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Monday, August 16, 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.



"The proverb says that Providence protects children and idiots. This is really true. I know because I have tested it." — Mark Twain



"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." — Mark Twain



"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get." — Mark Twain



"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." — Mark Twain



"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." — Mark Twain




This shot of the moon I had zoomed in and when I downloaded it from my camera I realized I had caught the leaves of a tree in our neighbor's yard against the moon. I thought it was kind of an interesting capture. The moon wasn't so big, but the leaves surely were! If you look close it's kind of like a face -- the man in the moon, maybe???



Millions of miles
up there
he looks down
on Earth,
with an expression,
bordering
on the whimsical.

First
they sent 3 guys,
with a funny vehicle,
and
one
took small steps
while
another
drove around in the sky
like a
intergalactic
Greyhound.....

So many spaceships
then
whizzed around
some to mars.

And
then there's this lady
hiding
behind trees,
and taking pictures.

What on Earth,
sorry
Moon ,
is going on ?
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at August 16, 2010 10:36 AM

60 comments:

ladyfi said...

Very cool moon shots. Looks as if you have been having some lovely weather. Have a great week!

gigihawaii said...

Love those 2 shots of the moon. Wondered why there was a pattern on the moon in the 1st shot, so now I know! Lovely!

Arija said...

Surely Mark Twain was a gem. That quote about eating, drinking and doing really applies to me. No one can assure me I will live one second longer by cutting out salt from my diet, it will just seem like fifty tedious years.
Delightful photos as ever and isn't it fun to shoot the moon even if we often don't score a bull's eye but catch the unexpected?

Come dance with me upon the sands of time, the pristine coast beckons. . . .

Naturedigital said...

Every week i m looking forward to enter your world Sylvia.
To enjoy your beautiful photographs and read the wise quotes.
Love this series by Mark Twain.
Costas

Reader Wil said...

Seven beautiful photos. Mark Twain was apart from being a gifted author also a philosopher! His quotations are excellent! Thanks Sylvia! Have a great week!

Reader Wil said...

Oh and I love your new header!!

Gattina said...

Nice moon pictures, not easy to photograph !
You always find the right quotes.
I publish "My World" only tomorrow a real surprise !

Jo said...

Wow, what amazing shots of the moon with the leaves. And Mark Twain, wise, wise words. I love the one about keeping your health! Have a wonderful day, Sylvia. Blessings from Jo

Ugich Konitari said...

Moon shots

Millions of miles
up there
he looks down
on Earth,
with an expression,
bordering
on the whimsical.

First
they sent 3 guys,
with a funny vehicle,
and
one
took small steps
while
another
drove around in the sky
like a
intergalactic
Greyhound.....

So many spaceships
then
whizzed around
some to mars.

And
then there's this lady
hiding
behind trees,
and taking pictures.

What on Earth,
sorry
Moon ,
is going on ?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photographs and Mark Twain is a treat. It looks like a man on the moon shot to me.

Thom said...

OMG that shot of the moon with the leaves is fantastic. And the second photo is spectacular as well. I love them all actually. I've said it before you live in a beautiful and fantastic part of the world :) Have a great Monday :)

Shey said...

The moon with silhouetted leaves is one of my favorite. Always love the quotes after the photos. The one about health is funny & rings true. :)

Enjoyed what Ugich Konitari said too. Thanks!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Great to see your World and especially those snow capped peaks, a view that I so love and never tire of seeing.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful world. Each of the images are unique and awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

You live in a beautiful part of the world Sylvia. I think having mountains and water all at once is about as good as it gets. I think the moon with the plant on it adds to the shot. I hope you have a great week.

Dani said...

delightful. Great quotes, Sylvia.

Thank you so much.

Carol said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia, I especially like the mountains with snow...and the moon shots. You are on a roll with Mark Twain...

Gallery Juana said...

cool shots of the moon and I always enjoy your quotes.

kjpweb said...

Beautiful images!

aka Penelope said...

Mark Twain was truly brilliant. His thoughts can be grasped effortlessly and harmonize beautifully with your photos. Also, what a comment to treasure from poster Ugich and the “moon poem”.

Martha Z said...

I do enjoy your Mark Twain quotes. Samuel Clemens was quite a wit.

EG Wow said...

Mark Twain was so very wise. Much of what he said way back when still applies today, for sure. I'd LOVE to know what else he'd say about us today. :)

Maria said...

Beatiful pictures and delightful quotes! I also love Mark Twain very much. I remember reading his book A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court with great pleasure!
Have a nice week ahead!

Photo Cache said...

mark twain's advice on good health is really hilarious - yet oh so true.

have a lovely week ahead.

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Ebie said...

I love the moon shot, the leaves turn out to shape like a happy face.

The golden skies of your world bring out a smile at everyone's heart.

Thanks for the warm welcome...I hope to be energized in the months to come.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

So you also had a surprise after downloading, Sylvia :)
Surprises like this are very welcome aren'they?
After reding your words today I wonder what will happen with my health ;)
Happy MW!

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jabblog said...

Mark Twain had such a lot of commonsense. I love the quotes you have chosen - so apt - and of course the photos are wonderful. Isn't the moon a wonderful subject?
I wish you a happy and fulfilling week :-)

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, lovely post! The Mark Twain quotes are wonderful. Love the photos, the moon shot with the leaves is cool. Have a great evening.

Ania said...

I agree with the leaves on the moon being an interesting shot, very interesting.

Barb said...

Hi Sylvia,
Love your World, esp. the sunsets and water shots. I like the Twain quote about Health, too - so true! Have a good week.

Samson said...

beautiful photo's and quote's to go with it...

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Life Ramblings said...

great photos and beautiful quotes to match. hope your week is going well.

caughtbymycamera said...

Great pictures again. Your world looks fabulous these days. I like the moon shot with the leaves. They added something special to your photo.
Jossie

Melissa B. said...

I love these Superior Snaps. And Mark Twain, too...Bravo!

JOE TODD said...

Great post Sylvia. I think "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." — Mark Twain
says it all I'm going to share that with my FaceBook friends LOL

J Bar said...

Some beautiful scenic shots there.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

alicesg said...

Interesting to see the leaves on the moon. Next time I will try to attempt same...lol. Have a nice day, Sylvia.

SandyCarlson said...

Outstanding, as always, Sylvia. I especially love the moon behind that tall grass. So exquisitely subtle! Thanks for Twain's pearls, too.

Luke Wiley said...

Lovely pics, especially that sunset! and great quotes from Twain.

George said...

I really like the picture of the moon with the leaves in front of it. The sunset is wonderful as well.

Indrani said...

That is a very great capture of the moon. Loved the quotes very much.

Smita Tewari said...

lovely pix & wonderful quotes, but where are u, Sylvia?

Siromade said...

Love the moon shot, the leaves on the moon forms like a smiley icon..very cool.

Ann said...

There is a traditional story among the Chinese, the beautiful woman and her rabbit. I was telling this to my non Chinese students and they found it funny,

magiceye said...

gorgeous captures and thoughtful quotes!

Evelyn said...

Hi Sylvia
The photo with the leaves is really interesting. WHen I enlarged it, I could see the silhouttes of the trees.

Love your photos with the wide open spaces too, beautiful skies.

Have a nice week, Ev

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos Sylvia

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous photos from your world. the Mark Twain quotes keep me smiling.:p

Wolynski said...

You always have such good quotes and much wisdom. How about one week you give really bad advice, just to check if people are paying attention?

lotusleaf said...

The poem is very witty.

zeal4adventure said...

What a cool shot of the moon!

Riet said...

Oh Sylvia such beautiful pictures and sayings. I love the man on the moon. He looks a bit angry to me :)))

Mark Kreider said...

So many beautiful skies all in one post! I love the moon shot with leaves.

EcoRover said...

Sylvia, you are truly the Queen of Memes. Great new art-header too!

Susan at Stony River said...

Mark Twain's one of those people I so wish I could have met, somehow -- what a soul!

Marites said...

love the moon captures. Like Susan, I sure would like to meet Mark Twain. His thoughts are really interesting. have a nice week!

My world entry is here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm so glad you're having such lovely weather. Beautiful pictures and great quotes from one of my favorites, Mark Twain.

Janneke said...

What a beautiful pictures.
love the one with the moon.

Janneke X

Eden said...

Beautiful series of pictures. I love the moon shotthe best. I love your place, Sylvia.It's beautiful.

Kay said...

I love the moon with the leaves in them. You live in such a beautiful part of the world.

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