"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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wordless Wednesday April 25, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #111
Goldfinches at the bird feeder...
It's spring and they are hungry.
2018 Photo Project
Photo #112
The squirrels have a grand time under the
bird feeder scrounging sunflower seeds
that have fallen out....easy pickings!  

2018 Photo Project
Photo #112
Then they have a lovely time hanging
out in the oak tree branches!

Have a great day and do thank Sandee
for Wordless Wednesday!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Silly Sunday and Awww Monday April 22-23, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #110
Customer Service at Couch Critics Movies and Games
Mt Shasta, California
Crash will help you find just the right movie for
your evening's entertainment!
James Cannon now refers to the Mount Shasta movie
store he started in 2005 as “the last unicorn in the forest.”
The movie business has changed drastically over the years with the rise of Netflix and other streaming services and the closing of businesses such as Blockbuster, but Couch Critics Movies and Games remains one of the last independent movie stores in California.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Feline Friday April 20, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #105
Poo and Muffin

2018 Photo Project
Photo #106
Poo eating her delicious grass...

2018 Photo Project
Photo #107
Muffin eating grass on the other side of the deck...

2018 Photo Project
Photo #108 
Muffin's posing...

2018 Photo Project
Photo #109
Last, but certainly not least is Fifi!!!
She is certainly a princess!

Thankful Thursday April 19, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #104
We are so lucky and blessed to live
where we live side by side
with all sorts of wild creatures.
We move quietly and they have learned
that they can trust us.
Have a lovely day!
It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home.
He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.
I think it’s a good thing to do each week.
Focus on the positive things in our lives.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wordless Wednesday! April 18, 2018

Sunrise on Loreto Bay, Baja Sur, Mexico
Just a little over a year ago ...
I loved getting up early and walking on the beach!
Have a estupendo day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday Fun with Lucy the Wonder Dawg April 17, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #102
Inhaling a tasty tidbit....

2018 Photo Project
Photo #103 
And now Lucy is happily waiting for more!
Lucy is a great dog - a happy hiker
and quite the social butterfly!


Monday, April 16, 2018

Awww Monday April 16, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 102
I found this little card in a book
that a friend loaned to me.
It was as if my mother had stuck it in there
as she used to sing this little poem
to me when I was in bed going to sleep.
2018 Photo Project
Photo #103
Such cozy memories....thanks Mom... 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Awww Monday, Wordless Wednesday and Feline Friday! All 3 posted April 13!!!

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 99
While Russell was out of town
I visited Ryder's family! He's a cutie!  
2018 Photo Project
Photo # 100
Eating dinner with our neighbors and
watching a bit of snowfall!
2018 Photo Project
Photo #101
Lucy poses while a friend sketches
our Gray Whale vertebrae.
Years ago a friend from work gave me this
as a retirement gift.  This was after I kept
bugging her to give it to me!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Silly Saturday and Sunday Shadows Photos

2018 Photo Project
Photo #97
Flamingo masquerading as the Easter Bunny...
2018 Photo Project
Photo #98
I guess she was not just hatching chocolate eggs....hah!
Have a great weekend! 

Friday, April 06, 2018

Feline Friday!!!!! April 6, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #96
Lucy's spot last night while Russell
 was reading after dinner.
Such a good kitty.
Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Wordless Wednesday April 4, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 94
Looking out our dining room window.....
ain't life grand!!!
Thanks Sandee!

2018 Photo Project April 3, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #94
Logan is an amazing blacksmith!
His forged art will be on exhibit in June
at Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir, CA 

2018 Photo Project
Photo #95
He is just one of the many talented artists
located in Weed, CA  .
Have a terrific day!

Monday, April 02, 2018

Awww Monday! April 2, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #93
While having a lovely lunch in Dunsmuir
I spotted a peach tree beginning to
bud out with little leaves and pink blossoms.
 Because Dunsmuir is 1000' lower in altitude than
 where we live spring comes about a month earlier.  
Have a wonderful day!
And here's my Sparks for this week...
thanks to the internet!
My father read all the Pooh books to me and
as a mother I read all the Pooh books to my children.
 So many good thoughts and laughter in those books.  

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday! April 1, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #92
Russell and I having lunch at
An amazing warm spring day!
Russell is to the upper left texting friends
and I am in the lower right holding my camera...
Happy Easter!  

Friday, March 30, 2018

It's Feline Friday! March 30, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 88
While staying with our friends in Camas, Washington
we got to know their cats.  Playful and fun kitties!
This black beauty is Poo....he has a lot of Lucy's
personality and spunk!
2018 Photo Project
Photo #89
Muffin is an adorable cuddle cat.
More of a lap cat than Poo or Fifi who is very shy.
She never allowed me to get a photo of her.
2018 Photo Project
Photo #90
One last photo of Poo before we left to drive home!
2018 Photo Project
Photo #91
Black Butte is a cinder cone next to Mt Shasta. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 29, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 86 
I attempted to capture a photo of this gray squirrel
eating the Manzanita blossoms, however all
I really could get was the little brown tips of his ears
and a lot of gray fur!
2018 Photo Project
Photo # 87
But when this cutie exited the Manzanita
I did get a shot of the squirrel cooling
off on a shady rock....it was 70F yesterday!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wordless Wednesday March 28, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #83
Springtime has arrived for the Tom Turkeys! 

2018 Photo Project
Photo #84
2018 Photo Project
Photo #85
And the "girls" seem quite interested!
Here's more information on Wild Turkeys.
Have a lovely day and do thank Sandee for
Wordless Wednesday! 




Sunday, March 25, 2018

Very Late Feline Friday and Early Awww Monday! March 25, 2018

We are up in Camas Washington visiting good friends
and their 3 cats! Lucy is at "Kitty Kamp" for
a few days and we'll be going home tomorrow.
Russell is multi-tasking reading and petting Muffin!
Having a lovely time with everyone!
Have a great day!


Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 22, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #82
A rainy day created puddles on our deck that
 later when the sun came out I caught this reflection.
I love reflections!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wow! Wonderful Wordless Wednesday!!! March 21, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 81
Mt Shasta on St Patrick's Day
March 17, 2018
11:42 am
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 20, 2018

It's the First Day of Spring!!
And I finally finished another baby quilt!
2018 Photo Project
Photo # 80
This baby quilt is going to the Oregon Coast
to a darling little boy. 
Naturally Lucy just had to check it out  plus
the silly little bear I made.
Have a great week!

Monday, March 19, 2018

It's Awww Monday! March 19, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 78
Such an alert and hungry jackrabbit!
He ate the sunflower seeds that had been scattered
under the bird feeder for probably 20 minutes.
Then he caught me snapping some photos!
I left the window so he could continue to
peaceably eat some more and he did!   
2018 Photo Project
Photo #79
Have a lovely week!
And here's some wise advice from Mark Twain:
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything!
Many thanks to Sandee for Awww Monday
and to McGuffy's Reader for Sparks

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 Photo Project and Shadow Shot Sunday! March 17, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 77
Lucy is quite tired of the snow....
Me? We have little flurries every
day and I quite like them.
No shoveling involved and the mountains need it!
And Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Feline Friday March 16, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #75
Lucy is quite bored with the snow outside.
Russell took her out for a walk and that
lasted maybe 10 seconds...
Lucy stomped back into the house.
Do cats stomp?

2018 Photo Project
Photo #76
Just a trace of snow last night.
And the skies are clear- it will be a lovely day.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 15, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #74
Early morning....6:57am!
Snow is picking up again!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Photo Project and Wordless Wednesday! March 13-14, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 72
 We woke up this morning to this!!!!
This should make the skiers smile! 
2018 Photo Project
Photo #73
Meanwhile yesterday the Tom turkeys were
circling our house while the "girls"
scampered in front of them!
Who needs TV when you can
just look out the window!
Have a great day!
And please do thank Sandee for all she does!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

It's Awww Monday! March 12, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 70
There's a reason why this Gray Squirrel is so chunky...

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 71 
He's figured out a way to outsmart
the supposed "squirrel-proof" feeder!
Clever little devil!
He loves sunflower seeds!
Almost forgot McGuffy's  Sparks!
Have a wonderful week!