"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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Six Words Along with Sunday Shadows!!! May 30-31, 2015

Lemon Meringue Pie....
the Easy Way!!!!

To begin with....forget the crust!

Then either follow your favorite
recipe or use Betty's tasty and easy recipe...
(I leave out the yellow food coloring!)

The recipe will fill six 6oz custard
cups and looks and tastes delicious!
Do not forget to saunter over to
Cates blog Six Words and also to
Oodles of great words and photographs!
Cheers! And bon appetite!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Once Again It's Feline Friday! May 29, 2015

We all had a busy day...
After gardening Russell had
to hold down the hammock....

I had to hold down a chair
with my feet while reading....

Lucy had to take a big nap after
keeping an eye on all the birds....

Meanwhile our rose is beginning to bloom!

Have a great Friday and don't forget
to thank Steve of BFDude for starting
Feline Friday....just to prove he
truly adores cats! Cheers! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Awww Monday May 25, 2015 Lest we forget....

We are so lucky to live in a country that still has freedom.  Be sure to thank all the men and women who keep our country safe. We must never forget the lives lost protecting our freedom and  the families that were left behind that have suffered the loss of a loved one.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Magpie Tales # 271

Still Life , 1907, by John Frederick Peto
Without you
By my side walking together
I might as well
Hang up my life 
Many thanks to Tess Kincaid
who provides to us each week
an image to evoke poetry and stories
for all of us to write, read and enjoy.
Do stop by Magpie Tales to add your
creations or just to read. It's great fun!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday May 23-24, 2015

Nature signals us....
summer is coming!

Bees are buzzing in the clover....

California Acorn woodpeckers
pecking at the suet feeder....

Tiny grapes beginning to grow.... 

Have a wonderful weekend and do
take a peek at Six Word Saturday and
Lots of images and words to enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Holy Jackrabbit- It's Feline Friday! May 22, 2015

 Here's a photo of our local jackrabbit....
Photo taken May 20, 2015
This mouse is making sure Lucy can't
get the jackrabbit!
Photo found on the internet
Which makes  the jackrabbit very happy!
Internet photo
Have a great Feline Friday
and don't forget to hop over and
give Steve of BFDude a big thank you! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

It's Awww Monday! May 18, 2015

Photo taken in Plymouth CA
May 16, 2015
Red Wing Blackbird
One of my favorite birds.
I love their call....

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Magpie Tales 270 Not just a Fly-by-Night

Artwork by Ulrike Bolenz
Look closely
Appreciate this wee little fly
Step with care.
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales !
Have a great week!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It's Saturday Six Words with Sunday Shadows! May 16-17, 2015

Leafy Shadows  
Two shadow shots just for fun!
Shadowy Oak leaves
Wishing you all a very happy
weekend! Be sure to check out

Friday, May 15, 2015

It's Feline Friday! May 15, 2015

Weird Cat borrowed from the all giving Internet
Kinda looks like Lucy........ 
Be sure to thank Steve of
BFDude for Feline Friday!!  
He has a great blog!

Monday, May 11, 2015

It's Awww Monday! May 11, 2014 It Was an Awesome Grand Opening!

Our little Weed Library had it's
Grand Opening on Saturday!
Everyone who came had a fun time
celebrating and enjoying the new space...
Lots of children came
and enjoyed seeing all the new
books and new furniture just for them! 

The new blue recliners are a big hit...
Tom Scott and Leslie Tift played music....
(you can find them on Facebook)

Stephan, Nadine and Russell
Three of the many people who
 helped bring back our library
 from last years disastrous wildfire.

We relocated to an old bank building
and we use the vault for book sales...
We all enjoyed visiting with
 friends and neighbors ....

Librarian Shelley shows off
her latest T-shirt....
Shelley will never be out of date
nor cancelled!
Many thanks to Sandee for
Awww Mondays! Enjoy your day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Magpie Tales # 269 Promises, Promises....

 image provided by Tess Kincaid
of the famous Magpie Tales
Oh Mary, Mary, truly not so contrary
Did not want to be on the moon.
She was only taking a cow to the dairy
While holding a helium balloon.
"I'm not meant to be an astronaut,
I'm supposed to be on Earth.
Next time I'll tie a better knot
My promise for what it's worth!"

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Shadows and Six Words May 9, 2015

Lots of action in Spring gardens....
 Snoopy Scrub Jay
Oregon Vine Maple Samaras 
During our latest trip up north
we enjoyed such blissful sunny
mornings in our friends garden.
Have a great weekend and a
Happy Mothers Day !!
And be sure to checkout Six Words

Friday, May 08, 2015

It's Feline Friday! May 8, 2015 Aaaahchooo!

Any one coming to our these days
had better wear a mask or be prepared
to probably become sick! The only one who isn't sick is Lucy and she's busy making chicken soup for us! 
Have a great Feline Friday!
PS Don't forget to thank Steve of BFDude!!

Monday, May 04, 2015

A to Z 2015 Challenge

Looking back at the A to Z Challenge...
My mother always said....
"If you start something finish it!"
Well now- this is my third year and I still find the challenge fun and entertaining.
And I totally enjoyed following other bloggers. Some from previous years and some new.
I limited how many I followed to around 10 or so. I was choosy about who I followed all the way through. Those who obviously were just advertising either themselves or products they were  selling I did not even bother with.
To me the joys of blogging are sharing ideas, images and humor. Cannot do without a giggle or two. So- I'll be back.
Some blogs I will continue to drop in on as they have become friends.
Thanks to all who dropped in and took the time to comment. Comments are part of the fun!
See ya next year if not before!

Lake Oswego Oregon Garden with Birdbath
April 27, 2015 

It's Time for Awww Monday! May 4, 2015

One very cute pup!

While visiting up north we spent
time in Vancouver Washington
with Scout and his family!
He's definitely a cutie!

Be sure to thank Sandee for
Awww Monday!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Magpie Tales 268

"Selfie" provided by Tess Kincaid of
There once was a sculptor Michaelangelo
Who could sculpt old marble as easily as jello
He carved and he chipped
Until finally it clicked
And he could see his handsome Donatello 

Friday, May 01, 2015

It's Feline Friday! May 1, 2015

This past week we have been up in the
Portland, Oregon area visiting friends and family. We stayed with good friends who have
three lovely cats!
Astro really wants to get out!
However all the cats here are
indoor only cats!

Dee Dee the cat of wee brain....
Dexter's relaxing....look at those cute feet!
Do hope over to BFDude and thank Steve
for starting Feline Friday!
Have a great day!