Silvery tip pines and Glassmine Falls #BlueRidgeNPS

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs, earlier in the month I share a photo I called Sea of Clouds. Here are a few more pictures I took the same day. We were standing on the ramp of the Mt. Mitchell Observation Tower looking toward the parking lot with the sun coming across our shoulders striking the evergreens in the forest below.  This isn’t necessarily an outstanding photograph, but I loved the sun refracted the water drops creating this cool silvery tip effect on the pine needles. Don’t you just love it?


The clouds hung over us all day. As we made our descent down the parkway toward Asheville this view caught our eye and I had to snap a picture of Glassmine Falls.


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I’m making headway on repairing broken links and videos, but it’s not getting done fast enough to suit me. Next week, I’m thinking about stepping away for just a bit to try to get this job done. Today’s photo contribution for (not-so) Wordless Wednesday I plan to share with photo enthusiasts from around the globe participating in Skywatch Friday.

I am taking a blog hiatus beginning October 1st -17th but I do have my routine weekly posts scheduled. I will link with a few regulars, do return visits, and respond to comments. It’ll be sorta like I’m not away from Blogosphere. Next up, Friday Sillies and more Friday fun stuff!



Have a fototastic day!







Special announcement

Good-day Kittens and Dawgs! Time sorta got away with me and it was impossible to get a post together today and I apologize for not being on top of my game.  Also, I wanted you to know I’m planning a blog hiatus beginning October 1st. I have some posts scheduled to launch, like my BoTB and not-so Wordless Wednesday.  I will link up with a few regular hops, do return visits, and respond to comments left on my site. Other than that, I’m taking a breather unless I get sucked back into the whole Blogosphere goings-on like I did the last time I tried to walk away temporarily. lol

I hope you’ll join me on October 18th. I’m taking an interesting direction in digging up stuff on those one-hit wonder artists in my next edition of Whatever Happened to… series!


This is a little hint for you! 😘

Please join me tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday!



Will Baird

Good morning, kittens & dawgs while clicking through the “Crowd Picks” on ReverbNation my ears perked when I heard today’s featured artist. His mellow rock style compares with James Taylor.  Allow me to introduce Will Baird to you!


After a 25-year music hiatus, Baird resurfaced in recent years as a songwriter. He began his music career when he was a college student in Boston where he played in subways. He gained local notoriety performing the coffeehouse circuit in Cambridge and Harvard Square. Currently, he’s focusing on writing, recording, and performing in clubs and church festivals in New England, New York, and Nashville Tennessee.


What did you think of today’s mewsic? Is this a new-to-you group or did you know who they are? Are you a new fan of Will Baird? You can follow him on one of these social media networks.

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For the rest of September, I will share Saturday Songsusaions with the Monday’s Music Moves Me crowd to boost this blog post series. I hope you’ll lend a hand in tweeting the message to your friends and mark your calendar to come back by. You’re the bestest ever! 😘

My next scheduled post is Tuesday and I invite you to join me for Whatever happened to…. series! 😉  Have a songsational day!






More Bits and Bobs #humor plus Friendly Fill-ins & CTST

Good morning, kittens and dawgs!


Please share your funny post with me (and others) by leaving a direct link in comments. Now, I invite you to email me your giggles (funny picture, joke, video, song, …). If it makes you laugh then I want to see it! In the subject line say Friday Sillies and if I use it, then I’ll add a link back to your site.

Got laughs? Share your giggles!

Let’s continue the fun with Friendly Fill-Ins. Every Thursday Annie and Ellen post four fun and easy blank statements for us to borrow, complete, and share on our site. The point is to simply have fun linking, reading, and meeting others who enjoy this sort of thing. So, let’s get started. Here’s my response to this week’s fill-ins:

(1)  The last movie I saw at the theater was  when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Well, it might as well be. It’s been too long ago that I don’t remember. No, that’s not a name of a movie.  But, the last time we crossed the doorway of a theater was the fall of 1990 and since that time all of our movie watching we do from our living room. This is by far a better way to do it anyhow.


(2)  The title of my autobiography would be “Little Lost Girl Finds Her Self Again and Again”. What this means is I once very self-conscience with little self-esteem until my late 20s. That’s when I found myself and from that point, it’s been a rediscovery every few years of who I am.


(3)  I would love to learn how to paint on a canvas like Bob Ross. He makes it look so easy.


(4)  I am glad that I learned how to make home-made biscuits because DH is a huge bread eater and loves, loves, loves freshly baked biscuits. I credit my belated MIL for teaching me the art of biscuit making.


You’re welcome to tag along, as I hop over to link up with the Friendly Fill-Ins crowd.



I’m joining Lexa in Celebrate The Small Things. Here’s my list of celebrations!



I’m celebrating…that’s it now officially fall. The weather still feels like summer but changes are coming and that’s exciting. We’ve had a few mornings and evenings lately where I felt just a tease of autumn in the air. It was so nice, too.


What are you celebrating?

See what others are celebrating this week below and if you want to join the linky, then visit Lexa!


To continue the Friday fun, you may want to consider joining Friendship Friday, Friday Features, and Skywatch Friday linky parties where you’re sure to make new friends and get lots of inspiration! If you’re visiting from SWF, then you’ll find my photo contribution, here.

The weekend is just starting, so I invite y’all to hop back tomorrow for some mewsic with Saturday Songsuasion!

Have a super funtastic Friday! 😉










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Newcomer meets 80s POP star #BoTB results

Hello, kittens and dawgs in this round of BoTB I asked you to vote La Diva or Sheena Easton covering The Emotion’s “Best of My Love”.  The numbers came in with a strong lead for the 80s POP star. I scratched my head.  When I was putting this battle together I thought more people would like the newcomer’s strong R&B vocals but it didn’t like it was going in that direction.

I liked both covers but clearly, I liked one slightly more than the other.  I liked Sheena’s jazzy version and smooth vocals over LaDiva more copy-cat version. In the end, the newcomers didn’t make the cut only securing half the votes of the 80s POP star. I sorta thought LaDiva would carry more weight than they did but in the results were an 8 to 4 victory for Sheena Easton!


In case you missed the Whatever Happened to ….? series featuring Sheena Easton then check it out, here.

Now show some love. tweet the mews!

I appreciate everyone who voted in this round of Battle of the Band. For more epic BoTB results, visit STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’ for the complete list of blog members. I hope you’ll join me for a few laughs tomorrow with Friday Sillies and more Friday fun stuff!

Welcome Fall!

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off Easton’s 1#1 peak position (1988) in U.S. group ‘Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales’, The Lover In Me!