Friday, August 28, 2009

Fountain of Youth

"There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents,
the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love."

~Sophia Loren




[Photograph of Auntie Ursula's Gorgeous Garden in Southern California by Sean Patrick McArdle]


70 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photo and lovely sentiment. Well I have a week off and plan on dipping into that fountain! Have a great weekend. xx Julie

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  2. Oh wow, I really appreciate those words of wisdom from the wonderfully youthful Sophia Loren. What a woman.

    The photo is glorious.
    xoxo

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  3. Great photo and quote. So true!

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  4. A friend of mine has a photo of Sophia Loren in a long ball gown with some sort of machine, like a leaf blower, and I have always loved her power, her beauty and her delectable voice...
    lovely photo and quote!
    pve

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  5. Ooohwwow...what a great quote and that picture is just lovely! thx for that, xxx Carmie.

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  6. Beautiful Mel.....lovely photo and the quote is perfect, I love Sophia Loren.

    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog....happy Friday!

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  7. Beautiful, both pic and quote!

    Mel, thanks for sharing Posh-love with me, the girl has style.

    Happy Friday.

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  8. SOphi' ma quanto sei saggia! Wonderful Fountain.

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  9. I just woke up and thought I'd check a few blogs. One of the first ones I see this morning is yours--what a way to greet the day! This is just what I need to get me going. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration. xo

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  10. Love the photo and quote! Mucho admiration for Ms. Loren!

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  11. Such a great quote..and from a legend!

    Sending my best from Seattle.

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  12. Mel, such a lovely quote and so true!! I'm turning 44 soon and have never felt younger or better. It is because I'm happy, creative, energetic and loved.
    have a wonderfuly day
    Bunny

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  13. What a great quote, and a gorgeous garden fountain! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  14. Great picture to wake up to this morning. Im thinking of dipping my toes in, its sooooo hot here.
    :0

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  15. Beautiful quote from a beautiful lady. Sophia must have taken a drink from the fountain though, don't you think?

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  16. Beautiful image and the soft pink rose color is lovely.

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  17. I love sophia loren. I did a blog post once where I made one of her pasta recipes, its awesome.
    http://www.donutstodelirium.com/2009/06/sophia-lorens-pasta-recipe.html

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  18. Love love Sophia Loren! She's actually going to be in a new movie called "Nine." Nice serene picture. =)

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  19. I hope mine never knows draught! Enjoy your weekend.

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  20. perhaps that's what i need in my yard...a fountain of youth (for anti-wrinkles and anti-flabby skin!).
    xox

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  21. That photograph is beautiful.
    I thought that the answer to eternal youth was chocolate, ice cream, cocktails and wine..that's where I've been going wrong !!! XXXX

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  22. Wonderful quote! Right after reading this, I read a post about celebrating Bannie's 100th birthday (on the blog Paris Hotel Boutique Journal). The two blogs seemed to fit each other perfectly.

    "Giving. Generous. Sweet. Outgoing. Curious. Selfless. Wise. Bannie has the spirit of a young person. She is excitable and the smallest of things make her happy."

    http://parishotelboutique.blogspot.com/2009/08/happy-100th-birthday-bannie.html

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  23. Amen!! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  24. Love this!...Now if we really could find the fountain of youth!!!!
    Happy, beautiful and smile filled day to you Miss Mel!

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  25. This is really good to know! I hope it is that easy and I think it is. XO

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  26. Sophia Loren is a wise and beautiful woman. I really like this quore. It's so true. It's really thoughts and ideas that keep us young. Imagination and creativity are available to everyone, not just young people.

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  27. love it! perfect quote for a perfect photo. have an awesome weekend!

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  28. What a beautiful image and lovely quote. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  29. I love that quote! Words to live by! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. What a wonderfully positive thought for the day. And the image is so calming. I needed that. Thanks.

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  31. Thank you Mel! And Congrats to you as well, as you were awarded by the lovely DJ too! Great words of wisdom... :)

    The pie was chocolate pudding with whip cream, we had to find the bubble gum inside and blow a bubble the fastest. Oh and with no hands! I have a photo somewhere! ;)

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  32. thank god!!! this is such a nice perspective! lately i have been fretting that my face is starting to look like an old catcher's mitt. hopefully it isn't! and/if when it is, i can fall back on this other stuff. :)

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  33. thank you most thoughtful mel ~
    your posting reminded me of the time we planted a young tree next to our great grandad's summer home. he was 90 at the time and his comment was ... "how nice ~ a tree to grow so i can nap in it's shade!"
    he was youthful and optimistic til his last breath at 97 ... and we loved him so ...
    smiling,
    prairiegirl

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  34. oh this is such a great picture, and I love the quote! seriously so beautiful! Thanks Mel! Hope you have a great weekend with your family!

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  35. What a beautiful fountain. Makes me want to go outside.

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  36. Ooooh that fountain of youth is GORGEOUS!!! Bon week-end!
    Fifi

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  37. Beautiful words from a very beautiful woman.. so true.
    xo's

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  38. I always look forward to seeing your blog! You always have such beautiful photos and are so inspiring! Have a great weekend!

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  39. Now this I LOVE....it gives me hope...thankful for what my life has and so happy my mind is still in one piece...thankful for today!

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  40. I've never heard that quote before. I just love it!

    Hope you're enjoying a fabulous weekend, Mel.

    Cheers.

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  41. Auntie Ursula has one beautiful fountain!! Great photo and good quote, Mel. Thanks!!

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  42. Great quote and a beautiful photo to go with it!

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  43. I'll take her anti-aging advice any day. Ah ha

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  44. Yes yes yes! I knew I loved Ms. Loren. A wise woman.

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  45. I love the roses in the photo.

    Florrie x

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  46. I just saw the gorgeous Merci Beaucoup letterpressed cards over on English Muse, and I thought of you! Hope you're having a lovely weekend, lovely lady.

    Cheers.

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  47. Graeat quote from a fantastic woman!
    have a fantastic week!

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  48. WOW! I love this quote!! must copy it and quote it frequently. thanks.

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  49. Oh Sweet Mel- I LOVE this. While I am 48-eeeks I am really 32. That is my story and I stick to it. It is a state of mind. Having children with such a wide span btween-I can see oddly, that when my older two were tots I was much more mommish in every sense of that word(mom jeans etc) Now that I am considered an older mom I find I can be tens times more hip than many of the moms out there that are 15 years younger. It is indeed ALL a state of mind and a state of my happiness with myself.
    Love to you Sweets.

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  50. perfect post!!
    I would love to have a fountain in my back yard like this one!! so european, and those roses are just pretty!

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  51. Great quote. Hope you had a nice weekend.

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  52. Thank-you for stopping by my humble little blog. Your comment is bang on the money. I owed my own restaurant for 20 years and let me tell you some of my employee's priceless.

    I love your blog. I absolutely love the french themes everywhere. I speak french fluently. It's so nice to see someone with a passion for all things french.

    I'm planning a three month trip to Paris next June. I'm so looking forward to it. I may stay 6 months, I haven't quite yet finalized the details.

    I'm totally in love with the travel journal from your store it's so beautiful. All my friends couldn't think of anything to get me for my birthday which has passed, so I think that they can get this for me for Christmas lolol just trying to help them out.....


    Love your blog soooo much I'm hooked

    JBxox

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  53. Hi ya honey, your comment made me so happy! Here's to you ... the girl up a tree!

    Darlin' you just say if you want anything put in ... here's to our dreamboat ....
    xoxo

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  54. gosh! haven't heard of this quote before but such an inspiration!

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  55. I love the quote. Enojoy! xoxo

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  56. I LOVE that quote!!! It is so beautiful and the picture was just so perfect for it...
    Thank you for sharing and being so inspiring.

    I JUST put up a New post! Come by for a visit and say hi if you get a chance,
    Aimee

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  57. thinking a lot about my mom and this is so true for her.

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  58. such a great reminder and something I needed to hear this weekend.

    I hope you had a wonderful one!! xo

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  59. This is a gorgeous photo! Oh and i LOVE your blog name btw!

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  60. I agree. One should be domineering in order to have the life they wanted to have.

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