"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, January 19, 2018

Feline Friday!! January 19, 2018

2018 Photo Project
January 19, 2018
Lucy basking in the sun
Lucy thinks it's quite alright to sun
bathe on our dining room table.
And she also thinks it's important to help
Russell keep track of his reading glasses!
Have a great day and thanks Sandee 
for Feline Friday!  

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Photo Project January 18, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #18
Anne's Meyer Lemon Tree
Our wonderful friend and neighbor
who lives down the way called me
yesterday to come get some lemons.
So I did....a huge bag full to use in
allthe Marmalades I want to make
and to share with other friends...
I may have to go back and get more.
I love making marmalades.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wordless Wednesday January 17, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #17
Seen from our front deck at 9:05am PST on January 16, 2018 
Mount Eddy is the highest peak of the Trinity Mountains

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #16
Goldfinches Having Breakfast
Goldfinches aren't very colorful in the winter.
But their songs are always sweet!
Just scroll down on the link above to hear
the songs and learn more about these lovely birds.

Monday, January 15, 2018

It's Awww Monday! January 15, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #15
Shhh Lucy is trying to sleep!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 Photo Project January 14........ Early Morning Sky

Looking west towards Mt Eddy
2018 Photo Project
Photo #14
7:35 am PST

2018 Photo Project
Photo #14.2
7:36 am PST 
2018 Photo Project
Photo #14.3
7:52 am PST
I am not sure which photo I like best..
your opinions please!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Overnight Guests Deserve a Dutch Baby! January 13, 2018

2018 Photo Project
January 13, 2018
Yummy Dutch Baby
We love having friends come to visit us.
And when they stay overnight....
oh boy do they get a delicious breakfast! 
Earlier this week I made a Dutch Baby
for our visiting friend ....
Dutch Baby
1/3 cup butter  5 large eggs   1 cup milk   1 cup flour
Put butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish or a
 12 inch cast iron skillet and place in 425F oven to melt.
While butter is melting put eggs in a blender on high
for 1 minute. Gradually add the milk and then slowly add the flour blending for 30 more seconds. 
Open the oven and carefully pour the batter
into the hot melted butter. 
Or take out the baking dish and pour in the batter and then return to the oven.   Bake until puffy and nicely browned,
approximately 20-25 minutes. Serve immediately with your choices of powdered sugar, lemon wedges and maple syrup.
Homemade jam is also a nice topping for the Dutch Baby. 
Serves 4-5