I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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

Gemma Wiseman


Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.  James Freeman Clarke

Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.   Unknown

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.   Henry Ward Beecher

Friday, March 8, 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!

Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.   Helen Keller

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.   Agnes Repplier

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day
.      Margaret Bonnano

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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 led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. 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/

 The days may end, but the beauty has just begun!

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  Marcel Proust
If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.   John Templeton

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.  Matt Biondi

So, What Do You Think!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave
most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained
by giving them to someone else.    Peyton Conway

Shot of a Lifetime!

When the male bird can't stand it anymore!  Priceless shot!

And a photographer will die of old age waiting to get another shot like this one.

Monday, March 4, 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!!
 I guess that since I've been in Seattle the past six years, and once I got caught up in photography, one of the biggest parts of my world has been the skies and I do spend a lot of time looking up!! And in more ways than one!  I know you see skies all the time on my blog, but here are some more and I hope you don't get tired of them! May all of you have a wonderful week -- lots of joy, laughter and beauty!!!
The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.   Montaigne

Sunday, March 3, 2013

One Quiet Moment

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.    Allan K. Chalmers

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!!

What do you mean -- get in my bed??? this is my bed!!! I just share it with you at night!!!  That other "thing" is just for my afternoon nap!!

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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