"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, October 31, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows! October 31-November 1, 2015

Daylight Savings Time
is over tonight!
No more dark, dark mornings.
Remember to set your clocks back!
Sunrise 7:29am October 30, 2015  
 Sunrise on Mt Eddy 7:32am October 30, 2015

Yes- I am up this early every morning.
It's a good time to capture the day
as it begins! You can capture more
Six Words or Shadow Shots by
clicking on those links!
Have a Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

It's Feline Friday! October 30, 2015

Lucy is watching her outdoor TV....
This is what she sees....

These California Gray Squirrels
are totally hilarious!  
Looking carefully you can spot
four Jackrabbits.....

Lucy would really like to be outside!
But we have coyotes, bears and cougars.
She's best off inside! Watching Feline TV.
Thanks Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Why I make baby quilts!

To bring smiles and giggles.....
Plus every baby should have a quilt.
Isn't she just the cutest baby ever?
Born in September she is the
latest arrival in our family!

Monday, October 26, 2015

It's Awww Monday! October 26, 2015

Sweet Max...
Content to sleep near his people... 

Until we mention a walk!
Max is always ready for a walk!
I had the best time with Max while
visiting his family in Mill Valley California.
Be sure to thank Sandee of ComedyPlus
for starting Awww Monday-

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Magpie Tales #291 ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

photo: Daniel Murtagh
If only
My children would allow me
Two  more minutes.....
Of sleep.
Thanks to Tess Kincaid who finds these
absolutely perfect images for us every week!
Snooze, snore, doze and have a lovely day.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Words and Sunday Shadows October 24-25, 2015

Mt Shasta, California   October 21, 2015
Hopefully this is only the beginning...
Drought Stressed Apricot Tree   October 2, 2015  
After four years of drought we can
only hope that this winter will bring us
lots of snow in the mountains and lots of rain in the valleys.  
Take a peek at the links for more Six Words and Sunday Shadow Shots!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Feline Friday October 23, 2015

"So my humans think I need this?
 I am more good looking without it. "
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for creating
Feline Friday !

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's Awww Monday! October 19, 2015.....but a day late

Awww they just want doggie treats!
Only 12 more shopping days until Halloween!
Big hugs to Sandee of ComedyPlus
for Awww Monday!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Magpie Tales #290 October 18, 2015

No.8, Black Flowing, Jackson Pollock

There once was an artist named Jack
Whose paintings took some viewers aback
Said he while dripping
It's not art I'm skipping
They should step a few paces back....
Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterwards you can
 remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso
Do drip drop over here for more!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows October 17-18, 2015

Some photos from
my little vacation...
Looking out my bedroom window
in Mill Valley...

Driving towards Point Reyes on Hwy 1...

Station House Café in Petaluma...
The Marina near the Presidio...
Returning to Sausalito...
Driving to Bolinas to see Kitty...
Kitty's frog...

Kitty's pond...
Had a fun visit with all our
friends and family....
but there's no place like home!
Be sure to check out Words and Shadows!
And for heavens sake enjoy your day!
PS- is anyone else having problems with
Blogger allowing labels? Not sure if it's
my internet connection or ? but I cannot
attach labels without locking up my PC.
Grrr!  Cheers!

Friday, October 16, 2015

It's Time for Feline Friday! October 16, 2015

Simon's Cat and the Suitcase
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!
Have a great day and even better weekend!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Words and Sunday Shadows October 10-11, 2015

Drying laundry can be very beautiful !!

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Friday, October 09, 2015

It's Feline Friday!!! October 9, 2015

Susie's story.....
Rescued by Marin Ferals
Susie lives outside my cousin's home
where she has protection from the elements and from animals that would cause her harm. Whenever we come to visit it's heartening to see how well she is doing. She's a lovely cat with a sweet disposition. She gets lots of TLC!
Susie and Russell....

Susie was very skittish at first, but now after many years here she is somewhat more comfortable being around humans.   
However there are a few rascals that help themselves to her food...
And there is no arguing with this one!
The volunteers come twice a day
to make sure Susie gets enough food .
They also take Susie periodically to the vet
for flea treatments and checkups etc.
They are so very kind.
Be sure to visit Steve of BFDude
and thank him for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Having Fun in the City!

After spending a few days in Los Altos
we drove up to Sausalito to see
our dear sweet cousins!
 Golden Gate Bridge
That means we also must take
 the ferry over to San Francisco!
It's a scenic delight !
 The Bay Bridge
Coit Tower on top of Telegraph Hill
Transamerica Pyramid Building
Iconic Ferry Building

Once we arrive we walk and walk
through Chinatown....


 Grant Avenue
 Columbus Avenue
Until we arrive in North Beach.
We always end up here as this
is where our tummies take us!
We love Italian food!
Our favorite Italian Restaurant
in North Beach !
And presto- we are seated and waiting
for the feast to begin.....
No photos of our food.....I was too busy eating!
Have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, October 05, 2015

It's Awww Monday! October 5, 2015

Welcome to the neighborhood!
Our good friends and nearby neighbors
recently adopted this cutie! 

Sometimes Bella is sleepy and other times....

She is quite awake!!
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus
we have Awww Mondays....be sure
to visit and give her a big Thank You!

Saturday, October 03, 2015

It's the Weekend with Words and Shadows! October 3-4, 2015

Almost no-knead bread   October 2, 2015
Spending many days visiting many friends....
 having lots of fun cooking together!
We are down in the Bay Area visiting lots of friends and family we haven't see for some time. It's so wonderful to share time together while cooking lovely meals to enjoy together.
This bread was easy to make.
  The instructions are Here . 
Recycled Photo for Shadow Shot Sunday

Back in April 2011 I took this photo while we were visiting our dear friends in Los Altos.
Enjoy your day while checking out Six Words and Shadow Shots

Friday, October 02, 2015

Time for Feline Friday! October 2, 2015

Our buddy Steve of Burnt Food Dude started this meme because he wanted everyone to know that he doesn't hate cats. I'm still not convinced that he loves cats, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. 
 So come and join us in Feline Friday.

Lucy! Our dear sweet Yoga cat.....
Except for when I have lived overseas and when I was in college I have always lived with cats. Notice I don't say "I always have had cats.
Let's face it....cats live with us...they are not a possession nor a fashion accessory. Here are a few cats jokes for the kids in your life! 
Cheers and have a lovely day! 
Q. What do cats read in the morning? A. Mewspapers! 
Q. There were four cats in a boat, one jumped out. How many were left?
A. None. They were all copy cats!
Q. What is a cat's favourite color?
A. Purrr-ple
Q. What game did the cat like to play with the mouse?
A. Catch!
Q. Where did the school kittens go for their field trip?
A. To the mewseum.
Q. What kind of cats like to go bowling?
A. Alley cats!
Q. Why do cats make terrible story tellers?
A. They only have one tail.
Q. What do cats eat for breakfast?
A. Mice Crispies.
Q. Why did the cat run away from the tree?
A. Because it was afraid of the bark!
Q. Why is it so hard for a leopard to hide?
A. Because he's always spotted.