"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, July 06, 2015

It's Awww Monday! July 6, 2015

Here are a few photos from
Mt Shasta's July 4th celebration...
First we have the Fun Walk...
Some kids are doing the 2 mile Fun Walk... 

Some are waiting to be in the parade...

Halfway through the 2 mile Fun Walk...
Lots of musicians along the
2 miles- but I did wonder if
there is a story linked 
to this "for rent" sign??

And some kids just enjoyed
their morning ice cream!
Have a great week and don't forget
to thank Sandee of Comedy Plus for
starting Awww Mondays!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Magpie Tales #277 Women's Lament

Bathers, 1950, by George Tooker
It's not fair
Men have handy plumbing while we have
just one toilet.....
To see what others made of this image
drop by Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales !

Six words and Sunday Shadows July 5th, 2015

Sultry shadows on a summer afternoon.... 
July 2, 2015
It's been exceedingly hot and dry and
we are all waiting for a cool breeze.
Have a great day and do check out

Friday, July 03, 2015

Tah Dah! It's Feline Friday! July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!!!
Thanks to Steve of  Burnt Food Dude
we can enjoy Feline Friday every week!
Cheers! And for heavens sake keep
your cats and dogs safely in the house
this weekend!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Wild Flowers, Old Friends and New Friends! July 2, 2015

Tracy and David aka "Snickers"
We have learned since living here to
spot Pacific Crest hikers and sometimes
we will host them like we did last year.
We met these two hikers in downtown
while they were shopping for new
boots and provisions for the next leg
of their long journey!
You can follow them on their blog
They came home with us and the next
morning after breakfast we drove them
to where they had left off!
 Wild flowers are beginning to show up!
We think they are from the seeds that Russell
planted a few years back!
We haven't identified them....yet.
Russell on the left and our crazy bicycling
friends who come and stay with us in between
cycling 100 to 200 miles in a day!

Last but certainly not least our
daughter's good friend Kami came
to visit us. We had a great visit
after a lot of years.
And that's it for now! Have a great day.

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Awww Monday! June 29, 2015

The early morning squirrel
gets a lot more sunflower seeds!
Every morning I put out the bird feeder
and toss a small handful of seeds below
for the squirrels. This squirrel never
has missed a meal ....obviously!
Awww Monday is easy to play and comment
on- and do thank Sandee of Comedy Plus
as she started Awww Mondays!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Magpie Tales #276 Alone

Midsummer Night's Melancholy by Michael Sowa
Alone they wait
Patiently, hungrily and lonely
Photo borrowed from Woof and Me
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It's Six Words and Sunday Shadows! June 27-28, 2015

Wonderful hike with
 beautiful wild flowers
Yesterday a few of us ignored the HOT
weather and went on a 6 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail near Mt Ashland.
Parts of the trail were shady and the sunny parts had wonderful views and oodles of wildflowers to enjoy along the way.
Here a few photos of our hike:
We first hiked through tall trees
on the shady trail... 

Orange Columbine
Once out in the open we were
surrounded by all sorts of
wild flowers!
Dramatic view with granite boulders
and Orange Columbine

Queen Anne Lace and Lupin 
More Lupine and an unknown yellow flower

Some of the old trees looked like creatures

Open meadow 
It was a glorious day and not really
too hot compared to when we got home!
It was about 102F in the city of Ashland
and "only" 96F at home.
Don't forget to drop by Six Words
And have a great weekend!