I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Having a place to go - is a home.  Having someone to love - is a family.  Having both - is a blessing.  Donna Hedges
The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.  Dodie Smith
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.  Ogden Nash

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

I'm still enjoying looking through my files for shadow shots while I wait for the sun to return!  And it will! Just not as soon as I would like! Hope at least some of you are enjoying some sunshine and blue skies  and lots of shadows!!


Friday, March 9, 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!
Hope all of you are ready for a great weekend and hopefully, some lovely weather as well!!
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Or moonshine -- as the case may be!
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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 and I. 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!  This was the sunset two nights ago after a gray and grumpy day. I glanced out my window and this is what had happened to the skies in just a few minutes! It was awesome! I hope you enjoy these! Have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love, laughter and lots of beautiful skies!!

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
 Walter Bagehot

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
 St. Francis of Assisi

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.   Lao Tzu

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.    David Viscott


Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.   Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

The Good Things!!

As I wrote last evening, our family is facing another difficult problem as my youngest daughter has been diagnosed with breast cancer and this so soon after the death of  my kids Dad. But we take it one day at a time and are thankful for the blessings we do have. 

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou

And she will and our family will!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty and a Request

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow
where they lead.
 Louisa May Alcott
I learned tonight that my youngest daughter has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I would so appreciate your prayers and good thoughts for her and my family. It's been a difficult new year for us.
If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may
have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure"
is not the falling down, but the staying down.
 Mary Pickford

How About Some British Humor for the Day?

These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers:
8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites!
1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.
FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.
Must sell washer and dryer $100.
Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.
And the WINNER is...
FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes.
Excellent condition, $200 or best offer.
No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.
(Statement of the Century)
Thought from the Greatest Living Scottish Thinker--Billy Connolly.
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking,
How come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time?"
Children Are Quick
TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?' GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
(I Love this child)
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.....
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.
(I want to adopt this kid!!!)
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher

Due to current economic conditions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.
And the pics of the day are .......
 What kind of cheese did you say this is?? And how much does it cost??
Hey! This is pretty cool! Can I have it?

Monday, March 5, 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!!
Because I'm unwilling to let go of spring and summer, today's post will be a continuation including a surprise snow shower we had a few days ago! Those big white splashes are NOT a camera problem, they are the HUGE snowflakes we had! I was happy to see them go once I had gotten a shot of them!
Have a wonderful, beautiful week!
Blogger is having one of it's junky days and I can't leave a comment on most blogs -- instead I get a message urging me to join Blogspot???? I'll keep trying.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
Will Rogers

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we
think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the
small ones.
 Phillips Brooks

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

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

The healthiest response to life is joy.
Deepak Chopra

Nature has given man one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear twice as
much as we speak.

Do you see those tiny black specks around the mountain? They're one of the nightly group of blackbirds that fly around everywhere here! Makes me think of the movie "The Birds"!

Sam Misses Bozo!!

I surely wish that Bozo would come home so we could get together on Sunday mornings again! I miss him!!  I guess I'll just go back to bed! Darn! Oooops don't tell Mom I said that!!!

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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