I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, February 26, 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 another week of "iffy" weather! Some snow, lots of cold, temps in the teens and then a little lovely sunshine and blue skies! Nothing like variety! Right???  Well, when it gets really bad we can always have a sip of brandy while we wait for the sun to make another visit!! Help yourselves -- I left it on the windowsill!!

Friday, February 25, 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 and I am still looking forward to having something to chase besides old photos soon!!!

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore
Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin

Thursday, February 24, 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. Well, it was a little bit of everything again this week. We had some wonderful, clear blue skies over the weekend although it was quite cold. I got some shots of the setting moon early on a couple of mornings. We're being threatened with snow today -- but who knows what the reality will be?????  Anyway, I was looking for some humor to brighten my day today as far as quotes are concerned! Hope you get a smile, a giggle or chuckle! Have a wonderful weekend!

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Jim Carrey
By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Mark Twain
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
Erma Bombeck

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
W. C. Fields

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
H. L. Mencken

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down.

Sara June Parker

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

George Washington Carver


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.

How do you know when it is time to "hang up the car keys"?
A picture is worth a thousand words!

Remember Hollywood Squares Way Back When???

These great questions and answers are from the days when the Hollywood
 Squares game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now.
Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.

Q. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat? A. Paul Lynde:   Loneliness!          (The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up 
almost 15 minutes of the show!) 

Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough..

If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

 True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

 You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman? A.  Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married? A. Rose Marie: No wait until morning.

 Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

 In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

 What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.

 As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking? A.  Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never  forget.  
 Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

 Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year? A... Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

 In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A.  Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

 During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie:  Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.

 Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls? A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

 When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

 If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to? A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

 According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people? A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

 It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it? A. Paul  Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected..

Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he  trying to do? A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

 Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A.  Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex? A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him

 Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they? A.  Charley Weaver: His feet.

 According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ABC Wednesday - F!

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!
I'm already worn out having written the introduction for the F word -- oh, dear! That sounds bad, doesn't it?? Well, you know what I mean! Well, I hope you do! Anyway, here are my own, proper F words for the day! F is for, Ferry, Fine Food, Flaming skies, Fall, Family, Fingers, Flowers and Flamingos!!
I managed once again to get along without His Majesty Google although I am glad he's off paternity leave!!

Monday, February 21, 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?  It has been windy and really cold, BUT! Blue skies and lots of sun for the past couple of days. A blogging friend from California, Linnea at http://photoblogista.blogspot.com/, was here in Seattle and we went photo hunting together! We headed for the Sound! Amazing, but people were having great fun in the water and on on boats in spite of the rough sea and the cold! What a great day! So, this is what I'm sharing with you today! And it all started with getting this shot of a setting moon on Saturday morning!

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
George Washington

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
Bill Cosby

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington

A first breath of spring!
Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.
Will Rogers
Another blogging friend, Sally, http://www.chickendanceranch.com/ and I met this young lady earlier this week!  She was waiting for her "owner" who was having a cup of coffee in a nearby coffee shop! Seems she accompanies him everywhere in the front seat of his pick-up! Amazing the things we find in our world once we start looking, isn't it?  She was a friendly one, though and posed for pictures!!
And finally, a lovely end to a beautiful, fun day!!
God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, February 20, 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!

Shaking all over she left his office and entered the empty hall. Freedom!
Who knew what was beyond that door, but she knew she could do it!

And for one of the few lighter looks at the pic of the day -- welcome my friend from Mumbai!

On your mark, go! Those who skate to the far end without stopping for pizza and icecream outside open doors, will be awarded a special prize!

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're dreaming, looking for SPRING???  Where is it?? When is it going to arrive??? We are both so tired of cold and rain!!!! We want some flowers and colors and SUNSHINE!!!
We're wishing for some spring and sun for you, too!!!

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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