"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

Monday, May 30, 2016

Awww Monday! May 30, 2016

Memorial Day photo from the internet.
Memorial Day
Remembering those who died so we could
continue to celebrate freedom.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thanks to Steve It's Feline Friday! May 27, 2016

Best friends furrever!
Thanks to Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!
He adores cats!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wordless Wednesday May 25, 2016

 May 19, 2016  5:16pm PDT
Where there is smoke there is fire....

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Awww Monday! May 23, 2016

How dogs think compared
to how cats think....
"It would be nice to have a little something..." 

"I'm so happy to see you!"
"Humpf! Hey!"

"Where's my breakfast?"
Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus
for Awww Mondays!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Six Words and Sunday Shadows May 21-22, 2016

Marilyn's Chair
You sit alone
Contemplatively and hopefully 
You find peace

N Old Stage Road
Have a lovely weekend!
Here are the links to 6 Words and Shadows .

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Feline Friday and Look It's a Full Moon! May 20, 2016

Image thanks to the internet.
Enjoy your Feline Friday!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wordless Wednesday May 18, 2016

Mid-afternoon iris..... 


Monday, May 16, 2016

It's Awww Monday! May 16, 2016

Found on youtube
Such a happy little pig!
May you have as fun a day as
Willow the mini pig!
Thanks to Sandee for
 Awww Mondays!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Silly Sunday May 15, 2016

Why Cooper must wait.....
Thanks to YouTube!
Thanks to Sandee for Silly Sunday!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Six Words and Sunday Shadow Shots! May 14-15, 2016

Our new Children's Library is open!
A sunny corner...

Looking into the new Children's Library
The little house on the right is actually the book drop made for us by the Helmsmen - a local
business that creates amazing wood furniture!
They also made the small table and chairs.
A collage of our first visitor- he came to the grand opening on April 23rd.
He had a lovely time! It's so great to have a special room just for the children!
Do check out Six Words and Sunday Shadows!
And for heavens sake have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time for Feline Friday! May 13, 2016

Lucy is a lucky girl-
we are now taking her for walks
while she is on a leash!
She loves her walks for awhile
and then wants back in the house
as we think she gets a bit too excited and perhaps a bit scared. 
So back in the house she goes!
Always watching everything!

Especially the squirrels...
they fascinate her!
The squirrels would just as
soon she went back into the house!  

Do thank Steve of BFDude for Feline Friday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday May 11, 2016

Russell and Mike ready to make firewood!

Siskiyou County necessity...

More Siskiyou County required equipment... 

Why the tree died... 

Angry biting ants do not like being disturbed... 


It went down between two smaller trees 

Looking from the top towards the stump

Russell resting on his laurels...
The Knob Cone Pine tree was approximately
96' tall and approximately 40" across the top of the stump. The top of the tree snapped off when it fell so I am not sure how tall it really was. Now to figure out how to buck it up to the top of the hill so it can be split. If need be we'll just take the  wood splitter down to the tree and use the ATV and trailer to bring up the split wood. Besides this tree Russell and Mike took out 3 Oaks that were also dead.
Most likely from the 4 year drought
 All photos were taken May 9, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Six Word Saturday and Sunday Shadows May 7-8, 2016

May 1, 2016
Squirrel above while 
Goldfinches graze below....

April 28, 2016
Do visit Six Words and Shadow Shots!
Easy to play along and fun to see other's blogs!
Cheers and have a lovely weekend!

Friday, May 06, 2016

Yippee! It's Feline Friday! May 6, 2016

Norton and Astro
April 26, 2016
Once again- another photo of Norton with his buddy Astro- who "tolerates" Norton!!
Many thanks to Steve of BFDude!!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Wordless Wednesday, The Scottish Highlands, May 4, 2016

The Scottish Highlands
Photo by Frances Gunn

Monday, May 02, 2016

Time for It's Awww Monday! May 2, 2016t

Photo taken by Etta
April 26, 2016
Awwwdorable Norton!
Last week we were in Lake Oswego
for a quick visit. We stayed with our good
friends Jeff and Etta and as always got such a kick out of their 4 cats! The youngest member is Norton - full of tricks and oh so adorable!  
Big thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Deer photo by Tom Chambers
Provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
We've had deer for dinner
But never upon the table
Since where we sit
It isn't too terribly stable  

Weed, California
August 4,  2014