I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
-- Margaret Fuller

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
-- Mark Twain

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
-- Marian Anderson

Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.
-- Jesse Herman Holmes

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale Turner

The little daughter
of the Greens,
growing up;
for her
it is time
to learn about
the birds and the bees...

She watches
her mother,
flowering forth
all around her,
more fruit,
amidst fresh green
every spring.

And the little one,
now tall enough,
but not
yet pubertal,
looks up,
and asks the blue sky,
"When will it be my time
to bring forth my own ?..."
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at April 17, 2010 8:43 PM

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - Mark Twain

Shadow Shot Sunday!

It's that time again, my shadow addicted friends!! What have your chased down for today?? Shadow Shot is hosted by Tracy over at Hey Harriet, click on the icon, sign up and share what kind of shadows you've found for today!

We had one of those white sky, sunny days yesterday -- sunny, but not blue, but I did find some shadows. Everything is blooming now and color and shadows are everywhere.

Yesterday I laundered my lace curtains and as I laid them across the table and guess what??

Friday, April 16, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
-- Gandhi

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head. -- Garrison Keillor

Buy land. They've stopped making it.
-- Mark Twain

By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.
-- George Burns

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
-- Mark Twain

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
-- Josh Billings

Amazingly Simple Home Remedies!

1. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.

2. Avoid arguments with the females about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

3. For high blood pressure sufferers ~ simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure on your veins. remember to use a timer.

4. A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

5. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives. then you'll be afraid to cough.

6. You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. if it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. if it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

7. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

And the photos for the day are when someone steals your Kodak moment! Check out the kid with the cell phone behind the girl being photographed!

Don't take life too seriously.....
No one makes it out alive anyway......

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to look up and share your beautiful skies with us! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch Team -- Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and myself. Click on the icon, read/follow the instructions, sign up and share and enjoy the beauty of skies from all over the world.

We have had some of those awesome springtime skies lately and I think my camera may have become permanently attached to my hand -- which is fine with me as it gives me an excuse for not doing anything else!! My son, Adam, may rue the day he gave me his camera two years ago and told me to go have fun!

A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King. ~Emily Dickinson

Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling. ~Walt Whitman

The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius

The clouds,--the only birds that never sleep. ~Victor Hugo

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. -Mark Twain

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. -Sophocles

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. - Virgil A. Kraft

Shrugging of
a cold lethargic
Mrs Rose
and Ms Carnation
in association
Madame Dahlia,
meet in
the colors of spring...

an air
with the
April perfume
they raise
a Tulip toast
blood red wine,
to the curious
bees , moths
and butterflies,
trying the crash the party............
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at April 14, 2010 8:09 PM

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.

The most valuable thing I have learned from life is to regret nothing.
- Somerset Maugham

Your key to freedom lies in your power to control your thoughts.

To teach is to touch a life forever.

A Sad Look at the Economy!

This poor child can't
even afford a pair of decent jeans.
It always seems to be the young
who suffers the most!

Another Victim of the Economy...

and I don't suppose
you noticed that the
'poor little thing'
has no shoes!

A Little Irish Humor for the Day

A good friend of mine sent this to me.

While on vacation in Rome, I noticed a marble column in St. Peter's with a golden telephone on it. As a young priest passed by, I asked who the telephone was for. The priest told me it was a direct line to heaven, and if I'd like to call, it would be a thousand dollars. I was amazed, but declined the offer.

Throughout Italy, I kept seeing the same golden telephone on a marble column. At each, I asked about it and the answer was always the same: It was a direct line to heaven and I could call for a thousand dollars.

Then ?

I finished my tour in Ireland. I decided to attend Mass at a local village church.. When I walked in the door I noticed the golden telephone. Underneath it there was a sign stating: "DIRECT LINE TO HEAVEN: 25 cents." "Father," I said, "I have been all over Italy and in all the cathedrals I visited, I've seen telephones exactly like this one. But the price is always a thousand dollars. Why is it that this one is only 25 cents?"

The priest smiled and said, my friend, you're in Ireland now. It's a local call.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ABC Wednesday - M!

So, are you up to date on the alphabet? Today is the day to check out your
alphabetical skills! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team -- Denise, Roger, Troy, Jay, Gattina, Barb and me, Sylvia. So, click on the icon, sign up and show us what you know about the letter M!

M is for the Marvelous, Merry, Month of May!

For Mountains and Morning Skies!

M is for Magnolias!

M is for Musicians! My drum playing Musician son!

And M is for Mojo the Most and Max who is no longer with us, but remembered with lots of love!

Monday, April 12, 2010

That's My World -- Bird Sanctuary

Share your world with us and enjoy the beauty in other people's world as well.
My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team -- Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and myself! Click on the icon, read/follow the instructions, sign up and enjoy the fun!!

Down at the Golden Gate Park at the Harbor there is a bird/duck sanctuary that I always enjoy visiting and I've been there a lot during the lovely weather we have had lately. One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the watery reflections that make each photo look like an Impressionist painting. I've posted a few of these on Shadow Shot and Weekend Reflections, but I thought I would share some more of them here today. I hope you enjoy them!

Love my upside down friend!

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. Michael Caine

If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck's back.
Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

And I heard one duck say to the other, "Do you think my butt looks too big?"

In a world,
flowing shadows
of terror,
a bulwark
of democracy,
human values,
and freedom.

They sit,
on it,
B. Obama(USA)
and M. Singh(India),
as they
at the Security Summit,
ways to help
who endeavour to
stay afloat.

Their backs
to those
that threaten,
and destroy,
balancing exquisitely,
on those logs

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at April 12, 2010 7:34 PM

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

The tulip's petals shine in dew,
All beautiful, but none alike.
- James Montgomery,

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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