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Monday, February 7, 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! Here are some fun times from when we had SUN!!! There were Ferry rides to the Lavender Festival, a day on  Orcas Island and at Pikes Market, and a wonderful Day on Whidbey Island!! Enjoy the fun! I surely did!!
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus


A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
Will Rogers

Cleverness is not wisdom.
Euripides

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
Will Rogers

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Will Rogers

49 comments:

ladyfi said...

What wonderful memories and great quotes! I love that lavender shot with the matching lavender chair.

Here's sending some sunshine your way.

Dianne said...

I want to sit down in that chair in the middle of all that lavendar!!
that's one of my most favorite shots ever

Hope sends hugs

Mama Zen said...

I want to go to a lavender festival!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the Ferry photo. I haven't ridden one since I left the Gulf Coast, in 1984!!!! I also love the chili peppers. I am always up for those. They are so colorful and taste good also.
And the the purple chair in what I think is a lavender field. Beautiful, and I bet it smells good also.

My favorite quote for the day is Camus. Sometimes we just want somebody to walk with us.

George said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of Spring, warm weather and sunshine. I really like that collection of peppers that you captured.

Carol said...

These are wonderful photos! Love the lavender shot....and the colorful peppers.

Pietro said...

Splendid views, Sylvia! I enjoy them a lot!
"We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others": so true and right.

Ebie said...

Are those lavender fields? I love them! What a wonderful world you live in!

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures, all of them Sylvia. And I always love those sayings,. Have a good week.

Maboe said...

Beautiful photos!

Carver said...

These are all wonderful shots. The lavender and the one where the water is sparkling are my favorites but they are all great.

aka Penelope said...

Your wonderful photos have brought back memories of spring in the most delightful way, Sylvia! I also enjoyed the quote, “cleverness is not wisdom”. But I think in this case, Euripides was both clever and wise.:)

Gary said...

I can almost smell the lavender and taste the peppers. Boom &Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Awesome captures and lovely quotes! I would love to sit in this lavender bed. I am also longing for spring...
Have a fabulous week!
/Randi

Johnny Nutcase said...

the lavender fields with the purple chair - perfect! and the chiles, great post, Sylvia!

Arija said...

Lavender fields, hot chillies and ocean liners, what a world you live in!

Hope your week is greater than ours, we both have dental appointments.

Hugs . . Arija

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Lovely photos and quotes --I enjoyed them all! All that lavender must have smelled so wonderful!

 gmirage said...

that second photo would make for a beautiful painting or crosstitch :D

Lesley said...

I can only imagine how marvelous the lavender festivalmust be!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Absolutely wonderful pictures Sylvia! The one with lavendar - oh how I would like to sit in that chair :)
Take care!
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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots, Sylvia! I would love to visit the lavender festival. The peppers sure are colorful and pretty. These are all beautiful places to visit, thanks for sharing.

Marites said...

great shots!! the chair and the colorful peppers are my fave too. have a good week!

Sridharan said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful sayings..I liked them all..thanks for sharing them Sylvia

Indrani said...

The colorful peppers, they make a wonderful subject. :) Beautiful series and wonderful quotes.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. I love the shot of colorful peppers.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Still grim and grey here too Sylvia and now a ton of snow on the way apparently! So I really enjoyed your pics thank you.

Al said...

Beautiful photos again, Sylvia. I hope you see some sunshine soon - I go crazy if we don't see the sun for more than a day or two!

SandyCarlson said...

My world needed a good dosing of lavender. Thank you for this and all of these gorgeous images.

alicesg said...

Oh I love the photo of the Lavender. Very beautiful, my favourite flowers.

nprimopiano said...

very beautiful pictures. I love the lavender field!

Christine said...

Simply beautiful photos, Sylvia! The lavender field and that stunning chair is my favorite! I hope your week is going well. We've got sun again after a few days of fog, hope that means you do too.

Team G Square said...

just awesome........

magiceye said...

beautiful images and wise words!

J Bar said...

Great shots of your world, Sylvia.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gattina said...

So you are cheating again, lol !
I would like to make a tour on this ship ! and anyway I also long for spring ! I have enough of winter !

Kristin said...

Love your new blog banner for the spring season. Beautiful shots and words of wisdom. I like the picture of bench with lavender flowers in the background especially.

Stewart M said...

Hi - I really like the chair / lavender pciture.
I think I would have just filled the screen with plants - but yours is a much better idea.

Stewart M

lotusleaf said...

I love the ferry photo too, and I bet it was not so hot as it was here!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» really likes the field of flowers in the second image. Very nice, Sylvia!

Misalyn said...

Superb captures. My favorite is the 5th photo. are those chillis. I really like the colors and the variety ;)

Have a nice day sylvia!

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful series, stunning picture
beautiful world, thanks for all your commnents and compliment Sylvia

Eden said...

Beautiful photos and quotes. Thank you for sharing your side of the world.

snowwhite said...

I love always your pictures and excerpted sayings. The second is my favourite. Elegant purple is amazingly beautiful!
Thank you for sharing.

stardust said...

I smiled to read the quote from Robert Frost. Among all the nice pictures, I especially like the lavender fields and the punchy colors of peppers. Thank you.

Marie said...

Lovely photos!

I'm a new follower :-)

Marie
bonkersinbarnhart.com

maryt/theteach said...

Excellent shots and wonderful quotes, Sylvia! Thank you for them and thanks for hosting My World Tuesday! :)

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful shots, wonderful words, - as usual Sylvia. Always a joy to see and read.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very fun images shared Sylvia. I had desired getting involved with this meme as well as a couple of others. I had asked different people about how to do this and never heard back. Yesterday I added one of my post entries to this meme and got 4 comments, only to find the post missing this morning. How come and what more must I do to get in with these? Thank you very much! Mary

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

All your posts are beautiful -- and timeless! So when I get behind in reading my favs I never skip over any of yours.

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