Noll Reflects on a Milestone Passed with Random Thoughts

My 250th post milestone.....
If the milestone were a snake,
 it would have bit Moi!

And here am I....
kind of looking like a snake in the grass...
ready to pounce on....a marigold?

I passed the 250th post milestone.
Without notice. 
 Without fanfare. 
Perhaps it was the heat
 that addled my brain.
Or maybe too much nip ;)

But, here it is post #253!
A little bit of this & a little bit of that...

My handsome brother Tiggy,
out for an evening constitutional,
a nibble of grass & maybe a plump vole.

A Common Buckeye butterfly
(yep, that's the name of this butterfly
...Common Buckeye)
sipping nectar from a sedum.
Such a pretty little thing....hardly common!
But fun to chase,
though absolutely elusive....

And here is a BIG woofie named Victor.
He is an English Mastiff & a
member of the extended Hillman family.
This gentle giant weighs in at 180 lbs.
Talk about eating you out of house & home....BOL!
Glad I don't have to share my
kibble bowl with those jaws ;)

 A tunnel spider web woven into the yew
has nothing but the morning dew
 caught in it.
That spider could use a few
hunting lessons from Tiggy & Moi!

And finally, I leave you with some goldenrod
nestled in with the white pine. 
We are heading into Autumn. 
 I love the golds & reds of the season.
The days are warm & the
scents of the season
soothe the senses.
(say that 10 times fast...MOL!)


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, such beautiful photos.

250? Congrats.

Brian said...

Congratulations on #250+3! The pictures are beautiful!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy 250th!

Kea said...

Those are lovely photos to mark post #253. Congratulations on passing the 250 mark!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Lovely pictures and model of course. Congratulations on your 253 posts.

cats of wildcat woods said...

Congrats on passing 250 posts. Lovely shots but the best are of you Noll!

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful post! Mom loves to see the art and beauty of spider webs. Most people think she is a little crazy!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Wonderful photos! Congrats!

Jacqueline said...

Great photos, congratulations on passing 250 posts!...Noll, you and Tiggy are such handsome boys and Victor looks like a big sweetheart!...Happy day, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

AttieCattie said...

oh my cod, that's a lotta posts! me and my mommeh has been lazy, we has not quite hit a hundred yet, so concatulations!

Simba said...

Lovely pictures, and both you and Tiggy look verrry handsome. I am approaching post 250 as well!

Sparkle said...

Concatulations on your 250+ post! :)

Marg said...

Those are gorgeous photos. And congrats on 250 posts. Our assistant doesn't even know how many we have but surely not even close to that. Good job though.
Hope you have a terrific Tues.

Eric and Flynn said...

Concats on your 250 posts +3. The photos are all lovely, but of course the photos of you are the loveliest Noll.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy 250+3!

Thanks fur sharing all those great pikhs too!

Our sedums are just a flittering with akhtivity! Mom snagged lots of flying khreatures with the flashie beastie!

Even some of the 'CBB's too!


Sammy and Andy said...

Concats on your 253 posts!!!!

We keep telling mama she should check how many posts we've done, but she doesn't listen very well....sigh......

Wonderful photos.

We love y'all.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Noll! Congrats on 253 posts - what a milestone! And we love all the pictures today - they are wonderful and perfect for a celebratory post!! We can't wait to read the next 253, and then the 253 after that, etc. etc.!

Cat with a Garden said...

Concats on the 250th post, that's a milestone indeed. Your garden looks very nice!

moi said...

We love following your blog so much, Noll!! Such beautiful pictures and wonderful thoughts! Though I was a little freaked when you said that if your 250 post milestone were a snake, it would have bit "Moi". That's ME!! hahaha!! Keep up the good work, you brighten our day!! :)

The Chair Speaks said...

The pictures are lovely!

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your 253rd post!! And a good one it is!!

Fin said...


CCL Wendy said...

Wow! Gorgeous pictures one and all! Congrats on passing the 250th post milestone, too!

You can really make anything look amazing with your lens. Even that spider web is lovely the way you have captured it.

But of course, Noll and Tiggy are the most beautiful of all. As lovely as nature is, nothing can surpass a cat!

Cyber-sibes said...

Congratulations of post #250 and beyond! What a beawootiful selection of photos, thanks fur sharing them and your thoughts, Noll!

jack a-roo & miss moo

Miss Kitty said...


Congratulations on achieving a major milestone and as this is my first visit here, I love the photographs and your PS skills and creativity.

My daddy was once an insect collector, focusing on butterflies and moths, so he certainly appreciates seeing you Buckeye photo. Since he stopped collecting more than three decades ago, he would rather have then grace our garden then the display box.

You take care now,
Miss Kitty

Danielle said...

Concats on your 253 post! We like the picture of you with the marigolds.

JC said...

Noll you are one of the first blogs I found when I started. I still enjoy your so ...

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Congrats you guys, we sure love reading your stuff (and even more, seeing your photos!!) Here's to the next 250!!