Category Archives: Mississippi Cats

Boxing Day: The gift of the cardinal in the kudzu vines

There is something akin to amazement every time I look out at the cardinals in my front yard. They perch in the dormant kudzu vines wrapped around the pine trees and hang out on the feeders. No matter how many … Continue reading

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The path takes a break for winter solstice

Yesterday turned out sunny and mostly clear, but cooler than it has been. Nonetheless, I donned a sweatshirt and laid 4 more rocks in the path. Remember those “can you find the differences between the two pictures?” puzzles in our … Continue reading

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Dilute gets her day in the tabloids

In what seems to be a Sisyfusian-plagued effort to get some things done around here, I was trying to clear space from the screened porch and boxed some items I still need, but do not need to store on the … Continue reading

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Base: Check!

I actually finished this part on Thursday and planned to lay the rebar and concrete it Friday…but then, my body reminded me that I am not as young and strong as I used to be. As I shared with my … Continue reading

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Sub-base: In process

It is kind of hard to think about naming a post that is moving so slowly toward the intended project outcome. This may turn out to be one of those “what was I thinking?” moments. A friend used to say … Continue reading

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Keep on ‘Rock’ing in the yard, Johnny Winter

Yes, someone left the “Kind-hearted woman lives here” sign out in the woods again. I came out one morning last week to find this beautiful boy sitting at the edge of the parking spaces, with Beyonce, Dilute, and Scruffy hissing … Continue reading

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When the cats and I are in a fog

The last days of August brought fog, mist, and rain.  The first days of September brought fog, mist, and rain, with interspersed steamy humidity and 90+ days, hot evenings, and just enough sun to make going outside only slightly less … Continue reading

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Triodanis perfoliata hiding amongst the clover and chickweed, Oxalis crassipes ‘Rosea’ aka Oxalis Cottage Pink Wood Sorrel, Beyonce hiding amidst the grass, and a new crop of moss

I have spotted these tiny purple star-shaped flowers throughout the yard.  They are a member of the angiosperms family of woody and non-woody forms of plants.  Considered the most diverse of all plants, they reproduce via flowers and seeds contained … Continue reading

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The Amazing Transformation

Ta-da!  In a mere 2 days, with one piece of excavation machinery, two trucks with trailers, a concrete mixer, 9 workers, and $$$$ later, I will actually be able to drive up the driveway without inching over the giant abyss … Continue reading

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Serious Tortitude

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