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Friday, May 11, 2018

Willy-Nilly Friday Five and Feline Friday - May 11, 2018

Hello & Welcome - I took a couple of weeks off from blogging to recoop from everything that has been going on.  - Thanks for sticking with me & for all your support.

Joining Tom (The Backroads Traveller) for WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE

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1.  I was on my mom's porch the other day watering her flowers when I happened to see something that you usually don't see in town. - I hurried to the car where I knew my camera was and managed to get off a couple of quick shots before it was too late.  So what did I see?.....

This gal and her horse were just out for a little stroll down the sidewalks of town.
2.  There are "aliens" among us...

Coleen being "goofy" - For those interested her leg is healing nicely and she is getting around much better on her crutches.
3.  Took a drive up to Bennington Lake the other day to see if they had filled it with water yet (they drain most of the water during the winter).  Sure enough people were out fishing.  This guy is fishing off one of those little paddle boats.

4.  Spring is in full bloom now.  I though my Azaleas looked so pretty and colorful that I just had to share them.  The Yellow one is new as my old yellow one died this past winter so I had to replace it.

 5.  The "Buffet" was open this morning...

I enjoy seeing what shows up after I leave the food out. - It's raining here today (again) but warmer weather is expected back soon.
Also joining FELINE FRIDAY (Comedy Plus)
Caught this sweet shot of Coleen and her cat, Pepper taking a nap together the other day. 


Leaving you with a musical selection to start your Mother's Day weekend off.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there & for those who's mother's have passed on may you cherish her memory & know that she's still with you in spirit.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday Five - April 27, 2018

Joining in on WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE (just a bit late).

It's been a super busy and hectic week.  More on that in a minute.

1.  Remember last week's WNFF Jurrasic Park Car....see post below.  Well they invaded the fair grounds.  Here's one of them trying to eat the Education Building.

2.  Saturday we got a new bed and mattress.  Sunday Speedy the cat got sick.  He ate Easter Grass, Candy wrappers & ribbon.  Had to spend Monday at the Vets doing a $360.00 Barium Study to make sure nothing got stuck in his intestines.  He's fine but the Vet bill over $400 wasn't so much fun.
 On the left, Caramel enjoying the new bed.  On the right, Speedy G recovering from his trip to the Vet.
3.  A sure sign of spring around here is when "Woody" the woodpecker returns to peck on the telephone pole next door.
4.  Another sign of spring...When my mom's French Lilac tree blooms and perfumes the air.

5.  Finally on Tuesday Coleen had her knee surgery to repair the tendon in her knee that hold your knee cap in place.  She's doing okay but mastering crutches  has been a challenge for her.

Needless to say between taking care of a sick cat, an 89 year old mother and a kid out of surgery the week hasn't exactly been a barrel of laughs but we are surviving.

Till next time...Have a great day.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Willy-Nilly Friday Five and Feline Friday - April 13, 2018


Once again it's time for WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE now being hosted by Tom (The Backroads Traveller).

1.  Took Coleen and her friend, Helen to the park the other day.  One of the few days it wasn't raining.  In fact the sun was out and the turtles were taking advantage of that.

2.  I thought we were at our local city park (Pioneer Park) but according to the vehicle parked next to me we may have been at a different park...

3.  As I've mentioned it's rained ALOT here this month. We had a horrible thunder and lightning storm the other night. There was one clap of thunder that sounded like an "explosion" and I told my husband that lightning had to have hit something very close by.  Spotted this the next day & sure enough that is what happened.

Lighting hit this 100+ year old Green Ash tree about a block away from where we live.  It just exploded about 50 feet of the tree into oblivion. 

4.  Spotted this truck down the street and thought of Debbie (It's All About Purple) immediately so I stopped and took a picture to share.

Pretty sharp looking and most certainly Purple!

5.  Finally today we can't leave without sharing a photo of a cat (sorry for none cat lovers)...Speedy G showing a little bit of "fang".
Sharing this with FELINE FRIDAY

In lieu of all the "rain" we've had this month I'm leaving you with this song choice:

Have a great weekend...More rain headed our way.  Oh Goodie!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Fun - April 6, 2018

Welcome!  - It's been a rainy first week of April here in "Wally-World" but it's better than snow so I can't complain.

Tom (The Backroads Traveler) has taken over:
WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE and I'm joining in on the fun today.

I'll also be joining Comedy Plus for FELINE FRIDAY and

McGuffy's Reader for FRIENDLY-FILL INS - Just click on the links to be taken to the party.

Starting off with Willy-Nilly Friday Five:

1.  Every time I've driven by this sign I've wanted to get a picture of it.  I just happened to have my camera with me one day last week and the light was red so I snapped a quick photo. 

Do you see what's "Funny" about the sign? -  Next time your seafood "sits up" you might want to run.
2.  Took a drive the other day.  Spotted these deer (there were two others out of this shot) resting in some one's yard.

3.  Drove up to Bennington Lake, the water is really low as they haven't filled it yet.  Saw this Heron though and managed to get close enough for a few shots before it flew off.

4.  They finally opened up Rooks Park and I thought this pretty blooming tree looked so "spring like" that I had to take a few pictures.  The bees were enjoying the blooms.

5.  Coleen likes to wear clothes that don't match (it's her quirky style) - This was the PJ ensemble she had on yesterday morning.

Colorful huh?

For Feline Friday a cat I spotted while out on a walk this week during one of the few times it wasn't raining.

I'm being watched very carefully.

Friendly Fill-Ins:

The statements:

Week 100: April 6, 2018
1.                       is one of my                            .
2. I                        to                          .
3. I have a hard time                        .
4.                is easy for me.

My Answers:

1.  People who let their dogs poop on your yard is one of my pet peeves.  - Saw this happen last night to our neighbors yard.  How hard is it to carry a clean-up bag and pick it up!

2.  I like to listen to my Friends CD's to help me go to sleep.  I know them by heart after listening to them so much.

3.  I have a hard time getting motivated to do anything these days.  I need a vacation!

4. In lieu of my answer to number 3...Procrastinating is easy for me!  - Eventually though I get out of my funk and get things done.

That's it for me this time around.  Hope you have enjoyed your stay.  Leaving you with a song...

Monday, March 26, 2018

Awww Monday and Sparks - March 26, 2018

 I know...once again it's been a few days between posts.  I sincerely hope everyone hasn't given up on me. 
Last week I celebrated my birthday (First Day of Spring) - It was actually sunny here and 60 some degrees that day so I was happy about that.

I had bowling that morning (League) and it was the "Roll-Off" between the winners of the first half & the winners of the second half.  My team won the first half.  I hate being in roll-off's, too much pressure.  Having to do it on your birthday isn't cool at all. 

Things were going pretty decent until a group of middle school kids showed up to bowl.  They were noisy and obnoxious and I lost my sense of concentration.  Then our lane broke down and we had to switch lanes, another thing that really annoys me.  So needless to say I didn't really enjoy the bowling and my team ended up only winning 1 game.  Still 2nd place over all isn't bad.

Anyway today I'm sharing with:


Good words of advice and ones that I am still struggling to follow but getting there.

 Have a great week & enjoy life!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday - March 14, 2018

Joining, Stewart (Paying Reading Attention) for:

These shots were taken through the openings of a chain link fence at the local city park (Pioneer Park) aviary.

 I love the colors of this duck and the fact I caught the water drip as well.

That red eye is sure "eye-catching." - The female is in front, wish I would have got a shot of her too.  Maybe another time.

Back view of the male as he swam the other direction.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Awww Monday's & Sparks - March 5, 2018

Well it's been a week or so since I've posted.  Lots going on here & not much time for blogging.  I hate not being able to comment on your blogs but sometimes "Life" happens.  I hope you all understand.

Joining in today for AWWW MONDAYS & SPARKS

 Caramel Honeybun enjoying some "bubbles"

Speedy G, Pepper & Caramel - All having fun with the bubbles.

I think we all have good inside us, we just need to dig deeper and let it shine.

Have a wonderful week. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Willy-Nilly Friday Five, Feline Friday & Caturday Art - February 16-17, 2018


Joining in today for:


Searching Again for "Color" in February...

1.  Old Theater Marquee Awning  (Now part of the Macy's store in town).  Submitted for 52 Frames this week for Architecture. and

 2. Pretty Primrose blooming in my mom's flower bed.

3. Red Berries spotted on a bush this morning on a walk.

4. Green Plants in the school garden area.

 5.  Colorful blown glass yard decor.



Coleen's Cat Pepper


 Leaving you with 2 more Colorful songs:

Have a great weekend.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Awww Mondays and Sparks - Feb. 12, 2018

Hello & Welcome! - It's a "chilly" day here today (winter has decided to return)  and the dreaded "s" word is expected this week.  What a bummer.

Oh well, that's life.

So today let's start off by joining in on AWWW MONDAYS and SPARKS - It's been a few weeks since I've had the chance to participate and it's nice to join in on the fun today.

                                    Speedy G knows how to do this.

Now if only I could just follow this advice! - Hope you all have a relaxing week and find the answers to your questions.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Willy Nilly & Feline Friday - February 9, 2018


Joining in today for


It's all about "colors" this week. - Since February is generally a gloomy month (it's been rainy & overcast here most of the month) I thought I would add some photos of color that I spotted while out and about this week.


Spring Crocus blooming in someone's yard.  Don't they look cheery!

Colorful Grafitti on a bridge.
3.  The colors of an evening sunset this week looking down our street.

4.  Some tree bark that I found colorful and fascinating.


Sleeping cats on a Christmas blanket (I need to put that away). - This is also for FELINE FRIDAY
Leaving you with a couple of songs with a color in the song.  Today's colors were:  Green & Red.


Have a wonderful weekend.