Thursday, July 16, 2009

Celebrating Ordinary Moments


“Find your joy in the ordinary moments and experience how beautifully rich and rewarding life can be” Ralph Marston
&
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” Oprah Winfrey

In the middle of what has been a crazy couple of weeks, I had to pull off the highway and enjoy this moment. The fence line is pushed over from the recent flooding in our area, still drying out but everything is lush and green.

Thank you to our hosts of Sky Watch Friday and all the bloggers who participate for the reminder to take a moment to enjoy the free show that nature puts on for everyone across the sky.








One of my favorite altered book projects with a nature theme.


50 comments:

Lost Aussie said...

It looks so calm and serene! Thanks for sharing your moment!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Thank you for the gentle reminder to stop and enjoy what is around us.

miss marple said...

Agree with previous comments,thank you for sharing both picture and lyrics:)

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I can see why you stopped. Don't you wish you were out there walking?

Danton said...

You just captured that serene scene for the day.

Vita Stunder said...

Thank you for reminding us!

Beautiful capture!
Anna

Dewdrop said...

I like to pull off and enjoy moments like that. Thanks for taking us along.

koala said...

I'd love to lay there and just look up.

Luiz Ramos said...

Find your enjoy moments... and celebrate.
Beautiful sky and quotations.

Jane said...

Very nice and calm-hope you have a peaceful weekend and thanks for sharing:)

bobbie said...

Don't blame you for stopping. This is a lovely scene.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mandy: Love your wonderful sky.

Tara R. said...

That is a very peaceful scene. Beautiful capture.

Petunia said...

Lovely sky watch shot!

Petunia from Norway

Erin said...

a beautiful capture mandy...and yes, i try to stop and take in and appreciate what is around me. i could spend the days wandering about all over and be quite content with just doing that and experiencing those moments.
have a wonderful weekend.

Eric(SWF Holland) said...

Hi Mandy,

Nice Setting here, great sky, well done!!

Have a nice SKywatch Friday

Greatings from NL

prettyfirefly said...

Great shot! Happy SWF!
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Sylvia K said...

It does indeed look serene and beautiful and, yes, thank you too for the reminder to stop and smell the roses, enjoy the beauty around us every day!

Babooshka said...

Joy is often found in the everyday, s true. Just so peaceful.

mrsnesbitt said...

Awesome!

Karen said...

Quiet moments are so precious!!

Lovely view. Looks so peaceful ... and shows the great recuperation powers of nature..

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

I enjoy the shot, very peaceful view
Happy skywatching

Photo Cache said...

Lovely pastoral scene. Very idyllic. Place to spend some quiet moments.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Guy D said...

Such a peaceful photo, excellent work.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

LV said...

We all need to do as you did. Stop and reflect on what is around us that we can be so thankful for.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love seeing land like this reaching forever! Beautiful photo!

Jeri said...

Wide open spaces, very peaceful!

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely landscape with a wonderful leaning fence.

CumuloNimbucile said...

your posts are always a sweet place to stop and rest ~ Maria

Sweet Repose said...

I have a hard time with the seasons down under, being from the Midwest, when we say winter...we mean WINTER...and you being from Canada, I'm sure you know what I mean!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying a bit of my Iowa sky.

sharon

Barbara said...

Very peaceful capture. Love the fence line. Barbara

Regina said...

Nice sky.
Regina

B SQUARED said...

It's always good to pause in a day if even for a brief moment.

indicaspecies said...

Thank you for reminding us there is much joy in ordinary moments. Happy SWF.

Suz Broughton said...

I love this. Very different than what you normally post.

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

We've been having lots of rain too, really almost every day. Result..., our lawn and everybody else's is so green! And that moment was worth the stop!

Arija said...

It is the little things in life that are the real milestones, they give us joy and pick us up from the mud, they quiet our minds and create peace in the soul. Good that you stopped to enjoy the wonky fence and let the green refresh you.

bowledover said...

It is truely a peaceful view you have shared with us thank you.

Ida said...

Beautiful moment and scenery.
Well worth to stop for.
Wise words here as well.
Lovely post. :)

Happy weekend! :)

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you pulled off. We're all the better for it!

Viola said...

Beautiful photo of the sky and the field! :)

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo!!

Naturegirl said...

Pulling off the highway of life to enjoy nature and all its beauty is so important. One may never have another chance. Enjoy your today!

Carolyn said...

Such a beautiful, peaceful and inviting photograph. I can "smell" the lush grasses. Thank you for sharing and hope you find some peaceful time for yourself Mandy.
Smiles and blessings

Viola said...

Beautiful sky above the beautiful field! Thanks for comments! :)

cottagewindow said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading yours. Your "Sky Watch" photographs are beautiful.

Michelle

Kimberlee said...

thanks for such a beautiful post, such a timely reminder xx

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oh this is a beautiful photo... and I love your quotes! Have a wonderful week. xo Heather

Relyn said...

I do love that leaning fence line. And your words.