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Monday, July 25, 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 had hoped to have photos of the Bellevue Art Festival this week, but our trip was delayed a week, so I've gone back to look at a couple other trips that were such fun. I'll have some new photos next week! And while I was working diligently at my desk the other day I looked up to see this young man sitting outside the window in front of my desk! He looked as if he was quite curious as to just what I was doing hour after hour!!  I reached for my camera, certain he would fly away before I could get a shot! But he surprised me by posing instead!!

Feeling a bit dull
in my old age,
I flew over
Paris,
Milan,
Cologne,
and even London
searching
for that perfect makeup....

And
I finally found it
in Mumbai,
where
they have
fairness creams.

In a moment
of
narcissistic madness,
I peered into
the Sky Mirror
and
slathered it on,
only
to have it
washed off
in a
thundering
Mumbai monsoon cloudburst.

Looks like nothing black
is turning fair,
and
everything
is supposed to be fair
only
if you are flying high.

As for me,
my full throated shouts
about the creme,
have rendered
my neck
arteries and veins visible,
and the
only thing
that has changed , are my eyebrows.

Black to white ?
Gosh,
the weight of people's expectations !
I can't even raise my eyebrows !


Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at July 25, 2011 9:09 PM 


The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
Lilly Tomlin


Hmmm! Our politicians today should be able to relate to this -- if they were honest! But by now  we all know better!!
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.


I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.



40 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I am going to take that first quote to heart this week (rat race) and I love your collage of open spaces. That first one with the green lawn looks familiar with the terraced stream, but I am not sure. Lovely, mon amie!

Bises,
Genie

ladyfi said...

OH, what a great shot of that cute fellow!

Have a wonderful week!

missing moments said...

Oh, those quotes .... perfect for the time.
Love the collage!

aka Penelope said...

Lol … now I know for sure you have a bird’s eye view from your apartment window, Sylvia! I am especially enjoying your friend’s cheerful art this time around. The stick drawings are getting filled in nicely over time. :)

Team G Square said...

Lovely , nice header .

Spiderdama said...

Very great shot of the bird. We do not have these bird in my little town and people think that`s good..I do not no why..
Hope you have a great and sunny week!
Regards from Tania

Annabella said...

I love his orange eye but I`m not sure about his knobbly beak...wonderful quotes and the Mark Twain one is fantastic.

Indrani said...

What a wonderful portrait of the pigeon.

gigihawaii said...

what a gorgeous bird! I love it!!!

Rajesh said...

Great shot of the bird and beautiful mosaic of images.

EG Wow said...

I do believe the pigeon has taken a fancy to you. :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

That's a great photo of a pigeon Sylvia. It's so hard to get an interesting shot of them :)
Have a great Tuesday!

Gary said...

What a great Mark Twain quote!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sivinden said...

I like your pictures - especially the dove:)

Carver said...

I love the first shot of the pigeon as well as all the others. I always enjoy your photography and quotes mixes.

Lew said...

Great shot of the bird! We sure could use Mark Twain's humor these days!

Photo Cache said...

love the look on your furry visitor.

Riet said...

AS alwys I love your photo's and quotes Sylvia. Beautiful collage and I love the bird.

Luna Miranda said...

LOL your quotes this week made me laugh. yesterday, our president delivered his SONA--the Will Rogers quote is perfect!:p

i love the thoughtful look on this dove's eye.

Fjällripan said...

Great photos, the one of the pigeon and the sky is fantastic!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - well, if people can go bird watching, why not the other way around as well! Nice pictures.

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

Al said...

Beautiful photos. And accurate quotes - our government looks more and more like a bunch of idiots. I don't know which is worse - the politicians, or the jokers on talk radio!

capturedalive said...

Hmm today is satirical indeed. Good snaps

Pheno

SandyCarlson said...

Your post captures the spirit of right now. I so wish our "leaders" could get it together in the best interest of the rest of us. Hey, politicians, remember us?

Jack said...

The pigeon shot is remarkable, Sylvia. They are so common we don't really look at them. The Twain and Rogers quotes are perfect, even though they got my blood boiling again.

George said...

I like your collage, but the portrait of the pigeon is marvelous.

Pietro said...

Sylvia, very nice picture and collage! So good the quotes about politicians!

Wanda said...

Love the pictures, and these are wonderful quotes....Now if I can just remember them.

magiceye said...

superb portrait and lovely collage!

Ugich Konitari said...

The fellow with his secrets on your windowsill

Feeling a bit dull
in my old age,
I flew over
Paris,
Milan,
Cologne,
and even London
searching
for that perfect makeup....

And
I finally found it
in Mumbai,
where
they have
fairness creams.

In a moment
of
narcissistic madness,
I peered into
the Sky Mirror
and
slathered it on,
only
to have it
washed off
in a
thundering
Mumbai monsoon cloudburst.

Looks like nothing black
is turning fair,
and
everything
is supposed to be fair
only
if you are flying high.

As for me,
my full throated shouts
about the creme,
have rendered
my neck
arteries and veins visible,
and the
only thing
that has chnaged , are my eyebrows.

Black to white ?
Gosh,
the weight of people's expectations !
I can't even raise my eyebrows !

alicesg said...

Lovely photos with the quotes. I wish just like the bird I could fly to anywhere I want.

stardust said...

What a pleasant surprise! The visitor is so cute. Regarding politicians, is strong, competent leadership an illusion? I need a hero for my country. I love the collage and the bird picture. Stay cool, and have happy days ahead,Sylvia.

Yoko

lotusleaf said...

Lovely shot of the bird. Your collages is so interesting! I liked your friend's poem.

eileeninmd said...

Great shot of the pigeon. I love the quotes you chose, so appropriate for this time. Your mosaic is wonderful with beautiful scenes. Thanks for sharing your world, Sylvia!

Ann said...

I have a hundred pigeons waiting for you to photograph. I live near door to an Indian temple. The worshippers come to feed the pigeons everyday.

Arija said...

The Mark Twain quip is so apt!

Lovely shots Sylvia, I think the pigeon was a masquerading dove of peace after the horrors of Norway.

I hope the week gets better as it goes along.

Wren said...

How very timely, looking at the headlines yesterday and today. And we call pigeons, "bird brains!" Pfffft!

Have a great week, Sylvia, and keep posting your great photos.

Marites said...

nice pose of the bird. he's a beauty too. love your other photos too. have a good week!thanks for visiting my blog:)

Reader Wil said...

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."

Ha,ha....
I can say that of our parliament.

NatureFootstep said...

great shot of the dove today. :)

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