Thursday, June 26, 2008

Glorious Horizons


"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-fruitful path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." Sir Winston Churchill

Photo taken on the road to the family farm in northern NSW. I had been trying to take a photo of the city skyline all week. Most days of the week my glimpse of the sky is out the windows of skyscrapers and commuter trains. Tried a few things that are out of the scope of my little point & shoot camera. Will keep trying while posting photos of some of my old favourites. Don’t forget to check out who else is participating in Sky Watch Friday.

A canvas project I am working on for family with vintage photos and ephemera.

36 comments:

Beth said...

Hi Mandy!

Just stopped by to say hello! Summer is turning out to be beautiful here in NB!!

I keep telling my "world traveller wanna be" son that I have lots of Pea friends all over the world! Maybe you will see him down your way someday!

Beate said...

Your photos are absolutely fantastic. You are a great photographer.

Here in Norway it's just raining and raining. I'm waiting for the sun now. :)

Luke Wiley said...

beautiful countryside!
My Sky Watch Friday post

quinttarantino said...

Great countryside this is ...

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Gorgeous sky, Mandy!!!

Petunia said...

Lovely shot! Also looks like a great place to be. I love the contryside:)

Lovely shot! Also looks like a great place to be. I love the contryside:)

picturing said...

beautiful landscape...

Please visit mine also in here Thanks

Juliana RW said...

nice view.

Mine in here. Thanks

Rose said...

That is sure a beautiful sky--actually I like the whole thing. I was going to ask if I could come take a walk with you there, but think I would have to take a little plane ride first...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am now taking a diminishing dose of steroids for my Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and it works. I believe the chemotherapy drug is spelled "Methotrexate" that is used to treat a lot of things from cancer to arthritis will be used next. I just relish in being pain free.

So I am not participating in Sky Watch Friday just because I might not be able to make it around to all and that would not be right for me.


I don't know if you like to read or not but if you do this place is amazing. Strand's bookstore in New York City. They have 18 miles of used books. Think about that—18 miles. I don't know how in the world they can keep track of so many books. I ordered three used books, got them and they are in excellent condition. http://www.strandbooks.com/app/www/p/home/ I am not pushing them but I was just dumbfounded when I found them and I suspect my mentioning them is going to make some other people doubt their eyes when they go there.

I enjoyed seeing your blog post for Sky Watch Friday and I thought your photography was excellent.

April said...

Beautiful horizon picture with those fantastic clouds! Great quote too.

Julie said...

The trees did it for me! Good to see another Australian participating. It is nice to go into the countryside after being in the city all week. My shot is from just north of Sydney.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The Sky is very similar to one I saw a week ago near me.. beautifully captured

Thank you for helping to make Sky Watch so popular and special. I hope you enjoy your Sky Watch as much as I do.
Tom

SandyCarlson said...

That's a very beautiful picture.

me ann my camera said...

This is a beautiful pastoral setting under a wonderful sky!

Pretty Life Online said...

Pretty one for SWF! Which reminds me the quote... "we all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon".... Mine's up too hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

This is very pretty. Beautiful scenery.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hello, It's so nice to meet you. How can anyone not believe when they look at a gorgeous photo as the one you have taken. Beautiful!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A beautiful Sky Watch; thanks for sharing your photo. Good Churchill quote, also.

Stacey Michaud said...

Beautiful idea for the skywatch!

Sherry said...

Very nice sky shot. What a great view!

Kahshe Cottager said...

It looks so peaceful there under the clouds and blue sky, Mandy! Nice photo!

My SkyWatch here

doris said...

gorgeous photo! :D

luna miranda said...

lovely horizon...enjoy SWF!

esnorway said...

nice pic have nice weekend

fishing guy said...

Pearl: what a lovely lanscape with a great Sky.

For The People said...

Loving it SWF

Tommy V said...

nice sky

John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend.

Marilyn said...

Mandy, your cavas project is going to gorgeous! Love your sky photos too...Marilyn:)

julie said...

I had tagged your blog to revisit after the rush of SWF. I think I can see how you organise your posts. What has taken my fancy is the family ephemera on canvas. I am not an artistic person, so what comes out wonderful for others tends to come out quite "boxy" for me.

What you have started with does look very beautiful.

Jen said...

Beautiful photo! I love your heritage project. Gorgeous!

Rachael said...

What a beautiful picture!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Val said...

love the heritage project!

ShirleyFyfe said...

Such a great photo Mandy!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful set of photos