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Friday, April 17, 2015

Willy-Nilly Friday Five, Cats & Captions, Six Words & some Fill-In Fun.

Joining several memes here today. (Feline Friday, Follow Friday For Fill In Fun, Six Word Friday, Willy Nilly Friday FivePlease read the whole post to find the meme your are looking for.

Happy Friday! - It made me feel happy to know that Tanya (Around Roanoke) was back this week for Willy-Nilly Friday Five.

So let's get started....

1.  While out and about on one of our walks Coleen & I spotted this man with his dog delivering the newspaper.  - I asked him if I could take their photo and he said yes.  I wish I could recall what his name & his dog's name are but the memory isn't what it use to be.  I just thought it was fun that he took his dog along to deliver the paper.

2. My mom & I went for a short walk around the block earlier this week.  On the way I spotted some Shaggy Mane Mushrooms in a neighbor's flower bed.  Thankfully she only lives 2 houses from us so I was able to go back and get the camera to snap a picture.  These are pretty tasty mushrooms.

3. We woke up to this on Tuesday.  Thank goodness it was only on the foothills and higher elevations of the mountains.  I drove out in the afternoon to get this shot.  I love how it shows the green fields and the snow covered mountains together.  Plus apparently someone is building a new home there in the valley.
4.  My hubby has the weirdest sense of humor.  I discovered something on the kitchen counter the other morning.  Due to bad lighting I took it outside to get a better photograph.  So what did I find?.....
 A Yam that had sprouted on the counter.  He got artistic with it.  Speaking of artistic....Check out this artist and what he does with a typewriter.

Now that is amazing!

5.  It's time for my weekly feature I'm calling Caption This.

Before I show this weeks photo here is last weeks photo with the winning caption contributed by Theresa (aka TexWiseGirl) from The Run-a-round Ranch Report.

Thanks Theresa for playing along.

Here is this weeks photo:  Please play along and have fun with this.  You have until midnight PST on Thursday the 23rd to leave a caption for this photo.

So for Feline Friday and Six Word Friday (This weeks word was, Collect) I give you this photo:

                                    Collect Your Thoughts.....Take a Nap!

Shot this little fur ball at the Humane Society taking a nap last week. 


Also joining Hilary (Feeling Beachie) For some Fill-In Fun.
The statements:
  1. If I _______________I’d change ____________
  2. I’d rather __________ some where than ___________
  3. Seeing_____ makes me_______.
  4. Could you still______ after______
My Answers:

1.  If I could turn back time I'd change probably nothing because God has had a purpose for everything that has happened in my life.
So that's it for this week. I hope you've enjoyed stopping by.

2.  I'd rather read a good book somewhere than a boring book anywhere.

3.  Seeing flowers in spring makes me happy and tired as I have to start yard work to keep them looking nice.

4.  Could you still eat something after it made you sick once?  My hubby won't eat fudge after eating a lot of it as a kid and getting sick on it.

That's it for today. I hope you've enjoyed all the fun and will visit each of the memes to check out the other participants.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Good Fences #56 (Let the Sun Shine In)

Hello!  Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day.
It's sunny here today (Hooray) and I'm enjoying that.

So let's have some fun by joining Theresa (The Run-a-round Ranch Report) for GOOD FENCES.

In honor of the sun shining here today I'm sharing a fence that I took photos of sometime last fall.    I'd never seen this pattern before on a fence and I really liked it.  I do believe that Debbie (It's All About Purple) featured this fence pattern HERE back in 2014 and I remember thinking then, Oh darn now mine won't be as cool.  But you know that's silly because it's not a competition to see who has the coolest fence so today I'm sharing my Sun Fence shots.

 You can see the leaves in the yard indicating that it was fall but the sun was out and shining that day just as it is today.

And a closer look at the sun in the fence pattern.

Have a sun shine day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Songography - Soak Up The Sun

It's time to join Kathy (You'll Shoot Your Eye Out) for SONGOGRAPHY

This weeks song choice:  Soak Up The Sun by Sheryl Crow.

We haven't had much sun this past week - It's taken a bit of a "spring break" I think.  Looks like it might be back this weekend though as the forecast is for sunny skies and temps in the 70's!

My choice for the song.  This sun lawn ornament I captured a few weeks ago when the sun was actually out.  I love that it has cobwebs on it.

Off to bowling now.  Have a great day.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Enough is Enough

So Friday morning I'm getting ready to take Coleen and her friend Emily out to lunch and then to play at the park as part of her fun times for Spring break.  I call hubby to let him know that we'll be gone during lunch and he answers the phone kinda weird like.  So I say, "What's Wrong?"

He replies,  "I smashed my finger with a concrete step this morning!"
I said,  "Did you break anything?"
He said, "I'm on my way to X-Ray right now."

Hubby calls,  "Well I have a compound fracture of my middle finger on the left hand.  They may need to do surgery and put in some pins."

Much later.....

Home from the hospital and trying to cut his food.  -  We are thinking of getting a Plastic Bubble he can get in and hopefully not have anything else go wrong.  It's been a "year" for him.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Fun

Happy Friday! -  I'm a bit "sad" today as I know that Nancy (A Rural Journal) is not posting Random5Friday and Tanya (Around Roanoke) apparently isn't doing Willy-Nilly Friday 5 right now either.  What's a girl to do?......Post 5 Random Things Anyway!!!!

Click to enlarge photos.  Some photos are not related to my 5 Random Things and I gave them titles as well.

                                               CAMO SQUIRREL
Coleen and I spotted this guy on a tree surrounded by twisted branches from another plant growing on the tree.  It has a nice tight grip on that nut in it's mouth.  Sure blends in with the surroundings.

1.  This week I saw something that really shows the times are changing.  It was a form where you check off stuff like if you are married, single etc...Under Gender it had boxes for:  Male,  Female & Other!

                                             COLOR ME PURPLE
Coleen and I spotted this deep purple flower growing in someone's flower bed while on one of our walks.  It was different so I snapped a picture of it.

2.  People will steal just about anything.  Last night there was a little blurb in our paper about some people here in WA state that went to their cabin in the wood only to discover that someone had stolen the entire cabin off it's foundation!

                                              WOODY RETURNS

3.  Every year a woodpecker arrives come spring and pecks away on the same telephone pole for at least 45 minutes. Usually in the morning when I'm trying to sleep!

                                          THE LONGEST RIDE
Coleen taking a ride on the "bull" at the Kid's Rodeo a few weeks ago.

4.  Has anyone seen the movie,  "The Longest Ride" which just came out this past week?  -  I'm a huge fan of watching PBR Bullriding and I just finished reading the book (The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks).  I enjoyed the book but thought it to be a bit "far-fetched" in places so I'm debating about whether or not to see the movie.  I think I'll wait till it comes out on a DVD rather then spend a lot money to see it at the Theater.

5. Last week I featured a cat photo and asked people to leave a caption for it.  Here is the photo again....with the winning caption.
I want to thank everyone who did leave a caption.  There were quite a few and several that I really liked.  My favorite though came from Jeanne who blogs at (Butterfly Tales: Metamorphosis).  Congrats Jeanne for a very funny caption.

So I am going to do this every week and call it,  Caption This.  I'll feature the winning caption the following week with a shout out to the person who I think gave the best caption.  I might do polls to let people vote (if I can figure out how to do that) and maybe even offer a prize once a month for the best caption out of all the photos I feature that month.

With that said here is this weeks photo for Caption This.

Coleen & I heard some barking while on our walk and we spotted this in the window of a house we passed by.

So that's it for me this week.  I'm forgoing a few of the Meme's I usually participate in on Friday as it's Spring Break and I've got Coleen to entertain.

Have fun with the captioning of the photo.