I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday #2 - Magical Mystical Teacher + Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
Bishop Reginald Heber

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our
William Hazlitt

Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
Lao Tzu

It's Snowing Hard here today!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekend Reflections

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a
sunny spring day.
W. Earl Hall
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!
Hope all of you are ready for a great weekend and hopefully, some lovely weather as well!!
Forgive the upside down format -- Blogger is still doing it's weird thing??????

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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 and I. 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!  When we do have beautiful skies, they are truly awesome and sometimes I'm just lucky enough to capture them! I hope you enjoy these! Have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love, laughter and lots of beautiful skies!!
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
William Shakespeare
Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.
Native American Proverb (Kiowa)
The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
Robert Frost

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
Christopher Morley

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
Mark Twain

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that
reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Dating in 1957

It was a hot Saturday evening in the summer of 1957 and Fred had a date with Peggy Sue.
He arrived at her house and rang the bell. "Oh, come on in!" Peggy Sue's mother said as she welcomed Fred in. "Have a seat in the living room. Would you like something to drink? Lemonade? Iced tea?" 
"Iced tea, please," Fred said.
Mom brought the iced tea. "So, what are you and Peggy planning to do tonight?" she asked. "Oh, probably catch a movie, and then maybe grab a bite to eat at the malt shop, maybe take a walk on the beach..."
"Peggy likes to screw, you know," Mom informed him.
"Uh...really?" Fred replied, with raised eyebrows.
     "Oh, yes!" the mother continued. "When she   goes out with her friends, that's all they do!" 

"Is that so?" asked Fred, incredulous. 

"Yes," said the mother. "As a matter of fact, she'd screw all night if we let her!"
"Well, thanks for the tip," Fred said as he began thinking about alternate plans for the evening. A moment later, Peggy Sue came down the stairs looking pretty as a picture wearing a pink blouse and hoop skirt, and with her hair tied back in a bouncy ponytail. She greeted Fred.
     "Have fun, kids," the mother said as they left.
Half an hour later, a completely disheveled Peggy Sue burst into the house and slammed the front door behind her.
"The Twist, Mom!" she angrily yelled to her mother in the kitchen. "The damned dance is called the Twist!
And!!   Headed for Walmart!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin

You change your life by changing your heart.
Max Lucado

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
John Muir

Steve Jobs in Heaven

10 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash ....
Now we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash
Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

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!!

I decided to show you each season in my part of our world, so for this week and the next three, I'll focus on the beauty of each, starting with spring -- which I can't wait for and this is the next best thing! Hope you enjoy and wishing all of you a most wonderful, delightful week!
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.  W. Earl Hall
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.  Doug Larson
April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.  Christopher Morley
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!  Robin Williams
Springtime is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn.  Lewis Grizzard 

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.  Proverb

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Dreams are necessary to life.
 Anaïs Nin
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.    Thich Nhat Hanh
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.    Henry Ward Beecher

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!

Did you recognize me with my new haircut?  I feel pretty naked, but Mom says it will grow back quickly!! I hope so, it feels really COLD when I go out for a walk now!!

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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