"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, November 05, 2019

Early Wordless Wednesday! November 6, 2019

This image of Orr Lake was taken a
few years past while we were living
in Siskiyou County. 
It was a perfect day for a hike around the lake!
Have a lovely day!
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Feline Friday November 1, 2019

January 3, 2018
11:26am
Weed, California
 
 
 
 
"Is the cat gone yet?"
 
 
January 3, 2018
11:29am 
Weed, California
 
"Nope, we can still see him!"
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Bald Eagles photo thanks to:
Fifty-five bald eagles in one tree,
by the Nooksack River in Washington state.
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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Awwww Monday! October 28, 2019


Have a very Happy Awww Monday!
Video thanks to Big Geek Dad!
Thanks Sandee!!!

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Feline Friday October 25, 2019

 
Lucy loves playing on her new cat tree.
After more than 10 years we
needed to replace the old cat tree.
She literally wore it out.
Have a great Feline Friday Sandee!
 
Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and
Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs,
provide Friendly Fill-in questions.
Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions. If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know.
Here are my answers to this weeks questions:

 1. I didn't eat liver until I lived in Spain.
 2. I try to be patient but it doesn't always work!
3. My fear of heights keeps me from bungee jumping.
4. If I were a ghost, I would haunt crooked politicians.

( that would keep a lot of ghosts busy..bwa hahah)
~~~~~
 
 


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Thankful Thursday October 24, 2019

 
It's only been 2 weeks since Russell had his
very serious surgery. And look at him today!
He's sitting with Armando a good friend of ours
and you can see how well he feels!
Amazing man of mine!
Just proves that if you take care of
your body, your body will take care of you.
Russell has made an amazing recovery in large
part due to his working out 2-3 times a week
 for years and years! Yay for Russell.
The physical therapist came today to see
how Russell has been doing and he said
"You don't need me any more!"
Tomorrow he has an appointment with the
surgeon and we shall see what he thinks.
I am so thankful for the care Russell got 
from all the dedicated people who helped
Russell be where he is today!
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Thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Wordless Wednesday!!! October 23, 2019


Fisher Creek Roundabout
Not far from where we live....
we use this route when going shopping
or heading to the airport.
I took this photo yesterday while sitting
in the car. I figured I'd better snap this
photo before all the leaves disappear.
Click below for a lovely song:
 
Have a lovely day!
And as always thanks Sandee!
~~~~~   

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Awww Monday October 21, 2019

 
Little Toby with his "Baby".
Toby is such a cutie and a really good dog!
Have a lovely week!
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Feline Friday October 18, 2019

A little over a week ago Russell woke up
in the middle of night in a lot of pain.
He tried laying on the couch downstairs,
but then all of a sudden his left side became
paralyzed and I immediately called 911.
I won't go into the grisly details, but after
some serious surgery and a few recuperative 
days in the hospital Russell is back home and
will have home health care for a few weeks. 
The paralysis disappeared quickly after
the surgery and Russell is making amazing
 progress and the doctors have assured us 
that he will make 100% recovery!
Lucy the Cat is now referred to as Nurse Lucy
as she has been very attentive and loving
towards Russell. She knows how to show her love.
Just look at her!  Such a great cat!         


"Nurse Lucy" takes her responsibilities
very seriously!


But...she also takes good care of herself!
Have a great Feline Friday!
Thanks Sandee!
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Thankful Thursday October 17, 2019

 
Lacamas Lake Blue Heron
October 1, 2019
 
I am so thankful that even though we moved
from a beautiful mountain home we are still
living where we can walk amongst wildlife.
Many times I feel a more kindred spirit with
the wild than with so called civilization.
Thanks to Brian we have Thankful Thursday!
Have a lovely day.
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Friday, October 11, 2019

Feline Friday October 11, 2019

 
Lucy patiently waiting for her walk!
She is such a sweet kitty.
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Wordless Wednesday October 9, 2019


 
Close up.....
 
 
So very far away.....cameras are amazing.
Have a wonderful day!
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Happy Tuesday! October 8, 2019

  We just got back from spending 5 days
down in the Mt Shasta area of Northern California.
We celebrated a friends wedding and
visited many friends and enjoyed the beautiful
and warm Indian Summer days.
Here are a few random photos from our visit:
 
 
The happy couple at their wedding reception 
was held at a local tap house.....
 

 
Our friends latest grandbaby....
 

 
And their darling Ki-Ki kitty cat....
 

 
Who was not the easiest kitten to photograph...
she usually was in constant motion....
 
 
 
Like this young Cairn Terrier Toby!
 
 
 
He did slow down a bit once he
had "wrassled" with Russell for a bit!
 
 
 
Yep....he's tired now!
 
 
 
Mt Shasta as we drove towards our friends
Cave Springs Motel in Dunsmuir.
A great place to stay!
More photos tomorrow!
Have a great Happy Tuesday!
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Sunday, October 06, 2019

Awwww Monday! October 7, 2019


One of our good friends Newfoundland puppy!!
Her name is Brooklyn and she definitely
is a rather large cutie!


Have a great week!
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Monday, September 30, 2019

Awww Monday! September 30, 2019

 
Ahhhhhhh .......
Autumn is my favorite season!
Thanks Sandee and have a great week!
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Sunday, September 29, 2019

It's me!

 
Here I am-still loving you!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Early Feline Friday! September 27, 2019

 
 
It's beginning to rain here and so we got out our
umbrellas to take a walk. When we got back
we opened up our umbrellas to dry and of
course Lucy thought the umbrellas a perfect place 
to hang out and watch her humans.
She's so funny!
 
 
The header is thanks to a good friends photo
of her four children walking on Cannon Beach
with Haystack Rock in front of them! 
Enjoy your weekend!
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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Awww Monday September 23, 2019

                 
                  Happy First Day of Fall!!

 
 
OK- now I've seen everything!
Saturday was a gorgeous warm and sunny
day and we were out and about in our car.
When we got home Lucy asked to go into
the garage so she could see if there was
anything interesting. Later on I peeked in
the garage and there she was sleeping
on the very warm hood of our car.
She's hilarious.
~~~~~ 


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Feline Friday September 20, 2019



Here's Lucy our wonderful kitty relaxing
and watching us still unpacking
this past January. She adapted so well
and we were amazed how calm she was
during all that chaos!
She is the best kitty ever!
~~~~~

Thankful Thursday September 20, 2019

 
Everyday I am so thankful to have my
sweet husband in my life. He has so many
wonderful qualities; patience, creative, wacky
sense of humor, compassion, hard worker,
and a zest for travel and adventure. 
Here we are on one of our trips to Mexico.
Have a wonderful day!
And thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wordless Wednesday! September 18, 2019

 
Crows are not wordless! They have ongoing
conversations with each other!

 
I took these photos the other day while they
were flying through the trees above us.

 
They have an amazing vocabulary of caws
and all  sorts of guttural clicks.
Here's more information about these 
fascinating birds! They certainly
aren't wordless!
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Happy Tuesday! September 17, 2019

 
We have a lot of little tree frogs in
our backyard. They are so tiny that
I had to work hard to get this close-up.
We hear them at night serenading us!
Have a lovely day!
~~~~~


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Awww Monday September 16, 2019

 
Another cute baby has arrived!
So off this goes to Dunsmuir, California!
A little quilt for India Rose!
We'll see her later this fall.
~~~~~
 


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Happy Tuesday September 10, 2019

 
When I was a kid we had a piano
and we had beagles...but never a beagle like this!
So cute! And so talented!
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Sunday, September 08, 2019

Awww Monday September 9, 2019

 
After the Columbia Bar Pilot has guided this
ship across the Columbia River Bar the pilot
is picked up by this helicopter.
To learn more go here.
Awesome skill!
Have a great week!
~~~

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wordless Wednesday August 21, 2019

 
Sunset in Astoria, Oregon
July 22, 2019
Have a lovely day!
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Awww Monday August 12, 2019

 
Bobolink
 
Thanks to Cornell University and
their birdcall website.
Here's the Bobolink call:
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday August 7, 2019

 
Long Beach Barn Swallows
July 23, 2019
Have a great day!
~~~~~
 

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Awww Monday August 5, 2019

 
Ingenious bird house image sent by a friend....
Have a splendid week!
Thanks Sandee!
~~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Feline Friday August 2, 2019

 
Such a sweet kitty!
Have a lovely day....!
~~~~~


Friday, July 26, 2019

Feline Friday July 26, 2019

 
Lucy does this every morning....why?
Because she wants her breakfast at 5:00am!
So I obediently obey....as she won't give up!
Have a great day!
~~~

Monday, July 15, 2019

AWWW Monday! July 15, 2019

 
Lucy is the Champion of Snoozers!
 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wordless Wednesday July 10, 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephen’s Falls, Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin. Photo by John Westrock.
Have a splendid day!
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Saturday, July 06, 2019

Very Early Awww Monday July 8, 2019

 
A lot of our new neighbors have dogs.
They are all cute, well behaved and don't bark a lot!
This guy is Trooper- he's getting old but still
loves his walks! He lives across from us.
Have a great week!
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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Thankful Thursday July 4, 2019

 
Thankful for our country.
We may not be perfect,
but I am thankful to be an American.
Have a wonderful day!
~~~ 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Awww Monday!!! Monday June 24, 2019

 
Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture
Dunsmuir California
June 2018

 
The dogs patiently listened while
their buddies played music!
It was a fun day in Dunsmuir!
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