Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Living in the moment


“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest; as if it were the only one we had.” Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Just another day here in a tropical paradise, where most every day comes with brilliant sunshine and a warm breeze. Sky Watch Friday is the best fun with people from around the globe posting their view of the sky, sometimes with clouds or rain or birds or sunsets but all interesting in their own way.




Thank you for your kind comments.






This is a technique project page I taught recently using opals embossing to create the letters and celebrating our family heritage. Photos range from 1951 and around the globe with many generations. Always fun to look back and see the same eyes or smile reflected in the generations.



40 comments:

quinttarantino said...

Once upon a time there was this great and fantastic group of people who blogged and photographed … with a click, click here, a snap, snap there, all of them had a week to look upon the sky … day and night, by dusk or dawn, sunrise or sunset … and always there where great and fantastic photos to be seen when SKY WATCH was opened …

I am one of those proud sky watchers and I really enjoy each and every one of the photos you show us. I really think you are a first class sky watcher!

Picturing of Life said...

nice shot

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For The People said...

Great Skywatch Friday! I am so glad that Tom hosts this. I get to see so many new places through the pictures of you guys! Have a great week!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A lovely peaceful sky. If life could only ALWAYS be so peaceful!

Louise said...

It's pretty. Love the silhouetted trees and the reflections in the water.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A beautiful view, of a beautiful place, from a beautiful lady.. :O)
Thank you for joining in again with Sky Watch... Please Enjoy :O)

Beautiful words as always..

Shirley Fyfe said...

Such a beautiful photo Mandy!

I'm actually going to join in Sky Watch too . . . I've been checking out a number of the participants and there are some amazing photos being shared!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

That's quite a unique shot - interesting colors.

Maria said...

Oh, I love Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross!
She is right. It's the only life we have!
Your photo is very peaceful. What trees are these?

Gail's Man said...

Thanks for stopping by. I think it's been your first visit, so please call again. Glad you like my picture. It wasn't intended to be a SWF post, that comes tomorrow, so come have a look. I'll have a look around your page & leave suitable messages.

kjpweb said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Glad you did - so I could check out your site. quirky for one and full of wonderful art and alteration.
Kudos!
Cheers, Klaus

SandyCarlson said...

That is so beautiful. Exquisite.

napaboaniya said...

Sometimes SkyWatch makes me envy of what I'm seeing that people have for their sky. Yours is no exception :) It's beautiful!

April said...

Sublime!! Also like the quote. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Rose said...

Love the composition of this photo...it sure makes a superb sky watch shot.

Ms. Hays said...

Great serene shot and you have a lovely site!

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The Urban Buddha said...

Great photo and I second what you said about Sky Watch. :o) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Have a great weekend!

babooshka said...

Such a gentle image. Very nice catch

Kahshe Cottager said...

Mandy .. this is similar to the Group of Seven paintings! Remember them? They hang in every Ontario school!!

Have a happy weekend!

My SkyWatch Here

For The People said...

Great job! Keep up the good work! Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Anonymous said...

Aren't you in Australia? It's COLD here!!!! Hhahhaaa, nice photo :)

CrazyCath said...

Oh wow! My first time here and that is an excellent shot. Also a great quote - I like Kubler-Ross' stuff. You live in a beautiful part of the world. I really thought that shot was something out of a magazine until I looked at it properly. It is very very pro!

AnneKa said...

Hallo from North Norway. Last week I saw all Sky Watch Friday photos and they were all great, and I hope to see them all this week too. I love to travel around the world this way.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful sky watch photos and have a great weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for your kind comments.

The tree is a Norfolk Island Pine. Yes I should be pointing out it is winter here in the tropics and it does get down to a cool 50F at night in winter {brrrrr}

The coldest of crisp frosty mornings produce the most brilliant sunrises.

Rushing for the 6 am commuter train coincidently is the best time of day to capture sunlight playing games like this and a great reminder to start afresh on that plan of living each moment to its fullest.

Sandra Collins said...

this shot is fantastic!!

jill said...

beautiful photo!

Noelia said...

Great shot! I just spent 2 weeks at the beach and loved every minute of it. You're lucky to be nearby.

John said...

Lovely shot!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments!

Have a great day!

Denise

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

That is an amazing shot!
It is so cool to be able to see the world through such talented bloggers as yourself. Makes me truly long to throw caution to the wind, sell everything I own except what I can cram into a backpack and set off about seeing all of Earth's amazing treasures in person.

For The People said...

I was reading your profile and noticed the phrase "postal arts" What is that? Is it stamp collecting or design? Nice profile BTW. Enjoy the Tropics. We are having an early heat wave here. Heat Index was 107 F, yesterday!

My scrappie life! said...

It's such a lovely vieuw!!

Rosezilla said...

hello again. I liked your quote, and have seen it played out. I've known several people who found out they were going to die soon and that's when they really began to live! One of them was my father... but he and the others also truly began to realize just how great heaven was going to be!

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful sky! I love the quotation, too. Because the sky is always changing, it is the perfect illustration for that quote.

Mental P Mama said...

That is one of the most peaceful shots yet...Love it.

Lulu said...

Wow, that is sooo beautiful! The ribbon weaved through the letters... awesome! :)

Linda Manning Findley said...

This is wonderful and such a treasure for generations to come .... Linda F

Allison said...

This is a lovely layout...thanks for visiting my blog too!

Bella Casa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

I love your "Legacy" collage and I love what you said about seeing the same eyes or smile looking back at you.

So nice to meet you:)

Bella