I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 4, 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. 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!

The sun has come and gone, returned and left again, but I found a few shadows! There was a really tall, long-legged broad hanging around for whatever reason. With Fall approaching there is a shifting of the places in the house where the sun shines, I found colored shadows on the floor and on the walls, some watery looking ones and a real watery one from the Sanctuary. I do have fun playing with the collage! And you can see the pics better by clicking on them to embiggen them!

Have a terrific weekend everybody!

Friday, September 3, 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/
Fall is definitely tiptoeing around the edges here in the Seattle area, you can feel it in the air, see it in the skies, different colors beginning to put in an appearance. But whatever, it's still lovely!

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

Thursday, September 2, 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!

Hope everyone has had a good week! Things here in Seattle have been good, lots of beautiful skies as always and, as always, I spend a lot of time walking around with my head in the clouds -- as you can see here today!!

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream. - Bern Williams

Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read. — Mark Twain

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
— Mark Twain

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. — Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain

Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.
— Mark Twain

The Fifth : (On just recalling some fuss being made over Pres Obama's religion and background...)

Some dark,
some light,
many black and white,
all mixed up and grey;
The blue
of a peaceful sky
bears all these
and more.

an ill wind,
passes by
snidely nudging
about where
they come from.

And the Sun,
only shining constant
through a cloud,
winks at another one,
so many countries,
so many seas,
so many rivers,
so much evaporation,
thanks to me.....

Regardless of
what religion
and color the water was,
are just
great big lumps
of pure
water vapour
shade, and rain
as they wander and stop
across countries,
in their journey through life ......
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at September 2, 2010 8:22 PM

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thoughts for the Evening

When we believe we should judge and punish ourselves for every mistake, we give ourselves little room to grow. ~ Lee Jampolsky

No greater art to be mastered rivals the ability to trust and to give fully to another person.
~ Lee Jampolsky

National Holy Crap, You're Hot Day!

Another priceless piece from my 89 year old friend, Fran!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ABC Wednesday - G!

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: Denise, Annelie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me! Today is the G Day! And first of all I want to send Good wishes to our friend and team member, Troy! Hope you're feeling Great soon, Troy! And Greetings to you all! Are you ready ladies and Gentlemen! Are you Grateful to be a part of this Great Group that we play with each week? Terrific! So Gather round and enjoy a Giggle or two and I Guarantee you'll be Glad you did!

So, how about these for the day? G is for a Group of colorful pictures of Golden skies and Gauzy clouds, Gulls and a Goose, for Green Grass and Green trees! A colorful Garden and a Golden Glass for a sip of wine to make you Giddy!

Monday, August 30, 2010

That's My World!

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! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for? You can click on the photos to embiggen and get a better look!

Fall is definitely in the air here in Seattle. Hard to believe that yet another year is drawing to a close -- I'm quite sure since I turned 70 seven years ago that I've been having two birthdays a year! How else could I have possibly gotten this OLD??? Ah, well, it could all be so much worse, I have my health in spite of crappy knees, I still only need glasses to read or work on the computer, I haven't lost my sense of humor, my kids are doing well and I have all of you wonderful blogging friends to help me fill the days/nights with so much fun and laughter. And, no, that's still not all there is to my world and looking back I'd thought I'd share a few things from the last year in my world! Jeez! where did all of this come from? More proof of my big mouth!! And as for humor, well, no one does that better than Mark Twain!

History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. — Mark Twain

Mojo on Whidbey Island, fetching her "stick"??????

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. — Mark Twain

And our deck, where I spend so many wonderful hours!

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
— Mark Twain

The harbor from the overlook and a beautiful Fall day!

Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponent will do it for you. — Mark Twain

I'm sure you recognize my friends here!

Ah, smell that fragrance? The Lavender Festival!!

If we were supposed to talk more than listen we would have been given two mouths and one ear. — Mark Twain

Sunday, August 29, 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!

Hey, Dude, pull over, this is it!
This is what?
What we've been looking for since 1960! Look at the sign, man! Coolville!
Go back to sleep!

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!!

I can't believe Dad is gone again! And this time for four days!!! And Mom's bed is too small for Sam and me and her!! I wish Sam would sleep in his own bed!!

I hate to see her so sad, but I sure will be glad when her Dad gets back and she doesn't have to sleep with Mom and me. I'm sooooooo tired! Tossing and turning all night!

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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