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Monday, June 20, 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?

As some of you know, I'm not a shopper, but I always hope that the trips each week will provide some photo ops -- even at malls and here in Seattle I haven't been disappointed. This past week we went to an outlet mall that shares an area with one of the many casinos here. I spent about fifteen minutes in the outlet mall -- which was the biggest I've even seen!!! Then I headed outside to take a look at the surrounding area and I wasn't disappointed! Can you believe that even a McDonalds had a lovely outside eating area with a fountain!!! Ah, Seattle!! And the last couple of shots today were taken at home as I get more settled in.

Hope you all have a wonderful week filled with love and laughter -- and, yes, I do know that it is getting harder to find a great deal to laugh about, but it's always worth the effort!


Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
A. Whitney Brown
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin

 
 Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
John Donne

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut
 

45 comments:

clairz said...

What a nice tour of your world!

Martha Z said...

You found a lovely little park to photograph, yes, Seattle is a beautiful, green place.
I'm getting old enough that the scary thing is that soon my sons' high school classes will be running the country. When your doctor and your president are younger than you, that's when you feel old.

aka Penelope said...

I agree, Sylvia, laughing is definitely worth the effort and great exercise to boot! In fact, I had to laugh out loud at the last quote about the high school class eventually running the country … scary as that might be. You home is lovely and cozy and you might be hard pressed to leave with all the wonderful sights out your window (previous photos) and technology at your fingertips taking you all over the world.

EG Wow said...

I'm so glad you don't let the idea of "shopping trip" deter you from taking your camera and tagging along.

The quotes you share with us definitely help in the laughter department. :)

Karen said...

Seattle looks like a pretty city Sylvia, and you place sure looks comfy. Have a great week.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I have lost myself again in your beautiful and wise world Sylvia.
Have a great week.
Costas

gigihawaii said...

Lovely pics, as usual, Sylvia. I am also impressed with your header! What a great friend from India!

ewok1993 said...

I haven't been to Seattle; been as far as Portland. But I'm guessing just like Portland/Oregon, Seatle and WA state must be as verdant as it's neighbor. What a sight it is in your photos.

DeeBee L. said...

Reading your comments each time I visit my friend Magda I decided to visit your blog...very inspiring , and yes, I do agree, if you take the time of looking around you discover a "parallel world"...
Kind regards, DeeBee

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. Your home is wonderful.

ladyfi said...

That Vonnegut quote is hilarious! Love the green park areas you found outside the mall.

Spiderdama said...

Great world! And that last quote must be a nightmare, hehe:-)
Happy week to you Sylvia!

Carver said...

Sylvia your world is very beautiful. Amazing that even McDonald's is landscaped there. All great quotes and I LOVE the Vonnegut one.

SandyCarlson said...

Your home and surroundings exude peace. That was a beautiful post. Love that Mignon quote!

Arija said...

Thanks for taking us along on your 'shopping' trip. Lovely to see a car-park that has more emphasis on park than car and I also like your new living spaces. Glad you shared them so I can put you in your place -:)

Have a wonderfully satisfying week.

Fjällripan said...

Nice photos from your world, nice text aswell :) Have a great week!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Great shots Sylvia and Seattle seems to be a good place to live in :)
Have a great week!

Gary said...

Great post as usual Sylvia!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

snowwhite said...

Sylvia, what a lovely place you live in!! Everything looks so cozy and comfortable. All of them are great shots. Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful day!

texwisgirl said...

love that big pine tree. nice gardens!

Sistertex said...

Very nice post and love what you are quoting! BTW, love your header photo!

Riet said...

That is a lovely outletmaal. I love them. We don't really have them but whenever we were in Florida we visited all of them.Your house looks really lived in already Sylvia. Lovely.

Dianne said...

Seattle looks such a lovely city - and your are certainly settled in nice and comfortable Sylvia.

Kay L. Davies said...

I also love the Vonnegut quotation. I remember how shocked I was when I found out one member of my high school class was a national banking big-wig. On the other hand, we were a pretty good group, even though our school was very small.
Gave me something to think about. And I love that second photo.
— K

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

Al said...

Great photos - you certainly live in an area which is uniquely beautiful. Have a great week!

Cheri said...

I would love to visit Seattle! Great shots.

Carolina Mts

Tracy said...

Syvia,
...beautiful photos as always and your home is lovley. May you be surrounded by continual peace...

lotusleaf said...

So cosy and comfortable. Beautiful too!

Jack said...

I laugh every time I read that "high school class" quote by Vonnegut . . . it was SO true, except now we have Obama, and he is the next generation. Gee, I must be getting old.

Team G Square said...

Awesome , just loved living room n comp table , so organized n livable .

Ann said...

I don't like shopping either,
Got no money,
Got no shape,
Got no attention fron the shop clerk

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It is so green where you live. I love the evergreen trees. Your new place is very homey and comfortable.

Take care!

Sushma Harish said...

as usual. superb shots. lovely home u have. the greens is mindblowing.

magiceye said...

you have a lovely home in lovely surroundings!

alicesg said...

Your home is very beautiful and cozy. Now I think I need to tidy my place a bit...lol.

Grayquill said...

Yikes! Shopping and gambling in such close proximity, seems like a recipe for breaking the budget. I hope you found some deals.

stardust said...

Seattle looks wonderful place to enjoy living. It is a sister city of Kobe, my hometown. Your home looks a lovely, cozy place, where you would relax yourself and your creativity inspired by the surrounding sceneries. Have a great week, Sylvia.

Life Ramblings said...

a wonderful look at your world Sylvia. the park looks so inviting and gorgeous.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I have to say I find it hard to believe that McD's has anything that is lovely - although I'm probably just showing some form of bias in this!

Thanks for visiting my blog - the cold here is fine (I had a similar conversation with a guy at work today) - it’s not really that cold - I wear shorts most of the time - although my wife tells me off for doing it and hides them! If you don’t have a cold time, how can you enjoy spring?

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

NatureFootstep said...

I like it when I see such places that are well tended to. :) Somebody cares. :)

Indrani said...

Those are lovely glimpses of the world where you live.

JM said...

I second you, Sylvia, as to shopping malls. Actually I hate those places! LOL! But I truly like the park you show us here. Lovely stone and plant decoration on the 3rd pic.

Marites said...

so true, laughter can lighten up all situations. love your photos! your place looks neat!

Lew said...

Washington has natural beauty even at McDonalds and shopping outlets. Looks like your new place is a comfortable spot in this world!

Francisca said...

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers... that is SO true! I've always know you live in a beautiful city, Sylvia; now I see you have your own special cozy place in it.

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