I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Monday, April 22, 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/ 

Except for the flowers, it surely didn't look like a spring day, but that's the northwest for you!! It was still a fun day seeing skyscrapers on one side and boats in the harbor across the street!! And then there were those busy, busy seagulls!

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.   Isak Dinesen

32 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful, rainy shots!

jabblog said...

Sylvia, I am so sorry to hear about Sam Schnauzer. Life has changed for you but the sweet memories will remain.

Karen said...

That little pot of flowers is a bright spot!

Gary said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Sam. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Penelope Postcards said...

There is a silvery glint to the water even on a gray day.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, I am so sorry to read about Sam. I know he will be dearly missed. The Sun will come out tomorrow, like the song says. The flowers are lovely. Thanks for sharing, wishing you a great week!

mick said...

A great series of photos and I really like that quote about salt water!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the grays - rather somber and comforting, too.

Photo Cache said...

It does look gloomy and wet. But I really like days like this for exploring.

Leena Marjatta said...

Loosing own dog is hard - it is something what people without owning the dog can not always understand.
Our second dog is now almost 12 years old and it is already to difficult to prepare ourselves loosing her.
Grey rainy days are peaceful home days and after them the dear sun will come :)

LifeRamblings said...

a wonderful tribute to Sam. lovely collage.

Jack said...

Your banner tribute to Sam is very sweet, Sylvia.

Al said...

Somehow grey is still beautiful in your part of the world, Sylvia. We're expecting snow again this week! I'm still thinking of you and Sam.

magiceye said...

A lovely cheerful collage!

Joyful said...

I like that quote by Isak Dinesen and your photos capture it well ;-) Happy Tuesday!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We had a lovely spring day. I send it your way.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. Love the flowers, and I love the quote.

Lowell said...

'Tis true that salt water can be beneficial in many ways. Love your shots of the big city and I love boats and water!

We first visited The Village when we still lived in Fort Lauderdale (which is about 275 miles south). That was 2003, I think. At that time there was just one "downtown" called Spanish Springs. Since then, the place has boomed with the addition of many thousands of homes (a thousand a week at times!) and two more downtowns, Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood.

We live in Ocala which is about 40 miles north of Lake Sumter Landing. We moved her 8 1/2 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale. We bought a house on the east side and then three years ago moved to a Del Webb 55+ community called Stone Creek. But we found that stifling and our twin home was too small when the kids came to visit so about three months ago we bought a house on the SW side of Ocala. Our twin home/villa is up for sale if you know anyone moving this way!

We like Ocala because it's still a small town compared to Orlando or Tampa or Miami or Jacksonville. And we do get something of a change of seasons here, although seldom does the temp drop below freezing.

There are a lot of "snowbirds" in the area also. They buy or rent a home here and then come down here during the winters when it's cold and wintry up north where they live most of the year.

You can see more of Stone Creek on our Stone Creek blog...in fact, if you go back far enough, you can see a photo or two of our twin home.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful set of images.

ladyfi said...

Looks very much like our weather at the moment... I do like the sound of the sea and the birds though.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely words and pictures! It rained here in India too! Very refreshing.

Jo said...

Too true, Sylvia. There is a ribbon of silvery glint in every image you posted. Healing for the hurt. I love the quote by Izak Dinesen. Warm greetings to you from Tanzania. Jo

Indrani said...

Sometimes one has to cry out to feel better.
Great shots!

Luna Miranda said...

i'm sorry about Sam.
we've been praying for rain, the heat is unbearable! i envy your dark skies and rainy weather.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful collage and I like the flowers and the gulls! :)
Léia

NatureFootstep said...

a place for lots of shots I guess. :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Even on grey misty days, water worlds have a special magic! Lovely collection of photos!

Enrique G.A. said...

Fine photographs
Greetings. -

Anna said...

I'm really sorry Sylvia, to hear about Sam... it's so pity...
I wish you all the best.
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna

Meta said...

Vilket fint fotocollage.
Ha en fin vecka
Kram Meta

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If you went to the ocean recently, I am sure you got a bit of both forms of salt water. I am still so sorry thinking about your dear Sam.

Marja said...

Nice pictures Here we have the same weather but than again it is autumn here.
Sorry about your dog The poem is beautiful

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