I miss you Sam!!

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

Monday, May 30, 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?

Unfortunately, my eagerly anticipated trip to the waterfront last Wednesday was covered by our usual GRAY skies!! But, I had a great seafood lunch at Ivar's and was joined by a number of seagulls looking for handouts!!  There were pots of colorful flowers everywhere, but they did tend to get somewhat lost in the fog! But it was a fun day out anyway! The last two shots were taken sitting at my desk in the room I use for my office -- and Sam's bedroom! As you can see, day or night, my world of beautiful skies is always merely a glance away! I love it!!! 

Message from the seagulls

Places bordering water ,
and
some bordering land,
Chain link fences :
separating,
those
that peacefully
sail through life,
enjoying
the company
of sometimes similar folks,
and those that
trespass
and cause trouble
in places
they shouldn't
be found in...

The bird of peace,
flew in
to urge the other
to vacate
the chair;
you didn't occupy
something meant for others....

The erring bird
agreed,
turned right,
and took off.

Unlike, some,
who trespassed ,
stayed put,
presumably hidden,
were warned,
and were finally shot away. 
 
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at May 31, 2011 9:10 PM
  
Here's kind of my motto - if you're not happy at home, you're not happy anywhere else.
Angie Harmon
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
 But time growing old teaches all things.
Aeschylus
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino



55 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Sylvia!
It's an important day and this post is wonderful to celebrate with beautiful pictures and good energies.
That seagull is adorable!
Lovely shots!
Léia

anni said...

happy memorial day to you, Sylvia
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George said...

I hope you're enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day holiday. I like the pictures you got at the waterfront, but that sunset is beautiful.

clairz said...

Ah, how fondly I remember Ivar's Acres of Clams! Your views are lovely. By the way, we always seek out the rare gray days here in the desert for photography, since the usual glaring light is much too harsh and flat.

Your photo of the flowers is just lovely--the surrounding grays really make those colors pop.

gigihawaii said...

Yes, I agree with the above comment. That flower pot is simply beautiful, especially since it was such a grey day.

Love the view from your office, Sylvia.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the gull, they always have such character!

jo©o said...

Glad to see your world contains flowers too now.

Arija said...

On the waterfront even the greyest day can be satisfying.

Lovely shots, also of your view.

Hope you are having a great start to the week . . . Arija

Spiderdama said...

I like that seagull and your wonderful skyview.
Hope you have a great memorial day.
Best wishes from Norway:-)

Gary said...

Great post and quotes!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful variety of images.
Happy memorial day.

aka Penelope said...

I love the changing sky views from your window, Slyvia! It must be very inspiring. Also, love the gray day by the pier/waterfront. It reminds me of home. Mist lends a sense of mystery to the scene. :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Wonderful photos Sylvia and such a colourful sky you have outside your window :)
Hope you will have a sunny great week!

Carver said...

I'm sorry you had gray skies for your waterfront time but the shots are as usual lovely.

Karen said...

Where there's food there's seagulls! Love you view out the window Sylvia, and that's a super new header! Enjoy your week.

Martha Z said...

You do have a great view from your window. Not all was gloom I see, the clouds cleared enough to allow a great sunset.

snowwhite said...

Sylvia, your day is calm and gentle. Especially I love the first photo. Sea gulls are cute and lovely. This place seems to be the paradise of birds. All are great shots.
Have a wonderful day.

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully moody and misty shots.

Paula said...

Love the cool, gray feeling with splashes of color. Personally I'd like to skip our hot summers and just have days like this all year long!

Tracy said...

Sylvia,
I love the sunset photo; or it could be the sun rise; whichever-it is beautiful!
Did I tell you I think your new header is super!? I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - good to see that gulls are a world constant - always dropping in to see if they can steal some food!
Have a good week.

Stewart M - Australia

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful photos and also the quotes...I especially liked the last, its so true :)
Have a really nice week!

ρομπερτ said...

You made life feel better again. Thank you.

Please have a good Tuesday.


daily athens

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm beginning to recognize the pattern of the trees on the horizon outside Sam's bedroom, Sylvia. What great skies you see.
And lunch at Ivar's! Oh, I can almost taste the clams!
— K

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

SandyCarlson said...

That's an intense poem at the top of your blog. The sun is our hope--always a new day. But when it's absent, it's very, very absent.

These photos are gorgeous.

Antonette said...

Beautiful as always. Just as you are a beautiful human being.

~Antonette
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com

Marites said...

the seagull looks busy and yeah, that potted flowers are nice. I love your window view photos especially the 2nd one. have a good week, Sylvia! My world is here.

Life Ramblings said...

i hope you had a wonderful Memorial's day. your photos are gorgeous and the first shot is my favourite.

Dianne said...

I love the perspective of the gull shot

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Just a truly beautiful world, indeed, Sylvia! Thank you once again for sharing your lovely photos!

alicesg said...

Another new and lovely header photo. I love the one sitting there.

lotusleaf said...

That is a lovely arrangement of flowering plants.

Jack said...

It is a very nice and varied collection of photos today, Sylvia.

forgetmenot said...

Sorry it was so "gray" when you went down to the waterfront, but you still got some great shots anyway. Cute gull--they aren't known for their shyness! You do seem to be surrounded by a beautiful sky most of the time. Another week--have a nice one. Mickie ;)

Linda Reeder said...

How wonderful to see the setting sun from your window!

Barb said...

Even gray skies are beautiful with the scenery in your world, Sylvia. I'm in OR now, and we've been having lovely gray skies, too!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Sorry about your outing, but you made the best of it. I loved flower in the container. My wife, Heather, is the queen of container gardening.

texwisgirl said...

such a pretty sunset!

magiceye said...

brilliant captures all!!

Lyndsey said...

I love how the weather added to the atmosphere of the photos. I really like the one of the dock/pier and it is hazy out in the distance! Great shots!

stardust said...

The skies seen out of your window are gorgeous. I'll never get tired of looking at ever-changing skies.

Luna Miranda said...

i had dinner at Ivar's, too, when i visited Seattle.:p it's good to see the colors from the window.

Gattina said...

Despite the grey weather it still looks beautiful and I love the view from Sam's bedroom, ... sorry your office !

Ann said...

1st photo, Which terrorist put that obstruction at the TARMAC?

Enrique G.A. said...

Sea breeze, seagulls, a beautiful sky, flowers, what more can you ask to find the beauty.
Nice entry.
Greetings .-

Wren said...

Lovely portfolio of photos, Sylvia. I feel like I've had a walk around your world. Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Leovi said...

Beautiful sequence of photos. Beautiful frames. My favorite of the first with such elegance and balance on the beam as a gymnast. Saludos.

Mama Zen said...

The flowers are such a lovely bright spot of color!

Powell River Books said...

Could and rain make us green with beautiful spring flowers. Hard to get upset with that. - Margy

Kay said...

I am so loving your beautiful windows, Sylvia. I do love your uplifting quotes. I hope I can keep all my shadows behind me.

Indrani said...

Beautiful views here and inspiring quotes too.

(Sorry so late here. )

Ugich Konitari said...

Message from the seagulls

Places bordering water ,
and
some bordering land,
Chain link fences :
separating,
those
that peacefully
sail through life,
enjoying
the company
of sometimes similar folks,
and those that
trespass
and cause trouble
in places
they shouldn't
be found in...

The bird of peace,
flew in
to urge the other
to vacate
the chair;
you didn't occupy
something meant for others....


The erring bird
agreed,
turned right,
and took off.

Unlike, some,
who trespassed ,
stayed put,
presumably hidden,
were warned,
and were finally shot away.

Pietro said...

Really a nice post, Sylvia! Beautiful images and quotes!

NatureFootstep said...

isn´t springtime wonderful? I love it.

And today I love the new headerpic. Your friend is great to find so many shapes in the skies.
It would be great for Skywatch. :)

JM said...

The seagull shot is fantastic and the new header is so cool and eye-catching!

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