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Monday, December 3, 2012

Our World!!

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/ 
I haven't been able to get out with the camera lately -- things have been busy and the weather has been junky -- SO, as I was going through my photo files, I realized that in April I will be moving back to Portland, Oregon!! And while I am happy about that, it was fun remembering my first birthday in Seattle when my son, Adam, took me on a fantastic flight all around the Seattle area! AND as the birthday gal, I got to sit in the co-pilot seat!!  It was one of the most fun birthdays ever!!!  Hope you enjoy!

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.Joan Collins

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

Oh, yes!! It was a fun day!!!

44 comments:

gigihawaii said...

What beautiful shots of Seattle! Love them all. It's good that you will be near your son in Portland. A good move, I think!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, wow what a fun place ride. Beautiful views of Seattle. I loved both Oregon and Washington during my visits there. I hope you love living in Portland. Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing your world. Have a great week ahead.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

That is a pretty cool shot of you in that plane, Sylvia. Seems it was just yesterday you moved to your new apartment and now I hear you are moving to Oregon. Although I love Seattle, Oregon is definitely one of my favorite states in the US. I remember the vibrant coastline and good people when I visited there. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow that does look like fun Sylvia, How cool do you look sitting up there with the pilot. Great aerial views. I've enjoyed seeing Seattle through your eyes and I'm sure you will do justice to Portland when you move there.

Arti said...

Wow! That must have been fun!! What is that structure in the first capture? Amazing pics as usual. Have a lovely day Sylvia :)

Merisi said...

What fun and exciting adventure!

Karen said...

Oh cool Sylvia! What fantastic views!

Sérgio Pontes said...

It must have been :)

ladyfi said...

Oh, what lovely shots! What a fun thing to do.

Moving back to Portland to be near family? wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, cute girl!

Mama Zen said...

What great pictures!

Carver said...

What a fun thing to do and I love your shots and especially love the one of you in the co-pilot seat.

Gary said...

Great day and photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

What a thoughtful son you have. That's was a great present and what amazing shots from the plane must bring back terrific memories.

Min fotogen said...

Big suprice for you!
Great photos !

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful birthday present! You look like a real pilot! Wonderful to fly with such perfect visibility. Have a great week!

cieldequimper said...

Oh my, I am jealous!!!

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, that does look like fun! Going to Portland! Well, I guess I can overlook that as long as you don't support the Portland Timbers soccer team. :) We hate them, you know.

EG CameraGirl said...

I believe you that it was a fun day! As always, I love your quotes. :)

Lowell said...

Lucky you! I was going to "needle" you a bit but I'm just gaga about the photos of your beautiful city. I'll just shut up and go away! But first, Merci!"

Snap said...

Now that's the way to celebrate a birthday!!!

Leovi said...

Delicious photos, beautiful place. That envy give me that nice ride with air. Greetings.

Robert Geiss said...

... to be a bird.

Please have a good Tuesday.

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colleen said...

They make me only slightly queasy. I keep imagining people in seats flying out in amusement park style from that first one. http://looseleafnotes.com

Black Jack's Carol said...

What a great way to spend your birthday and what beautiful shots! Now that you have Oregon to look forward to, I'm betting your Seattle experience will be that much sweeter.

magiceye said...

Lovely captures and you are looking lovely!!

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like awesome fun. I am glad you are going to have a super Christmas.

Jack said...

These are nice photos from above the city. So, you are moving to Portland? Good for you. A new adventure for you!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What great pics. I love the tower, and Lake Union, brings back memories.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic aerial views of the city.

Indrani Ghose said...

What an unique and special experience! Great captures!

Team G Square said...

As usual wonderful pictures . Thanks for sharing this adventure with us .

Kalantikan said...

hi Sylvia, thanks for letting us ride with you on that plane! Your photos are so vivid, as if there is no shaking at all, beautiful shots. I am envious of that ride, higher than that tower!

Samson said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia... It must have been fun and adventurous

Stewart M said...

Looks like a good way to spend your birthday - I think I may have to drop some hints to my wife!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

lotusleaf said...

What a fun ride! Magnificent aerial views of the city. The quote about beauty is very good.

John's Island said...

Hi Sylvia, What a great post and neat photos from the sky. Especially love that shot of the Space Needle! Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by John's Island and your kind comments there. Yes, we do live in a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing your blog. Have a great day. John

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful skyline of Seattle. glad you had a blast.

Arija said...

Certainly a memorable birthday! Great shots Sylvia. I hope you are moving to Portland because you want to and not out of necessity. All the very best for your move.

JM said...

Fantastic! What a great birthday gift. Awesome shots, especially the top one.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a marvellous experience it must have been - great photos to remember it by too Sylvia.

NixBlog said...

Amazing shots, Sylvia!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sylvia! Here I am just scrolling along through all your posts I missed in the last couple of weeks...admiring the beauty, laughing at the jokes, wishing I were half as good a photographer...and then here is this unexpected news that you're moving back to Oregon in the Spring. I know you have told me before that you liked Oregon and it isn't a long move of course...and there are many beautiful photo ops around Portland of course. I hope the move is for a wonderful reason and it will be fun to be in the same state next summer (at least I hope to be there then). Wow!

Francisca said...

How terrific! Nice to see you, Sylvia, even if it's from a few years ago. I hope you're looking forward to your move to Portland. I know it's a nice city, too! I just hope you don't have as much to pack as we do for our move to Moldova soon! I've been threatening this for some time, but ever since we got our project approved last Aug, it's been a hurry up and wait situation. Now our sponsors have indicated that the contract will be signed next week and then we're off! Will miss Manila, but new adventures await us!

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