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Monday, July 27, 2009

That's My World - Close to Home

It's time once again to share the lovely, fun things that make up your world! Each Tuesday Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise host the fun meme, That's My World that gives us all the chance to do just that! Click here to sign up and enjoy the fun!

I've shared a lot of the beautiful places in my world over the past months and this week I'm just going to review a few of them. This next month is going to be very busy with a camping trip to Whidbey Island - which I will share with you later. Then my son and daughter's visit for my birthday and then a trip to Texas for a family reunion. Consequently, I may miss sharing my world for a week or so.

But here are some of the highlights of My World, starting off with the beautiful harbor just five minutes from our house and where I spend so much time with my camera.





Snoqualmie Falls another gorgeous place!



The Lavender Festival!



The Washington Coast!



The Oregon Coast!



The Columbia River and Multnomah Falls!



More next week!

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

My lavender looks as good as your photo shows. I never saw it get so large as it has this year.

In fact, all of your photos are quite good. I know I enjoyed looking at them.
Abraham Lincoln

Deborah Godin said...

Oh, your world is just...out of this world!! :-)

Lee Spangler said...

I enjoy seeing your pix of the NW, and find them special even though I live here. I see your sensitivity in them.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, beautiful pictures. Love your blog. Have a great day.

James said...

What a wonderful world.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I enjoy coming here and visiting all the lovely photos that remind me of why I love the Pacific Northwest! Lucky you, I adore Whitbey Island, all the islands up there are lovely. Have a great trip.

Indrani said...

A very beautiful world described both in words and pictures.

Reader Wil said...

Oh how wonderful and beautiful, Sylvia! I love the skies in your photos! Have a great week!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Wow those are some beautiful places as you stated i hope you have fun camping

Carver said...

Your world is so beautiful. The lavender fields and waterfalls are two of my favorites although they are all fantastic.

Jane said...

Lovely photographs, Snowquarmie was where they shot most of Twin Peaks. I hope you have a great time on your Camping Trip Silvia-thanks for sharing the pictures:)

Leslie: said...

So beautiful!!! I especially love the photo of the lavendar and that last one. Have fun on Whidbey Island, a place where I'd love to spend some time - so near and yet so far. :D

Anonymous said...

such beauty all around...we each have beauty around us, we just need to look a little more for it:)
enjoy your evening sylvia.

Susan at Stony River said...

There's just no choosing a favourite in that group--they're all spectacular! What an amazing part of the world; I say this to you a lot I know but you really ARE so lucky!!

Can't wait to see more--
S
x

Anonymous said...

Some absolutely awesome images, Sylvia - thanks ever so much for sharing! Have a great week yourself :-)

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful views.
Good trip.
Luiz Ramos

Anonymous said...

I truly truly love to be in your world. It's out of this world.

Maria Berg said...

The water and coast photos are wounderful I really like them I want to be there in the water looking at the sun.

Thank you for stopping by my blog from time to time like that to. MB

david mcmahon said...

Stunning coastal sunset shot. I can see that in a gallery.

Seriously.

J said...

Wow - that is a beautiful and dramatic coastline.

Ebie said...

This is my blog.
What a joy to see your lovely photos. The last two are just so magnificent. The colors of the sub blending with the blues!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

You are being surrounded by God's abounding Grace Sylvia. A beautiful world, a beautiful place, a beautiful mind.

Such a gift of wisdom that you fearlessly share with much generosity to the blogworld.

Happy Birthday, and many happy returns of the day!

Marja said...

What a magnificent pictures It is so beautiful overthere I love waterfalls and rocks on the beach

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: That was a neat post with some great photos from your area.

Anonymous said...

Ah, such beautiful shots and that lavender, simply wonderful. Reminds me of scenes I've enjoyed in France.
A pleasurable visit as always. Enjoy your week.

Babooshka said...

Sounds like busy fun time ahead. Don't you love it when the skies just oblige by showing off their best colours. As for that lavender, still love it.

Janie said...

Those are all beautiful places. I especially love those rocky beaches.

MonikaRose said...

wow, love the lavender and Oregon coast photos, the colors are outrageously beautiful and striking, yet gentle and surreal..thank you..have a fab day..cya MonikaORse

Alexander said...

Perfect and fantastic photos I have to say. I like very one of them, especially the 2nd last photo. It is stunning! :) Well composed and you have controlled the lighting perfectly.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Chris said...

That sixth shot? Stunning. Stunning.

Marites said...

My, those are breathtaking photos. You're so lucky to witness those for real. Anyway, do have a fun trip:) and will be waiting for the stories and photos that you'll be sharing later.

My world is up here

Arija said...

Sylvia, I think I have said this before, that you live within arm's length of so much unsurpassable beauty that it is astounding. Above all you also have the wonders of the Rockies within reach.

mountain.mama said...

That lavender must smell so good. So many beautiful places! Some of them I've been to but not in a long time. It would be worth going back for sure.

Irene Toh said...

Wondrous pics of your world Sylvia..

chrome3d said...

Those both coast pics were unreal and quite brilliant. Washington coast pic could have been a shot for U2 album cover or something. Oregon coast was pure sci-fi.

Anonymous said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again: Wow, wow, WOW!

Stunning.

magiceye said...

what a wonderful world and you have captured it so well!

Anonymous said...

You are one lucky person to be where you are. And you capture it so well. I have heard and read about the Pacific Northwest and hope to find my way there one of these days. Sooner than later, I hope. :-)

Have a nice holiday and have a grand time on your birthday.

Anonymous said...

You are one lucky person to be where you are. And you capture it so well. I have heard and read about the Pacific Northwest and hope to find my way there one of these days. Sooner than later, I hope. :-)

Have a nice holiday and have a grand time on your birthday.

Ishtar said...

So beautiful!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots! Thanks for visiting My Muskoka !

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful world.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

It's one of my good moments looking at your world that you picture so well. Have a great vacation and photo journey. Don't forget to stock up on batteries and memory cards!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Amazing photos! You are surrounded by beauty! Congrats on the Post of the Day mention!

storyteller said...

What BEAUTY surrounds you and how blessed we are that you share so generously. I've shared a bit of My World today at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

All beautiful photos, but that shot of the Oregon Coast took my breath away.

Pam said...

Enjoy yourself and we will look forward to your return. Thanks for the instant replay :D

Denise said...

Spectacular photos, you live in a very beautiful area.

Denise said...

Forgot to add, enjoy your busy time, sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.

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