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Monday, January 3, 2011

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? Hope you all had a wonderful and very Happy New Year! So, on this first My World for 2011 I thought I'd share a bit of my world and some thoughts about the new year!!

New Year's Day:  Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. 
~ Mark Twain
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath.  Today, we are a pious and exemplary community.  Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.  
~ Mark Twain

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  ~Author Unknown


A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Author Unknown


Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.  ~Oscar Wilde

New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot.  Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.  ~Jay Leno

54 comments:

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are incredibly superb Sylvia. great quotes about the New Year. hope you've a marvelous week.

izzy said...

Nope no rez-o-lutions this year! hope you have had a good Holiday!

Indrani said...

Incredible shots.

Happy New Year to you!

Dianne said...

that traily sky is so vast
and I love your turtles

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots of your world - and thanks for the amusing quotations!

James said...

All of them are good but the top one is great! I really like that picture!

Martha Z said...

I love the shot of the snow covered mountains, so beautiful.
I long ago gave up making resolutions other than to try and do better in all things realizing that often I will slip back to old habits.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Sylvia! Did you make new resolutions? I didn't! But I wish you a great, happy and healthy new year. May all your wishes come true!
Yesterday Marina and Antigoni came to visit me with their families. They are the Greek blogging sisters. Marina has lived now in Brussels for a short time and her sister visited her for the Christmas holidays.

Louis la Vache said...

James wrote what «Louis» was thinking!
As usual, Mark Twain got it right with his "paving" quote...

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful photos, and wise words. I don't bother with resolutions anymore, as I've never followed through on one yet. Who needs extra guilt.
;-)

Kay L. Davies said...

"In one year and out the other" - I love it!
And that last photo - those amazing clouds with what looks like a jet stream across them - gorgeous, Sylvia!
-- K

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

Thom said...

Love love love your new header and your world is simply gorgeous my friend. I love the last photo. Excellent. Have a wonderful day :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Those quotes are terrific! Thanks for sharing.

Regina said...

Beautiful as always!
Happy New Year Sylvia and Best Wishes.

Regards.

Carver said...

All wonderful shots and I love the turtle. Happy New Year Sylvia!

Nabeel said...

sto watching Jay Leno and switch to Conan O Brian. He is much more intelligent and funny.

Wren said...

Too funny and just right for the new year. Thanks for the smile, Sylvia!

EG Wow said...

Believe it or not, your Mark Twain posts actually persuaded me to reread Adventures of Huckleberry Finn last weekend. :)

Gary said...

Beautiful series of photos. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River

Titania said...

Love the snowy mountains and the lake, such a peaceful scene. Great shot of the resting turtle, there is only one way! Poinsettias are brilliant and the sky is in a frivolous mood. Silvia great shots. Enjoyed the quotes, and I am glad I "know" you and your blog. All the best. Trudi.

aka Penelope said...

Enjoyed seeing the very dramatic sky at the end, Sylvia. And leave it to Jay Leno to come up with something funny with a serious edge to ponder. After reading all the quotes, my take is that resolutions have a VERY short shelf life!

mississippi artist said...

All the photos of your world are just breath taking. Where do you find all of these quotes? I laughed myself silly.!

Photo Cache said...

I am looking forward to visiting you every week.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. First and last shot are just amazing.

Randi said...

Amazing shots of your wonderful World. I love your quotes! I wish you a happy and healthy 2011.
Randi

George said...

I don't know which I like more -- your photos or your quotes. Both are great. Thanks for getting 2011 off to a wonderful start.

Gunsside said...

Great shots of your world, and your first with snowy mountain is relly lovely
- Have a nice week ;)

Catherine said...

love all the resolution quotes - all very apt!!Happy New Year from Mexico....

Mama Zen said...

The turtle made me smile!

Marites said...

happy new year, Sylvia! the quotes are really interesting! Beautiful shots!

Tracy said...

"Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits." I love this...great photos, especially the turtles...

Samson said...

Beautiful photos, like the sky in the last one... Have a great week ahead

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for this nice escape during the night, love the ship !

And nearly half of me vocabulary of English I obtained while watching the 'tonight show'. Thank you for the memories. A good Tuesday for you all.

daily athens

Ishtar said...

Lovely photos, as always!
Happy New Year, Sylvia!

Sistertex said...

Really great post. Happy New Year to you and yours. Love your banner too, btw!

Cildemer said...

Great pics and very nice quotations for 2011!

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All my best wishes for the new year and may all your dreams come true!

Big bisous****

LivingSoAbundantly said...

WOW! Look at those clouds! :0) I especially liked the first picture. Great post! :)

Al said...

It looks like you had some nice weather this week, and got some beautiful photos of it, Sylvia. Hopefully your year is going well so far!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, wonderful photos and quotes. They are perfect for the New Year. I wish you and yours all the best in 2011.

SandyCarlson said...

These are outstanding. The turtle most especially makes my day.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photographs.

I'm not much into resolutions myself.

Team G Square said...

just amazing , what a combination...

Linda Reeder said...

Your quotes are great; very funny, and so true.

Kristin said...

Amazing cloud formation you have there.

Luna Miranda said...

the Jay Leno quote cracked me up! LOL
awesome shots, especially the last one.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful series

Happy New Year

Kay said...

So very beautiful, Sylvia. Happy New Year!

Wolynski said...

Happy New Year! Love that turtle sunning himself.

Gattina said...

That's nice to see "my" little turtle for the first time this year !

mirage2g said...

Beautiful series of photos! I enjoy the quotes you share too....hope to see more of beauty from you this year....thanks for sharing these!

NatureFootstep said...

your mountainrange are white today Sylvia. Looks like home to me. I hope the turtle did not swim in too cold waters.

Have a great week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A perfect start to the year! Beautiful pictures and wry laughs. This post makes me happy.

Johnny Nutcase said...

i love that first shot, Sylvia..what a beautiful day. The turtle is awfully cute too!

Francisca said...

Today I'm partial to your top photo of those beautiful snow-covered mountains. I'm eager to read Mark Twain's recently published autobiography... thanks to you, Sylvia!

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