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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come. - Japanese Proverb

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
- Anonymous

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. - Kahlil Gibran

The river of life !

by the same
rich and flowing
aqua earth,
levels of prosperity,
in crisp heaps
and covers of
while some,
in woody courage,
face adversity,
cracking under it,
bringing forth
a green shoot.....

If they only looked down,
the rich and
gently flowing,
River of Life,
they would see
their lives
as they
go forth
into the future....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at April 10, 2010 8:19 PM

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams. - Anonymous

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

Shadow Shot Sunday!

It's that time again, my shadow addicted friends!! What have your chased down for today?? Shadow Shot is hosted by Tracy over at Hey Harriet, click on the icon, sign up and share what kind of shadows you've found for today!

I've had lots of fun this week because we've had some more sun and I went out to play. And down at the bird sanctuary at the beach I discovered these guys! I love the watery reflections around this pond and the ducks are always fun to watch.

But I had work to do at home, cleaning out a closet. I had taken some clothes upstairs to take to Goodwill and lo and behold an old lace blouse of mine had captured the show!

And, of course, Mojo was there to help!

And my favorite colored bottles had all gotten shoved to the side to make room for my box to take to Goodwill, couldn't let them go uncaptured!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
- Russian Proverb

The time to make friends is before you need them.
- Traditional Proverb

Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
- Egyptian Proverb

The "Fourth" dimension

Nature teaches.

Some ,
dome shaped,
calling you for namaaz;
tall tower above
a temple
central sanctum
rising to the heavens;
A pontiff,
hands outstretched
looking up
beseeching the Lord;

way to the right,
a congregation ,
a motley group,
a mixture
of all styles,
so enthused,
God, for them,
lies in the Green
of the Earth :
to worship,
and protect....

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at April 9, 2010 8:04 PM

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
- Fr. Jerome Cummings

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
- Walter Winchell

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Anonymous

Weekend Reflections

Friday Reflections is hosted each week by James at Something Sighted. If you'd like to join the fun then click on the icon and sign up! It begins at 11AM each Friday!
This is my first time to post a reflection, but I caught some lovely ones yesterday at the Bird Sanctuary down near the harbor. Here's the one I want to share.

What Marriage is Really All About

The old man ordered one hamburger, one order of French fries and one drink. Then he unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half. He placed one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.

He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them kept looking over and whispering. You could tell they were thinking, 'That poor old couple - all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.'

As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table. He politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said they were just fine - they were used to sharing everything.

The surrounding people noticed the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.

Again the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman said 'No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.'

As the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked 'What is it you're waiting for?'

She answered . . . . ..



And the Thought for the Day!

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

Sounds good to me!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies! It's Sky Watch Friday, hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and myself. Each week hundreds of people from all over the world share their skies, click on the icon, sign up and share the beauty of yours!

As always it seems, here in the northwest we get endless and ever changing skies and I never tire of their beauty.

The sunrise is Gods greeting - the sunset, his signature. ~ Unknown

Even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets. ~ Unknown

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Henry Rollins

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. Christopher Morley

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - jolted by every pebble in the road. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness. ~Ellie Katz

Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off. ~Author Unknown

Color is Good!!

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical.

My blood pressure was high ...

My cholesterol was high .....

I'd gained
some weight, and I didn't feel so hot.

My doctor said eating right doesn't have to be complicated
and it would solve my physical problems.

He said: Just think in colors.
Fill your plate with bright colors. Try some greens, oranges, reds, maybe
something blue,etc.

So I went right home and ate an entire bowl of

And sure enough, I felt better immediately. I never knew eating right could be soooooo easy !!!

Walk Naked in America Day!

Don't forget to mark your calendars.
As you may already know, it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife naked and if he does, he must commit suicide. So next Saturday at 1 PM Eastern Time, all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists.
Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort.

All patriotic men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their houses to demonstrate their support for the women and to prove that they are not Muslim terrorist sympathizers. Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol, a cold 6-pack at your side is further proof of your patriotism.

The American government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this anti-terrorist activity.

P.S. It is your patriotic duty to inform others. If you don't tell at least 1 person, you're a terrorist-sympathizing, lily-livered coward and are possibly aiding and abetting terrorists.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ~Erma Bombeck

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. ~Chinese Proverb

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

My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

ABC Wednesday - L!

It's that alphabet day again! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team, Roger, Barb, Jay, Gattina, Troy and myself. It's a great way to play with the alphabet -- who knows what you might learn??? And today is the L day!

L is for Lilacs!

And L is for Lavender!

L is for Lovely Lilies!

And L is for Laughter!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
- Mark Twain

Spring would not be spring without bird songs. - Francis M. Chapman

Keep your faith in all beautiful things;
in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone. - Roy R. Gilson

April's rare capricious loveliness. - Julia Dorr

So much to learn
nature's plans;

The straight,
the curved
look curvier,
young sepals
in light green
the tough looking
dark branches;
A profusion
of white blossoms,
just so,
dotted with black,
on a
background splash
a tentative green;
And the sky,
in its blueness
behind a human
drab building
of the colorless type.

When will we learn,
that differences
unite us,
enriching the scene,
and all the colors
have a stake in each other....?
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at April 5, 2010 8:32 PM

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! - Wallace Stevens

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
- Ruth Stout

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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