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Good morning. It is already Saturday here in sunny Prescott, Arizona. It is 51 degrees F/ 10 C AGAIN! It’s perfect for a cup of steamy hot coffee mocha or tea. We could even go on the patio where I removed most of the vestiges of summer this week.

This woman copied my blog post after adding her own location. I’m not sure how to block her from doing this, but be on the lookout for her.

This Week’s Nutshell News

  • Nutter Butter didn’t have to get put to sleep. He is still a sick kitty, but no fluid in his abdomen and chest, so he has a chance of survival. He’s soon to be my million-dollar kitty. Rooting for Humana for Animals!
  • We are 1/3 of the way through hosting our small group at church called, Better Together. Discussions were lively and everyone except the couple that told us they were traveling came back. YAY!
  • My car has a new battery.
  • I was dismissed from jury duty yesterday.

No Books Completed This Week

I’m still working on Doug Jacquier’s newest book, On the Verge of Extinction. You can get a free Kindle edition, and I’m sure he would appreciate the review. I read a story or two at night before I go to bed – the first time. One of his stories in that book was featured on Story Chat – November Story Chat – “Brooching the Subject” by Doug Jacquier. His stories are very dry and very funny. Click on his name to read a recent short short story.

Thursday Trios

Mama Cormier hosts this fun challenge each week. It’s easy to participate, just take pictures of anything in groups of three.

Blogger Meetup in Meyer, Arizona

Last month was such a wealth of blogger friends, pardon me for continuing to dwell in the past. I took over 1100 pictures in September and I’m still processing them all. I have taken next to none this month! As you may remember, I met the group from Jodie’s Touch of Style.

L to R: Leslie, Jodie, Charlotte

The restaurant in Meyer, Arizona is under new ownership and is making a name for itself. The cabins are cleaned and modernized (in a cowboy way.) The restaurant serves delicious food – which we had with delicious conversations on September 15. We want to get together again next month, if possible. If any of you Arizona residents or wanna bees are interested in getting together, let me know. For more trios click here.

Flowery Favorites

I was not as impressed with the Portland Rose Garden as I had hoped I would be – spoiled by Woodlake and all the time and love I poured into it. To be fair, fall is not the best time of the year for roses in California or Oregon. The most prolific blooms come in the spring. For more beautiful flower pictures from Cee and her FOTD followers click here.

Thursday Doors in the Nick of Time

Dan Antion hosts Thursday Doors. You have until Saturday noon to get yours posted. I’m barely going to make it, I think. While Dan is driving around Pittsburg, I wanted you to see some of the beauty of the PNW (Pacific Northwest). Trees rather than the doors made from them are the main interest in Portland.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge

I love this week’s theme of motorcycles. I don’t have any bikes or trikes from last month. Here are pictures from Cellar Creekside. For more from Cee and her fans click here.

This post is written for Natalie the Explorer’s Weekend Coffee Share. All of the pictures are cell pictures processed in either Adobe Bridge or Classic Lightroom. To know more about cell pics see John Steiner’s weekly post, Cell Pic Sunday.

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  1. Glad your kitty is doing okay..I’m a week behind in commenting on blogs so hopefully he is still doing okay. Yay for being dismissed from Jury duty!! I took several pictures of some cool doors while on vacation so maybe one of these thursdays I’ll try for the Thursday doors post. Those are awesome photos.

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    • Thanks, Kirstin. Doors make an interesting composition and are as varied as people are. Nutter Butter is hanging in there, but is still pretty sick. He hates taking his medicine.


  2. I was out of the blog world for a while and as I’m catching up, I’m sending Nutter Butter and you all my very best wishes and strength.

    I love all the photos too, especially the little human decorations at the restaurant. Also love the doors you showed us, Marsha! Halloween/fall doors in the US are something I wish to see with my own eyes one day. I’ve never been a fan of spiders, but the fake ones for Halloween decorations are fun and photogenic.

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    • Glad you are back, Gift. Life gets busy for all of us, and you are wise to manage your blogging rather than burning out. Thanks for your kind words and thoughts for Nutter Butter. Heโ€™s back in the hospital today. Weโ€™re looking for another step.


  3. This is a stellar blog post and nice Images of the flowers there. I am glad you had a nice time with the other bloggers at the meet up spot๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


      • How does Thursday Jan. 12 sound?? Lesley works Mon-Wed, and I was thinking that the drive would be easier on a Thursday. But we are open that Sat. or Sunday too.

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        • It would be better on a week day rather than a weekend, I imagine. I’ll set it up for 10:00 to see a museum, do lunch, then some window shopping. There are some darling used clothing stores, one in particular I know you will love. Hopefully there won’t be snow. We will know in plenty of time if there is going to be any.


  4. Your trio of friends is delightful and the cowboy decor in the restaurant looks like fun. I love the roses as well. So gorgeous and I almost missed that the last rose shot was also a trio. Good eye, Marsha.

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  5. Meeting bloggers in real life is so much fun, I’ve met up with several and I’ve never been disappointed. Some of them have become close friends IRL. Your weather sounds perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  6. So glad to hear about your cat! I hope he gets better soon. Lovely photos – my favourites are those from the rose garden. I hope to find a rose garden around here eventually.

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    • I adore roses, not so much the thorns. They need so much work that I guess the fact that they need me draws me to them even more. I wanted to get my pruning shears and deadhead while I was there. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Great job checking off all the challenges! You have a nice collection of doors, and I really like the rest of the photos. I had problems posting this comment earlier. Thank you for joining us at Thursday Doors.

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  8. Marsha, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. You met the photo challenges again so well. I hope your kitty is feeling better. Have fun at you next blogger meetup!

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    • Thanks, Natalie. We get to have him with us for a bit longer, thank goodness. It about broke our hearts to think about letting him go.


  9. Hurrah for Nutter Butter and a blogger meet-up. I’m up for another before the end of the year. Besides, I’m sure Vince and I need to find some new beers. ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially like your houses and doors this week. Lovely!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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