More city sights coming soon as we explore the Franklin area!
- 3 small peaches
- 1 package refrigerated 12-inch pie dough (2 sheets)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 6 thin slices of butter
- 6-cup muffin pan
- two glasses or cookie cutters with 3 1/2-inch and 5-inch diameters
Cora and Tali are expert cat nappers. They could be professional nappers.
This weekend I started on the August block of the Once Upon a Time sampler. I was surrounded by cats when I took this pic…
But within a couple more moments, Tali moved over for more snuggles. Cora must have been in a good mood (or just sleepy) because she tolerated the snuggling and even moved in closer.
It’s pretty rare that the two of them nap together, so it was obviously worth snapping a few more pics. I just can’t help it, I had to document the historic moment.
Here’s a blast from the past… I dug up this video clip from deep in my drafts folder… and I have no idea why it was sitting there all by its lonesome!
I wrote this in 2012 when we were still in San Francisco:
Cora has mellowed quite a bit over the past couple years, but she’s not always very affectionate. She doesn’t like a lot of touching, and she’s only recently (within the past couple months) started purring. She rarely starts kneading and preparing to nap beside us, so… that’s why I felt it was worthy of video. Yep, I’m that kind of cat lady.
She tenses up in the first few seconds because Tali comes into the room. Don’t worry, Tali gets a cameo!
I love how big Cora’s paws get when she flexes her nails! I think it’s so cute!
And here’s Tali getting cozy and kneady, too.
The next morning I headed to the MCMQG meeting while hubby and my parents went to the farmers market and shopped a bit at The Factory. They brought home all kinds of goodies – fresh peaches, goat’s milk soap, and the cutest little dishes from the paint-your-own-pottery store. We met up again and headed back to The Factory for lunch – fish & chips for the boys, seafood gumbo for the girls (speecy spicy!)
After lunch we got straight back on the road to seek out Radnor Lake – I heard about it from a co-worker but wasn’t sure what to expect. It ended up to be such a cool destination! It was a cloudy day, which was perfect for walking through the woods. The views were gorgeous, but the best part was all the wildlife that showed up. Because Radnor Lake is a nature preserve, there are no pets or food allowed, and the strict trails-only rules meant that animals walked right by us with no fear. All along the trails, we saw baby fawns lie down a few feet away, guinea fowl forage for food with their babies in the underbrush, lots of deer, and all kinds of birds (including a “hoot owl” as an older gentleman pointed out to us). There were a few different trails but we stuck to the one around the lake and it was an easy walk of about 3 miles. Definitely a new favorite spot for an easy hike – I’m sure we’ll be back!
Wildlife spotted and blurrily photographed: Deer!
Rustling in the grass!
Great blue heron!
Normally that would be about the extent of our activities for the day if it were just hubby and me, but my parents just keep go-go-going! After a brief break, we headed to Third and Lindsley in Nashville for dinner and a show. We didn’t know recognize the act so we had no idea what to expect, but we stumbled upon the annual Little Walter Tube Amp Jam – a bunch of musicians from all different backgrounds who are all fans of the Little Walter amp company. It was fun to see a variety of musicians – some we liked more than others – but each act performed a song or two, so it moved pretty swiftly. I think my favorite act was a harmonica performance by Country Music Hall-of-famer Charlie McCoy. We didn’t make it through the whole show but it was a fun way to spend the night (and the food was pretty good too!).
On Sunday my parents headed home… and I was exhausted! Maybe one day I’ll have as much energy as they do, ha! More city sights coming soon as we explore the Nashville area!
I’m back from the beach and back to the real world… I have a feeling my work inbox is going to take the whole day to wrangle. So here’s a photo dump of my favorite summer activity: live (and preferably free) music! That and the promise of food trucks will draw us any day. Luckily summer is full of music festivals! I think I’ve shared most of these through H54F posts, but of course I took more pics!
Time for a photo dump:
Live music every Thursday and Friday nights!
And their pie is really good too!!
Our favorite spot on Broadway is definitely Big Bang, the dueling piano bar!
More city sights coming soon as we explore the Nashville area!
I’m at the beach for a few blissful days, so blogging lite will commence this week. Here’s another batch on Instagram pics – I’m finally catching up, bit by bit! I was mostly unpacked by the time the cats joined us in March, so we all settled into our new routine together.