"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, March 30, 2018

It's Feline Friday! March 30, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 88
While staying with our friends in Camas, Washington
we got to know their cats.  Playful and fun kitties!
This black beauty is Poo....he has a lot of Lucy's
personality and spunk!
2018 Photo Project
Photo #89
Muffin is an adorable cuddle cat.
More of a lap cat than Poo or Fifi who is very shy.
She never allowed me to get a photo of her.
2018 Photo Project
Photo #90
One last photo of Poo before we left to drive home!
2018 Photo Project
Photo #91
Black Butte is a cinder cone next to Mt Shasta. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 29, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 86 
I attempted to capture a photo of this gray squirrel
eating the Manzanita blossoms, however all
I really could get was the little brown tips of his ears
and a lot of gray fur!
2018 Photo Project
Photo # 87
But when this cutie exited the Manzanita
I did get a shot of the squirrel cooling
off on a shady rock....it was 70F yesterday!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wordless Wednesday March 28, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #83
Springtime has arrived for the Tom Turkeys! 

2018 Photo Project
Photo #84
2018 Photo Project
Photo #85
And the "girls" seem quite interested!
Here's more information on Wild Turkeys.
Have a lovely day and do thank Sandee for
Wordless Wednesday! 




Sunday, March 25, 2018

Very Late Feline Friday and Early Awww Monday! March 25, 2018

We are up in Camas Washington visiting good friends
and their 3 cats! Lucy is at "Kitty Kamp" for
a few days and we'll be going home tomorrow.
Russell is multi-tasking reading and petting Muffin!
Having a lovely time with everyone!
Have a great day!


Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 22, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #82
A rainy day created puddles on our deck that
 later when the sun came out I caught this reflection.
I love reflections!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wow! Wonderful Wordless Wednesday!!! March 21, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 81
Mt Shasta on St Patrick's Day
March 17, 2018
11:42 am
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 20, 2018

It's the First Day of Spring!!
And I finally finished another baby quilt!
2018 Photo Project
Photo # 80
This baby quilt is going to the Oregon Coast
to a darling little boy. 
Naturally Lucy just had to check it out  plus
the silly little bear I made.
Have a great week!

Monday, March 19, 2018

It's Awww Monday! March 19, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 78
Such an alert and hungry jackrabbit!
He ate the sunflower seeds that had been scattered
under the bird feeder for probably 20 minutes.
Then he caught me snapping some photos!
I left the window so he could continue to
peaceably eat some more and he did!   
2018 Photo Project
Photo #79
Have a lovely week!
And here's some wise advice from Mark Twain:
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything!
Many thanks to Sandee for Awww Monday
and to McGuffy's Reader for Sparks

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 Photo Project and Shadow Shot Sunday! March 17, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 77
Lucy is quite tired of the snow....
Me? We have little flurries every
day and I quite like them.
No shoveling involved and the mountains need it!
And Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Feline Friday March 16, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #75
Lucy is quite bored with the snow outside.
Russell took her out for a walk and that
lasted maybe 10 seconds...
Lucy stomped back into the house.
Do cats stomp?

2018 Photo Project
Photo #76
Just a trace of snow last night.
And the skies are clear- it will be a lovely day.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 15, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #74
Early morning....6:57am!
Snow is picking up again!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Photo Project and Wordless Wednesday! March 13-14, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 72
 We woke up this morning to this!!!!
This should make the skiers smile! 
2018 Photo Project
Photo #73
Meanwhile yesterday the Tom turkeys were
circling our house while the "girls"
scampered in front of them!
Who needs TV when you can
just look out the window!
Have a great day!
And please do thank Sandee for all she does!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

It's Awww Monday! March 12, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 70
There's a reason why this Gray Squirrel is so chunky...

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 71 
He's figured out a way to outsmart
the supposed "squirrel-proof" feeder!
Clever little devil!
He loves sunflower seeds!
Almost forgot McGuffy's  Sparks!
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday! March 10, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 68

California Acorn Woodpecker!
Beautiful birds and very talkative!
They are very gregarious and fly together
while looking for acorns or, in this case,
a tasty suet feeder!
Okay....no shadows to be seen anywhere
these days as it has been either snowing
or raining...but that's okay since we
need all the precipitation we can get.
Poor Mt Shasta is almost naked!
It snows and then the wind blows most of it away.
Have a lovely weekend!

2018 Photo Project
Photo #69

Mt Shasta at 1:29pm  PST
March 7, 2018 

Friday, March 09, 2018

It's Feline Friday! March 9, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo # 67
Our favorite cat !
While I've been recuperating from a nasty cold/flu
Lucy has kept me company snuggling
and purring while I slept.  Such a sweet kitty.
Have a lovely day and do thank Sandee for Feline Friday!

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday March 4, 2018

First off big Happy Birthday wishes to Russell!
2018 Photo Project
Photo #62
Looking northwest from our property.
You can see Shasta Valley through the trees.

2018 Photo Project
Photo #63
Snow photos are pretty....
but the snow is beginning to be a bit tiresome.

2018 Photo Project
Photo #64
Our home stays warm and cozy.

2018 Photo Project
Photo #65
This burnt stump is one of the few remnants
of a devastating wildfire in the 1930's.  

2018 Photo Project
Photo #66
Our weather is changing- supposed to
be warming up thank goodness!
Clear blue skies and no clouds!
Russell can park our ATV with snow plow
back into to the shed with the snow blower!
Since today is his birthday
 I am glad he doesn't have to
go out to do more snow removal!
Have a lovely week!

Thursday, March 01, 2018

2018 Photo Project March 1, 2018

We've sure had a peculiar winter....
unseasonable sunny days and NOW
we get snow? None of us really want
to dust the cobwebs off our snow shovels....
but I don't think we have much choice!   
2018 Photo Project
Photo #59 
6:52am  PST
I took these photos this morning ....
2018 Photo Project
Photo #60
6:52 amPST
Very cold and very windy.
2018 Photo Project
Photo #61
6:53 am  PST
The sun finally came out and so did
we with our shovels and Russell also
used the ATV with plow attached
to clear our driveway!
Tomorrow and maybe Saturday we might get more....