"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, June 30, 2013

Magpie Tales #175

photograph by Musin Yohan
Bogor, Indonesia

Very weary
I hurry home..I know who waits for me
My sweet son

Musin Yohan


Thanks to Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
who always finds the perfect image every week!
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday June 29-30 2013

Happiness is a full cookie jar!
This week I made Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan cookies!
Come on over and get a few and have a great weekend!!
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Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Feline Friday! June 28, 2013

Lucy vs the Machine
Will Lucy manage to snag the cloth
 or will the machine snag her?
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eric Alders MPP plus Poetry Jam !! June 26, 2013

Photo by Eric Alder

Yellow sun shines brightly
White sails fly by
Life can be lived lightly
Under our deep blue sky

Judys Strawberry Tart baked June 24, 2013

Pie, pie.... me oh my!
Strawberry Blackberry
Delicious pie!
Apricot and Cherry
Apple and Peach
Tasty summer treats 
To be eaten on the beach

Kathe's Apricot Pie baked June 25, 2013

We just spent a few precious days with dear friends
in Vacaville and Los Altos California.
Cooking together while laughing and then
eating wonderful meals together is a priceless gift.
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Have a great week!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Awww Mondays-Except it's Tuesday now....



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Monday, June 24, 2013

Magpie Tales #174 "The Good Old Daze"

Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949 

World War II is over
So- light up baby
The fun has only begun
Soon we'll light up our bras
And burn flags in the streets.
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Six Word Saturdays and Shadow Shot Sundays! June 22-23, 2013

 Playa la Ropa,  Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Life is short.... slow down....enjoy!!!
Baby turtles teach us that life is truly short....
Take care to savor and enjoy.
Have a lovely weekend doing what is important-
Spending time with family and friends 
and making time for yourself.
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thanks for being my blogging family!

Hey! It's Feline Friday!

My cousin Janet and her sweetie Floyd were asked
years ago by the Feral Cat Coalition
if they would allow a pair of feral cats
to live on their lower covered deck.
"Of course!" they replied.
So Susie and her pal Mister lived there on a hill
 above Sausalito for quite some time and
became accustomed to the kind humans.
Floyd built them cozy and safe shelters
where racoons and coyotes could not bother them.
Mister passed away last year and now Susie has become
even more friendly being a bit lonesome.
She even comes into the house for a bit of attention.
Susie is a sweetie!
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And thanks to Steve (BFDude) for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Poetry Jam.... All About Rocks

As a kid I collected rocks-
Fingering the smooth shapes

Stuffing them into my pocket-
Taking them home to treasure

Putting them into a glass jar of water-
Or lining them up on the window sill

Not knowing that in the future-
I'd find my perfect rock
A diamond in the rough......

My sweetheart-
My forever life partner.

Thanks to Peggy for this weeks Poetry Jam
The theme is Rocks!
Don't throw 'em - enjoy them!
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Eric Alders Monday Photo Prompt June 17, 2013

Photo by Eric Alder

       Toss and
                        Everything on the

Thanks to Eric Alder for his fun Monday Photo Prompt
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Awww Mondays with Chip or is it Dale?

And here's Chip....or is it Dale?
We have a lot of these cute little guys
running around our 10+ acres.
We don't mind them as they leave
our vegetable garden alone....
Unlike Tom and Jerry who  are not allowed!
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Magpie Tales #173

The Promenade, 1918, by Marc Chagall

Amelia was a bit of a loon
Only eating by the light of the moon
Some folks called her flighty
Wearing only her nightie
And appearing to be a balloon  
Many thanks to Tess Kincaid for MagpieTales.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday June 15, 2013

It's Time To Enjoy Summertime Sunshine!
Break out the summer umbrellas-
sunshine has arrived in full force!
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Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pffft!! It's Feline Friday!

It's not easy being a Yoga Cat

I think I'll take a nap now......
Happy Feline Friday!
Thanks to Steve of Burnt Food Dude!
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Poetry Jam~~~Flower Children

Happy Birthday Phillip and Paul !!!

Oh my sons
with happy smiles and grubby fists
my favorite flowers

You brought me
Posies, pebbles, and sticks
Even a bug couldn't make me say "Ick"!
Squished dandelions
and sticky candy
Little boys can be so dandy!
This weeks theme on Poetry Jam is flowers-
I immediately thought of my two sons Phillip and Paul
Born in the '60's my true Flower Children
Happy April Birthday to Phillip
and Happy June Birthday to Paul!!
Go here to see what flowery poems there are to be read!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Eric Alders Monday Photo Prompt............ June 10,2013

photo by Eric Alder

No two ways about it!

Dusting cleaning sweeping out the mud
Housework resembles
A rusty chain of crud

Actually I love rusty metal objects-
but this image did remind me about
all the dusting etc that I'm ignoring.
Thanks to Eric Alder for Monday Photo Prompt.
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Awww Monday June 10, 2013 with some help from Emily and Pooh Bear

I love bees- especially Bumblebees!
Don't buzz off....
Sit down beside the  flowers and hum along!
Or as lovely Emily Dickinson wrote:
( a BIG thanks to Stephen Hayes AKA Chubby Chatterbox for this addition)

Bees are Black, with Gilt Surcingles 
Bees are Black, with Gilt Surcingles --**
Buccaneers of Buzz.
Ride abroad in ostentation
And subsist on Fuzz.

Fuzz ordained -- not Fuzz contingent --
Marrows of the Hill.
Jugs -- a Universe's fracture
Could not jar or spill.

** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surcingle

Or....as Pooh says:

It's a very funny thought that, if Bears were Bees,
They'd build their nests at the bottom of trees.
And that being so (if the Bees were Bears),
We shouldn't have to climb up all these stairs

Thanks to Sandee for Aww Mondays-
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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Magpie Tales #172 The Magic Door

Charleston Farmhouse Door 

Watch the door
Carefully listen- the floor creaks
Scary steps sneak
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for this weeks image!
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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Some clever re-cycling projects......

When it's garbage day at your house-
do you recycle or re-use or re-purpose some items
rather than throwing them into the land fill?
Below are some pretty darn clever examples
that were emailed to me.
There are a few that I think are silly-
and there are a few that I will try to make.
Which ones are your favorites? 
Have you ever made any of these?

Have a great day!

Hot sunny days...summer is here!

Kitchen Garden Window June 2013

Flowers are blooming
and the vegetable garden is growing.
Now all I have to do now is pay attention
to what needs picking, water thirsty plants
and pull some weeds! 
Have a great summer!
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Friday, June 07, 2013

Feline Friday and Those Annoying Humans

Just wait until you want to find these glasses!!!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for this fun meme!
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