Saturday, April 18, 2015

This morning and flowers

 I awoke to this sun rise and it appears to me that God has just put his hand down to make a point. 
 Again we had fog and you cannot see Bellevue below and to me the fog looks like water. 


I had shown you the plants I bought to brighten up the hill. The yellow one sits in the corner out front along with the fern. The other one has taken up residence on the porch in the dragon pot. I also put a different colored geraniums in my whiskey barrel pots. 
This morning I brewed two strong pots of tea to feed my ferns that I wintered in the basement. I have started the task of taking the plants outside to spend their time in the outside world. 
The Kitty Justice is I no longer have 150 plants to move. YEAH for me. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BEEN A WEEK

Sunrise on Sunday April 12th. It has now rained for four days. Yesterday the fog was so dense, we could not see any horizon. The trees near the house were mere ghost to witness the beginning of the day.
Prince and I went to the NRA convention which was in town this past weekend. There were 75,002 and we were the two. Downtown has changed dramatically from how it looked when we both worked downtown. Lower Broadway was a buzz with two legged animals. Neither of us had been inside the new Music City Center and we were excited to get a good view inside and out. There is a parking garage in the middle and we turned into the drive through to park and the car in front of us was the last one in. So we drove around the block again and decided we just park in a hotel lot nearby even though it was costly but it was close and we were in walking distance. A free shuttle , huge buses, ran free from the Titans Stadium but we thought it best to be in control. 
Kitty Justice now knows how a sardine feels. The outer perimeter was a stop and go and stop and go. If there was food samples being served just forget moving until everyone in front of you had finished tasting the treat before you could move again. NO we did not do any tasting. Finally into the center of the convention it was crowded but not half as bad as the perimeter. You could actually BREATH in the middle and get to stop and check out any gun or item you wish to give a closer look. 
Afterwards, we stopped and picked up those beauties in the second photo. I have already found them their place of residence for the coming months. 
The Kitty Justice that since there are so many yelling for Gun Control it was nice to be among those individuals like me who believe in the Constitution and the Second Amendment. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Spring

 The Cherry Trees are in bloom and so are some of the Dogwood Trees. 

Prince and I took two trips down the Natchez Trace this past weekend. First one was to see if the Tunnel of Purple were blooming and the second one was to drive Mimi down the Trace so she could see the beautiful colors. 

Spring has arrived in Tennessee and if you have never enjoyed the colorful and fragrance of Middle Tennessee Spring well all I can say is "Bless your Hearts."
The cups are almost gone and the Easter Bushes have shed their yellow blooms to make the ground underneath a bright yellow. But the lilac is blooming along with Money plants and grown cover, Arch Angel, Vin ca,,some fuzzy stuff with yellow tops that Mimi brought back from one of her best friends house at Mount Eagle Mountain. The grass is so green you feel like you are visiting the Emerald Isle while the smaller trees have gotten their leaves, the tall ones, oaks, hickories, walnuts, beech are still covered in green lace. The snowball bush is covered with green balls waiting to turn white and when you venture outside you find another luscious view to make your heart sing. 

The Kitty Justice is that I am truly thankful to be a native middle Tennessean and each year the Spring becomes more spectacular. 

Friday, April 03, 2015

Happy Easter


Growing up in the country in Smith County, I never knew the real name of this bush until I was an adult because it was known to me as the Easter Bush. I guess it was called that as it normally blooms during Easter time. 
Here is wishing you Bunny rabbits hopping around and baskets full of Easter eggs. A day filled with family and friends along with a nice Easter meal. I will serve ham, sweet potato casserole, asparagus, Waldorf salad along with sliced tomatoes surrounded by stuffed eggs and lots of rolls to butter. Yes we use the real butter on the hill. If you still have room I will serve you Cherry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Do I need to set yawl a plate?
The Kitty Justice is to have a Happy Easter and give thanks to the ONE who gave ALL for us.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dropping Temps

 I took this photo this morning at six thirty as I figure this may be the bright spot of the day. The temp on the hill was sixty degrees when i awoke and the weather man has said that is the warmest it will be all day. This is one of those days that the temp continues to fall. 
As I looked Northwest this morning, you can see one of our neighbors trees covered in green lace. Look closer and the old broken and twisted pear trees have some blooms. We have had three magnificent days and I can only hope the rain does not last for several days. 
The Kitty Justice is that rain is predicted in order for those in the weather business to cover their a--.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

More Blooms

 These little bulbs were all around the sun dial when I arrived on the Hill a few years back and now I have moved them to other flower beds. I do not know the name nor have I ever tried to look them up. 
 The hillside beside the big Box wood on the right as you look at the house was bare when I made my entrance to the Hill. Not anymore. The Vinca looks gorgeous there. 
I planted this flowering Plum tree between the cabin and the house and enjoy it's blooms each year. Being a country girl it did not take long for me to dig in the dirt and improve the Hill. 
The Kitty Justice is that plants and trees make the vista a better place to look upon. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Buttercups Anyone



 The top 3 photos are of the different Buttercups in the flower bed close to front door.

 The top 2 photos show the bed of cups around the Pin Oak tree. The second one is a close up so you can see the pale yellow inside. 
 When you turn into our driveway look to the left and on the hillside you will see this white beauty. 
Before the farm was sold, we dug up all these many kinds of cups that were planted by the old farm house and planted them around our rake( my yard art). They bloom at different times so we have more blooms to look forward to seeing. That is if the cold front coming our way at the end of the week does not stunt their progress. Yesterday and today have been days blessed with warm sun shine and wonderful temperature. Just like Goldilocks said "Just right".
The Kitty Justice is to enjoy all the colorful kisses from Mother Nature.