"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


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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday May 21, 2017

 
Lucy has a very interesting way of
drinking water...first she tests the taste
with her paw...

 
Making sure it is palatable...we think it's
something she learned when she was on her
own as a stray kitten.

 
Even though she doesn't need to worry about the quality
of her water now...she still tests it.
Have a lovely day!
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Saunter over here to see more Shadows!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Feline Friday thanks to Steve!!!!! May 19, 2017

Four of my favorite felines!!! 
 
 
Of course Lucy is #1 in our family!
And she knows it!
 

 
And then there's our friend's
lovely cats:
Dexter, Astro and Norton...
Have a lovely Feline Friday!
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wordless Wednesday May 17, 2017

 
Meadow on North Old Stage Road
Mt Shasta CA
May 16, 2017
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

AWWW Monday thanks to Sandee! May 15, 2017

 
It was a lovely Sunday afternoon.... 
 
 
 
However Lucy was not too sure about the turkey....



 
So, she went back into the house to take a nap....
 
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Happy Mothers Day Mom! May 14, 2017

No Shadow Shots for Sunday....
just Mothers Day Memories.... 
 
 
 
Mom and I in early 1943
I was born 10 months after Pearl Harbor...    
 
 
 
I think this was taken in mid-1944
 
 
 
Mom, Dad and I in 1946? 1947?
Until 1949 I had my parents all to myself-
mostly my Mom because of the war.
My dad had been shipped out to New Guinea.
My mother was the best...but then weren't
all our mother's the best?
 Happy Mothers Day!
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Thanks Steve for Feline Friday! May 12, 2017

 
No photo of Lucy today-
she's actually been under the weather
with some sort of tummy upset.
Two visits to the vet and she's almost back
to her normal "My way or the highway" self...
Thank goodness!
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Wordless Wednesday May 10, 2015

 
Life in the slow lane....sorta....
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Thanks Sandee!
 

Monday, May 08, 2017

It's Awww Monday! May 8, 2017

 
Baby Canada geese on Bear Creek
 in Medford Oregon.
It was lovely to watch the protective parents. 
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Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!
 

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday May 7, 2017

Yesterday evening found us in Phoenix, Oregon
watching sculptors pour bronze into their
lost wax molds....it was awesome to say the least!
 
 
Blasting the wax out of the set molds
 to make room for the molten bronze... 

 
Bronze is being melted inside...

 
Meanwhile the molds are here under
the glass blankets coming up to the same
temperature as the molten bronze... 
 
 
Another view of glass blankets...
 

 
There were about 40 people there to
watch and learn... 
 
 
Carefully pouring molten bronze...

 
Closer look at pouring bronze into the molds...

 
It took about 30-40 minutes for the bronze
inside the molds to cool enough so the
the sculptors could start to break the molds open...
The molds are made by dipping the sculptures into
a type of silica slurry over and over again until
they are thick enough for the bronze pouring.  

 
One example of small sculptures partially
released from the mold.
For more information go to this site:
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Lots more Shadow Shots here!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Feline Friday May 5, 2017

 
Last time we were up in Portland
we visited this cutie cat. Of course I
never have met a cat that wasn't a cutie!
Have a great day !
 
 
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Thanks Steve for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Wordless Wednesday May 3, 2017

 
Dining with turkeys.....

 
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Thanks Sandee for Wordless Wednesday!
 
 


Monday, May 01, 2017

It's Awww Monday! May 1, 2017

 
Looking closely at one of our chipmunks...
and a cute little cottontail bunny!
 
 
 
Have a great week and don't forget to
thank Sandee for Awww Mondays !
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