Sunday, November 30, 2008

Howdy. Yes, that is dust on the bottles. Probably years of dust. I found these in our basement along with a Scrapbook of Aunt Byrd's. She was Dr. Wilson wife. It is as if the ancestors tell me where these items are located as I do not go looking for them. Just like the letters of Grandma H, I was not looking for anything. I had taken some item to the basement to put away when through fate or whatever, I get a feeling I should check this out and sure enough it will be some historical item that needs to be saved from the basement.
I have not been hiding in the basement just the usually holidays visiting. Two visit were not traditional but may become one. First off, our family met big Sissy family at a nice restaurant and had a wonderful visit. Then, Thanksgiving day, we had the oldest cousin along with Prince's brothers family minus the nephew who lives in Colorado. Then on Friday we met my best and oldest friend and her husband for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. All in all it was a wonderful beginning to the Holidays.
The only downside was that first niece and big Sis got some flu and then Prince got the flu and Puppy had a stomach bug. So far Mimi and I have escaped the Malay.
The kitty justice is I will have to put on my Robert Frost attitude as I have miles to go before and after the New Year.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Remember in a previous post, I showed you I had replanted the purple jew. Well this is how much it has grown since then. I have this sitting in the front windows and as I work in the kitchen, I can look through the bar area and see the beautiful purple as the sun shines through it's leaves.
Speaking of leaves, Prince is in full swing with the leaf blower trying to stay half way ahead of the falling leaves.
I thought I would share my version of a sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 large sweet potatoes
1 half stick of butter
1 half cup of brown sugar
1 half tsp of cinnamon
1/4 cup of orange juice
Marshmallows to dress up the top.
Peel and cube sweet potatoes and boil them until they are soft. Mash with the butter added so it will melt thoroughly. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and the secret ingredient (orange juice) It enhances the favor of the potatoes. Place in a casserole dish and top with marshmallows. Brown the marshmallows and serve. If you make this ahead, you will need to place the casserole in a 300 degree oven until it warms then add the marshmallows and brown. Enjoy
The Kitty Justice's turkey has been put out to thaw getting ready to be cooked for Thanksgiving. May your bird be moist, your dressing not dry and your rolls not burnt. Happy Turkey Day to Y'all. But most of all BE THANKFUL.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Toni trying not to smile.
Ann smiled. Look closely as she has the prettiest blue eyes.

Hazel and the girls having lunch and sharing stories while JoAnne is hard at work.

Billy is learns fast. Check out the purple rocks. Hazel always says "when in doubt use purple". I use purple quite often.

Charles is a serious painter.

Jane is headed out to lunch with her hubby. Mondo, Alice and Thurman are hard at work.

Ross is never as serious as the look on his face.

You can see the top of Hazel's head but I was getting all the paintings on the wall. Check out the saw and bark. Hazel can make a canvas out of thin air.

Ross unfinished painting which he plans to use as his Christmas card.

The kitty justice is this session will soon come to an end and it will be next year until we see each other again.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Artist, Alfred Awonuga

Artist, Voymir Mustapich in last two photo.
Oh, I hope I got them correct. In October the Art Center exhibit was International artist. I only photographed the ones I liked. The rocks laying on the gallery floor with strings wrapped around them were not what I would call art. Therefore, they will not make it on Kitty Justice.
The Kitty Justice is there are lots of talented people on this side of the planet. Bet there are plenty on your side too.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prince took this photo of the maple tree behind the dutch barn. I had taken a photo of the same tree a couple of days before and it still had some green at the bottom.
The oaks on the ground are awaiting the attention of the chainsaw and log splitter.
I looked out this morning and a carpet of brown oak leaves cover the front yard so the Mamas and Papas song "All the leaves are brown " started playing in me head.
The kitty justice is my only duty concerning those logs will be to operate the lever on the log splitter. BUT THE BEST DUTY IS TO SIT BY A WARM FIRE WATCHING THE FLAMES MAKE DIFFERENT DANCER AS THEY FLICKER.

Monday, November 10, 2008

After Prince arose from his slumber, he took the four wheeler and rode around the farm taking photos of the trees. I was kind and did not put all of them on today blog.
He enjoyed the relaxing ride after working twenty four hours and the colors of the hills rejuvenated his spirit.
The kitty justice he needed his batteries recharged to blow leaves the next two days. More than half of the leaves are still hanging onto the trees.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Early Wednesday morning 11-5. I grabbed my camera and rushed to the curve or as we call it the turn around looking down the drive.

These beautiful maples were vivid.

I stood underneath them and took this photo looking up into their golden glory.
I then stepped down the drive below the big oak and took this photo looking up .

Here the big oaks trunk shows a beautiful contrast with the maple leaves.

Looking down the drive from the outside of our home.

Prince's little ginkgo is golden. It has grown twice it's size this summer.

This photo was taken after lunch when I went out to refill the bird feeders and put out fresh water. This is behind the log cabin.

This is the same scene as I stand further back on the porch. The feeder on the left is a new addition this year.

I planted that maple between the house and cedar tree. Check out the walnut branches on the top left. The walnuts get their leaves first and loose them first too.

Afternoon sun on the maples at the turn around. I was headed to the mailbox. Yes, Maggie was tagging along.

As I walked down the drive, I looked up to my left and saw the sun on this huge hickory.

Trying to get the tree tops with the blue sky. Could not lean back that far.

Looking back and up the hill to the cabin and house.

Another Maple I planted behind the Dutch Barn. I was standing just below the three big Beech trees on the driveway.

A few steps further down the drive and I was greeted with this array of colors. The little sign tells folks that this is a Private Drive
Walking along at a very slow pace, this is the Maple on the left of the Cedar in the previous photo.

Looking up the drive at the little Maple which I dug up out of the woods and transplanted it here. It has had a hard life, from when it was a twig. First one fall the man who was chopping the leaves with the tractor, ran right over the top and cut it down. Then last year a big oak branch fell on the upper side and split it almost in half. It has straighten up some this year.

Looking up into the Dogwood at it's red berries. This tree is located at the bottom of the drive on the left as you go down the hill.

Back up on the porch looking at the long shadows of the afternoon sun and the colorful Jackson hill.

To the right of the Jackson hill is the familiar white barn. I was trying to get the bright red tree just to the right of the barn.

I hope you have enjoyed the color from the hill.
I am trying to be quite as Prince was at work all night long. He arrived back home a 7AM. He had taken today off and will be sleeping his vacation day away. So here I am playing on the computer while he sleeps. I had to shut the door to our bedroom to keep Maggie from pestering him and waking him up and now the telephone rang. OOPS ,I guess I should have turned off the ringer. Maybe I was quick enough not to spoil his rest.
Back to the trees, yesterday the wind blew and we now have a carpet of leaves from the Hickory trees. Then it rained last night which was needed but again more leaves are falling.
The Kitty Justice is that I took the photos in a nick of time to share with y'all.