I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 5, 2014

One Quiet Moment

When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows. ~Rachel Houston     Or skies like these!!   

A Little Wisdom for the Day

What a pity we can't exchange problems when everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellows.

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. Robert Bach

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

I do hope you are all enjoying a lovely, long, summer, holiday weekend!  And remember to carry happiness within you!!!                                                                      

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wishing All of You a Very Happy July 4!!!

May we never forget!!

Someone Out There is "Deadly" at Scrabble!!

PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters:BEST IN PRAYER
ASTRONOMER: When you rearrange the letters:MOON STARER
DESPERATION:When you rearrange the letters:A ROPE ENDS IT
THE EYES: When you rearrange the letters:
GEORGE BUSH:When you rearrange the letters:

:When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS
DORMITORY:When you rearrange the letters:DIRTY ROOM
SLOT MACHINES:When you rearrange the letters:
ELECTION RESULTS:When you rearrange the letters: LIES - LET'S RECOUNT
SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the letters: ALAS!  NO MORE Z'S
A DECIMAL POINT: When you rearrange the letters:I'M A DOT IN PLACE
THE EARTHQUAKES: When you rearrange the letters:THAT QUEER SHAKE
ELEVEN PLUS TWO: When you rearrange the letters:TWELVE PLUS ONE


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sky Watch!!

Welcome to Sky Watch!  Share the beauty of your skies with us each week and enjoy truly heavenly views from all over the world!!
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. --C. S. Lewis
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. --Allan K. Chalmers
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. --Buddha

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

One Quiet Moment

All the uglinesses of the world can best be forgotten in the beauty of nature! ~Mehmet Murat ildan

Another Look at People from the Past!!

I have removed a pic that showed Hitler in the background, it was never meant to insult/offend anyone but it did and I do apologize. Just another look at history that always seems to include the good, the bad and the ugly!

Steven Spielberg sits in the mechanical shark used in JAWS

Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.

The first Walmart store opened in 1962

Amelia Earhart getting her last haircut - 1937

Steve Jobs sitting with Bill Gates discussing the future of computing in 1991.

Martin Luther King Jr, and Marlon Brando

The Beatles and Ali - 1964

Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on set for The Godfather 1972

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Clouds are the sky's imagination. ~Terri Guillemets

The Girl Who Grew Up in the African Wild!

A good friend sent this to me and I had to share it! Amazing!

The pictures are just gorgeous! Riding a five-ton elephant, whom she called my brother, chilling with a cheetah or hugging a giant bullfrog as if it were a Teddy Bear!

The childhood of a French girl Tippi Degre sounds more like a newer version of Mowgli, rather than something real.

A white child, she was born in Namibia to French wildlife photographer parents, and grew up in Africa.


 Tippi spent her whole childhood playing with wild animals including lion cubs, a mongoose, a snake, a cheetah, baby zebra, giraffes and crocodiles!
 The little girl saw nothing unusual about her company:  I don't have friends here, because I never see children!
 So the animals are my friends, she once said.
Tippi is now 23 years old and the only child to wildlife photographer parents, Sylvie Robert and Alain Degre, who published her photos in a book call Tippi of Africa.
" It was magical to be able to be free in this nature with this child.  She was a very lucky little girl, she  was born and raised until the age of 10  totally in the wild." said Sylvie.
Tippi today! 

Tippi: My Book of Africa Paperback

Monday, June 30, 2014

Our World!!

Welcome to Our World!!  My favorite time of

Beautiful flowers and beautiful bird families!  But flowers first!! Our baby bird
was peeking out the door and Mom flew off to bring him some breakfast!!  So fun to watch them!!
Join us and share your world and its beauty with us!!

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson,

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

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 Galilei

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, June 29, 2014

One Quiet Moment

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

Happy Summer Sunday!!

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes. –C.S. Lewis

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. --C. S. Lewis
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

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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