I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pet Pride!

Hey guys! it's time to head on over to Bozo's pad and show what we've been up to this week! So, have your human click on the picture of Bozo, sign you up and let's have some fun! I really need a smile!

The big thing around here was my haircut!!!

Aw, now I'm embarrassed!

Actually, Mojo and I have both been feeling pretty sad because our friend, Max the Tongue got cancer and his Mom and Dad had to have him put down and while we know it was the best thing for Max so he didn't have to suffer anymore, we really miss our good friend!

Mojo has been really down this past week and I've tried to be reallllllly nice to her!

Hope all you guys have had a great week and we'll both be feeling better next week!

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Attention Shadow Sleuths! It's that time again! So click on the icon, sign up and show us marvelous shadows you have tracked down over the week! This, ever-so-much-fun, meme is hosted by Tracy over at Hey Harriet. So confess your addiction and post your prizes for the week!

I'd first like to introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. Canada Goose Butt who have settled into the park at the harbor here and have really been enjoying the the sunshine since their trip south. Remember to click on the shots to embiggen! I seem to have a penchant for duck/geese butts these days! Old age??? Why not? I blame everything else on it!

They're a bit camera shy and wouldn't let me get too close, but there were some lovely tree shadows as well. It is so beautiful at the park these days!

A lovely one I found next door!

Drum roll, please! Here is Sir Sam Schnauzer with the new haircut! Yes, I like him better with more hair, but this is his spring/summer cut!

Now, I realize that you guys are probably getting tired of seeing my various colored glass pieces every week, but I noticed something the other day when the sun suddenly poured through the window. When you just look at the vases etc. you see colored glass, plain and simple, but when the sun shines through them that same colored glass suddenly shows amazingly different textures/patterns that I find fascinating. And that's what makes the shadow shots of them such fun! Ah, the joy of simple pleasures! But perhaps you can see here what I'm talking about.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the icon and join us!

This one is from my zoo trip last spring. There are many ponds there and sometimes the reflections are breathtaking!

This one was taken one evening down at the harbor near our house. I love the path the setting sun leaves on the water!

And another one from the zoo when they were feeding the penguins!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

How time flies when you're having fun! It's time for Sky Watch! Time to share the magnificence of your skies and enjoy the beauty of skies from all over the world! Click on the icon, sign up and join the fun and the beauty.

We had one incredibly beautiful day here earlier this week and I dropped everything, including the laundry and headed for the harbor. I think the skies speak for themselves as usual. Please click on any of the pics to embiggen.

Of what I call God, And fools call Nature. ~ Robert Browning

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
~ Marie Curie

Nature is the art of God. ~ Dante Alighieri

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~ William Shakespeare

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in. ~ George Washington Carver

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

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. ~ George Washington Carver

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Leo Buscaglia

We are each responsible for our own happiness.
Dr. Lee Jampolsky

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Leo Buscaglia

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin

Humor for Wednesday

A FIREMAN came home from work one day and told his wife, 'You know, we have a wonderful system at the fire station: BELL 1 rings and we all put on our jackets, BELL 2 rings and we all slide down the pole, BELL 3 rings and we're on the fire truck ready to go.
From now on when I say BELL 1
I want you to strip naked.
When I say BELL 2
I want you to jump in bed.
And when I say BELL 3
We are going to make love all night.
The next night he came home from work and yelled
BELL 1! The wife promptly took all her clothes off.
When he yelled 'BELL 2!', the wife jumped into bed.
When he yelled 'BELL 3!', they began making love
After a few minutes the wife yelled 'BELL 4!'
What the hell is BELL 4?' asked the husband?
ROLL OUT MORE HOSE,' she replied


Two guys were discussing popular family trends on sex, marriage, and family values.
Stu said, 'I didn't sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?'
Leroy replied, 'I'm not sure, what was her maiden name?

'Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,' the divorce Court Judge said, 'And I've decided to give your wife $775 a week,'
'That's very fair, your honor,' the husband said. 'And every now and then I'll try to send her a few bucks myself.'

While shopping for vacation clothes, my husband and I passed a display of
bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since I had
even considered buying a bathing suit, so sought my husband's advice.
'What do you think?' I asked. 'Should I get a bikini or an all-in-one?'
'Better get a bikini,' he replied. 'You'd never get it all in one.'
He's still in intensive care.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ABC Wednesday - P!

Where's my dictionary!! It's time to Play with the alphabet and the letter of the day is P
ABC is brought to you every week by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Team of Denise, Roger, Jay, Troy, Barb, Gattina and me!

P is for Pear tree!

And P is for Peach Cobbler! Is your mouth watering?

P is for Peppers!

P is for Patio!

P is for Passport!

What you'll need as you are Paddling your way to !!


Monday, May 3, 2010

That's My World!

Time once again to share our worlds! What is wonderful, lovely, funny, interesting, sad, different about your world? That's My World is just the place for you to do just that. This fun meme is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me! Click on the icon, read/follow the directions and sign up to play! You'll be glad that you did!!

We really haven't had any weather to inspire me this week, I have to admit. It's been very rainy, very windy, very gray, but I did manage a few to share with you today. Hopefully, over next week we'll have some sun and I can get some better shots!

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson,

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
~Beverly Nichols

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. ~Tennessee Williams

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran

And this is My World today and everyday!

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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