I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mubai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get you human to click on The Man's pic and sign you up! We'll be waiting for you!!

The weather has been really junky here for the past week with lots of rain and wind and way too chilly to be almost June!! So, Mojo and I were talking about what we could do.

She got Mom to get out the photos of her and Izzie playing earlier this month when it was sunny. We wanted to invite her over to play anyway.

But Izzie was out of town, so Mojo just sulked the rest of the day! And I took a nap! Maybe next week!

Hope things are going better for you guys! This has been the only fun thing for us all week!!!

A Day of Remberance! Memorial Day! Holocaust!

To all of the men and women who have given their lives that we may continue to enjoy the freedom that we have in these United States. Let us take a moment out of our celebrating to remember who and why we celebrate.

And may we never forget the men and women who died in Vietnam -- a useless tragedy all it's own!

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Had any sun lately? Seen any of those fascinating shadows? Yes, it's time again to play with the those guys and see what kind of shadow shots you can discover! Shadow Shot is hosted by Tracy over at Hey Harriet, so click on the icon, sign up and show us what you found this week!

As for us here in Seattle -- well, sun???? What's that??? Fifteen minutes here, fifteen minutes there! I can't get upstairs and grab my camera before the next layer of clouds roll in! So, you may see a little redundancy here today! Ah, well! I'll start with Sir Sam Schnauzer keeping watch over the back gate!

And leafy shadows on our freshly mowed lawn and newly mulched beds!

Across the alley -- again! You can see that the rosebud from last week has bloomed, but the wind has been so strong I've had trouble catching a shot that wasn't blurred, but shadows of them and some other plants on the fence were pretty cool.

And then when the gloom and rain and more wind showed up, I wistfully went through some colored shadows from those lovely sunny days!! I don't know who keeps scaring the sun off for ten days at a time, but I wish he/she/it would find another past time!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the icon and join us! If the icon doesn't work here is the address and you can click on it instead: http://newtowndailyphoto.blogspot.com/

On our one sunny day this week, I went back to the Bird Sanctuary and found these guys soaking up that sunshine!

And then the leafy, watery reflections that I'm so nuts about!!

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

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Welcome to the world of beautiful skies! Look up and share the beauty! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me! Click on our new icon and hopefully it will take you to the Sky Watch site (I say hopefully because I've had a little difficulty with the program lately)! But the web address is http://skyley.blogspot.com/ and there you can see beautiful skies from all over the world as well as share yours! Enjoy!

Nature has given man one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear twice as much as we speak.

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e.e. cummings

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
Rachel Carson

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
Rachel Carson

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
Linda Hogan

A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that "ancient institution" the old one.
Douglas Jerrold

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Two Story Outhouse and News from Pfizer!!! Plus More Laughs for the Day!

I can't even think of anything to add to this.
Words fail me! This picture is worth 10,000 of them.

Yep!!! This pretty much says it all.

Needs no additional comments!!!

And this just out from Pfizer!

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink". Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of:

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them..

Perfectly timed photos!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks very much. ~ Walter Lippmann

We don't stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing.
~ George Bernard Shaw

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
~ Reba McEntire

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
~ Thomas Carlyle

Life is the flower for which love is the honey. ~ Victor Hugo

ABC Wednesday - S!

Got your thinking caps on? You know what day it is, don't you? It's ABC Wednesday! Well, it may be Tuesday here in the States, but that just gives us a chance to get a Step ahead on showing off what we know about -- are you ready? The S words -- now behave, not all the S words are those bad ones! Anyway, ABC Wednesday is hosted each week by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Team -- Denise, Roger, Jay, Troy, Barb, Gattina and me! So click on the icon, Sign up and Show us what you know about the letter S!

Around here S stands for Sylvia's Shadow in Seattle!

For Sam Schnauzer!

And the Siblings!

S is for Sail boats on the Sound!

Sailing into the Sunset!

Monday, May 24, 2010

That's My World

Look around you! What makes up your world? What do you love about it? What do you hate about it? My World is the place you can share that with others and it is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World Team -- Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me! So click on the icon, sign in and not only share your world but have the opportunity of seeing the world of many others! The least expensive way I know to see the very best of all our worlds.

We finally had some sun, I finally had a car and I headed out to my favorite places and a couple of areas I hadn't been before. I never tire of the places and things that I see in my world these days!

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie

Nature is the art of God.
Dante Alighieri

Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
Mahatma Gandhi

It's good to shut up sometimes.
Marcel Marceau

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Chinese Proverb

It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot

And a moon in a blue sky!

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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