I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person. ~Alec Waugh

They turned the country up on its side, and everything loose fell into California. ~Author Unknown

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ~Lin Yutang

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
~Mark Twain

We must be our own before we can be anothers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself. ~Ethel Barrymore

Take the time to come home to yourself every day. ~Robin Casarjean

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Sleuths around the world, unite and see what kind of shadow shots we can find to display for Tracy over at Hey Harriet's!! Click on the icon, sign up and show us what you've found!

Flowers and flowering trees are blooming, budding, leafing out in a lot areas here in Seattle, but we're still having a lot of rain and I didn't want to show any grumpy, gray shadows, so these are from last spring. It is wonderful to begin to see colors and shadows do more than peep out for an hour or so, but I'll take them anytime!!

These are in our neighbors yard.

At the park near the harbor!

Guess where?

And a sip of tea on the front porch!

And a splash of color along the alley behind our house!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty and Gratitude!

I can't begin to tell all of your how much I appreciated the outpouring of support for Adam and I! What wonderful, supportive friends you are! He's doing great! Went back to work and this weekend he's checking out a piece of property he hopes to purchase in Eastern Washington. It was a tough few days, but they (doctors) seem to have gotten the problem under control. My love and gratitude to each of you. Have a great weekend!

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. ~Ambrose Bierce

Madame Earth,
coming out
of a wet
and cold winter.
Bare bone branches
and white outfits
with joy
on sighting
a weak winter Sun.

Seasonal departures
of the
Cold and Bare;
she enjoys the
arrival of
a time of birth,

Bursting high
into blossom,
the Bare,
High Kicks
from Madam Earth
in her pink and green
Head costume,
Folies Bergere
beneath an audience
of wispy clouds
in a Blue Sky....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at March 5, 2010 7:36 PM

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~Ansel Adams

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov

Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Don't Mess With Old Broads Uh, Mature Ladies That Is

A mature lady gets pulled over for speeding...

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Traffic Cop: Yes ma'am, I'm afraid you were speeding.

Older Woman: Oh, I see.

Traffic Cop: Can I see your license please?

Older Woman: Well, I would give it to you but I don't have one.

Traffic Cop: Don't have one?

Older Woman: No. I lost it 4 ye ar s ago for drunk driving.

Traffic Cop: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Older Woman: I can't do that.

Traffic Cop: Why not?

Older Woman: I stole this car.

Traffic Cop: Stole it?

Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Traffic Cop: You what!?

Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see

The traffic cop looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car while calling for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Older Woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: My colleague here tells me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Older Woman: Murdered the owner? Are you serious?!

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?

Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.

The traffic cop is quite stunned.

Officer 2: My colleague claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.

The officer examines the license quizzically.

Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, but I am puzzled, as I was told by my officer here that you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner!

Older Woman: Bet the lying bastard told you I was speeding, too.

Don't Mess With Mature Ladies

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

First of all I want to thank all of you so very much for sending your thoughts and prayers for my son, Adam. He is home and is doing better, hopefully he will be make a full recovery over the next few days.

Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch Team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and myself! Click on the icon, sign up and the join the over three hundred fifty people all of the world that share their skies each week!

A few of the beautiful skies I have seen over the past couple of weeks. Poets say it so much better than I ever could.

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
George Washington Carver

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
Bern Williams

With each sunrise, we start anew.
- Anonymous

Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun /at sunset/?
Matthew Arnold

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.
Bern Williams

May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down.
Sara June Parker

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hold Good Thoughts

My son, Adam, has had to go to the emergency room for the second time today with a hernia/stomach problem. I do hate feeling so helpless when any of my kids are sick, would appreciate your holding good thoughts for him.

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Robert Frost

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.
Anais Nin

Some Humor for the Day!

A crusty old man walks into the local Church and says to
the secretary, 'I would like to join this damn church.'

The astonished woman replies, 'I beg your pardon, sir.
I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?'

'Listen up, damn it. I said I want to join this damn

'I'm very sorry sir, but that kind of language is
not tolerated in this church.'

The secretary leaves her desk and goes into the
pastor's study to inform him of her situation.
The pastor agrees that the secretary does
not have to listen to that foul language.

They both return to her office and the pastor asks the old
geezer, 'Sir, what seems to be the problem here?'

There is no damn problem,' the man says. 'I just
won $200 million bucks in the damn lottery and I want to join
this damn church to get rid of some of this damn money.

'I see...' said the pastor. 'And is this bitch
giving you a hard time???'


Jack & Eloise, an elderly couple were invited to some lifelong friends
home for dinner one evening. Eloise was so impressed by the way her
lady friend preceded every request to her husband with endearing
terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, etc.

The couple had been married almost 70 years and clearly, they were
still very much in love. After dinner, while the two husbands were in
the living room chatting, Eloise leaned over to her hostess and said,
'I think it's wonderful that after all these years, you still call your
husband all those loving pet names'.

The elderly lady hung her head and said, 'I have to tell you the
truth, his name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, and I'm scared
to death to ask the cranky old asshole what his name is.




Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes. ~
Rabindranath Tagore

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Robert Frost

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
T. S. Eliot

Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early?
Ogden Nash


Time to play with the alphabet! ABC Wednesday is hosted each week by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and her team. So grab your dictionary, click on the ABC icon and sign up to play!! And the Letter This Week is G!

G stands for Gardens of all kinds, such as Gorgeous flower Gardens!

G stands for Green Grass!

G stands for Green Glass!

G is for Gray as in Gray Clouds!

G stands for Golden skies!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
Robert Frost

"Second (photo)" thoughts....

brown and black
lie low,
a troubled surface,
a dig here,
a lump there.

appears to thrive,
mixing with
those in the pink
and cream of of Life

Its nobody's world;
the brown and black,
the rain water
for the roots,
cool down there;
the whites and pinks,
facing a mositure-ous new day
and the green,
up to the world,
as if to say,
"We really can't live without each other,
can we ?"
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at March 1, 2010 8:33 PM

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
Robert Frost

I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.
Robert Frost

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Kahlil Gibran

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
Kahlil Gibran

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin

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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