I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Oh, I did miss being able to
play with all of you shadow sleuths last week, but my computer had a serious virus and I had to wait until my computer guru got back into town to fix it up! But I'm back today and can't wait to see what great shadow shots you have. For those of you who don't know about Shadow Shot, it is hosted each week by Tracy at Hey Harriet, click on the icon, sign up and start looking for shadows! One warning! It is addictive!!

You wouldn't know it by looking out my window right now, but we had gorgeous, sunny days last week and these are some of the shots I got!

This lovely goose couple were enjoying being back in the states!!

Such beautiful sunshine, trees leafing out, flowers and lovely shadows!

And back at home it was fun to be able to sit in the sun and read!

Couldn't believe that my colored vase was wearing glasses, too!!

Even the blender was tossing off a shadow!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. Confucius

The mind is everything; what you think, you become. Gautama Buddha

Without music, life would be a mistake. Nietzsche

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. Sophocles

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J. K. Rowling

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore

Another Problem Caused by Deforestation

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies once more and enjoy the beauty of others skies as well! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and myself. So click on the icon and join us in celebrating the beauty of our skies!

We've had so many different skies in the past week and I have so enjoyed getting out and seeing how many ones I could capture and here are a few.

Keep your faith in all beautiful things;
in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone.
~ Roy R. Gilson

Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment. ~ Ellis Peters

At sunset Nature is painting for us... day after day... pictures of infinite beauty. John Ruskiin

That look'd
As though an angel, in his upward flight,
Had left his mantle floating in mid-air. ~ Joanna Baillie

Peace... is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank. ~ Unknown

Those playful fancies of the mighty sky. ~ Albert Smith

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. ~Confucius

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. ~ Demosthenes

There was never a good war, or a bad peace. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. -George Bernard Shaw

Signs of the Times!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. -George Bernard Shaw

The Spring exposition,
attended by
H. M. the Sun,
and his consort,
Mrs Breeze.

The Duchess of Green
adjusts her hat,
to whisper,
to a tree-in-waiting
attired in pale yellow
who listens
and shrugs...

" These young trees,
will never learn....
at all these
sensible greys,
deep greens,
conservative ,
woody ,
I never thought
I'd see
in a flouncy white
and purple,
in the front row,
acting up like this !"
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at March 30, 2010 9:37 PM
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? -Edgar Bergen

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress. -Mark Twain

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another...- Luciano de Crescenzo

Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then-we elected them.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. -Bob Dylan

ABC Wednesday - K!

Time to play with the alphabet!! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt
and the ABC Team, Roger, Barb, Jay, Gattina, Troy and myself! Click on the icon to sign up and show us how well you know the alphabet!!

The letter for the day is K!

K as in Kids in Kindergarten!

And K is for Kinfolks!

And K is for my Kid, Kerith Kirkwood!

And K is for Ketch!

So, let's gather our Kids and Kinfolks and climb aboard a Ketch for a lovely day on the water!

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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