Friday, September 18, 2020

More Trail Pictures and a Friday Feline!

 Good Morning!

Another grey morning and a little nip in the air.  Lots of rain around us, but we didn't get any.  In fact, Fletch and I sat around a fire last night for a little bit.  No conference calls today!  But, I have a rather large spreadsheet I need to work on, so I will be busy.  I'll try to walk a little later.  First I need to go back to feed Talbot & Marcel (Colin and Mailing will get back tomorrow).  C&M had a rainy time in Richmond, but were able to meet up with Fletcher's cousin for dinner.  I believe they are heading to Washington today to see a friend.

I did get out to walk yesterday (5 miles) in Oaks.  This trail is paved and easy to walk on.  I looked out at the Schuylkill River and saw a Blue Heron hanging with some ducks.

Herons always look so regal to me.  Then I came upon this EVIL SERPENT and almost screamed out loud (well, I kind of did...)

Yes, I know it's a harmless garter snake, but EVIL SERPENT to me.  Just about scared the sh*t out of me!

On to nicer things.  Just because it's Friday, here is a picture of Tyg (and yours truly).

He doesn't look happy in the picture, but he was purring up a storm.  Tyg is not fond of the fires we have in the pit, but last night he actually came around and hung with us for awhile.  Maybe he is getting used to them?

Well, cheers to the weekend!  Hope you all have a wonderful one.  Enjoy!


  1. I love the photo of you and Tyg! (Fun pants, Vera.) I'm not really bothered by snakes EXCEPT when they surprise me. And then . . . I jump. Every. Time. Your "C&M" made me smile because we call our kids E&K and B&L. So much easier than . . . all those syllables! :-)

  2. you looks sweet with your little buddy! We are desperate for some rain here and it doesn't look like any is in our forecast anytime soon. Boo. Love when you share your canal with us!

  3. I also think blue herons look regal, and am especially impressed when I'm lucky enough to see one flying. I also love the photo of you and Tyg. It seems that we rarely have or post photos of ourselves on our blogs, so it's very nice to see you!

  4. Blue herons look mysterious to me, the way they walk so stiltedly and stand so still. I do not, however, appreciate the way they sh*t all over our boat and dock. Not regal at all! LOL.

    You and Tyg look cute in your photo. You're keeping each other warm.

  5. Hello,
    I agree, the Heron do look regal. I do not mind the snakes, as look as they keep their distance. Great photo of you and Tyg.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend!

  6. Oh my gosh....Tyg's FACE!!!!! Truly made me LOL.

    I guess I am still a Florida girl. Every time I see a photo of water I start looking for the alligators.

    P.S. That is one handsome snake!

  7. Ewww! Snakes. I don't like them either, even harmless garter snakes. I loved the photo of you and Tyg. He doesn't look happy but I can imagine the purrs anyway.

  8. That nasty snake--ruined a good walk! lol Tyg wants to be with you and he will even overcome the fear of fire to be with you!

  9. GAH SNAKE!!! (but I do love your leggings!)

  10. I am with you on the snake aversion.. my uncle pulled some awful snake tricks on in his shirt and he asked for a hug.. egads. You and Tygh are both adorable! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  11. Tyg reminds me so much of Relic! Such a handsome cat!
    I LOVE the garter snake. I haven't see one in years.

  12. Daughter found a snake in her ice rink last week. They tell her the tennis pavillion next door that is not in use due to Covid is full of them. Yikes.

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