I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 9, 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!! I took another fun trip this week to the most amazing nursery I've ever seen! And it has been such fun to spend time on the roof with all the flowers and plants and the breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier! Hope you've all had a great week, enjoy your weekend and find reasons to laugh and smile!
 Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andre Maurois
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

Friday, July 8, 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! 
We've had such a beautiful week with lots of sun -- until yesterday! But I did get a  shot at the harbor.  I had lunch last week at a really delightful English tea room and the second shot was taken from my table at the reflection on the sheer curtains of the very interesting siding on the building next door. Later I visited an incredible nursery where they had a huge display of fountains. It's not the best reflection shot, but I loved the coins on the bottom.  Hope you all have a wonderful and happy weekend! Enjoy!
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Thursday, July 7, 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. We have had such glorious, warm weather for several days now and I had a wonderful visit with my oldest son who was visiting from Texas! So, it's been a grand week and he and I had lots of fun taking photos from the roof of my apartment building. Hope you enjoy them! Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!!

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Max Lucado

 A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mohandas Gandhi
He moves across the world,
the rituals,prayers
modes of worship
across the lands.

Fragrant flowers
of the east,
incense sticks,
ghee lamps,
betel nut leaves,
and a
daily cleaning
of pooja (worship) vessels
crafted in
old silver
and pewter
of the ages.

She stands
in her balcony,
in Tacoma
in the beauty,
and color
and fragrance of the roses,
the carpets of green,
rippling water below,
and watches
in amazement,
as the
brushes against
the dark clouds
in the sky
rubs and rubs
them clean,
thundering payers,
lightning sky lamps.

The thanksgiving
worship ritual can now start;
the sky vessel
has been cleaned and polished,
till the gold,
and pewter
shines through

in prayer....

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at July 6, 2011 10:18 PM
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

Some Smiles, Wisdom and Beauty for the Day!

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker..

5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it..

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others..

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. 
 Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.

20 * It was I, your friend!

*Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!

My daughter in California has begun to get into photography and recently visited a very lovely place!  I wanted to share a few of her photos with you today!!
I think they are terrific! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Y

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!!  
Yoohoo!! Hey Y'all! Yahoo! It's the Y Day!! You are all invited to come to my Yard and start by practicing some Yoga. Don't start Yawning! After the 4th we all need the exercise! Yippee! it's been a great Year so far! Let's go run through fields of Yellow flowers, have a bowl of Yogurt -- and no, it isn't Yucky -- in my Yurt and shout Yippee!! We are the masters of the alphabet one more time! And my Y pics for the day -- with a little help from that Mastermind, Sir Google, are -- Yogurt, Yawn, Yellow and Yurt!!

Monday, July 4, 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?

A very Happy July 4th to all of you here in the states and a very happy weekend to all of you everywhere! Last week we took a trip to an extremely interesting place with an interesting history and I'm including a link for you to read more about it if you like. http://www.countryvillagebothell.com/historicalinformation/ I had great fun as always taking pictures of this very different shopping mall. I also had the most fantastic lunch I've had in ages at a delightful English Tea Room!  
Hope you enjoy!
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.
Mark Twain
We have the best government that money can buy.
Mark Twain
What is human life? The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it.
Mark Twain
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn
 Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
Louis L'Amour

Sunday, July 3, 2011

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!!
My big brother from Texas has been visiting us and I have another lap to sit in!! Sure has been a fun week for Mom and me!!

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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