Sunday, July 31, 2011
Someone dumped these three beautiful black kittens in the
cemetary behind our house. Me and T seem to attract stray
cats, so naturally they ended up at our house. We took them
in yesterday and fed them and gave them water. We were
hoping to find good homes for them. We made them a comfy,
safe spot on our garden deck for the night. When we went out
this morning before heading to church, they weren't anywhere
to be found. We figured they would show up again after having
fed them. As of tonight, they still haven't shown up. We're not
sure what happened to them. I can only hope the mama cat
came back and led them somewhere else and that they're safe.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A view of Piney Falls taken with my long lens.
Piney Falls is the most remote of the Fall Creek Falls State Park
waterfalls. It's 2 miles from Fall Creek Falls and was impossible to
get a good look at. Thank goodness for my trusty long lens :0)
That's the only way I could get a closeup of this particular waterfall.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The rugged beauty of Fall Creek Falls. Enjoy!
This is my favorite view!
Congratulations to my niece, Kelly, and her hubby Kerry.
They're expecting a baby in December and found out
today that it's going to be a boy :0) Can't wait to welcome
my great nephew into the world!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Fall Creek Falls near Spencer, Tennessee is
one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky
Mountains. Me and Terry took a road trip to
Fall Creek Falls yesterday afternoon.
A small group of people swimming and wading.
It was a sweltering hot day yesterday and I couldn't
imagine the hike to the bottom of the falls. It's all
we could do to hike the trail to the overlook :0)
As my sister Kay says, "Stay tuned!" :0)
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I cleaned out the birdhouse that our Tree Swallows had nested
in this year. This is what their nest looked like. Not much to it.
Tree Swallows use lots of feathers in their nest to keep their
It's funny how the nest takes the shape of the birdhouse :0)
Monday, July 18, 2011
I found this brown praying mantis on our back door threshold.
The insects range in color, usually looking pea green or brown,
but there are also mantises in various shades of green and even
The most interesting fact about the praying mantis is that a
female will occasionally eat a male to provide nutrition to their
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hungry baby. Looks like he or she is about to eat mama's face :0)
Daddy keeps a watchful eye from above the bird house.
Mama and baby.
How cute is that little face? The day I took these pictures, all
the baby Tree Swallows left the nest. I believe this little one
was the last to leave.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Tree Swallows are perfect birds for close-up, hands-on learning:
they are active, attractive, and super-tolerant of people. Best of
all, they live right out in the open so you can really see what
they're doing. They will let you into their lives like no other
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.