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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Symmetry Saturday

All symmetry in our Neighborhood.
Obviously this first one is on a very very low lot.  
I guess they park on the street during ice storms.
When on the house hunt in 1983, we actually looked a the house to the left of this one.  It had and still has a huge hole of confined stagnated water behind/ aka Mosquito Motel and the driveway is steep too.  We didn't even go in the house.  Lot and stagnated water were not on our 'must have' list.

I guess the "Caverno" written on the driveway is their name


Friday, June 3, 2022

Nature and Feline Friday

   Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus



The home owner was interviewed on WRAL-New on Monday, May 30.
He said 5 weeks ago the plant began to change once again. A stalk was growing from the center of it already impressive 5' tall succulent leaves.
Currently it is 20' and still growing.
My driver aka hubby and I hopped in the car Tuesday Morning May 31
plugged in the GPS and off we went for photos.

It's also called a Century Plant.  YAM aunty knew about them.  She shared this with info about the name: The 'century' bit probably comes from the fact that most agaves produce 'pup' plants that take over the spot once the parent has died.

It is known as a monocarpic plant, it will only flower once in its life time.

Feline Friday with Rocky

Dearest Auntie HiC
I’ve watched Kat drinking out of the faucet, and he makes it look so easy!


I just can’t get the water to cooperate! Mom found some good music too, volume up please


Mom read this poem to me 

Mom says practice makes purr-fect, and I can’t give up, but it is exhausting...

Hopefully, you and my Furiends can give me some advice. 😻



Oh my cats!  Rocky if you can’t lick it, catching is the next best thing.  Does it tickle your whiskers or get up your nose?  I love the music and the poetry.  I will thoroughly  enjoy preparing this for  next week.  You crack me up. 

Lovingly your Auntie HiC 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #72


Angel Sammy and Teddy find such inspiring photos for us

This is our picture prompt

Oh my Monkeys
I just wanted a drink of water
I got a waterfall

I fear I will drown, 
if I drink from here

HEADS up Nature and Feline Friday tomorrow is full of fun.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Wordless Wednesday with the Letters B and G


Thanks to our 

Thanks to my observant flower ladies Molly and YAM,
I Gladly make a correction in the name of these beauties.   They are Bearded Irises...


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Happy Tuesday Trails: Raven Rock State Park


Monday, May 23, we took our very first trail trek since Fall 2021.
Our destination was Raven Rock State Park in Lillington, NC.

We stopped at the loo first.  I got a chuckle out of this sign posted outside.

About one hour from home.  First let me tell you the trail is all gravel, tree roots and stumps.  It took lots of concentration on our feet.  The trail goes thru beautiful dense green forest.  I took some pictures on the trail and more after we actually arrived at our destination the ROCK. 
We decided to take the Raven Rock Loop Trail which was 2.6 miles.  

Here is a photo from trail head. Saw (only) one slippery slithery critter.  It was a small brown snake (not poisonous) ...moving so fast I hardly realized it was a snake** before he disappeared. The tree roots you see on the bottom right of this photo were just a hint of the ones we saw later on hills and sloops and in the middle of the trail.  Many were several feet high. 
Most of the trail was so narrow we walked single file.

First Stop Overlook down to Cape Fear River

We continued on down the twisting, winding, root filled trial 'til we came to
a set of the longest stairs that lead down to Raven Rock
So long and winding I could not get a picture of the entire stair case.
From the top of the stairs to the bottom it is 131'. 
**On the WAY BACK up the Stairs to heaven we saw two young whippersnappers coming down.
They advised they had seen a snake. As we were entering the park parking lot, we saw the whippersnappers again.  They told us they saw 2 more snakes.  We probably will not hike that trail again due to the rough terrain.  So thankful we started our trek  early,  when it was still cool which might have kept the slithery critters hiding.


Raven Rock State Park sits along the fall zone, an area where the hard, resistant rocks of the foothills give way to the softer rocks and sediments of the coastal plain. The underlying rocks of the area were formed more than 400 million years ago by intense heat and pressure.

This immense crystalline structure rises to 150 feet (46 m) and stretches for more than a mile along the Cape Fear River.  There was no way I could get one picture of the entire Rock.

Through the ages, flowing waters and swirling winds gradually eroded the land, carving and sculpting Raven Rock. The rock was originally called Patterson's Rock for an early settler who found refuge there when his canoe capsized nearby. In 1854, its name was changed to Raven Rock, inspired by the sight of ravens that formerly roosted on rock ledges.

The rock is just feet from Cape Fear River

Raven Rock State Park sits along the fall zone, an area where the hard, resistant rocks of the foothills give way to the softer rocks and sediments of the coastal plain. The underlying rocks of the area were formed more than 400 million years ago by intense heat and pressure.

After snapping the pictures from the bottom of the rock...we had to muster up the courage to climb back up the 131' of steps then walk about 1 1/2 miles to the trail head~~~
We two older than the Raven Rock codgers completed the 2.6 mile loop in 90 minutes.  
We were tired but the journey and the destination were worth it.
Thankfully we were not even sore the next day. 
Next trail trek will be closer to home, Turnip Seed State Park. Not as much of a challenge either. 

Here is a map of the park (just a bit on the edges didn't scan.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day and Awww Monday with my Nephews

Always grateful for those who served, are serving and will serve to protect the 

United States of America

 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus  

Dearest Auntie HiC

Guess what? The ivy (which deer devoured early this year) has come back.
The rambling rose has been beautiful this year.
We had chickadees nesting in the clay birdhouse. 💕

Mom loves “piddling” (working) in the yard, and we enjoy snoopervising her piddling! 😹
The rings on crates are for catnip toys, when we get bored.

❤️ Kat, Pup & Rocky

Dearest Nephews,
OMD/OMCs....I love x 10,0000 your gazebo and the returning ivy!  It is so green and the pink flowers so pretty peeping thru.
Pup you have your paws full snoopervising Mom and making sure the feline bros are happy too.
BUT no worries you are DA Boss Man for DA job.  Thank you for the beautiful photos of your out of doors oasis.
Lovingly Auntie HiC