I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Monday, January 31, 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?  I'm sure you all know what I'm going to say -- YES, It's still gray and grim and I'm once again prowling my photo files, looking for Spring! We do have one! You know when the ducks and geese are playing in the water, relaxing on the green grass and even Sam and Mojo get affectionate!! Yeah, that's Spring!  I just don't know when it plans to put in an appearance!

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
Will Rogers

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
Will Rogers

Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
Will Rogers


This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Will Rogers

Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.
Will Rogers
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.
Mark Twain

49 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Things seem to be "just ducky" in several of your photos here!
Once again, Will Roger's prescience is shown by his comments about Congress...

Team G Square said...

Lovely pictures , like blue flowers the most ..

JM said...

The tree is simply amazing! We're almost there, Sylvia! :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that first photo of the dogwood (I think its dogwood, or maybe a bradford pear or something) got me feeling the first like its April again and all warm and nice. I'm going to need that warm nice feeling as we are expecting lots of snow, ice, high winds, and cold this weekend.

I hope everything is going well for you!

ps - Just keep on quoting Will Rogers as long as you want. I never get tired of either him or Mark Twain.

Carver said...

I love that you showed us a preview to spring. It's nice this time of year to be reminded that it will come. Wonderful shots.

Randi said...

Beautiful shots and lovely quotes, Sylvia! I love watching evidence that spring will arrive...sooner or later.

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Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of very lovely variety. The shots of dogs and birds are very nice.

EG Wow said...

The magic of photography! Let's enjoy a bit of spring and summer! :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I feel the love in your photos :) Love in the air and love for the spring - Wonderful Sylvia!
hugs from Birgitta

aka Penelope said...

All these visions of spring make me think it IS just around the corner, Sylvia. If I’m not mistaken, the snowflakes have transformed into pick blossoms falling into your wonderful scenes … melting into a sea of sailboats. Thanks for this inspiring look at what’s to come!

Marja said...

Gorgeous pictures I especially love the two cute dogs. You are already having spring That means we go towards autumn again

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Spring will come! Our daughter was here -- she's visiting her grandkids in SC for a month and they came down here to Florida. She said she misses her husband but wants to take some of our weather home with her.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Magnifiche immagini !
Baci Myriam

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, spring! It is a long way off here. In Alberta, nobody plants anything until May 24, but our big old ornamental crabapple usually blossoms before that. A few days or a week before that. LOL
I love the picture of Mojo and Sam.
-- K

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

eileeninmd said...

Thanks Sylvia, your post and photos have cheered me up. Just seeing some pretty flowers and colors. Something other than white snow is wonderful.

Mama Zen said...

That first shot is just stunning!

Life Ramblings said...

great series of photos. I particularly like the shot of two adorable dogs and those hydrangeas are gorgeous. Happy spring!

Ebie said...

I so look forward to Spring. And the sweet smell of the blooms.

I am a believer of what Will Rogers said.

Pam said...

Its always lovely to see spring in Seattle, Sylvia. You do live and play in a beautiful part of the world. Maybe someday I will get the chance to see it in person.. I certainly hope so.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Sylvia.
Be well and happy,
Pam

Inger-M said...

I love the picture of the two dogs! The grey one has to be a miniature schnauzer, ljke my Isa; am I right? The tree is also magnificent!

Indrani said...

Such cheery sights, they put a smile on my face. :) Great series Sylvia.

Sylvia K said...

Hi Inger! Thanks for stopping by! And, yes, his name is Sam Schnauzer and he's the light of my life!! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Al said...

Beautiful spring photos, Sylvia. And I could use them now, with the coldest spell of the winter just beginning!

lotusleaf said...

Oh what a lovely set of photos! I love the last quotation about worrying.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful, spring, wonderful shots, Sylvia. As we await the next double clipper full of snow, you warm my soul.

noel said...

it looks like spring in your photos, love the first shot with all those beautiful blooms

aloha

Carol said...

What a gorgeous tree, Sylvia, can't wait for spring. These photos are uplifting. Love the hydrangeas.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Lovely Sylvia and thank you for reminding me Spring is just around the corner!

Karen said...

Wonderful reminders of spring Sylvia.

George said...

Thanks for these beautiful views of Spring. We're waiting for some more bad weather to hit, so these views are doubly appreciated.

magiceye said...

superb captures all and wonderfully apt quotes

ladyfi said...

What marvellous spring shots! Love the blossom - and, of course - those cute dogs of yours.

Here's hoping you get some blue skies and soon!

Carly said...

Love the happy spring pictures!

EcoRover said...

Nice to see some flashbacks to summer--I can almost remember what that might be like...

BraCom (Bram) said...

WoW already spring at your world :-)
here stilll winter, wonderful photos and posting

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Birgitta said...

Wonderful spring photos Sylvia!
I really long for spring now :)

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Francisca said...

You sure found some precious spring photos... The cherry tree blows me away, Sylvia! Wonder what Will would say today about your Congress...

Francisca said...

PS. And speaking of spring... I keep forgetting to tell you delightful your header is!

Boonie S said...

You've matched the pictures and words quite poetically. Great post!

All the best, Boonie

Cezar and Léia said...

Starting a day with adorable pictures,
First one special tree and then lovely critters enjoying the lake, love in everywhere there!
The beautiful feeling of have a friend, those dogs really know the secret : life is simple and wonderful!
A postcard to our dreams, the blue water and the sunny day....it's all about lights!Good lights!
And this sweet flower in your last picture, thanks so much for sharing!
Léia

anjoe playhouse said...

Sylvia, you are so an activ blogger, and I thanks for your comments at my playhouse, when I parcitipate in some of the themes/memes. My english are bad, that's why I don't write all what hits me ;-)

Y. Ikeda said...

Two more months to go to be able to see scene like the first photo! I miss spring...

cloudbusting2 said...

I just loved the way how the ships on blue sea transformed to blue flowers. I just forgot the intelligent words there.

Pietro said...

Splendid images as always, Sylvia!
"Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.": this is true for Italy as well!!!

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures as always Sylvia. We sensed the same spring, ducks and geese . Have a nice week.

stardust said...

Not only enjoy the beauty of spring and summer but also come to know Will Rogers whose phylosophical humor is intersting. I really agree the second and the last one. Thank you.

Kay said...

That is such a sweet photo of Mojo and Sam. The (cherry?) tree is stunning, too! Wow!

Eden said...

Fantastic shots as always, Sylvia. I enjoyed so much your beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing .

Arija said...

What a lot of wonders, th e cherry tree, lovely geese your super dooper pets whispering secrets and those wonderful blue hydrangeas! Wonderful.

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