I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
       - Aesop

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
-- Stanley Horowitz
Welcome to the shadows of Shadow Shot Sunday!
Your hosts are:Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (chubskulit)Gemma Wiseman

Friday, September 20, 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. 

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
-- Albert Camus

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sky Watch!

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
-- David Seabury
It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.  Bern Williams
Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun at sunset? Matthew Arnold
Softly the evening came/with the sunset!  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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 18, 2013

One Quiet Moment

The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Ah, Had to Share This One!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
 Albert Einstein

Ah, Now That I'm Getting Older????

As I was lying around, pondering the problems of the world...

.. I realized, that at my age, I don't really give a rat's ass anymore.

.. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
.. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat.
.. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while
.. A tortoise doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years.
And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.

Just grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to remember the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

  Now that I'm older, here's what I've discovered:

1.  I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
2.  My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.
3.  I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.
4.  Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.
5.  If all is not lost, then where the heck is it?
6.  It was a whole lot easier to get older, than to get wiser.
7.  Some days, you're the top dog; some days you're the hydrant.
8.  I wish the buck really did stop here; I sure could use a few of them.
9.  Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
10. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
11.  It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
12. The world only beats a path to your door when you're in the bathroom.
13. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees.
14. When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.
15. It's not hard to meet expenses . . . they're everywhere.
16. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
17. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm "here after".
18. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Our World

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
 Albert Einstein

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  Elizabeth

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
 Nathaniel Hawthorne

Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings. Terri Guillemets

Join us and show us Your World!!
After my youngest sons marriage, my son, David and my daughter, Kerith, took me to the Japanese Garden here in Portland and it is an awesomely beautiful place!! I've shown a few of the pics that I took, but here are a few more!! Such a lovely part of my world!! Hope you enjoy!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

One Quiet Moment

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
John Bailey

Happy Sunday!!

Smile, Laugh, Enjoy Every Day!!

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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