I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, February 19, 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!! A little sun, not much, but enough to build hopes as we wait breathlessly for spring and glorious sunshine!!

A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.
Sara Teasdale

Friday, February 18, 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're still playing hide and seek with the sun these days, but I spent more time browsing through my files than trying to chase a few new reflections -- I am looking forward to having something to chase soon!!!

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
 Sam Keen

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs

Think deeply, speak gently, love much, laugh often, work hard, give freely, pay promptly, be kind!
Author Unknown

Thursday, February 17, 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. We've had a little of everything, as usual, I took these a couple of nights ago over a period of about 15 minutes! First a vapor trail following the jet by the moon, subtle change and then curly remainders of the trail, and the gradually changing skies as the sun went down. It was, as always, awesome! Hope you enjoy!

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Mark Twain

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Albert Camus
And from my friend in Mumbai!!

The shy sky bride,
from a
winter trip
from her maternal
her hair,
with silver
flakes and drops
but shining
as the sun slowly emerges
in the blue,
now at her new marital home....

The in-laws
amazing warmth,
a mild sun,
fluffy clouds,
an aroma of flowers,
a special piece
of modern jewelery ....

A Charm bracelet
offered by
in welcome formation,
in honor of
the new bride....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at February 17, 2011 7:02 PM

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
 Marian Anderson

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.  Margaret B. Runbeck

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
Mohandas Gandhi

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson


Witticisms of Ignorance

It 's not whether you win or lose,
but how you place the blame.
You are not drunk  
if you can lie on the floor 
without holding on.

We have enough youth.

How about a fountain of "smart"?

 The original point and click interface  
was a Smith & Wesson.
A fool and his money  can throw one heck of a party.
when blondes have more fun do they know it?
Five days a week my body is a temple. 
The other two it's an amusement park.
 Money isn't everything, 
but it sure keeps the kids in touch.
 Don't Drink and Drive You might hit a bump and spill something.
 If at first you don't succeed 
skydiving is not for you.
Reality is only an illusion 
that occurs due to a lack of alcohol.
Time's fun when you're having flies.
......Kermit the Frog
We are born naked, wet and hungry. 
Then things get worse.
 Red meat is not bad for you  Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.
Ninety-nine percent of all lawyers 
give the rest a bad name.
<> One good thing about Alzheimer's is  
you get to meet new people every day.
Xerox and Wurlitzer will merge 
to produce reproductive organs.
Alabama  state motto:  

At least we're not Mississippi
The latest survey shows that
three out of four people make
up 75% of the population
"You know why a banana is like a politician?"
"When he first comes in he is green, then he turns yellow and then he's rotten."
"I think Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we could identify their corporate sponsors."
Last Minute Information!!!

I  became confused when I heard the word "Service" used with these agencies:

Internal Revenue  
'Service' U.S. Postal  'Service' Telephone 'Service' Cable TV 'Service'  State, City, County & Public 'Service' Customer 'Service' 
This is not what I thought 
'Service' meant.
But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to 'Service' a few cows.

BAM!!!  It all came into focus.  Now I understand what all those agencies are doing to us.   
You are now as enlightened as I am.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABC Wednesday - E!

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! And guess what? It's that day again!
Each and Every Eager  blogger, open your Eyes and lend me your Ears!  It's the E Day! Remember, the Early bird Earns the worm -- or whatever!! I have a chocolate Éclair for today's winners -- yes, Even in this Economy, Exquisite prizes are Essential for the Elite group. We're here till the End of the day, no Escape! This is an Excellent Exercise that needs no Explanation. Expect good things to happen when you Explore and Express your feelings about the ABCs! Are you Excited? Everyone, Everywhere, Exhibit your Excitement about the letter E for the day!! And here are my E words that Ensure Enlightenment -- Evolving Evening, Enjoy an Excellent Entre, Experience Excitement Every birthday, Educate the young, visit the Elephants! Excitement and Exploration is the best way to Expand your life!
Oh, yes! Lord Google is still on paternity leave!!  All the photos are mine!

Monday, February 14, 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? Oh, yes! I'm still depending on my files to show you my world in better times! And wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day in your world! I hope you enjoy a view from my seaplane adventure a couple years ago -- a birthday present from my son, there's a trip to Pikes Market again, this time for some sidewalk music and gorgeous flowers, happy flamingos at the animal park and a look at Seattle from across the harbor!

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
Benjamin Franklin
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Benjamin Franklin

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Benjamin Franklin

Sunday, February 13, 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!

One more Valentine's Party like all the rest. He was still the odd man out.
Wonder where that river went? Wherever, be better than here!

And from Mumbai!!  Drum roll, please!

Wonder how these four will react when they find out I am not George, but Linda, doing this as a challenge! Maybe I'll blog about it later!

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at February 13, 2011 7:07 PM

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!!
We hope all of you have lots of treats and hugs and kisses for your Valentine's Day!

Sam and Mojo

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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