I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Welcome to the shadows of Shadow Shot Sunday!
Your hosts are:Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (chubskulit)Gemma Wiseman

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. P. D. James

October is a symphony of permanence and change. Bonaro W. Overstreet

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. Faith Baldwin

Friday, September 13, 2013

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. 

My oldest son was here in Seattle to be the best man in his brother's wedding on Saturday and then on Sunday, his sister and I took him to the Japanese Gardens here in Portland! It was a great day -- particularly for me because I got lessons on the camera he gave me for Christmas!! Here are a couple of my shots for the day!! I think they're pretty cool for an old broad!!! I particularly love the lily blossoms!! But fish were lovely and colorful!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sky Watch!

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

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod, and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit.
-- Helen Hunt

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 led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. 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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering 9/11

May we never forget! May we always search for peace and love and understanding and offer it to others.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns

Did You Know ????

What is Celibacy?
Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances.

While attending a Marriage Weekend, Frank and his wife Ann listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other."
He then addressed the men.
"Can you name and describe your wife's favorite flower?"
Frank leaned over, touched Ann's arm gently, and whispered,
"Gold Medal-All-Purpose, Isn't it?"

And thus began Frank's life of celibacy.

Monday, September 9, 2013

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!!

A beautiful world it is and what a day!! Gorgeous!! a heavenly place and a beautiful wedding! It was perfect!!

Mojo, Adams dog, wore flowers, but was unimpressed!! She slept through the entire ceremony!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Peace is a gift. It is a gift we give to ourselves. And then to each other
Richard Goode

A Beautiful, Happy Day!!

A beautiful place!

A beautiful couple!

And happy family members!
It was indeed a beautiful day!
More to come!!
May you all have a beautiful day today!!

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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