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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Yesterday's Photo has been LunaPic




Original in case you missed it

Just a few answers from yesterday's Symmetry post on this house.
We watched the brick wall being built.  The home behind it is probably best described as a brick ranch from the early 1960's. Most of the yard is in the front  a bit more addition to the house in the back.  Which explains the out door grill in the front where there is very nice patio.  As far as permission/code to build  the permanent cooking grill in front, I have no idea.  The outdoor grill, which was a work of art too, went up first the wall was built around it. 


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Stunning Saturday Symmetery

 What is your favorite symmetry in this photo?

There is a lovely brick home behind this gorgeous new brick fence.  The chimney is part of a very pretty outdoor grilling area.

This photo was in my March 2024 folder.  

Friday, April 12, 2024

Nature and Feline Friday with Rocky's Trek Report

    Nature Friday host LLB Gang   Click here Hostess Miss Mimi 

Dearest Auntie HiC

It is, I, Rocky reporting to you from Willow Beach Campground, (one of our favorites), on the Arkansas River, south of Little Rock. The campground was packed when we arrived, as this was a prime location for the recent solar eclipse. 

We arrived on April 9th to rain to find this  area has received *copious (I bet you didn't know I knew a *$5.00 word!! I am smarter than the average cat) amounts of rain with flooding recently & it’s pouring today. April 10th.
It’s a great R&R Day: Raining & Relaxing!

 Lots of birds & water fowl to keep me entertained. 

❤️ Rocky 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #160

 Thankful Thursday hosted by 


Sending all kinds of healing PURRS TO TERRY, 

Host of Thankful Thursday.




Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy 


Here is our challenge for today

We planned a day at the beach
Fun in the sun and sand was our plan
We arrived to find  this craziness
What the Heck
we said in unison 
We were in a panic
our plans for a picnic were not to be.
No way we would we 
Unpack our sack for our morning snack.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Wordless Wednesday from the Nephews


Thank you to our Hostess

Sandee at Comedy Plus  

Dearest Auntie HiC

We had a beautiful sunset on April 6 in Hoover, Alabama.
This was our first sleep on the road.  I bet we have tons more 

Just after Mom took this photo, she turned to see 
Dad and I glowing in the sunset and OMCs we have matching whiskers.
FYI Dad gives the bestest head rubs in the entire world.

PS Auntie yesterday we arrived in
we'll be here for a few days.

Hugs and Greetings to everyone
Kat, Rocky, Dad our #1 chauffer and our #1 Mom

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Happy Tuesday with Kat


Thank you to our 

Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus   

I’m lying on Mom’s chest while she’s sending you an email.
I’m proofreading for spelling & grammatical errors. ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

I told her to send you a big kiss!
I hope you got it❣️

❤️ Kat 

Dearest Kat she did most certainly send me whisker kisses. 
OMCs I felt your wonderful whiskers tickling my cheeks too.

Lovingly your Auntie HiC

PS just so you all aren't confuesed these photos were sent just a few days before I, Kat, Rocky and Mom and Dad headed west for our annual trip to Colorado...we are in our wheelie house and the wheels are going 'round and 'round.
We will be sending Auntie updates from the road.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Awww Monday with my nephews: Let the Trek begin

 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus 

Dearest Auntie HiC as you know, we left Georgia on April 6th for our annual RV trip to Colorado
We suspected something was going on because the Peeps have been hauling everything we own (except the kitchen sink) out to the RV. ๐Ÿ˜น

We went out to check the progress, and guess what? They had removed the huge, ugly dining booth & replaced it with a drop leaf table, 2 folding chairs, & a brand new cat tree! ๐Ÿ™€

Everything is bolted to the floor, except the chairs, which will fit behind recliners while traveling. Also, we’re not allowed on the table or cat tree while RV is moving. We’re comfy & safe traveling in our crates. ๐Ÿ˜ป

We four think we’re going to like the new set up. We’ll keep in touch on down the road.

❤️ Kat & Rocky

Dearest nephews
OMCs what a wonderful Cat-mobile!  Dad and mom could have a YouTube channel about living and loving life on the road.  I am very excited about your 2024 road trip

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Seaside Sunday Selfie...

 While going thru some files from December 2023.  This popped up
Taken in Morehead City, NC
The wind ocean spray make for interesting tree shapes.
Almost like giant Bonsai

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Saturday Symmetry


Miscellaneous Symmetry as seen around town
Cityscape from Boylan Street Bridge

Friday, April 5, 2024

Nature and Feline Friday with Rocky

    Nature Friday host LLB Gang   Click here Hostess Miss Mimi 

Sun coming thru it cast a beautiful shadow on the floor

Dearest Auntie HiC

 Dad puts out a tray of birdseed for the squirrels everyday, and I’ve gotten chummy with one of them. 

“Hey, Skippy, what’s up, besides your tail?”  ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

I got Skippy good with this riddle:

A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird were racing to the top of the coconut tree. Who will get to the banana first; the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird? 

Of course, Skippy guessed the squirrel. ๐Ÿฟ️ 

Wrong! The correct answer is none of them, because you can’t get a banana from a coconut tree!

That cracked him up!!! ๐Ÿ˜น

Hugs and cuddles from Rocky your Ginger Nephew

MOL MOL MOL Rocky Skippy has a wild and squirrely laugh.
I can tell he totally enjoyed your riddle
Hugs and love Auntie HiC

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #159


 Thankful Thursday hosted by 


I am thankful Madi and I met Marg Elmendorf early into Blogging and that she shared her love of all critters great and small

This was posted on April 9, 2014...some of the lucky animals loved and cared for by Marg.

 Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy 


Here is our challenge for today

Upon the rock she sits helpless
She silently beckons please
While waiting for a brisk Spring breeze


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Wordless Wednesday


Thank you to our Hostess

Sandee at Comedy Plus  

One of my glass pumpkins all aglow from afternoon light.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Happy..Funny.. Tuesday with Kat and Rocky


Thank you to our 

Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus  

You won’t believe what just witnessed! ๐Ÿ™€

My adorable Ginger Brother from another mother has a drinkin' problem

I’m not sure how to react, so I’m asking for help from our Blog Family!

When I saw Rocky with his head in the toilet, I assumed the poor, little fellow must be sick, as I’ve observed Mom in a similar position when she had tummy virus. ๐Ÿคฎ

Then I realized, he was DRINKING FROM THE TOILET!!!๐Ÿฅด

 We have 2 automatic water fountains, and Mom turns on faucets for us whenever we meow for it. 

Apparently, Rocky prefers his water from a porcelain throne! 
Mom only use natural cleaning products (lots of vinegar & baking soda) here. Nothing toxic to pets,so no worries! 

I’m still embarrassed by his behavior! ๐Ÿ˜น Do any of our blogger Furiends do this? 
Mom had suspicions this was going on, 'casue many times she has encountered wetTness on the loo seat.

Lovingly Kat who keeps his paws on dry ground.

Dearest Kat and Rocky

Mol mol mol Auntie is ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜นspeechless and giggling ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃtoo.  ROCKY
WAS THERE A GECKO IN NEED OF F(eline)CPR. Good thing your daggers had a tight don’t want to take a dip in the loo.
Oh my this is such a fun email  and I bet you will get lots of fun stories of others doing it too.  PS at least Rocky doesn't leave the seat lid up
Lovingly Auntie Hic 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Awww Monday on April First

 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus 

Our neighborhood is full of puppies walking their people
These two minature Dachshunds both rescues living their best lives
They are vertically challenged but they both have a spring in their step.

 I see this couple most every day.  They always walk two very  active Labradoodles...seen walking with their mom.
Recently I saw Dad with a new one.  I said oh you have three now.
she replied it is a long story but YES

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday decidated to Hootin' Anni my friend.

Anni loved flowers and birds...

Ernie and Lana, sent me a photo of their Daffies that are blooming just in time for Easter. 

They are perfect for today's post to Anni.

Today I would like to dedicate this post to Hootin' Anni.
She was one of my first blogging friends in 2009.  We shared a love of felines, birding and music.  In September 2023, her original blog, Hootin' Anni, was closed permanetly. It was replaced by  Kolors of the Wynd.  There was one post on the new blog.  Anni told us she suffered a stroke in May of 2023 and was receiving at home Physical Rehab.  Since September, I have been dropping by Kolors of the Wynd to say hi to Anni and Bud.

Yesterday, Saturday March 30, 2024,  I received this email from Anni's nephew:

"As Anni's relative who followed her blog, I wanted to inform you of her passing last Ocotober.
I am so sorry to inform you this way but I wanted to let you know none the less.
She was a great Aunt to me and I will miss her laugh, creativity and photography.
Best to you,"

  I did not know him. He found me thru my blog address.  I appreciate  that he took the time to find me.  
Anni was a devoted wife, mom, grandmother, sister, and aunt.  She was a self taught artist, photographer, birder, avid gardner and walker. 
She loved Halloween.
She taught me so much about blogging, birding and writing. 

Anni made this beautiful black and white photo of Madi.

She was kind and thoughtful
I will always remember her fondly.๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Symmetry Saturday from Seaboard Cafe

Not only do they have delicious food they are such fun decorations
This brick work is original to the building dating back  80 years.


Friday, March 29, 2024

Nature, Feline and Final Friday Feature

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang   Click here Hostess Miss Mimi 


Koi Pond at Logan's outdoor area.

Madison D. Cat Flashback March 29, 2012

One may request permission to enter my upper chamber

 after they say the magic words which are
Your highness may I have an audience with you?

Please click here for rulz and to visit YAM's blog

When Marlu was about 12 (way before GPS), I worked for the NC Home Builder's Association.   She and I had to drive to Myrtle Beach for a conference. Bryan had a business trip too but was meeting us at MB mid week. He wrote explicit instructions for Marlu (my navigator) to follow and read to me as we drove to MB. Marlu was used to her Dad doing all the driving. So she was a bit skeptical of my skills.  She took her job, as my navigator seriously, she asked her Daddy how would she know if I was driving the wrong way. He said if you see Spanish moss that is the correct direction; however, if you see Mountains tell Mommy to slow down and turn around.   Happy to report my navigator got us to Myrtle Beach

If you are interested, here is a photo of a tree covered in Spanish Moss.

It grows in coastal areas of the south east.

Spanish moss is a native, perennial epiphytic herb. It is not. Spanish, nor a moss, but a flowering plant. The slender, wiry, long, branching stems