I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 23, 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 actually been rather easy to find shadows this week as summer tiptoes shyly, reluctantly, slowly into the northwest! Believe me, I'm not complaining about our temps in light of the weather grilling the rest of the country!!  But the sun here has been lovely!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter and fun -- but stay cool!!

To the people of Norway, my thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.  Mark TwainMark Twain

Friday, July 22, 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! 
Considering the incredible, searing heat across most of the country these days!  I can assure you that I'm grateful to live in the northwest where we are enjoying one of the coolest summers on record here!!! Amazing and somewhat disturbing! What's next????  I haven't gotten out a lot this week, but here are some shots and words for the day! Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye

When life gives you lemons, cut them in half and squirt life in the eye!
Author Unknown

Thursday, July 21, 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've had a little of everything this week -- gray, rain, wind and gorgeous blue skies and puffy, beautiful clouds. Considering the extreme weather all over the country, I feel very blessed to have such incredibly mild temps -- the mildest in many years???? Go figure, but I'll take it!! 
Wishing you all a beautiful day and a wonderful weekend!

 We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
       Margaret Mead
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
 Elbert Hubbard
 Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Life is too short, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.
Author Unknown

Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching. and live like it's heaven on earth.
Author Unknown

 If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine

Some Humor for Wednesday!

Darned clever, these Canadians!
   America and Europe & Australia should consider 
changing their currencies too. 
Due to the global war on terrorism, many terrorist organizations have had their finances frozen.  Consequently, they have resorted to counterfeiting.

The Canadians have decided to redesign their currency to prevent the radical
Muslims from even touching it!  It is also hoped that this will have a positive effect on tourism.      
Muslim terrorists have to kill themselves if they see a naked woman. Those Canadians always 
find the solution!  Must be the pure water up 
there in the North

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ABC Wednesday - A!

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 and Gattina! And guess what? It's that day again!  It's ABC Wednesday!!
Aah! Are you Awake! This is Awesome! We're beginning a new look At the Alphabet and it is the A Day! How About that! I'm Absolutely All for a new round, Although I may not be Around every week. I'm very Active these days and have to Admit I run out of time now And then And we must be Adaptable. Sir Google helped me out with my words for the day, which Are: Apple, Asparagus, Alcohol, Actor, Apricot !

Monday, July 18, 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?

I didn't get out a lot this past week except for a trip to good old Trader Joe for the weekly groceries! Most of the trips were to the casinos and I don't gamble. But I did want to share a couple more pics from the wonderful nursery we went to last week, a big part of my world -- son, David, here for a brief visit and Sam!! And, of course, our beautiful skies/sunsets.  Hope you all have a great week with lots of love and laughter and beauty!!

 We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
Charlie Brown

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.
Author Unknown

Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Life is nothing without friendship.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Wally 'Famous' Amos
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Pet Forever!

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!! 
WOW! I really enjoy having all the extra room and I've found lots of places to take naps! This is just like sleeping outside under a tree!!! I've got some more places that I'll show you later!! I had Mom take a really big picture, so you'll have to scroll over a bit to see it all! That's my new toy, Marvin Moose, on the floor beside 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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