"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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesdays Travel Notes

Russell and I are on a week long road trip.
Haven't done this for quite awhile!
We first drove to Bend....
here are a few random photos....

"Don't forget my treats!" 

There really should be a law!

 Deschutes Brewery in downtown Bend

Highway 20 rest stop near Riley, Oregon

Highway 395 heading towards Highway 26

We had to take a detour via Hwy 20 and 395
to get to John Day as Hwy 26 was closed
because of wildfires near Mitchell .....

 John Day's newest brewery

Russell with his smart phone

Tasty lunch and a glass of cider....
they were out of their wonderful IPA...

Great B and B in Baker City

Spent the night in Baker City- after a great visit
with our good friends. Today we'll be in
Lake Oswego for Portland's Oregon Brewers Festival!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It's Awww Monday! July 21, 2014

Remember Lucy's baby deer from 
Well, here's some more adorable photos.
We love seeing the deer.

Mother deer in the early morning...
July 14, 2014

 Close up of mother deer
July 14, 2014

And....here's a cutie!
July 14, 2014

Magpie Tales #229 Crime of the Century

Grocery Store of the Past
posted by Tess Kincaid

Stores of the past with
 Uneven wooden floors
Soft luminescent lights
And tiny grocery carts
That wiggled and jiggled 
Full of edible delights
Unlike today's chemistry
Monsanto masquerade 
Danger lurks in GMO bites
Saunter over HERE to read more!!
Thanks Tess!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Six Words and Shadowy Shots! July 19-20, 2014

Pausing to enjoy a friends garden....

Andi's Flower Garden  July 17, 2014
Mt Shasta California

We are in a severe drought, 
but some gardens survive so beautifully.
Take a peek here and here for more
Six Words and Sunday Shadows!
And for heavens sake enjoy your day! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Feline Friday! July 18, 2014

Here's some Feline Friday photos:

Sebastian and Jaspurr

Our good friend Malia is fostering
Jaspurr and his sister Iris

Lucy really wants outside !
July 17, 2014

It's baby deer time and Mom is not too
far away. I'll post more photos Monday!
Meanwhile hop on over Feline Friday!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Baby Elephant Plays in the Ocean!

Today's post is dedicated to 
Stephen Hayes of Chubby Chatterbox fame!
Yesterday he posted this very poignant
story about a very mis-treated elephant.
Here's how all elephants should be treated!
Unfortunately I am not able to load the video
so just click on the link below! Well worth watching!

Youtube video of Baby Elephant playing

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's Awww Monday! July 14, 2014

Mt Shasta Parade
July 4th, 2014

These two were so fun to watch
during the parade. 
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Magpie Tales #228

Image provided by Tess Kincaid

Once new and fresh
High hopes for the future
Worn by threadbare decisions
Step lightly
Don't tread on me
These are not the stairs to heaven
This week's image was a challenge.
You choose which one you like.
Meanwhile step over here 
and read what others write.