"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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Feline Friday August 17, 2018

I want to be a cat!
Lucy the Cat
March 2011
Oh to be a cat....
just think of that!
Sleeping on whatever pleases
while dreaming of tasty meeses.
Carelessly shedding furry hairs
and lounging on the sunny stairs
No chores for me-no siree
my life is aimless- so carefree
To be a cat would be a laugh
No bosses here- as I have staff !!

Lucy Snoozin'
March 2011
I thought it would be fun to repeat a post
from when Lucy was still a new kitty.
She arrived on our doorstep in late fall of 2010.
Six months old, borderline feral and happy to 
come into our home where we have been waiting
on her ever since!
Back then I participated in a poetry blog called
Jingle Potluck Poetry and wrote the above poem for Lucy!  
Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wordless Wednesday August 15, 2018

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What ever you do....do not drop the cake! 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It's Awww Monday! August 13, 2018

Earlier this week we were in Portland, Oregon
visiting friends and family. We spent a few hours
at the Portland Art Museum's classy exhibit
of amazing old cars The Shape of Speed.   
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This Alpha Romeo on exhibit was made the same
year I was born. It's amazing how beautiful all these
cars are compared to todays vehicles. Our cars
may be safer, but they sure don't have that classic look!

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Have a great week!

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Feline Friday August 10, 2018

This summer is far too hot, but this kitty
knows how to stay cool as a cucumber!
So....stay cool and have a great Feline Friday!
Thanks Sandee!!!!

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Early Awww Monday! August 6, 2018

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On our trip to Portland
via Bend and Baker City
I could not resist this building
painted with raccoons!
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Have a great week!

Friday, August 03, 2018

Feline Friday August 3, 2018

Siskiyou Custom Milling in Yreka CA
Curt at Siskiyou Custom Milling is a perfectionist when it comes to providing us with precision milled cedar. And then he is
an amazing animal lover, especially for cats. He took in some adult feral female cats who were pregnant. After their babies were born he had the mothers spayed and he is looking for homes for the kittens. Here are a few of the nine kitties and if you know someone who could take in 2 of them ( they are litter mates ) please pass on the info! Curt is on Facebook also! https://www.facebook.com/Siskiyou-Custom-Milling-llc-57479/ 
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Have a lovely day !

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Happy Tuesday July 31, 2018

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Our latest Pacific Crest Trail hikers !
WIB, Hardtime, Boulder and Buzzard.
Their names are their trail names.
We love hosting PCT hikers. They come from
all over the world and are so interesting
to talk to and share experiences.
One of our good friends is an online
Trail Angel and picks up hikers who text him
for rides from the trail head to Mt. Shasta.
Then he gives us a call if some need a place to stay.
It's a lot of fun!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Awww Monday! July 30, 2018

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Every day I put out fresh water for
all the animals and birds.
Especially during hot summer days!
Stay cool!

Simmering Summer July 29, 2018

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July 29 at 5:45am
A very smoky sultry sunrise this morning.....due to  
the devastating Carr fire south of us in Redding.
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July 26 at 8:09pm 
Earlier this week we saw this moonrise .
Have a lovely and safe Sunday!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Feline Friday July 27, 2018

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Thoughtful Astro!
We had a delightful visit with Astro, his three siblings
and all the two legged members of his family!
Have a great Friday.....it's a full moon!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wordless Wednesday July 25, 2018

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Mallards relaxing on Oswego Lake
Lake Oswego, Oregon

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Early Awww Monday July 22, 2018

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Early morning with Norton.
He's enjoying the morning sunrise!
Have a super week!
Thanks Sandee !

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Shadowy Sunday Shots July 22, 2018

While visiting our good friends I woke up
early Saturday morning before anyone else.
 I photographed these lovely warm sunrise images.....
You can play along by going here..
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Have a lovely day!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Pizza! Yummy! July 20, 2018

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Great pizza in Lake Oswego Oregon!
Check it out!

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These fabulous two chefs work in tandem....
fun to watch and the pizzas are delicious!

Feline Friday July 20, 2018

We're up in Portland Oregon
so I don't have any new kitty
photos at the moment.....
so here are a few from the past!
Our friends in Lake Oswego have
four delightful cats....
Here are three of them:
Dexter, Astro and the
darling orange Norton as a kitten.
He's lots bigger now!

Norton and Dexter sun bathing!
Have a lovely day!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Early Awww Monday! July 16, 2018

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It has been very hot here and will continue
to be in the high 90's for another week.
This lovely doe has been hanging out with
us for about a week. She had a fawn with her,
but now we haven't seen it for several days.
We're afraid perhaps the coyotes or the
cougar may have gotten it as there have been
a lot of coyotes yipping nearby at night and
some folks have seen the cougar.   
Makes me sad, but I know it's just part
of living out in the country.  

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Feline Friday! July 13, 2018

Online image provided by meowington.com
Have a fabulous day!
And an even better weekend!
Thanks Sandee!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wordless Wednesday July 11, 2018

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Like Monarch Butterflies...
Bumblebees love Milkweed!
Have a lovely day!

Monday, July 09, 2018

Awww Monday July 9, 2018

Everyone who came to the annual
Weed 64th Annual Carnevale had fun!
Lots of amusement rides, music,
food and Bocce Ball !!
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Have a great week!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Smoky Sunrise July 7, 2018

A wildfire near the Oregon/California border
caused our skies to be reddish and smoky this morning.
Thank goodness for all the brave firefighters.
You can read more here. 
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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Wordless Wednesday July 4, 2018

Look who is here!!!
First fawn of the year!
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Fawns are usually born in early June.
This one looks about a month old judging
from it's size. They are so cute! We usually see
them earlier, but there have been cougar
seen in our area, so the does have been hiding.

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and Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 02, 2018

Awww Monday July 2, 2018

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While we were listening to music
the doggies were trying to snooze!
Such sweet puppies at BBCRC .
Have a lovely day!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Watching the Trains Go By Sunday July 1, 2018

Last Thursday we went over to the
to listen to toe-tapping music. 
Brenden Phillips son of Utah Phillips
and Baby Gramps were featured to play.
Fun music and lots of interesting people!
Before the music began in the boxcar we watched
two freight trains pass each other...
taking turns being on the siding.
One went south to LA and the other headed to Portland. 
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One last look at Black Butte .....
Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wordless Wednesday June 27, 2018

August 19, 2016
While visiting family in Sausalito
we took a wonderful evening drive.
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Awww Monday! June 25, 2018

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A baby girl quilt waiting for her little girl....
should be here sometime in July.

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This quilt is waiting for a little boy.....

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And this little quilt will go to a little girl
in November!
Obviously I love to sew little quilts!  
Entertaining and rewarding!