"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

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Awww Monday October 1, 2018

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Amazing! We have a bit of snow
dusting Mt Shasta! Woo hoo!!
Have a fabulous week!
Thanks Sandee!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Feline Friday September 28, 2018

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I know this is wrong for Feline Friday....
but I don't have a new cat photo ......
and I figured you all would get a kick
out of this awdorable dog....his name is Chief
and we met him last weekend!
And I promise to post 2 kitty photos next week! 
Have a great Feline Friday!
Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions.
And here's my answers to their Friendly Fill-Ins!
Thanks to  Here are this weeks questions:
1 - A good deed will always be appreciated.
2 - The best time of the day is the morning as the sun comes up!
3 -Patience is not my strong suit.
4 - It's all fun and games until the dishes need to be washed!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Early Awww Monday! September 23, 2018

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Early Sunday morning.
Looking southwest from our friends home.

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Pooh Bear the Cat keeping me company!
Such a lovely cat.
Have a great day!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Feline Friday September 21, 2018

Introducing Oscar!
Oscar lives with our good friends and
former neighbors Tom and Steve.
We're up in Lake Oswego visiting friends
and family plus seeing the Cannonball Run
ending at Skamania Lodge on this Sunday.
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Here's Oscar waiting for his Papa Steve
to come home.....   

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I had to convince Oscar a bit to pose for me!

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But I was patient and he finally obliged
and I got a few cute shots.
Have a great Feline Friday!
Thanks Sandee!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thankful Thursday September 20, 2018

I am so thankful for all
the cats (and dogs) that have 
chosen to live with us.
Our four legged family members
have given us so much unconditional love.    
Lucy in 2011
Still a kitty then .....always in our hearts.
Lucy is eight years old now.
Such a dear and smart cat!
Thanks Brian !

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Awww Monday September 16, 2018

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Three days ago this lovely 2 point buck was
lounging in the sunshine near our fenced
vegetable garden with his harem and fawns
close by....
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The next day I saw him under our bird feeder
drinking water, but not in good shape.
We think he'd been hit by a car as his left
antler was broken off and his right leg was
broken around the ankle region. It was
awful to see and there was nothing we could
do for him. After drinking a lot of water he
stumbled off, stopping to eat acorns along the way.
Since then we haven't seen him and we have to
assume he is probably dead. It makes us so sad to see
 this and we hope he isn't out there still suffering.     
Meanwhile his family is hanging outside our
home keeping each other company.
We love our deer.
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Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Feline Friday September 14, 2018

I am sure I have posted this before,
but soon we will be taking a 3 week
vacation and Lucy will be staying in our
home with our good friends Chloe and Aaron.
She is used to them and has a good time
while we are gone, BUT she likes to make
us feel a little guilty by this behavior...
"What? You are packing and leaving me?"
Never fear Lucy...we'll be back!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday-
sorry this is a bit late.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thankful Thursday! September 13,2018

Thankful for Mother Nature's gift of rain!

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September 13, 2018   6:12am
Looking east towards Mt Shasta
I'm always up before dawn with Lucy
wanting to be fed and then she goes back
to sleep and I go outside to water the garden,
fill up the bird feeder and listen to the day begin.   
Last night it rained a bit and this morning
the birds were more active flying about
and I could hear the Canada geese honking
overhead. I think fall is just around the corner!  

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September 13, 2018   6:12am
Looking south towards Mt Eddy.
Mt Eddy is the highest peak of the Trinity mountains. 

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September 13, 2018   6:13am 
You can see Mt Shasta on the right.
Hopefully we continue to have some rain.
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wordless Wednesday September 12, 2018

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Russell's art studio.
Early morning light with wildfire tones....
All of us want the fires gone 
and the soothing fall rains to begin.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Happy Tummy Tuesday! September 11, 2018

Two summers ago Imani balanced
a spoon on her nose! 
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One of our  summer favorites!
Caprese Salad with our garden's
basil and tomatoes!
Have a lovely Tuesday!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

It's Awww Monday! September 10, 2018

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The two deer realize that I am
watching them groom each other!
But the fawn in the background is ignoring me
as it's too busy eating delicious acorns!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Happy Tuesday and Tummy Tuesday! September 4, 2018

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Our deer buddies had a very tasty time
yesterday eating all the acorns from
the Oak trees that got trimmed! 

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Meanwhile we also had tasty treats
at our friends 18th Annual Tomato Tasting party!    
Have a lovely day!