A Dog And Its Horses

You most likely could tell from my previous photos of the Carova area of the Outer Banks of North Carolina that the wild horses roam free there. Some property owners erect fences, but unless they’re tall enough, the horses just jump over them.  Other folks put up ropes at their driveways or carports, but if the rope is too low, the horses step over it. If it’s too high, the horses do the “limbo” under it.

But on a recent trip, we saw something we hadn’t seen in that area before: two horses in a yard, and apparently, the property owner’s dog paying them a visit.

Of course, we have no way of knowing if this is their first meeting or not. Either they’re curious about each other, or saying “hello again”.

Yes, little pooch, we know the 50-foot ordinance, and we’re not going to get close to your horses.

Dog: “Well, in that case, I’ll just move along.  See ya later, my horse friends.”

Horse: “Later, dude”.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

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Monday Morning Mews: Crafting

Happy Monday, readers! Sundae here with this week’s mews.

Sometimes, Motor Mommy likes to celebrate those “National Days”, and last Saturday was National Card Making Day.

So I decided to celebrate right along with her. Let’s see….wonder what I do with this thing called ‘adhesive’?

And look at these little things. I think Motor Mommy calls those “embellishments”.

And, in the end, exactly how did I celebrate the day?

By batting everything I possibly could on the floor.

I AM, after all, a cat…..

~These Days Of Mine~

Morning, (After)noon And Night

Last Saturday was an interesting day to watch the skies. As you probably know from my pictures, that’s something I do quite often.

This was the sky just before sunrise, perhaps my very favorite time of day.

During the morning and early afternoon, we had showers, but the sun came out later.  When that happens, the sun on the white boats with the dark cloud in the background always makes for dramatic photos of the marina.

And….we had a misty soft sunset.

But, wait….there’s more.  Not to be outdone, the moon also put in an appearance later in the evening.

The day certainly kept my camera busy.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

Peanuts At The Castle

Last weekend, Motor Man and I ran an errand in neighboring Surry County. Our travels took us right through my tiny home town of Bacon’s Castle.  I noticed from the main highway that a local farmer was harvesting peanuts (or we used to say: “pickin’ peanuts”) in the field beside historic Bacon’s Castle.

You might think that it would be confusing having a town as well as a historic house with the same name. Those of us who grew up in Bacon’s Castle learned from our parents: we referred to the village and surrounding vicinity as “The Castle”, and the house, of course, was “The Castle House.” Problem solved.

Of course, we stopped for some photos.

For those of you unfamiliar with peanut crops, these are the vines, which are baled and will be fed to livestock through the winter. (This post I wrote in 2012 will give you even more info on peanut farming.)

This next photo, by far, was my favorite of the pictures I took last weekend. You can see the famous triple chimneys of “The Castle House” through the trees.

And while I was there, I couldn’t help but think of my granddaddy, who once farmed those same peanut fields in the 1920’s and 30’s.

Back in those days, they “shocked” the peanuts, which means they stacked them vertically on poles to dry. Modern-day farming is so much easier.

Although my mom and her family moved from the Bacon’s Castle farm many years before I was born, I still feel such a strong connection to them every time I’m there.  And Sunday was no exception.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Monday Morning Mews – Selfie

Hello, furriends – Gypsy here this week with the mews.

Today, I’m sharing a selfie that Motor Mommy and I took recently.

Now, here is my observation on this picture.  Motor Mommy is obviously trying to look  young and cute as attractive as she can. And, if you’ve ever taken a selfie, you know that can sometimes be difficult.

As for me, I would be interested in your opinion as to just what my feelings were at that purrticular moment:  Annoyed? Unhappy? Trying to look ferocious?

Please leave your opinion in the comments.  This should be furry interesting….

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Hope And Peace…….And Trust

Several years ago, I saw a quote that has been a favorite of mine since that time. The quote is:

Every sunrise brings us hope,
every sunset brings us peace.

Monday morning, shortly after learning of the tragedy in Las Vegas, I took this picture of the sunrise.

That evening, after a day filled with thoughts and prayers for all those affected, I took this of a beautiful sunset sky.

As for the quote, I’m not really sure the sunset, although tranquil enough, really brought me peace.

But, as difficult as it is to do, we just have to trust that there’s a plan in place by Someone greater than any of us. And it’s my personal belief that we aren’t meant to understand why things happen as they do; it’s just all part of that plan coming together.

~These Days Of  Mine~

 

 

Monday Morning Mews: From My Window Seat

Hello, readers! Sundae here with this week’s mews.

Today, I’m sharing a recent picture that Motor Mommy snapped of me enjoying the view from my window seat. Not long after I adopted my pawrents, they bought that seat for me, and I love it.  I can see rabbits, squirrels, turtles, birds, geese AND these big creatures from my window.

And, although it flew away before Motor Mommy snapped the picture, there WAS a hummingbird there at the feeder just a few minutes earlier.

I am one lucky kitty girl. What do you see from YOUR window?

~These Days Of Mine~