The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Photo #60

It snowed and blowed all afternoon and last night
It's still too dark to take a photo this morning, but while the
internet is functioning-I'll post this blog and read
my emails. Later on I will replace this older photo
with a new one.
And here's the photo from a few minutes ago.
We really do have several steps down from our front porch-but
you wouldn't know that today!

Whew-there'll be some serious snowblowing today!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Photo #57 2012

Local wildlife- yearling Blacktail deer

We are meeting more than our two-legged neighbors;
lots to see when you stop and listen-which we do a lot of.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Photo #56 2012

We are slowly getting unpacked-yay!

After 22 years in one 2700 sq foot home we moved
350 miles south to a 1500 sq foot home. YIKES.
We downsized before leaving-similar to travelers
on the Old Oregon Wagon Trail- we tossed things
to friends, neighbors and charities.
Much to our chagrin we still had too much and we
have been taking things to charities and consignment
shops here in the Mt Shasta and Weed area.
We are making good prgress in making this lovely
place our new home. I'll just be glad to see the
last cardboard box go to recycling!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Photo #55 2012

Our Chainsaw Bear's New Home
He sits quite happily on our deck facing south.
He can look to his left and see Mt Shasta
(reflected in the window)
or he can look to the right and see Mt Eddy.
He's a happy bear.

Mt Eddy

Photo #54 2012

It's beginning to look like home...
Thanks goodness we're finally seeing
the end of boxes in our new home!
Only a week here and the house is shaping up.
We love it here!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Photo #53

Lucy is completely blissed out in the sunshine.
Our new home has windows all round with window sills
and Lucy takes advantage of every one.
She is one happy cat and so are we.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Photo #52 2012

Lucy has definitely settled in!
The house has lots of windows and they all have window sills
so she is quite content! You can see the top of Mt Eddy
at the upper right hand corner of the photo.
Stupendous landscape.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Photo #50

Russell deserves to sleep in!
Lucy watches over him...
and you can see Mt Eddy in the distance...
What a wonderful place we have moved to.

Photo #49 2012

Taking our car through the car wash...
A lot of road traveled grime....

Photo #48 2012

Waking up in our new home is a visual treat...
Lucy is admiring the Mt Shasta view

Photo #48 2012

We ate one last dinner with Tom and Steve before
we drove 5 hours down the road the next morning.....

Photo #47 2012

Our Halfway Home-Residence Inn in Lake Oswego
Lucy was just a bit discombobulated!

Photo #46 2012

Goodbye old sweet home....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photo #45 2012

And in my left hand is...........
a small yellow rock from our friends croft Loch na Mhoid
outside Inverness Scotland
the piece of granite is from a cemetery in Guanajuato Mexico
and the long reddish brown stone is from Flodden Field* in Great Britain
where one of Russell's ancestors died in a battle during 1513.
I am always picking up interesting stones or other found objects and carrying
them in my pockets like they were talismans or totems.
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*The Battle of Flodden or Flodden Field or occasionally Battle of Branxton was fought in the county of Northumberland in northern England on 9 September 1513, between an invading Scots army under King James IV and an English army commanded by the Earl of Surrey. It ended in victory for the English army, and was the largest battle (in terms of numbers) fought between the two nations.[5] James IV was himself killed in the battle, becoming the last British monarch to suffer such a fate.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Photo #42 2012

So many birds in our backyard

Spring is coming early this year
Our backyard trees are full of Goldfinches
Wrens,Chickadees, Bush Tits, Downy Woodpeckers,
Flickers, Spotted Towees and for heavens sake
Band Tailed Pigeons are already here.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Photo #39 2012

The latest baby quilt with the latest Mother-to-be!

Close up you can see the Eiffel Tower in the corners...
The Grandfather is from France-so of course I needed the Tower!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Photo #37 2012

"If you are going to continue to move stuff around
and only leave me boxes to jump on, I will
continue to sit on your newspaper!"**
**Lucy's much meowed and repeated complaint.