Thursday, August 07, 2008

Grateful Skies

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melodie Beattie

A crisp morning walk along a local beach turned up this sparking piece of sky. Click here for link to
Sky Watch Friday participants from around the globe.










Beyond the Garden Gate is one of my favorite altered books, click here for more views.



32 comments:

Louise said...

The sun on the water is wonderful!

Kahshe Cottager said...

It is so bright in your picture that the beach looks white hot! A good place to be to enjoy such a beautiful sky!
Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies!
My Sky Watch Photos Here and Here

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Beautiful Mandy!!

Julie said...

The glint on the water leading straight to the rocks is very beautiful, Mandy. Your horizon with its cloud is lovely too.

Kelly said...

Beautiful photo of the beach!

Titania said...

Glistening sun pouring silver on the water. Lovely photo of a morning on the beach.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Golly, the reflection is outstanding... almost needed my sunnies to view this beautiful photograph! WOW.
Mountain Retreat

~~Randi~~ said...

Must be a nice way to start the day, watching this beautiful view!

The Holleys said...

Wow! looks glorious! I love it!

Tommy V said...

The sun reflecting off the water make the water so sparkly

Kathiesbirds said...

Can't think of a quote but it sure is a Silvery Shining Sea! Happy skywatch!

Sharon Ellery said...

What a beautiful photo. The silvers and blues simply shimmer. You could look at that view forever :-)

Rose said...

Nice and peaceful...would be so nice to be sitting observing this scene.

fishing guy said...

Mandy: A lovely capture of the sun on the water.

kjpweb said...

The V shaped reflection is great - makes it stand out! Good one!
Cheers, Klaus

dailysnapshot said...

Great view. Really nice picture

as minhas fotografias said...

wonderful!nice pictures

Torsdag said...

Sorry that one is nice, a mirrow in silver and blue.

Have a nice weekend and hallo from Germany

redlan said...

crystal clear sky and sea!

Debbie said...

The horizon is so straight and the coloring so different it almost looks like two photos! Very nice.

dlyn said...

A truly lovely shot - just wonderful! Happy SWF and hope you come and see mine here:dlyn

Raven said...

Beautiful photo and wonderful true quote. You might enjoy this article by Alan Cohen. It's called Thank You for Everything. Had a profound impact on me when I read it.

Berit said...

Beautiful silver reflecing!!

barbaras countryhome said...

Hello, thank you for your comment. Your blog is wonderful, I`ll like it. I`ll come back soon.
Have a wonderful weekend bye Barbara

sweetnorms said...

yours is so beautiful and clean, enjoy your weekend..

Kay said...

This is so wonderful. It's so interesting. The beach looks gorgeous and the sky is amazing. Have a happy weekend.

Lost Aussie said...

Such lovely photos, they truly speak to the beauty of the things you see!

system operator said...

Very nice beach, would be wonderful to just walk without true destination! Happy sky watch!

Bradley Myers said...

Makes me wish I was laying on the beach.

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a beautiful sun sheen on the water Mandy . . . another peaceful and serene photo!

So sorry I missed thanking you for the lovely Sky Watch comment you left on my blog the week before last. I've just been catching up on things and hope that you'll take a moment to stop by and see my contribution from last week too!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Mandy you have done it again ... such sweet little birds ..... Linda F

kathie said...

Oh, I just tried to leave a comment and blogger wouldn't do it for me. Let's try again. Love the beach shot. We are spoilt for beaches in Australia, aren't we? Love love love the altered book. So magical and whimsical.