"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, August 31, 2018

Feline Friday August 31, 2018

Kitchen Garden Cat
One of my favorite blogs is Kitchen Garden.
Cecilia Mary Gunther hosts this farmy blog
and it is a delight to read every day. 
Delicious Farmy Vegetables
Full of recipes and daily events such as 8 piglets
being born just a few days ago complete with
photos, videos from time to time and lots
of farm events such as getting the hay
 in before the rain hits.   
I've learned a lot about farming from her posts. 
Take a peek - you will not be disappointed!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Wordless Wednesday! August 28, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #WOOF
Bark bark bark........woof.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Early Awww Monday with just a few photos August 25,2018

We have a busy schedule ahead so I am
posting a few days early...Thanks Sandee!
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After working at our little Weed Library
Russell treated me to a tasty dinner at
our favorite restaurant
Café Maddalena in Dunsmuir.
The best restaurant in Siskiyou County!
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Early the next morning Russell rescued a little
Goldfinch after he hit one of our windows.
Sitting outside in the rising sunshine with a
little bird isn't a bad way to start your day. 

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Meanwhile a little Black-capped Chickadee
had a drink from one of the water bowls that
we put out for the birds and animals that come by.

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A bit later this little Goldfinch recovered and flew away...

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While another Goldfinch and Black-capped Chickadee
had their breakfast at the sunflower feeder!
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Feline Friday August 24, 2018

Remember Norton our friends darling
cat in Lake Oswego, Oregon?
Well, now he and his buddies have a
"catio" to enjoy! A safe outdoor space
attached to their house!
Here's the newspaper article to read! 
Lucky Norton!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thankful Thursday August 23, 2018

It's terrifying enough to be close to active wildfires,
but I cannot imagine being a firefighter.
We are all so thankful for these brave men and women
who  truly put their lives on the line. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wordless Wednesday August 22, 2018

January 15, 2016
With all the fires and smoke around us
I thought this photo from a few years
ago would be a welcome respite for our eyes.
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Happy and Tasty Tuesday! August 21, 2018

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According to Russell pizza is a basic food group!
He will make short work of this pizza!
We always enjoy going to Pizzeria sul Lago !
Have a very Tasty Tuesday!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Awww Monday August 20, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #208
Fawn and Gray squirrel facing off....
both were eating sunflower seeds
that had fallen out of the bird feeder!
Have a great week!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Feline Friday August 17, 2018

I want to be a cat!
Lucy the Cat
March 2011
Oh to be a cat....
just think of that!
Sleeping on whatever pleases
while dreaming of tasty meeses.
Carelessly shedding furry hairs
and lounging on the sunny stairs
No chores for me-no siree
my life is aimless- so carefree
To be a cat would be a laugh
No bosses here- as I have staff !!

Lucy Snoozin'
March 2011
I thought it would be fun to repeat a post
from when Lucy was still a new kitty.
She arrived on our doorstep in late fall of 2010.
Six months old, borderline feral and happy to 
come into our home where we have been waiting
on her ever since!
Back then I participated in a poetry blog called
Jingle Potluck Poetry and wrote the above poem for Lucy!  
Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wordless Wednesday August 15, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #207
What ever you do....do not drop the cake! 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It's Awww Monday! August 13, 2018

Earlier this week we were in Portland, Oregon
visiting friends and family. We spent a few hours
at the Portland Art Museum's classy exhibit
of amazing old cars The Shape of Speed.   
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This Alpha Romeo on exhibit was made the same
year I was born. It's amazing how beautiful all these
cars are compared to todays vehicles. Our cars
may be safer, but they sure don't have that classic look!

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Have a great week!

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Feline Friday August 10, 2018

This summer is far too hot, but this kitty
knows how to stay cool as a cucumber!
So....stay cool and have a great Feline Friday!
Thanks Sandee!!!!

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Early Awww Monday! August 6, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #201
On our trip to Portland
via Bend and Baker City
I could not resist this building
painted with raccoons!
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Have a great week!

Friday, August 03, 2018

Feline Friday August 3, 2018

Siskiyou Custom Milling in Yreka CA
Curt at Siskiyou Custom Milling is a perfectionist when it comes to providing us with precision milled cedar. And then he is
an amazing animal lover, especially for cats. He took in some adult feral female cats who were pregnant. After their babies were born he had the mothers spayed and he is looking for homes for the kittens. Here are a few of the nine kitties and if you know someone who could take in 2 of them ( they are litter mates ) please pass on the info! Curt is on Facebook also! https://www.facebook.com/Siskiyou-Custom-Milling-llc-57479/ 
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Have a lovely day !

Wednesday, August 01, 2018