My Mind's Eye

Remember your Angels are Watching

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Symmetry Saturday

 Home getting new siding in our neighborhood

Fence in Leadmine Lake neighborhood

Parallel Bars at Shelley Lake,  this trail has numerous areas for stretching

Friday, July 16, 2021

Nature and Feline Friday from my nephews

Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus
Dearest Auntie HiC
First of all we are settled back into our routine at home.  It took us all a while to get used to alllllllllllll the space we have here.

We had a visitor on our deck  Monday (July 12)  morning...Dad sent it on its way
before we could get too upset, butt he left his pawgraph for us

  Here is a short video 

Lovingly your nephews,
Pup, Kat and Rocky

Tuesday morning a young bear was spotted in a tree on the campus of Rex Hospital which is about a mile from the NC Museum of Art trail where we often take our walks... This hospital is smack in the middle of the city.  I suspect the bear might live in the woods near the Art museum.  Police and wild life biologist planned to remain on site hoping he will come down on his own. 

here is his photo

  GOL (growl out loud).  He who growls last wins the prize.
  Rex (I named him that since he was spotted on the hospital campus) the black bear, was lured down around midnight, July 13, with donuts and sardines. Wildlife officers left a trail of goodies on a path toward a wooded area. 
After getting donuts and sardines, I predict Rex might come back for seconds.  However, I hope he learned his lesson. 

Feline Friday:

My feline nephews sent me this adorable cartoon.
If you have been or are owned by a cat, you are smiling!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday #27

 Today we join 


Very thankful to report I did not need a root canal on tooth #32.  I really liked the Dr. D, the endodontist too.  X-ray indicated the tooth was healthy. He gave me several tests.  The cold sensitive test was most important.  He put a very cold instrument on it.  A normal tooth will be very sensitive but that will go away.  I passed all the tests.  He thinks, I might need another bite adjustment from my regular dentist.  Some crowns take longer to settle in that others.  


Angel Sammy and Teddy for the inspiring photos they find for us
Here is our inspirational photo is

Pogo Sticks

No helmets
Big Smiles
No knee pads, 
that is just mad,
Band aids bought by the 100's
How ever did they survive?

Perfect balance
Oh not for me

She's wearing a dress, her knees will be a mess
I never had one
Kids have no fear


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Wordless Wednesday Wings

Hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus

 I'm thrilled to say yesterday I was #1 of 6 first commenters on Tuesday Teaser, all of us clocked in at 7:56 am.  This is quite an accomplishment. I owe my success to the fact that I was up at 0'dark 30. I had high test coffee and a Panera breakfast sandwich which fueled my agile fingers. Thanks for the award Teddy!

 Great capture Shelley Lake fowl buffet
Mallard Family of 5
NC Geese (formerly known as Canada Geese)
and Great Blue Heron top left

Heron patiently grooming

 and waiting

Carefully stepping

Heron caught his breakfast can you see the fish in his beak

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Happy Tuesday


Hosted by Comedy Plus   

It is no secret RED makes me Happy.  I gravitate to all things RED

Monday, July 12, 2021

Sparks and Awww Monday


My roving photo journalist and friend Janice received this quote from her granddaughter.  

(Say) Awww Monday  (for real)

Today at 10:00 a.m., I have an appointment for an evaluation of tooth  #32 (aka on the bottom back right)  for a root canal.  It is the same tooth that rec'd a new crown on in  April.   If an R.C. is needed, it will be done at that time.  Amazingly, I'm told, this endodontist, has special equipment that can truly drill thru a metal crown, do a root canal and then fill the area as if it is a real tooth. I hear everyone saying WOW you have a lot of dental issues..  

YES I DO.  My mouth is the 'root' (pun intended) of all evil!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Serene Sunday

Field of yellow day lilies along I40 on the way home from our mini vacation in Mid June
Many years ago, NC, Started a highway beautification project.  Fields of wildflowers and lilies are scattered on the interstates. Usually in open fields near on and off ramps.  I fear the fields are slowly disappearing due to the need for bigger and better roads.  Now we see more fields of the orange and white construction barrels.

A small section of Jordan Lake.  Photo also taken on our way home from our mini vacation in Mid June:
Here are a few facts about Jordan Lake which is about 40 miles from our home

B. Everett Jordan Lake is a reservoir in New Hope Valley, west of Cary and south of Durham in Chatham CountyNorth Carolina, in the United States; the northernmost end of the lake extends into southwestern Durham County.

Part of the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area,[1] the reservoir covers 13,940 acres (5,640 ha) with a shoreline of 180 miles (290 km) at its standard water level of 216 feet (66 m) above sea level. It was developed as part of a flood control project prompted by a particularly damaging tropical storm that hit the region downstream in September 1945. Constructed at an original cost of US $146,300,000, it is owned and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which dammed and flooded the Haw River and New Hope River between 1973 and 1983.