Thursday, August 21, 2014

Six Last night

All day it was clear and HOT, with Rain Forest humidity. Then at six the clouds rolled in. It was raining on the folks in the valley but had not reached the Hill. 
About ten minutes later we got a nice long drink for the dirt. 
The Kitty Justice is this rain came to visit us on the Hill. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TBT on Wednesday

This is one of the old photos that I have scanned recently and like so many old photos, nothing was written on the back. I do know the lady in the dark dress with the white collar on the left is my father's sister, Hazel Kirby Hackett. The others I have no idea whom they may be. The lady in white, third from the left looks like photos of a cousin I have seen but since I cannot positively identify them, they will forever remain unknown. What a shame. I will eventually add all the recent scan photos to Ancestry.com and maybe someone can identify these ladies. 
The Kitty Justice is before you place a photo in an album or box, please be sure to list the place, date and who the people are in the photo. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Clouds before the rain

We on the hill only got 15 mins of rain but it was met with thirsty plants, grass and trees and for just a second the grass got a little color in its blades in the front yard. We are suppose to have a 60 per cent chance this Sunday and I hope the Hill gets some. 
We have watched it rain in all sections around us put alas only an eight of an inch on the Hill. Note the little green spot on the far hillside where the sun is shining. 
The Kitty Justice is we want just a little more rain but not a flood.  

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Let's get in the water


One of our many little Titmouse taking his turn wading and taking a bath. This time of year, I have to fill the bath up in the morning and evening as we have lots of feathered friends enjoying the water. Each breed has a certain time and it is fun to go look to see if they are still on schedule. 
The Kitty Justice is to have water to share with our fellow creatures. 

Friday, August 08, 2014

New plant stands


On our mini date to TSC (Tractor Supply Company) last weekend they had the 3 tier plant stands half price. I proceeded to get two of them and place them on either side of the steps going down to the bottom porch. My plants are too large to use the middle shelf and I tried them and they looked really bunched so I will use 2 shelves to make it look better. 
The Kitty Justice is they dress up the porch. 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The back porch in August

I was standing in front of the library windows and I took the ferns to my left. I cannot remember how old these are because each fall, I give them a hair cut and put them in the basement for the winter. The next spring I bring them out and give each one a strong pot of black tea. Then I water them generously and they put out new growth. I do water them while they stay in the basement but only once a month . 
The second photo, I just turned to my right and took the porch. I left 2 seed bird feeder out down by the orange geranium and it has created a mess. The flock of birds have knocked seed on the geranium and down on the ground. Unfortunate for me the turkeys have found the excess seeds and destroyed my flower beds below. 
The Kitty Justice is I have plans for another pole at a different spot(not above my flower beds) on the porch.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Yesterday's afternoon

 It looks fairly green but the Hill is in need of rain. I came inside and there were some pop up showers around us but no water for the Hill. 
When Prince cut the grass and used the weeder this pass weekend, well he had a true dust storm whirling around him. The dust covered everything and road the air like it owned the path taken.  Note how dry the front yard happens to be at this time. It is as hard as CONCRETE and if it rains hard, it will just run down the hill before it has time to soak into the ground. 
The Kitty Justice is the west should share some of their rain and they could avoid flash floods.