Thursday, November 20, 2008

Magical Horizon


“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” Dale Carnegie

One of my favourite views of Byron Bay light house (north coast of NSW and way off in the distance) on a hazy afternoon. Weather has been a bit stormy and overcast lately.






Hope you are all enjoying your Friday Sky Watching.




  • Thank you to Shirley from Reflections On Life for this 'Kreativ Blogger' award. It is really sweet of bloggers to take the time to say hello and comment on the creative things we share. Now it is my turn to share with other bloggers, of which there are lots of great folks to choose from but here is a few you might like to meet.



  • Joli Paquet a Christmas themed collective blog with all kinds of glittery things to make

  • Jill of Bittersweet (yummy soaps made with great care by hand) and Calico Petals creative supplies

  • Christine of Black River Designs the sweetest little paper from Saint John Canada

  • Lousie of Whispering Poppies creating unique jewellery and things on Cape Cod

  • Cathy of Simple Things who I found recently in sunny Queensland

  • Kimberlee and the Brown Button another recent find who like me is locked in an office all day but finds all kinds of interesting creative or decorative things to inspire the muse

  • Emma at White & Wander another traveller who shares all kinds of decorative inspiration

  • finally ……….

  • Sarah & A Beach Cottage (down under), if the Vinnie’s man ever finds out what she does with her shabby chic finds, the prices are sure to increase and that might drive inflation back up !


Thank you to Alison Gibbs of Victoria who was my swap partner for this year’s vintage stocking swap. Alison created a stocking from beautiful fabric with a story to tell. Just perfect considering the kind of year we have both had. The world might be a crazy place right now for many of us but she kindly found the time for detailed stitching and find a collecting of beautiful little beachy themed Christmas decorations. More photos to come soon as we have a moment and can’t wait till Alison opens my parcel to see what we found for her.

Mary Ann of Follow Your Bliss hosts vintage shabby swaps and itty bitty books regularly. Well worth putting her on your must read list to see what she is planning next.

38 comments:

Louise said...

A beautiful view, and I love how green the grass is. Excellent quote, too.

Deb said...

Beautiful view!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I've seen that bay on other blogs and think it is just so pretty!

Bradley Myers said...

What you said is so true, we also take the things we have slosest to us for granted.

Good capture again this week.

Quiet Paths said...

Lovely view, indeed. And the picture before as well. I appreciate reading your words too. Cheers!

Leedra said...

Like the old fence in the photo

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful view. What a great reminder via the quote.

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch! Green calm below, blue quietness above.... Happy SkyWatching! I am back now... Hope you'll visit mine too...

babooshka said...

It's beautifully composed as are the words.

Darla said...

That's a beautiful scenic photo.

Jeanne said...

That's a beautiful quote and one we should all remember. Love the view as well!

david mcmahon said...

Never been to Byron Bay, but it's on my to-do list!

fishing guy said...

Mandy: That was a neat capture for you to share today for SWF.

Ann said...

Love that area, its gorgeous. "A bit stormy and overcast" is an understatement isn't it. I thought you would have got the rain that's been flooding Queensland.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice view of the lighthouse even if it is very far in the distance.

Suzanne said...

What a nice view I am glad you took time to share. Happy SWF.

uncleawang said...

This is beautiful view.Fantastic.
Happy SWF.

Leslie: said...

I love your quote today! It's so true. :D Don't put off enjoying the moment.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm feel like I'm standing right there!
Such beauty. Lucky you :)

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Baruch said...

Ahh, that brings back great memories. I visited Byron Bay in April this year. Thanks for sharing

April said...

Beautiful vista! Great words, as well.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I can see why you like this view. Who wouldn't? I rather like that cloud layer. Well done.

Grammy said...

I love the view. Awesome.
We had lots of cloud's here in Mo today. See ya next week.
Happy skywatch friday!

Naturegirl said...

Mandy: love the quote a reminder of
our every day gifts!
..looking at this image takes the chill away from my SWF view today!
http://nature-trail.blogspot.com/

~~Randi, Hverdagsprat~~ said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful quote. Thanks for sharing:)

The Whispering Poppies said...

I always love your Sky Watch photos, Mandy - but I think this is my favorite one of all! Gorgeous capture!

PJ said...

The view is gorgeous and the thoughtful quote very appropriate.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

WOnderful view, we do often miss the things right under our nose!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Such a beautiful photo Mandy - so very peaceful and serene!

I also wanted to let you know that I've left you a little something over on my blog too!

John said...

Beautiful shot and very nicely framed!

Vicki C said...

Oh.. so true! Thanks for reminding me ... to take time!
Beautiful photo!

Sam and Brandi said...

So pretty!
Mandy, I saw this and thought of you :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So true, I love the quote. And the beautiful views you shared!

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Melissa

The Whispering Poppies said...

Thank you for your sweet note on my blog, Mandy! I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving from across the pond (does that phrase apply to Australia as well?)! =)
(A big yet belated "thank you" for the blogger award, too!)

Kimberlee said...

wow! what a surprise - thank you so much darling for my award! xx

Ms. Hays said...

That really IS quite beautiful!

Congratulations - You deserve it!!!

SandyCarlson said...

That certainly is very beautiful.

Anne said...

Congratulations on the blog award! Woooo-hoooo!