"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, October 17, 2017

Wordless Wednesday October 18, 2017

 
A foggy view from Nimisila Metro Park. Akron, OH
(Nikon D100 using the 70-300 zoom – 1/450th sec at f8).
Photo by Dick Pratt
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Big thanks to Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday Along with Awww Monday October 15-16, 2017

 
I see cookies in our future!
 

 
And here they are!
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A few days ago after returning home
I made some yummy white chocolate chip
with walnuts and lots of vanilla!
I made them with my version of the
famous Toll House recipe. 
Basically, I only use 1/2 cup of melted butter,
half the amount of chocolate chips, I grind up the 1 cup of walnuts until they are pulverized and
I increase the vanilla to 4 teaspoons.   
I figured that pulverizing the walnuts would release the walnut oil and replace the missing butter.
My sweetie prefers my version. 
Maybe you would too.....have a lovely day!
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And do not forget to check out Sunday Shadows ,
Awww Monday and  Annie of McGuffy's Reader
who hosts Sparks- an inspirational and positive post for the week every Monday.       
 
My positive thought  for this week  is :
 
And the reason I am posting early is that 
tomorrow will be really busy!
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Monday, October 09, 2017

It's Awww Monday October 9, 2017

 
Three handsome dogs seen outside Sweet Wife Bakery....
waiting for their human to bring them treats!
Which she did!  
And here's my quote for McGuffy's Reader...
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  -Charles Schulz 
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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday! October 8, 2018

 
Hay bales in Haines, Oregon 
October 7, 2017
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Shadow Shot Sundays are fun and easy to do!
Sneak over here to play or just to see more!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Visiting our friends in Baker City Oregon October 7, 2017

Our dear friend Tom is an amazing artist.
From the 2 dimensional pieces below he
has created an imaginative tower of books
mixed with characters from children's books.
His plan is to eventually have this cast in bronze.
Some lucky library will have his tower....
will it be the library in your town?  
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Using sculpy Tom is making
Tom Sawyer's raft. This will be added
to one of the nooks between the books. 

Friday, October 06, 2017

Feline Friday October 6, 2017

 
Visiting friends and family in Oregon
on a lovely Autumn day.....my favorite season! 

 
And here's the lovely Cheech!
Like Lucy she loves to be outside
even if it is on a leash!
Have a lovely Feline Friday!
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Early Wordless Wednesday October 4, 2017


Photographer Kilian Schönberger climbed the Alps late at night to capture one of the mountain range’s strangest segments, alien-like columns found in South Tyrol, an autonomous province in Northern Italy. His series Otherworld showcases the so-called “earth pyramids” in a hazy dawn light, strange creations that appear like stalagmites freed from their underground caves.
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Sunday, October 01, 2017

It's Awww Monday! And my 75th Birthday! October 2, 2017

Posting early since I'll be very busy
and will most likely be offline this week. 
 
 
Deer babies are the sweetest!
Have a great week!
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wordless Wednesday September 27, 2017



Looking back at paths once taken
It's easy to see where you were mistaken
But now you can go safely ahead
Having learned what trails not to tread  
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Awww Monday September 25, 2017

 
 
Periodically a bird will fly into a window
and Russell always picks them up to keep
them warm while they recover from the shock.
 


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday September 24, 2017

 
Seen on Nighthawk Lane, Weed CA
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Saunter here for more Shadow Shots!
And have a lovely week....

Friday, September 22, 2017

Feline Friday! September 22, 2017

 
First day of Autumn!!
Have a great day!
Thanks Sandee!
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday September 20, 2017

 
Timberline Lodge
Mt Hood, Oregon
 
Eight inches and counting Tuesday afternoon.... 
 
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Monday, September 18, 2017

It's Awww Monday! September 18,2017

 
Darling puppy at a local restaurant!
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Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Feline Friday!!! September 15, 2017

 
Every day Russell and Lucy take a walk.....
 
 
 
 
Sometimes Lucy has to rest....silly girl.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

It's Awww Monday! September 11, 2017

 
Darling little frog at a friends pond.
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Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Six Words and Sunday Shadows September 9-10, 2017

 
 
 
 
Will this help sell her car....? 
 
I spotted this car while at the Farmers Market 
last Monday in Mt Shasta.  Couldn't resist it !
My question is are all these treasures glued down or do they slide all over the place when the car is moving?
 
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Speed over to these links to see more
Have a great weekend where ever you drive!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sunday, September 03, 2017

It's Awww Monday! September 4, 2017

Doe with one of her two fawns.
We keep large saucers filled with water
for all our wildlife-especially during fire season.
 
 
 
As you can see from my header photo
we have a lot of smoke from all the
wildfires around us. So far except for all the smoke we have no fires close to us.
The closest was in Dunsmuir and thanks to all the volunteers and Cal Fire
the Bradley fire is under control.
Firefighters are our heroes.
Stay safe where ever you are!
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

It's Awww Monday! August 28, 2017

 
August 27, 2017
 
Two of our family's cutie pies!
Nephew Steve in Colorado
sent these photos of Cody and Kayden
with their surprise gifts from Aunt Kathe.
Cody has a sock monkey
and Kayden has a belated "Big Boy Quilt"!
Such nice children!
Thanks Steve for sending these photos!
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Feline Friday August 25, 2017

 
Pet food store cat in serious need
of a tummy rub !!

 
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

More Baby Quilts! August 24, 2017

Between both our families there will be
four more babies ....so I have been busy sewing
up a storm.  To me it's painting with fabric! 
 
 
 
Lots of girls are expected! Only one boy in the works.
Plus one 6 year old who never got one of my quilts before...
This one goes to Austin Texas.

 
 
Below is the "Big Boy Quilt"
Mailing off to Colorado today!
 

 
 

 
Another baby girl quilt....
Eventually will be mailed to Colorado.



 
This is my favorite quilt....it reminds me
of a board game! Perhaps I should make up a simple
game for it with small stuffed animals as 
the tokens to use playing the game? But then I would also have to make large cloth dice! Hmmmm?  


 
Yet another baby girl quilt!
This one will be going to England.

 
All my baby quilts have a pocket on the back
for the baby's name and birth date etc.
Plus a personal message. And the baby has
a pocket for some little toy or rattle.  

 
 
News alert- just found out another boy will be arriving! 
So I still have one  more quilt to make...yay!
Have a great day whatever you are doing!
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wordless Wednesday ! August 23, 2017


photo credit to unknown photographer via friends email
 
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Monday, August 21, 2017

It's Awww Monday! August 21, 2017

Very Awesome Morning! 
 
 
 
One of my favorite buddies....he's so handsome!

 
After viewing the eclipse with good friends
we toasted the day with Martinelli's Cider
and Lindt's Dark Chocolate!
( I love my shadow hopping into the photo! ) 

 
We viewed the eclipse near Mt Shasta's
emergency helicopter pad with a bonus
viewing of the helicopter taking off!   

 
Have a great week!
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