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Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Fun - Good Fences, WNF5, Little Things Thursday.

Hello & Welcome! - Yes I'm combining several Memes in today's post.  - I will go in "Alphabetical Order" so you can easily find the Meme you are looking for.

Up first GOOD FENCES - Hosted by Gosia (Looking for Identity).

Spotted this barbed wire fence last week when I took a little nature walk during a fairly nice winter day.

Also a photo from December 2016 - The neighbor across the streets fence and the tress from the other neighbor made for a pretty winter scene.

LITTLE THINGS THURSDAY  hosted by Tamar from (Randomosity).

I haven't shared any pictures of our newest feline edition (aka Miss Caramel Honeybun) for sometime now so I thought today would be a good day to show you how much she's grown since her got her back in September of last year.

Here she is laying so nicely on our bed.

I love her markings, especially the cute little black spot by her eye.  Everyone wants to try and wipe it off because they think it's dirt or eye crust but it's just a little dot of black fur that gives her character.

She has a favorite toy, a little catnip ring (that looks pretty beat-up) that she actually plays "fetch" with us with it.  You throw the ring, she chases it and retrieves it and brings it back to you to throw again.  It's so cute and so much fun.  You have to be careful though because when you try to grab the ring to throw it you have to try and do so without her nailing you with her sharp little claws.
She is certainly a fun edition to our family.

WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE hosted by Tanya (Around Roanoke).

1.  Our family enjoys watching the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) and last week the winner of the event was a young 20 year old named,  Derek Kolbaba who just happens to list his home town as,  Walla Walla, WA.   One day last year while my daughter Greta was getting gas at the Cenex station she noticed his truck there and got brave enough to ask him for an autograph to give me. - Wasn't that sweet of her.

Here is the video of his winning ride last week.  He is one of my favorite riders along with Mike Lee who I've been watching for the past 16 years.  It is a tough sport but quite exciting to watch.

2.  It tried to snow here again this week - UGH!!!

Thank goodness it only last about 15-20 minutes and didn't stick around long.  We still have some snow on the ground from the huge snow storm in early January.  I'm hoping that darn Ground Hog won't see it's shadow on February 2nd.  I'm so ready for spring & I bet a lot of other people are too.

3. We've been watching a new show on NBC - Emerald City which is a bizarre take on, The Wizard of Oz.  - It's interesting but also very strange and at times somewhat dark and disturbing.  Here is a bit of the show for you to see what I'm talking about.

If you have checked this show out, what is your opinion?
4.  Lots of birds have visited the feeders this year,  I keep spotting a large Woodpecker on the ground eating but everytime I go to get my camera it flies off. - Also the geese have been coming & going all winter long.  Took this shot of some geese at Millcreek last week on my little nature walk that I mentioned above.
5. Finally - More books I've been reading.  I like to read a variety of Genres of books.  (Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Comedy & Sci-Fi/Fantasy) to name a few.  I discovered a Sci-Fi Fantasy series that I've really enjoyed.
The books are:  The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician and The Master Magician by: Charlie M. Holmberg.  You can find them here on Amazon:
I've really enjoyed all the books even though the reviews of the 3rd and last in the series weren't quite as favorable as the first two books.  I'm about a third of the way through the last book and so far I'm finding it just as enjoyable as I did the first two in the series. - They all deal with Magic and the people who control it.
Well that's it for me this week.  I hope you've enjoyed all the photos and the videos. - Trying to ward off a cold as my hubby has been sick for a week with it and I really don't want to be sick.  Take care & have a great weekend. 


  1. Ida, your fences are lovely. Thanks for joining to Good Fences and welcome on My European blog.

  2. hope you don't catch that cold. love the snow pics and that is one mean looking bull he is riding, if I fell of that bull like that I would never move again. that is so good she got the autograph for you..

  3. First & foremost...LOVE your kitty. You know I am partial to cats!

    The fence/snow scene is magical...oh and I too like watching bull riding. That was always highly anticipated by me at rodeos. was good to see that you visited me.

  4. Love the snow falling! What a great capture!

  5. #1 We have a few rodeos here in the summer, but this sure isn't rodeo country!
    #2 We have had less than normal snow this year.
    #3 Every week I watch Antiques Road Show and that's about it!
    #4 The geese around here seem to stay put.
    #5 I read lots of articles, but have a short attention span for books.

  6. Hello again Ida! Great selection of photos. The barbed wire fence even looks pretty!
    I loved seeing how cute Honeybun is!
    Super shot of the geese overhead too!
    Happy weekend!

  7. I love the photo of the geese! They are really something to see and hard to photograph usually! Wonderful fence photos too! Hope you don't get too much snow with this next system! Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

  8. Ida, I really enjoyed this nice, long post. Your fence shots I really enjoyed. I have started joining it again. I have a hard time getting in visits to some of the memes I join.

    Your kitty is beautiful...she sure is marked pretty. I totally agree with you there. I don't ever read science fiction and I am not sure why...just got interested in other things I guess. Nice shot of the seeing them.

  9. Beautiful snowy fences. I'm a huge fan of professional bull riding. Enjoyed the video.

  10. Nice photos, Ida! Lovely winter scenes, and miss Caramel Honeybun is so cute :)

  11. Good morning Ida. It's good to see and hear about your week. That fence looks a little unfriendly doesn't it? I hope you didn't try and get over it. Like the Cananda Geese in flight and sorry to hear of your uncooperative woodpecker - better luck next time.

  12. I like your post with different themes. The pic with the geese in it is so beautiful. Love it!

  13. Great shots of unique fences ~ love your adorable kitty photo too and the birds in flight is lovely ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

  14. Miss Caramel is gorgeous!! How sweet that she plays with you - ours mostly avoids us. He will play, but you have to do most of the work and he rather lays there. HA. Love the winter shot of the evergreen and the snowflakes!!!

  15. Nice winter scenes and a very beautiful feline lady!
    I'm afraid to play the videos, my pc is very instabile and the problem seems connected with flash player or graphics, better not to do!
    I've seyrched, the first two books are in German, maybe I can buy it a little later, when second hand is cheaper. Have them at my wishlist now.
    Enjoy your weekend

  16. Hi Ida, Beautiful snowy trees and fences. Great shot of the geese in flight. I can't do that with my mobile phone camera. Have a wonderful day!

  17. Beautiful snow scenes! Love the geese!

  18. love your fence images and the Canadian goose in flight. They will soon start to come back :)

  19. You picked a very appropriate name for your kitty-- her colors came right off the bakery shelf!

  20. That's a great collection of photos on varying topics. I really like the sight of the geese, they look happy somehow.

  21. Beautiful winter scene you captured :) You know I love snow, but I understand that you are ready for it to be done with, lol! Sweet pictures of little Caramel, she is precious! I hope you are able to ward off that cold, we have had a bug or two go around here this winter, but thankfully we are all feeling better now. Hugs to you :)

  22. Nice series of winter shots! I love the snow falling down against the green trees.


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