Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

After the Storm

After Thursday afternoon's storm, I decided I'd better check the property for damage. Despite the tornado warning, we didn't get a tornado, but we did get a lot of wind and rain. At sunset, I went out to check.

I didn't find damage, but I found this fairy ring.

Had fairies come out to dance after the storm? Uh, no. But the Twiglets—the three offspring of Twiggy the barncat—did come out to participate in their evening ritual. Spotz was the first to emerge from the shelter of the pines.

And what, you might ask, is their evening ritual? 

Playing on the pasture fence! Spookie is the first up.  

Soon Sherman and Spotz come to the fence.

Sherman's tail is blowing in the wind.

Spookie has left her post, but Sherman looks like he's having so much fun up there.

Soon Spookie occupies a post.

Before long, the sun has set. Two Twiglets tire of fence-sitting and go off in search of adventure.

Spotz reigns as queen of the fence.

Perhaps her siblings will dance in a ring around her.

Cats are more fun than fairies and a lot easier to photograph.


Blogger CountryDew said...

No one ever sees the fairies dance. But we all know they are there!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Snappy Di said...

Such pretty photos on this post! Really like them..

We have a fairy ring too but no mushrooms on it right now.

Those fairies are hard to catch!


2:39 PM  
Blogger Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I love the pictures of the cats and the fence. We have a split rail fence across the front of our yard but my cats have never perched on the fence.

7:19 PM  

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