Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Native NC Red Bud tree

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT

THE WORD FOR SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT IS 

HEART


 EVERYONE KNOWS HOW MUCH I 

HEART 

MOM
The leaves of the Red Bud trees are heart shaped. 
However, the flower is purple...we have no idea why it is called a Red Bud!! We do enjoy the one in our side yard that mysteriously popped up several years ago.  Now it is about 10' tall and full of heart shaped leaves.


Friday, February 10, 2012

FISHING ON FRIDAY


TRY AS I MAY THIS IS A TALE OF THE
FISH THAT GOT AWAY...EVEN AFTER
I GAVE IT A MIGHTY POP WITH MY RIGHT POWER PAW
AND TURNED ON MY HIGH BEAMS.....BUT NEVER FEAR
I'LL TRY AGAIN.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday Theme Song is by The Hollies

Mom would like to say a
GREAT BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
 Hootin' Anni and thank her for sponsoring today's...

All of today's pictures were taken at 
Richard Stanhope Pullen donated 66.33 acres of farmland to Raleigh for use as a park.  He called it an old cow pasture red and rocky. Pullen Park recently reopened after a two year
renovation. 
The next picture is of the climate controlled
building
 which is home to our


Please click on the video below to here today's song
 On a Carousel by The Hollies
 Then scroll down
to see all the pictures Mom took of the refurbished carousel
with all it's original animals.



Riding along on a carousel, trying to catch up to you
Riding along on a carousel, will I catch up to you?
 Horses chasing 'cause they're racing. So they ain't so far
On a carousel, on a carousel
 Nearer and nearer by changing horses, still so far away.
People fighting for their places just get in my way
Soon you'll leave and then I'll lose you
Still we're going around, on a carousel, round and round and up 
down, up, down, up, down too.
 As she leaves, she drops the presents that she won before.
Pulling ducks out of the water, got the highest score.
 Now's my chance and I must take it, a case of do-or-die
 On a carousel, on a carousel round and round and round and round
round  and round and round with you
Up, down, up, down, up, down, too

Note: the below picture is of kittehs with fishes in their mouths
 Riding along on a carousel, trying to catch up to you
Riding along on a carousel, will I catch up to you?
Now we take our ride together
No more chasing her
On a carousel


The carousel features 50 hand carved and hand painted animals.
It was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.  Some of the animals move, some are stationary.
There are 30 horses and 20 other animals including
ostriches, rabbits, cats, pigs, a tiger, a goat and a lion.
 Many, many years ago the music for the carousel came from this beautiful
Wurlitzer. Today the music is automated.
Mom told me that at least four generations of her's and Dad's family have ridden on this
carousel.  She told me my human sister used to call it the round, round when she was a wee kitteh.
Thank you for visiting us today.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I THINK I'LL KEEP MOM....

AFTER CLOSE INSPECTION
 IT IS MY CONCLUSION
 MOM IS DOING A GOOD JOB OF
KEEPING MY KITCHEN IN ORDER AND CLEAN
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,
MADI


Mom is a pretty good egg so I told her she could share the following pictures of HER fine feathered friends with you.
She is all giddy about these visitors...
They are Cedar Waxwings.  
Mom thinks their facial markings make them look like bandits
 They winter in our area but Mom rarely sees them.  Yesterday
there were dozens and dozens of them in our backyard and at our birdbath.  They normally migrate to our mountains in early March
Mom says the mild winter must have them confused.
Note the red tips (thus wax wing) on their wings and their yellow tipped tail

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday Tale: Intruder

You might recall from my last week's post on being Tagged, I don't like loud noises!!
Without consulting me, the peeps made arrangements to have some repair work done at the homestead last week.  Mr. Repairman
arrived while I was napping in my special Sunpuddle chair.
I had no time to seek proper shelter.

Quick thinking on my part lead to this spot beside the island in the kitchen. I was also able to  keep an eye on him.  Lo and behold he saw me anyway. He told my peeps he had 3 cats and a woofie at home.

 Evidently that was supposed to make me feel comfortable.
I held my ground right where I was refusing to come to him
to examine his smell mail.
After about 87 hours 1 hour of noise and commotion
he took his smell mail and his ladder out of my homestead.


Monday, February 6, 2012

PLATES AND EYES


HAPPY PLATE DAY!!
Today's most clever one IS #30!!
SEE WHAT YOU THINK
1.  PRAY
2. PHL2RDU, Philadelphia to Raleigh
3. XQZEMWAH, NO CLUE
4. WORDPRO1, English expert
5.NO DFRNS, No Difference
6. GOODWOOD, is always better than bad wood
7. RB4HOPE, ....something for hope
8. THINKAHD, Think ahead
9. STERN?
10. TOWERS
11.WVANO1, West Virginia is #1
12. SQRL, Squirrel...
for our friends at Through Squirrel Eyes
13. MILCNTBZ, Millicent's Benz
14.GETAGIRL
15. REVDUP, Revved Up
16. BIGRE9, No Clue
17. LOVEALL
18. ITSGRETA, It is Greta
19. CAMARO1,Camaro 1
20. TNTUXEDO, Tennessee Tuxedo??
21. FOAM
22.LATI2D, Lattitude??
23. SOSCOTSH, So Scottish or Southern Scottish
24. THINKUP
25.CALL CRC, No Clue
26.T.PUNCH, No Clue
27. IYTOO,  No Clue
28. ONE2U, One to you
29. REDSKINZ, Red Skins fan
NEXT IS MOM'S ALL TIME FAVORITE PLATE

30. VNITYPL8, Vanity Plate!!!
Very clever indeed!!
Never fear we have at least this many more for the next plate post!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Easy Like Sunday #5

FEATURING 
MY REFLECTION


MY SHADOW

AND 

I