I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, October 8, 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!!

I was amazed yesterday as I was walking around the neighborhood to see so many trees turning and so many beautiful colors.  I do love this time of year! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend. Here is some of our color for the season.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

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


Friday, October 7, 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! 
Fall is definitely here, but the temps are mild and that's good. By now all of your probably know that I have a "thing" about the water and my closeness to it before I moved is something that I do miss. So, when I have trouble getting some good reflection shots, I go back to my "water stash"! Hope you don't get tired of them!

Have a beautiful weekend, hopefully with some sun and reflections!
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Swami Sivananda

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
Mohandas Gandhi

Thursday, October 6, 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.

In spite of the rain and the chill, I've been delighted to see some lovely skies put in an appearance at sometime during most days and those are the ones I share with you today. I hope that you, too, are able to see the beauty in your skies! It always helps on the dark days to be able to see even a patch of sunlight -- and I'm always looking out for those!
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
Marianne Williamson

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Marianne Williamson 
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Dag Hammarskjold 
Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James

Love Is!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

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

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. Rabindranath Tagore
The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.
Rabindranath Tagore

Hmmm -- And We Wonder Why????

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock
for 6 am .. 

While his 
was perking, he shaved with his 

electric razor
He put on a 

dress shirt 
designer jeans 

tennis shoes 
After cooking his breakfast in his new 

electric skillet
he sat down with his 


to see how much he could spend today. After setting his

to the radio 

he got in his 

filled it with 
(from Saudi Arabia ) 

and continued his search
for a good paying AMERICAN JOB. 
At the end of yet another 
fruitless day 
checking his 

( made in MALAYSIA ),
John decided to relax for a while.
He put on his 
poured himself a glass of


and turned on his

and then wondered why he can't 
find a good paying job

Monday, October 3, 2011

Our World Tuesday!!

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!!

Our weather really hasn't been too bad, not much sun, but not particularly cold -- not as inviting as our very brief summer, but not bad. So, I decided to focus today on the real beauty of autumn here in the northwest -- the wonderful colors and, of course, the delicious veggies at my favorite market! Hope all of you had a lovely, fun weekend, that you're looking forward to the new week, counting your blessings and that you never leave the house without your camera!!
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. Benjamin Disraeli
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein 
(as in politics)
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
H. L. Mencken
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Thomas Fuller
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Peace Pilgrim


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!!

I really hate to admit this, but I do miss Mojo since she and her Dad moved to Portland!
All the dogs here are just plain -- uh,  "bitchy"! Don't tell Mom I used THE "B" word!!!

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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