"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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eric Alder's Monday Photo Prompt

photo by Eric Alder of Bifocalunivision

Dear Mother Nature
Please stop the rain
Bring out the sun
We ask in vain........
Our lakes are full
The rivers overflow
Enough with this
We have fields to mow.....

Berthoud Colorado Sunset

Magpie #71

Endeavor, Lino Tagliapietra, Columbus Museum of Art

Layers of color,
Intricately created,
Neatly flowing,
Obsessive beauty

photo prompt from Magpie Tales http://magpietales.blgspot.com/

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tori and the Boys!!

Tori and Wyatt visiting with Grandpa!
Conner is watching Grandpa cook yummy fish!
He ate a lot of fish !

Conner and Wyatt playing after dinner...

More roughhousing!

It was so nice to finally meet Tori,Conner and Wyatt!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Nine Vacation Days in Sunny Colorado

Flying over the Rockies
Driving to Boulder

Time for one glass of beer at Twisted Pine Brewery

Downtown Boulder Pedestrian Mall

Lots of street performers

Evening sky at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

After dinner Didgeridoo music-this guy was great!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Photo by Eric Alder http://bifocalunivision.blogspot.com

Bridges are a feat
Of girders and pylons
Spandrels and tension
Dead load and
Piers and spandrels
So damn amazing to me
This complexity

The Dalles Dam, Oregon

Monday, June 20, 2011

Magpie Tales #70

Isabelle couldn't resist the image within the frame.

Having only stopped at the garage sale on a whim

the allure of this face wasn't to be ignored.

Going home she placed the frame on the mantle

and grinned at the lovely face .

Later that evening when coming in from the garden

Isabelle saw the woman behind the screen door.

It was then that she realized the house was no longer

hers, but for the mere price of $1.99 she had given it up.

The word "Leave" was hissed into her ear.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Art Museum Car Show

Portland Art Museum is featuring these works of art: close up of 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow hood ornament
1959 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster

1937 Dubonnet Hispano-Suiza H-6C "Xenia"

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

1939 Talbot-Lago T-150-C-SS

1948 Tucker Model 48 Torpedo

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540-K Special Roadster

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

The front of the 1939 Talbot My favorite!

The 1931 Duesenberg SJ Convertible Sedan

Now this was a car to be seen in!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Magpie #69

photo provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Sandy Memories
Shells on beach
Finger to palm
Into my pocket
Finger to palm

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer is just around the corner

Smile-it is sunny today-YAY!

Our winter has finally released it's

firm grip and we are enjoying warmer

and sunnier days!
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Lunch with Imani

Imani and Lucy

Waiting for Imani's lunch to be ready

Waiting at the bus stop

After lunch we went to the bus stop to pick up
Mazy and Elliana. That's Imani's hand waving....

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Magpie #68 Take Two

Things are a blur I cannot see

Holding up one finger I see three

Groping around I figure out why

I needed to pop in my other eye

photo by Tess Kincaid http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

Magpie Tales #68

photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid http://magpietales.blogspot.com

When my brother was a little kid

his Teddy's eye went missing

I chose to sew a new eye

Onto the little bear's head.

Teddy was a good little bear

holding so still and quiet

As I made a new eye using

some dark blue thread.

Today Teddy looks very old

and more than a little used

but his little blue eye twinkles

and looks so very amused.


This past weekend we drove over to Bend, Oregon.

While we were there visiting family, I met

up with Helen- one of my blogger friends.

Helen and I had such a nice visit and it was

great being able to connect in person!

Here's a photo of the two of us!

To link to Helen's blog go here: http://woonietest.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Wildlife in and around Bend Oregon

Of course there are deer................

Cats with fangs..............

Swans having a snack.............

Strolling Bourbon Street Musicians

and the beer drinking bicycling bus! What???? Look here:


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011