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Monday, December 19, 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!!
http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/

One of the things I love most about being a part of Our World is that each week it gives me the opportunity to realize how blessed I am to be surrounded by so much beauty and so many good things!
Well,  this hasn't been one of my better weeks, but if you take the time to look around the chances are good that you'll see something that will take your breath away or make you smile. I did and it works!! So, I thought I'd share some of it with you today.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon
the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


 I actually caught this one a couple of years ago when we had an unusual amount of snow for Seattle.  This is truly a pissed off seagull! But he did then and did today -- make me smile!

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Thomas Fuller
 

40 comments:

DeVona said...

Merry Christmas week, Sylvia! I hope you and yours are doing well. Wondering how your children's Dad is doing, praying for them all... Strength and love and peace to all!

Reader Wil said...

I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas week, hoping that you all are in good health, and not shivering from the cold like the little seagull in one of your photos.

ladyfi said...

Ah- what a cute gull!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

My favorite is hot seagull with cold feet.

Thinking of you.

EG Wow said...

Another fantastic header, Sylvia!

The bird sure has bright red feet!

Antonette said...

Hi Sylvia! Merry Christmas to you! Oh my gosh what fabulous photos you shared with us. I think the first one might be my favorite.

Take Care,
Antonette

TexWisGirl said...

love that first shot! poor little red-legged seagull!

Dianne said...

That seagull is tired and cold and to think of it - completely out of his comfort zone!!
I love your floating snowflakes Sylvia - so very pretty. xx

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such beautiful scenery! Love the snowy mountains but your peeved gull and his ruffled snowy feathers is just brilliant! And love Tagore's beautiful quote about clouds!

Carver said...

The gull is hilarious. Great shots from your beautiful world. There is so much in nature to make us smile, and that helps me too during stressful times.

Sivinden said...

What a beautiful light on the mountains! The seagull has nice colors too:)

Mama Zen said...

I love that last one!

Walk in New York said...

la premiere photo est magique, quel paysage de reve

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Gary said...

Gret views, and love the fun header!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Riet said...

Oh Sylvia, such beautiful photo's and scenes. The top photo is just fabulous with the sun on the tops.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

You are so right Sylvia! Just look around and you find so many things to be happy about - even if the day isn't the best one ;)
Hope Christmas week will be good to you :)

NatureFootstep said...

I can´t help but feeling sorry for that gull. It looks so cold. :)

Have a nice and warm week Sylva. :)

Robert Geiss said...

Makes one long to be a bird entering your photography, while flying towards the mountains of your first picture, which is just wonderful.
Please have a good Tuesday.

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eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, Sylvia. I love the gull with the red feet. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

Sallie said...

I hope your week is better this time, but your pictures are just so amazing, it owuld be hard not to feel joy when you see that beauty. Thank you for sharing.

I wish you a Happy Christmas and thank you for all the wonderful things you do -- your beautiful blog, hosting the two memes and taking time to comment. You are appreciated!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful captures, Sylvia! The gull is looking quite sorry for himself - no wonder with all that snow!

Linda Reeder said...

Great pics!

Life Ramblings said...

a wonderful look at your world Sylvia. such beautiful landscapes and the gull is gorgeous. hope you've a wonderful Xmas with your family.

lotusleaf said...

That seagull is really disgruntled! Sylvia, I am missing many of your posts which I love to go through, because the blogger is messing it all up. I hope it will be settled soon.

Andrea said...

Hello Sylvia, may you be fully blessed this Christmas Season, full health, wishes, happiness, contentment, peace, etc! That sounds really all. Your 2 photos look like the views from our hotel in Antalya, Turkey, across the Mediterranean. It is so awesome for me as that was my first time to see ice caps. I posted Turkey today, related to Father Christmas. Thank you.

Al said...

That's a beautiful world, Sylvia, and I have to say that the seagull does not look happy. I hope your weeks get better soon, although I know you've got some difficult times. Socks says hi to Sam!

Team G Square said...

Cool captures and wish you a merry Christmas

magiceye said...

beautiful images

Ann said...

How's your sons' dad? Getting better?

aka Penelope said...

Awww … poor seagull is probably unsure about where the cold stuff is coming from. I wonder if it is still around somewhere today enjoying warmer weather. Hope so.

Sylvia K said...

Thank you, Ann, for your visit/comment/ and inquiry concerning the kids Dad. Unfortunately, he has been given a very short time to live. It's going to be a sad Christmas for all of us.

Sylvia

Indrani said...

Great capture of the pissed off seagull.

Gattina said...

Lovely pictures, the poor little seagull needs a fur coat !

Leovi said...

I love those white as warm on the snowy mountains, really beautiful photos. Greetings.

kanak7 said...

Always love your skies, the 'sea-nic' shots and the disgruntled gull too!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Arija said...

I am so sorry about your week my dear. I do hope really nice things happen for you over Christmas and things generally start looking up.

I tried to leave a comment this morning but the box refused to co-operate. Now I am bushed after a day's shopping for presents . . . what a day!

Have a very Happy Christmas, enjoy every minute!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that gull picture is relly great. I have to say that it does not really look that happy!

Cheers - Stewart M.

PS: hope you have a good week/end.

JM said...

The golden snow on the mountain is absolutely beautiful! A red legged gull? How fancy! :-)

Sridharan said...

Merry Christmas Sylvia.. Expressive seagul..His poise says it all..!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Last shot is my favorite.

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