I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, February 22, 2014

One Quiet Moment

We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children
David Bower

In separateness lies the world's true misery. In compassion lies the world's true strength

Remembering Chihuly's Art in Seattle

I wanted to share (again) these pics of the artist Chihuly whose work was on display in Seattle a year ago.

If  you ever have an opportunity to see any of his work, it is amazing!
I'm glad I was able to see it and take the shots that I did!

Friday, February 21, 2014

One Quiet Moment

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.  Mark Twain

Let's Go for a Walk in the Park!!

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
       - Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, February 20, 2014

One Quiet Moment

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
                                                                                 - Horace Friess

Wonderful Skies!!!

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
-- Harold B. Melchart

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

One Quiet Moment

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
-- Agatha Christie

And from me --- Amen to that!!

Some of My Favorite Places and Things!!!

The authentic self is the soul made visible Sarah Ban Breathnach

Trees are the Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.  Rabindranath Tagore 

Love does not claim possession but gives freedom. R. Tagore

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
        - John Buchan

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.”

Spring is Beautiful!! And I Can't Wait!!!

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
-- David Seabury

Monday, February 17, 2014

One Quiet Moment

"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach

A Beautiful World It Is -- Well, Will Be!!

Nature does nothing uselessly.
       - Aristotle

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
       - Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beauty for a Quiet Sunday!

Delight in the beauty that surrounds you.

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
    within.  Horace Friess

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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