"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

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's Feline Friday! September 26, 2014

Cat rules according to Lucy...

"Be sure to not get on the table
if there is company coming"
Thanks to Sandee for hosting Feline Friday
this month for Steve of BFDude!

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Awww Monday !! September 22, 2014

This was lifted from a friends Facebook page-
could not resist this!! Have a great week!
And thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Magpie Tales #238 Searching

Image provided by Tess Kincaid 
of Magpie Tales

I am searching from stone to bone
To bone I am iced to the stone 
To the stone so sleak and far beyond
Far beyond as I seek my illusive key
My illusive key to life and oh so much more 
So much more and more and more.....always
Always searching for more and more.....
and oh so many thanks to 
Tess Kincaid oh my goodness!
Where would we be???? 
Here's more: Magpie Tales
Have a fabulous day! Ta Dah!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Six Words and Shadowy Shots September 20-21, 2014

Photo taken by Cate Lewis
September 17, 2014

Horrific fire...
Our town will rebuild...
The story is Here
I'll be back later to comment on
everyone's blgs, but right now I am
off to my volunteer job to help 
our little town come  back even better!
To see more Six words click here
and here for Sunday Shadows.

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's Feline Friday! September 19, 2013

Kittens adding gigglebytes.....

Image courtesy of George Takei

Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus for hosting 
for Steve of BFDude! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weed Library Building after the Wildfire

Not only did this building house our library, 
but it also had Early Headstart and 
Great Northern Services who provided help
to those in need with a food bank,
 energy assistance,Meals on Wheels and
other assistances. Great Northern already
has a temporary location at Premier West Bank
150 Alamo Avenue in Weed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weed Wildfire Update

Looking up hill that once had homes
September 17, 2014

There was a very informative meeting at the college last night and
good plans are being implemented to help folks rebuild and ensure that
no one is overlooked- of course the Red Cross is helping too. The Portland
office of Roseburg Mill has plans in place to help any employees needing 
assistance and the mill will be re-opening after inspections. 
The same goes for the High School and Elementary school. 
In a way I think this fire will help Weed pull itself out of the "funk" it has been 
in since the lumber industry was crippled back in the 70-80's.
We will be involved in helping the Weed Library
 rebuild as it was completely destroyed.
 ( along with my photography show that was up...
and those photos can be reprinted thank goodness!!)
So- life goes on and  will be challenging for awhile 
but thank goodness there were no injuries nor loss of lives.

Photos from Horrific and Devastating Fire in Weed, California

Our little town of Weed had a wildfire
rampage through the NE side.
No injuries nor fatalities, but
100+ structures were destroyed;
mostly homes and some businesses.
Our little library was destroyed also.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's Awww Monday! September 15, 2014

Dogs just want to be friends with cats!
And cats.......? 

Hilarious and thanks to Sandee
of  Comedy Plus for Awww Mondays! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Magpie Tales #237 Not an Early Bird

Morning Curtains 
Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Lacy curtains cover her eyes
It's really too early to arise
Foggy thoughts fill her head 
She'd really like to still be in bed
Sleeping warm and and very happy
Better bring her some coffee...
And make it snappy!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Six Words for Saturday and Shadows for Sunday September 13-14, 2014

Smoky wildfire skies create hazy shadows

August 28, 2014 at 5:40pm

Some wildfires here have been burning 
since August 1, 2014. At this time the
fires in Happy Camp, CA have burned
over 100,000 acres. 
Happy Camp newslink

Here's last nights sunset...
Smoky sunset - September 12, 2014

and here are the links for Six Words
and Shadow Shot Sunday 
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Snoozin' Feline Friday September 12, 2014

Lucy Taking Her Afternoon Nap
September 11, 2014

Every sunny afternoon Lucy will be
found sleeping on her favorite spot.
Lucy has an extremely hard life!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude
for Feline Friday!!!

Monday, September 08, 2014

It's Time For Awww Monday! September 8, 2014


I never tire of watching these cuties.
They like to relax in the shade on a hot afternoon...
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays !!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Magpie Tales #236 Crispy!

Image provided by Tess Kincaid

There once was a moth named Bash
Flying crazily to lights with a smash
Said he blearily
I feel rather sillily
Pretty lights are toasty hot when I crash!
Thanks Tess for Magpie Tales and for 
all of you...flutter over Here to read more!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Six Words for Saturday with Shadowy Shots September 6-7, 2014

I want egg salad sandwiches NOW!
Nothing better with a bit of celery, sweet onion,
crisp lettuce and potato chips layered inside!

Scamper over Here for Six Words or
Here for Sunday Shadow Shots!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Feline Friday with Felix the Cat!

This is 7 minutes long, but very fun...
A blast from the past!

I tried to upload it but could not-
so here's the link:
Felix the Cat
Happy Feline Friday with Felix the Cat!
And do thank Steve of Burnt Food Dude
for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Awww Monday turned into Awww Tuesday! September 2, 2014

Yesterday Labor Day was truly a Labor Day!
No time for blogging while we cleaned out
the garage. Long overdue as Russell had not
unpacked some boxes since we moved 2.5 years ago!
Meanwhile- some of our young relatives are
back to school this week! Some for the first time!
 Here are a few pics of these cuties! 

Conner and Wyatt




Abby and William with Bella
Have a great day!
And thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays!