I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, August 20, 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!!

Summer has finally arrived in Seattle and I'm enjoying every day!!  I spent the good part of an afternoon on the roof, enjoying the gardens and the view of the mountains, the blue skies and warm sun! So, all but one of pics for the day are of the colorful flowers that people have grown. The last shot I just happened to see as I got off the elevator one afternoon and I couldn't pass it upI hope you all have a wonderful weekend with lots of fun and laughter and all the good things!! Enjoy!!
I will be gone for a part of the day and will be late getting to some of your blogs, but I'll get there!!
Flowers are like human beings . . . they thrive on a little
Fred Streeter


Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment
                                                                                       Chinese Proverb

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
                                                                                 Horace Friess

Some people, like flowers, give pleasure, just by being.

Friday, August 19, 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! 

The news certainly hasn't improved this week, but we have had gorgeous weather! Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.  - Abraham Lincoln

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
       Leonard Nimoy

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
       Philip Brooks

Thursday, August 18, 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.

This post is dedicated to the memory of Klaus Peter.

Rest in Peace. Thank you for the beauty and the joy!
Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U. S. Senators.  Will Rogers

If you look really closely at this first shot you'll see some very little black dots -- not any junk on my lens, just a lot of crows looking for fun!!

There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators!  Will Rogers 

All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.

Mark Twain

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.   Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
       Storm Jameson

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

Some Humor for Wednesday! We Need All We Can Get!!

United States in RECESSION
 The recession has hit everybody really hard...
My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail
CEO's are now playing miniature golf.
Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen..
I saw a Mormon with only one wife.
If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.
Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!
A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
A picture is now only worth 200 words.
When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.
The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.
History will re-name this President "Owe" Bama.

And, finally....
I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan, and when I said I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.

And on a lighter note ......

Where do red-headed babies come from? 
After their baby was born, the new father who was  quite perturbed, went to  see his wife's obstetrician. 
'Doctor, said the man, I'm am quite upset because my daughter has red hair!'  'She can't possibly be mine!' 
'Nonsense!' the doctor said, 'Even though you, and your wife have black hair, one of your ancestor's may have contributed red hair to the pool.' 
'It isn't possible,' the man insisted.  'This can't be, our families on BOTH sides had jet black hair for generations!'  
'Well, said the doctor, let me ask you this, how often do you have sex?'

The man now embarrassed, replies
sheepishly, 'I've been working very hard for the last year, and we only made love once or twice every few months.'
'Well, there you have it,' said the doctor, confidently,
It's Rust! 

Smile, giggle or laugh out loud, that's what makes life worth living!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ABC Wednesday - E!

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 and Gattina! And guess what? It's that day again!  It's ABC Wednesday!!

Eeekk!! It's the E Day! Lend me your Ears! Time to Earn your keep with the ABCs! Don't close your Eyes or lean on your Elbows and above all, don't look Embarrassed! No need to get Edgy Either! Instead, make like an Eager beaver! I know you can be an Effective participant with a great Eye for Edibles like Eggs and Eggplant  and Éclairs -- you know, the Excellent stuff to Eat that start with the letter E! Don't worry about the Elections -- remember we always have access to the Electric chair!! So, Elevate your thoughts to grand things like Elephants and Eagles and beautiful things Everywhere! And what did I find for the day?  Excellent Edibles, an Eagle, Early Evening and Eggplant -- plus Everything else -- well more veggies,  just not all Es!

Monday, August 15, 2011

That's My World!

As many of you know, Klaus died on Thursday. We are all in a bit of shock. He was a wonderful and very talented man and he will be missed. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.

Klaus Peter, 1960-2011  

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?

It's been a busy week and I haven't gotten out much with the camera, but I have been cleaning out and moving  files. In doing so I ran across some lovely views of my world and I thought I'd share those with you today. I love all of our spring flowers, the mountains and my favorite Bird Sanctuary!! Hope you enjoy!
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  Mark Twain

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese Proverb

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.  
James Openheim
What a wonderful life I've had!  I only wish I'd realized it sooner.  

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. 
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Pets Forever

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!!

Oh, NO! Wednesday is the day I have to go to the groomer!!!

I'm sure going to look different next week!!!

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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