I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 8, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many and not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
-- Charles Dickens

My Turtle Friends!! And for Some of You, a Smart Dog!!

It's back to some old pics -- Blogger is doing it's "naughty" again!!  Hope all of you have a great weekend!!

I'm so glad at least some of you can see this smart little guy!  My 95 year old friend sent this and some more really great animal shots and I did want to share them, but had trouble at first with Blogger -- but it seems that some of you are able to see him!! I thought it was a great smile to start the day with!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Rabindranath Tagore

I'm Ready for More Music in the Park!!!

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. --Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
-- Seneca
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
-- Evan Esar

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sky Watch Friday!!

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
       - Albert Einstein
I wasn't able to sign in -- not recognized they said!! Guess I was away longer than I realized!! But I am here!!!  Happy Sky Watching to you all!!
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
       - Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy Wednesday!!!

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
Happiness is not a goal, but a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns
Well, and maybe a cute, happy seagull or two!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

One Quiet Moment

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.  Author Unknown

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.  Juvenal, Satires

It Won't Be Long Now!!!

The poetry of the earth is never dead.  ~John Keats

Monday, March 3, 2014

One Quiet Moment

May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down.
Sara June Parker

At sunset/ Nature is painting for us... day after day... pictures of infinite beauty. 
John Ruskin

Ah, yes!! Even in winter!!

Watching, Waiting for Spring!!!

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
Rachel Carson

Sunday, March 2, 2014

One Quiet Moment

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Allan K. Chalmers

Beauty for Sunday!!!

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our
        understandings and our hearts.
                                                                    - William Hazlett

After a thundershower, the weather takes a pledge and signs
        it with a rainbow.
                                                                 - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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