I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 7, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. — Henri Nouwen

The Worth of a Teddy Bear

Breeze and Buttons

    Hours after his birth, Breeze was found stumbling around by a farmer.  The new-born foal had been abandoned by his mother so the farmer took him to the Devon-based Mare and Foal Sanctuary where they cared for him. What happened next is  heart-warming.  

One of the staff put a four-foot giant Teddy Bear called Buttons  into the stall with Breeze.  The foal was instantly attracted to him.  He had found a comforting replacement for his mother. 

The two are inseparable. The caregivers  expect Breeze to be fine, thanks to the farmer who rescued  him and to those who cared enough to take this little Cutie in Special thanks to Buttons.
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in."

Greek Proverb

Friday, June 6, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
       - Frank Lloyd Wright

Looking Back -- One More Time!!

I couldn't resist sharing some more pics famous people/places from the past! I've really found them pretty amazing and fun!! Hope you enjoy these as much as the first ones!!
Golden Gate Bridge Construction - 1937
1977, Bill Gates' mug shot for driving without a license

Ah, a young Frank Sinatra asking Lou Gehrig  for an autograph 1939!!
A young Bill Clinton and his idol, President Kennedy!
The construction of the Eiffel Tower 1881
And I'm sure you all know what this is -- Mt. Rushmore in the middle of construction 1939!!

Hope you've enjoyed these and that you have a great weekend!!  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sky Watch Friday!!!

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck
Welcome to Sky Watch!! A great place to share and enjoy the beautiful skies that surround us all!!

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. ~Bern Williams
There is no price set on the lavish summer,
And June may be had by the poorest comer.
~James Russell Lowell,
It's been a busy week, so I'm not going to overload you with my sky pics today, but I do hope you enjoy the beauty I am sharing!!
May the remainder of your week be filled with beautiful skies, lots of love and laughter!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

One Quiet Moment

No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky. ~Llewelyn Powys

Looking Back and Great Old Memories!!

Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison performing at a wedding reception  1958
Ernest Hemingway's Passport Photo 1923
President FDR's Funeral in 1945
Robin Williams Dressed Like a Cheerleader 1980
Olivia Newton John and John Travolta rehearsing for "Grease"

I've got some more that I will share with you later.  I got so
many great smiles/memories from all of the ones my friend sent me and I thought you would enjoy them, too!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

One Quiet Moment

How magnificent the city is by the June moonlight! — after the streets are empty and silent. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

The stars are the street lights of eternity. ~Author Unknown

Smiles, Giggles and a Little Wisdom for the Day!!


1) You are reading this.

2) You are human.

3) You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips.

4) You just attempted to do it.

6) You are laughing at yourself.

7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.

9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person & everyone does it too.

10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it.

Have a great Day. Laugh, and then Laugh and sing It's a Beautiful Morning even when it's not.
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."


Monday, June 2, 2014

Our World!!

Time to share our worlds and the beauty they all have!!
One of the particular beauties of the Northwest is the Tulip Festivals each Spring.  I've shared pics from them before, but I never tire of them and I hope you don't either!! Enjoy!!

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson
Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
Oh, yes!! A beautiful world it is indeed!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale Turner

Happy Sunny Sunday in the Park!!

All the uglinesses of the world can best be forgotten in the beauty of nature! ~Mehmet Murat ildan
A fun Sunday in the Park!!!
Nature holds all the answers — go outside and ask some questions — open your heart and listen to the response! ~Amethyst Wyldfyre

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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