I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

One Quiet Moment!

We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children
David Bower

Have a Fun Day! These Guys Know How!!!

We don't stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Friday, April 18, 2014

One Quiet Moment!

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
                                                                                 - Horace Friess

Taking the Dog for a Walk!! Keep This in Mind!!

First for the day, a bit of breathtaking color!!

My ninety-three  year old buddy does find the fun stuff to share with me and then, of course, for me to share with you.  Enjoy a chuckle for the morning!

A little girl asked her mother. "Mom, may I take the dog for a walk around the block?"
Mom replies "No because she is in heat." Go ask your father I think he's in the garage."
So the little girl goes to the garage and says, "Dad, may I take Belle for a walk around the block? I asked Mom, but she said the dog  was in heat, and to come see you."
Dad said, "Bring Belle over here, honey." He took an old rag, soaked it with gasoline, and scrubbed the dog's backside with it to disguise the scent...and then said, "OK, you can go now, but keep Belle on the leash and only go one time round the block."
The little girl left and returned a few minutes later, with no dog on the leash.
Surprised, Dad asked, "Where is Belle?"
The little girl said, "She ran out of gas about halfway down the block, so another dog is pushing her home.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sky Watch

Share the beauty of your skies with us and enjoy seeing incredible skies from all over the world!! Enjoy!
Truly it may be said that the outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man.  ~George Wherry
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.  ~e.e. cummings
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.  ~John Burroughs
I'll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time. ~Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Quiet Moment

For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Beauty for the Day!!

 There's no greater beauty than Snoqualmi Falls in Washington.

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. --Allan K. Chalmers
Well, I had some funnies for you today, but Blogger apparently didn't care for them, so they didn't/won't show up???  So enjoy the beauty!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein

Giggles for Tuesday!!!

Hope all of you are enjoying the new week and I also hope that Spring is turning up in your neck of the woods like it is here in Portland!!  I LOVE IT!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Our World!!

Spring has arrived so early -- or on time -- everyone is getting excited about attending the Rose Festival and  I'm one of those!! I'm sharing some of my pics from last years festival and hope to be able to share more from this years festival!!! Hope you enjoy!!
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear
How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!  ~Emily Dickinson,
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.  ~Henry David Thoreau
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it.  What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.  ~James Russell Lowell

Sunday, April 13, 2014

One Quiet Moment

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney

Some Beauty and Some Laughter for the Day!!

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

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.  ~Hal Borland

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~Lao Tzu 
And we all need a smile and a giggle for every day!!

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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