"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


Saturday, April 30, 2016

A to Z Challenge plus Sunday Shadow Shots!

 
Zee last letter of the alphabet! 
 
 
Of course Z is for zebra

 
But it is also for Green Zebra Tomatoes!
 
 
And delicious Zabaglione!
Plus.....
 
 
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Snorezzzzzzzzz....
 
 
 
And finally this is a stormy
photo I took last night just for fun
as we drove home after dinner out.
Does anyone know a word
that begins with a Z for stormy?
Have a great day!
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Feline Friday and A to Z Challenge Y is for Yodeling Cats! April 29, 2016

 
Y is for Yodeling Cats!
 
 
We have never practiced yodeling with any of our cats, probably because we are not highly skilled engineers. We just stand back and admire our friendly cats! 
 
Norton and Astro
April 26, 2016 
 
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Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A to Z Challenge X is for Xenolith April 28, 2016


Xenolith
n. - (geology) a piece of rock of different
origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
 
 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A to Z Challenge and Wordless Wednesday April 27, 2016

 
 
 
W is for Wednesday!
And for Wallaby!
(Photos and story thanks to the internet)
 
It has often been said that “elephants never forget,” but they are not the only animals who have that unique ability. In fact, most, if not all, animals have the ability to remember us and that also includes any kindness that we may have shown them. That fact is clearly demonstrated in what took place with this grateful wallaby.
When you look at the following pictures, provided by someone who has helped raise wallabies for over six years in Australia, you can really get a feeling for what this lovely animal was thinking. This kind woman helped to raise this orphaned wallaby, who has now come back to see her with a baby. Her name is Mirabooka and she was orphaned at only five months old after her mother was killed by an automobile. This inspirational woman raised the wallaby along with some foster brothers until she could care for herself.
 
 
Even now, the wallaby comes back to visit quite frequently and when she arrives, she even knocks on the door! Obviously, this wallaby is not only kind, she has manners as well. There came a time, however, when Mirabooka did not come back for a few weeks but soon she arrived with a new boyfriend and then, with a baby!
 
 
You can read more of her story at this LINK.
Enjoy your day and I'll see you tomorrow!
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A to Z Challenge V is for Verdant April 25, 2016

My walk to a verdant park.
 
 
Yesterday I took a walk in downtown
 Lake Oswego. Past a huge hole in the ground
that evidently will have about 200 units above
ground floor retail. It's a contentious project since the off street below ground parking only allows parking for 150 cars.
 
 
 
Walking past that construction I met up
with Mr and Mrs Mallard...

 
such cuties and looking for a hand out...

 
we had a nice chat and I apologized for not having any duck food. Walking further I came to a little park alongside the lake spotting some yellow iris .

 
I do miss the verdant greens
of the rainy Pacific Northwest.
And then ahah!  

 
Baby Canada geese and
two protective mothers!
 
 
I watched their attentive encouragement...
 
 

hustling the little goslings towards the water

and away from me... 

 
 
 
and I listened to their sweet songs...

 
and watched their little tails wag
back and forth as they swam away...

 
This last image is a interesting sculpture
at another park by the lake.... 
Have a super day and I'll see you tomorrow!
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Awww Monday and U is for Umbrella April 25, 2016

 
 
 
 
 Image thanks to the internet
 
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We're up in "sunny" Portland
enjoying the "liquid sunshine"
and verdant green that is prevalent
 here because of all the soft rain!
Enjoy today and I'll see you tomorrow!
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

A to Z Challenge, Six Words and Shadow Shot Sunday April 23-24, 2016

 
T is for Tumultuous, Turbulent,
Thunderous and Tempestuous.
We've had some rainy stormy days
with more snow added to the mountains.
Here's a few more spring like photos! 

Pink Dogwood
April 19, 2016 

Oak trees begin to leaf out
April 22, 2016
 
Have a super day and
I'll see you tomorrow!
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For more Shadow Shots go here -
unfortunately Cate of Saturday Six Words
seems to be missing in action but her
blog site is here.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Feline Friday and A to Z Challenge April 22, 2016

 
 
S is for Sorta Sick....
 
 
Both of us have caught some sort of nasty
 cold germ...most likely while flying home.
Lucy thinks she should be wearing a mask
like this cat has. I told her she was being
a bit obsessive. Have a great day
and I will definitely see you tomorrow!
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

A to Z Challenge April 21, 2016 R is for Red!

Red is my all time favorite color!
Here is just one of my favorite artists
using a lot of red in his painting....

Henri Matisse  1908

Enjoy your day and I'll see you tomorrow!
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday April 20, 2016


When we got home a few days back from our vacation we saw that our Orchid Cactus had bloomed! This plant was started from Russell's Grandma Bebe's plant some years back.
 


 
 
It has bloomed only once before so it's exciting to see it bloom once again. I think it might be all the sun we get here as opposed to the light we got when living near Portland Oregon.  

 
It's quite exotic looking!
Have a great day!
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A to Z Challenge Q is for Quirky, Fun and Wonderful!

 



 
 
 
This has to be one of the best
music videos ever!
Have a great day and
I'll see you tomorrow!
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A to Z Challenge April 19, 2016 P is for Patriotism

 
This past Sunday we took a drive up
Hwy 97 to explore the Tule Lake area
While driving we stopped here to read this sign.
  

 
 

 
I wonder if he would have been
allowed to do this today in our politically divisive environment.
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