Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday’s Fences – Sneaking Under

(A little background on today’s post: My great niece is in the Air Force and recently returned from a deployment to the mid-east. While she was away, she commented several times on my FB page about how she’d love to see the wild horses on the Outer Banks. Thankfully, she returned safely from her deployment earlier this month, and has come “home” to Virginia for a couple weeks. And yesterday, Motor Man and I took her to the Outer Banks to see the horses.)

 Some of the property owners in that area put up fences around their yards to keep out the horses. Well….in an attempt to keep out the horses. As you can see, that doesn’t always work the way it should.

Access gained.

“Yes, I’m on THIS side of the fence now.”

Do you have a problem with that?”

This is a “bonus” picture, since there’s no fence.  This is the same horse after she left the fenced-in yard and was on her way down the street.  We were really surprised at how the horses’ coats seem to have gotten furry since the last time we saw them. And I’m guessing that furry isn’t the correct word. But obviously they’re ready for winter.

blonde horse

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Sundae Has Questions

Well, not really. I have the questions, but Sundae’s providing “comic relief” for this fairly dull and boring post. These pictures were taken during one of her almost nightly laser tag games with Motor Man.

Note the laser light on her paw

I have a couple of questions for my readers today. The first question is: are any of you having difficulty leaving comments on my blog posts? For some reason, just in the past few weeks, my sister has been unable to access the comment form. It’s there, but she’s unable to enter any text.  If you are having that problem, would you please drop me an e-mail at the address on my contact page? Thanks.

“almost got it that time!”

Second question: do any of you subscribe to receive e-mail notifications of subsequent comments that are left after your comment? I’m considering replying to each comment, but wondered if any of you either subscribe or just come back later in the day to read newer comments.

“so many things to ponder in this world…”

So there you have my dull, boring post for today.  Congratulations, you made it to the end.

“See ya!”

Wordless Wednesday – Sunset Supper

(Seagulls at sunset enjoying the bounty of a freshly plowed field.)

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Barn Charm – Sunday Drive

Sunday was a beautiful day, and Motor Man and I took advantage of it to go “barn storming”.  Our drive took us through three counties.

You fellow Barn Charmers can probably imagine the “oohs” and “aahs” Motor Man heard from me when we first spotted this one.

The side view:

And a parting shot through a nearby weeping willow:

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Sundae Says… A Human Kitten?

Hi, furriends. Last week I had a truly amazing experience, and I wanted to tell you about it.

It was Thanksgiving evening, and my Mom’s friend, Bev, came over to visit. Bev is my friend, too: she gives me scritches whenever she’s around. But this time….this time was different.  When she came in the door, she was carrying… a tiny little purrson!

Next thing I know, Motor Man is holding this baby purrson. (They called him “Tanner”, and I heard Motor Mommy tell someone later that he’s Bev’s grandson).

Motor Mommy actually put down the camera and held him some, too, but nobody took any pictures.

I watched all this from a safe distance. As everyone played with this baby human, and he made odd little cooing noises,  I was minding my own business in a chair on the other side of the room.

Then, Bev brought him over to my chair. I think she wanted him to meet me.

I was cool with that. I mean, maybe he was going to give me scritches too. But he got a little excited and suddenly patted his hand down on the chair, which scared me just a little. Do my ears give me away?

But I was a good kitty and behaved. Meanwhile, Bev helped baby human practice his sitting alone skills.

My boycatfriend, Sammy, told me that these little purrsons are sorta like human kittens.

Tanner’s a cutie, but I sure hope my pawrents aren’t planning on getting one….

Friday’s Fences – Aggie’s Treats

(Before I get to my Friday’s Fences post, I wanted to let you know that I’m planning to take the weekends “off” from blogging for awhile.  But who knows? I’ve planned to do that before and changed my mind.  Stay tuned….)

You may recall my post from a couple weeks ago about Aggie, the white horse that we see on our trips to and from the Outer Banks. At the end of that post, I promised that we’d have treats for her the next time we passed by her pasture.

Last week, before we left to run an errand in the Outer Banks, I made sure we had “Aggie treats”.  When we came to her pasture,  Motor Man slowed down. As soon as we pulled off the highway, she came walking over to the fence.

She was pleased that I did, indeed, come bearing treats. (Yes, those are the wild horses of the Outer Banks on that billboard in the background.  It is in reference to a proposed bridge to connect the mainland of North Carolina to the area of the beach near the horses. )

“Mmmm. Yummy. Please. Stop by anytime.”

When I was a little girl, and all my friends were horse-crazy, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about. Yes, I admit it, I’m a late-blooming horse lover.

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As so many of you are doing today, I’m giving special thanks for all the blessings in my life.

Marshall’s First Thanksgiving

And spending the day with two of those blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.