"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, January 23, 2018

2018 Photo Project January 23, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #23
January 20, 2018
2:08pm PST
Castle Lake is beginning to freeze over.
Some lakes nearby are frozen enough to skate on!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Awww Monday! January 22, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #22  1/21/2018
5:22pm PST
Our First Real Snowstorm for 2018
The wind is howling and the snow
is blowing in all directions!
Fortunately we got home right before it
would have become problematic.
It seems to me the best approach is to
have a fire to sit by with a good book
and a wonderful friend.
And a cozy cat to make it even better!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!
Oh my gosh I almost forgot McGuffy's Reader Sparks!
Here's my Spark for this week...

2018 Photo Project January 21, 2018

Additional Sunday Shadow Shots
2018 Photo Project
January 21, 2018
Photo #21

2018 Photo Project
January 21, 2018
 Photo #21.2
Yesterday was a glorious sunny day
 with barely a breeze. So Russell and I
went up to Castle Lake just 7 miles above
 Lake Siskiyou near the town of Mt. Shasta.
Because of snow on the trail our walk was
 a short one, but I got some nice photos.
Have a great Sunday!
Here's the link to Shadow Shot Sunday 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday January 20, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #20
Three Marmalades in a Row
Two days ago I posted about picking lots
of Meyer Lemons off our friends tree
so I could make a lot of marmalades.
(One of my favorite things to do)
So....two days later I have made 3 varieties:
8 half pints of Blood Orange Marmalade
7 half pints of Lemon Ginger Marmalade
and 4 half pints of Blueberry Marmalade.
I still have enough lemons left to make two 
more marmalades: 
Rhubarb Lemon and Cranberry Lemon.
Yum...colorful and delicious fun!
Do visit Shadow Shot Sunday....
so easy to play along or just to browse other's shadows.
who features photos from Southern Arizona.
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Feline Friday!! January 19, 2018

2018 Photo Project
January 19, 2018
Lucy basking in the sun
Lucy thinks it's quite alright to sun
bathe on our dining room table.
And she also thinks it's important to help
Russell keep track of his reading glasses!
Have a great day and thanks Sandee 
for Feline Friday!  

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Photo Project January 18, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #18
Anne's Meyer Lemon Tree
Our wonderful friend and neighbor
who lives down the way called me
yesterday to come get some lemons.
So I did....a huge bag full to use in
allthe Marmalades I want to make
and to share with other friends...
I may have to go back and get more.
I love making marmalades.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wordless Wednesday January 17, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #17
Seen from our front deck at 9:05am PST on January 16, 2018 
Mount Eddy is the highest peak of the Trinity Mountains

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #16
Goldfinches Having Breakfast
Goldfinches aren't very colorful in the winter.
But their songs are always sweet!
Just scroll down on the link above to hear
the songs and learn more about these lovely birds.