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Monday, October 3, 2011

Our World Tuesday!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
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Our weather really hasn't been too bad, not much sun, but not particularly cold -- not as inviting as our very brief summer, but not bad. So, I decided to focus today on the real beauty of autumn here in the northwest -- the wonderful colors and, of course, the delicious veggies at my favorite market! Hope all of you had a lovely, fun weekend, that you're looking forward to the new week, counting your blessings and that you never leave the house without your camera!!
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. Benjamin Disraeli
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein 
(as in politics)
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
H. L. Mencken
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

53 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - what wonderfully flamboyant colours in these lovely shots! We've had lots of sunshine too.

Have a fun week!

Dianne said...

the red tree is so fantastic

Life Ramblings said...

wonderful bursts of colours. the red tree is gorgeous.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sylvia! I love the red tree, it is just beautiful. Lovely fall colors there and the veggies are so pretty and colorful. Great post and photos. Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely! that red tree is marvelous!

George said...

Your market looks absolutely wonderful. Those vegetables almost look too pretty to eat, but I would certainly do my best to find ways to enjoy them. I really like that red tree in the picture above as well.

Gillian Olson said...

The tree is a fantastic colour, and love the array of produce.

Pietro said...

What a beautiful post, Sylvia!
About politics, I find so right Heinlein's quote, we have some examples here in Italy... ;-)
Happy Monday!

Pietro said...

Nice header too!

Team G Square said...

Awesome , third photo is a stunner .

Marinela Reka said...

Beautiful shots... the red tree is so beautiful!

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Karen said...

The coming of fall is beautiful in your part of the world!

EG Wow said...

Love the colour in your world, Sylvia!

Arija said...

The season of abundance and beauty . . . such beauty is hard to match. I certainly believe in counting our blessings.

Wishing you a continuation of dry days so you can enjoy this most colourful season outdoors.

Cildemer said...

Wonderful shots and quotes as always, Sylvia!
Love the second shot with all those little boats on the water. And love the beautiful red Japanese acer;o)
Thanks for sharing, ma belle;o)

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Hope you are having a nice and happy week * Hugs***

Barb said...

That RED tree - such a beauty! You've captured fall's bounty, Sylvia. I really like the new Header, too.

Reader Wil said...

Magnificent photos Sylvia! The red tree is absolutely stunning. I love this quotation:"it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man."
About your header I can say that it is amazing that your friend creates every week a new beautiful one.Have a wonderful new week!

Photo Cache said...

LOL on Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein and I so agree :)

Oh your veggies are fresh and tempting.

VioletSky said...

Imagine having that burning red tree outside your window...

ρομπερτ said...

Happiness surely made usage of your colours. Thank you for sharing. Please have a good Tuesday.

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Linda Reeder said...

Are you finding that much color already?
Love the veggies.

Gary said...

Wow those fresh veg's look good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

hannah said...

Such inviting displays of vegetables. And that tree seems hardly rel. Such a uniformity of colour.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful atmosphere of colours in your world! Stunning misty atmosphere in the first photo especially!

Dianne said...

Beautiful pics Sylvia and I love that quote by Marcus Aurelius - so very true.

Sridharan said...

Awesome pictures and excellent quotes. The pictures are so colorful..!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia. The second made me sigh with homesickness, and the red tree is, of course, lovely, but the vegetables are gorgeous!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

How beautiful autumn colors! I haven't yet seen any autumn but when I go back to Sweden Oct12th I will step right into it. Now I enjoy wonderful weather every day :)
Have a great week Sylvia!

Al said...

Those veggies look delicious, and the fall colors are spectacular. Hopefully you'll see some more sun soon!

Mama Zen said...

That third shot is stunning!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great series of photographs. The vegetables are especially beautiful. I love going to Whole Foods with Heather. Their veggies and flowers are wonderful.

I also really liked the red tree whatever it is. It is beautiful.

Our weather is cool nights, warm dry, sunny days and wonderful.

I hope you are doing well Sylvia.

magiceye said...

that is such a lovely world!

Virginia said...

You live in a very beautiful part of our country. Lovely photos.
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Jack said...

A striking collection of shots today, Sylvia. The vegetables were glistening. (Love the ape quote.)

One said...

Are those logs meant to be benches? What a terrific idea! Love your photos!

kanak7 said...

STUNNING shots, Sylvia! Took my breath away! Even the veggies are THE most colourful!

Have a great week!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful and colorful shots of autumn.

Ebie said...

Its mystic! I love the dampness of the weather with the colorful foliage!

Once again, your header rocks!

Gattina said...

My mouth is still open from when I saw this red tree ! Looks like a fire bush ! Or a red weeping willow ! Never saw a tree like that, I am impressed !
We don't have fall colors yet. I think today summer just moves out. We had it mid September until yesterday,lol !

Leovi said...

Delicious fall colors. I like this beautiful series of pictures with beautiful light. My favorite is the tree.

magda said...

Wonderful photos of Autumn!!!
In Greece, we have stil summer.
Many greetings

Enrique G.A. said...

Sylvia, what a beautiful story, you've managed to express all its beauty, color photos very good.
Greetings .-

Indrani said...

Great captures, very colorful particularly the red tree.

Margie's Musings said...

Just lovely, Sylvia!

missing moments said...

Lovin' those sailboats in the harbor!

Andrea said...

What an amazing tree, and amazing photos as well. But i love the quotes that go with them especially that one on stupidity, LOL. I remember something like the last "you are where your thought is", however i forgot who said it.

Kathiesbirds said...

Sylvia, just gorgeous photos and brilliant colors!

MyMaracas said...

Wow, what beautiful shots! I love the color, light and sharp focus in that last one, especially.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are so bright and beautiful -- and what I think is that if you are eating all those beautiful vegetables your life is going to be healthy as well as beautiful.

awarewriter said...

These are wonderful images Sylvia. The colors in the last one make the veggies seem real enough to eat.

James said...

he produce looks delicious and the tree is beautiful! I also like the views in the top two pictures!

snowwhite said...

Sylvia,
Exquisite! Words are beautiful and photos convey your serene autumn to my heart. They make me speechless!
Especially I love the calm transparency in your first photo!
Best wishes,
keiko

Jackie said...

The tree is just gorgeous, and it looks as though someone has been busy polishing all that fruit and veg. Love the second shot, with all those sailboats on the water, beautiful scene.

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