I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 10, 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!!

Hey, man, you need to go to the groomer's again! Your eyebrows are really bushy! Next thing you know you'll be running into the wall!!

I can see just fine, Mojo!!

Yeah, then why did you almost fall down the stairs this morning? Oh, never mind! I need a nap!

Thought for the Evening

Be aware of all that you are. Trust who speaks to you through your heart. Take loving actions and know that you do not walk alone.

Dr. Lee Jampolsky

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. 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 does help to have some sunshine! And this week we got a LOT!! I went around blinking in the unaccustomed brightness! But I did blink with camera in hand and, of course, had to play a bit!

This was an anniversary gift many years ago in Spain. It's been packed away for some time, so today I decided to let it have a little sunshine, too!

This is the biggest African Violet I've ever seen! I've had to re-pot it three times this year!

Color and lace!

And my web-footed friend, Sir Daffy Duck!

Enjoy your sunshine and have a lovely weekend!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thought for the Evening

Free yourself from hatred.
Free your mind from worries.
Live simply.
Give more and demand less.
Expect miracles.

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/

It was so gorgeous and warm here yesterday and, of course, I went to play with my watery friends. See the wonderful blue water of the Sound in the distance?

It was actually a little too early to get some of the best shots, but the crowds had already begun to pack the park and beaches next to the Bird Sanctuary, so I got what I could while I could!

Thursday, July 8, 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!

After days and days of gray skies and chilly temps -- including the 4th of July, the weather did it's usual thing! On Monday, July 5, brilliant blue skies suddenly appeared and tomorrow it's supposed to be 90 degrees! And while we're overjoyed to see the sun and the warm temps, I have to admit that all blue can be a bit boring to photograph. So, here are some skies from last week that have a little more personality!

Nature is a revelation of God; Art is a revelation of man.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
~ Author unknown

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day. ~ William Law

In summer, the song sings itself.
~ William Carlos Williams

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz

And this was today!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Old Age Humor?????

1. Sag, you're It.
2. Hide and go pee.
3. 20 questions shouted into your good ear.
4. Kick the bucket.
5. Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over.
6. Musical recliners.
7. Simon says - something incoherent.
8. Pin the Toupee on the bald guy.

1. You sell your home heating system at a yard sale.
2. You have to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them.
3. You change your underwear after a sneeze.

1. Going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.
2. You don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have
to go a long.
3. Getting a little action means you don't need fiber today.
4. Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.
5. An all-nighter means not getting up to pee!

Thoughts for the week:
Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press
'Ctr- Alt- Delete' and start all over?
If raising children was going to be easy, it never would have started with
something called 'labor!'
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die
of natural causes..

Garden Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed
and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the
ground easily, it was a valuable plant.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world
is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole
box to start a campfire?
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze
these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out?'
Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there? I'm gonna
eat the next thing that comes outta its butt.'
Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if he's going to
look up there anyway?

Oh, I think this is gonna hurt!!!!

Do you ever wonder sometimes why you visit my blog? What can I say??? It's just one of those days!!
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ABC Wednesday - Y!

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! Yippee! Yes, it's the Y Day! Are You ready to find lots of Ys for the day?

Y is for You and Yesterday -- You know when You were Young! Before everything got Yucky! Y is for Yellow roses from Your Yard! Y is for Yarn so You can knit lots of sweaters to wear when You go camping and stay in a Yurt in Yellowstone! Y is for Yoga and the downward dog pose -- if Mojo can do it, so can You! So, no more Yearning for things you don't have like a Yacht! Just say Yes to lots of fun in the sun!

Monday, July 5, 2010

That's My World!

It's my second blogaversary! Wow! did this one slip up on me! Thanks to all of you! You've made it a wonderful two years!

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!

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~ e.e. cummings

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

A flower is an educated weed. ~ Luther Burbank

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thoughts, Wisdom, Love of Country

Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let man label you as they may.
Mark Twain

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
Moshe Dayan

He loves his country best who strives to make it best.
Robert Green Ingersoll

He who loves not his country, can love nothing.
Lord Byron

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Abraham Lincoln

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.
Hamilton Fish

To all my wonderful blogging friends, I'm going to drop out of sight for a couple of days. Hope you all have a wonderful, fun 4th of July!

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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