I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, August 27, 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!!

Our weather continues to be gorgeous, warm, sunny, but with the nightmare of Irene along the entire east coast, it's a little difficult to not feel guilty that things here -- so far   --  have been so uneventful weather-wise! My shadows for today are from the roof to the beach, to the art show and back home!!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I'm holding good thoughts for all of you in Irenes path!

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.  Louis E. Boone

Friday, August 26, 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! 

Summer was late in coming, but we have had such beautiful weather the past week! And wouldn't you know? As soon as it reached 80 degrees everyone around here started complaining about the heat!! Ah, we humans are never satisfied!!  Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, safe from hurricanes and tornadoes, forest fires and flooding!!! It has been a year for it all!!
The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. Phillips Brooks
CONGRESS: The only "Distinctly Native American Criminal Class".
Mark Twain

Thursday, August 25, 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  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy, Wren and me. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! 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.

Because of the very lovely weather we've had recently, the sunsets have been pretty dull, no clouds, no dramatic colors etc. But I happened to glance up from my desk a couple of nights ago and these are the skies I saw!! I took these over a period of about a half hour and they were amazing! Hope you enjoy! Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!

The sky is the daily bread of the imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is the sky, which is all men's together.  EuripidesEuripides

 Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.   Palmer Sondreal

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens
I love the birds in the left hand corner of the shot!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Getting Ready for "Our World"!

So many of you  have expressed your desire to see Klaus Peter's blog, That's My World continue, not only because it is a wonderful way to share our world with people all over the world, it is another way to remember Klaus and to honor his memory. As a result, Sandy and I have decided to continue the blog under the name Our World. It will take a little time to get it up and running, but I hope you will be patient with us as we put the pieces together. The website for the new blog will be: http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/Sandy's address is:sandycarlson.net  and mine is:
Feel free to leave comments/suggestions and/or contact us! We are both so looking forward to seeing and sharing more photos of our wonderful worlds with each of you!!

Wednesday Humor!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ABC Wednesday - F!

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!!

Fantastic! It's the F day! Time for Fellowship and Fun with Friends -- nothing Fake or Foolish! It's better than a trip to Fairyland -- but not for the Faint of heart! We'll jump on the Freeway, this Fall, Follow the Fences to the Farm for some great Food -- like, say, Fettuccine alfredo, some Fish and Figs for dessert! Watch out for the Fleas, though, particularly when you're out getting Firewood!! Our Friends won't Fail us with this Fine Letter! And what are my F words for the day? Fog, Fall colors, Fruit, Flowers and Fun! All mine, Sir Google, all mine!

Fetch the Food and Fly away with me!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

My World!

As you know, we will no longer be hosting My World as it was Klaus Peter's project from the beginning and it will go with him. I just thought that I would continue to share some of my favorite places with you -- not in a meme, but just on my blog on Mondays, in memory of Klaus.

This past weekend I went with a group to a place called Warli. It is across the Sound from Seattle. It is surrounded by mountains on one side and the city on the other. There are beautiful beaches, gorgeous flowers and delightful places to eat. It was a fun day, as you can see here!!

Sounds of the wind or sounds of the sea
      Make me happy just to be.
                                  June Polis                                   
There is pleasure in the pathless woods . . . there is rapture
        on the lonely shore.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
       Burton Hills
Flowers are like human beings . . . they thrive on kindness.Fred Streeter
The earth laughs in flowers!
                               Ralph Waldo Emerson                                   
 Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.  
 John Barrymore

Each season has its joys to treasure, to lift one's spirits and bring
      us pleasure.

Author Unknown

In summer, the song sings itself.
                     William Carlos Williams                     

Pets Forever

Bozo's human had to be away today and was unable to post Pet Pride! We send him good thoughts to help during a difficult time.
 But I did want to show you the new ME!!
That was some haircut I got! But at least I won't need to go back any time soon!!!
A bathed, barbered, clipped and trimmed Sam Schnauzer!!!

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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