Thursday, October 30, 2014

Surgery In A Few Hours

Here on this Friday morning I am going into the hospital for a biopsy and an endoscopy. The fact that it will be Halloween, and that Joan Rivers died from this same procedure has not escaped my attention. But I also know that God is in control of everything and I am in His hands. Anyway, all the medication will make me forget everything that has happened and that will happen until sometime on Saturday. So until I am back, enjoy the 860 pound pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Welcome to the return of The Pumpkin Man! Remember when I showed you the man a few blocks away who grew big pumpkins in his back yard? Well, he has harvested them and moved them to his front yard! Look at how HUGE they are!!

Luckily, he came out of the house when he saw me and my camera; he loves to talk about his pumpkins. The big one in the sling is over 800 pounds. It won first prize at the N.C. County Fair, netting him over a thousand bucks. He built this pulley thing in order to move it. Some of the others are 600 pounds. He belongs to a pumpkin growing club. SO, that is his story! He will be on our T.V. news this week!!

“This Absalom…When he cut his hair—he always cut it short in the spring because it had grown so heavy—the weight of the hair from his head was over two pounds!” 
2 Samuel

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What The Cats Saw

It was twilight after my cat interviews, and it had started to get dark. So I stuck around to see what the cats saw in the dark with their super night vision. The cats had been hoping for a few bites of turkey, but they were too scared to mess with the giant one in the fourth picture. Hissing and spitting was heard. I never actually heard them admit that these were better than their decorations, but I did hear lots of growling and mumbling. You know how decorators are...

 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows—light!”
Isaiah 9

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Cat Decorators

The cats in our neighborhood are very proud of their Halloween decorating this year. And they have agreed to let me photograph their creations! So, let's start with a cat a few blocks away who has chosen the pirate look!

                               Next, this cat has chosen the simplicity of just two pumpkins.

This cat has gone all out by lining all the steps with pumpkins! He asked me to report that he achieved his look, but his paws are quite sore.

                           This cat has chosen a lighted wreath in hopes that it will draw some moths.

This black cat has kept a few large ferns around, in hopes of jumping out of them at night to scare the children. Trick-Or-Meow!

This cat proudly shows his beautiful flag.

This kitty sharpened his claws on a piece of felt, and made this lady pumpkin. 

This cat got very elaborate and made a large piece or artwork!

In a last minute surprise, a few dogs thought they would try some decorating. This turned out badly, and ruined the whole fall theme. This German Shepherd was not in a good mood, and just scattered some pumpkins around.

And the next two dogs were rather vain, and put out flags of their own photos instead of fall themes, thus ruining the flow of the whole neighborhood.

 “God sets out the entire creation as a science classroom, using birds and beasts to teach wisdom.
Job 35