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.  

Monday, March 23, 2015

Photos of March on the Hill

 The first 3 photos were taken on March 5th. We had snow but a beautiful sunset out front.

 The above 2 photos were taken of the sun rise over the fog on March 12th.

 On the 18th,we had blue skies and crocus in bloom. 
 When I went to visit my sister, her daughter gave me these beautiful roses. Now that is a caring young woman. 
I picked this out front and we only had a half a dozen when I did and now most all of the buttercups are blooming. 
The Kitty Justice is I wonder why March has zipped by. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time for cold weather to end

 I am so ready for tunnels of purple on the Natchez Trace and flowers of Spring.

 I am ready for bunnies real and or not. 
 I am ready for more brilliant sun rises and less snow and ice. 

Snow I like in small doses but the Ice can go to a very hot place, well you know what I mean.
Our upper porch had 2 inches of ice on it when it started to rain last Saturday. Three hard working souls(Prince, Puppy and I) and five hour later we had it clear. It had formed an ice dam and water was running down the basement walls, therefore it had to go no matter what. I can honestly say it has been a REALLY LONG TIME IF EVER that I was that cold and wet. Those who have had it worse well I feel your pain but this southern gal does not wish to be where there is so much cold and snow. This episode was enough to cure me for wishing for snow. Alas, it was not the snow but the ice which is so very horrible. Our neighbors to the east in our state,  have trees etc down and no power yet and some might not get it for 3 weeks. It is beyond my wisdom as to why Mother Nature has been so cruel to us southerners. 
The Kitty Justice is that Tennessee weather is like a woman's mood, wait and it will change. As for this Kat it can change any time now. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

A week of COLD

 I took this photo this morning and it was 10 degrees outside. The color did not last long until the clouds rolled in for another grey day. We are suppose to start with snow at noon and by mid afternoon it will go into freezing rain and sleet. Then tomorrow it will be warm enough to turn into rain with possible flooding. I need to find that groundhog who predicted more winter and make him into a hat. So far we have not lost power but with another round of ice on the way, we can only pray our luck will hold out. Maybe our Angels will continue to hold the lines up for us as long as my 96 soon to be 97 year old MIL is in the house. Thank God we do have a generator. 

 The week has been ice with a little snow and breaking temperature records. The birds have eaten most of the seed so we will need to go out and pick up more for our feathered friends. I have watched the doves with frozen tail feathers try to land . They make it but the usual fan of tail feathers is not possible. When the sun comes out it is a picture post card in the making with the sparkling ice attached to everything. A flock of male turkeys came up the hill and picketed around the house until Puppy got the four wheeler out and took them some corn. The feeder is full of corn but frozen therefore, nothing can be thrown out at the allotted intervals. 
Before the bad weather, I went out and picked all the buds from our yard. Mimi wondered if they would even open but as you can see we did have a little spring on the kitchen table. 
At first Maggie refused to squat on that sheet of ice but after much sniffing she resigned herself to finding no uncovered earth to do her daily business. Now she seems use to it and runs out does her thing and heads back to the house. You know it is cold when a Lab rather be inside than outside. 
As for me, I have run up and down steps to keep the fire burning so it will be warmer in the house. After chores are done, I cover up with a warm red blanket downstairs by the fire and read . 
The Kitty Justice is I know how to act like a house cat when it is COLD and ICE covers the earth. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pot keepers

 Do you have any pot keepers? I had the bird already in my pot of plants and thought it fun to put the Cat on that one. 
I put the hummingbird on the Spider Plant. Think it will eat it? LOL Then the spotted frog on the Borges Plant. As you can see the Blue Pencil Plant was already on it's way our or as Lee said" Pop It's Cork". I got these little critters from my niece and nephew for Christmas 2014. I took the photos as soon as I put them on the pots and I can see quite a different in the way the plants look now as they did then. 
The Kitty Justice is they are fun little items to decorate your pots.