Saturday, February 25, 2017

Day by Day

The winter days are slipping by, slowly, one by one!  The snow is halfheartedly melting, but we can't get too excited, because more is on the way tomorrow.  So there is just a little bit of this, and not much of that going on.


Our driveway has been and still is solid ice, so this gentle snowfall was quite welcome, to add a bit of layer and texture to the ice.


This glorious view was stunning on a quick trip into town this week.


One never tires of this view... it changes and recreates itself in a fresh way, every day!



Little Miss Riley wanted up in my lap while I was working at the computer, but then my lap wasn't good enough, she wanted on my desk!


Perfect spot for a nap!  Seeing her sleeping there so peacefully made me think about stopping for a nap too!


Mr. Simba doesn't care for the snow  too much.  He tolerates it.  He was happy to have found a spot to sit and gaze comfortably out at the world without having to sit on a snowbank.


Soon, the rest of the crew showed up to just... sit!


You can see the budding friendship between Mr. Simba and Riley - or not!  Miss Riley tries so hard to befriend Mr. Simba, but he continues to be very grumpy and cranky.  But!  At least I got a family picture here of all of them together, how amazing is that!


Then these two decided that was enough sitting around, and they romped and wrestled for a while.


Mr. Simba had enough of all their nonsense, and decided to get away... fast! A cozy spot in front of the window was much preferred to all of this.


Having too much snow fun!


Since Mr. Simba vacated the coveted spot... Miss Riley took over the spot gladly, and watched the chickens with great interest.

So there you have it... a little bit of a whole lot of not too much of our February winter days :)

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  1. Oh, my darling Marilyn, what a stunning landscape surronds you and what a delight to share your life with such lovely creatures ... your Miss Riley is so cute, she has really won my heart !

    Wishing you a joyous end of your week
    sending blessings of joy across the many miles

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Thank you Daniela, your comments always bless my heart, you are so sweet and your words so generous and kind! Appreciate your visit, as always! Blessings to you today my friend :)

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  2. Good Morning! Gorgeous scenery and photographs.
    I love seeing your pets. We have 5 cats and a dog and they sure give us lots of smiles.
    Wishing you a blessed weekend. xoxo Mildred

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    1. Our pets become like our family, they really do! Appreciate your visit, blessings to you :)

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  3. Love your menagerie, SUI. You live where there's lots of wildlife and have your own animals. Lucky you!

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    1. We are truly blessed here with the abundant views in every direction! Appreciate your visit and kind words Marie!

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  4. Hi Marilyn,

    Beautiful banner!

    What a gorgeous photo of your fur babies! I can't believe you snapped them all sitting together; looks like it lasted more than a second or so, too.

    Your landscape is stunning! If I lived in such surroundings, I wouldn't mind the snow, I think.

    Ms. Riley does look very comfy snoozing away; I think it's time I took a nap, myself.

    Happy weekend,
    Poppy

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    1. Indeed, that photo shoot was completely spontaneous, and probably will never happen again, lol! Glad I had my camera ready! Miss Riley does make naptime seem especially inviting, lol! Blessings to you, appreciate your lovely visit :)

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  5. Loved all your pictures! You live in a beautiful area with the dogs and cat and chickens...love it!! Miss Riley is getting big!

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    1. Miss Riley is growing way too fast, but she is still cute as a button, we love her so! We are thankful indeed for the beauty that abounds around us :)

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  6. I just loved this post, Marilyn...thank you for the smiles. Have a beautiful day friend.

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    1. I'm glad it made you smile Linda :)

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  7. Haha, I think Miss Riley thinks she's a cat. Napping on the table, sitting up on the chair watching the chickens. So cute. I wonder if she'll keep trying to do these things as she grows up. The family pet photo is adorable. Your photos are filled with beauty and joy. A perfect Mountain Top Spice. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Lol... yes, she wants to be friends so badly with Mr. Simba, but he still is quite arrogant about it all, such are the personalities of cats! I was amazed at the photo shoot, and glad I had my camera at the ready, it will probably never happen again, lol!

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  8. O wow, the ice and snow does take a toil on you after a while. Wishing you warm spring days ahead.

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    1. Yes, we are quite ready for the ice to leave. I love the snow, but the ice needs to go, lol! It is March, so we are hoping the longer days help melt the snow :)

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  9. Gorgeous lake photos! So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Deanna, we are blessed by abundant scenes of beauty here :)

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  10. I love your menagerie of critters! And the family photo of the dogs and cat is amazing...but so is the one of Riley and the chickens! Love them all!! But the lake and mountains is just gorgeous! The lake isn't frozen? It is so beautiful...I think I have to come visit Idaho someday. Really beautiful scenery. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    1. No, that river doesn't usually freeze over, it is so deep, but during our deep freeze this winter, it did start to! Which was pretty amazing to see. Thank you for your kind comments, the pet photo was a chance in a million, I think... I doubt I'll ever get it to happen again, lol!

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  11. Marilyn, how delightful to see your babies enjoying the day. Love seeing Miss Riley sleeping on the desk. And watching the chickens. Does she ever chase them? Thank you for sharing these sweet moments with us.

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    1. No, Riley just likes to watch them, and she actually tries to play with them, but we are teaching her to keep her distance from them, and she learns really quick! :)

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  12. Enjoyable photos to see your furbabies interacting and the one of Riley sleeping on your desk is sweet.

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    1. It was a sweet moment with her sleeping on my desk... she is growing so fast, she won't fit on my desk much longer, lol!

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  13. I can't get over your pet family photos! I thought the first one was cute...but they just kept getting cuter! I bet our Florida pets wouldn't like the snow and ice! You have some gorgeous views there! WOW!

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    1. We are blessed with abundant views of beauty here, but I love your scenes of Florida too! Just a bit different :) Hugs to you today :)

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  14. I love your mountain views

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  15. Oh, my, I loved the "family portrait" of all of them together! That was amazing! You can send us some of that snow anytime you'd like! We will gladly take it! :) God bless you...praying much for you and sending you much love!

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    1. I would gladly send you the snow... are you sure you really want it now, lol? It is March and winter shows no real signs of abating here, yet! Yes, it was very amazing to get a picture of all four of them together, I couldn't have made it happen if I wanted to, lol! Hugs to you today dear friend :)

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  16. I don't wonder you never tire of your gorgeous scenery. It is awesomely majestic! Gorgeous photos of all your fur babies. Aah cats and puppies....they never seem to gel do they. Sometimes cats can be the most iffiest of animals. Miss Riley is getting bigger and cuter by the day.

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    1. Cats are definitely "iffy" animals indeed, lol! Quite miffed really! Yes Miss Riley is so precious to us, hurting puppy kisses and all :)

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  17. Adored the breathtaking landscape/lakescape photos - wow! And the "family" portrait? Priceless! We can't even get our three granddaughters together for a photo - lol!
    I do hope spring is right around the corner for you.
    Blessings!

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    1. The pet portrait was so amazing, I keep looking at it and wondering how it happened, lol! Spring should be around the corner, but we haven't seen it yet... more snow on the way, lol! Such is our crazy winter here :)

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  18. That mountain view is just stunning. It looks like a postcard. I know it's not an easy part of the country to live in, but that has to cut the bite of all that ice just a bit. Enjoy your Sunday! :)

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    1. the views are worth it all, all of it! I never tire of the variance of views we have here. I marvel at it all! Hugs to you today :)

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  19. Hi,
    I love, love the photo of Mr. Simba in the chair and the dogs around him. That could be a photo card!! I just love it.
    How much does Mr. Simba weigh, my boys want to know. From the photos they think he is a HUGE cat. ;-)

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    1. I am not sure how much Mr. Simba weighs, we think about 10 pounds. He is very shy about his weight, you know, and hard to pry that information out of him {smiles} I found it neat that your boys were interested in his weight :) Yes he is a pretty big cat, but not the biggest we have ever had. His favorite thing to do is sleep, lol :)

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  20. You live in a lovely part of the world! I'm sure spring isn't far away for you.

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    1. Spring surely can't be far away, but with another snow storm on the horizon, one must wonder, lol! Indeed the days are getting longer and we know the days of snow on the ground are numbered :)

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  21. Oh, I love the pics of all your critters. Y'all have a lot of snow....and that view....it's absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up. Sorry I'm so late to visit!

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    1. Appreciate your visit anytime Debbie, I've been late visiting and commenting too! Appreciate your kind words :)

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  22. Hi Marilyn! Having pets is just like having children, isn't it? We want them to get along, and play together. I guess Simba is going to need a little more time to adjust to the newest puppy.
    It does look like your snow isn't quite so high, so that's good. I always love your nature photos, I could stare at them all day. You truly do live in a beautiful place.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Simba is playing cranky still... maybe a few more months and we'll have some improvements? I hope so! Lol! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures, it is always a joy to share the beauty that we see here. Sometimes it hurts my heart so... it is just so amazing, and then I just have to praise the Lord for it, because He is the ONE who created it all! Hugs to you today :)

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    1. It was an unusual moment for sure, glad I was able to get it on camera :)

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  24. Miss Riley has settled in so very well. I love all of the snapshots of your ♥ family ♥ and how they love one another. This put a smile on my face and warmed my heart. Have a blessed day. Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pictures Teri, always appreciate a visit from you :)

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  25. Your pictures really should be in magazines lady. Love them! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :) Hugs!

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  26. The family portrait is priceless! My mini Aussie is a lap dog too. At 35 lbs he's a bit big for that, but he'll squeeze into the tiniest of places just to be close to you. Wonderful shots of all your animals co-existing in the winter. Next come the muddy paw days of spring! Yeah!!
    Wendy

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    1. Wow, 35 lbs, that is still pretty big for a mini Aussie... our Riley is growing so fast! Yes, next comes the mud... indeed! How well you know!

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  27. What a great view and family. Riley looks as if she may not fit on the desktop for long, look at those kissable paws! An awesome view, who could ever get tired of that?

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    1. We never tire of the views, never! Appreciate your visit, sorry I am quite behind in my responses!

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  28. It's snowing lightly here in Colville. The photo of all the animals looking like their posing for family photo cracks me up. Breathtaking views of the water and mountains!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed your time in Colville! It was a great photo, completely unplanned, and amazing, lol!

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  29. I love seeing your pups with Mr. Simba and all the play. Your area looks like ours; I'm ready for spring.
    We have sunshine today and much of our snow has melted, but more is one the way tomorrow. I hate ice-just want to stay inside when it's around.
    Have a great week friend!
    Hugs, Noreen

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    1. I'm ready now for spring too! Winter has dug his heels in, I think!

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  30. Oh how I love to see your beautiful snow pictures! We have only had a few snows this winter and they were here and gone quickly. Spring like temps last week had me wanting to get in the garden, but instead I let the chickens in it. Because I like to experience the seasons, I must say: It's winter...I want winter.
    Have a cozy evening!

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    1. We have had a great winter here... but we are now ready for spring...and our chickens are ready too, lol! Hope spring comes quickly for you :)

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  31. Oh Marilyn! Your header picture is breathtaking! What a gorgeous view you have, my friend!

    Mr. Simba is a beautiful cat and looks very much like the cat our son had growing up...perhaps I told you this before? Anyway...our daughter also had a cat and they would dress those cats up in doll clothes and push them around in the doll baby carriage.

    Riley is growing so quickly! Love the picture of her after she took over occupation of the chair while she was watching the chickens. Out of curiosity...does she herd the chickens or even make an attempt to herd them?

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Oh that is such a cute story about your daughter dressing up her cats - do you know, my kids did the same! They would push the poor cat around in a stroller too! Hilarious! Appreciate your visits Dianna, it is taking me a while to respond to comments, but I hope you are having a lovely day!

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  32. oooh my...such a lovely place and beautiful crew you got there..cheers..

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    1. Thank you so much, appreciate your visit! Please stop by again soon :)

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  33. Hi Marilyn! That's a cute family picture! Mr. Simba is so handsome!

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    1. We love our cats, well... all our animals, don't we! :)

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  34. Oh what precious fur babies you have...love the group photos! How in the world do you get them all in one shot? It's all I can do on a good day to get my two doxies to stop long enough to capture in same frame...unless they are on their leash and then it still hard! I love the one little Riley napping on your desk! Yes, you have absolutely STUNNING views! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. It was a fluke, I tell you... I could never have made it happened had I tried, lol! I'm just thankful my camera was handy :) I do have stunning views abounding here, I pinch myself sometimes to believe it is so real :)

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  35. I'm so envious of your beautiful lakes there! sigh.... and I love the "family picture" of the doggies and kitty.. how perfect is that??? Love it. I see Riley loving your desk... yes I put a folded up afghan right by my laptop on my desk as my cats always want to be 'right there" when I'm working and would try to lay on my laptop or on my lap! so now they've learned that the pink blanket is their "spot"... trouble is, when one is there, then at least one other wants to get up there too. Not room for another blankie so they have to learn to take turns! Your white huskie/shepherd? is beautiful.. he reminds me of the dog my son got when he (the dog) was 6 weeks old. He was part shepherd and part wolf and he and my son were buddies for 15 years until Dusty passed away.. they had such a special relationship. Here's hoping your snow commences to melt very fast! Marilyn in Oregon

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    1. Oh the lakes here! They are everywhere, and each one a delight and beauty! How fun that you let your cats nap close by. Maybe I should try to find a place for Mr. Simba close by me too. Perhaps he wouldn't be so angry with poor Miss Riley then! Annie is part husky and shepherd, so they probably do look a whole lot alike, and there are times at night, she likes to go out and howl, and I wonder... if she has wolf in her somewhere! lol! No snow melting going on here... just more arriving! LOL! Such is winter. We'll be glad for all the moisture that we got come summer though!

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  36. I really like how you got all your pets together for a winter picture!

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    1. LOL... I had nothing to do with it... somehow it happened, and I was quick enough to grab my camera before the moment passed, lol! Probably will never happen again!

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  37. That is an amazing pet family picture! We have trouble getting a picture of our one dog. I can't imagine getting one of 4 pets sitting nicely together. The one with Riley and the chickens is also quite cute. I do love all our Mountain lakes pictures too!

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    1. It was an amazing moment to capture them all in one place at one time! Probably will never happen again, lol! I'm just glad to have caught it on camera :)

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