Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursdays Thoughts, Shooting the Moon

A full moon peaking threw the clouds, what a beautiful site.
Truly makes for some of the most wonderful photo,
just not mine.

Shooting the moon and the color yellow, seem to elude me.
All year I've been going to take camera and photography classes.

I think this may be my Christmas gift   "From Me to Me" 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012


We've always felt fortunate, that when we bought The 18,
these big old trees were already established.

We fit the house inbetween them and have added Redwood
and Liquid Amber over the years.

 But !!          "What is up"

"Will come down"

Grab your marshmallows, I'm going to be here awhile....  ;D

Thursday, November 22, 2012


"My Life is Truly Blessed and My List of Thank Yous is Long"
"Hope Yours is the Same"

From the Starr Family

Friday, November 16, 2012

Paul Bunyon Bonfires

Thursday of last week, we met with the loggers to burn the slash
piles left from the logging, on the new mountain property.
Three of our workers came to help, it took all day.

Nine piles in all, it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be,
but sure glad it's done.  Can't wait till spring, to see what 
it looks like after setting through a winter.
Paul Bonyon would be proud.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday Thoughts, Sunday Stills

A couple of weeks ago the Sunday Stills challenge was
"What inspirers you ?"   For me it's nature.
Often what is viewed in nature, is seen only by the observer.
A fleeting moment in time that can never be duplicated.
To capture and share that moment is what inspirers me.

Sunday Stills, a weekly photo challenge, also inspirers me.
When I stated blogging, their was no grand plan.
No words of wisdom or life altering experiences to share.
I simply liked the photos on the other blogs I was reading,
and wanted to do the same. 
 A common theme of those photos was "Sunday Stills"  
So............... I started following along.

I enjoy the challenges and the others who participate.
Their from all over the world and their photography
skills are as varied as their takes on the challenges.

Anyone can join in.  It helps if you have a blog,
to be able to post your photos to share, but not necessary.
I hope you'll take time to visit Sunday Stills.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Butte County Cattlewomen

The second Tuesday of every month, the Butte County
 Cattlewomen get together for their monthly meeting.
Usually we potluck it at someone's house, but today
was a special day.  The Changing of the guard.
We met in Chico, at the "Good Morning Bakery and Cafe"
To install the new officers.

Tammie McElroy who has been our unites president,
is going on to become the state president for
The California Cattlewomem.

Thank You Tammie and Good Luck,
on your new adventure.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursdays Thoughts, Red Skies at Night

"Red Skies At Night Sailors Delight,
Red Skies In The Morning,
Sailors Take Warning"

Last night the sky was lite with a neon fire.
"It Glowed"
This morning the wind is blowing from the south,
the skies are bark and the smell of rain is on the air.
Storm is on it's way.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sunday Stills, Let's Take A Closer Look

 "Click on Photos to Enlarge"

Create A Cow 2012

Did you know, that it takes 3000 cow hides to provide 
all the footballs, for one season of the NFL?  NO Bull !

Well, if you had been a third grader this week in Butte County, 
you would have learned this earth move information and more.

Each year the Butte County Cattlewomen    
sponsor the "Create A Cow" contest during Farm City Week,
held at the College of Agriculture in Chico.

Third grade teachers are given lesson plans, (that meet the school 
curriculum), about beef by-products.  The class designs how they 
want their cow to look and what information
 go's on it, that they have learned.

It's a lot of fun seeing what the kids have come up with.

"This is one Cool Cow'

The classes can also choose to do a poster.

The cows and the posters are then brought to the 
Chico State Farm for Kids Day at the Farm.
The three hundred students and their teachers, participate
 at stations learning about our local  agriculture.

To learn more about Farm City Week or 
for classroom materials go to California Beef Council