"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, December 18, 2014

I do believe winter has arrived.......

Mt Eddy December 18, 2014   8:31 am

I know the official date for winter is December 21st
 and yet.....doesn't this look like winter?
I took this photo earlier today. It's cold and windy,
but NOT raining or snowing so I walked around
our 10.5 acres to see what I could see. 
Lots of little Goldfinches, Steller's jays,
Black-capped chickadees, White-breasted  Nuthatches and Juncos. No California Gray squirrels to be seen...
I think they are taking a nap. 
We can see Mount Shasta and Mount Eddy from our property.
Mount Eddy is my favorite. It is the highest summit
in the Trinity Alps which are part of the Klamath mountains.
To read more about Mount Eddy you can go here .
Have a great day!

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's Awww Monday! December 15, 2014


Here are some pretty birds to
brighten your day and to sing along with
Julie Andrews' rendition of
Some of My Favorite Things that she 
recently sang at a special appearance at 
Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for a benefit.
She was celebrating her 79th birthday!



(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!
Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.



Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.
When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
    Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.  


Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd
that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please
share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who
would appreciate it.
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And big hugs to Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Magpie Tales 250 Click!

Le baiser de l'hotel de ville  ( The Kiss 1950 )
photograph by Robert Doisneau

I don't photograph life as it is, 
but life as I would like it to be. - Robert Doisneau
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A sweet kiss
Led to a memorable life capturing
What others did not see
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Thanks once again to Tess Kincaid
for our beloved Magpie Tales

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Six Words and Sunday Shadows December 13-14, 2014

Lucy smiling while in the sunshine!!

Lucy on the sunny stairs.... 

Lucy reminded me of this cat...
Slightly blurry Cheshire cat from
Alice in Wonderland!

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Hop over here or here to see more!!!
Cheers!

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's Feline Friday! December 12, 2014



Honest Santa, I have been really, really good!
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Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Drive By Photo


Taken through an almost clean windshield .....

Going south on I-5 at 4:08 pm December 9, 2014

And no! I was not driving!
Just had to share this with you.
Have a great day!
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Monday, December 08, 2014

It's AWWW Monday! December 8, 2014


A day in the life of Lucy.....


First she gets all puffy and watches the squirrel....


Once she is properly fired up she plays
around the Christmas tree...


Then she takes a nap....
Lucy has such a hard life!!! Ha ha.
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Thanks to Sandee for Awww Monday!!!!
It's easy to play too!
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