It's been quite a while since I've posted anything. Of course I recovered quickly and completely since my last entry. Although I must admit I enjoyed my time with Colin Firth!

I'm not feeling so very talkative today so I'll just post some photos of what's been going on since December! They are not in any particular order. . . . just a quick catch-up!

First off - I've been doing lots of snuggling with Kevin's cat, Morigan. Last year Kevin and his wife Mira went to Norway, Mira's home. They had return flights for September, but because of some health issues, they are still in Norway and it looks like they'll be there for quite a while. I am so very thankful for Skype!

Anyway - we don't mind at all, being grandparents to Morigan. She is the sweetest of all cats and hubby and I both love her!

As you know, we live out in the country, surrounded by pastures on two sides and woods on the other two. One morning I was talking to my daughter Amanda , when I saw a steer at the my front door! He looked as if he were contemplating climbing up onto the porch! I almost yelled to Amanda, "I gotta' go - there's a cow at the door"! I tried to take a photo through the open blinds, but it didn't turn out too well.

I then opened the front door and he started to leave, but did turn and pose for me! Then off he went to knock some stuff over in an open shed and then turn over the burn barrel. Thankfully we hadn't recently burned anything so there were no hot coals to worry about.

He is a stubborn one, this #405. Later in the day I needed to go into town, and he was in the middle of the road, contesting me to get by him! He would NOT budge! I'd creep a little closer and he bend his head downward, threatening me with those little horns of his. . . which by the way, could scratch up a vehicle. Fortunately for everyone, the owner of the cattle has repaired all the fences. For now. Cattle have a way of finding/making an escape!

I've been practicing with PicMonkey I was a big fan of picnik, but since they'll no longer be available this April, I've been looking for something else to use. I have Photoshop Elements, but it's on the desktop, not on my laptop, and I would much rather lounge while editing photos.

The sunflowers were edited using HDR effect. I don't think I'll be using it often, since it distorts the photo too much for my liking, even though it does give a bit of an artsy look.

OK - that's it for a while. I'll be posting more often. . . . although I'm not NEARLY as faithful as my daughter!


  1. That's a great picture of Morigin! And the cow story....that's one to tell over and over again!

    1. If that steer comes back onto the property, we'll be wanting to borrow David's truck to haul him to get butchered!

  2. That's so funny about the steer. He looks like he is the boss of the applesauce.

    1. Oh Debby, He DOES think he's hot stuff, doesn't he? Well, if he comes back, he WILL be hot. . . hot off the grill! LOL

  3. Morgan is so photogenic. Lovely cat.
    I do like the picture you have posted of the sunflower in the jar. It is artsy and looks almost like a colored pencil drawing. I think I see you in the mirror taking the picture, that's neat.
    Happy Sunday

  4. She IS photogenic,isn't she? And yep, that's me peeking from behind the sunflowers!

  5. Cute pictures of the grand-cat~~

    and funny Cow Story-- I name the animals that come into our property too. However we've never had a stray cow so near our porch or an open shed. They would just use us to get to the highway; by cutting across our field.

    I'm going to have to check out these picture editing places; everyone mentions that picnik is going away-- I never even heard of it before now!
    I personally like the sunflower artsy photo too!

    Have y'all had lots of rain? We've got puddles of water standing everywhere. Had to wear my mud boots to the coop today~!
    Our lake is up too.

    have a great week, Pat

  6. Pat, Yes - we got almost 5" of rain. How about you guys? Do you think the drought for east TX is over? I sure do hope so!