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Monday, July 15, 2013

Our World!!


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be
nothing. Aristotle


The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
 William Wordsworth




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!  

Well, actually my post for today is my "new" world in Portland. Things aren't completely finished, but I'm getting there!

25 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hydrangeas!!! Luurrvvs me some hydrangeas. An oldie but a goodie in the garden and one of the most photogenic without question. Great quotes as ever. Thanks Sylvia!! YAM xx

TexWisGirl said...

such pretty blooms.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You certainly are Sylvia, the hydrangeas make a wonderful splash of colour..somehow I feel that you quite like to be surrounded by colour :)

Indrani said...

It is a lovely colorful world today!

Carver said...

Great quotes and I love the hydrangeas.

cieldequimper said...

Lovely combination of hostas and hydrangeas!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am loving the hydrangeas here now that we're 'back home'.

ladyfi said...

Glad to hear you're settled in. Your flowers are lovely!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Looks like there are lots and lots of flowers in your world. It must be a joy to see all the color amid the adjustments of new surroundings.

Reader Wil said...

Your Hydrangeas are doing fine! Mine usually bloom in May, but are still not in full bloom yet. It has been too cold
Until now. Thank you for visiting. I hope you will have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Fun60 said...

Each week I marvel at the number of interesting and relevant quotations you find.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, your hydrangeas look beautiful! There's no rush for you to settle, you should take your time. Wish you a happy week ahead and thanks of course for being one of host.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos! I like the beauty that emerges from these flowers!

Arija said...

Such bright blooms in your garden basking in the sunshine. A real joy to see.

Dianne said...

Pretty blooms Sylvia ... I love that quote by Steve Jobs ... he was a wise man.

Jack said...

Hey, Babe! Nice hydrangea shots. This has been a good year for hydrangea around here and it looks like they have thrived on the other coast, too.

magiceye said...

Such a soothing, pretty world!

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful flowers Sylvia for today!

Betsy Adams said...

The Hydrangeas are FABULOUS... Wow--I love them. Great photos and quotes.
Hugs,
Betsy

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics, and quotes. The one from Jobs is quite sobering. We have to live our own lives.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely flowers in the garden.

JM said...

Lovely flora, Sylvia.

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful summershots. :)

clairz said...

Your blog posts always touch me. I love those hydrangeas, and seeing them makes me remember past (and far moister) gardens I've planted and loved, prior to my life in the desert.

And the Wordsworth quote: I was just remembering this morning a past kindness from a teacher to my son, over thirty years ago. It was a small thing - she had her third grade students each write a note of welcome to my boy, who was feeling very uprooted due to our recent move to New England - but it made all the difference. I always remind her of the results of her "act of kindness and love." He is still friends with many of those long-ago third graders!

Thank you, Sylvia, as always, from your longtime reader and fan, Clair Z.

Sandy Carlson said...

Your images are beautiful!

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