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December 27, 2012

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Tipper,
I want to thank all the folks for the nice comments about my guest post. Thank you!
I enjoy Tipper and the Gang so much that I just get carried away sometimes...and join in the fun!
Thanks for what you do Tipper,
B. ruth

I love this.. It's my kind of writing.. She is very talented.

A Blind Pig Poet Laureate!! Very funny...

That was really cool reading. We had rain in the foothills and a bit of wind. Can't send snow right now, but one never knows when the white fluff might grant you your wish.
Happy Day to all!

Tipper,

Sasquatch, Big Foot or Yeti!

After re-reading your Winter hike post
Of 2010,
I pondered, thought and thunk again.

That I might be wrong about that who’s-it ,
Or what’s-it, "Panter track" in the wood.

It might be something else, do I dare
To declare that I would,

Refrain from the true sightings of
Big Foot and Sasquatch, I should

Contain myself with wondering ease,
For only in cold and deep snow is
The YETI you see!

Thanks Tipper,
I just know I seed one up yonder on our hill...Just sayin', but then it could have been a dead mound of Kudzu! Who knows til you've seed tracks!

Tipper and B. Ruth--This was a mighty fine fillip to my day, and if the author only knew how dead on she was when it came from a clatter from the jawin' of Chitter and Chatter:)
More seriously, this was a dandy.

Jim Casada

Great post, Tipper you can have all the snow here in Indiana way, we got way too much, not saying i don't love the beauty of it, but need to get to appointments that were made. Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside so delightful. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas God Bless. Grandmother Joy.

I loved B. Ruth's poem, and also went back to reread the two-years-ago post. What is more delightful than a family trekking through the woods in the snow just at Christmas time? Wonderful story, poem, pictures and -and "togetherness"! Quite a quartet of Christmas joy! Add to that the memories of it all and you have a quintet!

Tipper,
B. Ruth did such a good job on this poem and just like the story you told back in 2010. I really
liked the other poem she wrote a
while back, repeating the lines
the way she did. That was unusual, almost Shakesperean, but
nice...Ken

We have had 2 pretty good snows in the past week followed by loads of rain. Hope that you and family and all of your readers had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a bright New Year.

Yes, there ARE cougars here in western NC, or at least one of them --- who must be getting around a lot. My husband and I saw a tawny, long-tailed cougar/panther/mountain lion run across our yard her in Henderson County at dusk two years ago. As he streaked down the hill, he looked exactly like a female African lion, with that long tail streaming behind. The next morning, neighbors found huge cat tracks in the sand near our common stream.

That poem is a gem, B. Ruth! It paints many a lively picture. I feel like I've been out for a winter's walk without leaving my chair by the fire. But now I must go out into the snow (fell all night, still falling) to knock the ice out of water buckets and give the stock another warm drink. Not as much fun as a jaunt in the snow - with a big cat following! - but now It makes me smile to think my socks will be happy to have an outing!
Thank you so much for sharing your poem, B. Ruth! :)

Tipper: BEAUTIFUL! Now if we could get a heavy snow and go out and get some - to make 'snow cream' that would be a perfect THIRD DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS!

Best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Eva Nell

p.s. I have made LOTS OF PROGRESS on writing "Fiddler of the Mountains" Thanks for MAKING it happen!

B. Ruth, you sure can light us up with your posts! This was great!

Tipper-Have you considered the possibility that there are, in the wilds of Wilson Holler, cougars as defined in modern day parlance. Perhaps, unbeknownst to you, B. Ruth was along on your original trek through the frozen woodlands. Perhaps it was she who left the sign that intertwined with your path. Could that have been a prediction of future events? Perhaps B. Ruth knows the whereabouts of your errant headgear. Perhaps she keeps it as a trophy. Consider the possibility that B. is herself a mighty huntress and and that it is you and not the whitetail that should fear. Perhaps the cougar is stalking, not the deer, but the Deer Hunter.

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