Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas cheer and Happy New Year.

This year we celebrated a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  
We are looking forward to a new year of happiness and fun. 
I hope that everyone out there that reads this blog had a wonderful holiday and I hope that you 
also enjoy a fantastic new year.  

We started out on the wrong paw when Zippy decided to pee on the Christmas tree.

I will say that it was really my fault, because I left it where it was...just a little too tempting.

She is making me do this because I peed on the tree....

Just wait until next year... year...I will remember this.

Oh no....get ready trees....Zippy is full of piss and vinegar. 

Really....who puts a good tree in the house.  
They are made for marking, you know.  

I thought that is what you do to a tree. 

This is more like it..

So many little time.
Which one should I visit first? 


Ho, ho, ho....It is Santa Smudge.

I didn't pee on a tree...why do I have to wear this???

Because you are cute, Smudge...

Take the picture quick!

Oh fell off.  

That will teach her...I will just chew the hat up and then, I will never have to wear it again.

Super Zippy!!! 

Off to rescue a biscuit in distress.

And to pee on all trees and kick up snow.

Um.....what is this???

Zippy....those are bear tracks.
Be careful.

Bear tracks and Jill tracks.

Fun with lights.

My mom's tree.

The barn quilt.

Zippy looking for bears.

Hmmmm....what is going on in there???

We have been enjoying some really beautiful sunrises lately. 

A crow helped make this one even more special.

The light display that my neighbor put up.
The really bright thing driving is Santa.  

Smudge is dreaming of Christmas fun.

She is also dreaming of biscuits and big bones. 
She got a really special present this takes up half of the freezer.
Her buddy Jak got her a giant cow bone to chew on.

Zippy got one too.

Hand it over....I will bury it.

Deer running as we are going down the driveway.

Zippy watching me pet May.  

They are both very stubborn...two things that are alike, but different.  Haha. 

Okay....I buried, where is Zippy's bone? 
Oh wait....where did I bury my bone??

Oh Smudge...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This is August in October.

This is my post from Aug.  
I don't know what happened.  
The above photo is a fake book cover that I made for a photo group that I am in.
Those who know me, may know that my ass is not as tiny as the one pictured.  Haha.
Well...maybe it IS smaller than the one pictured, but definitely not as cute.

This sign is the funniest thing EVER.  

I put it on my parent's house about 5 or 6 months ago and they still haven't noticed it.

I will let you know when they see it.  
You would think that they would read this post and probably say something to me...
I will let you know if that happens too.  

This hollyhock was so pretty.  
It was in my neighbor's yard.  
Mine were chewed on by Japanese Beetles.... 

My sweet neighbor (hollyhock owner) had several extra lily bulbs.
She gave them to me and WOW, they are fantastic. 
The colors were gorgeous.
It was fun being surprised by what color each one would be.

Smudge running from the camera.  
She has decided that she does not like having her picture taken.
I have no idea why....haha.

This is my little friend.  
He/she like to scare the crap out of me. 

Another beautiful stargazer lily.

This is one from my neighbor.
Incredible color.

Busy bees.

Zippy rolling in the grass.
Aug. is a very special month for Zippy.


Chair gazer.

The gladiola were also incredible this summer.

This one is called "Plum Tart".

A bee appreciating beautiful glass. 

Zippy sitting next to Goldie Sunshine.

Zippy on the way to Jak's house.
He loves sticking his nose out of the window.  

This is the only time that I let him do that.
We only go about 25 mph.. 

Sometimes, I let Zippy drive.

A sweet little visitor.
She and Smudge had fun feeding the mini mules.

Zippy sitting next to Goldie.

More of the gorgeous Asiatic lilies. 

This is a gladiola called "Vista".
It is from last year and it has a few extra stripes in it.

Another of the lilies. 

I am bored with all of these flowers....
When will you show some of my adventures????? stopped looking at the how can I take pictures of your adventures? 

I have no idea what this one is called.
I love it though. 

A bee checking out my new hollyhock. 
This is a new color for me.
It is sort of a mix between pink and purple.

Smudge on the way to Jak's house.
She loves Jak.

Hey, May....Don't tell Ollie that we are in love....
Oh no...I think he heard me...

Otis..I think that you are in trouble.

Another piece of Jak's beautiful glass.


A night blooming cereus....during the day.

Um.....I think that I missed these.
This is squash art.

I told you that Zippy liked to drive.

A lovely little mushroom.

Mr. Zippy.

A blackberry lily.

TA DA....Aug. 19th was Zippy's 11th birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to Mr. Zippy!!!

He got a very special cookie for his big day.

He loved it.

Zippy and Goldie had a party.

The lilies joined in.

Zippy got a birthday card in the mail from his grammy and grumpa.

After the celebration, Smudge decided to take a dip in the pond.
I knew it was probably a bad idea, but I really had no choice.
Probably should have used a leash when I walked her past the pond...
What was I thinking?

She rolled around in the mud....

and the grass...

Then...she immediately broke out in a very bad rash...
We stopped by to see Skyler and she was so itchy that she did not even play with him.
We rinsed her off with a hose to see if it would help, but....sadly, it didn't.

Skyler still had a good time.
Look at that big, sweet smile.

Bee in a giant pumpkin blossom.

One of my faux bois planters.

Zippy with tomato on his face.

My dad grew these tomatoes.  Zippy ate one from each bucket.
He LOVES tomatoes.

As you can see...

The Japanese beetles really loved my hollyhock.

Holes everywhere.

Luckily bees don't care about holes.

This is my toad sanctuary. 
I had at least 4 toads that would burrow into the flower pots.  
It think that they liked the shallow pots.
You can see the soil that is dished up under the purple petunia.
That is where a toad dug in.  It was fun to watch them.

Here I am...looking at the camera.

Well it is about time, Smudge.  

A beautiful swallowtail.

Some potatoes from the garden.

A really cool birdhouse made by my very talented neighbor, Willie Baucom.
Willie and Keith have a pottery studio here, in Boone and also one in Beaufort, NC.  
You can check out their website here...Shipyard Earthworks.

This is a wonderful tote bag made by another one of my neighbor's daughters. 
She has a shop called D.H. Heritage. 
She makes leather purses as well as these wonderful tote bags.
You can check out her Etsy shop here...D.H. Heritage.

One of my gorgeous Dahlias.

A giant chard leaf.

I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting with a friend, Jennifer Stas and her husband, Steve.

Oh wait....that is not Jennifer or Steve...
That is the sweet Junebug and Dewey.  
They are loved and owned by Jennifer and Steve.
Jennifer makes beautiful pottery and has a studio at Cedar Creek Gallery
Click the link to check out her beautiful work.


Dewey made fast friends with the horses.  
The horses loved Dewey and they sniffed noses. are too sweet. 

Smudge and Junebug became friends. 

Poor Smudge had to be carried around because her feet were so sore from her allergy attack.
You can see the redness...poor little thing.
Steve carried her around and she fell in love with him.  
She misses you, Steve.

Sweet hummingbird. 

Well....this concludes the post for Aug.  Stay tuned for September.  

I may be a little behind, but I will catch back up.....I hope.