Photographs to share

Since I'm still sick with a cold and not feeling all that "wordy" or coherent, I decided to share some photographs I've taken recently that are some favorites of mine. I usually share photographs with a blog entry of some sort, but these just didn't seem to need words.


Pink zinnia in autumn twilight
(taken in Rosehaven Cottage gardens last week)

My mother's kitty cat Mollie and a basket of yarn

White cosmos in autumn twilight
(taken in the Rosehaven Cottage gardens last week)

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Remember the keyboard on Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

I'm not going to whine. I'm not going to beat around the bush. I'm just going to say... I'm sick with a cold!

I HATE this! When is it going to be over already! Sheesh!!!!!

Now if I could get Thomasina to stop her incessant crying throughout 85% of the day, I'd be doing really good!

The End
(too pooped to post)
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Jailbreak!


This is "the look" Hubby and I have been getting all day today from Thomasina! Why? Well... I'll tell you...

At about 11:30 p.m. last night, Hubby went into his office to shut everything down before we retired for the night. From my studio next door I heard, "Uh-oh... Honey?!?!" I hate those words.

It took a while for me to get Hubby to respond to my nervous "What?" replies. Then he said, "The 'thing' next to the air conditioning unit is pushed aside." I knew what that "thing" was. He was describing the accordion-pleated plastic that closes off the rest of the window opening where the air conditioner is installed.

I also knew that I hadn't seen a couple of the cats for awhile and that could mean only one thing.... JAILBREAK!!!!

As I launched myself into action, I called out to Hubby, "Time to do a kitty cat headcount!"

I ran upstairs to account for any kitties up there. I noted that potentially three cats were missing. And those three are the ones that always have an interest in going outside (escorted or not)--Dexter, Tom Tom, and Thomasina.

Hubby accounted for Dexter immediately. Apparently, Dexter had been laying right by the opening next to the air conditioner that seemed barely big enough for a kitty head to fit through (however, I know better). Dexter had probably witnessed the whole "criminal" act and had decided against it because of his uncertainty as to what he could jump down onto outside the window. Smart cat. There's a bunch of thorny wild lemon shoots growing from a stump we can't kill. Not a great landing spot if you ask me.

My mind was replaying events from the evening as I quickly counted up kitties. I remembered a weird meowing about an hour before outside the living room window and had chalked it up to a neighborhood cat. I also had noted to Hubby that the neighbor's dog had been barking particularly loudly about that same time. It was all adding up!

We both donned footwear and stepped outside into the 40 degree night air to witness Thomasina go shooting past the front porch in wild adrenalin-fueled glee (the little turkey!).

She is NEVER allowed outside because of her lack of common sense, but her semi-feral kittenhood always beckons her out into the wilds of the Rosehaven Cottage gardens whether we like it or not. That's why she wears a bell on her collar, so we can hear her approaching the door inside the house and also so that we can hear her outside in case of escape. The only way to get her back inside is to lure her in with canned food and a cat leash. The leash works better than the food because as soon as she sees it she thinks that I'm going to hook her up and take her for a walk (not a chance Chicky Poo!).

And that's exactly what I did to get her to stop darting around the front garden and come to me so I could scoop up her shivering body and get her into the house. The silly thing has no body fat reserves to speak of and shivers after only a few minutes of being outside in a chill. I wasn't thrilled that she was out tearing around in 40 degree weather.

After depositing Thomasina inside, I went back out to call Tom Tom. His bell came jingling from around the garage side of the house, as he was probably coming to look for his cohort in crime to play some more. As soon as he saw me, he halted in his tracks and started rubbing on the nearest surface, the garbage cans. As an old tomcat of many years, he is more savvy outside and more reticent to come when called if he's not done with his "toot" (that's what we call Tom Tom's escorted walks). It took some coaxing, but I got Tom to come to me for the stinky cat food which he was not allowed to eat until he was inside.

What bratty little jailbirds! Hubby's worst nightmare was realized last night, and he was not happy about it.

This morning, Hubby holed himself up in his office with the tape gun and cardboard. Thomasina cried and cried outside the office door. She could not be cajoled or distracted. She wanted in that office so she could use her "secret" escape hatch again. Once Hubby had the opening secured, he let Thomasina in to see. Thomasina was not happy about the alteration. Neither was Tom Tom who discovered it later in the day.

Very little cat napping was done on the part of the little "black terror" throughout the loooooong day. After an entire day of plaintive meowing and carrying on , Thomasina started resorting to bribery. One-by-one she would go and get one of her prized toys from the kitty toy box and then drag it to us in the living room. She did that three times in succession, hoping that each one was valuable enough to constitute an equitable trade. She's done this before, so we knew what it was all about. We praised her for each prize, and then told her "no deal". Finally, very put out, she ceased and is now quiet for the night! Thank goodness!

It'll probably be weeks before she forgets about her foray into the "wild", and we're not looking forward to the caterwauling in the meantime. Anybody got any tranquilizers? (just kidding)
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Rosehaven Cottage's Winter Garden Is In!


The winter garden is in and doing quite nicely after a few days of chilly nights and no late autumn rainfall. We are looking forward to buttercrunch and romaine lettuce (see above photo), celery (see above photo), red Stockton onions, chives, Italian and curly parsley, spinach, two varieties of broccoli, and snow peas that have already started to adorn our salads with their sweet green pods of "yummy". There are little munch marks on the edges of many of the leaves, which is to be expected (don't know if it's birds or critter mouths that have munched on the greens). That's okay. There's enough for everyone in our backyard wildlife habitat. We plan for that eventuality in the garden and everything always works out fine. We always have enough to harvest and the critters also munch on the bad bugs and pests that we don't want around our garden so I don't have to use pesticides on my produce gardens (haven't had to for about 5 years now).

The sunflowers that were in their golden glory back in late summer are now stalwart stalks of goodness for the birds that will winter-over here. Like natural bird feeders, their abundant heads feed the oak titmouses, finches, and other seed loving birds. Their acrobatics get extremely creative on the down-facing sunflower heads. It's quite entertaining to watch them extracting a seed at a time, flitting to a nearby perch, cracking open one seed to get the delectable center from within, and then start the process all over again. Such tenacity has to be admired!

Our dwarf mandarin tree gave us quite a bounty this year, as I was able to fill up my harvest basket with wonderful orange gems of sweetness just a couple of days ago. Now the mandarins are inside in our counter top citrus bowl, and we eat one or two as a little snack in the chilly evenings as we warm ourselves by the fire. After peeling one, the smell of fresh picked citrus on my fingers is just heavenly. It's a heady fragrance that reminds me of Christmas mornings when I always had an orange in the toe of my stocking. The mandarin oil is such a pick-me-up, I almost wish I had a perfume made from it.

Our lemon trees are loaded with lemons that still have a while to go before I can harvest them into my harvest basket. I'm excited for the lemon harvest (I always am). There's so much that Hubby uses the fresh lemons for in the kitchen. He makes wonderful lemon chicken pan sauteed in olive oil. It is so simple and so mouthwatering. I always enjoy being able to provide fresh produce from our garden for him to make his culinary creations. And this year we have a new addition to his gourmet arsenal in the form of seasoned olive oil from Corning, California. We bought an assortment as we passed through a couple of weeks ago coming home from Lassen, and it's been a real treat as Hubby has used the various flavors in his cooking and his homemade vinaigrette on salads. Yum!

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Autumnal Gratitude

One of the blessings of living where we do is that we have a very long growing season for summery vegetables (March through October). However, this also means that we don't get our true autumn color in full force until much later than a lot of you. Our best colors don't happen until after Halloween and this week has been spectacular. It has really been helpful in getting in the mood for Thanksgiving.

There is something about needing to get all cuddly and cozy that makes me reflective and draws my thoughts inward to introspection. It is quite appropriate as Thanksgiving is upon us, as I should have thoughts of thankfulness and gratitude during this time of year anyway.

As the nights have taken on a slight chill, I've enjoyed building fires in our fireplace. Our cottage is quite homey with only one main living area where the fireplace is, so when the fire is lit we are all together enjoying the warmth. Suzette, in particular, loves fireside snoozing (photo at right). The other kitties lounge around the living room just enjoying being with us as we watch television or read. Sometimes Hubby putters on the laptop from either the sofa or chair. I am grateful for my cottage living room and its fireplace for being the heart and hearth of our home.

About a week ago, Hubby went around and put full spectrum light bulbs in all the lamps in the living room as a little I-love-you surprise for me. I really struggle with the lack of sunlight as the days grow shorter. The full spectrum bulbs help prevent me from taking off to Hawaii on a wild hair (I've been sorely tempted in years past, trust me). One full spectrum bulb is in the reading lamp over the chair. I often sit there with the shade swung over my head like a levitating glowing hat. It's absolute heaven (although Hawaii would be better). The kitties all love this lamp as well and will slip up onto the chair anytime we've vacated it. Such sneaky little furry deviants. So even though we have little armchair wars with the kitties, I am very grateful for full spectrum light bulbs and a loving Hubby that remembered them.

We've had some rain this month, but our winter rains are still to come. That's why the hill up at the end of the street is still in its brown barren cloak. The cows have grazed it down to stubble and brown dirt. But as the rains come over the next few weeks, this hill will turn a beautiful shade of green. If we're lucky, it will be green by Christmas and will stay that way until late April or early May before it turns a golden yellow. We don't have white Christmases here. We have green Christmases, and I am grateful for green Christmases.

So on Saturday, as I was transplanting the winter veggies into the raised planter boxes in the back garden I was doing so in a very reflective autumnal mood. I noted how the sun was so low in the sky and how I missed the days of summer when I could garden until 8 or 9 o'clock in the evening. I miss the dragonflies buzzing overhead in a darting canopy catching mosquitoes and gnats on the fly. I miss the hum of summer activity in the garden. But I also felt a deep welling inside of gratitude that I am able to have a winter garden with spinach, lettuce, onions, broccoli, celery and parsley. I said a silent prayer with each transplant that we will soon be enjoying their bounty. And, yes, I was very grateful.

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And the lucky number is...

10!!!! That means that Michelle at I'm A Little Teapot has won the signed 11"x14" photographic print of her choice! Congratulations Michelle!

And a BIG thank you to everyone else that entered. You've made posting the first 100 posts an absolute joy, and I plan to be posting many, many more!

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100th Post!!!

A couple of days ago, I realized that I was really close to posting my 100th post! I can't believe I've already reached that milestone. It's amazing how time flies when you're blogging for fun!

Anyway, I'd been thinking about what would be appropriate for a 100th post... what should I write about? I kind of got stuck thinking about it too much.

Then I visited Penny over at Lavender Hill Studio, and she was posting for the 100th time! To commemorate her milestone she decided to do a giveaway of one of her pieces of mosaic art customized for the reader that won the random drawing out of all the commenters on that particular post. It was a "thank you" to all her readers. I thought, "What a wonderful idea!"

So I hope Penny won't mind, but I am going to do a giveaway for my 100th post!!!!!

For those not familiar with a "giveaway" here's how it works:

  1. Leave a comment on this post.
  2. Your comment serves as an entry for drawing that will be held on November 19th.
  3. A random number generator (the Hubby will be finding out on the internet because he loves tech geekie things like that) will be used to draw the winner.
  4. The winner will receive a signed 11"x14" fine photographic print of a photograph of their choice from my online photo galleries OR from any one of the previous 99 posts on this blog.
  5. If your comment doesn't have a link to your profile with an email or blog link, please leave your email information in the comment, so I know how to get a hold of you if you are the winner. Otherwise, you'll have to check back on November 19th for the winner announcement and then email me if you win.

And that's it! Simple as that! Now start browsing those photos, because you may be the winner.


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The Most Recent Recipient of the Rose Medallion

The "Rose Medallion" is given by us at Rosehaven Cottage to blogs that we find to be of exceptional merit in design and content. The blogs given this honor are those that we have found particular enjoyment, inspiration, and/or insight(s) in reading--blogs that have exhibited a passion for living.

This week we are honoring Catherine Holman at Catherine Holman Folk Art. This seemingly undiscovered gem of a blog is a real treat to peruse. Catherine is an amazingly talented folk artist, and she showcases her folk art, her home, as well as her faux painting techniques at her blog. We have particularly enjoyed her recent Christmas Home Tour series this past week wherein she shares photographs of her lovely home as it is decorated for the Christmas holiday. The beautiful photos have gotten us into the holiday spirit (we needed some extra help this year) and have given us so many wonderful ideas for our own home.

Take the time to go visit Catherine's blog. You will NOT regret it!


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Milestones That Warm Our Hearts


Yesterday, Oreo, the garden kitty, achieved a major milestone in her little feral kitty life. Oreo curled up and laid down in a little ball of fur on my lap for an extended period of time and actually just let herself be stroked while she curled up and kneaded my lap! This morning, she did the same thing for almost a full 30 minutes. I was honored to have her completely bathe my fingers on both hands with her sweet little pink sandpaper tongue.

Being only 4-5 pounds, Oreo is diminutive in size and is very cautious and afraid of everything because of it. We had just moved here when she was born over 6 years ago, and she has led a solitary life away from all the other cats that she is related to that make up the feral colony that lives across the street where a kind neighbor is a steward over them with assistance from A.R.F. (Animal Rescue Foundation).

Over time Oreo came to adopt our garden, then our front porch, and finally us. It took about three years for us to be able to touch her. She now spends most of her days in our front and back gardens and her nights are spent on or around our very sheltered front porch (with a heated bed and heat lamp for chilly nights).

This week's events of her becoming a "lap kitty" have been very momentous for us and for Oreo. She has accomplished a lot, and we are very proud of her for being so brave and trusting us gargantuan human beings.



And on another wonderful note...

Holly over at 2 Kids and Tired awarded me this award, and I am very touched! “The award was created by The Little Aussie Cynic to honor those blogs with integrity..." and can be awarded in several different categories. Holly chose to award me in the category of "For Social Conscience" and says:
"For Social Conscience, Cindy because she strives to live in harmony with the world around her and shares herself and her insights with us all."
I am so touched that someone views me and this blog that way. It is an amazing honor! I try to do my part in being a good steward in this world and for the earth. I'm happy that it comes through in my writing.


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Adoption day in Plumas County

Hubby and I took a road trip up to Plumas County last weekend because I wanted to share the beautiful mountain country with him before winter. I was just there the previous weekend with my mom (and Chica) so it was an extra special treat for me. When we went to go in to the local supermarket, the Lassen Animal Rescue had a couple of tables set up for their adoption day. We couldn't resist stopping and visiting with the sweet little kittens they had for adoption. I snapped a few photos so I could share them here.

This little one was so adorable that I asked to hold it briefly. Such a cute little ball of fur. As I was holding this one, another one was being cuddled and cooed over by his new mommy while his new daddy was filing out the adoption paperwork. It was so heartwarming to see a little kitten meeting his family for the first time. The way he was being pampered, I knew he would be adored for many years to come by the sweet young couple that were adopting him.

Always remember that there are so many kitties, young and older, that are in need of loving homes. And once they have a home it is important that they are spayed or neutered as well as given lots and lots of love and attention.

Those that open their hearts and homes to these precious little creatures, will be so richly blessed.

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Seven Random Things About Me

Holly over at 2 Kids and Tired tagged me last week to post 7 random things about me. I had to finish the "Road Trip" series of posts first before I responded to the tag. So here it goes:

I love Disneyland! My Hubby and I consider it one of our favorite places on earth. Our first year of marriage, we splurged and bought annual passports so we could go as many times as we wanted even though we live 6-7 hours away. That's when this photo was taken. Our thing that year was trying on the different hats and taking photos of each other in them.






Although I don't like cooking as a general rule, I do love to make food over an open fire. The key word in that statement is "fire". I love to build fires in firepits and fireplaces. It's so fun. This photo is of the firepit I made in our back garden for spring break last year. My seminary students came over and I cooked them breakfast burritos over an open fire as we talked about God's creations as the sun rose. It was a choice experience.

I "rebuilt" a carbuerator when I was about 4 years old. My dad told me it was a puzzle. He set it up on a T.V. tray in the living room. I took it apart with the tools he gave me. And then he told me to put it back to together. So I did. I think it was one he didn't care about from one of his motorcycles. I still remember doing it too. Interestingly, I haven't "rebuilt" one since, although I do love a good jigsaw puzzle.




My first semester of college was spent at BYU-Hawaii on the northern shore of the island of Oahu. Aside from a two week trip to my grandparents home the previous summer, it was the first time I had ever been away from home. It was also the first time I'd ever been to Hawaii. It was an adventure for my young (and quite naive) little self. I was overwhelmingly homesick, but I had such impactful experiences there that I consider it to be "home" in a way. My heart aches for Hawaii if I haven't been there for a few years. I tell people, "When you go to Hawaii be prepared to bring back a little piece of Hawaii in your heart and to leave a piece of your heart in Hawaii." For me, those two pieces often call to one another.

I LOVE the ocean and can't comfortably live in a place that is "land locked". Even when I'm visiting somewhere in the United States that is in the center of the country that is a significant distance from an ocean, I "feel" it, and it makes me uncomfortable in my core. I sleep to artificial sounds of the ocean every night (even when I travel). And when I'm staying on the coast, I sleep to the real sounds of the ocean (and it's wonderful!).





I am the most artistically creative after the sun goes down. That's when I get my most inspiration and feel the most "alive" with my artwork. It's always been that way. Nine o'clock at night seems to be a really good time for me. I must be a night owl.







Although I love to grow them in my garden, I do not like the taste of fresh tomatoes. I do, however, love all tomato products or cooked tomatoes. So Hubby gets to enjoy the bounty.






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Hike to Bumpass Hell (Road Trip, Part 4)


The last day of the road trip that my mom and I took a week ago, we decided to go to our favorite national park--Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen is only a 15 minute drive from where we spent the night in Chester. So after a yummy diner breakfast at the Kopper Kettle in Chester (it's been there since 1956), we headed off down the road. We had to pull over briefly when the road crossed Mill Creek in order for me to photograph our favorite meadow (photo above).

The elevation climbs rather quickly from Chester (4598 ft elevation) to the entrance of Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park (about 6000 ft elevation). The terrain changes from forests of deciduous and evergreens in Chester to mainly evergreens with manzanita scrub. In summer, the scenery looks like it came straight out of the movies Sound of Music or Heidi--very alpine, very untouched, very pristine, and very "Swiss" (think Ricola commercial). In recent years, the snow from winter very often doesn't melt off until well into August at the higher points in Lassen where the 35 miles main park road winds up and up to its high point of 8512 feet in elevation.

Mom's has a senior pass to the national parks so we were able to get in for free! That was very cool as the regular admission is $10 (it's good for 7 days of entrance). The ranger at the entrance gate gives all visitors informational brochures so one can be fully educated about the park. It's really good reading!






Mount Lassen is a dormant volcano that last erupted in the early 20th century between the years of 1914 and 1921. As stated on the National Parks website:

"In 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt established Lassen Peak and Cinder Cone National Monument. Lassen Peak began a series of eruptions in 1914 that lasted until 1921. Lassen Volcanic National Park was established on August 9, 1916 to protect the site of what was then the most recent volcanic activity in the lower continental United States. Its related natural and cultural resources are preserved for the benefit and enjoyment of park visitors. Lassen Volcanic National Park covers 106,00 acres and includes 79,000 acres of designated wilderness."

Because of all the volcanic activity still boiling beneath the surface, there are some spectacular sights that we love to see when we visit Lassen. One is right on the side of the main park road, the Sulphur Works. You know you're there because the smell of rotten eggs hangs in the air from the sulphur puffing into the atmosphere. The steam curls up out of holes in the ground and wisps across the roadway, so even if you don't get out you can still smell it. We got out to get a closer look and for me to take photographs.

We were surprised to find that a new "pimple" has appeared on the slope right off the road since the last time we were here. It gurgled and glugged loudly from the boiling mud inside. We could see right down by our feet where the mud boiled over after the last rain not too long ago. The sound was so overpowering and the sight of seeing the slick grey mud right at our feet was really eerie. It amazed us how much change is constantly going on. Lassen is never really the same from visit to visit.

We were feeling adventurous enough to try one of the many hikes throughout Lassen. I wanted really cool photographs. Mom had to be concerned about a leg that she broke just a year ago (and the 9 pins that are holding it together). So we didn't want to do something really difficult. And because of the shorter days of October we were aware of time. So after some consideration, we decided to embark on the 3 mile round trip hike to Bumpass Hell--an area of high geothermal activity.

Now with a name like Bumpass Hell, you've probably are wondering why it's called that. Well, funny you should ask! According to Wikipedia:

"It is named after Kendall Vanbook Bumpass, a cowboy who worked in the Lassen area in the 1860s. One day Bumpass stumbled upon the area and his leg was badly scalded when it broke though a thin crust above a mud pot. He told his friends and townspeople about it, describing it as 'hell'. A newspaper editor was interested in the story and convinced Bumpass to take him to this place. Unfortunately, Bumpass' leg broke through the crust again - this time it had to be amputated."

Poor Bumpass! He should have known with a name like that, he was doomed to something!

Anyway... we hiked in on the really cool trail and enjoyed breathtaking scenery that cannot be described in words or adequately captured in photographs. If anyone wants an experience of communing with nature in a "civilized" sort of way, Lassen is the place to do it. I am always amazed at how untouched and pristine it is. It gives me hope that our world isn't as bad off and bleak as it appears to be. I would look out over this endless unspoiled vista that had mountain range after mountain range seemingly layered one upon the other in purples and blues with the sky going on forever, and I would imagine that we were the only people for as far as the eye could see. It wasn't hard to imagine, because there were no other people. That's why Lassen is known as "The One and Lonely". Such a different experience than so many other national parks. I realized that I was getting a chance to see something that only a small fraction of the earth's population would ever see in their lifetime, and I was instantly filled with warmth and gratitude.







After almost a mile along a rocky trail often seemingly cut into the side of a mountain slope enjoying endless vistas of greens, blues and purples, we started to get whiffs of that rotten egg smell. We knew we were close! We finally rounded a bend in the trail and saw down below us the scene in this photo. Bumpass Hell! In order to get there, we had to trek down some steep trail that dropped us 200 ft in elevation in only maybe 1/10th of a mile. We sludged through mud, ice and snow and finally got to Bumpass Hell proper. It was an amazing treat and so spectacular--worth the trek in and out. The fumaroles, the boiling mud pots, the steam vents... everything was so spectacular to witness with our own eyes.



All too soon it was time to make our way back out again. We had to get out before the sun started setting. I lagged a little behind on the trail shooting photos and ended up getting a wonderful shot of Mom as she made her way along one rocky part of the trail. The photo here says so much to me.









We got back to the truck at the trail head parking lot and took one last look at our beloved Lassen before we had to head home. It's always bittersweet leaving Lassen and the mountain country that we consider to be "home". Although we both agreed that we really don't want to live up there where we would have to tough out some pretty snowy winters, we also feel this pull to go back frequently. I felt the pull so much that the following weekend, Hubby and I drove back up to Chester so we could hike Lassen's east side into Devil's Kitchen (but that's another entry for another day).













For now I'll just end with a photo of the sunset that I took as we were "chasing the sun" to the west, driving home down out of the mountains. It was a spectacular end to a spectacular day.

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