I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, October 15, 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 hope you are all enjoying Fall's arrival! As usual we've had a little of it all weather wise, but the temps are still pretty mild and we still have lots of color everywhere!!  Enjoy your weekend!!

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Oscar Wilde
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
Reba McEntire

Friday, October 14, 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 second pic was taken from a tour bus I was on a few weeks back and if you look closely you can see the reflection of the bus driver's hands on the wheel. Looks like he's driving through the water! I had no idea I had caught these reflections until I started going through some photos yesterday. I thought it was kind of cool!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 
Come forth into the light of things; Let nature be your Teacher.
       William Wordsworth
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye
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
Life is nothing without friendship.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Thursday, October 13, 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.

We have had a little of everything this week -- once again! From driving rain, and dark, brooding skies, to gorgeous sunsets, and fantastic cloud formations and blue skies and, of course, all of those are the backdrop for the changing colors! It has been beautiful! 

Hope you all have a wonderful week with lots of love and laughter and beauty!!
Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.
Faith Baldwin
 Nature does nothing uselessly.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
       Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The healthiest response to life is joy.
Deepak Chopra

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Wally 'Famous' Amos
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Kahlil Gibran
Of all things you wear, your expression is the most important. 

Toliet Seat Chuckle -- Be Careful Where You Sit!

Charlie's wife, Lucy, had been after him for several weeks to paint the seat on their toilet.
Finally, he got around to doing it while Lucy was out. After finishing,
he left to take care of another matter before she returned. 

She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the toilet. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat. 

About that time, Charlie got home and realized her predicament.
They both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever.
Finally, in desperation, Charlie undid the toilet seat bolts.
 Lucy wrapped a sheet around herself and Charlie drove her to the hospital emergency room. 
The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her (Try to get a mental picture of this.). 

Lucy tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying, "Well, Doctor, I'll bet you've never seen anything like this before."

The Doctor replied, "Actually, I've seen lots of them......I just never saw one mounted and framed."

And the shot for the day!
Man's Best Friend!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

 Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson
Where there is love there is life.Indira Gandhi

Rain Barrel Mystery Solved!!

Mystery solved...

This is nature taking a break:
People living in Colorado Springs wondered why their rain water

barrel was almost empty every day. They set up a couple cameras

and look what they caught on film  ~  Isn't nature beautiful? 

Mystery solved!!

Monday, October 10, 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!!

We've had some gray, chilly mornings and some rain, but we've had some sun and blue skies, too! Still, it is time for flowering plants to come inside for the winter, the leaves on the trees are turning brilliant colors and the sun sets earlier in skies that appear all too ready to say goodnight!  I had posted the leaf last night, but so many commented about it I thought I'd add it to todays post. I found it on my way home from the store yesterday and the colors were so incredible that I couldn't leave it lying in the street!

Hope you all had a great week!  Enjoy!

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

Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.  Ellen Glasgow

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. 
Author Unknown

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
Elbert Hubbard

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Evening Wisdom and Beauty

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

William Wordsworth

Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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!!
Woo Hoo! Hey! Can you see me?
I have a new bedroom! All my own! Well, I sleep there during the day, but sleep with Mom at night -- I don't want her to get lonely!! But now I can hide out during the day and still keep watch! Pretty cool, huh?

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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