"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, 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!

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!

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!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Awww Monday August 12, 2019

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!


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!

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!

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!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Feline Friday June 21, 2019

Lucy enjoying a sunny afternoon.
June 20, 2019
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Awww Monday June 17, 2019

A few days ago we took care of our neighbors
plants...watering each morning. I took this photo
and emailed it to her to show her how nicely
the lilies were blooming.
It's so nice to have next door neighbors
who give and take....I've missed that.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Feline Friday June 14, 2019

Sweet Lucy sleepily gazing at me-
such a lovely and loving cat.
Taken in March 0f 2018.
Have a sweet weekend!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Awww Monday June 10, 2019

Our friends in the Netherlands sent
us this video of their kittens!
So darling!
Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Wordless Wednesday June 5, 2019

Russell's Great Grandmother's Orchid Cactus

When we moved up to Vancouver WA
late last year we didn't have enough room
for our two huge Orchid Cactus in our house.
So they hung out in the dark cold garage.
We watered them and then fertilized them
right before we brought them out in April.
Amazingly once we brought them out 
one of the cactus put out a prodigious amount
of flower buds. Look at this gorgeous plant!
We inherited these two plants as no one else
wanted them. They do take up a lot of space.
But they are so beautiful and the flowers smell divine!
Once it becomes too cold this fall,
into the garage they will go.
Have a lovely Wednesday.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Awww Monday June 3, 2019

May 22, 2019  3:22pm PDT
Ryder and Toby
Best Buddies!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wordless Wednesday May 29, 2019

Zipping down highway 37 near San Pablo Bay
May 18, 2019 at 8:04am PDT
The header above was taken the same day
at 5:16am PDT as we scooted by Shasta Lake.
We were headed to Sausalito to visit family. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Early Awww Monday May 27, 2019

Previous image removed as I unknowingly
used it thinking it was a free photo.
See below comment from photographer.
You are using my photograph without permission. (That's my orange cat, Waffles, with the American flag.) As a blogger, I would hope you'd take the time to select photos for your posts that are not copyrighted or owned by someone else. There are thousands of stock photos that can be purchased for pennies, or Creative Commons photos that allow free usage, or you can create images yourself. Just because you find a photo online through a google search, etc...does not mean it doesn't belong to someone. Please understand there is a person, a photographer, an artist on the other side of many photos circulating online. And copyright infringement, whether intentional or not, is never cool. Debbie Glovatsky GLOGIRLY - Tails of Two Funny Cats & Their Girl URL of the above photo: https://www.glogirly.com/2013/05/happy-memorial-day-from-katie-waffles.html 
In remembrance of all the lives spent for freedom...    
and lives endured during the fight for freedom.
Never forget. I won't.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Feline Friday May 24, 2019

What a wonderful story!
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 avoid shopping on Memorial Day.
2. I try to avoid driving during busy holidays.
3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be "life is a banquet and we should enjoy every day".
4. Satisfaction in doing a good job motivated me to work

hard. Now that I am retired I can relax and smile!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wordless Wednesday! May 22, 2019

Going past Shasta Lake

Early morning in Sausalito.
Looking across the bay towards San Francisco.

Walking towards the Memorial Chapel
at Stanford University.

Another early morning driving back up towards home.
We were on highway 680 leaving Los Altos at 5:30am.
A long trip well worth it to honor our dear friend. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Happy Tuesday! May 21, 2019

Something to ponder!
Have you ever piled up a bunch of rocks ?

Awww Monday May 20, 2019

Siblings hard at work!!!
Have a lovely week!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Feline Friday May17, 2019

Del Ponte Winery Kitty Cat! 
Such a cutie pie!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wordless Wednesday May 15, 2019

One of our new neighbors!
And here's another one!
And guess who is watching them!!!
And we are all wishing you a lovely Wednesday!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Awww Monday! May 13, 2019

Thanks to Photo Journal for this
amazing Bald Eagle shot!
And thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Wordless Wednesday! May 8, 2019

Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, California.
Photo by Randy Laybourne.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Happy Tuesday! May 7,2019

A happy flash from the past!
While living in the mountains near Mt Shasta
 we always enjoyed seeing the baby deer!
(you can see Mt Shasta in the upper left of this photo)
Have a Happy Tuesday where ever you are!

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Early Awww Monday! May 6 , 2019

I love cat videos!
This one is cute and hilarious too!

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Early Feline Friday May 3, 2019

Lucy the Cat has a very hard life....
1.  Lucy has to wake me up for her breakfast.
Sometimes it takes her 5 minutes before I get up!
2.  Lucy has to remind me about her after
breakfast treats.
3.   Lucy then is forced to take a long nap.
4.   Lucy has to remind us that it is time for lunch.
5.  Reminding is hard work and so Lucy has to 
take another long nap.
6.  Lucy has to meow at the outside door before
we will drop everything ( CRASH ) to take her for a walk.
7.  Again Lucy will have to nag us for her dinner.
8.  And so on...........poor pitiful Lucy. It's a hard
life when one is only 12" tall.......

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wordless Wednesday! May 1, 2019

The Eddy Mountains
June 1, 2018
Good grief...going through my photos from last year 
looking for a nice springy shot I came across
this photo I took last year on June 1 when we were
just putting our mountain home on the market!
And now here we are in Vancouver Washington
with warm sunny days in the low 70's!
Mama mia- how our life has changed. We miss our friends
and some things about our life there, BUT we don't miss
plowing snow nor keeping an eye out for wildfires!
We love where we are! And so does Lucy!
Cheers and have a lovely day!
( so much for being Wordless! )

Happy Tuesday! April 30, 2019

Click on link above to read all about it!
Have a very happy day!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Awwww Monday! April 29, 2019

Gabby at a Family Birthday Party.....
She really wanted to play....
There was the "adult" table.... 

The "children's table"....

But, Gabby was all by herself....poor Gabby.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wordless Wednesday April 24, 2019

As I've mentioned before Cecilia's Farmy Blog
delights me and here's a wee little Instagram
she made of Mr Flowers the resident peacock!
Have a lovely day!
click here:  Mr Flowers from the Farmy
And then click on the image to start the video! 


Monday, April 22, 2019

Awww Monday April 22, 2019

Happy Easter photos of just some
of our sweet nieces and nephews!
Hope you all have a great week!