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Monday, February 4, 2013

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/ 

The Seattle area has quite a variety of shopping centers and not your usual ones, so it's always fun to visit one you haven't been to before and that was the case with this one in nearby Botthell, WA, a small suburb of  Seattle. That's where my favorite tea shop is -- which I have shown you before. But the whole shopping center is like a small country village. Hope you enjoy!
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
Denis Waitley

Change before you have to.
Jack Welch

We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Ewart Gladstone
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

And this guy is king of the farm!!  Have a beautiful week!!

42 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

What a beautiful place! Somebody had a great vision and you took some beautiful photos of it.

Betty Manousos said...

love those yellow flowers!
and that little guy in the last photo is really handsome!

hope you have a great week ahead~

big hugs~

Lowell said...

I would love to visit this "small country village." It's very different, very attractive, and looks warm and inviting. In terms of how it approaches things, it reminds a bit of The Villages.

Which reminds me also of your question this morning: Cody's Roadhouse is a chain. We have one in Ocala, and there are others around northern Florida. Some people like it a lot. I think the "Vacancy" sign is part of the ambiance - roadhouses, in the old days, included rooms to let...so they put up the sign to complete the image of an old roadhouse which let rooms and served food.

Best to you for a wonderful week ahead.

Your photos today were exemplary!

ladyfi said...

Oh, what a charming shopping centre! Much nicer than those big indoor malls.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I can’t remember being to Botthell, WA, but it sure seems loaded with villiage charm and worth a visit. I bet the little tea shop will miss seeing you there, Sylvia!

cieldequimper said...

The name Bothell sounds familiar, I must have seen it on roadsigns! What a wonderful place to shop!

Carver said...

What a fun mix of shops Sylvia. Great shots.

Gary said...

Great area for shopping!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

in addition to the shoppers there are wildlife too, i see chicken and cat.

Dianne said...

Now this is where I'd like to do my shopping Sylvia ..... just gorgeous and a rooster to liven up the day.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, looks like a fun place to shop. Much nicer than the usual malls. And the rooster is a cool sight to see too. Thanks for sharing, wishing you a happy week ahead!

NatureFootstep said...

so fun and beautiful. Well taking care of it seems. Love that little bridge.

Fun60 said...

I imagine it looks even prettier when it is lit up at night. Those yellow flowers are beautiful.

snowwhite said...

Hello Sylvia,
What a beautiful place! I hope I will visit here and take a walk someday.
According to a calendar, on February 4th, spring started. In your photos I felt spring in the air and in lovely flowers.
All photos are splendid! I love your header too!!
Have a great week!
Keiko

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful shots and quotes as always ~ lovely `

Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ ~ artmusedog and Carol on blogger

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely place!

Karen said...

Great shots. Sure beats the "mall' Sylvia! I love the caboose.

SandyCarlson said...

These are delightful, Sylvia.

Have a great week.

Betsy Adams said...

OH MY---the yellow flowers got my attention. They are so so pretty. Now that I've had my snow, I'm ready for spring... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Arti said...

Beautiful images to start my day. Such peaceful surroundings with nature all around.
Have a lovely week Sylvia :)

Team G Square said...

Wow ,nice cozy place .

Jack said...

Change before you have to. That is a thought to dwell on, isn't it? It is probably quite true, but it is also quite scary. We are not all equally nimble.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love that shopping center. What a great place.

Ebie said...

Cute little place, like a hidden treasure! I love that train-like converted shop!

Jackie said...

I don't know where to begin Sylvia. I am blown away. I absolutely love all of them!!

Oh my I have so much to learn. These shots are so so so wonderful! Can I move there?

Your world looks heavenly! Happy week to you!

Andrea said...

It is a wonderful community, thanks for the tour, as i am almost sure i will not be able to see that landscape. But it is so amusing that a stray chicken is roaming around, haha, as if it is in the backward province here in our country.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Sylvia, lovely set of pictures, the vegetation is very rich, I love the green in these images and the cute little friend in your last shot!
Hugs
Léia

Indrani Ghose said...

Loved the visual tour of the place. Great pics.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This little village has so much personality! Surprise colours and features at every turn! Enchanting!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

love the yellow flowers

Stewart M said...

Nice looking rooster!

Stewart M

Kusum Sanu said...

That is a beautiful place. I would love to visit some day!

magiceye said...

That was so lovely!! Great place to spend time and money!!

lotusleaf said...

What a delightful shopping center! It is so different from our shopping centers which are teeming with people.

Sérgio Pontes said...

The photos are very nice!

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a fun place to shop, although I'm truly not a shopper.

Sleepshort Tripod said...

Lovely post and lovely photos. That Gladstone guy was (is?) a cool dude uh.
Thanks for the views.

Dana said...

Gorgeous place! Love the king. :)

Scudds Harrison said...

Wow! You really thought it well and see the most beautiful sides! Great photos!

Pam ;) said...

What a cool place. There are so many fascinating things to look see.

Gattina said...

That's really a special place !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's quite a place Sylvia, the big tubs if yellow flowers are magnificent..I just may have to do some planting this weekend.

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