline Friday

We thank our Host LLB Gang and Comedy Plus

Nature Friday, photos taken November 13, 2020
It was quite foggy but we have found we see more wildlife on foggy days
This is a Hawk...not sure what kind
Other than to zoom in on this photo it is SOOTC(straight out of the camera)
Quite an interesting effect with fog and bare limbs.


This is a MAN and very serious wildlife photographer with a long lens. I'm sure he knew 
the name of the Hawk; however, we didn't want to disturb him or the Hawk

I am 100% sure this is a black doodle taking his lady and man for a walk.
They too stopped for a brief moment to look at the Hawk

The below photo was taken on our trip to Falls Lake on Monday, November 16.
Such unusual looking fungus (I guess).  The tree was a victim of storms.
I expect the fungus to be very hard and dry.  It was soft and moist almost looked like tiny oyster shells.


 Bizarro:Wayno and Piraro


Rhymes with Orange: Hilary B. Price

Angel Madi adored Boxes!!!





Rhymes with Orange: Hilary B. Price
Hilary has had a box theme for several weeks.
I'm wondering if she has recently moved? MOL

Madi loved her condo's too...especially this one with a skylight