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Monday, August 2, 2010

That's My World!


That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Click on the icon and share your world with others from all over Our World! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for? Here are some of those things from my world today.

I lost my connection to the internet for 5 hours today, so I'm late getting to everyone. My apologies!



"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
— Mark Twain



"There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he's crooked."
— Mark Twain



"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
— Mark Twain



"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."
— Mark Twain



"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."
— Mark Twain



"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist."
— Mark Twain

50 comments:

Martha Z said...

At first I was going to say I'm an old optimist, then I started to think of the state of the economy, gridlock in congress and the California legislature, global warming, oil in the gulf and got depressed. I'm not so optimistic anymore.

Nice photos, great quotes. Have a great week. I'm off to the mountains which always lift my spirits.

Arija said...

Your world is beautiful as ever dear friend.
Thank you for caring, it is rather nice to be back in it.

Carol said...

Beautiful images from your part of the world, Sylvia. Love the bright pink flowers, and the turtles on the log made me smile!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, your world is gorgeous and delightful. The benches in the shade by the water look so inviting. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Love the amazing variety you have got here.

Dani said...

delightful. I really enjoyed it.

Thank you, Sylvia.

Jedediah said...

Love the sunset and the rhododendron, it's already out of bloom here.
The best thing about my world is my partner whith whom I can share the little things and who doesn't give me that look I get from many other people when I blurt out with some random fact I've just learned :D

Thom said...

All these quotes and the pictures are just awesome. What a beautiful world you do live in indeed :) Have a great day :)

Photo Cache said...

that mark twain has a great sense of humour.

your photos are always wonderful.

have a wonderful new week of memes :D

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Pat said...

Those quotes about Congress really strike a chord in me! I say, "Dittoes!"

Gorgeous photos, as always, Sylvia.

Carver said...

These are all great and I absolutely love the turtles.

Starnitesky said...

You do live in a beautiful part of the world, I love the sunset.

Rob Inukshuk said...

It aint a bad World that you live in dear friend. Enjoyed my visit as always.

Trotter said...

Hi Sylvia! Wow! What a series... Love that first one and the sunset most; hope it's sunset, not sunrise... ;))

After an odd post, Blogtrotter Two has a bit of Catalonia in Sardinia... ;)
Take pleasure in it and have a stunning week ahead!

Gallery Juana said...

I always enjoy Mark Twain's words.

Beautiful shots of your world.

Have a good week as well.

caughtbymycamera said...

The turtles really get me. Great post and pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Great quotes and your world is looking beautiful, Sylvia!

lotusleaf said...

Your world is beautiful and optimistic. Nice to get a glimpse of it.

Georgia said...

Loved the picture with the turtles!! All the pictures were great!

Susan at Stony River said...

I wish I could have met Mark Twain! Great quote choices Sylvia, and wonderful photos as always.

Al said...

Beautiful series of photos, Sylvia. I would love to walk along that path near the water and the huge shady tree.

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful, Sylvia. Always refreshing to stop by your corner! Love that turtle shot.

Evelyn said...

Such a lovely place Sylvia. I'd love to go for a walk in your world.

alicesg said...

Your world is full of nature and beautiful sky.

J Bar said...

A delightful tour.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

magiceye said...

superbly clicked images and fabulous quotes as usual!

Smita Tewari said...

lovely pix! if you like travelling, you must come to me & I'll take you to our exotic Himalayas, from where I've just returned! at my expense, don't worry!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post; our connection has been super-slow both times (early AM and now -- 10 pm -- . Frustration.

Indrani said...

The turtle shot is great, so are the other pictures.
Great quotes too. Have a great week ahead.

Pietro said...

Hi Sylvia! Very beautiful post for "My World", I find so funny the second and third quote!
Happy new week!

ladyfi said...

Looks as if your part of the world is sunny with gorgeous skies. Have a great week!

Grayquill said...

Nice - All Mark Twain. He didn't like congress to much I guess.
Thanks

Walk in New York said...

de beaux paysages, et une belle promenade

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love how all of today's quotes are from Mr. Twain. Of course they are all good but I LOVE the first one - so true, joy is always better when shared.
: )

Limar said...

Beautiful pics from your world! Have a nice week :)

Wolynski said...

Love those Mark Twain quotes - we could use such a smart man of letters today.

Serline said...

I see, having a Mark Twain Day, eh? Very witty chap, but I can't say I agree with him all the time ;-)

Naturedigital said...

Once again I admire your beautiful world Sylvia.
Costas

Ann said...

I would like to dig a big pond and borrow some of your turtles. I am never tired of looking at that photo. Do people feed them, Are they ok in winter?

Luna Miranda said...

lovely photos. the Mark Twain quotes made me laugh.:p

Dianne said...

good old Mark Twain :)

wonderful photos Sylvia

Wren said...

Only 5 hours? That doesn't even count as late in my book.

Great photos and quotes, as always.

And by the way, I enjoyed reading Chasing Ashes. Were the other, lost novels precursors to this one, or entirely separate?

Gattina said...

Very beautiful landscapes (as usual) I am getting furious when internet breaks down, fortunately it doesn't happen often, don't even remember the last time but still I get the impression that my day is turned upside down and I don't know what to do with myself, lol !

George said...

Better late than never. These beautiful pictures and quotes are definitely worth the wait.

NatureFootstep said...

looks like a great week. I´ve been gone for a while and I missed this meme. :)

Lew said...

As always, you have shown us the beauty of the Northwest! Mark Twain would have been a great TV political commentator! Too bad that today's commentators have lost their sense of humor.

Janie said...

Great photos from your beautiful world, and Mark Twain's words are as witty, wise, and timely as ever.

Kay said...

Such gorgeous photos, Sylvia. I can always come to you for peace and calm.

EcoRover said...

"Your World" looks pretty good, Sylvia!

Eden said...

Great photos of your beautiful world, Sylvia. I always enjoyed looking at your pictures.


I am so sorry for the late visit. I have been busy for the past days.

Have a great weekend.

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