Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Drive

 It was an overcast day with a chance of rain, but with the mild temps and a finished yard project behind us, we decided to take a little Sunday drive round the mountain. We took a few roads that well, really lead nowhere, because if you keep going in a straight line, you'll drive off a cliff! So round and round we went until we found these beauties!
 Such lovely girls...
 ...and their very stern looking fellow.
 We loved the house across the road from their pasture and can only imagine the view from the back! 
 The road finally led us down off our mountain, a road we've traveled before...just not this direction.
 At the bottom turn, heading back up, were these three country bumpkins giving us the eye.
 We took a little round about way home. One I've ridden the motorcycle on a few times. See that ridge? The road that leads us home is up there!
 We go down...
 ...and round...
 ...and up and round.
 And down and round again.
 And down and round and up....
 ...and up and up and up!
 If you take a look back...'re sure to get a little dizzy!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011


 Those Who Serve

God Bless the USA and all to keep Freedom in their hearts.

Monday, November 7, 2011


 The season is moving a little faster than I could have imagined!
Not 3 days ago my Japanese Maple was a dull maroon. Yesterday in the sun, I noticed it had changed to a spectacular red!

 As we sat outside, enjoying the warmth and sunshine of a fine fall afternoon, I had a little visitor. Now I know some of you (Julie) aren't interested in my little fuzzy friends....
 ...but how can I not show this crazy little Babyface!
This little Jumping Spider is just one of the many that, as far as arachnids go, has stole my heart!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

October is nearly gone!

It's been so long since I've been here, I've almost forgotten how to blog! I've been a little neglectful, so I'm really hoping you'll enjoy the photos from my yard.
 We've been enjoying the colors, the cool temps and the changes in the air.
 The pups are doing what they do best.
 The butterflies are enjoying the flowers that have popped up in the yard. I've seen more Monarchs (shown above) as they head south, and the Gulf Fritillary has really become one of my favorites.

 Daisy Lu wishes I would let her go off and play sometimes, but I won't so she sits and stares into the woods, dreaming of fat squirrels.
 The Gaura has become one of my favorite flowers.
 This little azalea has put on its best show ever.
 The Beautyberries are spreading under the Black Gum...
 ...and the poor rose, struggles in the shade.
Here's hoping your yard is as sunny and colorful as it can be!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Sights

 September is a tough month. Only the most hardy of living things can take the heat and drought of this summer.
The Sedum did well.
 If I could remember the name of this beautiful garden flower I would's a good one to have!
I know someone out there will help me out with the name of this plant!
 I've been very careful to keep my favorite ferns watered and happy.
 And these wild Beautyberries have spread under the Black Gum tree!
 What would September be without the crazy antics of the Hummingbirds...
 ...yelling at me to fill the feeders...
 ...and keeping a watchful eye!
Summer is surely coming to an end.

Monday, September 5, 2011


 Well, Here's something I haven't seen in a while.

 I wasn't quite sure what it was at first!

 When you live on the tippy top of a mountain you don't get even the runoff from rain in the surrounding areas, so we're a little crispy here.
 Thanks to Tropical Storm Lee, we may get a little relief...
(well, maybe a LOT)...
...but it may be a little too late.
There is one good thing about living on the tippy top of a mountain,
flooding is not a problem.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Late Summer

 This summer has just flown by! It's been hot and dry, very much like last summer.
One thing I can always depend on is my little buddy showing up at the window looking for something to eat and a little "Howdy!"

I really haven't seen a lot of butterflies this summer, but I've been pretty busy. The Gulf Fritillaries are showing up now,

as well as the Great Spangled Frits.

There's a hint of change comin!

And the ever beautiful Hydrangea are just doin their thing!
Hope your summer has been a good one!