Sharing My World, for the 12th Week

Cee has issued her challenge questions for this 12th week of getting to know our bloggy friends a little better. I’m not sure I have answers for all of these, but I’ll give it a go.

1. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life? This one depends on the moment. I have many songs I love, but it depends on my mood as to which one seems the most appropriate at the time. I’m cheating, I know, but I cannot list specifics here.

2.What is your favorite time of day? In my youth I’m certain I would have said late night. Now, however, I love the early dawn hours when it’s quiet and I can sit with my coffee, my iPad and my camera and just diddle around. In between opening the door so the dogs and Lily can run in and out frequently.

3. What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in. And what City and Country do you live? We live outside a small little town, really a village. I think my favorite place in the summer is my yard, most specifically my front deck. Although there are little rivers around, and a big one or two also, that I love where we sometimes go to walk and take pictures. I love that it is scenic and country and quiet and relaxed. I live in the Klamath Basin, in south-central Oregon, USA.

4. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Taking pictures, playing with words, walking with my dogs, spending time with my family and friends. Going new places with people I love with time to wander and camera in hand. Then blogging about it.

Those are the questions for this week, so now I’ll share some pictures I took a day or so ago.


A Stellar Jay looking for seeds in the pine cone. Taken through my window so it’s not as sharp as I’d like but when I open to the door to go out – they fly away. Silly silly birds. It was too cold out there to stand and wait for them to come back, so I wandered a bit and took random photos of random objects.



Frogs #1 and #2 normally spend the winter in the garage, but this past fall was not normal and I didn’t get my normal fall chores done. Which will, of course, mean more work to be done in the spring. Except I’m not at all certain spring will get here before June, because winter seems to have decided to settle in. More inches of the white stuff last night, and the forecast says “snow”. I did take some pictures this morning, but they’re still in my camera, awaiting another day.


And the beginnings of a wasp nest last summer which was sprayed to deter the critters because they seem to like to sneak in open doors and harass people. Another job for the spring – old wasp nest removal.

I think I’m going to be busy this spring. Volunteers? I have a nice deck and wine, or coffee, or tea, or soda, or water. Or beer. Chocolate? I have that too.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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12 Responses to Sharing My World, for the 12th Week

  1. cobbies69 says:

    Wow, are those frogs real,, jabba the hut comes to mind.. fabulous pictures and and answers. also thank you for visiting mine. I thought I was following your blog, well am now…;)


  2. Carol says:

    Thank you, Cobbies, for following me – and thank you to the rest of my followers. I am remiss in welcoming many of you, for which I apologize. Sometimes I forget. Heck, too often I forget. And I’ve sent that rememberer in for repair several times – no luck.


  3. Heather says:

    Your frogs look cute in the snow 🙂 You’ll have to contract someone else about the wasps’ nest – I go for allergy shots this afternoon so hopefully I won’t die if I get stung again. No joke.
    It’s a pretty picture, though. It’s nice that you enjoy your home so much that it’s your favorite place to be. We have some work planned out back this spring/summer, so hopefully my own yard will soon be my favorite. You might guess that somewhere on Torch is my favorite place 😉


  4. LOVE the stellar jay looking for seeds in the pine cone!


  5. Whats with us Oregonians and frogs Carol? LOL.. Love your post but am enamored with your photos.My Gosh they are just stunning.
    The Jay is as handsome as if he was posing for his Graduate photo. Strikingly gorgeous.

    And I somehow senses it was K-falls or near. How awesome that we are almost neighbors. I make just take you up on some yard work exchanged for a sit and nip on your deck. Packing my bags for Gold Beach in 2010 I made my way near you. We used to pan and dredge for gold on Graves Creek. near there.

    Small world, yes?


  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Great answers. I love the frog pictures. I like you with song titles…it really depends on my mood and the day!!!


  7. coolfeline says:

    Great post!
    I wouldn’t be able to make a list of songs either. #4 I’d do pretty much the same things.

    Those frog photos are awesome 😆


  8. orples says:

    Your blue Jays must be a different variety than those that live in our area of the Nation. Ours have markings with black, white, and grey as well as blue. Interesting shot. Beautiful bird. I like your list and enjoyed reading about you. 🙂


  9. Jane says:

    Morning is my favorite time of day, too. I love it when I wake before anyone else and can just sit and enjoy the quiet and then hear the house slowly come back to life.


  10. Lisa says:

    I think you may have some interesting results from the volunteers with that buffet list! “Early dawn” hours for me translates to 8am. Anything earlier tends to fall into the dumb-o’clock category. 🙂


  11. Judee says:

    I enjoyed your answers, and loved the photos, that jay is gorgeous. Those frongs look so funny in the snow like that, great images!


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