I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 3, 2010

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!

I'm not even going to mention the weather this week, but I'm sure you get the message! But I still played around anyway -- in a shadowy respect, you understand!

Mojo was dreaming about last summer and wondering when she can go swimming again!

And I was thinking about a sunny, warm deck, a glass of something refreshing and a good book!

I got a new vase for the flowers I hope to have later and in what weak sunlight we had for a few minutes I got this shot and thought the texture of the glass top table on the vase shadow was really interesting! That dark shadow is the folded up umbrella!

And the good, old favorite -- blue!

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, July 2, 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/

Well, surprise, surprise, it was back to gray and gloomy this week! But it's July and USUALLY that's when the sun comes and hangs out for a while. So far no one seems to have informed the sun that it's July! But I did what I could with the few hours of sun that we had.

I caught this reflection of our deck and the trees across the alley, in the window over the stairway that leads to the basement.

And this is a reflection on the glass top table of some clouds and the folded umbrella -- obviously that wasn't needed!

And the colored reflection of a new vase -- empty of flowers for now, but not for long!

And last but not least, a glimpse of my favorite place at the park.

Thursday, July 1, 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!

We've had lots of interesting white clouds and formations this week -- when it wasn't raining, and it's been fun to try and capture the most interesting or dramatic ones.

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark. ~ Anonymous

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted. ~ Aesop, Greek fabulist

It is never too late to be what we might have been . ~ George Eliot

Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down. ~ Sara June Parker

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

One Day Employment

So after landing my new job as a Wal-Mart greeter,
A good find for many retirees, I lasted less than a day...

About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud,
Unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.
I said pleasantly, 'Good morning and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?'
The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say,
"No, they ain't twins. The oldest one's 9, and the other one's 7.
Why the h*#l would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or stupid?'
So I replied,
'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am, I just couldn't believe someone slept with you twice. Have a good day and thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart.'

My supervisor said I probably wasn't cut out for this line of work.

A Little Humor for the Day







Off to the car wash again ---

Gotta keep my nice car clean!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ABC Wednesday - X!

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! Today is the X day -- you know, like in X marks the spot!

X is for Xanadu! A beautiful island you can visit!

Or if you're an Olivia Newton John fan, you can watch Xanadu, the movie!

If you're musically inclined perhaps you could make some music for us on a Xylophone!

Photos today are courtesy of Google/Clip Art.

Monday, June 28, 2010

That's My World!

And how is your world this week? What is it about your world that you love, enjoy, wish you could change?? That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Click on the icon and share your world with others from all over Our World!

The weather in Seattle this week has been good, bad and everything in between, but there's always much to be grateful for and I am -- even though sometimes I have to look a little harder than usual! Hey, keeps me on my toes!

Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
~ Charles Schulz

When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled senile. ~ George Burns

Life is nothing without friendship. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

While we are postponing, life speeds by. ~ Seneca

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. ~ Martin H. Fischer

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. ~ Albert Camus

Sunday, June 27, 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!

Since she had been taken aboard the ship by her stepfather, the lovely
mermaids had been her only company. Soon she'd join them, swim away.

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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