"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

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Magpie Tales #235 Gravitational Pull

Dark Harbor, 1943, N.C. Wyeth

The ocean sighs as the tide comes in
Dawn's sky fills with cries of gulls
A boat overflows with silvery bounty
Enough to share so all will feast    
The ocean sighs as the tide goes out
And the fishermen return to the sea
Row over here to read more
And thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Six Words and Shadowy Shots for Sunday August 30-31, 2014

Vegetable gardens are works of art...
Come into Andi's Garden...

Andi's Garden Gate
August 29, 2014

Early morning birdbath
August 29, 2014

Swiss Chard
August 29, 2014

Amaranth with green beans
August 29, 2014

Purple cabbage
August 29, 2014

Peeking mushroom
August 29, 2014

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and for heavens sake enjoy your day!

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Feline Friday August 29, 2014

Lucy in her window
August 29, 2014

Lucy would really like to be
outdoors.....and the coyote would too.
That's why she's an indoor only cat!
Two days ago I observed a coyote
just outside our dining room window
stealthily stalking a squirrel.***
Then the coyote saw me watching 
and left in a huff.
*** Try saying that 3 times!

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's Awww Monday! August 25, 2014

The 22nd Annual 
in Dunsmuir !!!

We had a great time and so did 
all the kids in the park. 
Here are a few photos....

These two little girls were 
having a serious conversation!

Very serious conversation!

Meanwhile other kids were playing football...

Have a great week everyone!
And don't forget to thank Sandee for 
Awww Mondays!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Magpie Tales # 234 Painful Perfection

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz

Once seen
Never forgotten
Once seen
Has to be painted

Enraged losing friends
Losing friends who loved 
Who loved him despite 
Despite his madness 
Madness driving him
Driving him to slashing
Slashing lines and colors
Colors from that night
That starry starry night
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
Have a great week!

Friday, August 22, 2014

OH!!! It's Six Words and Shadow Shots !!! August 23-24,2014

Colourful scraps appear as I cook.....

Even detritus can be amazingly beautiful....
I hesitate before I toss anything aside...
Scamper over HERE for more Six Words
and AQUI for Sunday Shadow Shots!
Have a happy day!

It's Feline Friday! August 22, 2014

Lucy relaxing in the sunshine

Life can be hard when you are only 12" tall.
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!!
Cheers!And have a fantastic day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Once again...it's Awww Monday! August 18, 2014

Our music party was great fun! 

Perfectly gorgeous evening... 

Fabulous music by Allison and Victor

Wonderful friends and family-
Everyone brought delicious treats-
what a great evening!

Now it's early morning and I am watering
the garden with my deer friends!
Have a wonderful week!

Thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays!