Friday, July 31, 2009


This is Jessica, or Jessie Cat as she's affectionately known.
Jessica is 12 years old and the sweetest cat you'll ever want
know. She loves to be scratched behind her ears and loves
to be brushed. She's the queen bee around here and reminds
Spooky and Libby of that everyday.

Jessie cat showed up right after we moved into our house
in 1997. She was five or six weeks old, was skin and bones
and was in pretty bad shape. We already had a dog at the
time and really didn't want a cat, but she wouldn't take no
for an answer. After a couple of weeks of antibiotics and
some tender loving care she was all better. She's starting
to show her age and is a little slower to move, but she's still
active and spunky.


This is our cat, Spooky, and she definitely lives up to
her name. She's still has her wild side, but will let you
pet her. She doesn't like to be held, but she will jump in
Terry's lap from time to time. She also loves to rub around
your legs and will sometimes give you a little love nibble.
Her nickname is Lop because of her ear. She had to have
surgery on it a fews years ago because of a busted blood
vessel in her ear. The procedure left her ear folded over.

Spooky lives in the garage with our other two cats. She
lived in our garage under the stairs for awhile before we
ever knew she was there. We were cleaning out the garage
one Saturday and she ran out from under the stairs between
Terry's legs. He thought it was a skunk at first. She wouldn't
let us pet her for the longest and would always run whenever
we tried to get close to her.
Spooky and Libby don't get along at all. Spooky is constantly
tormenting poor Libby and won't give her a moment's peace.
You would think they would get along as they're both "torties."
Spooky and Jessica are the best of buds.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


This is our cat, Libby. She's a tortoiseshell or Tortie as
they're called. The term "tortoiseshell" is typically reserved
for cats with brindled coats that have relatively few or no
white markings. My husband Terry took this picture. I'm
surprised she cooperated because she usually doesn't like
to have her picture taken. She's a sweetheart. We have two
other cats, Jessica and Spooky. Jessica is a Calico and Spooky
is a Tortie.

Libby lounging in one of our planters under the okra
plants. She likes to hide, then jump out on you when
you walk by. Me and Terry were sitting on the backporch
steps when Miss Libby showed up. She peeked around
the corner of the house, saw us, then walked right up
to us and jumped in my lap.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I know some of you have seen these pictures from my
Geni website, but I wanted to include them here. I took
this picture in Key West, FL. The hubby and I went down
there for our 25th wedding anniversary in Aug. of 2007.
I would love to go back there!

This photo was taken from the beach in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida. We stayed there for a couple of days on the way
back from Key West. This is one of my favorite sunset shots!

This picture was taken from my front porch. There's
nothing like a Tennessee sunset!

Freezing Fog

I took these photos this past winter.

A definition from the National Weather Service: Freezing
fog occurs when the water droplets that the fog is composed
of are "supercooled". Supercooled water droplets remain in
the liquid state until they come into contact with a surface
upon which they can freeze. As a result, any object the freezing
fog comes into contact with will become coated with ice. The
same thing happens with freezing rain or drizzle.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Want to Be a Cat

Jessie cat lounging on top of our woodpile.


This kind of flipped me out when I saw this. I thought
it was a tornado. My hubby Terry was kind of miffed
at me when he saw this picture. He couldn't believe I
was out taking pictures of an approaching storm. What
can I say? I love stuff like this! I should've become a
storm chaser.

Monday, July 27, 2009


This is one of my favorite pictures! We had a Mockingbird
nest in a Holly tree near our house. This baby Mockingbird
had just ventured out of the nest. He didn't seem to mind
having his picture taken. His or her mother was nearby and
I guess I was lucky that she didn't mind me taking pictures of
her baby.

Weird Wild Clouds

I took this picture from my deck after a thunderstorm.
I've never seen anything like it. The white strip of cloud
against the dark cloud is really interesting!

Another Non Nature Pic

I thought this was kind of artsy. As you can see, I love
dark nail polish!

Cats Love Hammocks Too

My 12 year old cat Jessica decided she wanted to check
out the hammock as well. I know this isn't necessarily a
nature shot, but I thought it was a cute picture and wanted
to share. That's my hubby Terry in the background. We
were taking a break from outdoor projects.

View From My Hammock

I took this picture of an interesting cloud formation
while laying in my hammock. I thought it looked kind
of like a dog. Tell me what you think?

Sunflower Patch


I love this color! Beautiful!

Now I Know Why They Call Them Sunflowers!

This is one of the sunflowers from our garden. We're growing a variety of colors. If you look closely you can see two bees.

Another wall cloud shot

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wall Cloud

I took this picture of a wall cloud from my back porch.
It had just passed over my house. Scary stuff! I kept
thinking a tornado could drop out of that cloud at any
time. Fortunately that didn't happen! I probably should've
been inside, but I just couldn't resist grabbing the camera
and snapping a few pictures.