Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sailing on the wind



‘Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.’ Oliver Wendell Holmes

A fun piece of public art in one of the local rivers and a big patch of blue sky on a very breezy day. The fish are windmills and were spinning like tops. Sky Watch Friday fans celebrate the sky in all its many moods from all kinds of angles.












Evelyn in Montreal is hosting a regular Festival of Postcards. She and her blogging buddies who collect vintage and interesting postcards are allowing us a peek at their treasured finds. Altered Artists, Mixed Media and Mail Art devotes are welcome to participate in our own little altered kind of way.


Fairy of Worcester is my contribution to the Festival of Postcards using flowers cut from a paper napkin and a vintage postage stamp to match.




37 comments:

Dana said...

What a beautiful sight!

Guy D said...

Fantastic view, great photo.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

HFD60 said...

Looks like a beautiful place to spend the day....

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Great shot for SkyWatch. :) Beautiful place!

Tranquility said...

What a wonderful quote. That looks like such a peaceful and quiet setting!

Photo Cache said...

Simply delicious view. Oh what a lovely sight.

I love your quote too. Always so true.

Babooshka said...

The text suits this image perfectly, just a slice of pretty little quiet time.

Dewdrop said...

How magnificent! I love it! Lovely day... except for perhaps the wind.

John said...

Great composed image!
Have a nice weekend.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice one, Mandy! Wish I were there. ;-)

Sara G said...

Great post and photo.
Take care and Happy SWF

Carol said...

What a beautiful photo...and I love the quote...

Gennasus said...

Looks like a busy sky with all that wind. Very original windmills!

fiziskandarz said...

a nice one!

Janie said...

Nice quote.
I enlarged to see the jumping fish sculpture. How fun to see that right in the water.

The Write Girl said...

How lovely overlooking the water. This picture speaks of tranquility...Wonderful SWF shot.

B Squared said...

Always enjoy your quotes, this weeks is no exception

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Thatis a fun piece of art Mandy and a wonderful sky too.

Karen said...

What a great view and those fish windmills are really neat !!

Very nice shot !

Arija said...

A lovely sky and a nice touch with the flowers in the corner.

roentarre said...

Your choice of competition is simply very good

Glennis said...

Interesting modern art. Nice shots.

Sharmaine said...

Hi Mandy, thanks for stopping by my blog and your super cool comments :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend and hope to 'see' you again :)

P-TER said...

A dream place!
Wonderful clouds en picture !
Gr.
P-TER

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Wonderful public art, photograph and quote.

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful landscape. Excellent photo!

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Just a perfect place for a surprising bit of whimsy!

Carolyn said...

What wonderful pieces of art and such a dramatic sky. Thank you for sharing this lovely photo and a part of your world.
Smiles

fourwindsphotojournal said...

A beautiful bit of sky. Looks lovely there.

Kitty said...

I thought at first they would be birds, but lol! They turned into fish :) Lovely shot.

Judy said...

Gorgeous!

meandering pearl said...

Thank You!!! Love the quote as always :) Have a great weekend!!!!!

Natasha Burns said...

Lovely and so peaceful!!

meandering pearl said...

something nice to be discovered in my post...kind thoughts

rochambeau said...

Dear Mandy,
These words by Oliver Wendell Holmes are appropriate ones for me to hear today, they inspire. Thank you.
Also for sharing your lovely blue sky and flying fish!

xox
Constance

Kimberlee said...

you are so clever! x

Storybook Woods said...

Oh your postcard is so wonderful !!! Clarice