I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 18, 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 did miss you guys last weekend! Thanks so much to those of you who found my post in spite of my not being able to sign in as I didn't have access to a computer or the internet. But I did have fun with my camera! My friend has such an incredible home and such a fantastic view and she helped me get some wonderful shots of Seattle from places I had never been! There wasn't a lot of sunshine, but I managed to find a few shadowy captures once I got home.

Friday, September 17, 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/
I had a great four days with a friend of mine here in Seattle. She has an incredible home, high on a hill with a house and a view to die for! I want to share a few with you today.

This is a reflection of a part of the living room as well as the house across the street in the windows that extend across the entire back of the house.

This is a corner of the deck that surrounds her swimming pool. We had some lovely skies and you can see a tiny reflection of the blue sky/clouds on the top of the small silver lamp. I just loved this corner beside her swimming pool.

Sunlight on the water!

Reflections at the beach!

Thursday, September 16, 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!

I had a great time at my friend's house last weekend and got lots of pictures although the weather wasn't the very best, the view from her house is totally awesome. And she loves to get out and run around even though she's nine years older than I am. She took me to some great places around the city and I want to share those with you today.

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. — Mark Twain

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. — Mark Twain

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. — Mark Twain

This one is a little blurry because I was trying to zoom in to be able to catch the lenticular clouds over Mt Rainier, but if you click to embiggen you can get an idea of what they look like.

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. — Mark Twain

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain

The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop. — Mark Twain

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. — Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

For one week, go out of your way to give cheerfully. ~ Lee Jampolsky

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at September 15, 2010 8:58 PM

a lady
dressed to the nines,
tiara-ed in silver,
high on heels,
on the rise
in their narrow world,
glass glistening
in the sun, they stand
at the skyline.

the sky,
the clouds,
the land
and minds
are richer
for the
colors of warmth
in a neighborly smile,
colors of shades
of green
on a hot day,
house windows
brushing aside branches
tickling them,
so many
black and brown
on white
picket fence houses
of unique
shapes and sizes
that make this world
colorful place......

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other. ~ Alan Alda

Some Humor for Wednesday!

I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS! Except that one where you're naked in church.

Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!

My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

Welcome to Utah
Set your watch back 20 years.

I may be schizophrenic,
But at least I have each other.

I am a Nobody.
Nobody is Perfect.
Therefore I am Perfect.

Five million people,
Fifteen last names.

I'm not your type.
I'm not inflatable.

Dyslexics Have More Fnu.

Sometimes I even put it in the food.

When you work here,
You can name your own salary.
I named mine, "Fred".

Money isn't everything,
But it sure keeps the kids in touch.

Reality is only an illusion
That occurs due to a lack of alcohol.

I like cats too.
Let's exchange recipes.

I am having an out-of-money experience.

As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway,
his car phone rang.
Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him,
"Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car
going the wrong way on 280 Interstate.
Please be careful!"

"It's not just one car," said Herman. "It's hundreds of

Don't sweat the petty things.
Don't pet the sweaty things.

Corduroy pillows are making headlines!

I want to die while asleep like my grandfather,
Not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.

A very tired nurse walks into a bank, totally exhausted after an 18-hour shift.
Preparing to write a check, she pulls a rectal thermometer out of her purse
and tries to write with it. When she realizes her mistake,she looks at the flabbergasted teller, and without missing a beat, she says:
'Well, that's great....that's just great.... Some asshole's got my pen!'

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday - I!

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! And I am here to remind you that today is the I Day! Isn't this an Ideal way to Identify the letter I? No time to be Idle and I certainly hope that none of you are Ill! Not that I would get Irritable with you for not Illustrating, Illuminating this wonderful letter for the day, because I can just Imagine the wonderful Illustrations you're going to fill your I post with!! And here are mine!

I is for Ice cream and for the Icing on a delicious cake! I is for Icicles, for an Icy table top! And for a cute and colorful Iguana.

The icy, cold Is are my photos, the yummy looking Icing, Ice Cream and the colorful green Iguana are courtesy of Google!

Monday, September 13, 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!

As you may know, I was gone all weekend and with limited access to the internet so I'm still playing catch up! It's been pretty drab the past week, but subtle changes are happening as fall noses into the northwest. These are some shots from last
fall when the colors were so spectacular -- and they will be again a little later.
So, I hope you enjoy a glimpse of my autumn world and more Mark Twain. I do think the man was genius and a very insightful one at that.

I got some pretty good shots while I was visiting a friend this weekend.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
— Mark Twain

Mount Ranier at sunset.

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. — Mark Twain

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.
— Mark Twain

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. — Mark Twain

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. — Mark Twain

God created war so that Americans would learn geography. — Mark Twain

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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