I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!!

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

Gemma Wiseman


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.  Robert Brault

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.   Lord Byron

Friday, February 15, 2013

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!

If you have nothing to be grateful for check your pulse.  Author Unknown     

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort  Herm Albright

Thursday, February 14, 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/

Happy Valentine's Day!! Big Hugs to you all!

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Mahatma Gandhi

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.  W. H. Auden

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One Quiet Moment

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now That I'm Older Here's What I've Discoverd!

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran.

3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

5. If all is not lost, where is it?

6. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

7. Some days, you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.

8. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.

9. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.

14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees.

15. When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone want to play chess?

16. Its not hard to meet expenses .. they're everywhere.

17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm hereafter.

19. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

And Then the New Family Member!!

My Baby and His!!!  Well, actually neither of them are babies, but they are lovable -- just ask Sam Schnauzer!
And then there is Stella!!!  One big happy family!

Monday, February 11, 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 things I have loved most about my world here in Seattle was being near the water. When I first moved here I lived with my son in Ballard, a small suburb of Seattle, and I was only minutes away from Puget Sound. Once I got into photography I spent many hours there taking pictures and drinking in the beauty. That part of Seattle I'm going to miss!! So, today I will share some of that beauty with you! Enjoy!

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie

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

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

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
This is not done by jostling in the street.

William Blake

Sunday, February 10, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals
Mahatma Gandhi

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!!

This is the photo I want to send to Mojo!!!  I bet she'll push her Dad into coming to get us sooner than APRIL!!!!  Don't you???

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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