"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 29, 2020

Happy Tuesday September 29, 2020

Here's a photo of our Lucy when she
had first showed up at our home
in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
She was only 6 months old and becoming
feral. We are so grateful she chose us!
Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 28, 2020

AWWW Monday! September 28, 2020


Looking west at the Columbia River
while standing under the Bridge of the Gods.
While Russell bicycled with friends along
the bike pathway from Cascade Locks
to Multnomah Falls I took a few photos
of the river and the falls.

Have a lovely week!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Feline Friday September 25, 2020

 Cecilias Kitchen Garden kitties!
I have been following Cecilia's blog now
for many years. She has a wonderful way of 
writing, she is an amazing farmer 
and is also a gifted photographer. 
Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks Sandee!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Wordless Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Echo Lake, California

Photo credit to John T. of EarthPorn

Have a lovely day!


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Awww Monday! September 21, 2020

When I took this photo today through
the dining room window I did not
see Lucy sticking out her tongue....
I know she's not a brat....
she is just hilarious sometimes!
Have a great week!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Feline Friday! September 18, 2020

I took this photo back in 2016 while we
were visiting our friends in the Netherlands.
Such a sweet, sweet cat!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Thanks Sandee!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Thankful Thursday September 17, 2020

Thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!

I am so thankful for all of our
family members! This past week or so
I have been posting family photos
on my header. Each person is so
unique and talented in so many
different ways! On today's header
you can see my nephew John with his
adorable daughter Vivi! And in this post
you can see my sweet nephew Clay 
along with his darling wife Tori. 
They have three boys Connor,
Wyatt and Finnley.
 Their photo is below! 
Have a lovely day! 


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Tuesday! September 15, 2020

Yesterday after gathering a lot of
acorns nearby I brought them home 
fot the squirrels to munch on and
perhaps plant a few!
It was hard to get a photo let alone
a little video, but here he/she is!
Enjoy!! And do have a lovely day.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Awww Monday September 14, 2020

Do not let sheer boredom take over....
get out the implements of baking...
and let the fun begin!

First bake some Banana Coconut Lemon Muffins....

Then make some yummy in the tummy
Almond Coconut Butter cookies
with one chocolate chip each....

Then and only when you feel like it.....
clean up and do the dishes!
Have an Awwwsome Monday!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Feline Friday September 11, 2020 Another Wandering Cat

A very adorable and beautiful kitty
comes over from his neighborhood
many times a week. He traverses a
greenspace behind us that periodically
has coyotes and other predators also
wandering through. 
He's very friendly and sweet and fun
 to see but I do worry.
I posted his photo on our Nextdoor website,
but so far his family is still letting him roam. 

Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 06, 2020

AWWW Monday! September 6, 2020

We enjoy taking walks around our new neighborhood.
Granted, we have been here for almost 2 years, 
but it still feels new to us! 
We totally enjoy walking by the cow pasture
 and I try to bring a few veggies or apples
for them to munch on!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 04, 2020

Feline Friday! September 4, 2020

Siesta time for Lucy!
She loves napping in the afternoon
on our guest bedroom futon!
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
Thanks Sandee! 

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Thankful Thursday September 3, 2020

Torrential rains in Costa Rica!
We are thankful that our neighbors 
made it home from Costa Rica before
the rains came! Look at this road
 that leads to their winter home!
And we thought we got a lot of rain!
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Wordless Wednesday September 2, 2020

I find myself in the kitchen a lot
more during this lock-down time.
So far we are not gaining weight.
But I am inventing new menus!
Bon appetit! and have a lovely day!

Happy Tuesday! September 1, 2020

Here are two of many photos I have taken
of our friends Cairn Terrier Tuffy!
He was quite the character and always
made me smile and laugh!
Have a Happy Tuesday!