Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"And there is the headlight, shining far down
the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like
all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which
is after all where this train is going.
" ~ Bruce Catton

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Me and Terry took a road trip the day after Thanksgiving. We
found some really beautiful backroads in the Buffalo Valley area.
This is one of the many barns we found on our journey.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Yesterday, after our Thanksgiving meal at my sister's house, I
went outside and took some pictures of the little squirrel that
frequents her bird feeders :0)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Our cats, Bullet and Jessica enjoying one of the warm and beautiful
November days last week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Attack Cat!

Our cat, Bullet has this really annoying habit. He likes to bite!
He loves to attack feet and legs. I have read that kittens bite
as a form of play. It's called "play aggression". Kitten and cat
play is replicating hunting behaviors, which are instinctive.
hope as he gets older, he'll outgrow it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Big orange moon rising behind a tree in our backyard. This
shot was taken on 11-11-11.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I took this photo at night with my flash and the night portrait
setting. Can't believe my roses are still blooming in November.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Red Barns

On our recent road trip in rural Smith County, we came across
this huge farm with all these awesome red barns. I love old barns
and enjoy taking pictures of them.

Hubby Terry was talking about how he would love to turn this
barn into a house :0)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Colors 2011

All of these photos were taken in and around my yard 4 days
ago. After the recent rain and wind most of the leaves are gone.
The only leaves remaining are the bradford pear trees.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We had a most awesome day with the Sissom/Ashcraft family.
Terry's adopted sister, Cindy, her husband Rob and their
daughter, Caitlin drove from Chicago Friday night. We haven't
seen them in over a year. Terry's mom made a great lunch for
everyone. We watched some football, got caught up and had some
nice family time. As always the good times seem to end too soon.
Rob, Cindy and Caitlin will be driving back to Chicago tomorrow
morning. Hopefully it won't be another year before we get to see
them again.

The Ashcraft family...Rob, Caitlin and Cindy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

Thank you to my dad, my brother Ken and everyone else who
has served or is serving in the military! Thank you for your
service to our country! We honor you!

Sunflowers before the hard freeze last night.

And after the hard freeze. Lows here got into the 20's last night
with heavy frost.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Looking the other direction from the bridge. There were kayakers
on that little island jutting out into the river. The Caney Fork is
known for it's canoeing and kayaking.

Country roads take me home!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Caney Fork river somewhere near Smith County. I took this
shot a month ago and am just now getting around to posting
it. More to come!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Feather Toy Fun

Our 4 month old kitty, Bullet, with one of his favorite toys.

He loves feathers. Guess they remind him of chasing birds, which
he can't do because he's an indoor kitty.

This picture was taken before we got the Soft Claws for him.
We've been very pleased with how they've worked out. Look
at those knives! Check out the link for more info on Soft Claws.

Bullet is rough on the feather toys. We've gone through two of
them already :0)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The maple trees in our front yard are finally
showing some color.

Jessie cat enjoying the beautiful fall day the other day.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our cat, Bullet, loves to drink out of our bathroom faucet. He
jumps up on the side of our tub...

then leaps to the bathroom counter top. He's quite the acrobat.

Curious kitty.

It's funny watching him play in the water.

I've heard that some cats like to drink out of faucets. Bullet also
likes to drink out of the toilet, so we keep the toilet lids closed.

He likes to stick his head under the running water. It's become
a game for him and it's fun to watch. Not sure he would let me
give him a bath though.