"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, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all
for a wonderful 2016!!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

It's Awww Monday! December 28, 2015

I hope you all had as nice
a Christmas as we did!
Looking west towards Mt Eddy

Icicles on a rain chain  

Dinner at Leslie and Scott's
followed by music....
We love Tom and Leslie's music!

Playing Jango before dessert!
We had such a nice evening.  

Have an awesome Monday
and a Happy New Year!!!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Saturday 6 Words and Sunday Shadows December 26-27, 2015

Cookie Prep
December 26, 2015
Christmas is over....cookies never are.....
The cookie jar is rarely empty in our home.
Grab these links to have more fun....

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas ....and It's Feline Friday!

• ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
•。★ Christmas 。* 。
° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
* Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

Grace and Kathe with Mr Cat, Mighty Mouth and Larry
Christmas 1990
Grace and I had these photos taken
for Russell's Christmas present!
It was a three ring circus getting these
three cats to smile and say cheese! 

Grace with Larry
Christmas 1990
We have always loved cats- yes indeed!
Have a lovely day today- and don't
forget to wish Steve of BFDude a very
Merry Christmas since he started
Feline Friday to prove he loves cats!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wordless Wednesday! December 23, 2015

N. Old Stage Road, Weed California
December 23, 2015
Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post
 featuring a photo which conveys a message
that speaks for itself without using words.



Monday, December 21, 2015

It's Awww Monday Once Again! December 21, 2015

It's awesome !
Since we moved here almost 4 years ago
we've not had a "normal" winter.
I think this year we will!
Yesterday the sun came out a bit...

December 20, 2015

Puzzling image....did the
squirrel levitate or where did he go?
Do thank Sandee of Comedy Plus
for Awww Monday! It's easy to play
and fun to see what others come up with!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Magpie #299 Christmas Break

Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
Those last kisses before going home
For Christmas?
Those were the days my friends- or were they?
 I like where I am now with my best pal.
Have a wonderful week and
Happy Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday Six Words and Sunday Shadows! December 19-20, 2015

Sometimes little things
become big problems.....
My Point of View  December 16, 2015
Every year I get a skin cancer screening...
this year I thought I had a tiny problem that turned out to be more than that. I'll be
fine, but it will take time for everything
to heal. Thank goodness I go in every year!
So, make sure you do too!
Sunday Shadow Shot for December 20, 2015
Doesn't this shadow look like geese flying?
Have a great day! And be sure to
check out Six Words and Sunday Shadows!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Time for Feline Friday! December 18, 2015

Every library should have at least one cat....
If not two cats!

I would like to thank all the kind and
generous people who donated to our
Weed library after the Boles Fire happened
a little over a year ago. We are now in a
new space that we hope will become
our permanent Weed Library!
We could have not done this without all the
help from so many communities.
So thanks to all- you know who you are!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year !
P.S. The cute cats are not our Library cats-
I got these cute photos off the internet.  
We have Steve of BFDude to thank for
Feline Friday- he started it to prove he
truly loves cats! Thanks Steve!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wordless Wednesday December 16, 2015

Two photos today- one facing East
 and one facing West.
Both taken yesterday morning
while still in my jammies.
Enjoy your day.

Monday, December 14, 2015

And here's ......Awww Monday December 14, 2015!!

We got about 2-3 inches yesterday...

Maybe more tonight with
temperatures down about 25F....
And of course we saw more deer...
this was taken yesterday afternoon.
Have a great week! And do thank Sandee
of Comedy Plus for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Magpie Tales #298 Innocence

Playground from Getty Images
Thanks to Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
Swinging bliss
Those memorable childhood years 
Not easy now

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Six Words Lead to Sunday Shadows....December 12-13, 2015

Big Daddy comes to visit us......
( with his harem! )   
The Girls,  December 12, 2015   8:45am

Big Daddy,  December 12, 2015  8:45am
This buck has to be one of the most
handsome and healthy bucks
we have seen this fall.
Do stop by Six Words and Sunday Shadows.
And have a great weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2015

It's Time for Feline Friday! December 11, 2015

Now you see her... 
Now you don't...! 

Lucy loves sleeping in the sun...
and sleeping under cover!
Have a snoozerific day!
Thanks a tip of Lucy's tail to
Steve of BFDude who started Feline Friday!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Wordless Wednesday December 9, 2015

December 3, 2015  1:17pm

Wordless Wednesday
A simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus !


Saturday, December 05, 2015

Three for the price of one.....

Feline Friday, Six Word Saturday and Sunday Shadows......December 4, 5 and 6, 2015

Happy Feline Friday!

Saturday Six Words...
Mt Shasta with Snow!  December 4, 2015
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Sunday Shadow Shots... 
Mt Shasta Sunrise 
 December 5, 2015   8:11AM
It's eight in the morning and it's
still too dark for any shadows!
Ski here or skate over here for more
words and shadowy shots!

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Wordless Wednesday December 2, 2015

Kayaking on Sauvies Island, Oregon
Years ago I went back to school
and finally got my BFA in Photography.
I took two things I loved to do- kayaking and photography and based my thesis on water.
Here is just one of many images created
during that time.

Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Awww Monday November 30, 2015

Colts having fun!
These cuties live not too far from us.  
Obviously they are feeling their oats!

Have a great Awww Monday!
Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Magpie Tales #296 Grocery Shopping

Joachim Buecklaer   1560
There once was a lass named Daisy
Whose memory was rather lazy
"Tis best to have a list
Than get home with something missed"
Returning to the market would be crazy.
Thanks and a tip of my hat
to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows November 28-29, 2015

Look close and you see more....
November 20, 2015   

Low water in this creek.

Here we are! Having fun!
Last Friday we took a hike
detouring around newly fallen snow.
Instead of going to Castle Lake we took
an old logging road and I took a few photos.
I enjoy participating in Six Words and
Sunday Shadow Shots.
Enjoy your day where ever you are!

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's Feline Friday November 27, 2015

Two meowy cute cats!
These two darlings live with
one of my sweetheart's brothers! 

Have a great day
and even better weekend!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Preparations! November 26, 2015

Cooking with friends is big fun!
I'm making Fiery Sweet Potatoes...
Tom is making pie crusts...
Steve is making the sauce for
the Frog Eye Salad...
Step 1....



Apple pie is done- pecan pie is done
Prep work is done-
Turkey in the oven....
Smells so divine!
Meanwhile some hands aren't very busy....
hmmm.....maybe they will do the dishes!
Bwa hahahah!
Happy Thanksgiving!