I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 4, 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!! Yep, same old, same old -- BUT! Saturday, Sunday and Monday are supposed to be sunny all day! Hopefully, I can catch something new for you guys to look at!!!
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow
Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson
Change in all things is sweet.
Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher

Friday, June 3, 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! Well, it's still raining, but we've been promised a sunny weekend!!! And temps in the 70s!!!  None of that in over a year!! But we'll see what happens and maybe I can even find some new reflections!!! In the meantime I'll share these with you and wish you a wonderful weekend!!

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

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Bertolt Brecht
I do hope old Bertolt knew what he was talking about!!
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
James Allen

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, June 2, 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.  I continue to be amazed with the view from my desk almost every evening. I do love being able to share the beauty with you! 

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
Harry S. Truman

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart Udall
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Martin L. Gross
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
Kin Hubbard
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J . O'Rourke

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Ellis
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Henry Ford
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Swami Sivananda

Little Humor for Wednesday!


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Ah, so that's it!!!!

POOF and the light goes off
An 8
6-year-old man goes for a physical.  All of his test results come back normal.  

The doctor says, "Eddie everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally?  Are you at peace with God?"
Eddie replies, "God and I are tight.

He knows I have poor eyesight, so he's fixed it so when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, *poof* the light goes on.  When I'm done, *poof* the light goes off."

"Wow, that's incredible," the doctor says.
A little later in the day, the doctor calls Eddie's wife.

"Carolyn, he says, 
Eddie is doing fine but I had to call you because I'm in awe of his relationship with God.  Is it true that he gets up during the night and *poof * the light goes on in the bathroom, and when he's done, *poof* the light goes off?"

"OH MY!" Carolyn exclaims.

"He's peeing in the refrigerator again!!!!"

English Grammar: Capitalization

In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, texting, and tweeting I've noticed  that more and more people who send messages and emails have forgotten the art of capitalization.

For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of
 the following statement.

 "Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack
 off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse."

Is everybody clear on that now?  Good!

Enjoy what's left of your week!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ABC Wednesday - T!

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!  It's ABC Wednesday!!

Take heed! There's no Time To fool around or move like a Turtle! Turn off the Television! It's the T Day, Turkey! Gather around The Table while we set our Target for the day! We're a Team, right? To be sure we are! If you have To Take a Taxi to join us at The Table , Then do it! They have Tacos waiting! It's really not a Threat, not a Test! We can be slow as a Turtle as we Twist and Turn Through the Trees, but T words we have To find even if it is Twilight in The Tower out There! This is a Tremendously important Task! Sound the Trumpet, put on your Tuxedo and join The Team!!  And my T words for the day are, Twilight, Tulips, Tower, Turtles, Trees!!

Monday, May 30, 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?

Unfortunately, my eagerly anticipated trip to the waterfront last Wednesday was covered by our usual GRAY skies!! But, I had a great seafood lunch at Ivar's and was joined by a number of seagulls looking for handouts!!  There were pots of colorful flowers everywhere, but they did tend to get somewhat lost in the fog! But it was a fun day out anyway! The last two shots were taken sitting at my desk in the room I use for my office -- and Sam's bedroom! As you can see, day or night, my world of beautiful skies is always merely a glance away! I love it!!! 

Message from the seagulls

Places bordering water ,
some bordering land,
Chain link fences :
that peacefully
sail through life,
the company
of sometimes similar folks,
and those that
and cause trouble
in places
they shouldn't
be found in...

The bird of peace,
flew in
to urge the other
to vacate
the chair;
you didn't occupy
something meant for others....

The erring bird
turned right,
and took off.

Unlike, some,
who trespassed ,
stayed put,
presumably hidden,
were warned,
and were finally shot away. 
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at May 31, 2011 9:10 PM
Here's kind of my motto - if you're not happy at home, you're not happy anywhere else.
Angie Harmon
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
 But time growing old teaches all things.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A heart makes a good home for the friend.
Yunus Emre

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

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
Helen Rowland

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! I'll be waiting for you!!

Clean my room????  Now???

I have to say my prayers first!!

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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