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Sunday, June 27, 2010

A to Z Food Monday ~ The Letter W

Watermelon sculpture is one of the most beautiful art forms. I never heard of it until the Internet. All of these photos have been taken from the Internet and most are from a website called Chinese Watermelon Art/Sculpture .
For more wonderful W's, go see Jen's blog, Unglazed. Have a great week, & whoever you may be, know that Jesus loves you!! Blessings,

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ The Phoenix Zoo ~ SSS#21

logThese are some Shadow Shots I took last March at the Phoenix Zoo. The symbol for Phoenix is the Firebird, aka the Flamingo. They were just starting to build their nests when I took these photos. That Peacock just cast such a cool shadow, I had to put him in this post too. I guess this SSS post of mine is "for the birds"!!
For more Shadow Shots please go check out Tracy's blog, Hey Harriet.
Also if interested in more Flamingo facts, just click HERE.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A to Z Foodie Monday ~ The Letter V

The letter V.

I would be fickle

(Brrrr do I feel a chill?)

If I didn’t say Vlasic pickle

Is my very favorite kind of Dill.

That was my pitiful attempt at being Daisy-like!

Vlasic are so delicious. ‘Nuff said! Now go see more V’s at Jen’s place.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Lovely Young Ladies

A beautiful day in Big Sky country.
Gaye getting tips on how to make a braided rug.
The log buildings had already been auctioned off. Plenty of furniture for sale there.
Gaye near Libby Dam, Montana.
A view along the Yaak River.
Gaye near Yaak Falls.
Went to Rexford, Montana, last Saturday with my friend, Gaye. It was the first time I ever attended the West Kootenai Amish Auction. In the early morning I worked registration for our Kootenai River Run (first year I haven't actually done the run in a while) until a little after 9am. Then we took off for Rexford...the long route. 3 1/2 hours later, after a gorgeous drive through the Yaak country, we arrived. Trouble was all but 3 of the 186 quilts were already sold. Phooey! There were still some shadows to be found though. And also lots of yummy home-made ice cream, BBQ chicken and Polish sausages. I was totally captivated by how lovely the young Amish girls were. Tall and slender with a look of purity that melted my heart! Gaye and I had a grand time eating and talking and "window" shopping! I hope you enjoy these shots and get a feel for how sweet the day was.
For more Shadow Shots, please stop over to Tracy's blog, Hey Harriet. Hoping your weekend is going great.
love, Cassie

Monday, June 14, 2010

A - Z Foods ~ The Letter U

The letter U.

Unusual food combinations!

Peanut butter & banana sandwiches. Spaghetti pasta covered in salad dressing. Coffee & salt. Canned tuna & salsa rolled in a tortilla and nuked in the microwave. Tomatoes & sugar. Pears & Mayonnaise topped with sharp cheddar. Yikes there are so many weird combinations! What foods do you combine for an odd snack or meal?

For more A-Z food friends, go visit our hostess, Jen, right HERE.

Happy A to Z Monday to you!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ #19 ~ Men at Work

Poor Patrick had to move those blocks 4 times that day. What a guy!
These piers are being done exactly right. Rich is a perfectionist.
These are the lousy old footings --- Just 5 years old. Nice huh?
We have a big project going on at our cabin this year. Rich Brown Concrete has poured 12 deck piers/footing for new log posts which another contractor has installed. The original footing was done in a shoddy manor by another person so all had to be dug out and redone properly. Rich is also going to pour a patio out from our walkout basement and is putting up a small retaining wall on either side. When Patrick was home he borrowed our friend's trailer & picked up some blocks for the retaining wall. (We still need to get another 50 blocks.) These are a few Shadow Shots from the ongoing project.
For more Shadow Shots please visit Hey Harriet here. Hope you're all having a good weekend. Blessings to each one who stops this way.
love, Cassie

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hellooooo Patrick!!

I took the preceding photos of Patrick at a late night stop at IHOP.
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well! ~ Joe Ancis

Monday, June 7, 2010

A to Z Monday ~ The Letter T

The letter T could be so many things, but for me it is Tortellini with cheese filling. This is my last box, so I wish I could remember where I bought this stuff!! Ah well, I am thinking of improving my diet so I can loose about 30#, so I probably don't need to have all this yummy, carb filled food around. The lovely Miss Baby Rocket Dog pointed out that I also enjoy some Tazo tea on occasion. (Thanks Baby.) I remember a few years back when chai tea became the "in" thing to drink. Since I have a background in the Russian language I found it weird that the tea was called chai, since in Russian chai means tea. But I digress. For more A - Z foodies, please go visit our hostess, Jen HERE. Blessings on all who pass this way!
love, Cassie

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #18 ~ Obedience Class Shadows

If you haven't guessed by now, I LoVe my pooches. Hootie, the Welsh Terrier, attended a 6 lesson obedience class conducted by trainer, Mikkel Becker Shannon. Class ended last Thursday and I was quite pleased with Hootie's progress. Here are some of Hootie's obedience classmates in shadow. If you are interested in more Shadow Shots take your dogs on over to see Tracy at Hey Harriet!