Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Again

Where have I been
Because it is Sunday again.
Maybe like my kitty
 I am Taking it easy and giddy. 
The sun comes up with a smile on it's face 
 It goes to sleep at it's usual pace.
Days go by like a spinning top
whatever it takes you do not stop.
You cook, clean and do mundane things
But love the normal life's dings. 
By the time I water all my plants
I feel I have been on a five hour dance. 
You converse on the phone
with friends and family not to be alone.
Then again time marches on.
The prose may not be so great but this is the Kitty Justice to date. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Tennessee Green

 First of all Happy June to everyone out there in blogland. The Downey and Red Bellied Woodpeckers were destroying my hummingbird feeders so I replaced two of them with glass and the hanging hook is very sturdy. I looked inside each feeder at Ace Hardware to see if it could easily be cleaned and these were the winners but as of yet the birds have not accepted them. I have two plastic feeders that survived and the birds are converging of those. I have been told to take those two down and put these two in their place and they will accept them. Any of you believe this? We having a big red wasp convention on the hill so I got the bottles below to see if they could be attracted and become their Death Trap. 

Above photo shows down the drive and below shows the front of the house. 

 Above the Box wood bushes in front of the big windows and I have lots of Lambs Ear, Lilies of different varitiy and in the open space purple heart. First time I saw purple heart as an outside plant was in Austin TX in the late eighties. I have yet to find out what the green ground cover is called but my Mother had it hanging off the rock wall behind her house and thus I call it Mother's Ground Cover. The two photos below are a close up of the Stella Lily and Mother's Ground Cover.. 

 The Japanese Maple is the only color in the trees at this time. The winter was not kind to my Creeping Jenny ground cover by the old seeder. Prince stays busy this time of year just keeping the mowing done. The white barn is covered with vines and scrub trees that need cutting and the Massey is in the shop so Prince cannot bush hog at present. The Johnson's who own most of our old farm came and did the bush hogging around the barn just lately. Nice to have such GOOD neighbors. 
With the Tennessee Green comes the pollen but therefore we take our allergy meds and go on about our way. 
BTW I have given up my Go Daddy account as I was spending too much with no returns. I may start putting more art work on this site and I have even thought about an Etsey account. 
As my thoughts go in many directions, I wonder how many of you get a message from Google telling you that you might be interested in these sites. I delete the E- mail and go about my business. 
The Kitty Justice is I truly enjoy Tennessee Green. (Pollen, bugs and all) Prince found a Copperhead Snake skin this weekend out front when he was mowing. At least it was a skin and not the snake. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

 The Middle Tennessee Veteran Cemetery on McCrory Lane was previously an old dairy farm and the rock building was the barn on the old farm. 
 My blog friend Duta did a post once about it being a Jewish tradition to leave a rock on the grave you visited. I found that most interesting so I left one for Walley Coyote (my affectionate name for Walter) His wife was called Monk by all and I know not why. Both were delightful to be around . RIP

 The large flag was silent to mark the occasion. 

 These photos were taken from left to right and there are many graves for those who served our country to keep the freedoms that we have. Do not take these in vain. 
People were gathering for a service for those who had died this year. At 11 AM all the names of those who died this year were read and a bell rang after each name. The worker who directed us to park advised that another service for the Flag  would be held at 3 PM. We encountered several people putting flowers on graves or taking photos. If you have not gone to a Veteran Cemetery then it is something you should put on your to do list. The Kitty Justice is to bend your head in prayer and thank God for Vets.  

Sunday, May 08, 2016

 HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL MOTHERS OUT THERE IN BLOGLAND. Today weather here in TN was made to order for us Mothers. It is perfect and God has Blessed us all. 
 My mother, Vinia (first i is a long i and the second is silent so you pronoun it Viiiii na)as a teenager. I am super proud to call her Mother and only hope I can emulate her in thought, words and deeds. She never said she was a christian but it was evident in her actions. I am truly Blessed that she was my Mother and I was raised by her. BTW She did not have a selfish bone in her body.  I wish I could call and wish her Happy Mothers Day one more time but I truly believe she knows how much we children miss her. She was beautiful outside and the beauty was bone deep. Kiss your Mom if you still have one otherwise just join me in reminiscing. 
Today is little brother burpday and he turns the grand age of sixty. By his choice he has cut all family ties with his sisters but we still love him. Later I feel he will regret his choice when we are no longer on the top side of this world but alas then it will be too late. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April will soon be History

 The locust trees were in full bloom and we had a small locust winter (one of those periods where the temperature reminds you that you might wish to wait to plant) I have been busy moving plants outside, planting, weeding and all the fun stuff that comes with springtime. That is why work is one of those horrible four letter words.
 Prince went and picked these beautiful and wonderful smelling cups from under the power line where Wilburn planted them. Wilburn was the gentleman who told Mimi's husband he needed to come buy this hillside. At first he declined to look but then when he came out here, well you should know the rest of the story as I have said many times, he bought the first fifty acres  before WWII. Mimi would not marry him until he returned from the service. Anyway, all the family and many friends have enjoyed the view from the Hill as we affectionately refer to the place. 
 I had enough flowers that I made six arrangements and placed them throughout the house for Mimi to enjoy on her day. She was 97 this month. Note my new little tea pot which is a salt and pepper shaker I keep on the table. It is one of the very few I have bought for myself as those who know me and love me have given me lots to enjoy. I collect tea pots, little tea sets and decoys. Well I was a Tom boy growing up and if I could I would still be climbing trees. 
 Our elusive guest(hard to get a good photo) at the feeder for April have entertained us royally. We refer to them as the Pretty Birds. They get here in middle of April and stay about 2-3 weeks depending on the weather. As soon as it gets to hot for them they head further north. When the sun light hits them their rose breast sparks to our delight. We will hate to see them leave but we are watching intently these wonderful Rose Breasted Grosbeaks as long as they will stay with us. I put out lots of sun flower seeds daily to entice them to stay.

 These are photos of Mimi's" third" 97th party. We had friends of my SIL from Ms to come and have a pizza party with us. My SIL is in the blue. Below is Mimi with her 3 children. 
The Kitty Justice is Mimi can have as many parties as she wishes because it is a wonderful way to celebrate her 97 years. 
BTW We DILs did not make make my photo opt. I was the camera lady and Debbie kept closing her eyes when her photo was taken. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Blooms in our yard

Everything is White, Pink and Purple that is in bloom here except the Yellow Arch Angel. The Iris have buds and it seems Green is the main theme. It is amazing how quick Tennessee gets Green.
The Kitty Justice is you have seen Cheekwood now here is The Hill.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Up close

I tried to get as many close up of the flowers at Cheekwood because I knew the blooms would be gone when I returned. 
Before I could think I grabbed the bush and brought the bloom to my nose and took a BIG whiff and then the allergy coughing attached  me for forty feet along the path. People rushed by as they did not wish to catch whatever this lady had but alas I was not contagious just silly woman. It was worth the fit because it smelled Heavenly. 
The Kitty Justice is to take the chance and breath deeply.