I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

One Quiet Moment

The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

More Incredible Trees!!!

Tree of Tule, over 2000 years old!! 

Pretty awesome

place for a weekend picnic, huh??

The Angel Oak in South Carolina stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall and is estimated to be more than 1400 or 1500 years old. (By Daniela Duncan)

And this one would work pretty well, too, don't you think???  It's really great realizing there are things "older than me"!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

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

Some Beauty and Wisdom for Friday!!

The flamboyant tree, Madagascar.  By Salete T Silva
The flamboyant tree, Madagascar. By Salete T Silva
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. - Hans Christian Anderson

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. -Elwyn Brooks White

If you search the world for happiness you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door. -Robert Brandt

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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