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Monday, June 10, 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/ 

I had an opportunity to go to the Rose Festival here in Portland and it was a beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine and gorgeous flowers!! Hope you enjoy!!


A light heart lives long.
William Shakespeare
We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.
Juvenal


It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld


The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
William James
  And this is Mount St. Helen!!  Isn't she beautiful!!!
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. Elbert Hubbard

36 comments:

Jo said...

Not only are the roses exquisite, but they're so healthy too. I hope you're having a great week, Sylvia. Greetings from a cold South Africa (Jo)

Andrea said...

Beautiful rose gardens and yes, I have had the privilege of seeing Mt. St Helen and she is indeed beautiful. Lovely post, Sylvia ...

Andrea @ From The Sol


ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - those roses are a delight! What lovely shots.

gigihawaii said...

Gorgeous roses!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm always delighted by yellow roses!Your pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Tremendous! Mountains in distance always have such appeal, don't you think. Calling out to us with "see, you too can rise above it all!"
Hugs, YAM xx

Karen said...

Oh what a lovely day out! Gorgeous flowers and a very beautiful composition of the mountain view!

Dianne said...

It looks like Portland knows how to grow roses Sylvia ... beautiful captures of beautiful blooms.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! beautiful roses (to replace the tulips in washington, perhaps?) loved the roof in the 2nd photo!

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful world of roses! :)

Penelope Postcards said...

Excuse the pun Sylvia but it looks like you’ve had a rosy start to your move in Oregon! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh the Rose Festival! It's been years since we've been to it. Looks like everything was blooming beautifully right on cue for the big day. Lovely photos,... can't wait to be back.

Lowell said...

Oh my, you've outdone yourself with this post. Gorgeous photos. And you do know how to shoot flowers - from down low! Great work. I'm guessing that you're settled in and enjoying life!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia! Love those colors...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Happy to see something beautiful!
I think that's two weeks in a row when I made Mr. Linky work properly! :-)
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from the rose festival. I hope you're enjoying being back in Portland.

Gary said...

Beautiful roses!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

It looks like a beautiful festival - roses are always magnificent.

Fun60 said...

Mount Helene looks majestic as do those roses.

Leovi said...

These flowers are pure fantasy, beautiful photos!
Saludos!

Beppan said...

Lovely roses!

Photo Cache said...

that is paradise.

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!!

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful flowers shots! And that sneaky Mt Hood!

Linda Kittmer said...

Those roses are so beautiful. It;s too bad the Internet can't deliver the smell! Hav a fabulous week Sylvia.

Pietro Brosio said...

Fantastic flower images, Sylvia!

Linda Reeder said...

Ah, the Portland Rose Garden in the rose City, with a view of Mount Hood! Lovely! It's gotta' be the best time of the year to be in Portland

Reader Wil said...

All your photos are stunning as usual. Mt. Helen looks very beautiful, but wasn't this the volcano that erupted some years ago?
Have a great week, Sylvia!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful rose flowers in the rose garden.

Stewart M said...

I do like roses - but I prefer the ones in other peoples gardens!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dana said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for brightening my day. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my goodness! You can sure grow gorgeous roses in Portland!

cieldequimper said...

Oh my, this is a sight for sore eyes! And just look at the restroom! With flowers creeping above you! :-)

Lew said...

Beautiful roses and mountain!

JM said...

What a fesat for the eye! Glad to see your blog running again, Sylvia.

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see that old toilet building with all its green covering. :)

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