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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021

FFF Fairy and Nature Friday and 5 Sibes Blog Hop

 This is my Final Fiction Friday 

Click here to visit YAM-s FFF

You might remember my post HERE

I heard there were several other Fairy Doors around the City.  After some research, I found four other locations. MD, my driver aka DM, Dad of Madi, and I started our hunt for Fairies we only found one of the four mentioned BUT OMCs was a treasure of a find!!
There was a Fairy Forest at the Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park
On Wednesday, March 10 we drove 11 miles from home to visit 

Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson's Nature Preserve.  She was affectionately nicknamed, Dr. Annie by her patients. Dr. Annie first female OB/GYN in Raleigh.  The OB/BYN practice was with her brothers.  All were Dr. Wilkerson so she went by Dr. Annie.  She donated 157 acres of her Family farm to Raleigh for a Nature preserve.  We just scratched the surface on the trails.  We'll be going back a lot.  The hardwood trees will keep it very cool in the spring and summer. 

The Fairy Forest trail is just off from the parking a lot.  The path is very well marked as you will see from these two collages.

What a delightful time we had following seeing all the creativity some in plain sight others hiding.

Millie and Walters mom commented below about the collage below:

Did you see the secret red door? In the 4th collage (outlined in red) of your post (not counting the FFF badge), in the picture in the upper right quadrant there is a teeny tiny red door with some stone steps leading up to it at the top of the picture. We made the picture as big as possible to see it.  Biggify the collage to find it.

Imagination is encouraged.  We saw seashells
twigs arranged in teepee style and
elaborately painted houses with whirlygigs on them

Hosted by LLB Gang

The 157 acres have educational buildings on it and a huge pond.  As we approached the pond, we saw a great blue heron take off from the pond.   There are several beaver dams.

Random photo collage of just a few trails and sights we'll be going back

Can you imagine a meadow of Magnificent Monarch Butterflies

We were trying to figure out why the building was named Awl(small drill) Education building preserve.  Today a light bulb went off in my head.   I noticed on the sign above lower left hand corner, it is written AWL.. which is the way one puts initials on things with last name in the middle.  So alas it might not be named after a small drill after all but her initials AnnieWilkersonLouise 
Sometimes my light bulb is slow to shine.  LOL

If you would like to read more about Dr. Annie and the Nature preserve, click  here


Special blog hop today over at 5 Sibes  to raise awareness to 

K9 epilepsy.  Click below to join the conversation

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #12

     Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS  

Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is our inspiration

I don't like SNOW

I'm in the wrong state I KNOW

My thumb is numb

In Florida I will be a beach BUM

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wordy Wednesday: Pup's 2nd Gotcha Day and we're on the road again

Hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus

Two years ago today, March 24, Pup was spotted running along rural highway

He was alone and thin but oh so happy to see 2 peeps who were to be his new Peeps.  This is a picture of him when he arrived at his new home.

Pup had a million dollar smile in spite of his circumstances.... top 2 photos

Volumn Up! Only audio on first part....😉

How my relationship started 😆 vs How it’s going with Kat and Pup! ❤️

In a few short hours, the highway dust was washed away.  His fur took on a
golden glow to match is golden personality. 

Here was my brudder Kat's first reaction to seeing me two years ago
As Mom was a hoot so maybe he was hootin'

Now for our Fun Announcement.

It has been busy up here on Our HILL

Dad moved the RV close to the house, and Mom has been cleaning and packing. 
They’ve both had their 2nd vaccines, and we’re heading on another adventure in our MTU (Mobile Transport Unit)! As you can see, I snoopervised the move

Looks like Mom has packed all the essentials. 👍
Look at all those balls!!!

This will be Rocky’s first trip, and he’s gotten comfortable hanging out in RV.  Having Kat as a purrrfect role model helps. ❤️

We’re hoping he will enjoy the ride as much as Kat.  Kat never misses a sunset when we travel. 
Sound on, please. 

Oh, and in preparation for the upcoming trip, guess who got and bath today, and is NOT happy about it!?!
Mom why do I have to have a bath?  Kat and Rocky aren't having one?!

We plan to start heading west March 28, and we’ll keep you posted. 

❤️ Pup

Dearest Nephews and Mom and Dad...I do so look forward to 
your reports as you head West.  I feel confident that Rocky will do okey dokey
as long as he has his brudders to keep him company.

BTW you 3 are everyBUDDIES sunshine
Lovingly your Aunti HiC

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Happy Tuesday Photos to make you smile

Hosted by Comedy Plus 

My roving photojournalist and gal pal, Janice sent me this email and attached

photo last week.  

 I was sitting at stoplight this morning at Edwards Mill and looked up and saw these two with a real birds eye view of traffic- hit me funny and thought you would enjoy it too 😂

Janice it hit me funny too.

Happy Dog, Happy Dad

Yard Fairy Strikes again this time just across the street from our house.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Awww Monday and Sparks: My Feline Nephews

  My Feline Nephews sent this to me a Happy St. Cat-rick's Day Greeting

It inspired today's Sparks 

PS for all Pup lovers...he will be featured on Wednesday

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sunday Steep Slope and Ussies

Steep Slope sign at the top just as you reach 3/4's way down this mirror hopefully helps you see what is around the next curve.