I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Welcome to the shadows of Shadow Shot Sunday!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
       Sister Busche
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
       Soren Kierkegaard
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
                              Albert Einstein                                                     

Flowers for Leontien

Flowers for Leontien
Sending you flowers and good wishes and warm thoughts for  you in the coming weeks, Leontien!!

To see more lovely flowers and good wishes for Leontien click here!

Friday, April 27, 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!!
I will be going to the Tulip Festival today so I will be late commenting, but I'll be there!!
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. Benjamin Franklin
Dreams are necessary to life.  Anaïs Nin
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.   Gustave Flaubert

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!

It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.  F. Scott Fitzgerald
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Evening Wisdom and Beauty

Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make. Sherrilyn Kenyon

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.    Brian Tracy

Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.   Emily Giffin

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

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

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
Chinese Proverb

"Never Squat While Wearing your spurs"

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the
greatest political sages this country has ever known. 
Enjoy the following: 
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman.
Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it
and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then
to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying
about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. 
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way.
I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth,
think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. 
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging
is that it's such a nice change from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the
ground with sticks,
it was called witchcraft.
Today it's called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble,
you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Our World!

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!!
This has been a big weekend in Seattle, kicking off the 6 month celebration commemorating,  the 50th
Anniversary  of the 1962 World’s Fair and the Space Needle!  The photos are mine, taken from a seaplane during a birthday flight several years ago from my son Adam. It was awesome!!  The history here is a portion from an article written by Seattle Times staff reporter, Nancy Bartly.
"With the haunting notes of a Native America flute, the flying feet of a Filipino drill team and the strains of the Seattle Men's Chorus, Seattle Center on Saturday launched into the first day of a six-month celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair.
Five decades ago, Seattle took a step toward diversity. It was two years before the Civil Rights Act and the fair hosted 27 nations and invited local ethnic groups to show off their best.
The Seattle we know today is the fair's legacy, said Saturday's speakers. "In 1962, Seattle wanted to seize the future and the fair reflected it," said Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.
The fair was the beginning of the Chinese Community Drill Team, now a staple at many Seattle events, and well known for their dazzling gold-gilded, cardinal costumes.
Performing 50 years later was special for the team, said Sofia Price: "It's coming full circle."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
Margaret Fuller

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing  Matt Biondi

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!!

When are they going to have some dog shows on TV???  I'm really sick of people and politics!!!!

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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