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Friday, February 9, 2024

Nature and Feline Friday my Nephews and a friend

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang   Click here Hostess Miss Mimi 

Dearest Auntie HiC 


We started yowling & chattering for Mom. 
She was honestly gobsmacked at what she saw!

It’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Armadillo 
 Armadillos are way cool from the inside looking out!!

Mom has lived in northeast Georgia 49 years, and has never seen a live  Armadillo!!  Only recently have dead ones been seen on road. 😟  Considering our current temperature is 64° in February, it’s no wonder the poor creatures have made their way this far north.
We’re hoping “Digger” decides to move on to greener pastures, because the birds are not happy. 

Volume up for video.

Lovingly your Nephews
Kat and Rocky  

OMCs Rocky and Kat I have heard from some friends in Florida that 
Ninja Armadillos are all over down there in growing numbers
They have been moving to the southeast from Texas.
Maybe he lost his compass. OMCs this is one of the most unique and interesting
Nature Fridays!!  Thank you
Love Auntie HiC

Interesting Facotoids them
Armadillos are present throughout much of Georgia and are considered an urban pest by many people. Armadillos are common in central and southern Georgia and can easily be found in most of Georgia’s 159 counties. They may be absent from the mountain counties but are found northward along the Interstate 75 corridor. They have poorly developed teeth and limited mobility. In fact, armadillos have small, peg-like teeth that are useful for grinding their food but of little value for capturing prey. No other mammal in Georgia has bony skin plates or a “shell”, which makes the armadillo easy to identify. Just like a turtle, the shell is called a carapace. Only one species of armadillo is found in Georgia and the southeastern U.S. However, 20 recognized species are found throughout Central and South America. These include the giant armadillo, which can weigh up to 130 pounds, and the pink fairy armadillo, which weighs less than 4 ounces. 

Status:Armadillos are considered both an exotic species and a pest. However, Georgia law prohibits keeping armadillos in captivity. Because they are not protected in Georgia, they can be hunted or trapped throughout the year. There are no specific threats to their survival. Armadillos have few natural predators. Many are killed while trying to cross roads or highways or when feeding along roadsides.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #152

 Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy 

Here is the photo challenge 

Maybe a Haiku!?

Winter time is dreary

The family takes turns cooking

Only a dummy gripes

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Happy Tuesday with Kat and Rocky

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Thank you to our 

 Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus  

Dearest Auntie HiC

We got mail from Japan!!

It smelled a little different!! 

Every year Mom exchanges Christmas cards with one of her all-time favorite students, Fusako, in Japan. Mom taught Fusako in 1990-1991, while her Dad was working in the United States. 

This year Mom received an email from Fusako in December saying her 'Christmas Card had been returned to Japan because she forgot to add USA in the mailing address. Fusako said she was very embarrassed to make a mistake sending mail to her TEACHER' 😹

Mom told her not to worry. However, Fusako resent the card.  It looks like she used origami to fold a new envelope out of a larger one!!😻

Fusako's cards are always unique and special. Fusako also included an adorable 🐢mini note.

Lovingly your adoring feline Nephews Kat and Rocky,

Dearest Kat and Rocky,

I recall Mom telling me that Fusako came to visit her several years ago too.  Her one request was for Mom not to prepare any meals ahead of time because Fusako wanted to cook with Mom.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Awww Monday and Sparks from the NC Art Museum

 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus  

A big Awww moment for me when I saw this  beautiful display of glassware as we enter the NC Art Museum
  I love glassware


Sunday, February 4, 2024

Serene Sunday last photos from the NC Coast

 Causeway bridge from Morehead City to Atlantic Beach NC

Boat Launch

View of new  Bridge at Harker's Island 

Harker's Island Bridge Replacement

​​​​​​Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation replaced the

 Earl C. Davis Memorial Bridge (Bridge No. 73) and Bridge No. 96 – 
both of which connect the town of Straits on the mainland to Harker's 
Island, with a new structure.​

The bridges were each more than 50 years old and were due for 
replacement. Replacing the bridges provides better access to and 
from the island in emergencies and during hurricane evacuations.
The new bridge is primarily made of carbon-fiber and glass-fiber 
reinforcement, making it the first structure in the state to use the
material. The material is used to combat corrosion in coastal environments, 
which will mean each bridge will require less maintenance.​