I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday #2 - Magical Mystical Teacher + Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman


Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.
Alan Cohen
And Joy is Everywhere;

It is in the Earth's green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
 Rabindranath Tagore
Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host
against difficulties.  Helen Keller
The key to life is imagination. If you don't have that, no matter what you
have, it's meaningless. If you do have imagination. you can make feast of
Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Friday, January 20, 2012

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!
Wishing all of you a lovely, restful, happy weekend!

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art
of life is to have as many of them as possible.  Montaigne

Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.
        Cullen Hightower

One kind word can warm three winter months.
       Japanese proverb

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!

Every mile is two in winter.
        George Herbert
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
        Albert Camus
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
        Anne Bradstreet
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! 

Our weather has been pretty gray and gloomy, but last Saturday I happened to look out the window a little before sunset and saw such incredible skies I had to rub my eyes to make sure I wasn't seeing things! The gray had turned into the most amazing colors I've ever seen! I grabbed my camera and went to the roof and these are three of the shots that I got. It lasted about a half hour and then completely disappeared and the gray returned.  No retouching, this is just the way they came out of the camera! Hope you like them!

Forgive my upside down posting -- it's Blogger doing its thing again?????  This was my seventh try!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.   Abraham

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.-
Count Leo Tolstoy
I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who
do the most for others.    Booker T. Washington

You Want to Smile All Day?

 Watch this video and you will, believe me!!


Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'm snowbound!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Watery Beauty

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste, that they hurry past
it.   Kierkegaard
Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have. -

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to
find it elsewhere
.  Agnes Repplier

'Old' Is When ........

'OLD' IS  WHEN....

Your sweetie says,  'Let's go upstairs 

and make love,' and you  answer, 

'Pick one; I can't do  both!'


Your friends  compliment you 

on your new alligator  shoes 

and you're barefoot..


A  sexy babe or hunk catches your fancy

and your  pacemaker opens the garage door.

'OLD' IS  WHEN...  

Going braless  

pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.


You don't care  where your spouse goes, 

just as long as you don't  have to go along.


You are cautioned  to slow down by the doctor instead of by the police


'Getting a little  action' 

means you don't need to take any fibre  today.


'Getting lucky'  means you find your car 

in the parking  lot.

'OLD'IS  WHEN...  

An  'all nighter' means not getting up 

to use the  bathroom.

'OLD' IS  WHEN....  

You are not sure these  are  jokes

Monday, January 16, 2012

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!!

And a snowy world it is today and more on the way! It is cold, but it's so beautiful to sit here at my desk and watch the snow falling, covering the trees and roofs. It looks as though it's giving my world a snowy bath!

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable
happiness there is in our lives.  C. S. Lewis

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming
gardeners who make our souls blossom.  Marcel Proust

And consequently, that is why I'm grateful to all of you! You have indeed made my soul blossom!!  Thank you!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have
helped you.   John E. Southard
The best way to find good in thyself is to begin to look for good in
others.   Unknown
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common
things.   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!

 Have you looked outside?? It's snowing!!  I'm staying right where I am until it goes away!!

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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