Thursday, May 24, 2007

Lakeside


"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old."
- Franz Kafka

22 comments:

Moi said...

thanks to u, we'll stay eternally young :)

isabella said...

Someone once said "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
You are that ray of sunlight Moi, thanks for shining on me ;-)

Monica said...

Looking at your photos I see beauty everywhere. Impossible not to!

Olivier said...

bord de lac tres beau et tres agreable. une tres belle photo


edge of very beautiful and very pleasant lake. a very beautiful photograph

Glenn Standish said...

Really Isabella...I am becoming more and more jealous of Naples! Its such a beautiful place. If ever I went to Florida...I would bypass the tourist attractions of Disney World and Orlando and make a beeline straight to Naples!!! Simply stunning!

Olivier said...

pour repondre à ta question d'hier. Ce tableau represente le livre de Victor Hugo "les miserables" et dans "les miserables" tu as l'histoire de Cosette, qui quand sa mere meurt devient orpheline et va vivre chez les Thenardier, des tyrans qui profiteront de Cosette en la faisant travailler tres dure et sans aucun repos. Voila pourquoi sur les photos la femme qui joue Madame Thenardier cri sur Cosette


to answer your question of yesterday. This table represents the book of Victor Hugo “the poor wretches” and in “the poor wretches” you have the history of Cosette, which when his/her mother dies becomes orphan and will live at Thenardier, of the tyrants who will benefit from Cosette by making it work very hard and without any rest. For this reason on the photographs the woman who plays Mrs Thenardier cry on Cosette


See the link Wikipedia :
Thénardiers

Peter said...

A beuatiful shot and a good statement by Franz! I suddenly felt younger.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Another nice shot of your community. The colors are vivid.

The third installment about feeding baby robins was posted today. The poop sack.

Beetle said...

The nice words met your pretty captured and I felt motivated by...Thanks!

lv2scpbk said...

Love the flowers and that quote is really nice.

Sally said...

And growing old with a few beautiful handbags eases the transition!

Frank said...

Naples is beautiful and you show it well ;-)
BTW - I like your Avatar.

Kate said...

No doubt about it; it's a beautiful sight in a lovely environment. Love the deep, deeep reds.

TOG said...

It's hard to top bougainvillea, especially the old red one. There are newer shades of red in the market but this is the best. In a day or two I will post a picture of a tree bougainvillea - this is not a regular rambler but a real tree The tree in your post Spathodea campanulata - African tulip tree (Bignoniaceae) is one of my favorites. Unfortunately this exotic is a trash tree according to the state. It can be invasive and the wood is very weak (it will break under hurricane winds).

isabella said...

Olivier - merci pour ton petit mot.
"Les miserables" est l'un de mes livres préférés! Je me suis demandé cependant pourquoi ils ont choisi une histoire si malheureuse pour présenter à ta fete du Lac!

The Salems said...

beautiful!

Nikon said...

Very nice shot - I love the colors (and the fountains.

alice said...

Ces couleurs! Do you know what these red flowers are (in the middle of your pic)?

Linda said...

Wow, do you ever have a cloudy day there? I guess you must get a hurricane or two but there sure are alot of blue skies.

isabella said...

Tog - the African Tulip tree is one of my my favorites, too ;-)

Alice - those are red bougainvillea bushes in the background and a couple of the African Tulip blooms on the tree...

Linda - hardly ever do we get cloudy days (sometimes I yearn for them, just for a change). Even during the rainy season (June to October),the sun waits impatiently for the shower to end ;-)

alice said...

Thank you for your answer, Isabella!

Lavenderlady said...

What a beautiful quote...and the scenery is lovely.