Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring arrives...

...and so does LilyMae...

What a beauty she is!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Vamoose Moose

Had a visitor today.  This visitor did not come to my house, but came visiting at a house I was at.  It was a moose and it was quite exciting. 

This is one of the things I love about living in the Great Northwest... seeing wildlife... and remembering that there is more life on earth than the cities men and women build... the life we are used to and accustomed to.  There is a whole world created by God, and that is very cool indeed. 

Here he is right by my car!

Moose are big... and potentially dangerous due to their size and their lack of intimidation.  They say if you see a moose it' s just like seeing other wildlife... raccoons, deer, squirrels, they live here too and the best thing to do is leave them alone, go the other way and if you have to you can even run.. even hide behind a tree.

I had to be careful going out to my car before I left, knowing that I could startle or upset the moose... upsetting a moose is not something you want to ever do. I can tell you, this sighting made for a very exciting wildlife day!  They seem like docile friendly creatures, but they really are wild things.  You certainly do not want to try to per them or upset them, and whatever you do, do not.. do not... no never never even think to, give the moose a muffin... cuz if you do.....

(The result is a little like, only larger than, what happens when you give a mouse a cookie!)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Shopping with Irma

This is my friend Irma.  She is 101 years old and quite a woman.  Here she is with Nan.

Today the three of us went to the art store to purchase paint and look around at art supplies.

Even though Irma is 101, and has difficulty seeing, she still loves to paint and so she does. Here is her latest:

Did I mention she is legally blind?  

Yes, the picture is cool, but Irma, the one who painted it, really is the beautiful one.  She is very inspiring to all who know her, that is for sure.  She accomplished this with a sponge and a cotton swab. 

At 101 she still does her daily chores, hosts an artists class, and goes out with friends for lunch, and to browse the artist section of the store.

Irma is quite a woman!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Meet the Adventure Dogs

Here they are, emBARKing on an adventure...