Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Three day snow

On Friday January 22nd we awoke to a whole day of snow. Sometimes you could see the white barn and at other times it was hidden by the vale of heavy snow showers. 
 I was waiting for the snow to stop but at 3:30 I knew if I was gonna get some photos I had best brave the snow flakes. At least the snow was not so heavy to land on your eye lashes making it hard to see. 
 A male and female cardinal. At one point we had 3 dozen cardinals at the feeders. 
 A Towhee dressed for a snow party. He looks like an aristocrat of the feather world high society. 
 All the bird photos were taken from inside the house and this was one of my favorites with the 2 male Cardinals with a Black Cap Chickadee for company. 
 Going down the driveway I turned to my left and captured the old hay rack covered in snow. 
Looking down the driveway from the top. The trees line the right side of the drive. 
 Our mailbox and McCrory Lane with just a few tracks. 
 The Massey looked rather cold but pretty in it's blanket of white. 
 Puppy's cabin with the dinner bell in front. 
 Mimi's lighted trees on the porch at night in the snow. 
 Tree tops glisten in the sunshine with their coat of snow. 
 I took several photos of the snow on the Box Wood bushes as a study in snow. 
This was Sunday 24th and by Monday the 25th the snow was gone. The last weekend in January we tried to have spring again. It was in the high sixties and Sunday 31st it was 72 degrees which only liked one degree in tying the record of 73 for that date. 
Today being ground hog day, it has again been very warm but terrible windy. Some western counties have had tornado warnings. A heavy rain is suppose to appear this evening from 6 till midnight. 
The Kitty Justice is that if you do not like Tennessee weather stick around and it will change in a few days. 
BTW The rest of the week we are suppose to have normal weather for February. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

No sun today

The photo was taken earlier in the month when we were still experiencing warm weather. 
Right about the time I turned 99 upside down, we started to have some single digit mornings. Then today we awoke at 23 degrees and it was sleeting. We are too far south to get the snow but not far enough that we did not get ice. Prince finally got to leave for work about 8:45. He put the bird seed out for me this morning because the porch was frozen over.

Yesterday as I reading my Devotional Bible for Women, I came across a piece called "For Showing Me Purpose by Marjorie Holmes. I have never asked to be shown purpose. Why? Because in Horseshoe Bend at a little white church, Green Valley Baptist, on a warm night at a revival  on the moaner bench (a bench at the  front of the Church where people would sit and pray to be saved) I was lifted up by invisible hands and my tears wiped away as I became a child of God. (I know there are those who do not believe this way but in a small community in the late fifties this was how one became one with God) Since that night, I have known a calming peace in my soul. 

Within a week, as the sun warmed my face, I waded out into the very cool waters of the  Caney Fork river where Brother Gibbs stood. He put his handkerchief over my nose and mouth and leaned me backwards into the running water and I was Baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Many people are baptized as babies and then study God's word and are Confirmed into the Church but all the Churches in our county during that period of time you had to be saved before a baptism was held. 

As I was reading the above listed article the thoughts of a purpose did not exist. I started paraphrasing her statements as follows:
Life is like a Mirage that vanishes during the cruel business of everyday life. 
No matter our circumstances or our talents, WE are meant to be Whoever we are at this moment in time. 
Looking back, we see the stepping stones we have traveled, which represents our failures and successes, our tears and fears, our pain and our happiness. 
These stones of our Emotional self make us the Person who stands alone. Except we are never alone because God  stands beside us. He does not expect a perfect person but a strong person who has Faith in him. 

The Kitty Justice is if you look closely you can see the small kitten of a girl long ago.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Old canvases

This is how these two 16x20 canvases looked when I put them away. I am currently redoing both and added more texture and paint. I have declared 2016 the year of Dianne so you will be seeing more things I have painted plus I will be off in the real world and not on the computer as much. 
The Kitty Justice is something old will be new. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

May your New Year be colorful and bright. But most of all I wish for you to stay upright. Okay to stumble , just do not fall and laugh and smile as life is a ball.
Do not forget the most important one word. PLEASE
Or to reply with the most important two words. THANK YOU
Do not forget the three words that shows a kind heart. MAY I HELP
Remember the Kitty Justice is this coming year is yours and do not let anyone take it from you.
Take a page from Sinatra and DO IT YOUR WAY.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

First Sunday in December

The first week of December has come and will soon be a memory. At the Art Ventures Christmas party we had a guest, Shannon, Peach's daughter. Not only is she pretty and a good sport but a very talented artist. If you wish to check out her work go to www.shannonhaas.com 
We play a dirty Santa game and each artist brings a wrapped piece of her artwork for the game. A painting can be stolen three times but the third time it cannot be stolen again as it is retired. We draw numbers and I always hold my breath hoping to get a high number. Poor Shannon got a real dose of the game as her number was one. She had already unwrapped a few pieces of artwork when she had hers stolen and she could either steal or unwrap another present. 
With my quirky sense of humor I put a package in a package in a package in a sack. She got to keep my painting "Golden Hours" 
The Kitty Justice is that we all had a grand time.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving Morning on the Hill

 Looking up into the sky above the Walnut Tree out back. 
 Dropping down to see the red glow of the coming sun rise. 
Pink clouds looking North. A wonderful morning for Thanksgiving Day. 
Now here comes Santa Claus as Thanksgiving is now just a wonderful memory to put in the book of 2015. My camera battery died after these photos and I was too busy to grab other devices therefore no photos of the family this year. 
The Kitty Justice is that other family members have camera but were too busy enjoying the day to snap any photos. 
The score is still concrete porch One and Kitty Zero. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015


I just kept the pumpkins I used for Halloween out and just added these Pilgrims along with a couple of Fall Angels. 
My niece has to work today therefore we are having Thanksgiving dinner a couple of hours early so she does not have to rush to get to work. 
I have the Turkey breast in the oven, the dressing and sweet potatoes will come out of the frig next to warm up a little before popping in the oven. I made a Banana Pudding yesterday and Puppy made Homemade Cookies and Cream ( we ate a little last night and it is a winner) Later this morning I will cook the green beans, gravy, rice and rolls. Pull the cranberry sauce out and slice the butter to put on the table. 
My BIL is smoking a pork loin and a venison tenderloin for us to eat later if we are hungry. 
The Kitty Justice is that You and Yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and BE SURE TO GIVE THANKS.