I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck

Another Look Down Memory Lane!!

A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868
The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906
The Beatles in 1957
Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907  This shot was "colored" later, but I lived in New Orleans in the 50s and this sight was not uncommon even then. I took one up the river and it was wonderful!

Friday, July 18, 2014

One Quiet Moment

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

How About Some More Mom and Babies!!!!

It doesn't matter if an animal can reason. It matters only that it is capable of suffering and that is why I consider it my neighbor. - Albert Schweitzer
Who said you can not buy happiness, when you are thinking about puppies! - Gene Hill
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and
          the stars; you have a right to be here.
                                                                     - Desiderata   
All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
    within. - 
Horace Friess
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
                                                                                 - Shakespeare
Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow.
                                                                        - Marya Mannes  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sky Watch!!

Summer afternoon . . . summer afternoon - the two most beautiful words in the English language.
                                                                                - Henry James
Welcome to Sky Watch!! Join us each week and share the beauty of your skies!!  We've had such wonderful weather that our skies have been a bit dull, plain old blue!! I had to dig in the files for some more colorful ones!! Enjoy!

I go to nature to be  soothed and healed, and to have my senses
      put in order.        
                                                                      - John Burroughs

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Heda Bejar

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. ~Rumi

How About These Moms and Babes!!!

Love isn't limited to us humans!!
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight! 
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
       - Aristotle
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
       - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
       - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
       - Frank Lloyd Wright

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

One Quiet Moment

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh

A Fun One for Looking Back!!

If you were alive in 1957, and old enough to enjoy Rock and Roll, you will probably remember the group, "The Diamonds" who had just launched their super hit "Little Darlin' ".
 A good friend -- even older than I am, sent this one to me and I had to share it!  Now, you youngsters may not recognize any of this, but for you that are too young to remember - it was a time when the performers were happy, enjoying themselves, respecting their fans, dressed appropriately and their lyrics could be understood.
They did not feel obligated to scream, eat the microphone, mumble inaudible lyrics or trash the set.
In 1957, The Diamonds had a hit with "Little Darlin" 47 years later, they were requested to perform at Atlantic City ...
This link leads to both performances.
Watch the first one then scroll down for the new one 47 years later.
Hope you enjoy.
47 years apart 2 Performances --  If you can't see it by clicking on the address here, then just type it in on your computer. I hope you can see it, it's a great look back and  really fun videos!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Our World

Share your world with us and enjoy the beauty of so many worlds!!  Mine today is from the Dahlia Festival! So much beauty and color!!!

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~Rachel Carson

Sunday, July 13, 2014

One Quiet Moment

World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama

Wishing All of You a Very Happy and Beautiful Sunday!!


Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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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