"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, May 26, 2017

Feline Friday! May 26,2017

Remember those who fought and died in our many wars.
Remember those who fought and survived and those
 who were willing to die for their country.
We honor those who are honorable and who have the courage and the fortitude to do what they believe is right,
 regardless of whether or not they are rewarded.
Thanks Steve for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wordless Wednesday..................... May 24, 2017

May 22, 2017 7:31pm PDT

Oooopsy I'm late for Awww Monday! May 23, 2017

A few days ago we were in Talent, Oregon
picking up some clay at Southern Oregon Clay
 for a project Russell is working on....

so while Russell was inside the shop I was outside
convincing this horse to come on over and see me....
But when he realized I did not have
 an apple nor a carrot for him....
he went back to eating what  was on his side of the fence.
I guess next time we come here I will have to
 come with at least an apple.
Have a lovely day!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday May 21, 2017

Lucy has a very interesting way of
drinking water...first she tests the taste
with her paw...

Making sure it is palatable...we think it's
something she learned when she was on her
own as a stray kitten.

Even though she doesn't need to worry about the quality
of her water now...she still tests it.
Have a lovely day!
Saunter over here to see more Shadows!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Feline Friday thanks to Steve!!!!! May 19, 2017

Four of my favorite felines!!! 
Of course Lucy is #1 in our family!
And she knows it!

And then there's our friend's
lovely cats:
Dexter, Astro and Norton...
Have a lovely Feline Friday!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wordless Wednesday May 17, 2017

Meadow on North Old Stage Road
Mt Shasta CA
May 16, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

AWWW Monday thanks to Sandee! May 15, 2017

It was a lovely Sunday afternoon.... 
However Lucy was not too sure about the turkey....

So, she went back into the house to take a nap....

Happy Mothers Day Mom! May 14, 2017

No Shadow Shots for Sunday....
just Mothers Day Memories.... 
Mom and I in early 1943
I was born 10 months after Pearl Harbor...    
I think this was taken in mid-1944
Mom, Dad and I in 1946? 1947?
Until 1949 I had my parents all to myself-
mostly my Mom because of the war.
My dad had been shipped out to New Guinea.
My mother was the best...but then weren't
all our mother's the best?
 Happy Mothers Day!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thanks Steve for Feline Friday! May 12, 2017

No photo of Lucy today-
she's actually been under the weather
with some sort of tummy upset.
Two visits to the vet and she's almost back
to her normal "My way or the highway" self...
Thank goodness!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Wordless Wednesday May 10, 2015

Life in the slow lane....sorta....
Thanks Sandee!

Monday, May 08, 2017

It's Awww Monday! May 8, 2017

Baby Canada geese on Bear Creek
 in Medford Oregon.
It was lovely to watch the protective parents. 
Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday May 7, 2017

Yesterday evening found us in Phoenix, Oregon
watching sculptors pour bronze into their
lost wax molds....it was awesome to say the least!
Blasting the wax out of the set molds
 to make room for the molten bronze... 

Bronze is being melted inside...

Meanwhile the molds are here under
the glass blankets coming up to the same
temperature as the molten bronze... 
Another view of glass blankets...

There were about 40 people there to
watch and learn... 
Carefully pouring molten bronze...

Closer look at pouring bronze into the molds...

It took about 30-40 minutes for the bronze
inside the molds to cool enough so the
the sculptors could start to break the molds open...
The molds are made by dipping the sculptures into
a type of silica slurry over and over again until
they are thick enough for the bronze pouring.  

One example of small sculptures partially
released from the mold.
For more information go to this site:
Lots more Shadow Shots here!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Feline Friday May 5, 2017

Last time we were up in Portland
we visited this cutie cat. Of course I
never have met a cat that wasn't a cutie!
Have a great day !
Thanks Steve for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Wordless Wednesday May 3, 2017

Dining with turkeys.....

Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, May 01, 2017

It's Awww Monday! May 1, 2017

Looking closely at one of our chipmunks...
and a cute little cottontail bunny!
Have a great week and don't forget to
thank Sandee for Awww Mondays !