Thursday, September 22, 2016

To Curse or Not to Curse

This is Loop embroidery done by Bob Anson who was one of the bowlers on the team I was on back in the Seventies. Yikes. As we were bowling and I made a rather useless throw into the gutter, I yelled Cat Fuzzies. Bob and fellow bowlers thought it hilarious and the other gentleman on the team said "Someone needs to learn you how to cuss." I then told him the only thing worse for me was Cat Hairs and again all on the team rolled with laughter. 
Later Bob gave me this piece he had done especially in honor of my cussing. 
I have this in my bathroom to look at daily and remember that fun moment. 
The Kitty Justice is I knew how to curse but chose not to echo the words of my Dad in my youth. 

Friday, September 09, 2016

Moon Flowers

Since the plant started to bloom each night we look to see if we get to enjoy another one. Some times we have three or two. The bloom is as big as my hand and it has a nice light fragrance. 
Both Prince and I are suffering from a summer cold.  The worse is the headache. I forgot how bad they make you feel. 
The Kitty Justice is I wish the cold lasted only a night just like the Moon Flower. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Morning Glories on the rail.

When I was growing up in Elmwood, mother always had a blue morning glory by the porch. I remember just how it looked to this very day. She used a cotton string tied to the porch for it to climb upon. . 
This one is a volunteer and has climbed the trellis up to the top of the rail . 
The Kitty Justice is it is like my mother saying "Good Morning". 

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Take me Back

 A close up of Hurricane Dock . It has moved out into the channel and a major upgrade occurred after the new owners acquired the place. Mz Marshall could keep things going with baling wire as Prince is heard saying however I think the new one owners use other means. 
The website said the Blue Water Grill was open until 8:30 so we rushed down to the dock(It is a VERY LONG WALK FROM THE PARKING LOT) to eat one night and you guess it,  the closing time was 8. April was kind and fixed us a bacon and tomato sandwich with chips and then for dessert we shared a slice of cheese cake. We sat outside and it was like we had a private spot on the lake to eat. Our waitress, April was very kind to do this for us . It brought back our moon light first meal to our trip to Hawaii. Same deal, the place was closing and the waitress made us a Mai Mai sandwich. 


We had to go as far across the lake as possible to get the whole dock in the photo due to the fact I had my close up lens on the camera in hopes of getting a photo of the reported eagles seen on Davies Island. 
We turned left out of the dock and went under the Hurricane Bridge on Highway 56 heading up the lake to Davies Island. 


You can see the rain in the background. We had made our trip around the Island and were heading back when we saw the thunder head cloud. We chose to sit by a rock bluff and watch it go up the lake over the bridge and it was heading up Interstate 40 on it's way to Cookeville. We did not suffer any rain drops on us but we also did not see any eagles. We will just have to go back but not this weekend because Prince is on call for the hospitals and he has a date with the bush hog. 
The Kitty Justice is the lake is great even when it rains.  

Thursday, September 01, 2016

PEOPLE HAVE FOUND IT

 Once upon a time there was a whole area with rock towers but we could only find one and it was a Church. I wish whoever does these would do more. 
 During the time of our youth, the hills around the lake were natural with only a few cabins or homes visible but now there are crowded areas along the shores. This one is near Hidden Harbor Marina.  The photo below is closer view.

 This is the area where our little cabin built in the sixties happen to reside. On the far bottom right of the  photo is a concrete house that the Carlen's built and next to it in the woods is Mz Marshall's rock house she built (NOW A RENTAL ) There was a covenant when Mz Marshall was alive that NO RENTAL HOMES WOULD EXIST ON HURRICANE LANE. She owned and ran Hurricane Dock and she did not charge for boats to launch from the boat ramp nor did she sell beer. Our little cabin is next door to her house. Hurricane Lane like most of the roads around the lake dead end. Check out that monster on top of the hill. We were told a married dentist couple built it. (too much house for me) One night as we came off the lake it was lit up like a Giant Shopping Mall. In other words EVERY light was on.  
 I took this photo with the house boat so you could get some perspective of the distance and realize how big the houses are on top. 
This is one of the houses you could see from our trip around Davies Island. Eagles have been spotted at the Island but alas we did not see any. Later in the week we took a tour of the road these houses are on and you would not want to meet anyone on it as it is extremely narrow and after the first mile it goes up and down again and again and with one hare pin curve. Made us appreciate the quality of Hurricane Lane. (Even though it has a few holes and needs resurfacing. 

Our beautiful lake has been found by developer as there is a condo development right on the right as you turn off to go to the dock. It blocks the first view of the lake we use to enjoy . It was with joy we would turn and say, "I see the lake" now all you see are condos hanging off the road. As for me I could not sleep in one of them because there is nothing but AIR and a few poles to keep you right side up. 

The Kitty Justice is not only has Nashville  been found by MORE PEOPLE but Center Hill Lake has also been FOUND.  Not happy with SO CALL PROGRESS!!!!!!!!!