Monthly Archives: July 2012

Barn Charm – In Yellow

This yellow barn is located near Powells Point, North Carolina. We pass by it on our trips to and from the Outer Banks.

“But, wait. There’s more!”

We’ve never seen the buildings and grounds looking less than picture-perfect.

Linking up to Barn Charm.

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Sundae Says…Kitties Need Security Blankets Too

Happy Monday, folks! Remember me? As you can tell, I don’t get much blogging time around here. All I can say is, it’s a good thing Motor Man doesn’t write a blog, or I’d never get a chance at the computer.

Anyway, today I wanted to show you my “blankie”. You know how little children have security blankets, like Linus of the Peanuts gang? Well, who says a kitty can’t have one too?

My blankie is a thick winter “throw”, but even though it’s summertime, Motor Mommy hasn’t packed it away. She keeps it folded over the back of the recliner.

When I need a little comfort, I just tug at it with my paw until it slips down into the chair. I only do this when Motor Mommy and Motor Man aren’t at home; that’s why there aren’t any “action” shots.

Then I just snuggle down…and bask in the security.

A la Linus.

Sunset Sunday

Tuesday afternoon, we had a few storms in the area with some much needed rain. These pictures were taken shortly after the sunset.

Many times, the sky is more colorful just before a sunrise, or just after a sunset. That was certainly the case on Tuesday, when the storm clouds had blocked our view of the sun as it was setting.

Because it was so dark outside, I was playing around with the camera settings: with flash, without flash. etc.  And although this wasn’t really what I was aiming for, I thought it was pretty interesting. Groom Swan is directly behind Bride, although he’s hard to see.

Sweet Bride Swan in the “spotlight”.

Sunrise Saturday

Another week has flown by, and it’s time again for Sunrise Saturday. This sunrise was from June 20. In this first picture:  an egret taking flight (bottom left corner).

The egret AND a contrail in this one.

Happy Saturday, whether you’re grounded….

…or taking flight.

Friday’s Fences – Old Blue

My photo for this week’s Friday’s Fences was taken near Clarksville, Virginia.

Since there’s also a wire fence there, I’m not sure what the purpose of the wooden fence is, but I love the old faded blue paint.

Linking up to Friday’s Fences.

Another Weekend, Another Tour

Motor Man’s Wild Horse Tours made another excursion last weekend. Friends of ours were on vacation at the Outer Banks and wanted to see the horses. We were happy to oblige.

We were too late for the sunrise, but that was okay. It was a cloudy morning, so the sun was late making its appearance.

Within a few minutes, we spotted a horse on the dunes. Look closely, do you see the second one?

I believe this one recognized Motor Man. “So, I hear you know a little something about horsepower…?”

On many of the side roads, there are permanent “mud puddles”, varying in size. All but a few of them are small enough that we can drive through them in our Jeep. But the day before our last trip, there had been heavy rain in the area, and some of the puddles resembled small ponds.

“Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”

And then, what we’d been waiting for: horses on the beach.

Of course, we had to have a picture with them.

Bye! See ya next time.

Unbelievably, we counted 57 horses on this trip. It’s going to be difficult to break that record.

Wordless Wednesday – Thanks, Motor Man

(Monday afternoon, Motor Man arrived home before I did.  He took these photos from our bedroom window. You just know I’m going to be on the lookout for this little one!)

Linking up to Wordless Wednesday Again.