I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

First of all a big sigh of relief that the tsunami warning was canceled for Hawaii. So many dear friends there that I would never want to be subject to one of mother nature's scarier sides. Thanks so much to Thom, for keeping us updated throughout the day!

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~Anais Nin

Music fills the infinite between two souls ~
~Rabindranath Tagore

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
~Anais Nin

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
~Anais Nin

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~
~Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. ~
~Rabindranath Tagore

Shadow Shot Sunday!

All right all you shadow hunters it's time to show us what kind of shadows you found in your world today! Shadow Shot Sunday is hosted each week by Tracy at Hey Harriet! Click on the icon and join the rest of us who are hooked on shadows!

We've had a little of it all this week! Rain, gray skies, sun, beautiful clouds -- you name it!!

Sam And Mojo were so delighted with the sunshine the other day that I caught them being all lovey-dovey!

The deck furniture was inviting!

Lovely tree shadows down near the beach!

Along the Bay :

Dark and doubtful,
with gaps
the mind;
lessons of life
to be learnt
from the
mosaic of the mind.

A blink here,
a skip to the side,
resting in the green;
the darks and lights
in your path,
strengthens you,
as you lean
across the banks
into the water
and see yourself
smile back....

A little more effort
and you
are on the verge
a bright and sunny
road into
clear and clean....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at February 27, 2010 9:27 AM

The usual color shadows in the kitchen -- same vase, different sizes depending on the angle of the sun!

Enjoy your weekend! Hope you all have some sun!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Robert Frost

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Robert Frost

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Kahlil Gibran

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran

A New Exercise for Those Over 50

I tried it, I liked it, you will too!!
The older we get the more important it is to incorporate exercise into our daily routine.

This is necessary to maintain cardiovascular health and maintain muscle mass.
If you're over 50, you might want to take it easy at first, then do more repetitions as you become more proficient and build stamina.
Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise program!
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That's enough for the first day. Great job.
Have a glass of wine.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Want to enjoy beautiful skies from all over the world? And how about your skies? Want to share them with over 350 other sky watchers? Then click on the icon, sign up and show us what you've got!! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch Team with Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and myself.

It's that time of year here in Seattle when we have a wide variety of lovely skies -- sometimes changing on an hourly basis! Here are a few!

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.

Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.
Marilyn vos Savant

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
Abdul Kalam

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
Pamela Hansford Johnson

The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.
Henry Morton Stanley

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. ~Ansel Adams

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. ~Rabindranath Tagore

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. ~Kahlil Gibran

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. ~Kahlil Gibran

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
~Soren Kierkegaard

What Happens When Grandma Learns to E-Mail

Another one to share from my 87 year old friend who keeps me in hilarious "stuff"!

Dear Kids,
I am very happy in the new residence you have put me in. This week we actually got to go outside for an hour.

I haven't been feeling very good this week - the friend I shared a room with died yesterday. I am coping pretty well with my sorrows. It's been six months since you've visited me last, I guess you're all pretty busy. It's OK, I've learned to use the Internet to pass the time. And the computer in the rec room has a pretty decent web cam.

So you can remember what I look like, I have attached a recent picture of myself. You all take care, and write to me soon.

With all of my heart.

Love, Grandma

Universal Laws

1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

3. Law of Probability -The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act

4. Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

5. Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire..

6. Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

7. Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

8. Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

9. Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

10. Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

11.. Law of the Theater and Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies, and stay to the bitter end of the performance.. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

12. The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

13. Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

14. Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

15... Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

16. Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

17. Oliver's Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.

18. Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy -As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

19. Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

The butterfly counts not months but moments, And has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Your friend is your needs answered.
Kahlil Gibran

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Kahlil Gibran

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
Anais Nin

ABC -- F!

ABC is hosted each week by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and her team. It's a whole new way to learn your ABC's and it's fun!! Click on the icon, sign in and show how much you know! And the letter for the is --- F

F is for delicious Fish tacos!

The two
on the outside
so wrapped up
in themselves;

Shredded peppers
carrot slivers
streaks of onion
falling over each other
in delight
all whispering and gossiping
nestled amidst
cilantroed fish,
emerging from
a lashing of sauce.......

The middle one,
a bit older,
shoulder wide open.
The peppers
and onions,
and carrots,
Patience !
Life is more spicy
when enjoyed with
a green sauce
and a squeeze
of lemon...
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at February 23, 2010 9:36 AM

F is for Flowers!

Lots of Flowers!

F is for Flamingos!

Last, but not least is F is for Family Fun!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Anais Nin

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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