"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

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!

Monday, October 09, 2017

It's Awww Monday October 9, 2017

Three handsome dogs seen outside Sweet Wife Bakery....
waiting for their human to bring them treats!
Which she did!  
And here's my quote for McGuffy's Reader...
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  -Charles Schulz 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday! October 8, 2018

Hay bales in Haines, Oregon 
October 7, 2017
Shadow Shot Sundays are fun and easy to do!
Sneak over here to play or just to see more!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Visiting our friends in Baker City Oregon October 7, 2017

Our dear friend Tom is an amazing artist.
From the 2 dimensional pieces below he
has created an imaginative tower of books
mixed with characters from children's books.
His plan is to eventually have this cast in bronze.
Some lucky library will have his tower....
will it be the library in your town?  

Using sculpy Tom is making
Tom Sawyer's raft. This will be added
to one of the nooks between the books. 

Friday, October 06, 2017

Feline Friday October 6, 2017

Visiting friends and family in Oregon
on a lovely Autumn day.....my favorite season! 

And here's the lovely Cheech!
Like Lucy she loves to be outside
even if it is on a leash!
Have a lovely Feline Friday!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Early Wordless Wednesday October 4, 2017

Photographer Kilian Schönberger climbed the Alps late at night to capture one of the mountain range’s strangest segments, alien-like columns found in South Tyrol, an autonomous province in Northern Italy. His series Otherworld showcases the so-called “earth pyramids” in a hazy dawn light, strange creations that appear like stalagmites freed from their underground caves.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

It's Awww Monday! And my 75th Birthday! October 2, 2017

Posting early since I'll be very busy
and will most likely be offline this week. 
Deer babies are the sweetest!
Have a great week!