I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 11, 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!! We've had some sun this week, not much, but better than none at all!!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with lots of sun and shadows!
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
E. M. Forster
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Friday, June 10, 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! Back to the archives -- I'm going to run out of pics altogether if this grumpy weather continues with just enough sun to tease!! But considering the weather  everywhere else, I shouldn't complain and so I'll stop right now and wish you all a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter and whatever else floats your boat! Enjoy!
Life loves the liver of it.
Maya Angelou

 It takes all kinds,
and all shapes;
and to coexist,
you can't just
on yourself.

Mangrovy ones,
with the worries
of age,
spread thin
across the middle...

Sparse Bamboo style,
thin branches
finding their way
pointy leaves

lushly foliated,
mango and jamun,
in anticipation
of new fruit,
from a bit of
safe distance

And some really
long ,
young blades,
rabble rousing
pushing each other
into the water.....

They enjoy together,
unable to
on themselves,
they can only see each other
when they look into the water....

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Thursday, June 9, 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.  These five shots were taken over five nights, starting last Friday. It seems no matter what the weather does during the day, the skies celebrate the end of each day -- and so do I!
Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
Cullen Hightower

That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Milton Friedman

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.
Will Rogers

Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
Will Rogers

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

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

We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Lauryn Hill
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

To All the Tater People in the World!!

 Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just content to watch while others do the work.  They are called "Spec Taters".

Some people never do anything either, but are gifted at finding fault with the way others do the work.
They are called "Comment Taters".

Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do, but don't want to soil their own hands.
They are called "Dick Taters".

Some people are always looking to cause problems by asking others to agree with them. It is too hot or toocold, too sour or too sweet.
They are called "Agie Taters".

There are those who say they will help, but somehow just never get around to actually doing the promised help.
They are call "Hezzie Taters".

Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not.
They are called "Emma Taters".

Then there are those who love others and do what they say they will. They are always prepared to stop whatever they are doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real sunshine into the lives of others.
They are called "Sweet Taters".

So, how's your day going? Hope it's better than this poor little guys!! Scary, huh?
From what I read later, his Mama showed up just in time!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ABC Wednesday - U!

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!!
Uh-huh, it's the U Day! Get out your Umbrella and your Ukulele and start preparing an Unforgettable post for the day! I Understand if you want to go Underground -- it is a Unique letter, but I know you can come up with the Ultimate submission for the day. It would be Unfair to all those ABCers who are struggling, too, if you don't give your Utmost for the day! And that does it for me -- I'm Undone, Unpaid and Utterly exhausted! My U words for the day are, Unforgettable skies, Umbrella, Ugly Ducky -- well maybe just Ugly for the day to help me out! And lastly U is for Underwater fun!  And, yes, they're all four mine!  Take that Sir Google!!

Monday, June 6, 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?

We've had three gorgeous, sunny, warm days!! I went from taking pictures of my rain spattered windows to my first decent capture of Mt. Rainier in the space of one day! Fantastic! The blue skies and Rainier are getting ready to disappear again in the next couple of days, but, oh, I have enjoyed what we have had -- as you can see!!  You can click on the pic to enlarge.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mohandas Gandhi

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!!

Well, Mojo has become a baby again and they're calling her Moji now AND she's found another lap to sit in!! I wonder how Stella feels about that???
She does look pretty cute though, doesn't she! You can't ever stay mad at "Moji"! She really is a sweet, huggie dog!  But I still like having a separate house for just Mom and I!!
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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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