I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, October 1, 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!!

When I got up this morning and saw the gray and the rain, I started looking for the color for my day in my summer captures and it was fun, so I'm sharing some of them with you today. Guess that's one of the great things about having file full of the fun, colorful things -- they do lighten up a dark day! Add a little humor and you can put aside the grim things! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. Jennifer Jones
 When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck
Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. Robert Orben
When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. George Burns

Friday, September 30, 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 had a very warm and sunny day yesterday and I used it to run some errands and I guess it was a good choice because fall was waiting for me this morning, sunny but really chilly. Still, that's better than rain -- that comes tomorrow and for the next ten days if the weatherman is correct????

May you all have a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter and FUN!!

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Eric Sevareid

Thursday, September 29, 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.

We've had quite a variety of skies this week as summer moved out and fall stepped in! Once again I've spent a lot of time on the roof enjoying the flowers and the skies, the colors, the cloud formations and sunsets. These are the skies I want to share with you today. One in particular -- the next to last photo -- it looked to me as though the trees were cupped palms holding up the setting sun.  It did take my breath away!

Hope your week is going well! Love, laugh, enjoy and be thankful!
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People. Benjamin Disraeli
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power. Don DeLillo
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
Nelson Rockefeller
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
Allen Klein

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

 Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
William Gibson
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. Faith Baldwin

Ah! The Wisdom of Confucius

Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.

Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.

Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent.

Squirrel who runs up womans' leg will not find nuts.

Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.

Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs 

behind car gets exhausted.

Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.

War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.

Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

It takes many nails to build a crib, but one screw to fill it.

Man who drives like hell is bound to get there.

Man who stands on toilet is high on pot.

Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.

Finally CONFUCIUS SAY. . .

"A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life. Michael LeBoeuf
You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin
What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
Hal Boyle

The Importance of Correct Spelling and Your Laugh for the Day!

A young monk arrives at the monastery.
He is assigned to helping the other monks
in copying the old canons and laws of the
church by hand.
He notices, however, that all of the monks
are copying from copies, not from the original
manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the
head abbot to question this, pointing out that
if someone made even a small error in the first
copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that
error would be continued in all of the subsequent
The head monk, says, 'We have been copying
from the copies for centuries, but you make
a good point, my son.'
He goes down into the dark caves underneath
the monastery where the original manuscripts
are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't
been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go
by and nobody sees the old abbot. 
So, the young monk gets worried and goes down
to look for him. He sees him banging his head
against the wall and wailing.
"We missed the R !
We missed the R !
We missed the fu%@#ing R !"
His forehead is all bruised and he is
crying uncontrollably. The young monk
asks the old abbot, 'What's wrong, father?'
With a choking voice, the old abbot replies,
'The word was...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Our World Tuesday!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!

Our temperatures have dropped over ten degrees in one day!! But we're still enjoying some sun in between rain storms and lots of wind. Ah, but there are still lots of beautiful flowers in the roof gardens and I'm going to enjoy all that wonderful color for as long as I can -- and I'm sharing some of that wonderful color with you today, along with the things that are always here regardless of the season -- beautiful sunsets and skies and a lovely harbor.

Hope all of you have a wonderful week ahead with lots of love and laughter -- you know, those important things!!

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mohandas Gandhi


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

Pets 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!!

Yep! Bozo the Man Dog is back after his vacation in the kennel and I bet he'll have some great tales/tails to tell us! Hee hee!

This having to take care of my Mom and the new place is really wearing me out! I have to hide to even get a nap these days! Work, work, work!!! When can I retire????

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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