I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 17, 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!!

Ah, fall has arrived after our lengthy two week summer!! The skies are gray, but at least it isn't cold!! Just cool and actually quite pleasant. So, I went prowling through my files to enjoy a little sunshine and shadows!

 Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, September 16, 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! 

Ah, fall and gray skies have arrived in Seattle, but the temps are pleasant!  I was reminiscing about my birthday this year -- it was such fun to be able to visit the harbor again and the Bird Sanctuary and get to see my duck and turtle friends as well as a lovely sunset. And then I happened to see some of the colored glass pieces that I had given my son and his bride-to-be! So, that is what you have for today!  Hope you all have a beautiful weekend with lots of love and laughter!!

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

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Thursday, September 15, 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  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy, Wren and me. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! 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. 
The middle of September already???? Where did summer go???? Time does seem to fly whether you're having fun or not!!  Fortunately, I always have fun!  And the skies are always beautiful at sometime of the day! 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter! Enjoy!
 Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
John Lennon

Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Khalil Gibran
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
John Lubbock

Two Old Ladies Having Fun!! Yep, One of Them is Me!

So many of you have asked why my friend from India and I don't put all of the wonderful headers she has designed for me in a book of  some kind -- well, she has done better than that! We now have a blog of headers where you can see them all!! The blog is called Headers From Over the Hill!! And here is the web address! http://indouscooperations.blogspot.com/

Who said you stopped having fun when you got old??? Obviously, that doesn't apply to the two of us!!

I do hope you'll stop by and share the fun!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore

How About a Laugh to Start the Day?

A New Priest in Texas
A new priest, born and raised in Texas, comes to serve in a city parish and is nervous about hearing confessions, so he asks the older priest to sit in on his sessions.

The new priest hears a couple of confessions, then the old priest asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions.

The old priest suggests, "Cross your arms over your chest, and rub your chin with one hand and try saying things like 'yes, I see,' and 'yes, go on,' and 'I understand.'

The new priest crosses his arms, rubs his chin with one hand and repeats all the suggested remarks to the old priest.

The old priest says, "Now, don't you think that's a little better than slapping your knee and saying, "No shit, what happened next?"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Our World Today!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!

Can't believe it's the beginning of another new week!! The older I get, the quicker the time flies -- not complaining mind you, flying time is better than the alternative of  "no more time"!  And after the anniversary of 9/ll yesterday, it was easy to find the wonders of my part of Our World!!  We have such beautiful beaches and mountains, wonderful parks where you can walk, run or just absorb the beauty! And we have some of the most interesting malls! This one doesn't look like a mall at all! I mean, how many of you come face to face with a large, cocky rooster like this guy on any of your shopping trips??? And, of course, there's Mt. Rainier, mysteriously wrapped in clouds! 
May your week be a wonderful one with lots of love and laughter and beauty!
Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
William Gibson
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. Lionel Hampton

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheehy
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

In Memory of 9/ll

 Hopefully a new day, a new year, a new world!

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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