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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Images From Our Volunteer Park Walk

See the tiny Space Needle to the right? Patrick, Jessica, Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie.
This is for John in Wales. Ever see a no pigs sign??
On the drive home, via I-90. See the tips of the A-Frames.
On the way to Volunteer Park in Seattle, Washington.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #135 ~ Melting Snow!

Shadows of Pa & Me
Me & My Shadow (I'm hiding!) A View of Our Shadowy Woods Shadows On Our Shed
Baby Rocket Dog Bowing In The Shadows

A lot of our snow melted this week, and freezing temps coated it with ice. Not too much fun for driving on our very steep and narrow driveway. We're supposed to get a bunch of fresh snow tonight, but today Mr. Sun popped out and afforded us some nice shadows.

For more Shadow Shots please visit Tracy at Hey Harriet. Also, wishing all my friends here in the blogisphere a blessed and happy Christmas.

love & peace, Cassie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday Dear Jessica Rose!!

We love you our sweet Jessica Rose.
You have been such a blessing to us and we thank God for you.
A Birthday Barocha for you:
The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face shine upon you
and give you peaceand give you peace
and give you peace forever
the Lord be gracious to you
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peaceand give you peace
and give you peace forever
the Lord bless you and keep you
the Lord make his face shine upon you
and give you peaceand give you peace
and give you peace forever
LOVE, Dad & Mom

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #134

These shots of Sand Creek were taken in November before we got pounded with snow. The past few days the weather has been yucky. Rain. Thawing. Freezing. Black ice. We got so much snow prior to the rain that there is still a lot of snow here at the cabin. Only problem is that it's now not even good snowball or snowman snow. Just slippery, hard, 4-wheel drive snow. Sheesh!!
For a look at the Shadow Shots gallery, slide on over to Hey Harriet. But, don't slip & fall!!
Blessings to all who pass this way. love, Cassie

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #133 ~ Snow on the Roof

Oh my we have had a ton of snow. Our metal roof lets the snow set on it until it gets too heavy, then the avalanche begins. This is a view from our loft window. I think I got a few shadows in there!
For more Shadow Shots please go visit our hostess from SUNNY Australia, Tracy. Just click HERE.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Owl In Snow...

Just add blue and we've got Marge Simpson's twin!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Shadow Shot #132

The Springs Restaurant's lobby was full of shadows in early November so I took advantage of them. Got a few odd looks from fellow patrons, but as a faithful Shadow Shooter took them in stride.
For more Shadow Shots please go visit Tracy at Hey Harriet.
ps-I just found out that Tanya McCoy, a young mother of 3, was killed in a car accident on Thanksgiving morning. Her 10 year old son, Andrew, is in critical condition. Please pray for her husband Sean and the family. She was a really sweet lady and always kind to me.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #131

This walking tunnel goes under the main highway so folks can walk from the downtown parking lot to the Indian casino. It was quite a controversial addition to our small Idaho town, as it didn't "come cheap". After a few years though, the ruckus has passed. We don't use it, but I did discover it casts some pretty cool shadows!
For more Shadow Shots visit Tracy at Hey Harriet. I hope your weekend is spent with people you love. Don't forget to hug them and let them know how much they mean to you. Life is fleeting.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rest in Peace John H. Phillips ~ God Bless You & All Our Veterans

Patrick's father, John, and Patrick at our home on Father's Day, June 18th, 1995.

This is a day early for Veteran's Day, but I wanted to post it in honor of my dear father in law, John H. Phillips, who passed away today at the age of 87. He was a WWII Army veteran and a special, godly man. He and my mother in law had been married 65 years (today)and raised 3 daughters and one son. Dad had Alzheimer's and began fading quickly in the past month. Patrick has gone to see him (and Ouma) the past 2 days, so knew this was inevitable. We love you Dad.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #129

The sun shone brightly whilst we were dog walking at Dover Bay. For more Shadow Shots please check out Tracy's blog HERE!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Little Cassie

Baby Cassie at about 6 months. I think little Cassie is about 3 here. Harley, Cassie and Wayne. Yup, those are matching dresses..see where I get that from?!

Decided to thrill you with a few old photos of little me, since I just turned the big 6-0. Funny, I don't feel like an old lady!!

Blessings and love,
ps-The large birthmark on my cheek was a dysplastic nevus. I had 8 plastic surgeries on my face from the age of 6 months to 12 years. It was always part of me, so I really wasn't self conscious. Being from a small town everyone knew it wasn't chocolate or dirt on my cheek. Only people who didn't know me would comment to that effect. :<)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #128 ~ Part 2 of Helloooo Autumn

Lake Pend Oreille has it's own Statue of Liberty! It is a tiny replica (of our Lady Liberty in the New York harbor) at the city beach in Sandpoint. I kind of like the little gal & the shadow she casts!!

For more Shadow Shots go visit our hostess, Miss Tracy, at Hey Harriet. Hope you all are having a great weekend. I was sick for over a week, but am recuperating nicely now that my hubby is back home. Will try to catch up on visiting your blogs! Blessings to all who pass this way.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Portrait ~ My Early Birthday Gift

Look what the UPS man delivered on Tuesday!
This oil painting was an early birthday gift from Patrick. I had been wanting a portrait of our 2 babies for some time, so we asked NY artist Amarillis Kroon if she would do us the honors. These photos don't even do it justice. I currently have the portrait in our bedroom so I can lay in bed and enjoy it. (Dogs on the bed with me~dogs on the wall!) I can't believe how well she captured Hootie and Baby Rocket Dog's personalities. I'm thrilled. If anyone is interested in commissioning Ami to do a portrait her website is . If you are a dog-blogger you will recognize Ami as Asta, the Wirehaired Fox Terrier's mama. Thanks Ami. We will enjoy this painting of the pooches forever.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #126 ~ Saying Hello Autumn/Goodbye Summer, Part 1

Wandered around Lake Pend Oreille's deserted shores the other day seeing what shadows I could capture. The gulls wouldn't hold still long enough for me to get a good shot, so I photographed the inanimate. This is part 1, as I have a few more Shadow Shots from this day I'll share next week. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about our beautiful lake:

Lake Pend Oreille is a lake in the northern Idaho Panhandle, with a surface area of 148 square miles. It is 65 miles (105 km) long, and 1,150 feet (350 m) deep in some regions, making it the fifth deepest in the United States. It is fed by the Clark Fork River and the Pack River, and drains via the Pend Oreille River. It is surrounded by national forests and a few small towns, with the largest population on the lake at Sandpoint. All but the southern tip of the lake is in Bonner County. The southern tip is in Kootenai County and is home to Farragut State Park, formerly the "Farragut Naval Training Station" during World War II. The forests consist of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Poplar, Quaking Aspen, Paper Birch and Western Larch. Local animal species include whitetail deer, elk, gray wolves, moose, squirrels, black bears, grizzly bears, coyotes and bobcats, along with bald eagles, osprey, owls, hummingbirds, hawks, woodpeckers, ducks and the mountain bluebird. The lake is a home for several species of migratory water fowl.
For more Shadow Shots take a swim over to our hostess, Tracy's blog, Hey Harriet. Happy Sahdow Shot Sunday!