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Monday, May 23, 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 Wednesday I'll be making a trip to the Seattle Waterfront and hope to get some good pics of another part of my world, but the weekend has been gray and rainy so I'm going to share a few more pics from my trip last week to Bellevue. As I mentioned before, I was amazed not only at the beauty of the park where we were, but the numerous skyscrapers! Before moving here I lived in a part of Seattle known as Ballard and while it's close to the water and lovely, the area itself looks like a neighborhood out of the 50s! So, Bellevue was quite a surprise!


Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Lily Tomlin
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
Paul Harvey
 
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P. J. O'Rourke
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
Dale Dauten
 
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

 

46 comments:

nsiyer said...

Absolutely well said. Especially I liked the pros and con - one. Sylvia, long time I was away. Probably, didn't manage my time well. I have told myself I will post once in three days. I hope I live to my declaration.

Enrique G.A. said...

The real beauty is the most important thing in this world, radiates beauty in the landscape, in what is seen and the other part of the beauty lies in eyes with that look.
Greetings .-

Mama Zen said...

Lovely pictures! That Paul Harvey quote made me laugh out loud.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots of the park... Love that blossom!

gigihawaii said...

Bellevue is lovely! Nice pics, Sylvia.

magda said...

Wonterful pictures Sylvia !!!
Modern city and very nice gardens!!!
Many greetings

Jo said...

Oh I love the pro and con quote. As usual all the quotes and photos are brilliant, Sylvia. And everytime I log onto your blog, you have a different header. So interesting! Hope you're having a good day. Blessings, Jo

Sally in WA said...

Love the pictures of Bellevue and the park. And as always, you find the best quotes! Have a super Monday, Sylvia!

aka Penelope said...

The last quote about character and power is very true, Sylvia! Nice to view the park again and hope to see much more of it in the future. I love your header … it is delightfully busy and the stick characters seem so filled with life and purpose. :)

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the virtual walk in this beautiful park. I also like the quote about "pro"and "con".
I hope that you will have a great week.

texwisgirl said...

the park is really lovely with the blooms - and the view of downtown!

Antonette said...

Gosh you take gorgeous pictures Sylvia!

~Antonette

Al said...

It does look like a beautiful area. Hopefully you'll see some sun again soon. Great captures as always, Sylvia!

Jack said...

It sure is a pretty park, Sylvia. I love the whiskey and car keys quote.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the city. The city has lovely gardens.

Gary said...

Great pics and quotes as usual!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

These are lovely shots of the city. I hope you have a fun trip to the waterfront.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Great photos Sylvia! I like the "far and close" - skyscrapes in the distant and the beautiful flowering trees near.
Best wishes!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia, and some excellent quotations!
— K

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

Francisca said...

Hehehe... you gave me reason to chuckle, with this series of quotes. This area is especially nice with those blossoms, Sylvia. And I see you have again a cool new header!! Lucky you!

Ebie said...

I share with you our gray skies too! But the garden/park blooms are an added attraction to the City scape.

Enjoy your week!

Starnitesky said...

Looks like Bellevue is an interesting place to see, the park is lovely.

Karen said...

Great pics, a lovely park.

ρομπερτ said...

What an oasis it feels to be, between such high rising houses. Thank you for this walk. Please have a good Tuesday.


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Fjällripan said...

Such big buildings we dont see around here! Nice pictures! Have a nice week and thanks for your comment :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hey Sylvia, I love how you are whacking our legislators around pretty good this week. Plus I love your pics. That is a very interesting area that you went to.

snowwhite said...

Thank you, Sylvia, I joinded pleasant and fresh walk with you. It is exciting to walk seeing high-rise buildidng. Paul Harvey's quote is impressive. Have a nice day.

Lesley said...

The park looks lovey

Lesley said...

that should be 'lovely'!

SandyCarlson said...

What a gorgeous set of pictures. You make me want to fly there this instant!

lotusleaf said...

Your world is beautiful!

magiceye said...

beautiful captures indeed!

Indrani said...

A great mix of nature and modern buildings. Good captures and equally wonderful quotes.

Munir said...

Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Love the quote about charecter and power:)Wow !
Beautiful post:)

ewok1993 said...

your shots are truly magnificent.

forgetmenot said...

Lovely world you live in!!! I love all the quotes today-- there is a "huge" amount of truth in all of them. Keep enjoying that beautiful world of yours. Mickie ;)

George said...

The pictures of the park are wonderful, but the quotes of wisdom are absolutely great.

Wren said...

Delightful walk around, Sylvia. Good to see you're getting settled in, but not staying in.

Pietro said...

All wonderful pictures, Sylvia! I like the gardens and the perspectives of the skyscrapers!
Happy Tuesday :-)

stardust said...

All the photos of cityscape are fabulous and all the quotes are so true. I really heartily agree with Lily Tomlin to think of my country's political world. Opposite of “progress” is congress according to Paul Harvey... smart and funny. I really enjoyed this post, thank you, Sylvia.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures! I love the composition idea with the modern huge buildings and the sweet delicate flowers!Very well done!
Leia

Cildemer said...

Fabulous shots and great quotes! The last but one is my favourite shot, and my favourite quote is P.J.O'Rourke's!

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Have a nice and happy week, Sylvia****

Gattina said...

I get murder instincts for the man who has invented skyscrapers !! they spoil the landscape everywhere. Except in Chicago there were beautiful olf skyscrapers with golden ornaments.
The park looks pretty. photoshop the skyscrapers away, lol !

Lew said...

I am liking your new world too! The Northwest certainly has lots of beauty. Years ago, Mom and Dad visited the area. They went out on the Olympic Peninsula to have lunch with a childhood friend of Dad's who retired there. And they stayed a week. Mom said it was the most beautiful place she had been.

Paul Harvey's quote is especially apt these days!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - looks like a nice place for a walk, although I like the tree more than the tower blocks! Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

NatureFootstep said...

it is a great park. .)

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