Category Archives: Mississippi Cats

Spring cleaning…the easy kind

I have been tidying up outside now that the weather is warmer and not constantly raining. That entailed a trip to pick up new herbs and plants Monday. I spied this English daisy and though I have never seen one … Continue reading

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Fox Sparrows in the Snow

These photographs are also from yesterday’s heavy snow. I looked out this morning, however, and it was a repeat of yesterday. Big fat snowflakes were falling rapidly, though they have slowed by now and are smaller. That allowed me time … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Snow Day

Although it was only a high of 21 today, the sun came out early and it has been a beautiful day with clear blue skies and stillness. I was willing today to get out long enough to refill the bird … Continue reading

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More sleet and more snow and more tracks

Nobody out here but Johnny Winter.

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The 2021 Great Sleet and Snow Storm: Betty’s one-legged critter comes to visit

While waiting for Steffi to finish her backyard business this morning, I thought I would take a quick peek out the back door. The sleet had just started and the salt I had put on the steps yesterday was not … Continue reading

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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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