I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, May 7, 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!!

Sam and I have gotten pretty well settled in and as soon as we did, the rain and gray returned!! But I got a few shots -- my messy desk in the office, colored glass and lace in my bedroom, beautiful tulips on roof and Sam the day before we moved. Then yesterday I was sitting at my desk and glanced at the roof of the apartment building across the street and there was seagull sitting there and looking as though he was checking me out and I managed to get a shot -- through the window!!
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Doug Larson

And a very Happy Mother's Day!!


Friday, May 6, 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! Still settling into the new place, but it is great and I'm so happy to be here. The weather is still junky so I'm still having to depend on older photos! But I promise that as soon as I can find some sunshine and reflections you'll have something new and different to look at! In the meantime here are these reflections from sunnier times -- weather wise that is!!

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Robert Redford

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
e. e. cummings

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

Thursday, May 5, 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 address under the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. We did have a wonderful sunny day earlier this week and these shots were taken on the roof, all four directions! It was awesome! Have a wonderful weekend and may you find beautiful skies wherever, whenever you lift your gaze!

All is connected... no one thing can change by itself.
Paul Hawken

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Aldo Leopold

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
Pat Buckley

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Walking the Dog!!

A woman was flying from Seattle
to San Francisco. Unexpectedly,
the plane was diverted to
Sacramento along the way.
The flight attendant explained
that there would be a delay,
and if the passengers wanted
to get off of the aircraft the
plane would re-board in
50 minutes.
Everybody got off the plane
except one lady who was blind
A man had noticed her as he walked by
and could tell the lady was blind
because her seeing-eye dog lay quietly
underneath the seats in front of her
throughout the entire flight
He could also tell she had flown
this very flight before because
the pilot approached her, and
calling her by name, said,
"Kathy, we are in Sacramento
for almost an hour
Would you like to get off
and stretch your legs?"
The blind lady said, "No thanks,
but maybe Buddy would like
to stretch his legs."
Picture this:
All the people in the gate area
came to a complete standstill
when they looked up and saw
the pilot walk off the plane
with a seeing-eye dog! The pilot
was even wearing sunglasses
People scattered. They not
only tried to change planes,
but they were trying to
change airlines! True story.....
Have a great day and remember....

Beer Talking????

Janice was enjoying a quiet evening with her husband, Tim, when he suddenly says, "I love you."

"Is that you or the beer talking?"she asks him. 

He replies,
"It's me............. talking to the beer."
 And the funny, sweet pics for the day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ABC Wednesday - P!

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!
Pardon me, Pals! Put down whatever you're Pretending to be Playing with! It's the P Day and not just here in the Pacific northwest! And you don't need a Pacifier -- Playing with the alphabet is all you need! You don't even need to be Paid and you can work in your Pajamas! Don't Panic and turn Pale, no one's looking! So grab a Pail of Paint and start Planning and Painting a P Pageant before we head for Paris to Play in the Park, watch the Partridges Patter around while we enjoy some delightful French Pancakes! In case you didn't notice, I am Pooped having just moved to my Perfect new apartment! And here are my Ps for the Day!!  A Purple pot, Pumpkins, Pig, Puffy Pink clouds, Perfect view, Posies, Pretty Puppies!  All mine, so suck it up, Lord Google!

Monday, May 2, 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?  I've been in my new place for a day and a half and it's wonderful!! Another look at the view from my office and  a couple of quick peeks  at my "unfinished" office and bedroom! I'm really pleased they're coming along as well as they are! Adam and Amber spent the afternoon here adding to the fun!  It has been a great move in many different ways!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan

Know how to live the time that is given you.
Dario Fo

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Arnold Bennett

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Happiness and a fulfilling life are always possible when you forgive and follow your dreams.  

Lee Jampolsky

After two sunny, perfect moving days, the pouring rain returned today! But guess what? It doesn't look nearly as grim and depressing from 5 floors up!!

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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