"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

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Six Words Saturday and Sunday Shadows! January 31-February 1, 2015

Canada geese can be quite entertaining.....
Canada Geese at Shasta Forest Products 
 Yreka CA 
January 30,2015
While driving home from Montague I saw
this hysterically funny sight.
( Well...it was really funny to me)
Have a great weekend and to see more
Six Words fly over here or here for
Shadow Shot Sundays!

Friday, January 30, 2015

It's Feline Friday! January 30, 2015

January 28, 2015
Another day......
Another nap......
Being Lucy the Cat ain't easy.......

January 28, 2015
But she'll keep practicing
'til she gets it right! 
Thanks and a tip of Lucy's tail to Steve
of BFDude who created Feline Friday
just to prove to us that he really loves cats!
Lucy told me that Steve is meowy nice!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Awww....It's Monday! January 26, 2015

January 20, 2015 
Lucy must take frequent naps as
she plays a lot .......
Do take time to take a look at other
Awww Mondays and
 don't forget to thank Sandee!! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Magpie Tales #255

Image provided by Tess Kincaid
My goodness!
Such surprising rudeness
I thought butterflies
Only gave kisses
And not black eyes!
Gosh darn it
I thought I was meeting
A prince
Not a monarch....
A tip of the pen and a big thank you
to Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales !!
Do click on the link and enjoy
what others have written....
and for Pete's sake have a great week!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Six Word Saturday and Sunday Shadow Shots January 24-25, 2014

Smithfield's Restaurant
January 19, 2014
Ashland Oregon 
Quality time spent waiting for friends.
Our friends' plane was delayed six hours.
While waiting we did some grocery shopping
and then we had a great dinner at Smithfields .
Scoot over Here or Here to see
more Six Words or Shadow Shots!
And do dish up a plate of good times
for yourself!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Time for Feline Friday! January 23, 2015

Lucy likes to join us while we eat breakfast!
Lucy thinks she can sit on the table!
January 23, 2015
Thanks to Steve of Burnt Food Dude
for creating Feline Friday!
We all know it's because he loves Cats! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

It's Time for Awww Monday! January 19, 2015

Babies and Quilts!
You might remember this quilt as I posted about it
back in late December and I mentioned that there
was a cute story about the quilt.

Now that the baby is here I can tell the cute story.
The paternal Grandmother is a good friend of ours
and she had a dream about her unborn grandson.
As a matter of fact-the baby was only a twinkle in the
father's eye at that point.  But the Grandmother 
was convinced the baby boy was on his way.
Well....her Grand daughter was born in early
January so obviously the Grandson will have to
wait a bit before his arrival. When I made this quilt 
I made sure that it would be a perfect quilt for
either a boy or a girl and here is a photo of little Lola!

Meanwhile, our family welcomed our latest little baby girl
Cody Rae in late December.
I was a bit tardy in the making of the quilt
 so she just got her quilt a few days ago.
Have a great day what ever you do!
And don't forget to thank Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Magpie Tales #254 First Dance

Scrapbook Fragment  August  1959
Summer crush
Dances while dirty dishes wait
Breathless age
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time for Six Words and Sunday Shadows! January 17-18, 2014

Nadine's Stove Top      January 12, 2014
Every kitchen needs a little Buddha...
Perhaps even more than just one.....
Calmly hover over here for
or here for
and for goodness sake enjoy your day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Feline Friday January 16, 2015

This is the best I have seen
in a long time!
Enjoy and have a great day!
Let's all thank Steve
creating Feline Friday!

Monday, January 12, 2015

It's Awww Monday! January 12, 2014

When our sunsets look like this.....
Sunset January 10, 2014
You know the mountain will
look like this....
Mt Shasta Alpen Glow January10, 2014 
This effect is called "Alpen Glow"
Thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Magpie #253

Photo by Elene Usdin
There once was a lass named Aphrodite
Who never left home without her nighties
Said she with a smile
I need them to beguile
So pack them all in my two Samsonites...

Many thanks to Tess Kincaid  
for Magpie Tales

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows! January 10-11,2014

A Secondhand Saw Recycled Into Art
Tree sculpted by Ralph Starritt
I love recycled art- instead of
languishing in our garage this
saw has a new life as art!
Have a fun weekend and do
scoot over Here or There for even more fun!

Friday, January 09, 2015

It's Time for Feline Friday! 1-9-2014


Noah's Ark  Shop Cat- He's not for sale!
This kitty is quite annoyed...
as it's after 9:30am and
 the store isn't open yet.
He's waiting to greet the customers
who are impatient waiting to get in !!!
Thanks to Steve of Burnt Food Dude
For Feline Friday!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

A controlled fire to keep us safe !!

The past few weeks our neighborhood 
has been under going fire reduction by
Cal Fire. They have crews going through
all of our properties cutting away all flammable
brush, thinning trees and cutting
dead wood off of living trees.
A lot of the debris was chipped and spread
back where it had been removed. However some land
 like ours are so steep in places the resulting debris
has to be burned in place.
Now they are in the process of burning all
the piles of debris from the brush removal.
Some of our neighbors actually refused Cal Fire's help.
Which is ridiculous and makes no sense at all. 
Anyhow- here are some pictures that illustrate 
the awesome job being done. Our property has 
gained value in this process as it will be safer and
healthier because of Cal Fire!  
The work crew are all trustees from the
Deadwood Prison in Fort Jones.
They are very hard workers and we appreciate
them being here to help us keep our home safe.
Scary looking but actually safe......

Building brush piles

This fire is a good fire!

All the men worked very hard
Lots of burn piles
Our garage is in the background.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I was in a jam.......

Actually I was making marmalade! 
Meyer Lemon-Blood Orange Marmalade!
One of nine little jars    1-6-2015
Our Meyer lemon tree has six lemons
on it this year.....two were ripe so I
combined them with eight little Blood oranges
from our local organic co-op to make
this absolutely scrumptious marmalade!
Rather time consuming, but well
worth the effort! I'll be sharing a bit!
Cheers and have a great day!

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Magpie Tales #252

Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Monday morning
Clean clothes swinging in the breeze
My dad always referred to my mother and me as the
"Mad Irish Washer Women".  For us satisfaction was
having all the clothes washed and drying in the summer breeze.
Meanwhile here's a tune to dance to
while hanging up the clothes on the line......

Friday, January 02, 2015

It's Feline Friday! January 2, 2015

It's never too late to sing....

Happy Happy New Year!!!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!
Come play ...it's so easy! Cheers!