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Monday, October 11, 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? The colors of autumn are always breathtaking here in the northwest -- even when the skies are gray and they have been gray much of the past week. Sometimes for various reasons, one has to look a bit harder for the beauty in their world, but I have discovered that it is always there if you take the time and truly want to see the beauty. The ugly stuff is always there, too, but just as you can open your eyes to the beauty, you can close them to the ugly. It's knowing that the choice is yours that is important!

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. 
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.  — Mark Twain

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.  — Mark Twain

I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
Mark Twain

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

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain

52 comments:

ladyfi said...

I love the soft turning of the leaves before they really accelerate and explode into golden loveliness. Wonderful sunsets too in your part of the country.

Denise said...

Gorgeous scenery Sylvia, lovely to start the day off seeing these photos. My 'My World' post will be up later on today. Always fun to join in when I can.

Pam said...

Fall in your world has arrived with beautiful autumn colors. I'm so jealous, Sylvia!
I have to travel hundreds of miles to see that kind of colorful fall display.

Thanks for sharing the beauty.
be well, be happy

Thom said...

A real beauty my friend :) Have a great Monday :)

Martha Z said...

It looks like autumn has come to your part of the world, even at sea level. Here it has yet to make its way down from the higher elevation where snow has already robbed it of some of its color.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos again, Sylvia. I've now almost completely forgotten how many times I've been stuck in traffic on the I-5 while driving through Seattle, and only remember the fun I've had when visiting your city rather than getting through it on the way to Oregon or California.
However, I can never seem to make up my mind which I enjoy more, your photos or the Mark Twain quotations. Wonderful, wonderful, especially "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry..."
Thanks so much, and thank you also for your encouragement during my first attempt at Microfiction. I think, between me and thee, we've got me hooked.
K

Louis la Vache said...

Nice series of images, Sylvia.
«Louis» got a shot similar to your first one yesterday from the Coast Guard base on Yerba Buena Island in the Bay.

EG Wow said...

The skies are absolutely awesome, Sylvia!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Lovely colors of autumn. The golden sky is beautiful.

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing sails on that water, sunsets, city views, fall colors...wow, Sylvia! What a wonderful world it is! I wish you the best world possible for this next week!

Maboe/Mor og Datter said...

Beautiful shots and words!

Carver said...

What a beautiful sequence of autumn shots. Your foliage is several weeks ahead of ours.

Random Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures as always. Loved the skies too. Thanks for sharing

Naturedigital said...

Thank you for taking us into your beautiful world once again Sylvia.
have a great week.
Costas

Eve said...

The fall colors are amazing!!

Here, in my area of Eastern Washington, the colors are limited. We don't have to go more than a couple hours away to see them, but it isn't a daily thing.

I especially like the quote on the second to last photo - so true! :D

Mama Zen said...

The trees are just beautiful!

Barb said...

Those golden sun on the water shots are my favorite, Sylvia, but the fall foliage ones are right up there, too. You give us a good reminder to keep looking toward the good. Thanks!

Roberto M. Alves said...

Beautiful shots. The first one with the boats at the background is fantastic.

greetings

Pat said...

Gorgeous golden fall colors, Sylvia! My favorite is the fourth one, with the streaky, molten sky.

Titania said...

Hi Silvia; I am back admiring your beautiful scenery. Autumn seems to be on the march colouring the leaves before they fall. I am a big fan of Mark Twain's philosophy. I would have loved him at my dinner table.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

So many beautiful photos and lovely words, Sylvia. You also have the autumn colours I see ;)
Have a wonderful week!
Tomorrow we will go to the Buda side.

webruci said...

What an amazing pictures you have here dear Sylvia! :) Your creativity is endless:)

Forgive me I'm not here every time to comment, but my life, our life is complicate now. We are both unemployed, me and my wife (she is Silvia too). She was a teacher 17 years, and this year she has not class. I have a problem with my right arm, and I can't work in gardening anymore.... 3 children and no helps...!we are 42 years old, and already to "old" for this coutry :( Sometimes not even the photography make me better.

Thank you for your visit and kind words:
Great hug from Portugal:)
Robert

ρομπερτ said...

The first quote is indeed amazing ! and will follow me surely for a while. Thank you very much for sharing these impressions of your world.

Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

daily athens

J Bar said...

Really great scenery.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, I love this series. Especially the first shot. And, as always, you quotes fit so nicely.

peace,
Gina

Lesley said...

there is a lot of orange in your world this week!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful photos and the best quotes yet from Mark Twain.

Samson said...

Beautiful photo's and words Sylvia

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Al said...

Simply gorgeous photos, even the cloudy ones. I hope you have a great week, Sylvia.

Indrani said...

Such mesmerizing captures.

George said...

I like your Twain quotes and your pictures. I especially like the hint of autumn color in the first photo, but your sunsets are fabulous as well.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Lovely shots as usual. Also I loved Mark Twain's remark about terrible things happening! He could have been writing about me!

SandyCarlson said...

Subtle. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Thank you, dear Sylvia!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Beautiful views from your part of the world.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your posts always delight me! Beautiful pictures and well, Mark Twain, hooray!!!!

Marites said...

ah..such beautiful, electic, soft colors of autumn. As always, Mark Twain's quotes make me smile in his wisdom and humor. have a good week, Sylvia and thanks for visiting my blogs:).

Hazel said...

The tiny sails look wonderful on the vast blue. I like to think there's something charming hidden beneath those trees (upper shots). Beautiful images!

Luna Miranda said...

what an amazing display of colors! beautiful mellow shades of autumn. the Mark Twain quotes made me smile.:p

Jo said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia and great quotes as usual. Thanks for sharing. This is my last visit from North Africa (Sad!) I'll be back online in South Africa in two days' time. Blessings and hugs Jo

Ebie said...

Fall in the Northwest is beautiful! Those dense foliage when the colors peak must be breath taking!

I find solace under the gray skies.

Enjoy your week!

Gattina said...

I am more and more convinced by your photos that it is a beautiful place where you live ! It's so nice to have a lake nearby.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Oh Sylvia
amo molto la foto n° 1.
La visuale è veramente splendida !!!
Una cartolina da spedire a chi si ama :)
Felice giornata.
Myriam

Wolynski said...

Was Mark Twain the wisest American or what?

You already have fall? It was 90 degrees today in Vegas.

Vita Stunder said...

Lovley series from your part of the world, Sylvia!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Boonie S said...

This is a lovely post. Thanks for bringing it to us.

Have a nice day, Boonie

NatureFootstep said...

our leaves are almost gon. Glad you still have some. :)

BraCom (Bram) said...

Gorgeous golden fall colors Syvia, love this time of the year, for the colors and the mushrooms

Have a beautiful week

jabblog said...

Lovely photos and nice to see the city too :-)

Glennis said...

Congratulations on running this great Meme for 2 whole years.
I do like that dusky golden sunset, unusual.

Kay said...

I agree with Mark Twain 100% about travel. I remember our senator, Paul Simon saying that to my son's graduating University of Illinois class.

Wren said...

A delightful collection of views, Sylvia. The wisdom and humor of Mark Twain complement them perfectly.

Smita Tewari said...

will you be my guide?
awesome pix! If I come to you, will u show me around? don't worry about the cost- I'll bear it up for both of us!

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