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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Saturday at Shelley Lake

 

Shelley Lake

Photo below taken from a different angle and I changed the hue
on the left one to look like fall


Friday, June 18, 2021

Nature Friday: Mini vacation Trek Part I and Feline Friday

Hidey one and all!! I missed you.  We arrived home safely at 2 pm yesterday from our trip to visit our friends in Yadkin County, NC.   After we were unpacked,  I made a trip to the grocery store.  I have  ~200  gorgeous photos to sort thru from the beautiful NC Mountains.   The weather was perfect for trekking and taking photos.  Tuesday June 15 we took our first trek on the Yadkin Valley River Walk. 
Today's post will be from that Trek

Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus


As we arrived we saw this cute little hut welcoming us

The 'stick library' bottom left photo was so funny!!


The Yadkin River Greenway is a work in progress, currently in three segments that have yet to be joined. Construction will take place during summer 2011.  It is 5.2 miles



The Yadkin River is one of the longest rivers in North Carolina, flowing 215 miles. It rises in the northwestern portion of the state near the Blue Ridge Parkway's Thunder Hill Overlook. Several parts of the river are impounded by dams for water, power, and flood control


I love covered bridges! Imagine my delight when I saw this up ahead on the river walk




Signs says Horse Riders Dismount to cross the bridge.
We didn't see any horses

We thoroughly enjoyed the shaded trail

It meander on giving us much needed exercise after 2 hours of riding


We turned around at this field.  It was a gorgeous day!!


 
Here is a short video of my Grandcats Mia da Tortie and Frisco da Gingerman




Monday, June 14, 2021

Sparks and Awww Monday with my Nephews

My roving photo journalist Janice sent me this Sparks. 


 Hosted by Comedy Plus 

 

My adorable nephews sent me a telepathic message some time ago asking me to make their mom a special birthday card from them. They were traveling on her bday May 17; however,  I did mail their card and my card to their house for her to have when they returned.  Last week their mom began slowly going through the stacks of mail.   

Dearest Aunty HiC
We wish you could have seen Mom’s face when she opened the birthday card you sent. 
She laughed when she saw this card...😹


and then she got a little teary-eyed when she read this...💕


They asked their mom to send me these adorable chillaxin' photos and a thank you note


Thank you for sending the beautiful, made with love, card from us❣️
Mom said it’s one of her all-time favorites, just like YOU
Happy to be home,
❤️ Kat, Pup, Rocky ( and Mom)

Dearest Nephews,
YAY YAY YAY I'm so glad mom like the "Birthday Hug Incoming"!!  It made me giggle too.
I was so happy my older than dirt brain was working good when you 3 sent me the telepathic message asking me to make a card for your Mom.  Thank goodness my mother board was working that day.  Some days it IS NOT.
Aunty HiC loves your photos today.  I'm so glad you are all chillaxin' at home.  Well mentally 'cause I know the 3H's are making it hard to be chilled.  
Loving hugs,
Aunty HiC 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Serene Sunday and Plates

 Miscellaneous photos left in my May 2021 folder all from NC Art Museum Trail

I have more license plates for you today

1. DARTHV, Darth Vader, it was on a Black Cadillac
2. BEAUPACK, Possible Beautiful Pack (Pack nickname for NC State U)
3. D1DVL, Duke one Devil (on Duke University Plate)
4. INSPCTOR, Insptector
5. FRSHGNGR, Fresh Ginger


6. PAWSTRNR, * Paws stronger?
7. SLVRBEAR, Silver Bear
8. WIRED on a Tesla
9. LADY(on State Parks plate)
10. MAICAN, Ma I can?


11.RVRRATS, RV'er Rats 
12. 14SOCCER, One for Soccer
13. GUNNER01, Maybe military
14. BTTYWHT, Betty White
15. BRGTDOT, Bright Dot?



16. CGUL, Sea Gull
17. FRTPIT, on a Virginia Plate
18. ANGEEZ, Angie's 
19. WOODZEE, Golfer
20.BEARBELL
Last but not least
21. KINKAJOU,
what a great name for this adorable critter 
it rolls right off your tongue 


The kinkajou is a tropical rainforest mammal of the family Procyonidae related to olingos, coatis, raccoons, and the ringtail and cacomistle. It is the only member of the genus Potos and is also known as the "honey bear", from Central and South American rainforests *thanks YAM!!