My Mind's Eye

Remember your Angels are Watching

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Some symmetry some not leftover April Trail hikes

Happy Trails 

Thank you for trekking along with us on our trails!!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Nature Friday from Ramona and Janice and Feline Funny

Thanks Comedy Plus for hosting

Thanks LLB Gang for hosting

Thank you  Ramona
Len/or Lenora the Leaping Lizard what a beauty!!
My long time gal pal, Ramona, from MiSSiSSiPPi
graciously agreed to let me use these photos.

BREAKING NEWS Len/Lenora is a
 Male Eastern Fence Lizard

If anyone out in the WWW knows what kind of Lizard this is
please tell us in the comment.

Thank you Janice
Saturday, April 18, 2020 I rec'd this email from Janice

Thought you might be interested in this - I was on our deck late yesterday and saw this.  I thought it was a piece of tree bark and started to reach for it and then I saw the eyes.  I instead took a picture - Al researched it - it’s an Eastern Eyed Click Beetle!!!  The amazing things we see in our backyard - now that we are home more to observe 😂

As I told Janice I have never in my life seen a bug like this.  

The harmless Eastern-eyed Click Beetle's large eye spots simultaneously distract and mesmerize. This black and white species of Click Beetle has two large black 'eye spots' on its pronotum. Each eyespot is surrounded by a thick, white ring, making the pair very conspicuous.

Feline Friday Funny
From Bizarro April 27, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #18

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

Bathing beauties dressed to impress
or dressed under duress?
Way back in their day
Roaring twenties, dancing, gaiety and play.
Styles come and go but here's hoping
their style is a no SHOW!!

I've been sorting thru my parent's photo albums during confinement.
(this project is way over due) This photo reminded me of some early 1930 photos I have of my 
Mom, Lou and her sister (my favorite aunt) Ruth

They were #'s 6 and #7 of 7 children
born about 14 months apart when my Annie Ma (maternal grandmother)
who was ~42 and 44 when they were born

I don't know what the occasion was for the photos or why they appeared
to be dressed to impress.
I do know the bouquet and hair bow fit my Mother's personality.
Very gentle an loved to dress up.
Aunt Ruth's pose was probably all her doing.
She was my favorite aunt because she was crazy and fun
and always full of surprises.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Happy Tuesday Tale!!!

Dad of Angel Madi's sincerely thanks you all for your birthday wishes yesterday
Well friends I have an interesting Kat tale from my Nephew KAT.
First of all he wants me to tell EVERYBUDDY no cat or human was injured in this feline fiasco..

Sit back friends and be prepared to be

Dearest Aunty HiC

Hidey ho friends Oh how I have missed you!!! However, in true FELINE Fashion
I am back with a Tale to beat all Tales!!!

It seems, quite unintentionally, I gave my Mom and Dad way too much excitement Sunday, April 26th

I’ve had my excitement for the day.
I for reason, known only to me, decided to slip out door. They saw this streak of greased lightning run passed them and  up a tree! 
Mom tried to catch this fleeing feline.

Dad attempted to get me to come down with a  ladder.   I told him ladders are for sissies not Fearless Felines.
This feline was feeling frisky and guess what? 

 I  went higher.

Mom and Dad finally sat down and waited..and waited...and waited. Till my curiosity had been satisfied.
I came down, ran right to front door, and ran in when Mom opened it...
That is my story and I'm sticking to it, only I know why I did it

I will say I learned that home is the best place to be!

Guess What my loving mom did? 
She put  huge signs on all the doors to outside that have one word on them!!!

I guess that is to remind them to look before the leave

Dearest Aunty HiC
Please tell everyone we miss them, and we want everyone to stay well...
We are all well here!   We just miss our lives being normal and carefree like they were when we were in our Wheelie house.
We Love you, Aunty HiC!!!
❤️ Kat, Pup, and Kit

Pup:  Kat why are you twitching and moving so much
Kat: Pup I had weird dream about being stuck up a tree 
Pup:  Dude that was no dream, you were and you scared Mom and Dad 
Don't do it again
Kat: Yikes, my sinister evil alter ego must be squashed!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Awww Monday B-day Party at the Amphitheater:

Today, April 27, is the birthday  of Angel Madi's Dad.  He also wears
numerous other hats of late, Extraordinary Guy Guide to trails and points of interest
So for a finale to my NC Museum Trail Post we're having a virtual Birthday Party

Buttons the Clown aka Angel Madi's alter ego is my co-host

Hidey Ho and Happy Bday Dad...I flew in especially for today and jumpin' catfish
I almost lost my party hat too.

Okey dokey let's get this party started, Mom well done on picking the Amphitheater Venue!!
Lots of room here for the Performing Clowns

I hope you enjoyed the party I had for you in My Mind's Eye...
This morning we are taking a nice trail hike.
I have a planned a supper of steak and mushroom gravy, baked potatoes,
a salad, Asiago cheese bread and Triple Chocolate Ice Cream for dessert.  We might need another walk after that.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday Selfies at NC Museum of Art

I hope you enjoy some of the sculptures that caught my eye.
Some I have info on some I don't 

 The 3 photos of the same sculpture made me smile
It could be so many things.
The solitary sculpture in front of the reflecting pool 
3 Human bodies and critter heads

Reflecting pool in Rodin Garden with lily pads 

 If I saw Abstract Fishies 1, 2 and 3 I didn't know it

Blooper alert: This was supposed to be a photo of
"Large Standing Figure"...
Evidently I forgot to snap the sculpture; no worries
I captured 2 large standing shadows.