16 Jul 2012
in Aren't You Curious?, Curio's Meows, Family & Friends, Friday's Photos, Holidays & Special Occasions, Pets, Animals & Plants
Tags: Ent, Faith, Friday the Thirteenth, Hershey Amusement Park, Hershey Gardens, Holly, Japanese, Lord of the Rings, roses
Holy Friday the Thirteenth! Somehow I missed an entire day. I had this post ready to go on Thursday and somehow, before I knew it, Saturday arrived. I apologize for the delay. Let’s get to it.
Some more favorite photos. Hershey Gardens was actually broken up into different sections. The sections include a rose garden and groves of trees. I really enjoyed my day here.
In this photo you can Hershey Amusement Park in the background.
I love this photo. It reminds me of an Ent from LOTR.
If you zoom in close you might see a lot of bumble bees. There were literally hundreds buzzing all around this area.
Holly and Faith say goodbye. Come again next week for more Hershey Gardens.
13 Jun 2011
in Aren't You Curious?, Curio's Meows, Family & Friends, Pets, Animals & Plants
Tags: Barnes and Noble, baseball, Books, Butthead, car accident, chick, Chinese Water Dragons, Ed Mckay, Fandango, fender bender, Freaky on Friday, Freya, game, God, Greensboro, humor, insurance, lizard, Lord of the Rings, luck, Lucky, movie theatre, movie tickets, movies, nerd, police, policeman, Pontiac Grand AM, premonition, Regal Carmike 16, rescue, stadium, The Natural Science Center, weird
I am not putting this under Freaky on Fridays because as I explained to Ruth several blogs ago when you are called because your child has been in a car accident it’s not a freak out but damned stressful.
Tracey was in a car accident Friday night and as it happens we weren’t called but by sheer luck, God looking out for Tracey or whatever you choose to call it we showed up at the scene of the accident. The chick didn’t have her cell phone.
A couple of days ago Paul and I decided we were going to see the special extended version of the Lord of the Rings films that are showing at a theatre in Greensboro for the next three weeks. From our home it is about a 45 minute drive to get there.
Twice, let me repeat twice, I went to Fandango to purchase tickets on-line but kept thinking no I need to go to the theatre to get the tickets because I was uneasy about buying the tickets online. I had tickets reserved but kept clicking off before the final confirmation.
Paul and I made a night of it. We went to the theatre first and got the tickets for Tuesday night then talked to the ticket guy about Fandango and how it worked. To be honest I felt incredibly dumb for wanting to wait and talk to someone first. Old and dumb but maybe my unease wasn’t about Fandango so much as it was about a premonition of sorts.
Let me also point out that Paul is not fond of going to Greensboro or to the movies. The fact he was so enthusiastic about both was such an unusual response for him I kept wondering if I should check under the bed for a pod or something. Weird.
Next we went to Barnes and Noble and then dinner. The last thing we did was visit Ed Mckay’s Used Books. Ok, I’m a book nerd. By this time I’ve called Tracey several times with no response. The Natural Science Center where she works is in the general area where we were but as far as I knew she should have been home.
We were supposed to get her something to eat on our way home so I checked with my mom to see if she was there but no such luck. After I hung up I fussed over her whereabouts as we passed a police car sitting over in a parking lot to our left with its lights flashing. Paul says he thinks that’s Tracey. Huh?
10 Jun 2011
in Aren't You Curious?, Curio's Meows, Freaky on Fridays
Tags: Arachnophobia, Aragog, Carolina wolf spider, cat, Charlotte's Web, David Hedison, dog, E.B. White, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R Tolkien, Jeff Daniels, Kingdom of Spiders, Little Miss Muffet, Lord of the Rings, monster, North Carolina, prey, radioactive, Ron Weasley, Shelob, Spiderman, spiders, The Fly, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Toby Maguire, William Shatner, wolf spiders
Isn’t so bitsy.
In general I try to ignore spiders. The occasional spider does come in and I, Paul or Tracey will catch them and put them back outside.
They don’t make me happy and when I really think about them and the way they kill and eat their prey, it kind of freaks me out. However, I recognize they are good for the environment and if they leave me alone; I leave them alone.
We’ve even had the occasional pet spiders. Years ago some black widows set up webs in my book shed so Paul caught them in a small pet habitat. Tracey fed them and kept them under the porch for a while before I made her set them free. Out in woods. Far, far away.
Last week I let the dogs out on the back porch. They stopped long enough to greet Shades, one of our indoor/outdoor kitties, and then ran on out into the backyard.
As I closed the sliding the doors I saw a humongous spider running at me along its web. While I was sick a Carolina Wolf spider set up shop there beside my doors. Yikes!