You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Like It

Levi’s Journey:

Levi 1Hey, it’s me Levi. You know, the new
and most special family member at
gramgram’s house … uh, maxi to you.

I’m guardin’ my blankie ‘cause the
family thinks they can just snatch it
up any ol’ time they want.

Levi 2Somethin’ big is goin’ on over at the
big PC. Gramgram has papers all
over the place and the keyboard is
just aclackin.’

Now I gotta tell ya, it’s really hard
to hold myself back. I just wanna
fly across the room and leap…

Levi 3Well, I didn’t. I had a chitchat with my
buddy Garfield. He says, when the goin’
gets tough take a nap till it blows over.

Oh yea, gramgram said to tell ya that
something came up. She’ll be back soon.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Please Don’t Go

Time Out 2

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o5A0 - CopyNews from Home: This is new family member, Levi. He is two months
old, is a domestic short hair, has blue eyes and red markings on
his ears and tail.

Granddaughter Brittany is thrilled; she waited a long time
for this little guy.

We bought Levi home on Wednesday, the ninth. He is doing great.

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How To Go From Reel To Real

Poem 1 - CopyThe yesterdays have come and gone

Poem 2 - CopyDreams of tomorrow may never come

Poem 3 - CopyIt is in each moment that life is won

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Independence Day

Sky 2


Brother Walter was born in ‘42 on the fourth of July
sadly passed at 26 – watches now from the Heavenly sky

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Ya Gotta Keep Your Eyes Closed To Be A Blogger

Blogger 1First off, let me say thank you one hundred times to all of you who take your precious time to read my stuff.

Long ago I learned that we can drop a few coins in a tin, sign our John Hancock on the bottom line, or agree to make a donation. Still, nothing comes harder than to give of our time.

At least for most of us.

Anyways, the reason I’m writing to y’all is to find out if you have any problems gettin’ to my place.

Actually, it was Granny Mar who got my attention.

There are some blogs that make you jump through hoops to read a post or leave a comment and I’m wonderin’ if my is one.

Please, let me know if you have any complaints and I will do all I can to fix the problem.

Blogger 2Now don’t go gettin’ personal on me. I know I’ve been branded as Maxine’s alter ego.

It took a while to accept but … yeah, it’s true.

Chuck opened my eyes to that piece of electricity.

Okay, that’s it for now.

Talk at ya next time.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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10 Glorious Sunsets To End Your Day

Look outside your window and imagine…

Sunset 1Sunset 2Sunset 3Sunset 4Sunset 5Sunset 6Sunset 7Sunset 8Sunset 9Sunset 10

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

(photos from Corel Paintshop Pro)

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10 Historic Tree Tunnels of The World

Every day I think to myself I have to put this post up again; it is the most popular of any post I have ever done. Viewers come every day to gaze at these beauties…

 10 Tunnel10. Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Germany
These Cherry Blossoms trees are a sight to behold on a
street in Bonn, Germany. The floral will create a brilliant
pink archway for 7 to 10 days, depending on the weather.

 9 Tunnel 9. Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, Brazil
I could spend the day beneath the richness of these giant Rosewood.
There are more than one hundred Tipuana (Rosewood) trees along Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2006, Mayor Joseph Fogaça decreed this street a part of Brazil’s historical,
ecological and environmental heritage.

8 Tunnel 8. Autumn Tree Tunnel, USA
These trees are ablaze with the fiery colors of autumn on a street
near Smuggler’s Notch, a Vermont State park. The spectacle
begins in the North and spreads South throughout the season.

7 Tunnel 7. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Japan
This is dedicated to you, Fossil. The Gingko Biloba tunnel is a
blazing beauty, one of the most revered trees in all of Japan. Some
of these trees survived the Hirsoshima bombing; they are known
as “the bearer of hope” or “the living fossil.”

 6 Tunnel6. Yew Tree Tunnel, UK
The Yew Tunnel in Whales, UK has been an inspiration to writers since 1470. It’s a popular tourist attraction of the medieval Aberglasney House. The tunnel was nearly destroyed due to neglect; it took nine years to restore the archway. People believe the Yew Tunnel was created by the Dyer family in the 18th century.

5 Tunnel 5. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
This intriguing walkway has the feel of a book cover. James Stuart planted the Beech trees in the 18th century. The story is he wanted to impress guests as they drove toward his “Gracehill House.”
Another part of the tale is the “Grey Lady” who was a maid in a nearby mansion. She died under suspicious circumstances and now haunts the country road.

4 Tunnel4. Bamboo Path, Japan
This tunnel in Sagano Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama takes me away. It’s a nationally designated historic site and The Agency for Cultural Affairs has declared Arashiyama a “Place of Scenic Beauty.” The forest is close to famous temples and shrines. One of the most preserved sounds in Japan is the sound of the wind as it blows through the gigantic bamboo trees.

3 Tunnel 3. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
There is a tale that couples ride through this tunnel of love to make
a wish. If their love is strong and pure, the wish comes true. It’s a private rail that serves a woodworking plant near Klevan, a city in western Ukraine. The train runs three times a day … I’m gettin’ my ticket.

 2 Tunnel2. Jacarandas Walk, South Africa
If you like purple this tunnel is designed for you. Johannesburg, Africa has a man-made forest with more than 10 million trees.  Tropical trees from Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Argentina were imported with 49 species of Jacaranda. The land is littered with blue and purple in October when the flowers are in bloom.

 1 Tunnel1. Wisteria Tunnel, Japan
It would feel like royalty to stroll beneath this Wisteria draped tunnel. The blooms hang like tufts of grapes as soon as the Cherry blossoms retire. Each spring the Japanese celebrate the “Fuji Matsuri” or Wisteria Festival in Tokyo, Shizuoka and Okazaki. The Ashika Flower Park is the place that harbors
the most different varieties of Wisteria.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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The Sky Really Is Falling

There is one expert who knows much ado ’bout nothing…
my girl, Maxine

Max 1Max 2Max 3Max 4Max 5Max 6Max 7Max 8Max 9Max 10

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News From Home:The girls are settled in and doing well. In a
couple of weeks we will have a new family member. Can ya guess?

TrufflesThe sign over the bowls says: The Property of Mr. Truffles

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When Someone Tried To Be Me

Shadow 1Down on the seashore I
discovered my shadow

Shadow 2Later on I made a friend and we
had lots o’ fun with our shadows
Shadow 3Over the years more friends
joined my shadows

Shadow 4Then I noticed some
friends copied my style

Shadow 5This went on for years

Shadow 6A personality with fierce control
could not give in and let it go

Shadow 7In the end a true self was lost and
someone was left with only a shadow

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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