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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Con Que Pagaremos ~ Happy Birthday Patrick

This is one of my favorite Fernando Ortega songs. The Spanish is so beautiful, but if you don't understand Spanish, the English translation is also on this video.

I'm dedicating this post to my sweet husband, Patrick. I believe that he was part of God's plan for me and that's just another thing that I am grateful to Him for. Today is Pat's birthday. For a month and 1 day, we'll be the same age.

Happy Birthday Patrick!

I love you more than words can say.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

COLOR Monday ~ Black...

Airedale Terriers and Welsh Terriers are sometimes called the Black & Tan Terrier. Hairy "Hootie" Houdini, our Welshie, sleeping in the chair I bought for him and Baby Rocket Dog lounging on one of her pillows are my favorite Black & Tans. They are so full of life...and mischief. I just love them. How could I chose anything else for my black post?!
When Airedales and Welshies are born they are mostly black. Black faces and bodies. As they mature, the tan takes over and the black saddle & top of the neck is all that remains. Here are photos of baby Baby (top 3) and baby Hootie and one of the two of them together.
For more Color Monday, just click HERE to get to Jen's blog.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #123

Took all these shots while in Massachusetts. Patrick drove under this lovely, old railroad bridge, then pulled off the road so I could get a few shots. I have no idea who the grave markers pay tribute to, but liked the way the shadows played on them. The top marker, made from a standing stone, made us chuckle.
For more Shadow Shots please visit Hey Harriet. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Color ~ The New Black ~ Brown!

This is my favorite brown eyed girl, my only daughter Jessica. She started out, at birth, with black hair and black eyes. After a few months her eyes changed to brown and her hair turned blonde. Between then and now her hair has been a few different lovely colors, one of my faves being blue. Now it is a beautiful chestnut brown. The woodwork in her and David's apartment is all deep brown. Even that screen behind her is brown. Wow, score!
Brown is my main color at the cabin. I've been told I'm "an earth tone", and I guess it shows! This little brown alpaca was just a few days old when I took this picture at the county fair.
These are my favorite t-shirts...all different shades of brown due to lots of wear! Life IS good! I had to include our brown bathmat here, since it is so soft (& absorbent!) and reversible too.

For more COLOR entries, just stop by our hostess, Jen's blog, Unglazed. Hope you all have a good week and find all the small blessings in your daily life.

love, Cassie

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #122

Well, I'm back in the Pacific Time Zone, and our weather is cool and already very Autumn-like. That means I'm game for taking our pooches for nice long walks at the game refuge. The trail follows the river and has lovely shadows most of the way. We didn't see any moose, but the mosquitoes were out in force! Sheesh!! My top two photos do feature some shadowy moose though ~ they are on the curtains I sewed for in our little loft bathroom.
To join in the fun of Shadow Shot Sunday (SSS for short) just click HERE and it will take you to Tracy's blog. She is in Australia, so it's already Sunday there. Have a great weekend.
love, Cassie

Friday, September 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Plymouth, Massachusetts

"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom."
~ John Adams(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
The first 3 Shadow Shots are of the portico that cover the Plymouth Rock. The last 2 shots are of the Plymouth Rock itself. I'm the shadow on the right, Pat's on the left.
That's Patrick's waving shadow. "Hi" Rock shadow!!
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Tourist Guide says the following:
Plymouth, Massachusetts, is famous because of a small and rather unimpressive boulder.
But when visitors come to Plymouth Rock, they are coming not because the rock is much to look at, but because Plymouth, as the landing place of the pilgrims, is a symbol for the ideal of religious freedom and the quest for a better life.
Patrick and I visited the Pilgrim museum and have gone on the Mayflower II tour. Our country's history may be short compared to many other country's, but it is so rich and steeped in the principles of freedom.

For more Shadow Shots you are invited to visit our hostess, Tracy, at Hey Harriet.

On this anniversary of the horrific 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack I ask all my fellow bloggers to say a prayer for all the victim's families. God bless you, and God bless America.

love, Cassie

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Work On The Cabin ~ Summer 2010

Our friend, Joated from Compass Points, posted some photos of work he's having done at his cabin at the Aerie, and it inspired me to get a few pictures posted of our summers work too. I need to take more pics, but here are ones I took between May and last month. We had all 12 posts holding up our deck replaced and properly anchored in the ground with piers calculated to bear the load this time (just 5 yrs after being built~sigh). The old posts were removed and replaced with logs by Dave Winn & Robert after Rich poured the concrete for the piers. We had a concrete patio laid outside our walkout basement by Rich Brown,BR Concrete and stucco and stonework done by Matthew and Eli of Inland Masonry and Larry who has a construction business. The place was a whirrr of activity for many weeks off and on this summer. This was all done between Patrick completely sanding down the deck and David brightening and power washing it. Then of course, Patrick and I finished up by staining the deck and hand rails and 12 log deck supports. Phew! We were busy!!
Sending blessings to all who pass this way.
love, Cassie