Monday, July 25, 2011

Splashing through Summer

About 20 minutes from where I live is the tiny town of Montreat, population 700, situated back up in a mountain cove.  Lake Susan (I wrote about this lovely lake in a previous post here.) feeds Flat Creek, the creek that flows through Robert Lake Park, a favorite place for families to bring young children during the summer.  The park, named after one of the children of a prominent Montreat fmaily,  has a lovely playground but the creek itself is the place to be as far as the kids go.

I went by a few weeks back when the native rhododendrons were in bloom and it was lovely - shaded, with the sound of water rushing by and the town children enjoying the cool waters.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cooling Off....

With the extreme heat wave our country is enduring, I thought some frosty white pictures of last winter would help to cool things off..  Isn't funny...when it is cold we are longing for warm weather and in the heat of summer, we want it to be cooler.

This year we did not have those lovely late spring, early summer temps to enjoy.  We went from cold/cool to HOT!  I do hope fall is normal with cooler days.

Stay cool, be safe and do make sure your elders and pets are not getting too hot.  Have a good weekend and hopefully the heat will break soon.

Me, all bundled up.

Rabbit tracks in the snow.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Help Needed......

Lil Em helping her foster Mom blog.
UPDATE - A home was found for Lil Em and she is setting in well.  A woman who lost her elderly cat and has no other pets has Em and it looks to be a purrfect match!  Thanks for your help.

A wonderful friend took in two four year old sister kitties, Lil Em and Sapphire,  that were given up by their human mom because she wanted to "change her lifestyle".  It turns out one of the sisters had kidney cancer and it was not treatable.  Poor sweet Sapphire was put to sleep last week. 

Lil Em on her blankie.

The remaining sister, Lil Em desperately needs a loving home with people who will give her a good life.  She is young, loves cuddles, is a beautiful long hair almost dilute tortie or maybe a torbie.  She is in South Carolina but we can arrange her to be transported.

Playing with her nip cigar.
Please help by re posting this on Facebook, Twitter or email to your friends.  We need as much exposure as possible to reach anybody who could giver her a home.  Thanks for your help and have a great weekend.

We are playing Photo Hunt - the word is backwards.  Lil Em's life went backwards when she got brought back to her original foster Mom when her human didn't want her anymore.  We are also joining Camera Critters.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lily Extravaganza

All of the lovely lilies are in my yard thank to a previous owner with a very green thumb.  They have survived many years of neglect until we got the place.  Like the numerous kinds of daffodils we enjoy  in early spring the lilies just fill the yard from early June on.  I brought bouquets to work for weeks.  Hope you enjoy a glimpse of the show I see everyday.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Caught in the Rain

Our home overlooks the neighbor's goat pasture below us and we enjoy watching them.  With the extreme heat we have had this summer, they let the goats out in late afternoon or early evening when it is cooler.  This is also when we get torrential rains and thunderstorms.

One day this past week, mother goat and her son got caught out in a sudden very heavy shower with  thunder.  They huddled under a tree for some shelter.  The barn is all the way down the other end of the pasure over a creek.  I watched, waiting to see what they would do.

The son was the first one to make a run for the barn, dashing out into the rain and leaving mom  behind, hugging the tree.

She waited a bit but after a big clap of thunder, made the dash herself - you can see her  as a blur on the far right of the picture.

I am joining in on Camera Critters today and Photo Hunt - Busy.  I was busy taking pictures and the goats were busy running for cover!


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