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Monday, May 16, 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? 


On Friday I went on one of the four or five trips a week arranged by the complex where I live now and I got to see a part of my world that I had never seen! And that's what I'm sharing with you today! Bellevue, WA is about a half hour drive from here and I was amazed at all the sky scrapers, parks and beautiful neighborhoods as we drove through town. Everyone on the bus except me headed for the huge Mall -- and me??? I headed across the street to one of the loveliest parks I've seen anywhere and particularly lovely on this amazingly beautiful, sunny spring day!

Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them!! 


I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
Golda Meir
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
John Wooden
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
Dion Boucicault
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
Charles Caleb Colton
Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
William Gibson

55 comments:

Munir said...

Thank you for sharing ! These pictures have almost taken me to WA. I would have liked to see a lot of places myself. My husband has become afraid of travelling. He doesnot admit it. He says that he it is tedious. My son in Hawaii is requesting so mush that he come there, but I am unable to convince him.
My family is my world. Also I like to be a part of the family called the world and the place called the Earth. When I leave from this Earth I want to be satisfied that I did something good for this Earth. I am afraid that I may not, but I will try my best.
Your post is great. Again thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

Beautiful Spring photos!
Margaret

aka Penelope said...

Yes … I can see by your captures why your new world and its surrounding areas feel particularly beautiful, Sylvia! Bellevue is a place I haven’t visited for a very long time … we are more apt to visit Bellingham. The park is unique and I love the waterway that almost seems Grecian in design. Also love the quotes that seem especially profound today. Thanks as always for sharing your journey. :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - what fabulous photos. I adore the park and oh, those gorgeous blossoms!

gigihawaii said...

Bellevue is beautiful, Sylvia. Nice pics of the park!

snowwhite said...

Thank you, Sylvia. You took me to Bellevue, WA. Amazingly beautiful place, almost heaven. I love all of those great photos. Have a nice day!

VioletSky said...

What a lovely spot, with the fountain and the blossoms.

jo©o said...

Your world has expanded, with all those trips on offer. What fun.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the park, very picturesque.

maryt/theteach said...

Such beautiful, bright shots, Sylvia!

EG Wow said...

I'm with you, Sylvia! I'd much rather take my camera to the park than sop at a mall. :) And the park was truly worth it!

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree with my friend Penelope — I haven't been to Bellevue, WA, for many years, either, and your quotations today are particularly good, especially the second one.
I'm so glad you went to the park instead of the mall. Your photos are dreamy, and malls are definitely not!
— K

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

anemonen said...

Beautiful photos! What a lovely world.

Dianne said...

I would have headed to the park with you!!
it's amazing
and your photos are wonderful

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Such a wonderful place to spend some time. Wise of you to choose the park.
Last photo is like a dream - awesome Sylvia!
How you will have lots of opportunities like this :)
Happy SWF!

Jack said...

Sylvia, you definitely made the right decision. You can go to a mall anywhere. This is a lovely city park, which you captured nicely.

Carolyn Ford said...

a park wins over a shopping mall anytime in my mind!!! lovely lovely images and I love the quotes...keep 'em coming, dear Sylvia!

Photo Cache said...

I would have bolted for the park too. Nothing beats fresh air and nature.

texwisgirl said...

the blooming trees and green grass are just lovely to see. :)

Ebie said...

I love the ever changing header by your artist/friend/blogger. Its a beautiful park, in the heart of the high rises!

Nice to have a "personal" driver!

Pretty Life Online said...

perfect shots!!!! Love it... Have a great weekdays ahead!!!

Gary said...

Great to see such vibrant spring!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ρομπερτ said...

Places that give time a different pace, and meaning. Thank you very much. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Martha Z said...

Such a beautiful park, I hope you find many more on future bus trips.

Life Ramblings said...

a wonderful look at your world. such a beautiful park to explore and i love the lush greenery surrounding it. Amazing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You made great use of your time. That looks like a very nice park.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I'd much prefer the park as well. What lovely photographs! I've been to Seattle, but not Bellevue. What wonderful sites you found! And I love your quotes. so perfect.
I must say it's fun to watch your changing header!

Al said...

Great photos - that park looks lovely. Bellevue is where we'll be staying when we're visiting your area this summer.

Tracy said...

Super photos but that last photo is remarkable...very brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing your part of the world...

Autumn Belle said...

Wow, Sylvia, your world is so beautiful! I always enjoy visiting you.

lotusleaf said...

Your world is so beautiful! I wish I could visit the park some time.

SandyCarlson said...

Yours is a very beautiful world. Beautiful images. I hope you are enjoying your new apartment.

Mama Zen said...

That last shot couldn't be more perfect. What a lovely place!

magiceye said...

what a wonderful world!!

Sridharan said...

Excellent Quotes Sylvia.. I always look forward to reading them..Have a great evening!

Linda Reeder said...

I have seen this park, driving by, but have never walked in it. I would have been there in the park with you. Shopping? Not me.

stardust said...

Bellevue is a beautiful place, I think I know how you got attracted. Skyscrapers don't look oppressive, probably due to spacious green area.

I love your new header and each and every photo. The quotes about time is profound, especially I'm impressed by Dion Boucicault's.

Thank you for sharing, Sylvia, and have a wonderful week.

George said...

I sure am glad you skipped the mall and went to the park. The park itself is absolutely beautiful and your pictures are fantastic. Thank you for sharing this part of your world with us.

Grayquill said...

You made a great tour guide. I have never been to this park. But I have driven by it many times. Hmmm.... Look what I have missed!
Thanks for sharing.

Linnea said...

Love the new header! So cute! I'm glad that you're enjoying your new place so much. I'm with you...I'd much rather check out the park than the mall! Beautiful shots...I always just drive by Bellevue, but never have stopped...I can see why it's called "Bellevue!"

Luna Miranda said...

these are gorgeous spring photos. the greens are greener, the flowers so alive. i could just sit on the grass with my book the whole day.

alicesg said...

Your headerphoto today looked like the town I posted today in my blog. :) Have a nice week ahead.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful images and thoughts from your world again Sylvia.
And another beautiful banner too.
Have a great day.
Costas

Gattina said...

Is that the area were you live now ? Looks beautiful !
I don't know what happened with my "My world" I get comments on the last week's post and not of this weeks one ! And when I checked everything looked normal.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I'm with you on this one - rather be outdoors than in a mall - in fact I'd rather be almost anywhere rather than in a mall!

Have a good week

Stewart M - Australia

Cezar and Léia said...

I love that fountain and the last picture with the flowers and benches! MAgnificent pictures!
Léia

Enrique G.A. said...

A good series. Hermosa is an area
Good pictures that give a true reflection of the place.
Greetings .-

NatureFootstep said...

you sound like me. :) Who needs to go to the mall? When you have a lovely park to enjoy. And from what I see this place is worth more visits. :)

Serline said...

You are surrounded by so much beauty, both natural and man-made, I'm so envious!

DeVona said...

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring setting! Thank you for sharing your views with us!

JM said...

Sylvia, these are some really beautiful photos! I knew you would choose going to the park instead of the mall. :-) I would have done exactly the same. Great post!

James said...

Your pictures tell the story. I think you made the far better choice by gooing to this beautiful park! Wonderful shots Sylvia! I hope you are enjoying your new place.

sunflowerkat321 said...

Not only a beautiful park but it looks like a perfect spring day! Thanks for sharing!

Kat

Pietro said...

Wonderful views, Sylvia! You live in a very nice area!

Indrani said...

Beautiful images from your world. I liked the fountains.

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