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Monday, November 1, 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? We've had a lovely day today and I even took the bus to do some grocery shopping primarily because tomorrow is supposed to be windy, rainy and cold! Definitely time for a big pot of homemade soup! But my world is about more than a cold, rainy day and a pot of soup! We've still had some color, some little flowers and some lovely skies, as you can see!
 

 Ugich Konitari has left a new comment on your post "That's My World!":

77 is the new 47!

Shrugging off
those
light snowy covers,
sometimes
almost like blankets;

then
letting
the light breezes
massage the bare arms
into sprouting
new growth and leaves;

biting cold winds,
tempered
by a
slowly powering Sun
bursting into
spring and summer,
replete with
wild and wet
flowers and fruit
romancing the birds;

And as
Summer fades into Fall,
she comes into her own,
warm
in mustard yellow,
looking up
into a pure blue cool sky,
the leaves
enriched in gold.

They say 77 is the new 47..
And
she wraps
her confidence
a bit tighter around herself,
smiles
and says,
"It's such a wonderful life,
isn't it !"......





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

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

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.  — Mark Twain

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.  — Mark Twain

Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?  — Mark Twain

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.  — Mark Twain

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.  — Mark Twain

60 comments:

cloudbusting2 said...

Mark was pretty smart but the last remark made me think he was so smart that he got beaten at school.

gigihawaii said...

These are the best so far, Sylvia. I really mean that.

Dani said...

WOW!!! Just perfect. I love autumn too. That yellow tree is awesome.


Happy Tuesday!

jabblog said...

Just beautiful! I love the yellow leaves in your first photo but the second really calls to me - so peaceful, so romantic!

George said...

Your views of the city are stunning, and your sunsets are gorgeous. Mark Twain, as usual, is very profound.

EG Wow said...

Wow! Seattle is still looking mighty colourful!

Reader Wil said...

Our day started with fog. I like fog when I am not obliged to go out. Autumn has started now but the trees didn't lose all their leaves yet.

Team G Square said...

Great pictures . last one is just awesome

aka Penelope said...

Love all your photos, especially the bushy tree, Sylvia. Can’t believe how soon autumn has rolled around again. It’s my favorite time of year … when rust orange leaves line the streets making the Northwest beautifully golden.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Wonderful variety from colors of autumn to scenic beauty.

Carver said...

Your world is so beautiful Sylvia. The yellow leaves on the tree cheered me up looking at them.

Carolyn Ford said...

These are brilliant captures and the quotes are so good! But, I don't think I'll be eating any live frogs in the near future. But, I am sure that's about as bad as it can get in one day! Have a wonderful 1st week in November, Sylvia!

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely fabulous photos, Sylvia. That second one is perfect, with the sharp foreground and the softly muted background with the purple sky. Gorgeous.
-- Kay

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joe Todd said...

Love all the photos especially the sunsets..Have a great week

Gwendolyn L said...

This certainly has been an amazing fall. Here it is November and we can still get wonderful fall color photos. Thanks so much for all the time you take in visiting everybody's blog and for putting together a nice series of photos with quotes to go along. It makes a very enjoyable stop in an otherwise busy day.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful bursts of colour - on the trees and in the skies. Have a wonderful week - I'm hoping you get some sun.

Pam said...

That golden tree is gorgeous, Sylvia. It has been so warm here its hard to imagine that its really is autumn.
Seattle is beautiful as ever.

ewok1993 said...

your neck of the woods is so scenic, world class views.

Francisca said...

Sylvie, having a pretty gray day here myself, so that pot of soup sounds darn precious to me! But you have had a rich week of color if these amazing photos were all take this week. How did you manage to get that wonderful areal shot of Seattle? Stay well!

Sylvia K said...

Hi Fransisca! Thanks for stopping by! A couple of these photos were taken earlier and the aerial shot was actually taken a couple of years ago on my birthday when my youngest son took me for a seaplane flight over the entire Seattle area and we got some fantastic captures! I like to share that view of my world now and then! Have a great week!

Sylvia

maryt/theteach said...

Sylvia, your world is stunning! :)

Starnitesky said...

Beautiful photos from your world, I love the intense colours of that tree.

Irene said...

Oh Sylvia! What a beautiful post you have put together! I especially like the second photo. It must be a very nice walk. I enjoy walking by the seaside.

Life Ramblings said...

these are such stunning photos. i particularly like the first photo, it's magical. have a great week.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that first photo is breath taking.

I love the Twain quote underneath it also. What I've learned after years and years is that people that go on and on about how honest they are and their business is actually a ministry and a calling and God tells them this and that, is that it is best to keep my hand on my wallet at all times.

SandyCarlson said...

These views are utterly astounding, as ever. Gorgeous.

indicaspecies said...

Your photographs are marvelous Sylvia, and I also like your Twain quotes.

Al said...

Lovely skies, great views, and a fantastic burst of color in that first photo. The sky in that first sunset shot is really wild, I love it. I hope you have a great week - I'm heading back to work after a week off so I'll be very busy.

noel said...

aloha sylvia,

fall must be a beautiful time in your area from the photos of these golden trees, thanks for sharing these

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful views of Seattle. Your photos are great, Sylvia. Love the quotes but, I can not imagine eating a frog.

magiceye said...

wow wow wow
stunners all!!

Indrani said...

You frame your shots so well, gives a wonderful view of your world always. :)

lotusleaf said...

Your pictures are super!

Arija said...

The impression your post leaves is one of glittering gold worth more than a king's ransom.

Yes my dear we each have our special places where the soul sings and soars and I have so many, not just here but on 3 other continents as well.

Enjoy the splendour of your lingering fall.

Hugs . . . Arija

awarewriter said...

Lovely images Sylvia. I love the Mark Twain quotes. Thanks for dropping by my place.

Ugich Konitari said...

77 is the new 47!

Shrugging off
those
light snowy covers,
sometimes
almost like blankets;

then
letting
the light breezes
massage the bare arms
into sprouting
new growth and leaves;

biting cold winds,
tempered
by a
slowly powering Sun
bursting into
spring and summer,
replete with
wild and wet
flowers and fruit
romancing the birds;

And as
Summer fades into Fall,
she comes into her own,
warm
in mustard yellow,
looking up
into a pure blue cool sky,
the leaves
enriched in gold.

They say 77 is the new 47..
And
she wraps
her confidence
a bit tighter around herself,
smiles
and says,
"It's such a wonderful life,
isn't it !"......

Lakshmi said...

The first pic is brilliant and I loved the last quote..always a pleasure coming here too Sylvia, its a beautiful world out here

Mridula said...

Gorgeous photos Sylvia, particularly the first one, even the second one, well actually all of them :D

Ebie said...

Ms. Sylvia, what a great aerial view of the city!

You on the bus? I guess your car is not fixed yet? Hope you can get it fixed soon.

Take care.

J Bar said...

Great collection. I especially like the boardwalk.

Lew said...

There is a lot of water in your world and it makes beautiful images! There is a lot of humor in Mark Twain's words and they carry a lot of wisdom!

Kay said...

Fabulous photos, Sylvia. That golden tree is so gorgeous! I love the colors of fall!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures. Nothing like some sunshine this time of year!

Luna Miranda said...

glorious photos! especially the golden tree--so vibrant! i love these scenes from your world.:)

Marites said...

my fave is the golden tree too:) just really makes me smile. i love the poem and the quotes! have a good week, Sylvia:)

Francisca said...

Hi again, Sylvia... Well, I for one, will not tire of seeing these aerial (spelled it right this time) photos of yours, whenever they were taken. What a fabulous birthday gift! A great day PLUS good memories forever. And I'm glad I came back and got to read the poem left by Ugich. YES! Now I look out my window and see both rain and sun... there must a rainbow somewhere nearby... must go look-see. :-)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia :)
che meravigliose immagini hai inserito oggi !!!
Bellissimo l'albero dorato !!!
E poi, la tua città è magnifica :))
Buona giornata.
Myriam
PS: oggi da me, è una bella giornata.

Gattina said...

Very pretty world indeed ! I am still with one foot in Egypt but I wouldn't want to live there all year around because there is no season at all except a little cooler in January and February.

NatureFootstep said...

You still have that much leafs left on the trees. Nothing left here. :(
I love that boardwalk photo at the sea. Very good photo. Both composition and colors. :)

KaHolly said...

So enjoy scrolling through your photos and quotes!!

@nemonen said...

Stunning photos!!

Naturedigital said...

Lost in your beautiful world like always Sylvia...
have a great day.
Costas

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great shots as always. Congratulations again.

greetings

elvira pajarola said...

MAGNIFICIENT...just MAGNIFICIENT; the wonderful tour from the garden with its goldenyellow tree...the spectacular harbor: the views and the most touching sunset......I just love it, cara Sylvia!!!

ciao ciao elvira

nsiyer said...

Graet one! As usual. Enjoyed your pics and the sayings of Mark Twain.

BraCom (Bram) said...

WoW beautiful tree and colors
Great shots as always.

alicesg said...

Autumn is so beautiful and colourful. Nice to have four seasons.

Wolynski said...

Your photography is getting better and better, especially the yellow tree - lovely.

JM said...

All shots are beautiful but that yellow tree really caught my attention!

Eden said...

Wow, beautiful photos. You live in a beautiful place. I love the Autumn colours too. Great captures.

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