"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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Magpie Tales #213 Make Mine Transitory

Image provided by Tess Kincaid


Permanent ink ?
To wake up and think...
That's what I got 
for that last little drink!

Make mine transitory
Slightly incendiary
Disappearing over time
To be just a memory. 

Thanks to Tess Kincaid

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday! March 29-30, 2014

La Casa de Pam y Harry 
Punta Chivato, Baja Sur, Mexico
March 2014

Finally unpacked from our Mexico trip!
Actually we've been unpacked for days,
but it makes for a snappy six words!
Mexico is such a beautiful country full of color.
We always enjoy seeing old friends and making new friends!
Have a great day and do click on these 
links to see more Six Word Saturdays
Have a great weekend too!

Friday, March 28, 2014

It's Feline Friday!! March 28, 2014

Three cats looking for those three little mice!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude
 for Feline Friday!!
He thinks he has to prove he loves
cats...but we already know he does!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Poetry Jam March 27, 2014 Letting Go!

Baby Turtles, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
November 12, 2012

Raising children is an intricate dance
First a slow waltz usually at night
Sleepily rocking while in a trance 

Later on it's a crazy polka
Chasing those chubby little legs
You will need a strong mocha

Then drama with a hormonal teen
Changes the dance to a moody tango
Happy for a sec and then makes a scene

Look out! Here comes the jitterbug
As they ask for the car keys 
And did I mention using drugs?

Now ready to move on their own 
Not with a Limbo, Twist or Shuffle
It's a new dance- the Stepping Stone.
Thanks to Laurie Kolp for this weeks 
Poetry Jam theme of Letting Go!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Magpie Tales #12 Time's a Wasting!

My Bed by Tracy Emin
Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Sleepy head Sleepy head
Shake out your suitcase
Ignore that rumpled bed
Let's not waste this sunny day
It's time to get out and play!!

Boogie Boarding Zihuatanejo November 2009

Be sure to click on this link
to read what others have to say!

It's Awww Monday a Day Late! March 25, 2014

As some of you may know I have been
busy making 5 baby quilts this winter.
Here's the first of five babies !!
A little boy with an adorable big sister... 

Baby boy Bennett
February 25, 2014
Berlin, Germany

Here's the big sister playing 
tea party with her dad on the quilt 
I made for her when she was born.

Then along came this little boy-
the first grandchild of my very
good childhood friend Judy!

Baby boy David
March 13, 2014
Mountain View, California

And presto!! A sweet baby girl
who just happens to be the cousin
of the first little boy and his big sister.

Baby girl Ruby Mae
March 19, 2014
Venice, California

Here she is with her mom and dad!

Ta Dah! Proud parents!
Babies are a Big Awww!
Thanks to Sandee Clark for 
this fun meme!

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's Feline Friday! March 21, 2014

"Oh Lucy....we're home!"

"Ahah-you're back!"

"I might seem nonchalant....but I did miss you."
Thanks to Steve of  Burnt Food Dude
Every week he posts Feline Friday...
showing how much he really does love cats!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Awww Mondays March 17, 2014

Yesterday Russell and Rick
helped a local who is 
building his home.
They moved a huge amount
of gravel while the owner of
the soon to be completed home
was able to mix and pour all 
the concrete needed to 
finish his bathroom floor.

Observe the wheelbarrow...
a new one will be purchased
in the near future. 

Rick and two small helpers....

Meanwhile Scout helped out
at home by taking numerous naps!
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Magpie Tales #211

Feast in the House of  Simon 1610 by El Greco

Observe carefully  
Those who profess to be charitable
While pocketing truth

Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Poetry Jam March 14, 2014 Cooking in Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa la Sabores, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Mexico
May 2009

Cooking with Russell
Nothing better than cooking with my pal
Unless it's eating what we've made!

Making stuffed squash blossoms
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Mexico
May 2009

Vegetable vendor in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Mexico
May 2009

Thanks to Gabriella for this weeks Poetry Jam

Six Words for Saturday and Sunday Shadows! March 15-16,2014

Palm Tree in Loreto  March 8, 2014 

We're in Mexico......
What's for dinner???

Octopus Fisherman 
 Punta Chivato, Baja Sur, Mexico
March 12, 2014
Octopus is quite tasty! 
Especially when so fresh!
Thanks to Cate for Six Word Saturday
and to Gemma Wiseman 
and Magical Mystical Teacher
Click on those links to see more
and to play along.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 14, 2014

It's Feline Friday! March 14, 2014

Tigre Sleeping After a Hard Day!
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Mexico
May 2009
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!
Click on the links below to play or just
to see more!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Few Sunrise Photos from Punta Chivato, Baja Sur, Mexico March 12, 2014

Magnificent colorful Mexico!

Sunrise at Pam and Harry's
March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

It's Awww Mexico Monday! March 10, 2014 Ole!

Scout resting after a long walk! 
March 9, 2014

Scout is almost 14 years old-
a very nice Bichon Frisee.
He loves being with his family.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Magpie #210 March 9, 2014

Lee Plaza Hotel, Detroit
 photo by Bonnie Beechler

There once was a lass
Who had no class
Housekeeping was not her forte
When asked "How come"
She replied "I'm not dumb
...why ruin a really nice day?"
Thanks and a shake of the dustcloth 
to Tess Kincaid for

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday March 8-9, 2014

Queretaro, Mexico 

To know a place.........be there!

Guanajuato Sky, Mexico

To see more or to play along
with Six Word Saturday
or Shadow Shot Sundays
 Just click on their links!
Have a great weekend!
Six Word Saturday
Shadow Shot Sunday

Friday, March 07, 2014

Feline Friday March 7, 2014

Nothing better than sitting by the fire
with Morgie the Cat after doing a
few chores around the croft!

A few years ago we spent 2 lovely weeks
with our friends Toni and Andrew on their
10 acre croft near Inverness. 
We were happy to feed the piggies, 
the chickens and help out where ever!
Click on the link below to play
Feline Friday- thanks to Steve of BFDude

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Poetry Jam March 5, 2014

Good Grief ! Pantry inventory  March 3, 2014

Some folks bottle up their grief
Keep their tears away from the light
The lighthouse of friends that will ease
Them out of that dark relentless night   

Noam and Russell
March 3, 2014

And then there is the joy
Cooking together
Breaking bread
And eating pie........

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie
March 3, 2014
Thanks to Peggy
For this weeks theme of bottles
Have fun and participate!
Don't forget to have a happy day!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Eric Alder's MPP March 4, 2014

Good ol' summertime!
Lazily relaxing on the porch swing
Sipping lemonade 
It'll be awhile before summer-
but we can dream!! 
Every week Eric Alder posts a photo
to challenge us to write 
what the image says to us.
Click on the link below and join in on the fun!

Monday, March 03, 2014

It's Awww Monday! March 3, 2014

Our  suet feeder attracts all sorts of birds!

photo taken  2/28/2014

It's Monday and thanks to Sandee
we get to share images of cuteness
with each other! Just click on the link
below to play along! Or just to see
what others have posted!  Cheers!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Magpie Tales #209 Silly Limerick

The Sleeping Gypsy  by  Henri Rousseau  1897

There once was a gypsy Romanoff
Who always was nodding off
 He woke in a dither
Some lion stole his zither
While he was made into Stroganoff
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
Click on the link to see more! 

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday March 1, 2014

Sunny Afternoon Shadows  2/1/2014

Shadows Within  2/2/2014

Relax- sit down
Enjoy your day!!!
Every weekend I combine 
these two memes:

Click on the links above to 
play along or just to enjoy
what others have posted!
Have a great weekend!