I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 16, 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!!

In spite of some chilly, rainy, windy days lately, we have mostly enjoyed more summery weather and I do love the colors and shadows I see around me. I used a larger pic today, you'll have to scroll over a bit, but hope you can see more of the pics in the collage! May you all enjoy a lovely weekend full of laughter and joy and beauty!
 Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.Dr. Dale Turner

Friday, July 15, 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! 

It has been a really busy few days and I'm running behind. I may be a little late visiting your blogs, but I will get there. I've had to depend on my library this week and  a couple of shots that I caught at the apartment on one of our lovely sunny days!! Yes, we have had some more sunny ones  -- although today the high was 68!!! Cloudy, rainy, and downright chilly! Isn't this July??? Or have I missed something???

Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power. Anonymous

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

The healthiest response to life is joy.
Deepak Chopra

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sky Watch Friday!

 We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
       Margaret Mead
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. 

As I looked up at our skies yesterday and they were so peaceful and beautiful, I couldn't help but wonder how and why there is so much hatred in the world. I have always looked and prayed for peace not only in my own life/world, but for all the world and all of its people and I will continue to do so. Wishing you all a beautiful weekend filled with love, laughter, joy and, yes, PEACE!

 The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
John Maxwell
Liberty and equality...will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.      
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
       David O. McKay

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
       Mohandas K. Gandhi
Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison
Where there is love there is life.
Indira Gandhi
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.
Jack Penn

To All My Friends in Mumbai!

To all my wonderful friends in Mumbai, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families today!

Little Humor for Wednesday!

Italian  Tomato Garden… 

An old Italian lived alone in  New Jersey .  He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. 

His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison.  The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament: 

Dear Vincent, 
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over.  I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days. 

A few days later he received a letter from his son. 

Dear Pop, 
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried. 

 At 4 a.m. The next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.  That same day the old man received another letter from his son. 

Dear Pop, 
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.

Love you, 
Medical Alert: Worse than bedbugs.
 What is a calorie?

Calories are the little bastards that get into your wardrobe at
night and sew your clothes tighter. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Z!

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!! 
Zip, Zap, Zilch! We've come to the end of the alphabet! Zero letters and I'm Zapped out! Time to celebrate -- wish I had a Zoot suit to wear! But we can make a trip to the Zoo, visit the Zebras and have some Zucchini for lunch! And, yes, I had to totally depend on Sir Google today for Zucchini, Zoo and Zebra! Hope to see you for the new round of ABC Wednesday!



Monday, July 11, 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?

Our trip last week was to, Molbak's, one of the most incredible nurseries I've ever had the privilege of visiting! I went totally nuts with the camera and I do want to share some of the beauty with you today! What a gorgeous part of My World it is! 

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo 

 There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. 
George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. 
Margaret B. Runbeck

Patience is the greatest gift you can give.
Dr. Lee Jampolsky

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mohandas Gandhi

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

 Be just a little kinder than you need to be.
Dr. Lee Jampolsky

When you stand in awe of something, remind yourself that you share the source from which it came.
Dr. Lee Jampolsky

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, my oldest brother has gone back to Texas and now my other brother and Mojo are moving to Portland, OR!!!

I sure am going to miss them all!!  But I will be OK --- I think!! Mom says I worry too much!! 

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.

Portland Time