"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, November 30, 2015

It's Awww Monday November 30, 2015

Colts having fun!
These cuties live not too far from us.  
Obviously they are feeling their oats!

Have a great Awww Monday!
Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Magpie Tales #296 Grocery Shopping

Joachim Buecklaer   1560
There once was a lass named Daisy
Whose memory was rather lazy
"Tis best to have a list
Than get home with something missed"
Returning to the market would be crazy.
Thanks and a tip of my hat
to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows November 28-29, 2015

Look close and you see more....
November 20, 2015   

Low water in this creek.

Here we are! Having fun!
Last Friday we took a hike
detouring around newly fallen snow.
Instead of going to Castle Lake we took
an old logging road and I took a few photos.
I enjoy participating in Six Words and
Sunday Shadow Shots.
Enjoy your day where ever you are!

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's Feline Friday November 27, 2015

Two meowy cute cats!
These two darlings live with
one of my sweetheart's brothers! 

Have a great day
and even better weekend!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Preparations! November 26, 2015

Cooking with friends is big fun!
I'm making Fiery Sweet Potatoes...
Tom is making pie crusts...
Steve is making the sauce for
the Frog Eye Salad...
Step 1....



Apple pie is done- pecan pie is done
Prep work is done-
Turkey in the oven....
Smells so divine!
Meanwhile some hands aren't very busy....
hmmm.....maybe they will do the dishes!
Bwa hahahah!
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday November 25, 2015

Almost full moon November 23, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

It's Awww Monday! November 23, 2015

We went to visit our neighbors and ...
And here's Newt!
He's always happy to see you!
Look at that cute tail wagging! 

Meanwhile "Mister" just keeps on sleeping!
It's a hard job, but this cat can do it!
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus
She keeps us amused with Awww Mondays!  
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Magpie Tales #295 Sharing

Magpie by Rubens Peale
Provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
I've never minded
Sharing with sweet birds
As long as they
Leave some for me.....
And not peck the hand
That saved them!

Rescued California Acorn Woodpecker
Look Here
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows November 21-22, 2015

One day we had some snow....

The next day we had sunshine! 

All of us here in the Mt Shasta area
of California cheered when it snowed
the other day. Hopefully this is just the beginning and that we will get lots
 of snow this winter!  
Meanwhile have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Do saunter over to Six Words 
and Sunday Shadows to see more!

Friday, November 20, 2015

It's Feline Friday! November 20, 2015

Lucy had to rest up after watching
all the birds pecking in the snow! 

The little finches were scrambling
for sunflower seeds while this
little bit of snow came down.
It is our first snow of the season
and we are hoping for lots more
this year!
Do thank Steve of BFDude for
Feline Friday! He loves cats!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

It's Awww Monday!

I waited close by while standing very quietly.....

Sometimes I do have patience.....
We love these little Goldfinches!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Magpie Tales #294 I'm a Cat!

Photo provided by Tess Kincaid
of the famous Magpie Tales
Once I am done
Licking all the plates clean
I'll go have some fun
and sit on their table...
After all I'm a cat
I do what I please
Not some dirty old rat
Please pass the cheese....

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows November 14-15, 2015

October 13, 2015
Pause and remember days of innocence.
All things repeat. And now Paris.
Please visit Six Words and Sunday Shadows
Take time to read The Kitchen Garden today
as she has very wise words about Paris.

Friday, November 13, 2015

It's Feline Friday! November 13, 2015

I should probably have a spooky black cat for Friday the 13th.....but instead here's....
Norton the cutie!

He's cute and he's trouble
because he has no boundaries...
hence the collar and leash.
It keeps him off the table and
other places he should not be.
(He has already broken a treasured lamp) 

Eventually he will learn!
Meanwhile scoot on over to
BFDude and thank Steve for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday November 11, 2015

Punta Chivato  April 2015
Wordless Wednesday
 A simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words. Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

It's Awww Monday! November 9, 2015

Staying with our friends in Lake Oswego
means we get lots of feline company!
Let me introduce Norton-
the latest addition to their family!
And then there are the three Tuxedo cats...
sleeping on our bed...we love them!
Dexter, Astro and Dee Dee!
Too fun and very sweet cats!
Do drop by ComedyPlus and
thank Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Magpie Tales #293 Remembrance Day

Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Lest we forget
Take time to remember those who have died
For our freedoms

Image borrowed from the Internet

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows! November 7-8, 2015

Where I go.....
The camera follows.....
Standing Stone Brewery
October 29, 2015
Finding photos every day 

Standing Stone Brewery, Ashland Oregon
October 29, 2015 
Mt. Shasta With a Bit of Snow
October 29, 2015 

Snapping away as we zip down the freeway
and quite content...never worrying about running out of film.
Mt Shasta From Southbound I-5
October 29, 2015

Sunset in Lake Oswego, Oregon
November 6, 2015
Pop on over to Six Words and Sunday Shots...
you won't be disappointed!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Meow! It's Felione Friday! November 6, 2015

Lucy is quite annoyed!
Our cat Lucy really should have been
named Aerial as she prefers to be up
on table tops rather than sleeping by a fire!
 When she hops up on the dining table
( never touching our food ) we always say 
" Lucy, you know you aren't supposed
 to do that when company is here." 
Be sure to drop by BFDude and thank Steve
for starting Feline Friday!