Friday, October 17, 2008

Inspiration In The Sea


“I have made friends with the sea; it has taught me a great deal. There is a kind of inspiration in the sea. When one listens to its never-ceasing murmur afar out there, always sounding at midnight and mid-day, one's soul goes out to meet eternity.” Not quite Anne but we have been liking L.M. Montgomery’s style

Sky Watch Friday is the best fun, meeting bloggers from around the world who share their view of the sky. This photo was taken on the north coast of NSW Australia.

Found a couple more links for Anne of Green Gables and Lucy Maud Montgomery. Canada’s Confederation Centre for the Arts hosts a site on Montgomery’s works including a peek into her Victorian style scrapbooks.

The University of PEI (Prince Edward Island) also hosts an interesting site on Montgomery’s works.


36 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

The water looks cold. But I'm still tempted to dip my toes in and skip like a child.

Your picture is lovely :)

~Lisa

Yen said...

What a beautiful sky!~ Btw, love your header:) Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

Kahshe Cottager said...

Nice photo Mandy! It looks like a lovely place to spend some time sky watching.

My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

Naturegirl said...

Hello sweet friend I am just coming by catching up since arriving home from our dream trip in Europe!
It seems this year went all too quickly..and now we face the coming winter and then I'm off to a warmer
climate.
Loved looking at your sky watch images and more!
I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving down under because I know your roots are Canadain! hugs NG xo

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

It's a wonderful sky... beautiful photo and was happy that I stopped by your Sky Watch today!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Louise said...

Just lovely. And although not from "Anne," I love a lot of L.M. Montgomery's writings, so this fits perfectly!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love your fascination with Lucy Maude Montgomery. She once lived in a hamlet close to where I live in Ontario and this year the town hel special Anne of Green Gables celebrations.
Happy Sky Watch!

Photo Cache said...

I love your header too. When I viewed it large, I saw there were a couple of guys fishing! How cool.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind comments.

This will be the last Anne quote as we seem to have run dry now. The Green Gables’s stories are set in the beautiful Prince Edward Island, part of the Maritime region of Canada where I am from.

Hope you have all enjoyed the Anne series, it was a great way to celebrate her birthday but there are lots of other great quotes to look forward to from other authors.

As always the photos are set to click to enlarge in respect of my dial up friends.

Mandy

babooshka said...

I am friends with the sea too. You can never learn to much. Such a peacful image. Nthing better than a walk along an empty beach

Suzanne said...

This is a beautiful calming photo. I like your words of wisdom with the post.
Happy SWF.

Arija said...

Nice shot and thanks for the Montgomery pointers.

Rose said...

I think I would just enjoy being in your photo...so nice when enlarged!

fishing guy said...

Pearl: What a neat view of the bridge and the sea going into a neat sky. I do hope to see you on My World because your area is special.
I'll see if I can find that other singer.

our shabby cottage said...

Great photo - it looks so inviting. i loved Anne of Green Gables when i was younger!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely love the anne quotes too :) I would love to visit PEI one day!

Ann said...

Didn't realise that was where you were from. I've made the Anne of Green Gables pilgrimage. Lovely area.

Where is this photo taken? Pretty spot.

Carletta said...

Lovely skies - a well framed image!

Titania said...

Lovely area northern NSW. I have lived a long time in the Northern Rivers area. Beautiful sky one would like to touch.

I saw your shadowbox it is exquisite. You are such a great artist.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

It's always nice to find others who have "made friends with the sea." Happy SkyWatch.

vincibene said...

Beautiful picture!

John said...

Lovely image!

Dewdrop said...

Love the words you chose to go along with this shot. Excellent reminder...

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful photo scene! My daughters and I love Anne of Green Gables! We watch the PBS series once a year.....we have the DVD's.

Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa, USA.

Vicki C said...

Gorgeous!!

me ann my camera said...

Love Anne and all of Lucy Maud's stories! Nice skywatch bridge in Australia; I frequently cross Harbour Bridge in Saint John. All the best.

Natasha Burns said...

Looks great up there!
Sorry I missed sky watch Friday! However, I did actually take a shot of the sky the other day, I have it in this blog post here, what are the chances of that! lol!

http://natashaburns.blogspot.com/2008/10/spring-pleasures-part-two.html

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I have that same paper behind the leaf.....

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

i love the days when the skies are like that, sometimes the all blue is boring lol! great photo

sarah

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Such a stunning sky once again, Mandy!

My great grandmother was from PEI! =)

Lilla Blanka said...
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Lilla Blanka said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog,and thank you for your sweet words!

Your blog looks very nice..! I have been scrolling backwards to older posts and like everything :)

Take care, see you soon again!
Mia

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful quote and how fitting with the picture. Love the water and hope to one day live closer.

Shirley Fyfe said...

Lovely photo once again and I've so enjoyed catching up on all your crafty shares too!

Anne said...

The framed leaf with the calligraphy is stunning!

Cathy Louise said...

Wow, this beach photo is very, very familiar to me...I grew up about 20 minutes from here on a little dairy farm and spent lots of time in this little beach...The bridge was a lot different back then though (LOL)...Thanks for taking the time to drop by my blog I really appreciate it...Luv c xx