I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday!

We do have sun again! As of yesterday! So, I have a few new things for this week. Anyway, for those of you who don't know about this addictive pastime that so many of us have gotten involved in, it's Shadow Shot Sunday and is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet, so click on the icon and hop over to her blog, sign in and show and share the shadows that you discover!

Sam isn't accustomed to all that warm sunshine and he was almost tripping over his tongue!

I always love the very different shadow patterns I can find on the deck.

Had to drink a toast to the beautiful blue skies! Hope they hang around for another day!! or two, or three!!

Friday, June 18, 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/

Monday was a glorious, "blue only sky"! I, of course, headed for the harbor and the sanctuary where my feathered friends and the turtles were soaking it up! I don't think you need any words from me to see why it was such a wonderful morning!!

Hopefully, we'll have more days like this soon!! Hope you all enjoy a beautiful weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Look up! See the beauty? Grab your camera and get busy! It's Sky Watch time again! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch Team -- Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me! Join us and share the beauty of your skies!

We've had a little bit of everything this week from cloudless blue skies to stormy clouds, rain and everything in between, which is fairly common for the northwest -- particularly this year! But clear and beautiful or cloudy and stormy, nothing can match them for the beauty and for me that brings a lot of joy and that's what I focused on this week -- the beauty and the joy! And speaking of joy, two of my blogging friends, Thom for Hawaii and Susan, formerly from Ireland and now from West Virgina, will be here today and I hope to be able to spend some good time with them. So forgive me if I'm late getting to comment on your Sky Watch posts! I will get there though!

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside. ~ Melba Colgrove

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. - E E. Cummings

Don't waste a minute being unhappy. If one window closes - run to the next window - or break down a door.

True happiness arises in the first place from enjoyment of oneself. ~ Joseph Addition

To be happy, do not add to your possessions, but subtract from your desires.

The real joy of life is in its play. Play is anything we do for the joy and love of doing it, apart from any profit, compulsion, or sense of duty. It is the real joy of living. ~ Walter Rauschbusch

Happiness is a grateful spirit, an optimistic attitude, and a heart full of love.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thoughts for the Evening

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~ William Arthur Ward

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Ah, the Joys of Aging!!

Temps in the 40s early this morning, gray, raining -- again, and I needed a laugh or two for the day!!

An elderly couple were attending church services.

About halfway through, she writes a note and hands it to her husband. It says, "I just let out a silent fart, what do you think I should do?"

He scribbles back , "Put a new battery in your hearing aid.."


A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other of the sex after death.
Their biggest fear was that there was no after life at all.
After a long life together, the husband was the first to die.
True to his word, he made the first contact:

" Marion ... Marion "
"Is that you, Bob?"
"Yes, I've come back like we agreed."
"That's wonderful! What's it like?"

"Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it's off to the golf course.
I have sex again, bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple of more times.
Then I have lunch (you'd be proud - lots of greens). Another romp around the golf course, then pretty much have sex the rest of the afternoon. After supper, it's back to golf course again.
Then it's more sex until late at night. I catch some much needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again"

"Oh, Bob are you in Heaven?"
"No...........I'm a rabbit in Arizona!


There was once a hunter, alone in the woods, no restrooms. So he walked over to a tree and propped up his gun to take a wizz. Just then a gust of wind blew, the gun fell over, and discharged ... shooting the hunter in the genitals.

Several hours later, lying in a hospital bed, he was approached by his doctor. "Well sir, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you are going to be OK. The damage was local to your groin, there was very little internal damage and we were able to remove all of the buckshot....."

"What's the bad news?" asked the hunter.

"The bad news is that there was some pretty extensive buckshot damage done to your penis. I'm going to have to refer you to my sister."

"Well I guess that isn't too bad," the hunter replied. "Is your sister a plastic surgeon?"

"Not exactly," answered the doctor. "She's a flute player in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She's going to teach you where to put your fingers so you don't pee in your eye."

Global Facts About Sex

At Any Given Moment:
FACT: 79,000,000 people are engaged in sex - right now.
FACT: 58,000,000 are kissing.
FACT: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex.
FACT: 1 old person is reading blogs.

You hang in there, Sunshine ...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ABC Wednesday - V!

Got your dictionary out? You ready to play with the letters? It's that Time again! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team of Denise, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me! And today is the Valuable letter V! And I just bet you can find lots of Vs in your world!

V is for Vases, Violets, Vineyards, Vegetables and Vibrant colored flowers!

And on the down side, V is for Violent, Volatile storms. Just a reminder to look up now and then!

Now, hasn't this lesson helped you to see the Valuable and VariedVs in your life?

Monday, June 14, 2010

That's My World!

My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World Team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me! All our worlds are so different. What is it about yours that moves you, thrills you, saddens you? That gorgeous sunshine returned on Friday and I haven't seen our skies this blue in ages! What a thrill! Click on the icon and join us in sharing those notable aspects of our worlds!

As I look around my world each week I am stunned by how much beauty there is and in many ways these posts are my way of expressing my gratitude for the fullness of my life. So, today's quotes reflect the gratitude that I feel.

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
William A. Ward

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

Sunday, June 13, 2010

MicroFiction Monday

>Susan at Stony River Farm hosts Microfiction Monday. She posts a picture and you compose a story in 140 characters. You can click on the icon to get further instructions. To help you along she has posted a wonderful link that counts your characters for you! How great is that! You can get the counter at Design 215.

This meme is easy and it's fun! Thanks, Susan for hosting.

And here's the picture for the day!

He's cute,well mannered, even funny. He's still a monkey!
And my parents thought he could take John's place? Not till I swing by my tail!

10 Worst Technology Predictions

(The author of the ninth is interesting)

"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development."
- Roman Engineer Julius Sextus Frontius in 10 A.D.

"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys."
- Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer of British Post Office, 1878

"Everything that can be invented has already been invented"
- Charles Duell, Commissioner for the U.S. Patent Office, 1899

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
- H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers"
- Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

"Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night"
- Darryl Zanuck, 20th Century Fox, 1946

"The world potential market for copying machines is 5,000 at the most"
- IBM executives to the eventual founders of Xerox, 1959

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home"
- Ken Olsen, Founder of mainframe-producer Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer - 640 kb ought to be enough for everybody"
- Bill Gates, Microsoft, 1981

"Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, and kaput"
- Sir Alan Sugar, British entrepreneur, 2005

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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