I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the link under the blog title and sign up to play!!

It's been a fun week getting to spend time with my oldest son who is visiting his brother and I. And I took another trip to a very different and unusual place which I will be featuring on That's My World, but the two photos on the right were taken there.The first pic has more tree shadows from across the street, then shadows in my office, a shot taken at the Tea Room where I had a fantastic lunch the day of the trip and the last one is of very happy ducks in a pond near the restaurant. Fun day!! 

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
 John Muir

Friday, July 1, 2011

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!  
It's been a good week getting to spend time with my oldest son and another interesting trip that the people here planned. I will be writing more about it on Monday, but couldn't resist posting a couple of pics from there.  AND it is also my blogging anniversary! Three years today and 2050 posts!! Well, I always did have a big mouth, but I think the numbers even stunned me!! But it has been some of the best  years of my life and I want to thank all of your for bringing so much beauty and laughter and comfort into my life over the past three years! Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
A man cannot be uncomfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain

Spirit has fifty times the strength and staying-power of brawn and muscle.
Mark Twain

 A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the address under the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up.  Still no consistently great weather, but we are having more sun, warmer temps and to be honest, I really can't complain. Beautiful skies come in lots of different packages and here are some from this week! Hope you all have a beautiful, fun, love-filled weekend! Enjoy!
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
What a man misses mostly in heaven is company.
Mark Twain

Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

Youth is wonderful. It's a shame to waste it on the young.
Mark Twain

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Peace comes to me and is not determined by people, places or things.
Dr. Lee Jampolsky

When you stand in awe of something, remind yourself that you share the source from which it came.
Dr. Lee Jampolsky

Little Humor for Wednesday!

50th Wedding Anniversary

A couple were celebrating 50 years together..

Their three children, all very successful, agreed to a Sunday dinner in
their honor.

"Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad," gushed son number one.
'Sorry I'm running late. I had an emergency at the hospital with a
patient, you know how it is, and I didn't have time to get you a gift."

"Not to worry," said the father. "The important thing is that
we're all together today."

Son number two arrived and announced, "You and Mom look great, Dad.
I just flew in from Los Angeles between depositions and didn't have
time to shop for you."

"It's nothing," said the father. "We're glad you were able to come."

Just then the daughter arrived. "Hello and happy anniversary!
I'm sorry, but my boss is sending me out of town and I was really
busy packing so I didn't have time to get you  anything..."

After they had finished dessert, the father said, "There's
something your mother and I have wanted to tell you for a long time. You
see, we were very poor. Despite this, we were able to send each of you
to college.
Throughout the years your mother and I knew that we loved each
other very much, but we just never found the time to get married."

The three children gasped and all said, "You mean we're bastards?"

"Yep," said the father.  "And cheap ones too."


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ABC Wednesday - X!

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: Denise, Annelie, Leslie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me! And guess what? It's that day again!  It's ABC Wednesday!! 
X marks the spot!! It's not Xmas but it is the X Day!!  I don't come from Xanadu, but I do play the Xylophone! Alright, alright, so I had to let Sir Google help out a little!! What can I say??? I was desperate for an X pic!!!

Hope you all have an Xciting Day -- Yep, can't spell either!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for?

What a gorgeous weekend we have had! Sunday there wasn't a cloud in the sky for most of the day and I headed for the roof!! The individual roof gardens are really in full bloom with lots of beautiful plants and flowers. I also had a good friend bring me a lovely bouquet from her garden! And then there was Mount Rainier!! Hope you enjoy My World today, I know I am!! 

Gratitude is a twofold love / love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Henry Dyke
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain
A conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public.
Mark Twain
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
   Mark Twain

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen 
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Valery
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! I'll be waiting for you!!

Hey, Mom!! My eyebrows need trimming!! I can't see what's going on around here!!

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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