"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

Monday, January 30, 2017

Awww Monday! January 30, 2017

It was an awesome turkey invasion!
There were a lot of them....all looking for a handout!
With all the snow covering
the ground they were pretty hungry.
They found a lot of sunflower seeds
under the bird feeder....notice how
close to the ground the feeder is due
to all the snow that is still around!  

Feeding frenzy....

They are pretty birds.

They even were on our deck next to the house!!
Maybe they'll be back today.
Have a great week and thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday Six Words and Shadow Shot Sunday! January 28-29, 2017

More than six words, but these say it all for me!

"It doesn't matter how great your
shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them."
Martina Boone

The two images below I originally used for 
my 2011 blog "A Snap a Day" .

The boots are my husbands and he has worn
them for years of hiking and hard work
 while constructing fabulous and
 creative additions to our home.

The photo of these tennis shoes had this caption:
"My Mother never wore tennis shoes....
but maybe in heaven she does ."
Go to 6 Words or Shadows to see more....

Friday, January 27, 2017

Feline Friday! January 27,2017

Lucy the Cat in her favorite spot.....
we try to discourage her being on the table...
However she does persist....after all she is
Lucy the Cat!
Thanks to Sandee for posting Feline Friday
while Steve of BFDude is off for a week or so...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wordless Wednesday!...... January 25, 2017

Instead of snow let's look at
just another day in paradise......


Sunday, January 22, 2017

It's Time for Awww Monday!...... January 23, 2017

We have been inundated with a lot of snow
these past few weeks and I am NOT complaining
 as we have been in a drought the last 5 years.
Every day this past week my sweetie has put on his snow gear skipping even a cup of coffee and goes out to do
snow removal by plowing with the ATV and also
using the snow blower.  No complaining or sniveling
he just goes out and does what needs to be done.
And that's just one reason why he's my hero!   
It was sunny while we worked for four hours
doing snow removal. Russell plowed and
plowed and I shoveled and shoveled.
Eventually it all got done along with the
extraordinary help of two young volunteer
Hammond Ranch firefighters.
 I had called the fire station to see if they knew of
folks who could help me dig out our deck.
(Russell was still plowing our very long driveway)
The overnight snowstorm had the deck buried under
2-3 feet of wet snow and I could not budge it.
Within an hour Jose and Alexander came over and
shoveled off the whole deck within 20 minutes!
WOW! They were rewarded by my making them
a big pizza...hot out of the oven ! Nice young men!
And they are my heroes also!
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays! Cheers!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Six Words and Sunday Shadows.......January 21-22, 2016

Mother Nature can be an artist!
Early yesterday morning we awoke to lots
more overnight snow! Because it was so windy
some of the snow ended up being sculpture.
 Unfortunately I had to remove these lovely shapes
from the stairs leading to our guest apartment above
our garage. The weight of the snow would not
have been good for the stairs nor the little deck.
By the time I had finished shoveling the sun was out
and it was a beautiful day! 



Have a lovely weekend and do visit

Friday, January 20, 2017

Feline Friday January 20, 2017

Yep it was a glorious day after a night of wind and snow...

Lucy snoozed while we shoveled and plowed for 3 hours!
Now our car can get out of the garage
and we can drive down our very long driveway!
Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday January 18, 2017

January 17, 2017


Monday, January 16, 2017

Awww Monday January 16, 2017

Looking back at warmer days!

Since last May Lucy has been allowed out
on a leash and she took to it immediately.
Even now with all our snow she enjoys
taking us for a walk as long as the day
is sunny and not windy...she hates the wind!
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus
for Awww Monday!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday along with Six Word Saturday January 14-15, 2017

It is too early for shadows!
The sun doesn't rise these days until almost 8am.
And I get up around 6am.....it's going to be
another glorious ( but cold ) day!
Do check out Six Words and Sunday Shadows
and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wordless Wednesday! January 11, 2017

Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Guerro, Mexico
October 29, 2016

Monday, January 09, 2017

Awww Monday! January 9, 2017 Brrrrrrr!

Hammond Pond is quite frozen!

One of our local California Gray Squirrels

One California Acorn Woodpecker...


These woodpeckers are very gregarious.  

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Six Words and Sunday Shadows January 7-8, 2017

Looking outside with the lights on creates interior reflections.
Stay tuned for more snow storms!
We have all been saying we need lots
more snow in the mountains....maybe we
should think about what we wish for!!
It's snowing outside this morning and rain
is predicted for tomorrow. Meanwhile we
will grab our snow shovels and go outside
once again! You can take a look
HERE for what our next week is bringing us! Yikes!
Links for Six Words and Sunday Shadows .
Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Feline Friday January 6, 2017..... Very Cool Cats!

Photos credited with thanks to 

I think these two would rather be inside!
Happy Feline Friday thanks to BFDude!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Wordless Wednesday January 3, 2016

First big snow storm in 5 years...

5 inches this morning...
14 inches this evening...
and it is still snowing...!

Monday, January 02, 2017

It's Awww Monday! January 2, 2017!

Oh Lucy......we're home!!!
If I have posted one photo of Lucy sleeping....
I have posted most likely too many but, as many of
you know cats can sleep 22 hours a day.
And when Lucy isn't sleeping she is more than
likely not too far from us...
I guess we are good company.
I know she is.