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Monday, September 20, 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!

Autumn is slipping quickly into the northwest and while everything hasn't changed, the things that have brought back memories of the beauty we have here in My World at this time of year. I thought today I would share some glimpses of the beauty I have seen since I moved to Seattle. And, of course, my favorite, Mark Twain, always has something worthwhile to think about.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain



Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. — Mark Twain

And remember to get out and visit other worlds, always a great way to learn about all the wonderful things in Our World!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. — Mark Twain

52 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, Seattle is gorgeous through your camera lens! Your montage shows a beautiful balance of nature and civilization. Have a lovely week. :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Your world really looks pretty. I especially like the crimson trees.
Have a good week.

maiaT said...

Your world is a lovely mosaic. I especially like the autumn scenes as they are the sensations of the season.

The tree with the red leaves in your previous post is a beauty I've never seen before, gorgeous photo.

Thanks for your visit and a great day to you too!

Carol said...

Hi Sylvia. This is one of your prettiest collages. I love the photos of autumn, my favorite time of year. We are still mostly green in Ohio, but some are starting to turn.

Reader Wil said...

Your pink trees look like the Japanese cherry in spring. They are so beautiful. All seasons have their own beautiful moments, even with humans when they are in the autumn of their lives.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Your world is a beautiful one & that first Twain quote is the best!

ewok1993 said...

That first quote from Mark Twain is my favorite. I really love that and it is so very true isn't it?

I can see signs of autumn around my neck of the woods too. I'd love to see more of Seattle soon bedecked in glorious fall colors.

Have a lovely week ahead.

Mojo said...

Fall is certainly kind to the PNW if these photos are any indication!

Autumn comes slower here, but it'll be along presently I imagine. For now, it's still quite pleasant for late summer, though I'm expecting one final blast from the furnace before we're done for the year.

Marie said...

A lovely mosaic world. Thanks for sharing.

Roberto M. Alves said...

So many great shots. It is difficult to comment on just one of them, for they are all spectacular.

Greetings from Roberto

Rajesh said...

Fabulous mosaic of very lovely images.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia :)
molto belle queste immagini del tuo MWt.
Buona serata.

EG Wow said...

I love the Mark Twain quote about travel! What a wise man he was!

Naturedigital said...

A great post once more Sylvia.
Love your beautiful world and wise quotes.
Have a great day.
Costas

Thom said...

You do so well with these. I can just feel the turn of the season. :) Beautiful my friend. Have a wonderful day :)

aka Penelope said...

I like the poem in your earlier post. This and your collage today remind me that life is seasonal for all things. I also enjoy the small quotes you include. They shed light on often forgotten poetic prose and wisdom. I could easily envision “little cat feet” as fog by Sandburg.

Joe Todd said...

Beautiful collage and thoughts

NatureFootstep said...

you were quick to visit me today Sylvia. I am glad you enjoy my blog/blogs.

I see those trees are still all red. Your world is autumn colored too. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely collage -- and all the Mark Twain quotes made me feel really good about our roadtrip life!! Thanks for the lift!

Ebie said...

You pick one of the best places for retirement! The collage of the nature around is simply gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and photos of Washington state, Sylvia. I was there part of last week and the week before and we love it.

Pam said...

Beautiful photo collage, Sylvia. Mark Twain was absolutely right with that first quote.

Enjoy your week... be well, be happy ;)

ρομπερτ said...

How daring and alluring at the same time, to think 20 years ahead ... Wonderful pictures indeed.

Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful collage, Sylvia. Hard to believe the coast is that far ahead of us in fall colors, but we do have leaves falling.
I love your Mark Twain quotes. The first one illustrates the moral of An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel: it is better to go than not to go; you will seldom regret going but you may regret not going. And the last quote is SO true. Expanding one's horizons is a sure way to open one's mind.
-- Kay, Alberta

Carver said...

What a wonderful collage of your beautiful part of the world. Great quotes too.

moe lauher said...

Great collage - I'm a big fan of Mark Twain - also, thanks for all the work youi do in providing this forum.

dawn said...

A beautiful montage. I really love the sunset photo!

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots. Fantastic presentation.

Al said...

Great selection of photos, Sylvia. One of these days fall will arrive here, but it's still summer, with record high temperatures. We finally had some clouds today, but just dry lightning which sparked fires, no rain. Have a great week!

lotusleaf said...

Hi Sylvia! The quotes you have selected are so apt. I love getting a peek of your world. Thanks.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Wow! one photo is nice than the next

SandyCarlson said...

Such a gorgeous place. Thank you for sharing it and making my evening so nice, Sylvia.

alicesg said...

The series of photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love your part of the world.

ladyfi said...

A lovely mosaic of colours and sunsets and magic. And of course, great quotes! Have a lovely week!

magiceye said...

beautiful mosaic of a wonderful world!!

Arija said...

. . and as usual, Mark Twain hits the spot.
A wonderful place you have made your own, exciting scenery, proximity to wonderful landscapes to explore and, for that latitude, a benign climate. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

I hope the wonders of fall fall right in your lap.

BraCom (Bram) said...

beautiful series

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

My Word Tuesday post

Seen on My World Tuesday

Gattina said...

Lovely collage of your world ! and Mark Twain was certainly right that travelling opens the mind ! It's always interesting to see how other nationalities live in their different countries. Blogging helps too !

Purnima@a creative project said...

beautiful scenery and lovely quote to go with it!!!

Rob G said...

Yes, a beautiful season and once one accepts the end of summer, there is much beauty to be seen - I'm still not ready for it, though I love the pic of the Acer Palmatum Garnet in your previous post. I've seen that here before!

Have a great week my friend.

Dave said...

perfect!

Wolynski said...

You have autumn already? It was 99F in Vegas today - boy, have I had it with the heat already. Supposed to be in the 90's through the weekend.

Lovely photos.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The Mark Twain quotes add to the already beautiful photos!

Luna Miranda said...

Seattle is a beautiful city. my visit there was short but sweet, and i'd love to come back one day. your collage is beautiful, and the last Mark Twain quote is my favorite.:p

Random Treasures said...

Thank you for the collage of great photos. It was hard to pick up just one photo and say it's the best. Thank you for sharing

Wifey10 said...

Yeah Autumn is slowly approaching England as well =).. Lovely captures! Have a good day! Hope you could check out my entry too..

Marites said...

I really love Mark Twain. Very nice mosaic of photos, Sylvia. have a good week!

George said...

Thanks for a beautiful collage of your world. Thanks, too, for the Mark Twain quotes. I really like his comment on travel.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Those are really neat scenery captures from your world.

Linnea said...

Those are beautiful autumn vistas of your PNW world. I wish I could be up there now. Your autumn is so much more pronounced than down here in the SF Bay Area. Enjoy the day and thanks for your comments.

Pietro said...

Wonderful mosaic of images, Sylvia!
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect": these words by Mark Twain are so true!

Eden said...

Lovely collage and quotes. I love all the beautiful photos.

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