"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

Friday, April 17, 2015

A to Z 2015 Challenge and Feline Friday! April 17, 2015

O is for Ojo
Ojo = Eye
( pronounced o-ho )
Ever vigilant....
Lucy is always keeping an eye on us.
She's getting ready to pounce on
the toy I have in my hand.
She's also waiting for more scritches
especially from Sandee at Comedy Plus  and
do thank Steve of  BFDude for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A to Z 2015 Challenge N is for Nieve

Nieve = Snow... 
A close up of chicken wire protecting
iris and a tiny Oregon Vine Maple tree
from our sweet little deer...

We only got a little bit the other night...
Nieve can also mean "sherbet" 
I would want more than a little bit...

A-Z 2015 Challenge M is for Milagros

Our new library is located in an old
bank. Our books for sale are
located in the vault!
Looking past the Children's section
into the glassed in Adult section.

The Adult section will be obviously
getting more books!
Note the huge donated blooming
Easter/Christmas cactus. 

Looking out from the Adult section.
Looking towards the entry door.

The Public Internet section.
All the art work was created by 
Library volunteers and local artists.
It's great having our library back!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A TO Z 2015 Challenge! L is for Libraries and Love!

On September 15, 2014 a wildfire blazed through our little town of 3,000. Approximately 90 homes were burnt to the ground and another 60 homes were damaged. Our library, Senior nutrition center, Grace Presbyterian church, the Holy Family Catholic and community center were completely burned to the ground. Parts of the Roseburg wood products mill were damaged. Miraculously no was killed and only 3 firemen were injured.

Yesterday thanks to generous donations and city assistance our Library re-opened in a
new location! Here are a few photos
of a few of many volunteers setting up
the new location!
 Assembly always required!!
 Amazing amounts of cardboard
needing to be recycled!
 And....here come all the new books!
Not to mention all the donated books!
Tomorrow I will post photos of our
libraries new home!!
A great big Thank You goes
out to everyone who helped!
We love our library!!
To read more about the fire go HERE .

Monday, April 13, 2015

A to Z 2015 Challenge and It's Awww Monday! April 13, 2015

K is for knocker...

New door knocker on our front door...

Old door knocker found in a
flea market when I was in Madrid
way back in the early 1970's.
And here's some AWWWsome chickens
with their protective rooster at a
friends home. I was there yesterday
picking up a few dozen eggs.
Home grown eggs are always delicious!
Don't forget to thank Sandee of Comedy Plus!
She started Awww Mondays !!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Magpie Tales #265 Catch of a Lifetime

painting by Daria Petrilli
My belly swells
Hello my sweet little fish
I'm waiting to catch you!
Thanks to Tess Kincaid
for Magpie Tales .
Our weekly treat!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A-Z 2015 Challenge along with Six Words and Sunday Shadows!

J is for Jaunty Journey
There are few words in Spanish
that begin with the letter J....
Yesterday we took a Jaunty Journey
( otherwise known as a short 7 mile hike)
at Castle Crags State Park.
 We chose to hike the 7 mile round trip
 Flume trail and it was a glorious
day to be hiking!
Stomp over Here  to see more Six Words
Or scamper over Here  for Shadow Shots!
Happy Days to you what ever you do! 
Flume Trail April 10, 2015
Mother Nature plays pick up sticks....
Flume Trail April 10, 2015
Ferns with Dogwood trees blooming.
Close up of Dogwood blossoms.
 Rushing creek with Indian Rhubarb blooming.
Close up of Indian Rhubarb blooming. 

 Hikers reward seeing the Castle Crags!
These mountains never fail to amaze me.
 Our view while eating our lunch!
We were even on the PCT for awhile!
We crossed quite a few creeks
and since it was warm we did
 not mind getting our feet a bit wet!
Final photo...what a great day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

A to Z 2015 Challenge I is for Imposible, Incredible and Idiotez Plus Feline Friday April 10, 2015


Our wild, impossible, incredible
and idiotic drive from San Javier
to Insurgentes BCS Mexico !!!
This is just one of four little
videos I made on the road!

We crossed/forded this river/creek
many times!!
And all Dexter could say was
"Aie Caramba!"
Don't forget to visit Steve at  BFDude
He started Feline Friday since
he thinks he has to prove he loves cats!
Thanks Steve!!!