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Monday, August 1, 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?

Saturday was a beautiful day and we finally got to the Bellevue Art Festival. I'm not a "crowd" person and the first look at all the people sent me scurrying over to the park about a block away and it was as peaceful and beautiful as ever; the trees fuller and greener. There  was  a colorful, fun, hot air village for the kids to enjoy  -- and they were! I finally got myself together and went back to Festival and did some people watching as well as checking out a few of the exhibits. Mostly, I watched the people and there were some great subjects!! I got lots of giggles!! I'll share some more of those with you later!

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
 Eleanor Roosevelt

 Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb.  
Benjamin Franklin

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh....

  Kahlil Gibran

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Stephen Vincent Benet 

And in light of our recent political debacle, I thought you should know about another change that does seem appropriate! My 89 year old friend sent this to me today! She does get some good ones!!


The government announced today that it's changing it's emblem to a CONDOM, because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're being screwed.
 

43 comments:

JM said...

The hot air 'Disneyland' looks so cool! Kids must love it. On the other had, the rabbit on the bike looks scary! LOL!

Thank you so much for the tip on the Maple Tree. I've found out that some enjoy the sun. :-)

missing moments said...

Love the pics and some of those arts.
Best yet, the quote!
Thanks for that laugh this morning!

Tina said...

Nice pics :)

Indrani said...

These are terrific shots.
Funny... the comparison of woman with tea bag... but true!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for sharing these photos! Your header is again very unique! I love it! Have a great week, dear Sylvia!

ladyfi said...

What a great park!

Antonette said...

Looks like I would have a ball there! Thanks for sharing!

~Antonette
Jottings From Jersey

Carver said...

That sounds like a fun festival. Great shots and quotes.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images from festival. Plenty for the kids to play.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Love your pictures and words Sylvia!
Wishing you all the best :)

Gary said...

Great walk !! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

oh my gosh. thanks for the laugh!

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a colorful and special festival. That last text..haha!

Thanks for your nice comment.
Hope you have a great week:-)

Martha Z said...

I don't care much for crowds, either. I know I miss a lot by my avoidance. I don't care much for the goings on in Washington, either.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, I am the same way as far as dealing with crowded places. But, I do enjoy walking around these kinds of festivals. The arts and crafts can really be unique. Great photos, have a wonderful week.

Stewart M said...

Ah, crowds! Dont you just love them? (well no!)

Great final quote - that will get passed on!

Cheers Stewart M

George said...

I'm glad you made it to the Arts Festival and got these great pictures to share with us. But I'm especially glad you shared that final quote from your friend. I think it sums up the situation very nicely.

Life Ramblings said...

a wonderful look at your world. beautiful captures Sylvia.

Sérgio Pontes said...

I really like the Bunny =)

Photo Cache said...

love the bigger picture format.

aka Penelope said...

Love the painting in the second to last photo, Sylvia. It reminds me of a European village, actually. Your artist friend the does the headers outdid herself this time around. Perhaps it is the warmer weather or her art but I now have a strange craving for a fruit salad. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Sylvia,
These are great. I love that inflatable amusement park. What'll they come up with next?

The hare, too. Neat craftsmanship there.

Your friend is totally on the mark!

Sridharan said...

Beautiful pictures..Excellent Quotes!

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Al said...

Classic quotes, Sylvia, especially that last one. I love the rabbit sculpture. I'm not much of a crowd person either, although I can take them in limited doses. I hope you're having a great week and enjoying that lovely weather!

stardust said...

At first when I saw your new header, I smiled and thought you’d be off the computer for a while to recharge yourself. But actually not, and you gave me a good laugh to laugh our frustration away. Wish politicians be wise enough for the future of the country both in your country and mine. Have happy days ahead, Sylvia.

magiceye said...

beautiful images and wise words

Barb said...

Great photos of the festival, Sylvia - you and I are the same about crowds! Love that last offering from your friend. How true!

Arti said...

Loved the amusement park pic the most...
Such beautiful part of the world you live in Sylvia!
Have a fabulous week ahead:)

Arija said...

I got sidetracked by the CONDOM which I sent to a number of other friends who appreciated it too.
So, now i'm back to to your post. Love the hare and penguin but especially the hare. I shy from crowds as well but am glad you braved them to get those super shots. Thank you.

Here it feels like we are missing out on spring not yet having finished winter and have jumped right into summer.

Have a wonderful week!

Lawstude said...

lol on the condom. the header was terrific and the pics are kinda cool. have a nice day ahead sylvia.

Grayquill said...

I kind of think good ole' Eleanor might have also had your friends sentiments. It seems sometimes the grudest word pictures can state truth very clear.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Sylvia,
Amazing header,your friend is very talented!
I'm enchanted by these pictures, lovely sunny day there and it's really nice!I like that sculpture, it's original! :)
Hugs
Léia

Ann said...

what kind of tea bag are you? In school, we have Indian and Kenyan tea. They tell me Kenyan tea is stronger.

Team G Square said...

Wow , our world is impressive .

Marites said...

Interesting quote on the teabag. Your photos look so colorful and alive! Is the government really serious about the condom emblem? :D Funny but interesting. have a good week, Sylvia! My World is here.

Friko said...

Your quotes are as funny as your photos are beautiful.

Thanks for visiting Friko's World; I thought this site rarely, if ever, visited participants.

Kay said...

I love all your photos and quotes, Sylvia. What fun!

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful pictures Sylvia, - some great philosophy too, with a little too true insight in your last quote.

NatureFootstep said...

oh my, Sylvia, I fell in love with that rabbbit, or do you call it hare?

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Great photos and this looks like lots of fun!

Fabulous quotes!! Made me smile!

Hope that you visit my Calm & Peaceful post.

Nick Jacobs said...

I'm always seeing these $1, $5 and $10 cheap tickets advertised, but does anyone know if these are real or just to get attention?

ksdoolittle said...

I always know that when I need to stop and reflect, take a break, and count my blessings, I just need to come visit your blog! Your new header is the best so far!!

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