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. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The true Work of Nature's Artwork





The Tulips at Cheekwood were the artwork of nature and they were beautiful. Some had lost their heads but most were still letting us visitors marvel at the color and shape. 
It was a PERFECT spring day as I walked not tip toed through the tulips. I was like Robert Frost with miles to go before I slept so I did not go to all the different gardens. 
The Kitty Justice is I got to see them before they were gone. 

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Some More of the Outside Artwork at Cheekwood

Looks as if a tree was cut and part  it's roots washed away and spray painted red. 
 Large black pipes twisted and put on the lawn. Could it have been created by a Tennessee Tornado?
This one is would have to be picked as my favorite since it is a large scooped out ball made from letters. 
The Kitty Justice is I will look forward to the next installation of outdoor art. 

Friday, April 08, 2016

Cheekwood"s Outside Art


Being an ole deer hunter and artist, these do not impress me much. The artist must have found a deer antler out in the field and turned it upside down and thought this would make a good thing to make as artwork for the outside. 
Art is in the eye of the beholder and for me I have seen so much better works with much more imagination. 
The Kitty Justice is to locate the deer these came from. LOL

Thursday, March 24, 2016

My son and his friend's trip out west.

"I'm so thrilled to be able to share a project that I worked on over the last month. A few weeks ago, DJI was gracious enough to allow me access to the new 4K RAW aerial camera, the "X5R". Owen Herndon and I embarked on a 2 week roadtrip across the western United States, logging 7300 miles, an average of 8 hours of driving per day, and visiting some of my favorite spots in the US. The following is a link to the finished piece "The West in Winter" Please watch on the largest screen possible, with the audio turned up. This was one of the most fun projects I've ever shot. Enjoy :)..."
-Ian Cresswell


X5R The West in Winter from Ian Cresswell on Vimeo.