Retro, Campy and In All Ways Cool!

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Okay, everything about the 60’s is amazingly retro. In my opinion anyway. And Oh My Gosh, this bed. I just had to post and comment on it. From a scene in the very campy movie “Our Man Flint” starring James Coburn (spoof movie that’s a take off on the James Bond spy movies of that era and great fun).

But isn’t the bed just too … well … everything? Don’t you want one? I know I do! And if you’d like to watch the movie – here’s the youtube link: Our Man Flint   Be sure and grab the popcorn first!

Hope your weekend is being a good one!

~Penny

Just saying “Hi Five”!

on this beautiful Autumn day!

Hi there

“Oh, and if you see any nuts, acorns, seeds, just any ol’ thing lying around that you think I can store away for the winter months ahead, I’d be most obliged!”

Thanks, well back to work, have a great rest of your week!

Hey everyone, Here’s a photo to brighten your day!

~ Penny

Fun and Awesome – A Tricycle!

I love to ride bicycles. I always have and while I must claim no relationship to the Howe Machine Company of Glasgow …

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Howe bicycle company

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I would very much wish to have owned the amazing looking tricycle in this very old advertisement from Paris.

I instead have settled for this poster applied to several attached boards hanging in the playroom of the house.

Isn’t it awesome?

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” …I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike,
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like.”

~ Freddie Mercury, Queen

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Thanks for stopping by,

~ Penny Howe

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How Hot is It?

Alright, enough already! It is hot, as in hot! I mean it is realllllly HOT! Does everyone get the picture? For the last few weeks and it really seems like forever, it has been 100 degrees or more outside, It is so hot outside that… (insert “how hot is it?)

It’s so hot that…

–          My cats are giving me dirty looks every time I even suggest they go outside for a while!

–          The Weeds aren’t even growing (well that’s a good thing but still…)

–          Jack and Emma are begging to take the usual obligatory “bath”.

–          No one is going anywhere unless they ‘have-to’, you know like to McDonalds so it isn’t necessary to heat up the kitchen. Just joking on that one. Well Actually I’m not!

–          Jack and Emma have been volunteering to wash the cars every few days (playing with the water hose to cool off.)

–          We’ve been considering camels as an alternative transportation mode.

–          The one totally outdoor cat we have won’t go outdoors.

–          And we had a couple of “cool” friends stop by, but that didn’t last long.

Okay actually those are Emma and Jack creations from last winter, when it was cold out, sigh! (Yes the snowcat is Emma’s, Jack is creative but more traditional with his).

Okay, I have that out of my system now. No I don’t. It’s going to be this hot for at least another week.

I guess the last thing to say is it’s so hot I couldn’t find a good photo of me to put here because even my photo’s are sweating. Stay Cool, Penny

Just too darn hot!

Your kidding Right?

So the weather channel is calling our current weather conditions “WESTERN WARMTH“. Warmth? Say again … Warmth? Um that’s the term I use to imply cozy as in comfortable and schmoozy. You know feel good all over. That is so not what’s happening out here. Yesterday it was 107 degrees and today out here, well look at today’s weather forcast and the 86 degrees was at around 9:00 this morning. It’s going to be a balmy 104 today with storms no less:

I decided to recall some “COOLER CLIMES” through some of my photo’s during a retreat in the hills of Chehalem, Oregon.  Worked for me!

I really enjoy the shot of franky and jonny “enjoying?” the view of the “cool” weather. Okay actually they were watching the brave little birds eating while during the falling snow. Here’s hoping you enjoy my take on warm and cool!