I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 18, 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!! More lovely, sunny days and I thought I'd show you what a difference a few days can make in the tree shadows I shared with you last week! Hope you all have a very Happy Father's Day weekend!! Enjoy!
Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.
Junichiro Tanizaki

Friday, June 17, 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! A little more sun these days, but I'm still glad to have my archives! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with lots of sun and lovely skies and laughter! Turn off the TV and the news and focus on the beauty!!
A key ingredient to happiness and success is to realize that now is the only time there is and each instant is for giving. 
Lee Jampolsky
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
 We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt

Thursday, June 16, 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've had a wonderful variety of skies this past week, from gray and pouring rain, to enormous, fluffy white clouds and beautiful sunsets!  Doesn't get much better than these! And as I sit here at my desk watching the day draw to a close I realize once again how very blessed and fortunate I am! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy! And an early Happy Father's Day!!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Mohandas Gandhi

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. Mohandas Gandhi

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney
Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.
Joy Page

Unkilled Hamburger Meat, Weiners and Living Wills!!!

Note To All Hunters: 
This is from a San Francisco newspaper

Folks, remember as you read this, this person probably drives & votes. 
AND, may have already reproduced.  God help America . 
And they live among us!!

And so does this one!!

Thanks to my wonderful friends who send me laughs everyday and at least once a week I like to share them with you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ABC Wednesday - V

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!!

Don't Vanish on me now!! I need Volunteers!! This isn't V for Vice!  It's the V for Victory day and we have plenty of Vacancies on our Varsity team!  We want to hear your Vibrant Voice! quoting your Very own Verses. So, find a Vehicle -- maybe a Van and load it up with Vegetables and Violets in  Vases so we can feed and reward everyone when Valentine's Day rolls around again! Ah, we do love V Days, so dress up in some Vibrant colors!  You can wear a Velvet Vest,  or hide behind a Veil, but be sure to bring your Violin and your Visa card -- that's Vital! And here are my Vintage V words for the day, Vases and Violets, View, Vines, Vegetables! And they are all mine, Googie Boy!!

Monday, June 13, 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 seriously dislike shopping and avoid malls like the plague, however, one of our trips last week was to Redmond and I had never been there and hoped perhaps I would discover another lovely park like I did in Bellevue earlier.  Well, there was no park, but I have to admit the Redmond Town Center was a delightful place even if you don't like to shop!!  So, today I'm taking you on a tour of the Town Center! I did have a delicious, reasonably priced lunch and bought a book -- I do like Borders. The remainder of the time there was taking pictures. Hope you enjoy them!
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain 
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. Mohandas Gandhi

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. Will Rogers

We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Lauryn Hill

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
George Burns

Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
P. J. O'Rourke

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Be the change that you want to see in the world. Mohandas Gandhi
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
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!!

The sun was shining yesterday and Mom took me for extra walks and, oh, wow! I was so tired, I just fell asleep on the floor, couldn't even crawl into my bed!! But I still had my Big Bird toy to sleep with!
It was fun though! Hope we can do it again today!!  Oh, and by the way, I don't want to hear any remarks about my belly!!! I'm an elderly gentleman who is entitled to have one!!

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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