This cat I could find with out effort on my part.
HCG July 24 2008
How hot is it?!
It is so hot here in central Mississippi, that my cats are no longer concerned with what passes through their yard. My cats before it got so hot would lay, very still, on their bellies in pounce position, fully focused, ready to challenge anything that moved, a falling leaf, a dog’s wagging tail, bugs, butterflies, birds and mice…. Now they just sprawl lazily in the shade, if something does happen to pass their way…the only interest they show is, maybe, a twitch of an ear, or the very tip end of their tails may move slightly.
Big semi trucks are still scraping bottom and getting caught at the top of our new railroad bridge. But with no apparent damage to the bridge…some superficial scuffing is all I could see. I wonder what kind of concrete formula they used…seems to be indestructible….if I had that formula, my cement leaves could quite possibly still be around at the end of time.
I have been busy making and painting my concrete leaves…I have told lots of people they are welcome to come watch…If you were one of those people please come. I am home most of the time…except on Tuesday mornings…that’s when I go to art.
Speaking of art…I finally finish the painting I was doing of the old Railroad bridge…I didn’t like it. And tried to abandon it unfinished, But my instructor BJ Crawford insisted I stick with it ….It is now framed and hanging in here with me….I must say it is growing on me… the frame has improved it greatly.
Egrets have come to town! I don’t ever remember ever seeing Egrets inside the Edwards city limits. Only in the county riding on the backs of cows in pastures. …But recently I had observed several town. Then this week I had one in my very own front lawn…..he was strikingly beautiful…his bright white feathers against the dark green grass. He stayed a short while and was gone…I hope he comes back….I feel sure my golden retriever, Charlie, would not mind carrying him around on his back. Wonder what has happened to make them want to come into town?
The PBS series Antiques Road Show was in Atlanta this past weekend, I love Antiques Road Show…Try never to miss it. I am in hopes, one day, someone will have an item that is worth thousands of dollars and I will have one just like it in the attic.
Sheryl and Cleve Payne, the Queen’s Hill Paynes, had tickets to get in…won’t it be fun if they get on the TV? I asked, but have already forgotten what Sheryl said they were taking. Amanda, Sheryl’s niece, Barbara and Lee Pennebaker’s daughter went too….Surely one of them will get on TV….If one of them does get on and I find out when it is going to air, I will let you know, so you can watch too.
This is the first column on my new computer, Ruby. Ruby is a laptop, I think I like her…I do not ajust to change as readily as I once did…
I did not have Microsoft Office installed on Ruby, so even though I have saved my columns to an external Hard drive from my old computer …I can not open them! To open computer files you have to use the same program that they were created on…. Frustrating! So I am going to have to spend that money and get that Office program put on Ruby…..Life is grand! But not ncomplicated.
Love to all,
Call if you need me….let the phone ring …I maybe be elbow deep in concrete.
I don’t know what the out come of us will be if we don’t get a major rain soon…Last week I was on a farm over in Warren County, the roads going through the corn fields were dust….the first four inches had turned to a fine powder……..When we go with out rain for protracted periods….I think of what mother said as Katrina was blowing out side, “I am not afraid of any kind of weather except drought.” Mother grew up on a dry land farm in western Nebraska……. Pray for rain