I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 29, 2011

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 link under the blog title and sign up to play!! And, yes, more RAIN!! I did try to find some sunny pics!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!  We had the same come-and-go sun this week and none of it enough or for long enough to be able to catch any reflections! SO --- yeah, last week's actions all over again. Hope you all have a lovely weekend with SUN!

We hear nothing so clearly as what comes out of silence.  — David James Duncan

There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.
-Edith Wharton

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
-Ron Wild

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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 and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up.  Just like last week, we actually had blue skies, lovely, puffy white clouds and SUN!!! They seem to be scheduled for Wednesday these days! And again the skies began to change as the afternoon slipped by and ended like this one.

Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.  — Will Rogers

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.  -- Mark Twain

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.  — Will Rogers

Always drink upstream from the herd.  — Will Rogers

The problem ain't what people know. It's what people know that ain't so that's the problem.
Will Rogers

If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Congress?  — Will Rogers

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Wish for All of You

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final goodbye.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.

Interesting Stuff!

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. 
Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented.  It was ruled 'Gentlemen 
Only...Ladies Forbidden' . . and thus, the word GOLF entered 
into the English language. 

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. 
Coca-Cola was originally green.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska 

 The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% 
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% 

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400 

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000 

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.. 
The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs -Alexander, the Great , Diamonds, Julius Caesar 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, 
the person died in battle.  If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes 

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence  on July 4, John Hancock 
and Charles Thomson.  Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later. 

You can't kiss your elbow. 

Feeling wiser? 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ABC Wednesday - B!

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, Leslie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me!

By the way, guess what? What a Blast! It's the B Day! Get out the Balloons and let's see what a Ball we can have! No time to play Ball you understand or Backgammon! We can have some Background music in the Ballroom and how about some Beef Stroganoff  or a BLT while we work? Don't worry about a Bellyache! This is a Beautiful letter! We can Bring in the Banjos and a Bagpipe, put together a Band and By the way, how about some Bubbly? That always helps Business! I want to see how Brilliant you can Be ! So B Brave and forge ahead, Barefoot down the Beach at the Bay and Begin our Business for the day! And By the way, no Bleeding heart Bull stuff, OK? I Bid you Bye Bye as I Blithely head out across the Bridge with my Basset Hound and a Banana on the way to Barcelona!! And here are my B words for the day! Beautiful flowers, Bald Eagle, Band, Beach, Blue Roses, Buildings and a Boat!

And this week all the photos except the eagle are MINE! The eagle pic was sent to me by a friend of my daughter, Kerith.  I obviously just love to take pics of B words!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

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. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! 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?  Well, after a few hours of glorious sun and blue skies -- all of them during the time that I had an appointment, was on the bus, was preparing dinner etc. -- well, you get the picture -- no chance for photography. So, back to the files and some wonderful reminiscing of sunnier times!!

Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago. 
Will Rogers

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
Will Rogers

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to "Somebody Else."
Will Rogers

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make one out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a Crook or a Martyr. 
Will Rogers

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
George Carlin

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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 link under the title 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!

The police had called off the search as the fog thickened. We stayed, staring at
the bridge where we had seen her last. Why? Only silence.

And here is my partner in crime from Mumbai!

We told them not to leave this gap. Now the drunk guy has driven straight through into the water; he thought it's a shortcut to the bridge.
Posted by Ugich Konitari 

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! We'll be waiting for you!!

Can you tell that we can't wait for spring?? Where is the sunshine????  But I can remember what sunny days are like and feel like! See!! I'm panting!! And there's my shadow!!

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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