"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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A-Z 2014 Challenge O is for Olvidado

Olvidado = I forgot

Finger of Forgetfulness  April 17, 2014

From the Spanish verb olvidar.
Have you ever tied a string 
on your finger so you don't forget?
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Don't forget!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A-Z 2014 Challenge N is for Noche

Noche = Night or Evening

 Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman 
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Mexico 
May 2009

After the sun sets the peaceful evening begins....
Buenos noches = Good evening.
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A-Z 2014 Challenge. M is for Mesa!

Mesa = Table

 Electronic Conversations with Laptops
 Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico March 2014

Fine Dining with the Olsons!
Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico, March 2014 

We are all guilty of this new
practice- electronic conversations
while sitting together! Fortunately 
we do know when to put them away!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Awww Monday! April 14, 2014 Woof!!

Andi's dogs in her garden  April 12, 2014

All I had to do was whistle...
and they were ready to play!

Let's go play! April 12, 2014

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A-Z 2014 Challenge! L is for Libras

Libras = Books

Book Club Poster  April 2014

Books and reading have been a very
important part of my life. 
I love to read!
What were some of your favorite 
books as a child? I read and re-read
Tom Sawyer, Little Women, Alice in Wonderland,
Secret Garden and Winnie the Pooh.
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Have a great day and go read a book!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Magpie Tales #215 Here Kitty Kitty....

The King of Cats, 1935, Balthus 

There once was a artist named Balthus
Whose love of cats gave some pause
Said he "I love cats
If you don't then just scat!
I adore their sharp little claws!"

Early photo of Balthus date unknown

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Six Words and Sunday Shadow Shots April 12-13, 2014

Machinery Is Beautiful  April 12, 2014

Who can guess what this is??
And just what it is for??
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I'll post the answer tomorrow- 
meanwhile guess away!
And for heavens sake have a great day!
Here's the answer:
It's called a cassette and it is
for a bicycle. It will be put on 
my sweetie's bicycle with a brand new
bike chain. This cassette will give the bike
 better gearing and make climbing hills
a lot easier!

Friday, April 11, 2014

A-Z 2014 Challenge K is for Kilo!

Kilo = Kilo
There are very few words in Spanish that
begin with a K that need translation. 
My Spanish dictionary only has 33 words
that begin with a K and most of them
 are from the English language.
 A kilo is 2.2 pounds.
Thank goodness my bathroom scale
 is in pounds not kilos! 
I had a few pounds to lose after our lazy days
in Mexico eating and drinking with abandon!

Facing the truth after a vacation
April 10, 2014

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It's Feline Friday!!! April 11, 2014

Talk about being relaxed!
I'd like to hang out with this kitty!

photos from this site
Thanks to Steve of  BFDude for Feline Friday!
Steve is trying to convince us he really likes cats,
but I am not convinced!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A-Z 2014 Challenge J is for Jugo!

Jugo = Juice

Two Tequila Sunrises 
March 16, 2014
Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico

Much more than just orange juice...
It was an afternoon that required
Tequila Sunrises!!
After all we only had two more days
before we had to leave..... 
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