"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, January 29, 2016

Feline Friday! January 29, 2016

Photo sourced from the internet
Fur friends forever!
 What a sweet photo!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday January 27, 2016

Can you see what I see?
What do you see?


Monday, January 25, 2016

Time for Awww Monday! January 25, 2016

Someone is NOT having a good day......
L.O. Naughty Trio
The other two are studiously ignoring him.....
Big hugs to Sandee of Comedy Plus !!!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Magpie Tales #303

Photos by Francesca Woodman
Oh Francesca
Like fingers snapping
Time clicked by too fast for you 
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Feline Friday! January 22, 2016

Read all about this photo here!
And here's the L.O. Naughty Trio!!
Dexter, Astro and Norton
And here's a feel good video to
start your weekend off with a smile!
Meanwhile do thank Steve of BFDude
for starting Feline Friday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

It's Awww Monday! January 18, 2016

"You want it when? Seriously?"
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus
and if you'd like to know more about
this cute animal burrow over here!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Magpie #302 You know me

Image provided by Tess Kincaid
You know me
You have seen me inside out
Yet you still love me

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Six Words and Shadowy Shots January 16-17, 2016

Beautiful winter days
Evocative snowy shadows
I must go outside and play!
January 14, 2016 8:49pm
Taken in the evening before going to bed.

January 15, 2016  8:17am
Early morning before the sun came up.
January 15, 2016  8:52am
Sunshine hits Mt Eddy 

January 15, 2016  9:15am
It's not even 10am and
our driveway is already plowed.
(Thanks to my sweetie!)
Have a great weekend!
Schuss over here for Six Words
or Mush over here for Shadow Shots ! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

It's Feline Friday! January 15, 2016


I see Lucy!

Cats are hilarious!
Thanks Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Magpie Tales #301

I yelled "Go away"
But he did not listen to me
I screamed for help
But no one could hear me
And when the police arrived
It was too late for me 
Both images by Ed Ross
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
Read here for more information on
Violence Against Women

Monday, January 11, 2016

Woof! It's Awww Monday! January 11, 2016

Since I have been known to inundate my blog with countless Lucy photos I thought that it is only right that I occasionally post some of our canine friends....and another critter !
Here's one of our neighbors - his name is Chip!
This is Pepper .
We had Christmas dinner with his family...
Royal King Charles spaniels demand. 
Please, please let us in.... 
We truly want in....

Red Squirrels seen up in Lake Oswego while
 visiting in the summer.
Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!
Have a great week!!!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Six Words and Sunday Shadows! January 9-10, 2016

I love making tasty juicy marmalade!
And our friends love it too!

Meyer Lemon and Cara Cara Oranges carefully peeled . 

Finished product ready to be given away!
Thanks to Cate  for Six Words
and to Gemma for Shadow Shot Sunday!

Friday, January 08, 2016

It's Feline Friday! January 8, 2016

Yoda is an amazing cat who
helps other foster kitties.
This is a very sweet story
with lessons for all of us to learn.
To read more about Beth Stern and Yoda
click here! And have a great day!  
Thanks Steve for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Awww Monday on Tuesday! January 5, 2016

Awwwsome invasion of Wild Turkeys!
I counted about 30 of these gobblers!
They stuck around for hours....
circling the house in search of tasty bites.
(fortunately we aren't tasty)
Their feathers are gorgeous and sometimes
I actually will find some before
the wind blows them away!

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Magpie Tales #300 Puddle Jumpers

Charing Cross Road, 1937 by Wolfgang Suschitzky
Puddles can be sneered at
Or ignored altogether
But the blue ribbon goes to those
Who can leap lightly as a feather.... 

Hyde Park, London, 1939 by J. A. Hampton
Thanks to our intrepid poet Tess Kincaid
who posts such inspiring images!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Six Words and Sunday Shadows January 2-3, 2016


Can you guess where I am?
Meanwhile back at home.....
" I know they are here somewhere"

"Dang....where did they go ?"

The squirrel eventually found his acorns!
To play along or just to enjoy other blogs
here are the two links:

Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year!!! January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!
As most of you have surmised Lucy
pretty much gets her way with us! 

However, we have figured out that
when she gets on the table it's not
because she wants to have a bite of our
food - which she never gets- but
it's because she wants to be with us
and also be in the sunshine!

She's quite content in the sun....

Yes indeed she is.... 

And lap tops are warm also....