Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spreading Light


‘There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.’ Edith Wharton

Some mornings on those rushed commutes, you really need to slow down and appreciate the views passing by.
Hundreds of Sky Watch Friday Bloggers share their own views from all around the world.







Itty Bitty books are a collection of ATCs bound up with a theme. This is part of a count down to Christmas project because after all we are almost half way to the next one!















Sneak peeks, what do you think is popping out of this box? Am attending the next Kit & Caboodle event in Cleveland QLD, a full day with Tina McGonegal from Australian Simply Cards and Angella Peardon of 10 Second Studio, it is sure to be over the top kind of creative day.


Sarah, of the Beach Cottage is hosting a Recession Misery Buster (RAK giveaway), check the link and see what she is posting this week. Always something fun going on there with tales of raising kids on the beach, settling into a new town or artfully reclaiming characters with good bones that make the beach cottage unique. Guaranteed to inspire with her recent addition of an on line mood board.

48 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Gorgeous photo - fabulous colours
Alison

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

If a gorgeous sky doesn't slow one down, then what possibly could...

Bradley Myers said...

Great colors and a beautiful sky.

bobbie said...

The fiery streaks in the sky are so beautiful!

dAwN said...

Lovely Photo..I love mornings...the first light..
You captured a beauty.

Sara G said...

Beautiful beautiful photo!!
Happy SWF

B Squared said...

One of the only nice things about getting older is that we are forced to slow down. The compliment to that it we see so much that we used to miss.

Tarolino said...

So true. Especially when the morning presents a sky like this one. It's beyond amazing.

P-TER said...

I love the colors ! ! !
Beutiful picture!
Gr.
P-TER

foto CHIP said...

I jumped from Heaven´s on fire to your clouds on fire. Beautifully coloured sky :)

Jane said...

Wow, that is an awesome sunrise well done for capturing it so well.

luna miranda said...

beautiful and dramatic. love the colors and texture.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Glad you slowed down to catch this one!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the gorgeous streaks of colour!

Kathy said...

I love that Edith Wharton quote. I never seem to get up early enough to see the beautiful sunrises. Great shot. =)

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

gorgeous. these moments are the reason I wake before sunrise. thanks for sharing. hope you are well. ~Sara

ascu75 aka Don said...

lOVELY CAPTURE oops I dont work anymore and sometimes like this last few weeks life gets to busy to stop and look but our new grandson is now four weeks old so hopefully the pace will slow a little thanks XXX Don

SandyCarlson said...

Indeed, this view was worth slowing down for!

Photo Cache said...

That is a good reason to slow down and begin your day the right way. What a glorious skywatching you had there.

Carol said...

OH what a beautiful sky shot...Gorgeous color...worth slowing down for...

DrowseyMonkey said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours. Just an excellent photo!

VALKYRIEN said...

Looks like flames shooting out from somewhere - gorgeous shot!

Erin said...

gorgeous entry...love the rich colors in your capture.
have a wonderful weekend.

The Write Girl said...

Your sky watch shot is wonderful. May I add, I love this quote. I'm reading Edith Wharton's House of Mirth. Fabulous read. Great author you quoted there : )

Carolyn said...

No truer words are spoken than those..it is why I love to walk. Beautiful sky beautiful photo! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.
Smiles

The Explorer said...

When I start taking photos last year, I started to appreciate beauty in my surroundings...and most of the time, I always tried to find one.

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a stunning sky! I love the combination of coppery-gold and blue! Have a lovely 1st of May, Mandy! =)

the wild raspberry said...

beautiful!

Tara said...

AMAZing sky, wow! i could sit and stare at a sky like that all afternoon! happy friday~

Kit said...

Gorgeous sky! Must have been breathtaking to be there.

Naturegirl said...

This sky is worth getting up early morning! Stunning!

sealaura said...

love those soft color clouds. coincidentally I have some clouds on my blog today too. Hope you have a splendid weekend!

Suz Broughton said...

Wow! I love blue/pink skies. They're my favorite. This on is beautiful!
Love your banner. Just perfect for you :)

Lee said...

Hi Mandy, just wanted to stop by & say thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. It really made my day! I look forward to visiting Pearl Maple again. Lee :)

Chris said...

when you finish a polvore set and after you publish it , then you enlarge it by clicking on it , to the right you embed it to your blog by copying the codes , to put it into a post you would paste it to the HTML setting of the publishing window . From there you can copy the entire image to your photo or you can send it to yourself in an email.
Hope that helps .

Gennasus said...

Fabulous colours, lovely photo

meandering pearl said...

Hello!!! i havent had a chance to drop by but yay that i found a way!! this is one of my favourite quotes! & your altered books are so beautiful!!! have a lovely day!!! {its getting cold isnt it!}
kind wishes

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely sky image Mandy!

Enep said...

great pics! love it :--D

xo

Thea said...

Lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by mine.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Glad you took that photo and shared- Beautiful!

abeachcottage said...

sigh, just how do you capture these, sooo sooo beautiful

sarah

Lori said...

you take the most amazing photos...what a beautiful sky...

kari and kijsa said...

Amazing photos!!
smiles,
kari & kijsa

Emily said...

The sky looks beautiful where you are. Sadly it is all grey here. Sky Watch Friday is such a cool idea though.

Linda Manning Findley said...

great little bitty book and what a box ..... great work Mandy ... Linda F

Kathy McCreedy said...

This photo of the sky made me stop and utter "WOW"! Lovely photos, I want to know where you live that you are surrounded by such incredible beauty! Thank you, btw, for stopping by my site, and especially for taking the time to leave such a kind comment. I really appreciate it! Kathy

Kathleen Ellis said...

What FABulous "sky-scapes"!!! how beautiful and how blessed you are to be in such a lovely place! I love that quote of Edith Wharton's!
Happy Thursday!
;-D