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Monday, November 22, 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! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! 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?  Well, it has been a stormy, windy, cold week and they're predicting snow over the next couple of days! But who knows????  The first shot was just an incredibly lucky break taken Saturday evening and it still takes my breath away! And the last shot was taken ten minutes ago, the snow is falling and quite heavily!!


 If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times. — Mark Twain
Sky mirrors

Dry winds
and crackling leaves
and she looks around
the empty trees,
stark in the dark....

There is a definite chill,
she feels
the roughness on her face,
brownish in patches;
and so she
will sit and pine
and grow thinner
day by day,
till
a sliver of her old self.

Cloud lotions,
and Christmas flake moisturizers,
coming up soon,
make her smile,
and touch her face again.

There will
soon be
Dancing with the Stars....


The time for Thanksgiving has come.....


Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at November 22, 2010 7:44 PM

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
Mark Twain

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
Mark Twain

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Mark Twain

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
Mark Twain
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Mark Twain

55 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for sharing your outstanding photos and Mark Twain's witty quotes!
Thanks for your visit and kind comments! I wish you a great week. Our weather forecast predicted snow! Well that's pretty early for my country!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Wonderful pictures Sylvia and the words are so thoughtful :)
Love the light!

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/

dkzody said...

That moon is just spectacular. We are back in Fresno, and with the clouds, did not get to see it. In SF it usually rises over the bridge and makes a great scene. Glad you shared yours.

James said...

Wow! These are so beautiful! After all this time I'm still amazed by the beauty of the PNW. Great shots!

Martha Z said...

Snow in Seattle and it isn't even winter yet. We're not expecting snow at our elevation but cold temps after it passes means I had better think about protecting the citrus.

Randi said...

Beautiful shots and lovely quotes!
I wish you a great week.

ladyfi said...

You're right - that first photo is gorgeous! Have fun in the snow - we have quite a lot with more due to fall this week...

cloudbusting2 said...

I have illusions, therefore I live. It´s that simple. These facts made more sense today.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia! Seattle sure is a gorgeous place. :)

Carver said...

These are all wonderful shots. I love the way you started with the moon and ended with the snow.

EcoRover said...

Outstanding moon photo. Winter is sure arriving with a vengeance--a student of mine is stranded bewteen here & Eugene, can't go either way.

aka Penelope said...

I was in Vancouver in the evening when I saw a dusting of snow on the mountains behind the cityscape. There was a soft pink glow all around. On the way home from the city the full moon glowed in the sky. I wanted to take a picture of both these scenes but discovered my camera battery was exhausted. Your excellent photos are a nice reminder of the beauty I did not capture. :)

ewok1993 said...

another lovely collection. that moon shot is wonderful, but if i had to choose, i really loved the misty street shot the most.

enjoy the thanksgiving.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia, bellissime queste foto del tuo mondo... mi piace molto la foto con la nebbia e le foglie morte per terra.
Buona giornata. :)
Myriam

Christine said...

A full moon AND snow? Beautiful! As are all the photos in between! Happy Monday, Sylvia, and have a great week!

Joe Todd said...

Wow love all your photos especially the moon. I haven't been able to get a good photo of the moon yet.. I'm not ready for snow but I know it is coming.

Pam said...

So its snowing Seattle, how special is that! Just in time for this wonderful Holiday season. I remember the beauty of the first fallen snow. I always enjoyed it so.

Today I am thankful for special people like you, Dear Sylvia. Thanks, my Friend..

Carolyn Ford said...

I always look forward to your quotes by Mark Twain! I would be thrilled to be remembered with just one good quote and he had SO many! Your photos are superb! Is this a recent snow on your patio??? Oh my!

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh...it is a current snow! I am sorry, I didn't read your story well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Al said...

Very pretty photos as always, Sylvia. I love the snow, we had a couple of inches of unexpected snow last night and it was nice to see. That first shot of the Moon is spectacular!

maryt/theteach said...

Your quotes and Your World are just magnificent! :)

Kay L. Davies said...

The moon shot is gorgeous, how wonderful that you got it. Our usually-clear skies have been covered in snow clouds for so long now, I've got no idea what the moon is doing.
All of your photos are beautiful, Sylvia. I always love to see them. Sorry you are getting more snow, though.
-- K

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

Amiko said...

Lovely...

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are beautiful as always. i enjoy the quotes too. have a wonderful week Sylvia and Happy Thanksgiving.

Arija said...

Sylvia you are becoming a master at photography and don't day its a fluke, the other nature shots belie that. Just wonderful.

That last saying of Twain's is one to remember. I just change illusions to dreams.

After a lifetime of being frugal, I am finally learning from my daughter to live for the day for we cannot count on to morrow. I bought myself a lovely bunch of peonies that now grace and perfume my bedroom.

May all your days be happy ones . . . Arija

Indrani said...

The first one is magical... as if the twig is holding the moon up. Great pictures and wonderful quotes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sylvia! That top shot is so beautiful I almost couldn't bring myself to scroll down. When I saw the snow I kind of wished I hadn't ;>) -- it's a great picture, but I kinda' hated the reminder. (I think we're going to get some here this week.)

lotusleaf said...

Incredibly beautiful moon shot!The quotes are interesting as always.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. First one is my favorite.

Team G Square said...

nice ...enjoy the snowfall.

Mama Zen said...

That first shot is a stunner!

Linda Reeder said...

We gat a glimpse of that moon Saturday night when we were out. It was wonderful.
I hope you are staying warm and safe inseide tonight. Hopefully the wind will not cause power outages.

Ugich Konitari said...

Sky mirrors

Dry winds
and crackling leaves
and she looks around
the empty trees,
stark in the dark....

There is a definite chill,
she feels
the roughness on her face,
brownish in patches;
and so she
will sit and pine
and grow thinner
day by day,
till
a sliver of her old self.

Cloud lotions,
and Christmas flake moisturizers,
coming up soon,
make her smile,
and touch her face again.

There will
soon be
Dancing with the Stars....


The time for Thanksgiving has come.....

magiceye said...

stunning captures all and very wise quotes!!

alicesg said...

Oh love the huge moon. The quotes are very interesting and beautiful.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots, especially the moon.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great shots Sylvia, it's starting to look cold over at your part of the world.

Ebie said...

Ms Sylvia, what a great shot of the moon. Very impressive capture. That full moon looks like a golden balloon tied in the twig.

Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

lazyclick said...

Wonderful shots.

Dani said...

Magnificent!

Thank you dear Sylvia.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting
Already snow, I hope it wil stay away here


Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday

Serline said...

Brrrr, is that this year's snow in the last pic? White Christmas will be almost a sure thing then...

Luna Miranda said...

your moon shot is awesome! and the clouds did quite a show. but the snow in the last photo makes me shiver.:p

NatureFootstep said...

I like that nwe header of yours. Your friend are very skilled.

I love that misty photo even if the powerlines somewhat destroyes it. And I can see you got some snow too.

Wolynski said...

Love your headers.

Snow already? Lots of mist and ominous clouds - thought I came to the wrong blog.

Wren said...

Is that a harvest moon? Lovely!thanks once again for sharing your world and its beauty.

zeal4adventure said...

Wonderful captures and great words to accompany them.

Gattina said...

I hope you don't move to the moon ! and please no snow in your world !

KaHolly said...

It has been a beautiful moon, hasn't it?? And to think, we are all seeing the same one, no matter where we are! Love your post! Always such an inspiration.

Lakshmi said...

very poignant and poetic world Sylvia..thanks for sharing

Francisca said...

What a lovely series of photos, Sylvia. And I too enjoyed Ugich's poem to you!

JM said...

You already know how much I enjoy your sky shots, but you keep on surprising me, this time with the top one! It's fantastic! Was the bottom shot taken now??? If so, it's another surprise! :-)

Sylvia K said...

Hi JM, yes, the bottom shot was taken yesterday morning just before I posted this. We got about 4-5 inches of snow, lots of wind and temps in the teens. We have blue skies today, but the snow is still here and the temps tonight will be 10-12 degrees. It's very cold!!

Sylvia

Jay said...

Oh, I do love your quotes from Mark Twain! And the snowy scenes are pretty, but sooo cold-looking!

Funny how a patio set can remind you of summer even covered in snow, isn't it?

Eden said...

What a beautiful place!Love the quotes too.Thank you for sharing.

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