"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, July 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday July 19, 2017

A glorious summer evening.... 
 
 
Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture
featured Charlie Parr playing fabulous music...

 
Here's a sampling....
Have a lovely day.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Awww Monday! July 17, 2017

 
Lucy says "Humpf....puppies....Humpf".
 
 
 
Toby says  "Oh goody a cat!"
We say "Awww isn't he adorable!"
~~~~~
 

Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Feline Friday and Bastille Day! July 14, 2017

Have a lovely day!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pour en savoir plus cliquez ICI
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday July 12, 2017

 
 
Mt Shasta last evening.....
showing off for our dinner guests.
 

 
More great neighbors came over
for dinner last night.
 Summertime is the best....
 

 
 

 
Plus we got to meet Bob and Pat's new puppy Toby!
Darling Australian Shepherd only 9 weeks old.
 

 
 
After dinner our PCT hiker Lauren
cleaned up the massive pile of dishes
while continuing to elevate her injured toe!
 
 
And this morning....
Lucy is enjoying being outdoors.....
even if having to be on a leash!
Have a lovely day!

~~~~~
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's Awww Monday! July 10, 2017

Every summer we look forward to meeting up
with PCT hikers and hosting them while they
are in town. This year we have teamed up with
a good friend who is a CHP and gets calls from
PCT hikers needing rides or extra help. That's
where we get to play- last weekend we hosted a
woman from Germany who needed to recuperate
from heat exhaustion. This weekend we hosted 
"Beanpole "and "Clementine" for one night and
got Clementine on the Greyhound bus for Portland
 and afterwards dropped Beanpole off at the trail head.     
 
 
 
Meanwhile, our friend called us with yet another
hiker needing help as she had injured her toe
and needed a home stay for about 5 days.
Lauren will be here until Saturday when her
dad will fly in from Ohio to hike with her for
a few weeks. Her stay was well timed as she got
to meet some of our great neighbors who
were over for a potluck dinner. 
Lauren is at the very end of the table on the left. 


 
It was an Awwwsome evening!

 
 
Hammock time for Edward and Christopher
 
 
 
This morning's visitors while I was watering... 
the two fawns off in the distance as they
aren't too sure of me.
 
 
 
Have a lovely Awww Monday!
Thanks Sandee!
~~~

Friday, July 07, 2017

Feline Friday! July 7, 2017

 
Lucy once again on her leash outside!
This time of year she would like to be
outside ALL day!

 
Steve of BFDude started
Feline Friday to prove to
all that he adores cats! 
Thanks Steve!
And may all of you have a lovely day!
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Wordless Wednesday and Happy Fourth of July!!! July 4 and 5, 2017

 
Photo taken by one of my photography students.
This is the second year Weed Library has 
offered free photography classes for 6-16 year olds.
Thanks to a Union Pacific grant!!
Happy 4th of July!
 
 
 
 
One of a Pacific Crest Trail hikers
who stayed with us this past weekend-
she needed a few days to recover from heat stroke.
A very nice young woman from Munich, Germany.
 
We have a great time hosting hikers. Sometimes we
spot them in downtown Mt Shasta and ask them
if they would like to come home with us for
the night, do their laundry, have dinner and
get a ride back to the trailhead the next morning.  
We have met the nicest people - so fun!
Always a positive experience. 
More info here on the PCT  .
 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wordless Wednesday June 28,2017

 
 
Lake Shastina with Mt Shasta in the background....
I took 5 photos and then used an
online program to "stitch" them together
to make this panorama...pretty fun!
Thursday I'll go up to Advanced Photo in Ashland 
and have them print this out on photo paper.
Have a lovely day!
~~~~~  

Monday, June 26, 2017

Awwww It's Monday!~ June 26, 2017

 
 
Lucy knows how to take a nap...
 

 
Lucy also knows how to say
"Thank You Sandee!"
~~~~~

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Six Words and Sunday Shadows June 24-25, 2017

We do love watching the deer....
 
 
 
We have been living here for 5 years and it 
still amazes me that some people take
living amidst this beauty for granted.   
 
 
 
 
Have a lovely weekend and do check
~~~~~

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's Feline Friday!!! June 23, 2017

"Hey Steve....thanks for Feline Friday
and have a great weekend!"
 
 
 
Photo by Cecilia of the Kitchen Garden blog.
My all time favorite farm blog.
Cecilia is a wonderful farmer in Illinois. 
~~~~~

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wordless Wednesday June 21, 2017

Relax and enjoy the first day
of summer!!
 
 
California Gray Squirrel
June 20, 2017
 
Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Awww Monday! and Paul's Birthday!!!! June 19, 2017

 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL!
HAVE AN AWESOME AND FABULOUS DAY!
My youngest son Paul is standing in front
of his two cousins Doug and Greg on the left
 and his older by 4 years brother Phillip on the right.
 
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Six Words and Sunday Shadows and Happy Fathers Day! June 17-18, 2017

 
Getting up early
Always pays off!
 
 
 June 17, 2017     6:59am
 
I love the morning light....
 
 
June 18, 2017  6:40am
 
Have a lovely day and hug your family!
~~~~~
Check out Six Words and Sunday Shadows!
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's Feline Friday! June 16, 2017 Thanks Steve!

 
Let's face it.....
cats truly know how to relax!
~~~~~
Thanks to Steve of BFDude !!!!!
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Awww Monday June 12, 2017

 
 
Wishing everyone a very Awwwsome week!
Thanks Sandee!
~~~~~~
 
 

Friday, June 09, 2017

It's Feline Friday! June 9. 2017

 
Lucy knows that today is Feline Friday
and she loves Steve for hosting ....
However today she insisted that I post
these newsworthy photos just captured
in my camera this morning before 7am....
 
 
These two darling fawns are still wobbly
and were most likely born in the last 24 hours!


 
Seeing these little miracles every year reminds
 me how lucky we are to be living here. 

 
Have a lovely day today and every day!
~~~~

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Wordless Wednesday June 7, 2017


 
C'est moi avec le cactus d'orchid.....
je suis un peu transparent.....
mais c'est ma  vie...
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Monday, June 05, 2017

Awww Monday June 5, 2017

 
Our Lucy loves being outdoors and exploring!
Have a lovely week! 

 
Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!
~~~~~
 

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Friday, June 02, 2017

Feline Friday! June 2, 2017

 
 
Everyone needs at least one kitty!
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Feline Friday! May 26,2017

 
Remember those who fought and died in our many wars.
Remember those who fought and survived and those
 who were willing to die for their country.
We honor those who are honorable and who have the courage and the fortitude to do what they believe is right,
 regardless of whether or not they are rewarded.
~~~~
Thanks Steve for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wordless Wednesday..................... May 24, 2017

 
May 22, 2017 7:31pm PDT
 
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Oooopsy I'm late for Awww Monday! May 23, 2017

 
A few days ago we were in Talent, Oregon
picking up some clay at Southern Oregon Clay
 for a project Russell is working on....

 
so while Russell was inside the shop I was outside
convincing this horse to come on over and see me....
 
 
But when he realized I did not have
 an apple nor a carrot for him....
he went back to eating what  was on his side of the fence.
I guess next time we come here I will have to
 come with at least an apple.
Have a lovely day!
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