Author Archives: KiM

About KiM

Wife, mom to children with fur, book cover designer, photographer living in beautiful western NC, and author of books "The Friendly Floppy Ragdoll Cat" and "You Had Me at Meow"

WNC Magazine photo contest -please vote


Squirrel in snow. Cute for food

If you have a moment, would you please go vote.
My entry is the squirrel in the snow title Cute For Food. You may vote once daily.
Round 1 voting runs October 15-22; Round 2 runs October 23-31. THANK YOU.

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South Carolina photo outing

Finding new places in SC with Marjorie, another photog and friend, was fun and all where easy walks. Not sure what we were thinking, going South as hot as it is. Gilreath Mill sits right, and I mean right on the side of the road. That is not what I’d envisioned at all. The poison ivy and spiders were abundant. If there had been colors in the leaves I would’ve gotten out in the creek to get a photo but didn’t want to tromp thru poison ivy and get wet without it being more worth it as far as color. Next time I’ll wear jeans.

I’ve been to Campbells Covered Bridge &  Poinsette Bridge several times so I tried to shoot from new places or angles. If you go to Poinsette Bridge, on the right-hand side down at the water (the side with the sign) there is a large yellow jackets nest in the ground near where you would stand on the large rock in the stream.

Then we ended the day by seeing the three falls of Wildcat Falls.

I’ve stopped a few times at the base, also called Wildcat Wayside Falls and Wildcat Branch Falls, but had never walked the loop. In addition to the lower falls that you can see from the pull off, we also saw middle and the base of upper Wildcat. We saw the fireplace and chimney that remained from the late 1930’s resting spot the Civilian Conservation Corps built in Greenville Wayside Park. We passed a family who said they saw a snake in the water at the upper falls. We never saw it. Marjorie was more comfortable than me setting up her tripod there to photography the upper falls.

To try to save on space here, you can see more pics in my SC album on Flickr

G+ shutting down

Wait. What? They are shutting down G+
Like I didn’t have enough to do right now without moving stuff. I swear if I pick a platform it goes under.

You can find me on here at

(FB page for covers, cats and clicks)

and of course my books are on Amazon and Barnes and Noble – links on my website which is the first link

Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Human and Animal Drug Products

Silver Star Brands, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of six products for humans (including four Native Remedies® and two Healthful Naturals™) and two PetAlive® products for pets for a total of eight products with lot numbers, see table below, to the consumer level. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination

10/03/2018 Pet Alive, Native Remedies, Healthful Naturals Homeopathic Drug Products (liquid) Microbial Contamination Silver Star Brands, Inc.