"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, May 17, 2022

Happy Tuesday! May 17, 2022

Here's one very happy cat!
Have a great day!



Sunday, May 15, 2022

Awww Monday! May 16, 2022

Another cutie pie photo for 
Awww Monday! 
Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Feline Friday 5/13/2022


Lucy loves to go into the garage to explore and then
take a cat nap on the car that is warm 
from being driven! Such a happy cat!
Have a wonderful weekend!
It's also time for Friendly Fill-ins! Brought to us by
Lorianne and Ellen! Here are their fill-ins:
1. If you see me ____________ it means ____________________.
2. I am feeling _______________about _____________.
3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when _________.
4. I would like to swap lives with _________ for a day.

Here are my answers:

1. If you see me baking it means cookies are coming!
2. I am feeling so sad about the Ukraine.
3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when we maybe had more peace than now.
4. I would like to swap lives with no one for a day. I am very happy with my life.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Thankful Thursday! May 12, 2022

I am so thankful for friends and family
that send me these silly videos!
During these last two years it 
helps to laugh- 
laughter IS the best medicine!
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Happy Tuesday! May 10, 2022

Happiness is sitting in one's backyard
listening to the creek - so relaxing!


Sunday, May 08, 2022

Awww Monday May 9, 2022

Here is a photo of Zoé (formally Rowena) 
so happy in her new home! She was adopted 
just a few days ago by one of our neighbors.
She immediately made herself at home by
getting up on the bed and rolling around playing!
More photos on Friday. Have a great week!
Thanks Sandee!!!
Here's the link that tells Zoe's story...

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Feline Friday May 5, 2022


Perhaps you all remember my post from
a few weeks ago? It was all about the
rescued mother cat and her 5 kittens.
You can see it here...
Well! All the kittens have been adopted and
one of our wonderful neighbors adopted 
the mother cat Rowena!  Yippee!
I will get to see her all the time in her new home!
I will post on next Monday photos of
Rowena who now has the name of Zooey Rowena!!
She has blossomed into an amazing cat-
greeting everyone with purrs and cat kisses 
plus head bumps! So very friendly!
Many thanks to the family who took her in 
with all those baby kittens! Without them Rowena
and her kittens would not have their happy ending!  
Have a lovely day- everyday!

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Thankful Thursday May 5, 2022

So very, very Thankful for all our
wonderful vacations! Life is good!


Wordless Wednesday May 4, 2022

Neighborhood chickens!
Love to hear them clucking away!
Have a great day!


Monday, May 02, 2022

Happy Tuesday! May 2, 2022


And here's Toby! Such a cutie!
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Awww Monday May 2, 2022

It's a bird, a plane....nope!
It's a cute butterfly!
Have an awesome Monday!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Thankful Thursday and Feline Friday! April 28 and 29, 2022

Here is sweet Annabelle with her 5 newborn kittens. 
They were born between 3:30pm to 6:30pm April 27, 2022!
Annabelle has been staying with our good friends since
being rescued from a bad situation for her
and other pregnant cats that were also rescued.
Once the kittens are old enough they will be
vaccinated and neutered/spayed and then
adopted! Annabelle will also be spayed and adopted!
I am so thankful for friends who foster cats and 

Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday and Feline Friday!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Wordless Wednesday April 27, 2022

Lucy and Russell enjoying the sunny morning.
Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Awww Monday! April 25, 2022

Spring is here! The robins are now
arriving! Love hearing them!
Have a lovely week!
Thanks Sandee!


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Feline Friday! April 21, 2022

Our dear friends are now fostering
this sweet cat who will be having 
her kittens most likely next week!
Annabelle is in a very safe and loving
home with children who are learning
how to care for and foster cats.
After Annabelle has her babies and when
they are old enough they will have all
their vaccines and will be spayed/neutered
before being adopted. 
Annabelle will also be ready to be adopted.
 This is a wonderful program for cats that we have here. https://southwesthumane.org/

Friendly Fill-ins! Brought to us by  Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs and Ellen of 15andmeowing.

Here are the Fill-ins for tomorrow:

1. A book or movie that I recently read (or saw) that I recommend is ____________________.
2. I prefer to shop _______________,
3. I have a lot of trust in _________.
4. I have very little trust in _________.

And here are my answers:

1.  A book I recently read that I recommend is
       The Last Bookshop in London 
written by Madeline Martin.
2. I prefer to shop in the early morning mid-week.
3. I have a lot of trust in our friends and neighbors. 
4. I have very little trust in politicians and lobbyists.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Thankful Thursday April 21, 2022

I am so thankful for all the wildlife we
have around us. I cannot imagine being
someplace where I could not see our
winged and 4 legged neighbors. 
This photo was taken on a trail going past 
Lacamas Lake. Thanks Brian and may everyone
have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Wordless Wednesday April 20, 2022

I love seeing miniscule details...
if I had not seen this wee little bird 
I would have lost this photo!

Happy Tuesday! April 19, 2022

One very happy squirrel having breakfast!
Thanks Sandee!


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Awwww Monday April 17, 2022

 One of my darling Grand nieces!
Having a very Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Feline Friday! April 16, 2022


Here is sweet Rowena waiting to be adopted! 
Have a lovely Feline Friday!
PS My cardioversion went very well! Yeah!

Thankful Thursday! April 14, 2022

Russell and I are celebrating our
32nd anniversary today!
I am so thankful we have each other.
We actually celebrated yesterday as today
I will be having a "Short Stay" heart
procedure in our local hospital.
I have Afib and need this cardioversion
procedure to get my heart beating correctly.
Hopefully this will take care of the problem!
So, I am also so very thankful for our doctors
and our excellent medical care here.
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Wordless Wednesday! April 13, 2022


Beaune, France
Renting a car for two weeks in March of 1995
we explored parts of France with our 15 year old daughter. 
We toured the wine country
and really enjoyed the lovely town of Beaune.

"The Last Judgement" altarpiece by Van der Weyden. 


Monday, April 11, 2022

Happy Tuesday? April 12, 2022

What a surprise! Instead of Snow Drop flowers...
we have heavy soggy snow! In our neighborhood
a lot of our street trees lost some branches due 
to the heavy soggy snow! Yow!

Snow Drop's Information.
Galanthus, or snowdrop, is a small genus of approximately 20 species of bulbous perennial herbaceous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae. The plants have two linear leaves and a single small white drooping bell-shaped flower with six petal-like tepals in two circles. 
The smaller inner petals have green markings. 

Have a very Happy Tuesday!
Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Awww Monday! April 11, 2022

Spring time and the birds are building nests
and getting together to sing.
How tweet it is!

Friday, April 08, 2022

Feline Friday! April 8, 2022

Our sweet Lucy loves to sit outside
with us on a soft warm Spring day!


Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Thankful Thursday April 7, 2022

I am so thankful that we live close to natural open spaces
that are full of bird songs, rushing creeks and peace.
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!


Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Wordless Wednesday April 6, 2022

My absolutely favorite photographer-

France. Paris. Place de l’Europe. Gare Saint Lazare. 1932. 
Photograph: Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

Happy Tuesday! April 5, 2022

One of our many sweet Grandnieces! 
She was celebrating St Patrick's Day!
Happy Tuesday to all!

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Awww Monday! April 4, 2022

Such a darling little video- enjoy!


Friday, April 01, 2022

Feline Friday! April 1st, 2022

Since Lucy showed up at our home in October of 2010
and was about 6 months old we decided her birthday
was April 1st! She's a wonderful cat and we love her !
We're lucky she chose us!
Have a great Feline Friday and April Fools day too!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Thankful Thursday March 31, 2022

Our wonderful nearby friends took in these 
5 kittens and their Mother ( only 1 year old ) . 
The Vancouver Humane Society had brought
them up from California when no one could help 
them there as the Humane Societies there had no room.
Our friends volunteered to take care of the family 
until the kittens were old enough to be adopted.
They have been caring for them for about 6 or more weeks now.

Three of the five rescued kittens.

Here's their mother Rowena who is the sweetest 
ever mother cat. She and the kittens have been
spayed/neutered and have gotten all their 
vaccines etc and are ready to be adopted.

Here are the other two of five kittens.
They are all adorable and fun to watch and play with!
These five darling kittens and their mom will be 
and will be available for adoption probably
this coming weekend. I am so thankful that our 
friends have been taking care of these sweet cats ! 
And many thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!
Have a lovely day everyone!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Wordless Wednesday March 30, 2022

Just a few blocks from our home-
I love these cows!


Happy Tuesday! March 29, 2022

Spring has arrived!
Have a Happy Tuesday!
Thanks Sandee Clark!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Awww Monday! March 27. 2022

I may have posted this before, but
it is too cute not to use again!
Have an Awesome week!
Thanks Sandee!

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Feline Friday March 25, 2022

Lucy always feels safe and secure with us!!!
Have a Happy Weekend!
Thanks Sandee!


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Thankful Thursday! March 24, 2022

I am so thankful that we live in a part of the world 
that gets a lot of rain! It stays green and lush
and it's relaxing to hear the rain pitter pattering
at night while we fall asleep!  
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!


Wordless Wednesday March 23, 2022

Gstaad, Switzerland


Monday, March 21, 2022

Happy Tuesday March 22, 2022

I took this photo last summer- this little
Sparrow was quite happy eating the sunflower seeds!
Have a great day!


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Awww Monday March 21, 2022

Happy Spring Everyone!

This year the Spring Equinox began on March 20th. 

You can learn more about the Equinox here!

 Have a lovely day !


Thursday, March 17, 2022

Feline Friday March 18, 2022

These days even cats are reading books! 

Friendly Fill-ins

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 this weeks questions:

1. I rarely _________________, I _________________ instead.                      2. My spring to do list includes ______________and ________________.     3. If I were invisible for a day, I would _________.                                            4. When I was young, I _________ because ________.

And here are my answers: 1. I rarely watch television, I read instead.          2. My spring to do list includes gardening and cleaning out our closets.    3. If I were invisible for a day, I would spy on the wicked politicians.            4. When I was young, I rode my bike everywhere because life was safe then.

 Reading is one of the most relaxing thing to do these days!
Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!
Thanks Sandee!