"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 29, 2015

It's Awww Monday! June 29, 2015


The early morning squirrel
gets a lot more sunflower seeds!
Every morning I put out the bird feeder
and toss a small handful of seeds below
for the squirrels. This squirrel never
has missed a meal ....obviously!
~~~~~
Awww Monday is easy to play and comment
on- and do thank Sandee of Comedy Plus
as she started Awww Mondays!
 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Magpie Tales #276 Alone

Midsummer Night's Melancholy by Michael Sowa
 
Alone they wait
Patiently, hungrily and lonely
Neglected
 
Photo borrowed from Woof and Me
 
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Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It's Six Words and Sunday Shadows! June 27-28, 2015

Wonderful hike with
 beautiful wild flowers
 
Yesterday a few of us ignored the HOT
weather and went on a 6 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail near Mt Ashland.
Parts of the trail were shady and the sunny parts had wonderful views and oodles of wildflowers to enjoy along the way.
Here a few photos of our hike:
 
 
We first hiked through tall trees
on the shady trail... 

Orange Columbine
 
Once out in the open we were
surrounded by all sorts of
wild flowers!
 
Dramatic view with granite boulders
and Orange Columbine

Queen Anne Lace and Lupin 
 
 
More Lupine and an unknown yellow flower
 

 
 
Some of the old trees looked like creatures
 

Open meadow 
 
It was a glorious day and not really
too hot compared to when we got home!
It was about 102F in the city of Ashland
and "only" 96F at home.
~~~
Don't forget to drop by Six Words
And have a great weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2015

It's Feline Friday! June 26, 2015


Simon in Hot Water!
I love these videos!
Have a great day and don't forget
to thank Steve for Feline Friday !!!
 

Monday, June 22, 2015

It's Awww Monday June 22, 2015 Mommy deerest and her two fawns!

 
I love these little deer!
Every June I wait for the fawns
to appear. We think she may have just
given birth to these two fawns.

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Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus
for Awww Mondays!

Have an awwwsome day!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Magpie Tales #275 Tick Tock...Time is Fleeting

Photo by Bert Stern
 
 
Back in the days when smoking was cool
Marilyn and Bert sat by a beautiful pool
They puffed and spouted
Making "O"s she shouted
I picked up this trick in high school!
 
  
Last Sitting with Marilyn
photo by Bert Stern
 
~~~~~
Bert Stern's best known work is arguably
The Last Sitting , a collection of 2,500 photographs taken for Vogue of Marilyn Monroe over a three-day period, six weeks before her death.
 
 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Six Words and Shadowy Shots June 20-21, 2015

 
Meet Gnome of the Brave!
 
 
 
Could not resist this find at our
local Spring Hill nursery!
Like a lot of other silly people
I'll be taking him with me shopping
(  Gnomes are excellent fashion advisors )
and on our little vacations here and there!
~~~ 
Meanwhile do skip over to Six Word Saturdays
and Shadow Shot Sunday to play along
or to just enjoy everyone's contributions!
Have a great weekend!
 
 
See how small he is!
    Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's Feline Friday AND my son Paul's Birthday!!!!


 
Lucy has her own chair in our TV room....
and like the rest of us she can
fall asleep if the movie isn't exciting!
(Or even if it is ....ha ha ha)
 
 
...and here's a photo of Paul when he
was almost 11....just a few years ago!
Happy Birthday Paul !!
~~~
Thanks to Steve of Burnt Food Dude 
for starting Feline Friday!
Cheers and have a Meowy great weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2015

It's Awww Monday! June 15, 2015



 
Here's Bella ....
One of our good friends just got this
adorable puppy!
Thanks to Sandee we have Awww Monday!
 
 


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Magpie Tales #274 Life is a Banquet....

Image by Sarolta Ban
Provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
 
Absurd to wait
For that ring that may never come
Live in the now....
~~~~
 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows! June 13-14, 2015

Summer is here- time to explore!
Yesterday our hiking group had a
"play day" where some of us hiked, others kayaked and some just relaxed and enjoyed the day. We all brought food and drinks to share
while our fearless leaders brought all sorts
of delicious BBQ choices.
 What a great way to kick off summer!    
 
We drove to Orr Lake about 30 miles away...
What a treat! We also saw lots of Red Winged
Blackbirds and Yellow-headed Black Birds. 

I kayaked and found interesting
things to photograph...
 
 
 
 
Here's a sample of what we had to eat.
What a great day!
I hope your days are as good as this....
~~~
Don't forget to drop by.....Six Word Saturday
and also Shadow Shot Sunday .
Lots of words and shadowy photos to enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, June 12, 2015

It's Feline Friday! June 12, 2015

 
Cats can sleep anywhere........

 
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for
starting Feline Friday....just to show
us he really, really loves cats!
Have a great Friday!

Monday, June 08, 2015

Magpie Tales #273 There's More Than One Bird Bath...

This image really had me flummoxed
I was only able to come up with
these three lame lines.
Then I saw this YouTube and knew
 I didn't need to say anything more.  
Humans can be funny and kind...
we just need to work on that a bit more...
 
Birdbath Man provided by Tess Kincaid
 
  Hurry up
Take my shot
Before we get caught...

 
Kind human
Coolest bird bath ever
Sweet care
~~~
To see what others made of the image
go to Magpie Tales and
don't forget to thank Tess Kincaid !
 

It's Awww Monday! June 8, 2015

 
 
 
 
While visiting friends up in Vancouver
I could not resist taking this photo
of the men working hard watching TV!
All three of them!
~~~~~ 
A round of applause please to
Sandee of Comedy Plus who
started all this fun!
 

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows June 6-7, 2015

Visiting friends and enjoying summer weather....
 


 
Enjoy your weekend and do stop
HERE  and HERE to enjoy
Six Word Saturdays
and Shadow Shot Sundays !!
~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Time for Feline Friday! June 4, 2015

Found this on the internet!
If we had a dog,
Lucy would definitely do this!
~~~
Please thank Steve for
And have a great weekend!

Monday, June 01, 2015

Awww Monday! June 1, 2015



After spending a day in Bend Oregon
we headed to Baker City to visit good friends.



On the way we stopped outside of Sumpter on Hwy 7 to look at the remnants of an old
mill town that now is just an ghost town.....
 


There may not be any humans around but we saw a lot of these cute little prairie dogs! 
They were scampering all over the place!
~~~
Be sure to thank Sandee of  Comedy Plus
as she started Awww Mondays! Cheers!
 

Magpie Tales #272

Photo by Toni Frissell
 
There once was a lass named Esther
Who swam while encased in polyester
She'd dive in the water
Just like a river otter
Saying "Go away I hate being pestered"
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Be sure to thank Tess Kincaid for
creating Magpie Tales!