Saturday, August 29, 2009


One week ago I joined these folks on a short hike. It was her birthday. I'm so happy I got to see them. Two of my very favorite people. I was with them for his birthday in February too. This one was a bit quieter.

Friday, August 28, 2009


North Carolina morning on Rt 98 between Wake Forest and Durham.

Georgia morning on I-75 way north of Atlanta.

This morning at home. A large branch fell off one of the black cherry trees while I was gone. A neighbor will remove it and use it for firewood eventually. One of these days, a tree or part of one will probably fall on the house tho I pray not. The trees are very tall and the house is very small.

Friday cat blogging 2

This is Smokey. He has quite a history including wandering in and adopting the people who live in that house. He was lost after a vacation and sorely grieved but eventually reappeared surviving but in poor shape. They think a neighbor tried to get rid of him without actually killing him.
He has the most earnest face.
He has trained his family to brush him every night.
Then he settles to relax with TV.
Smokey is a rather large feline who likes to read the paper in the morning.

Friday cat blogging 1

Rainy day. You can barely see Jellico behind Little One on their side of the cathouse roof.

While on the other side of the roof, Tim is in the corner and PuddyTat is atop the annex.
These were taken thru the door and window so the cats wouldn't be disturbed. They get up if they see me.

Friday shuffle

1. I Want to Take You Higher - Sly and the Family Stone
2. Prelude to a Kiss - Jim Hall
3. Live Here with You - Dusty Springfield
4. A Girl Like You - The Young Rascals
5. Ives: Psalm 90 - Westminster Choir
6. Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
7. Wonderful! Wonderful! - Johnny Mathis
8. I'll be There - Jackson 5
9. Polka Dots and Moonbeams - Ray Brown Trio
10. How Sweet it is to be Loved by You - Marvin Gaye
The music may be listed on the CD as I Want to Take You Higher but the actual music is The Age of Aquarius by the 5th Dimension. Guess I need to change that on iTunes. lol

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Terrific Team Trivia Team

What do you think?
We're sure of that answer.
I think it is...
I hope we win again.
Susan and Lisa invited me to join them for pizza and Team Trivia at the Blue Moon Cafe in Marietta, GA. The pizza was excellent. The people are wonderful and fun. The trivia went from simple to Huh? This team won last week and had a 50 gift certificate to spend. Made the evening even better. Now they have another one. I didn't contribute much but the others have excellent memories for useless stuff. Thanks for including me.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Monster squash

These are squashes. The spot on one is my iPhone. They are huge.

The one they have cut up and used weighed 33 pounds.

And there are more.

And more coming.
And there are even more around the front of the house plus some vines that grew out back as well. They rarely get a frost here. They may have squash all year? And we thought zucchini was prolific.
Perhaps someday the squash will overwhelm the fountain?