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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bone Marrow Transplant Needed for Child

I am posting this to help a child who needs a bone marrow transplant. My heart goes out to all children that are suffering.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quote of the Week - Pablo Picasso

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.

Pablo Picasso


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Twitter Power

I like to use Twitter Power for making shorter links for my Tweets on

I use the advanced form.

Thanks for the tip Joel!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Myna Birds in Shasta County

This Myna bird sat still for me long enough to take a quick photograph. There are so many birds all the time in the yard. They love the old and large tree's in the yard. Most likely that is what they are singing about all the time. ;-)


Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Story of the Rusty Bucket

This is the story of the rusty bucket. The old rusty bucket once was a young bucket without a worry in the world. He went about filling up and emptying himself whenever he liked. Young bucket never had to learn anything new. He just kept filling and emptying his bucket the same all the time. His friends tried to get him to try it their way, but young bucket was a little afraid to try anything different. In fact, he thought did it perfectly and did not want to learn any other way. He figured his way was the best, and his friends were wasting their time. He convinced himself that his way was the only way.

Young bucket never thought anything about all the filling up and emptying out that he did. It was very hard work and he dreaded it everyday. However, he felt that was his duty in his bucket life. It never occurred to him that if he did it another way it might be easier, better, and even make him feel good. He just did it over and over, never really contemplating what choices there were in his bucket world.

His bucket friends in his little town moved on and found interesting new methods of filling and emptying their buckets. One bucket learned how fill himself in such a manner that he quickly multiplied and he somehow managed to fill all his buckets and many of his friends and
families buckets too! Young bucket felt jealous of this successful bucket and did not want to talk to him any longer. He wondered why "that" bucket had all the luck in life. A bucket's life is sure unfair he said to himself.

So that his how this bucket dealt with his life. He felt jealous of other buckets and what they had. He kept telling himself things like; "if only my life were different", "I will never had that kind of bucket life", "that bucket has everything given to them", and, "I wish it were that easy for me."

Every time a friend would suggest trying a new method of filling or emptying his bucket, young bucket came up with an excuse as to why he can't fill it that way.

Many years passed in the young bucket's life. He soon became a middle aged bucket, then eventually senior citizen bucket. After a long hard life and feeling bad about himself and feeling resentment of what life had dealt him. The bucket no longer felt joy in filling up and emptying himself. But at the same time he could not bring himself to change, and venture from his familiar bucket life, it was just too comfortable.


Quote of the Week - Marcus Aurelius

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
~ Marcus Aurelius


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cherry Blossoms and Honeybees

The day before spring was a beautiful day and I photographed bees around the cherry trees. The tree was buzzing with bees, so to say. It was nice to see so many honey bee's as I read so many article's about their decline. Go honeybee's!!! :-) We shall have many cherries this year I am sure!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Flowers, Daffodils in Shasta County

Spring, spring, spring, more rain,

more rain, daffodils, tulips, and more flowers please!!


Trinity River on a Dry March Day

It was a dry day on the river and I saw a bald eagle fly by, so I grabbed the camera and ran down to the bank of the Trinity river. Unfortunately, the bald eagle had flown away. I did sit and wait a bit for him to return. While I waited I took these photographs with my Sony digital camera.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Quote of the Week - Guy de Maupassant

It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.

Guy de Maupassant


Sunday, March 15, 2009

More Flowers

Hyacinth's are one of the most fragrant flowers of all. They are beautiful. Another flower that is a bulb and returns every year.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Spring is here again in Northern California

Tulips will always be my favorite. I brought about two dozen bulbs home from the Netherlands one time. Not the most practical item to bring back as a gift from overseas. But they are bulbs and they come back every year and they remind me of the Netherlands.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lily at Limantour

This is an old pic of Lily at Limantour Beach north or San Francisco, in Marin County. This is a beautiful beach and very often empty.


Monday, March 09, 2009

Lily Fishing for Sticks in the Trinity River

Lily enjoys retrieving sticks of many sizes from the Trinity River. She likes this particular beach because it is shallow and she can wade far out.


Sunday, March 08, 2009

Quote of the Week

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

View of Mountains in Weaverville, CA

As I was driving to Junction City the other evening I stopped at the bridge in Douglas City, and took these photographs of the mountains in Weaverville. The sun was shining and it was very beautiful.


Monday, March 02, 2009

Phil - The Neighbor Cat

Here is Phil. I called him Batman the other day! That was my cat's name, Phil looks like him except his hair is shorter. Batman enjoyed bringing home dead bird's and bat's as gifts. That was very lovely! Oh yes, and the time he put a rat on the pillow next to my ex in the bed. Now that was a very special gift! Batman was the funniest cat ever!


Sunday, March 01, 2009

Quote of the Week - Solzhenitsyn

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn