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Monday, September 13, 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? You can click on the photos to embiggen and get a better look!

As you may know, I was gone all weekend and with limited access to the internet so I'm still playing catch up! It's been pretty drab the past week, but subtle changes are happening as fall noses into the northwest. These are some shots from last
fall when the colors were so spectacular -- and they will be again a little later.
So, I hope you enjoy a glimpse of my autumn world and more Mark Twain. I do think the man was genius and a very insightful one at that.



I got some pretty good shots while I was visiting a friend this weekend.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
— Mark Twain





Mount Ranier at sunset.



Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. — Mark Twain



I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.
— Mark Twain



Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. — Mark Twain



Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. — Mark Twain



God created war so that Americans would learn geography. — Mark Twain

57 comments:

Xavi said...

I'm enjoying watching the spectacular fall captures, especially the first and second shots.
Have a great monday, Sylvia!

gigihawaii said...

I love that shot of the tree in all of its autumn glory! I have never seen one like that in person.

ladyfi said...

Oh, that last quote is hilarious! Love the autumn tree and the gorgeous sunset... Autumn in definitely on its way here too.

Have a great week!

Francisca said...

Oh Sylvia, that last quote had me laughing... did Twain really say that? Nice set of fall photos.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of amazing variety. I just loved the first shot of skyscrapers and tall tower.

Gwendolyn L said...

What an understatement "pretty awesome" hardly sums it up. It's sad to see fall coming, but it does create some wonderful photos ops. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

Looks like a great place to visit and you took some wonderful shots. I love the quotes, especially the one about going to heaven for the weather and hell for the company.

Marina said...

wonderful shots!!!! I love the maple tree...what glorious colors.

noel said...

aloha,

these are so beautiful scenes, i love that intense red maple tree


my tuesday tour is a continuation of my trek to the lava on my sari blog.

Carol said...

Beautiful fall shots, Sylvia, and I love the first shot. That little red tree is gorgeous. I've been gone for a while also....hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Joe Todd said...

I think Mark might be as smart as Tom Sawyer LOL.. Beautiful photos

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Oh Sylvia,
amo tutte le foto che hai postato !
Meravigliose !!!

Arija said...

Hope you had as great a time out as I did.
I do so love your snippets of Mark Twain and your photos of course.
A great shot of the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't Mt.Rainier.

Kay L. Davies said...

Super, Sylvia. Between you and Mark Twain, you always keep me entertained.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Marie said...

Lovely images! Thanks for sharing with us.

EG Wow said...

Now how did Mark Twain know that even today geography would be a problem subject? That really made me laugh!

Wonderful photos of Seattle, Sylvia!

Ebie said...

That's a familiar land mark, the Space Needle. I love that tree with red colors.

I wish I am closer to the North to enjoy the beauty of FALL.

Enjoy!

Thom said...

Well I missed ya this last weekend. I hope it was a good one. These are beautiful Sylvia and I'm so glad I've seen them in person. I love the misty shots. I don't know if I would like that every day, but what fabulous photos :) Have a great day :0

ewok1993 said...

the signs of autumn are already in display in your world.

and i love that first image of the space needle.

Pam said...

I would love to visit the top of the Space Needle. The views of Seattle must be spectacular from up there.
I will have to enjoy your beautiful fall colors, Sylvia.. its still in the 90's here and that won't change until the end of Oct. ):

ksdoolittle said...

Sylvia, as always, your photographs and quotes are thought-provoking and beautiful. ~karen

Pat said...

Every time I see Mount Ranier, I get goose bumps at its majestic splendor! Beautiful photos of Seattle, Sylvia.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Certainly sights I remember from my visits to the Tacoma area. Seattle is quite the town.

ρομπερτ said...

What great finds. Looks like an amazing city indeed. And what a tree ! Years since last enjoyed fog on me own ! Thank you for this nice journey. Please have a good Tuesday.

Carly said...

Such a fun weekend, love that bright red tree

Samson said...

Beautiful photo's sylvia, like that red tree and the first shot awesome

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Spectacular photos, Sylvia! I love the first one with the skyline and it's colours

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/09/14/My-World-e28093-In-the-sunshine.aspx

Al said...

Beautiful shots as always, and classic quotes. I love the misty shots, and that last golden sunset.

Barb said...

Sylvia, Can you believe fall is soon here? Hope your fall this year is as beautiful as last. That domed tree is really something!

VioletSky said...

Your photos almost scared me - then I re-read and realized these were from last year!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Wow you are way ahead of us in your seasons Sylvia! Great pics of a beautiful city.

J Bar said...

Wow. Autumn colours already.

magiceye said...

gorgeous images as usual garnished wonderfully by words of wisdom from mark twain!

Larry D said...

Great series of photos!

SandyCarlson said...

The autumn fire in you treetops is really beautiful, and so are the color, light, and clarity in all of these. That first shot is amazing.

hitchwriter said...

Beautiful pictures... and Twain was an absolute genius... one of my favourite authors !! :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are the Queen of Mark Twain quoters. I love the heaven and hell quote.

christopher said...

I am starting to look forward to the fall season and all the colors as well.

Tremendous Mark Twain quotes.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Mark Twain is the best & so are your photos!

Naturedigital said...

Your world is always beautiful Sylvia.
Always looking forward for my next visit.
Love your photographs and Mark Twain quotes.
Costas

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

this are all amazing shots...i really like that orange tree and i admit i have never seen one like that since birth LOL!thanks for sharing it with us....

BraCom (Bram) said...

Gorgeous images, wonderful shots!!!
Beautiful photos of Seattle

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Gattina said...

I hate autumn ! I am even colorblind during this period ! But the picture of this tree is just unbelievable !

Reader Wil said...

Mark Twain is/was indeed a genius! So many wise words I had not expected from him as I always associate him with Tom Sayer and Huckleberry Finn, books my children devoured.
The tree is a masterpiece! I've never seen such a beauty! Have a great week Sylvia!

Limar said...

Beautiful pics, the sunset is fantastic :)

James said...

I love these shots. The red tree is amazing and its all so beautiful. I have a feeling that next time in in that area I'll just stay. :)

NatureFootstep said...

thanks for the nice comment on my blog. :)

Today I just LOVE the red "hat" of the tree. So cool.

George said...

Your first photo (of the skyline) is superb, but I also like your pictures of the water. The sunset is stunning, and, of course, Mark Twain is his usual brilliant self.
Thanks for a great post.

Indrani said...

Great quotes, the last one too.;)
The autumn capture is fantastic.

Luna Miranda said...

omg, the maple tree is gorgeous! i'd love to see Seattle in autumn. fabulous photos and quotes.

Lew said...

Your world of words and images is always stunning! Great shot of Seattle!

Roberto M. Alves said...

Only great shots.
I enjoy visiting your blog. Seems like it's made with love and dedication.


Greetings

Louis la Vache said...

With the photo of the cruise ship included in this post, you might like this one, too. ;-D

Kcalpesh said...

These are really marvelous captures that you've shared!! Amazing!!

Pixellicious Photos

JM said...

That urban view is something special, Sylvia! Great shot. I almost can't believe the red tree is real, I've never seen anything like it. FANTASTIC!

Susan at Stony River said...

Sylvia, those are some of my favorite photos yet -- the downtown shot is amazing but the fog and that tree are wonderful too -- I love this whole page!

Sarah said...

Such beautiful photos Sylvia, and I love the Mark Twain quotes!

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