I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman


Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.    Sicilian
Friends are family you choose for yourself.    Author Unknown

Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.  Elbert Hubbard

Friday, January 18, 2013

Weekend Reflections!!

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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.  ~Emily Kimbrough

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.  ~Swedish Proverb

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sky Watch!!

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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.  Author Unknown

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.   Lady Bird Johnson
Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.  Author Unknown

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.  George Santayana

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
- William Blake

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.
Bill Watterson

Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.  Proverb

How About a Belly Laugh!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

Someone Had to Remind Me -- So Now It's Your Turn!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Our World!!

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!!

 One of the wonderful places to visit in my world come spring is the Lavender Festival and I'm sharing one of my visits with you today. The colors are exquisite and the fragrance that fills the air is delightful and everyone including a pair of llamas had a great day!!  I've included some history from Wikapedia of the town where the festival is held every year. It's pretty interesting.

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  ~Kahlil Gibran

The poetry of the earth is never dead.  ~John Keats

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.  ~Author Unknown

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.  ~Galileo

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein
Sequim Listeni/ˈskwɪm/ is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census counted a population of 6,606. Sequim is located along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. The city has been increasing in population dramatically in recent years due to the influx of retirees from the Puget Sound region and California.
Sequim lies within the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives on average less than 15 inches (380 mm) of rain per year—about the same as Los Angeles, California. Yet the city is fairly close to some of the wettest temperate rainforests of the contiguous United States. This climate anomaly is sometimes called the blue hole of Sequim.[6] Fogs and cool breezes from the Juan de Fuca Strait make Sequim's environment more humid than would be expected from the low average annual precipitation. Some places have surprisingly luxuriant forests dominated by Douglas-fir and western red cedar. Black cottonwood, red alder, bigleaf maple, Pacific madrone, lodgepole pine and Garry oak can also be large. 
The city and the surrounding area are particularly known for the commercial cultivation of lavender, supported by the unique climate: it makes Sequim the "Lavender Capital of North America", rivaled only in France. The area is also known for its Dungeness crab.
Sequim is pronounced as one syllable, with the e elided: "skwim". The word comes from the Klallam language. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.
Lewis Carroll

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt
away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
 George R.R. Martin

Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.  Stanley Crawford

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!!
Of course I look sad!! I am, I miss my buddies!!  Now, when are we going to move????

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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