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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Crafty Caturday

 I spent the morning making mats for the porch chairs.  We love the table and chairs, perfect size for porch. However I wanted chair mats for them but there are no ready made mats anywhere near this shape. For some reason (even though the edges of the chairs bare most of the tushie weight) about 3/4's down on chair #2 the welding of the seat broke loose and snags one's clothes.  Thus I had to make mat #2 a tad larger to cover up the ragged edges on #2 chair.  I used 2 place mats on each chair for thickness. Cut placemats out by trace pattern, sewed edges together. 

I used double bias tape as ties.  Only thing I had to buy for project was place mats which were $8.00 total.  The placemats are a combo of vinyl and cloth. I think they are strong enough to keep the ragged edges from breaking thru.  We hope is to find someone who can weld the #2 chair seat back together, in the meantime we can both sit at the table w/o fear of tearing our pants or our tushies.😂😁😀

Now a photo of our first snack 
Scones and Coffee for two

Friday, September 17, 2021

Nature and Feline Friday

Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus  

Nature in my back yard and neighborhood

Photo taken September 10, 2021
This pansy and the greenery below it were planted Fall 2020.  There were more pansies.  Finally there was nothing except soil in the planter.  Then 
all of a sudden the greenery returned about a month ago  along with an itty bitty pansy bud.  Nature is amazing!!

Photo taken September 11, 2021 on a very EMW (early morning walk).
I heard a hawk in the trees turned to look just as it flew over to the roof of the house.  Then (top right) it flew over to the street light post making a perfect landing.  

you may biggify the collage for a closer look at this handsome Hawk.

Fun Felines seen at Logan's Garden shop

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #36

 Today we join 


When I can see beautiful sunrises like this, I'm thankful for cool early mornings for walks.   About 2 blocks from home, I noticed the eastern sky was a blaze.  I knew exactly where I needed to go to watch the sunrise.  I'm very thankful I made it to Valley Estates Drive just in time to see the sun peeping over the horizon.

 7:10 am, Monday September 13, 2021. 


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

Once my Daddy took me fishing.
He gave me two simple rules,

#1 No talking.
#2  Be Patience.

If I followed them, he promised, fishes 
 would swim to me in schools.
When my DNA was being formed,
I received a mega dose of Talking 
When it was time to receive Patience,
I missed the announcement
'Cause I was TALKING!
Speaking of the great out of doors
I meant to add this to the post about the bears yesterday.
My nephews and their staff live on 35 acres, bordering national forest.  They have bear proof trash cans and always take their feeders down, except this one time. They try to be very good neighbors to the critters since it was the critter's home first. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wordless Wednesday from my Nephew's Mom

Thanks to our 

Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus

 We forgot to take down bird feeders last night.  A visitor took them down for us❣️🐻❤️ 

Big Boy Bear is packing on the pounds before hibernation.

FYI: Yes he is on their deck!

Sound up you might be diverted to another page but click this link again.

or here

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Happy Tuesday with Cody


Hosted by Comedy Plus   

Seeing this handsome dog makes me happy on any day 

Cody is my absolute favorite dog in my neighborhood.  You've seen Cody many times on my blog.  Everyone in the 'hood knows Cody...he almost 14 years old and a legend. 

 He is a Great Pyrenes and Newfoundland mix.  He was rescued form a shelter when he was about a year old.  His has lived his very best life in our 'hood.  He NEVER barks. When he was a young whippersnapper, he and mom jogged all over the 'hood.  He makes friends everywhere.  Cody is a very big dog.  His body has slowed down, his daily activity is sitting here at his drive way waiting for his fan club members to pass by.  On a good day he will stand when he sees you.   Photos taken early morning September 10th and 11th, 2021

First photo below Cody comes to say hi

 I always stop, tell him how handsome he is and rub his very soft head.

  Cody always walks a few steps with me.  I turned to see him looking. Words cannot express how happy I am to see Cody any day of the week.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Awww Monday and Sparks

Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus 


Dearest Auntie HiC

Mom stays busy all the time. 
Even when she isn’t physically active, her mind is racing. 😹
We've tried to show her that “productivity” needs to balanced with rest and relaxation.  
We demonstrate the relaxation technique regularly.

  Today, she decided to take our  advice
Dearest Feline Nephews, 
I love the demo!!  Well done Kat and Rocky are you two for hire...or better still maybe Auntie needs to take a road trip to your Hill
Auntie HiC

 FYI: My header photo is one of the many fun fall displays at Logan's Garden Shop. I added the Owl border and photoshopped Madi onto it.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Early morning walk photos

Friendly Greeting from a neighbor

Me and my shadow on an early morning walk

Blue Heron Landing on Lead Mine Lake  early morning September 11, 2021