"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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Feline Friday August 18, 2017

Image found on internet
"Humans are so interesting.
I just don't understand what the big
deal is about Monday."

Monday, August 14, 2017

It'a Awww Monday! August 14, 2017

Russell and our neighbors
new Australian Shephard puppy!

Squirmy Toby makes
a blurry furry photo!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Something to Think About ~ August 12, 2017

Scenes from my little garden...

The beautiful Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar


Little hot pepper plants...

Day Lilies and Yellow Cherry Tomatoes...
"Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable.
They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide.
I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed: to live at least a part of their lives without a boss."

Wendell Berry ~ Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
This was "borrowed" from another blogger Lagniappe..... 


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Feline Friday! August 11, 2017

Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Insects are Awwwesome! August 5, 2017

It's Awww Monday!!!

Thanks Sandee!!!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Feline Friday August 4, 2017 ~~~~ A Hunting We Will Go.....

Lucy waits patiently....
ever hopeful to spot a chipmunk!
 (note: the leash prevents her from actually catching a chipmunk.)

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Wordless Wednesday August 2, 2017

Olallie Lake, Oregon
with Mt. Jefferson in the background

Monday, July 31, 2017

Awww Monday! July 31, 2017

Local feed store cat........... 

Needless to say, she gets a lot of attention!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Six Words and Sunday Shadows July 29-30, 2017

Pause and be in the moment.
He was busy eating Manzanita berries. 

Breakfast with the family....
Dinner with Dad....
Have a lovely weekend!
Do drop by Six Words and Sunday Shadow Shots !

Friday, July 28, 2017

Feline Friday! Thanks Steve and Sandee! July 28, 2017

Camping with cats?
It can be done!
Take a peek here !
Somehow I don't think Lucy would like it!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wordless Wednesday July 26, 2017

Hallstatt, Austria
Something cool to look at....

Monday, July 24, 2017

Awww Monday July 24, 2017

Just the two of us having fun!
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Feline Friday July 21, 2017

Lucy loves being outdoors....
even is it is on a leash!
After she has a long walk
we attach her to an immoveable
object in the shade .
Then she can watch the world go
by like this cutie....
Have a lovely day and thanks
Steve for Feline Friday!

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.

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!

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