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Monday, November 15, 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. Join us 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? In spite of gray skies and fog for the most part these days, there's still gorgeous colors to be seen. And sometimes when I least expect it, a blue sky will suddenly smile on me and my world
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.  — 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 (The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It)

Don't look at the world with your hands in your pockets. To write about it you have to reach out and touch it.  — Mark Twain

Many public-school children seem to know only two dates--1492 and 4th of July; and as a rule they don't know what happened on either occasion.  — Mark Twain

I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!  — Mark Twain


It is easier to stay out than to get out.  — Mark Twain

57 comments:

mirage2g said...

That 3rd photo is perfect along with the quote! And every photo as well...have a lovely week!

-Gizelle

moondustwriter said...

I knew those beautiful pics were West Coast

such beauty in the Pacific North West

ahhh

Kay L. Davies said...

Incredible colors, Sylvia. Love the photos and dear old Samuel L.
-- K

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

George said...

You have much more color remaining than we do -- thanks for sharing it with us. I really like your first picture.

Randi said...

Your world is really colourful and beautiful. The entrance on the third photo is absolutely stunning. I love the combination of plants and colours.
Awesome captures!

ladyfi said...

What wonderful autumn colours - just delicious! And some sun too...

Maboe said...

Again, thank you!

Joe Todd said...

Love the color in the photos and you don't have to woory I'm not going to run for Congress LOL

Carver said...

Sylvia your world is so beautiful with all the autumn colors. Gray skies don't matter with all the colors of the leaves. Great quotes as usual.

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful photos as always: I repeat myself! I wholeheartedly agree with this statement of 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.". That's why this meme is so important.
Have a wonderful week, Sylvia!

KaHolly said...

Such lovely pictures - and I enjoyed the accompanying music!

aka Penelope said...

Love Mark Twain's remark about reaching out and touching the world. By the look of your pretty photos, you do that quite frequently. :)

Roberto M. Alves said...

Lovely pictures with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Belle le tue foto di oggi.. la casa con tutte quelle piante colorante davanti รจ bellissima !
Ciao Myriam :))

ewok1993 said...

Your world is decked out in her autumn's best. I love it.

Diane AZ said...

I enjoyed your interesting comment on my MWT post. I didn't know you worked for a Japanese company and studied Japanese, it sounds fascinating! So many beautiful fall colors in your world this week. So true what Twain says about travel to broaden people's views of the world. I wonder what he would have thought about the World Wide Web.

Pam said...

I just want to to know how much I enjoy a glimpse into your mountainous and beautiful Seattle world.
Thank you Sylvia, for letting see it through you eyes.

be well, be Happy ;)

Dianne said...

wonderful fall colors!!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, beautiful photos and great quotes.

Arija said...

What wonderful contrasts your world provides: brilliant sunshine with wonderful fall colours and dark November days . . .
The light in the picture with the blue house is just amazing, such a beautiful capture!

May there be sunshine in your days, hugs and blessings . . . Arija

Ebie said...

I love the front yard of the house. I will send you my sunshine to your grey skies. I can't believe it was 85 degrees over the weekend here.

But the misty weather adds mystery.

Enjoy your week!

Christine said...

It's the rare, sunny day this time of year that can lift the spirit like nothing else. Your photos are beautiful, Sylvia! Have a good week!

moe lauher said...

Sylvia, beautiful posting as always - and thanks for stopping by my humble abode.

Mama Zen said...

Lovely fall colors!

Life Ramblings said...

you've such an amazing world. love the colours and textures.

Lesley said...

the steep grade makes for some lovely front gardens.

Indrani said...

Such terrific shots, I wish I had the time to stare all day.
Great pictures and perfect quotes too. :)

lotusleaf said...

What a beautiful rock garden you have, Sylvia! I have been trying to make something like that for years. I like Mark Twain- his books are interesting even now.

Al said...

Beautiful photos as always, Sylvia. Even the ones with gray skies are lovely. Do you still have that much color in your area, or are those first three photos older?

Sylvia K said...

Al, there are some areas that still have an amazing amount of color -- well, they won't after today as we've had very strong winds and it's blowing away pretty much all of the color that was left. The first three were taken a couple of weeks ago. But as you can see from the foggy ones, there has still been a lot of color. Thanks as always for your visit/comment! Always appreciated!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful place. The color contrasts are amazing.

magiceye said...

so bright, colorful and beautiful!!!

Woody said...

Wonderful landscapes with beautiful colors!

Linda Reeder said...

These photos, with their light and color, are beautiful. Today was SO DARK!

Martha Z said...

From his comments about congress it seems not much has changed in 100 years.

James said...

Hi Sylvia! It's great to be back. These shots are so nice. In the top one I get the feeling of stannding there and seeing the view in person.

Marites said...

great shots, Sylvia! Such beautiful autumn colors! We actually don't have those changing of the leaves season here so I find autumn/fall quite interesting. have a good week!

Francisca said...

Your world really is so special, Sylvia, and you are special for seeing it all and sharing it. Twain sure hit the nails on all heads with this set of quotes! Couldn't agree more with every single one of them! See you later! :-)

Lew said...

Great landscapes you have captured, especially the bushes and color by the steps!

Hazel said...

Mark Twain is so right about travel. Lovely scenes these are!

cloudbusting2 said...

The entrance to the blue house was almost too cute. I forgot Mark´s sarcastic comments at once!

Wolynski said...

Wow, beautiful fall colors - I forget the sights and smells of fall.

Y. Ikeda said...

I love his quotes as well as how you captured autumn colors.

Nessa said...

The colors are so pretty. Beautiful shots.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Sylvia...Your world is full of Fall colors and every photo showing off a breathtaking view. Mark Twain sure had a way with words. I like the way you've used his quotes. Thanks for stopping by my Macro Monday post...I viewed yours as well...enjoyed that one, too. You have several Memes I've not seen before. I had a busy day yesterday with not much time on the PC...so I've got to catch up on visiting. Have a great week ...Sue

wncmountainliving said...

Nice to see some color - ours is mostly gone now.

JM said...

Sylvia, I'm in love with the yard on the third photo! It's AWESOME! Great 'garden scaping'! (I don't know if this expression exists, but I'm sure you know what I mean! LOL!)

Cildemer said...

Lovely post with great pics and very nice quotes!
My favourite pic is the first one! And my favourite quote is the second one!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a marvellous week****

BraCom (Bram) said...

sorry for the late reaction, but I had to do my job the whole day

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting, stunning autumn colors

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday

NatureFootstep said...

you still have that much color? Amazing! It is all gone around here.

Susan at Stony River said...

I feel like I just took a walk through a beautiful place -- thank you!

We've lost most of our leaves now; what's left is very brown and on the ground. LOL

Happy November!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's a beautiful world there. I love Mark Twain. He never said a thing I don't agree with!

alicesg said...

Your world is filled with lots of colour.

Eden said...

These are beautiful photos. Wonderfully captured. Your place is so beautiful. Love all your photos.

jabblog said...

Mark Twain always makes me laugh but your first quote really made me giggle.
Stunning photographs, Sylvia.
(Hope the shingles aren't playing up too much - poor you)

Jarlin Paul said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

Gorgeous autumn colours!! Looks so beautiful

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