My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye
Remember your Angels are Watching

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Serene Sunday

What a lovely porch for a peaceful Sunday morning.


This is their view...the house is located just beyond the red arrow
They have a nature trail and a babbling brook. 


Saturday, July 11, 2020

Symmetry and Artsy Saturday



Same photo turned artsy in LunaPic effect Kaleidoscope



Friday, July 10, 2020

Nature Friday NC Great Blue Heron


Taken on June 24, 2020..8:30 am
Great Blue Heron 
I had one of a heron back in April but it was at a distance
These photos were taken from a bridge just a very few feet from him.
I was thrilled with them then when I downloaded I noticed
all the ripples in the water and his reflection.
Win Win





No photo but a wonderful Nature sighting!!!

Tuesday morning about 8:40 we took a 45 minute trek up and down hills on the upper meadow trail at the Art Museum.  As we were approaching the trail back to our car, ....lo and behold not 3' from us on the side of the trail was the most glorious Doe EmojiEmojishe was eating her breakfast buffet of very lush greens.  We froze in our tracks.  There was a mom and 2 children to the left of us she stopped the children and the park maintenance guy coming toward us on his ATV stopped. All three groups thoroughly enjoyed our view.  We were the closest to the Doe, she turned gave us an unconcerned glance then continued her buffet gradually taking a bite here and there in no rush. She sashayed up to a small opening in the brush and was gone.  JUST a most special experience. 

This sighting made the fact, that in spite of the lower temps the humidity was horrid and I was soaking wet with sweat, bearable.   I DID NOT HAVE MY CAMERA AND HAVE KICKED MYSELF 87 WAYS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF TOMORROW.  From now on I will have it!!
As SHE,servant to Dui, Bella and Roxy said.. 
You do realise, Cecilia, that having a camera keeps wildlife away!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #28

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


Here is today's inspiration

This photo was a bit tricky for me.
Then I remembered a little riddle my Mama used to say
"If at first you don't succeed, try try try again"!!


Cherry Blossoms fall around her
An umbrella to protect her porcelain skin
She gazes into the Koi pond, time passes from within.
She sees herself between the lily pads..
she wonders.... 
WHY?



Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wordy Wednesday with my Nephews






This Moment of Chill is brought to you by Pup, Mom, and me...
Enjoy...😻
❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew




Dearest Nephews and Mom
That is a purrfect Wordless Wednesday post..I'll add your one sentence which is a purrfect description.  Love how your view went up the trees to the sky!!
Lovingly Aunty HiC


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Friends this post was prepared on June 27, 2020 using the new 'blogger'
I set it to auto post today.  The only difference I noticed how the new post page looks as
you are preparing the post.  The menu bar at the top is very similar to original blogger.
Many of the features, enlarge, auto post and date on the right side look a little
different.  If you aren't sure what an icon is hover over it.  Save post is on top right of 
page beside. icon.  Preview post is the icon that looks like an eye top right, publish is the
last icon on top right.  When you press the publish icon you get the options to confirm date and time you want it published.  All in all user friendly...so far.
Now to see how it looks and if it actually auto posts.
I kept this post simple





Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Happy Tuesday Tale from my Nephews


I wanted to give y’all a quick update on Rocky.
We decided (vet recommendation) to wait 12 weeks to retest  for FeLV.
Rocky has gained 1.5 lbs since May, and is a happy, playful, lovable kitty.



He loves spending time on back porch.



Birds aren’t thrilled! 😹

Rocky has met Pup, but I’m still not allowed to have contact with him..




 We have exchanged “pleasantries” through the window. 😹 
We have learned to live in the moment here, cherishing each day. 
Thank you for all the pawsitive thoughts and energy. Furiends make the good times better, and the hard times easier.

❤️  Kat Your Feline Nephew


Dearest darlin' Nephew Kat
Thank you x 100 for this lovely update on you and your two
handsome brudders.  
In my heart of hearts, I believe Rocky's first FeLV was a false positive and agree with your vet.  Rocky is happy, gaining weight and livin' and lovin' every single day in his Furrever home.
I send all 3 of you and your Mom and Dad my heartiest love, hugs and good wishes.

Lovingly your Aunty HiC

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BREAKING NEWS BIG TIME...
JUST A WEE BIT OF A TEASE HERE FROM ROCKY..
NEXT WEEK AUNTY HiC will be showing you 
my new room with a view, tunnels...oooops can't say 
more stay tuned next weeks.
Hugs Rocky

Monday, July 6, 2020

Awww Monday and Sparks

We discovered the babbling brook in my header last week when we took
a side trail at Shelley Lake.

Hosted by Comedy Plus


Vintage....

I am not exactly sure of the chairs age. It was at my parent's home for as 
long as I can remember and as you can see well cared for.
Raggedy Ann and Andy were made for favorite sis of Angel Madi by my coworker
in the late 1970's.

Today Vintage is my Sparks






Sunday, July 5, 2020

Serene Sunday SOOTC: Straight out of the Camera


No clue why or where I took this... but I really like it.
I have no clue what the two white marks that look like this =  are right center.


Next two were taken in our neighborhood
 Very short BUT steep driveway
 I think this was on Shelley Lake trail

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Flag and Symmetry



In early June, I took this photo while on a walk thru our neighborhood.
My Mind's Eye  was delighted to see  Independence Day falls on Symmetry Saturday.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Nature Friday Owls and Killdeer in UtaH


UtaH

OMDs. Murphy and Stanely's peeps, Carol and Bob were inviting to an Owl viewing
party on Tuesday night.  The Owl photos are truly AMAZING.
The only words I need to say are

THANK YOU FOR SHARING !


Look closely there are two owls here.


I absolutely love those golden eyes



Killdeer do require a few words.


Killdeer are some of the best-known practitioners of the broken-wing display, an attempt to lure predators away from a nest by feigning injury. 
I have actually seen one of these birds in the feathers.  Many years ago we were in a graveled parking lot. There was a roped area smack in the middle. It was around a killdeer nest.  The eggs actually resemble stones.
Killdeer don't nest in cavities. They wouldn't even know what the birdhouse was for, and they would never dream of looking for their eggs there. ... Killdeer lay their eggs on the ground out in open, often among stones, hiding them in plain sight.
Often seen in dry, flat landscapes, running and halting on the ground in search of insects and earthworms. Although the Killdeer is common around human habitation it is often shy, at first running away rather than flying. When a Killdeer stops to look at an intruder, it has a habit of bobbing up and down almost as if it had hiccupped. Near the nest, Killdeer distract predators by calling loudly, bobbing, and running away. Pairs of Killdeer tend to stay together for one to a few years.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday#27

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


Here is today's inspiration




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In Purrsuit of Flavours: Summer food

I thank Da Phenny and Chef Shoko for 
hosting.



About 3 or 4 days a week we have a fruit plate for 
lunch.  Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries,
bananas, Naval oranges,walnuts and almonds
crackers spread with pimento cheese.
The plate in the back is mine I added raisins.
No cooking just slicing, peeling and cutting

And we wash this down with water kicked up a notch.
Evidently lots of folks don't like water...plain and simple...BUT it is important to stay hydrated during these lazy, hazy crazy hot days of summer
Food and beverages are also about eye appeal.
So get creative make your water eye catching.
Slice berries into old fashioned ice trays, add water and freeze.
I'm so glad I saved my ice trays too.
Here you have a tasty and pretty glass of ice water.  I sometimes add a mint leaf too.  Not really a recipe but it sure is a tasty cool treat.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Happy Tuesday:NC Museum of Art Trail

Today I'm sharing more photos taken from a recent hike on a new trail at the 
NC Museum of Art

 Below is information on the multicolored art called Wind Sculpture II (collage left and in the middle)


 Below is information on what appears to be a huge corn cob...but is in fact
titled Crossroads/Trickster I (on the right of collage)