"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, February 28, 2021

Awww Monday! March 1, 2021

A beautiful Bald Eagle keeping the eggs warm!
Such a gorgeous and glorious bird.
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Feline Friday! February 26, 2021

Awww poor Melancholy Kitty.....
let's take off that helmet and you will be happier!

Ohhhh that's lots better! 
Have a Happy Day!
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!

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. Thanks Ellen and Lorianne!

Here are my fill-in answers:
1. You don’t have to convince me to be nice to others- it doesn't cost anything and it makes me happy!
2. All this negativity in our country is causing me stress.
3. Speaking from experience, we are all responsible for ourselves- no one else can make you happy etc- it does have to come from inside. As my mother taught me smiling is a lot easier than frowning! Uses less muscles and feels better!
4. Over time, my opinion of politicians has changed. Today they all pretty much are just interested in power and money in their pockets! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Happy Tuesday! February 23, 2021

Spring is just around the corner!


Spring will finally be here on March 20th.
And daylight savings time will begin March 14th.
Hopefully not only we are at the tail end of
winter, but also of these hard Covid-19 times.
Have a happy day today and every day!
Thanks Sandee!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Awwww Monday! February 22, 2021

It's that time again! Both of us have large
families and therefore little babies show up!
The quilt above is for a little boy and the
silly little stuffed lion is for the older brother
who just turned two in December.  
I figured the older brother would appreciate
a small gift too! 

This quilt is for a little girl born 
just a few days ago! She has an older
sister not quite 2 years old and I found
a cute little book for her to enjoy!
I am sure that they will probably both
enjoy having the book read to them at bedtime! 
Have a lovely Awww Monday!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Feline Friday February 19, 2021

I cannot remember if I have posted these
photos of Russell and Lucy before- 
but if I did....here they are again!
Lucy is such a sweetheart!
And here's the earliest photo of Lucy..
she was only 8 months old!

Have a lovely day with your feline buddies!
Hugs and thanks to Sandee!!!

Thankful Thursday February 18, 2021

Many thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!
And many thanks to Tanja Brandt for
her magnificent photos of two good friends.
We have a lot to learn from them.
Have a wonderful day!

For years, photographer Tanja Brandt has made it her mission to capture magnificent  photos of animals and wildlife. 
Recently, the German artist found a new challenge when she photographed the unique bond between two unlikely friends: Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi (Napoleon), 
a one-year-old owlet.
 The owlet and canine have a special 
protector-protected relationship.
Their affection toward each other couldn't be any more evident.
 Ingo lovingly guards Poldi, who apparently doesn't know how to live free. 
The owlet hatched two days after his six brothers and sisters, therefore, has always been very vulnerable due to his small size. 
They respect each other and they can read each other, says the photographer.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Wordless Wednesday February 17, 2021

 The last rose of winter....
this single little rose just today fell off
the little rose bush it had been attached
to for months...seriously!
But the extreme weather finally convinced
the rose that it needed to be on the snow
and not on the stem!
After I took that photo I had fun stamping my
footsteps on our neighbors driveway. 

They are in Costa Rica and therefore I can have
fun on their snow! It will melt long before 
they are home! 
PS I did shovel off their sidewalk!
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Happy Tuesday February 16, 2021

 I shoveled out our driveway and sidewalk!
Over the weekend Vancouver Washington
had a hellacious snow and ice storm
complete with high winds!
Read the story here.
Our weather is warming up a bit
and by Tuesday we hopefully are rid
of most of the pesky snow!
Meanwhile we are helping our
neighbors dig out!
Have a great day!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Awww Monday! February 15, 2021

Peek-a-boo...I see you!
Have a great Monday!!
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Monday!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

It's Feline Friday! February 12, 2021

Obviously someone doesn't like snow!
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

And Lucy says "Have a Meowy Happy Valentines Day!" 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Thankful Thursday! February 11, 2021

I am so Thankful for all the fun I had as a child
and as an adult in the snow!
 Throwing snowballs, building snowmen,
sledding, skiing and snowshoeing! 
Not to forget just looking at the snowflakes falling.
Have a wonderful day! Enjoy what is given to you!
Thanks Brian!

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Wordless Wednesday! February 10, 2021

Oh my gosh- what a table to sit at!!!!!


Monday, February 08, 2021

Happy Tuesday! February 9, 2021


Second snow photo for this week.....
looks like the snow is having a blast with the wind!
Have a very Happy Tuesday!
Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Awww Monday! February 8, 2021


A good friend shared some gorgeous snow
photos and so this week I'll be sharing
some of them with all of you!
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Feline Friday! February 5, 2021

This photo was posted months ago. 
I knew the cat was not a stray, but
I worried about it as it roamed the
neighborhood and we have coyotes
that come through. 
After awhile it stopped coming by.
Perhaps because I was roaming the
neighborhood with a photo asking folks if they
knew whose cat it was. Hopefully the owner
was contacted and realized it would
 be best if the cat stayed inside?
We see posted lost cat and dog notices
all the time. Heartbreaking.
Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!  

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Wordless Wednesday February 3, 2021

Gorgeous sunrise taken by a neighbor.
Have a perfectly wonderful day!
Thanks Sandee!

Monday, February 01, 2021

Happy Happy Tuesday! February 2, 2021

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Enjoy your day- every day!

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