"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

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year !! December 31, 2017

Bye, Bye 2017 and Hello 2018!!

Sun shining and reflecting into our Grandfather Clock
January 17, 2011
Frozen still life
January 1, 2011
Have a very Happy New Year!
Starting tomorrow I will be posting
a new photo each day. I did this before
in my "Snap a Day" blog. It was fun and
a good practice for me. I'll still be
participating in other's blogs,
 but will relate my new photos to reflect the subject of their blogs!  
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Feline Friday! December 29, 2017

Lucy and Russell set out for a walk!

But Lucy would just as soon relax in the sunshine!
And the deer are VERY interested in Lucy!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday Christmas in the Kitchen December 27, 2017

Braided and baked 4 loaves of Challah
3 for friends and 1 for us.... 
Made one large apple pie for dessert.... 

And cleaned up after making lots of marmalades
for friends and family....
We had a lovely Christmas Day....

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas It's Awww Monday! December 25,2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Have a lovely day!
and Lucy says "Thank you meowy much 
 Sandee for Awww Monday!"

And this is for Sparks!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Present to all my Blogging Buddies.... Rib Crackin' Silliness! December 23, 2017

Brilliantly hilarious!
Merry Christmas!
And a very Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Feline Friday! December 22, 2017

Lucy the Cat rests up after a hard day....
making sure all the Christmas Cards are
written and mailed.
Thanks Sandee for all you do!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday December 20, 2017

February 28, 2017
Mt. Shasta California

Monday, December 18, 2017

Awww Monday! December 18, 2017

Peeking fawn in the early morning....
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Monday!
A great way to start the week!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Feline Friday December 15, 2017

I think Christmas is sneaking up on us!
Big thanks and lotsa hugs to Sandee for 
keeping Feline Friday going along with Awww Monday!
I am too late to link up this week as
I had a horrendous flu/cold and after 3 days
I am finally opening up my lap top....
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
And Happy NewYear! 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday December 13, 2017

Life can just get to darn busy this time of year....
I missed this week's Awww Monday
so I am now posting two photos for Awww Monday
and am on time for Wordless Wednesday!
Thanks Sandee for all you do!   

Above is Lucy sleeping in her favorite sunny spot....
our dining room table! 
And nope she never ever tries to eat our food...
Good kitty!! 

If you look carefully you can see two little 
marsupial gliders....the man who cuts my hair fosters
these two cuties. He has had them for 3 years
 as the people who had them could not care for them. 
They are nocturnal so look 
a bit bewildered by all the daylight. 

My dear friend Malia took this lovely photo 
at Cannon Beach while her son and three daughters
were walking towards Haystack Rock.
This is an amazing image.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Feline Friday December 8, 2017

Every year Lucy has to get used to the Christmas tree. She is so silly!
Have a great  Friday!
And thanks to Sandee for Feline Friday!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday December 3, 2017

It's finally safe to burn all the manzanita
accumulated this summer. Every year we
have to cut back this underbrush to lessen wildfires. 
Then we wait for the county to determine
 if it is safe to burn all the debris. 
It only took us one day to do this! Now we can relax!
Have a great weekend!
Zip over here to see more Shadow Shots.
PS I took the header photo yesterday around 5:38pm PST

Friday, December 01, 2017

Feline Friday! December 1, 2017

Have a meowy lovely day !!!
Thanks to Sandee for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Awww Monday! November 27, 2017

Siesta time in the summer!
Big thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus for Awww Mondays!
And here's my thought for McGuffy's Reader!

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday November 26, 2017

Lucy loves being by the fire
and in a sun puddle too!
Have a lovely day.
Drop by here for more Sunday Shadows!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Feline Friday November 24, 2017

Lucy the Cat 
A rare event-she rarely will go into a box!
Not like most cats....have a great weekend!
And thanks to Sandee for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wordless Wednesday November 22, 2017

Can you guess what this is?
Have a great day and do not forget 
to thank Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Awww Monday November 20, 2017

Back in August I posted about all the baby quilts
I had been making during the summer.
Then another little baby surprise came along.
 Little Ian was born on November 11th and here is his quilt! 

His family will have a lot to be
thankful for this year! 
Here's my thought of the week for McGuffy's Reader

And thanks to Sandee for Awww Monday!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday!!! November 19, 2017

Sending lots of wishes to all
for a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Do the Turkey Trot over here
for more Shadow Shots! 
And have a very lovely day!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wordless Wednesday .............. November 15,2017

This beautiful buck has not been around for 
about a month, so we suspect he's been taken by a hunter.
It's a fact of life here, but I'm very sad and I'll miss seeing
 this beautiful buck saunter through our property.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Feline Friday November 10, 2017

Is it Thanksgiving yet???
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Wordless Wednesday November 8, 2017

Loreto Bay, Baja Sur, Mexico
March 6, 2017

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Awww Monday! November 6, 2017

Say cheese!
Here's a photo and quote for Sparks!
and a big "Thank you" to Sandee Clark
of Comedy Plus for Awww Mondays!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday November 5, 2017

One of our last truly warm sunny days.
We've had a lovely fall with deep blue skies
 and brilliantly colored trees.
Bounce over here for more Sunday Shadows!
And don't forget to have a great day!

Friday, November 03, 2017

It's Feline Friday! November 3, 2017

What ever did we do for laughs before YouTube???
Have a great Friday and many thanks to
Sandee of Comedy Plus for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wordless Wednesday November 1, 2017

Internet photo sent to me via friends email.  Photographer unkown
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday
and sorry if this is breaking the "rules"!!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Awww Monday and Sparks October 30, 2017

Remember this cutie from an August post?
Look how big he is already!
Toby is a lovely puppy! 
 This weeks quote for Sparks
"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable.
They might be a bit out of shape and a
little worn around the edges, but they fit well.” 
Bonnie Wilcox
Thanks to Sandee  for Awww Monday!
Have a fabulous week! 

Shadow Shot Sunday October 29, 2017

Lucy's favorite perch....however
she's leashed up so birds are safe!
Have a lovely day!
Saunter over here for more Sunday Shadows!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Feline Friday! October 27, 2017

Lucy is the silliest and cutest cat I know!
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus
I get to share my Lucy photos!!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

It's Awww Monday! October 23, 2017

Remember this quilt from August 24th's post
Well....welcome to this darling baby boy...   
and he is obviously a boy! 
Born in London England-his parents and his big sister
are so happy to have him finally here!
Have a lovely day and thanks to Sandee
for Awww Monday!
And here's my thought for the week prompted

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wordless Wednesday October 18, 2017

A foggy view from Nimisila Metro Park. Akron, OH
(Nikon D100 using the 70-300 zoom – 1/450th sec at f8).
Photo by Dick Pratt
Big thanks to Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday Along with Awww Monday October 15-16, 2017

I see cookies in our future!

And here they are!
A few days ago after returning home
I made some yummy white chocolate chip
with walnuts and lots of vanilla!
I made them with my version of the
famous Toll House recipe. 
Basically, I only use 1/2 cup of melted butter,
half the amount of chocolate chips, I grind up the 1 cup of walnuts until they are pulverized and
I increase the vanilla to 4 teaspoons.   
I figured that pulverizing the walnuts would release the walnut oil and replace the missing butter.
My sweetie prefers my version. 
Maybe you would too.....have a lovely day!
And do not forget to check out Sunday Shadows ,
Awww Monday and  Annie of McGuffy's Reader
who hosts Sparks- an inspirational and positive post for the week every Monday.       
My positive thought  for this week  is :
And the reason I am posting early is that 
tomorrow will be really busy!