"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

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's Awww Monday! June 30, 2014

Fiddletown Robin  June 21, 2014

While our lives can be very busy
it's a good thing to pause and look at the
little things in life that mean a lot to us.
Thanks to Sandee Clark for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Magpie Tales #226 A Game of Chance

A Game of Patience, 1937, Meredith Frampton  

Are you sure you want to see this card?
 It's rather like Eve's apple...or Pandora's box
Some say it's real...I say it's surreal
The future is best not known
As it's rarely a good deal  
Go Fish see how others dealt with this image
and many thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Six Words with Sunday Shadows! June 28, 2014

A Sunny Day- A Tiny Shadow

Tiny Dandelion Seed Shadow 
6/24/2014  7:24am PDT

A pesky weed
Delights a wishful child 
Pesky weed indeed!
Click here and also here to see more
Six Words and Shadow Shots...
Cheers and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's Feline Friday!! June 27, 2014

Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!!
It's obvious that he loves cats!!!

Mona Lisa with Cat
Paintings Made Better with Cats

Whistler's Mother and the Cat

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Magpie Tales #225 Priorities

Sweet Summer, 1912, John William Waterhouse

Forget housework
I'll enjoy these summer days
Dust can wait
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Six Words and Sunday Shadows June 21-22, 2014

Happy Summer Solstice-the longest day!
We are here in Sacramento California for
a quick visit. Here are some photos from yesterday

Disappearing Marguerita Pizza  June 20, 2014 

 Capitol Rotunda  June 20, 2014

 Women's Room Selfie  June 20, 2014

Statue of Columbus and Queen Isabella
Below Capitol Rotunda   June 20, 2014

Yesterday we combined family business
with a special and personalized tour of the 
restored Capitol building. My dad was
the architect for this Restoration project.
It was the cherry on top of his career.
It's a gorgeous building.
Go Here for more Six Words
and Here for Shadow Shots !
Cheers and enjoy this long sunny day!
Unless, of course, if you are living in the
Southern Hemisphere - then today is your
shortest day! Either way - have fun and smile!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Magpie Tales #224 The Surreal Rene Magritte

Not To Be Reproduced  ~ 1937

There once was a artist Magritte
His fabulous art was a treat
With a pipe in his hand
He said "Aint' life grand"
Being Son of Man can't be beat!

Son of Man ~ 1964

Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
Do click on the link to read more and
also to play along! Cheers!
By the way Tess gave us this same image
in March of 2013- click Here! to see what I wrote then!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Six Words and Shadowy Shots June 14-15, 2014

Once snapped the image is trapped.

"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, 
a lightning instant of give and take,
just long enough for you to level the camera
 and trap the fleeting prey in your box."
Henri Cartier-Bresson
8/22/1908 ~ 8/3/2004

 Early Morning Shower June 12, 2014 

Garlic Harvest  June 14, 2014

Go here and here for more words and shadows!
Have a great week!

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's Feline Friday the 13th of June 2014

Free photo found on the internet

Happy Feline Friday the 13th!!
And big thanks to Steve of BFDude 
For starting Feline Friday  
proving he loves kitties!

Monday, June 09, 2014

It's Awww Monday June 9, 2014

Maybe this should be entitled
Once again they stripped and rode bikes!
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Monday!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Six Words and Sunday Shadows June 7-8, 2014

We took a break from work!
We have had our noses to the proverbial
grindstone lately- especially Russell!
He's done an awesome job replacing all
our kitchen appliances and making our
kitchen much more efficient and streamlined.
So- we drove up to Etna Brewery for
 ( 50 miles up in the mountains)
tasty ales and delicious food! It was a warm 
sunny day and I could not resist these shadows.

Etna Brewery  June 7, 2014

Click on Six Words and Shadow Shots 
to see more or to play along!
Cheers and have a great day!

Friday, June 06, 2014

It's Feline Friday June 6, 2014

It's Feline Friday again thanks to Steve of BFDude! This week I am posting a YouTube
video for all of us to think about.
Have a great weekend!

from www.brothersoft.com


Monday, June 02, 2014

It's Awww Monday! June 2, 2014

It's a small world in my garden....


Busy Honey Bee

Tiny butterfly

Open winged view of flutterbye


Blue Belly Lizard likes his privacy...

Huge bumbling bee...

KEW Gardens Rose
( funny as those are my initials)

Our newest plant addition to our garden...
Hopefully the bug doesn't eat it....
And now that I have captured these
insects digitally I will have to find
out exactly what they are for sure!
Have a great week!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Magpie Tales #222 Dead End

 Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Take this for what ails ya
It ain't aganst the law
It'll make ya feel much bettah 
As you ingest for happiness
Erase sadness as you swallow
Tired of all your soggy sorrow
With one gulp and a deep breath
You've managed to hook up with Dr. Death