by grace on February 23, 2020

So…it’s Sunday morning here in sunny Florida and mom and I are going to be headed to the beach in a while. But here are some pictures of the darling kitties who I miss quite a bit!

of course I really miss Kevin, but at least we get to talk on the phone every day! Plus I’m constantly sending him plenty of pictures

les Paul and Riley, darling ever on February 9.

Lovey, our outside kitty who was peeking in at Kevin on February 13. When I get home, we are going to take her to the vet and get her checked out and then she will become an inside kitty! Hopefully that will go well. So far, she loves Kevin but is not so fond of me. But I’m sure I can get her to come around my side.

Birds plus a deer down to heal. Looking at this picture, it is hard to imagine how cold it still is back in Springfield.

Lovey is inside her heated kitty house. Kevin had leaned that window over it so that the snow would not fall on her, and I don’t know if you can see the plexiglass he has put in front of the house. It was really cold at night and I think she kept warm.

Here she is eating on February 16.

And that’s it it for my kitties right now! we will come home late on Tuesday night. In the meantime, plenty of sun and fun!

ok then,

mrs. h on holiday.


the beginning of February…

by grace on February 10, 2020

here’s a photo that jim sent me when he took that splendid video of the sunrise over the lake back on sunday september 2nd.

I captured a few imaged from the video, as well. You can see the white pelicans better here.

On that same sunday i tried to capture the fantastic sight in the sky but this is the best i could come up with. on that saturday i’d looked up and saw big gaggles of geese flying through the sky, going from east to west as far as i could see. but on saturday it was cloudy plus i saw them while driving so it wasn’t so easy to get a photo.

but sunday morning it was the same thing only this time i was in a parking lot and the sky was a glorious blue.

later i went running and saw another deer posing for a photo.

after that, kevin, the kitties and i spent some time in the sunshine. photos of that to come soon.

but gee, february seems to be whooshing by already which is good because that means spring isn’t so far off. kevin is all better and amy is mostly better except for a residual cough which seems to be chronic in all us smith women.

ok then,

mrs. monday morning hughes.


i don’t know how i remembered this morning that i’d forgotten to post these photos. maybe it’s because my brain appears to be sharp and good, i’m sure because the sun is shining and it’s supposed to be in the 50s today.

sunshine, good.

this is the first picture i took of the birds at the feeder and on the lake, and i like it because there’s such a huge amounts of birds.

after i took so many pictures last sunday i was in such a good mood about being out in the sunshine that i go for a short run down the road. as i turned around to go home this little deer was standing there looking at me.

one final imageof last sunday, i liked this one because the beach house in included.

and now i roar into action and do many outside activities…

ok then,

mrs. the start of february hughes.


here in january

by grace on January 22, 2020

Brrrr…well, it’s not so bad today as yesterday.

But still. January. not my favorite month.

Lester doesn’t mind.

I think i took this when walking from mom’s house to mine. so many deer relaxing.

this is one of the lights in front and i was fascinated by the light it cast when walking by it at night.

les is very proud of kevin’s hard work in cleaning up his main work area of the basement.

Sweetie continues to get more comfortable; just the other day she was eating and Riley was lying there and their tails touched. very historic.

In hopes of being more like Les Paul, Sweetie has jumped up on the counter a couple of times. it’s funny because then she doesn’t know what she’s supposed to do up there. Or maybe she’s hoping for a treat.

Riley, always mellow.

ok then,

g. hughes


Friday, Sept. 20th, part one

October 30, 2019

This was our last day on the West side of Glacier. As we drove down our street, there was the white bunny to greet us. We decided to try the Johns Lake Trail. I really wanted to go on the boat ride from McDonald Lodge in the afternoon, and we’d bought online tickets for the […]

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deer having a snack

September 15, 2019

On august 20th, deer were outside the bedroom snacking.

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Hosta Stick Garden

July 20, 2019

Last Saturday morning, the 14th, i finished transplanting every single last hosta from all over the yard into the fenced yard. Whew. As i wrote previously, i first dug them up, piled them in the wagon and pulled the wagon into the bedroom front door and out the back into the fenced yard. because, of […]

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animal adventures…

July 2, 2019

last night kevin had gone to bed, i was about to get ready for bed, and just as i was putting my headphones in my ears to listen to my audio book, i thought i heard kevin call my name. odd. i decided i was imagining it, but then he called me again. hurrying into […]

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darling demons…

June 23, 2019

rain rain rain, that’s mostly what we’ve had around here. besides the fact that the weeds are sprouting up too fast for me to keep up with them, the rain also washes away the deer spray. yesterday a deer was happily munching on some of amy’s flowers and then wandered across to my side yard […]

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more photos from that big snow…

January 27, 2019

whew. these were all taken right after it snowed, the week before winnie died. Saturday morning, Jan. 12th, Riley was determined to play in the snow even though it was piled mighty high. Shortly thereafter i shoveled the back deck off the bedroom and a path to the kitty house. les immediately had to march […]

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