I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mubai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get you human to click on The Man's pic and sign you up! We'll be waiting for you!!

It's getting late! Where's my Dad!

The sun is shining, when's Mom coming home to take me out to play?

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. It does help to have some sunshine! We HAD some!! Ah, well!!! This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the icon, sign up and show us how clever you are!

It was back to gray today so I didn't get all the shots I wanted to and had to depend mainly on my archive! What would I do without something to complain about???? Day before yesterday it was lovely and I headed for the bird Sanctuary as usual and as usual, my turtle friends, a sleepy duck and one upside down duck were waiting for me! Do click on the photos to enlarge, the critters look so much better then!

And a fairly new, young duck put in an appearance, too!

My favorite lounge chair on the deck for reading leaves an interesting pattern shadow, I think.

And, of course, can't have a Shadow Shot day without a toast to color!

Friday, June 25, 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! If the icon doesn't work here is the address and you can click on it instead: http://newtowndailyphoto.blogspot.com/

Lovely sunny skies the past couple of days so I headed for my favorite place! Forgive me if I seem repetitive, I just love watching these little guys and the pictures in the water always amaze me. Do click on the photos for a better look.

The water you see beyond the pond is Puget Sound.

One of my favorite little guys!

When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
Austin O'Malley

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the icon and sign up today!

The sun returned in all it's glory today and helped me see the beauty and the blessings that I enjoy each and every day!

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

Dreams are necessary to life. ~ Anais Nin

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

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

The healthiest response to life is joy. ~ Deepak Chopra

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
~ James Matthew Barrie

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Great Visit!

As some of you know Susan and Thom were both here in Seattle last week. I had hoped to be able to spend more time with them and Quilly, but there was one problem after another where transportation was concerned. We did, however, get to spend some time together at my house. Susan's daughter, D, got a great shot of the three of us and Sam Schnauzer and I wanted to share that with you! It was so great to finally meet Susan and her kids and to see Thom again! Hope we can do it again one of these days!

And a Little Humor for the Day!


Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement - not even her parent's nasty divorce.

Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!

A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new, young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother!

Jennifer asked her father's new young wife to exchange it, but she refused. ''Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it,'' she replied.

Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, ''Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day.''

A few days later, they went shopping, and did find another gorgeous dress for her mother.

When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, ''Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it."

Her mother just smiled and replied, ''Of course I do, dear.....I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.''

My kind of woman!

Oh, and I don't want to brag or make anybody jealous or anything, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ABC Wednesday - W!

Got your dictionary out? You ready to play with the letters? It's that time again! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team of Denise, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me! And today is the W Day! Hear those Whispers about the Weather and how beautiful it is in Washington and how people there still live in Wigwams? Don't pay too much attention to those, but do jump in your Wagon, Women, men and kids and play with us today!

W is for Wonderful, Watery World!

W is for Whidbey Island in Washington!

W is for Waterfall!

And W is for Winter! Brrrrrrr!!

Do have a Wild, Wonderful Week! Don't Work too hard! Enjoy some Wine this evening and here's hoping you have a Winning lottery ticket! Works for me!

Monday, June 21, 2010

That's My World!

It's time once again to share some of the many things that make up your world! That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Click on the icon, sign up and show us your world.

The rain and gray skies have returned and it's been difficult to find anything very new to photograph in my world for right now. Have to admit that the gloomy weather has gotten to me this time. I did have a reason to take another look at how much our friends contribute to our lives, to our world. So, forgive the repeats of any photos and enjoy the words about friendship.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. - Elizabeth Foley

If one is estranged from oneself, then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others. - Anne Morrow Lindberg

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. - Bertrand Russell

True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value. - Ben Jonson

Friendship is a sheltering tree. - Samuel Coleridge

Sunday, June 20, 2010

MicroFiction Monday

>Susan at Stony River Farm hosts Microfiction Monday. She posts a picture and you compose a story in 140 characters. You can click on the icon to get further instructions. To help you along she has posted a wonderful link that counts your characters for you! How great is that! You can get the counter at Design 215.

This meme is easy and it's fun! Thanks, Susan for hosting.

And here's the picture for the day!

It's bird, it's a plane? It's Super Fish!
Come on Bud, a Lazy Dog I may be, but not
a stupid one! That's more than I can say about you!

Goodbye to a Dear Friend

My great blogging friend, Bobbie of Almost There, died on Saturday. I will miss her.
She was passionate about so many of the same things that I am. She was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother and friend and she will be missed. The good thing is that she is now with the love of her life, her husband Ralph, who I know was waiting for her with arms outstretched -- together again and this time for always.

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mubai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get you human to click on The Man's pic and sign you up! We'll be waiting for you!!

What's that? Sunshine? No way! Look again!

It is sunshine! We had sunshine yesterday! Look! There are shadows!! I'm so excited! Mojo didn't believe it!

OK, OK, so it is sunshine and just how long do you think it'll hang around?

She was right, today it's gray and grim again. I'm going back to bed!

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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