I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 11, 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!

I had fun playing with the camera and some new colored glass as well as the usual. I will be away from home most of the weekend, but I will comment on your blogs as soon as possible! Have a wonderful weekend and a terrific Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Friday, September 10, 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/
It's been a really busy week, with a lot of "stuff" going on! I'll be gone for the weekend, but I'll try to check in as often as possible to comment. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 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!

Hasn't been the best of weeks, but the skies never fail to soothe with their ever changing beauty and colors! I will be away for most of the weekend, but will visit as many of you as possible before I leave. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your world and your skies!!

Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog, you learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it. — Mark Twain

When I was fifteen, I couldn't believe how stupid my father was. When I was twenty-one I couldn't believe how smart my father had gotten in such a short time.
— Mark Twain

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
— Mark Twain

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
— Mark Twain

80 percent of life is showing up.
— Mark Twain

A historian who would convey the truth must lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his reader would not be able to see it.
— Mark Twain

If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
— Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thoughts for the Evening

Where holding a grudge chains you to unhappiness, giving the gift of forgiveness sets you free. ~ Lee Jampolsky

Being happy has nothing to do with how much you have, and everything to do with how grateful you are for what you do have. ~ Lee Jampolsky

Laughs for the Day!

These were sent to me by another good friend and they're too funny not to share!

Heaven is Where:
The Police are British,
The Chefs are Italian,
The Mechanics are German,
The Lovers are French and
It's all organized by the Swiss.

Hell is Where:
The Police are German,
The Chefs are British,
The Mechanics are French,
The Lovers are Swiss and
It's all organized by the Italians.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ABC Wednesday - H!

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! Hey, the Holiday is over and Hard as it is we Have to get back to work -- no Haggling or Half-cocked excuses! It's the H day! So climb out of the Hammock! If I were there I'd give you a Hand up. But I'm not, so no Hesitation, give us a Happy smile, comb your Hair, run down the Hall, grab your Harmonica and be my Hero for the day and just maybe we can go on a Hayride later to that Haunted House on the Hill.

And Here are my H words for the day! H is for .... Hot Air Balloon, Happy Dog, Hippo, Harbor, Hydrangeas and Heavenly clouds and skies!

Monday, September 6, 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!

We've had good, bad and indifferent weather this week, which is as I'm sure you've noticed pretty much the norm for the northwest! That's not a complaint though, just a fact. And this is my world for this week! Fun as always, beautiful as always and I'm so fortunate -- as always!

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing, it was here first. — Mark Twain

This fellow was flying over our house a couple of times and I had to get a shot or two of it!

If everyone was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes. — Mark Twain

One more beautiful day at the beach!

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. — Mark Twain

A fun trip to Pike's Market!

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. — Mark Twain

I love to buy my veggies there! Beautiful and delicious!

Of course, no man is entirely in his right mind at any time. — Mark Twain

And another gorgeous sunset to wind down a perfect day!

Don't dream your life, but live your dream. — Mark Twain

And I do try to do just that, Mr. Twain!

Sunday, September 5, 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!

What did she tell me? Ride the waves? I think she got it backwards!
These waves are going to ride me. And where's the life preserver? Uh oh!

140 letters

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!!

Food?? Did you say something about FOOD?!

Hmmpp! I didn't think you were interested in food when your Dad is gone!

Different this time -- he's visiting his sister and I don't have to worry about her moving to Seattle!! Now, where's the food?

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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