Thursday, July 02, 2009

Peaceful Weekend


“Nobody can bring you peace, but yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though this late evening view of the bay on a cool winter’s evening with a fisherman trying for one last catch and the ferry making the last trip before nightfall was pretty close to finding peace and quiet.


We have been having some particularly pretty coloured skies full of pastel pinks and blues resulting from dust storms blowing in from the bush.

Sky Watch Friday has hundreds of bloggers from all over sharing their view of the sky in all kinds of different moods.










Anne who has beautiful photo and other crafts blogs has gifted me the Lemonade Stand award for blogs with Great Attitude and Gratitude in celebrating all that is good in life and I do like that old saying about turning life’s lemons in to lemonade. This week gallons of lemonade could be possible with the lemons we had to choose from but hoping that more sunshine is on the way soon.

One of the things that helps me keep balanced are like minded blogging friends who focus on the possibilities and these are a few I am grateful for finding.
  • Jill with the Bittersweet Speciality Soaps and Calico Petals darling designs and crafts.
  • Louise celebrating unique handicrafts from the beaches of Cape Cod
  • Linda a creative altered artist
  • Noell who’s Paperclipping blog provides easy to understand explanations to all kinds of design concepts that take creativity that one step further
  • Sarah with Beach Cottage shabby chic beach d├ęcor on a thrift store budget
  • Kimberlee another office worker shuffling through the grey suit world to find the most delightful little rays of sunshine with her Brown Button blog

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Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Love the lone fisherman who has waded in up to his waist! :-)

Erin said...

a very happy thursday mandy.
love the lighting behind the pinkish clouds...beautiful and heavenly.
have a wonderful weekend.

Kathiesbirds said...

A lovely and peaceful scene. I found the ship when I enlarged the photo. Very clever.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous capture! Lovely colors! Happy SWF!

Ebie said...

Great scenic view. Lovely composition.

the foto fanatic said...

Lovely pastels

Rune said...

Great skywatch shot :) Happy SWF

Esther Garvi said...

I love the pink sunsets! Soothing moments!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Is that the view from where you live? It is lovely. I had forgotten that you are at the other side of the seasons now.

Babooshka said...

Beautifully captured image. The subtle pink reminds me of early Impressionism which I'm a real fan of.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I really like the mood of this one..I like this time at dusk...hard to get the shot perfect like this...Wonderful shot. Have a great weekend. Happy Sky Watching.

Calm Energy said...

Wonderful picture of the lone fisherman...on pastel waters.
~Maria

B SQUARED said...

As a followup to Emerson, happiness is within. Really like your post this week.

Lori said...

that is so pretty...i like how the clouds are topped with a whisper of pink...very lovely!!!

Ann said...

Very pretty. Shame to think that its caused by lost topsoil due to drought.

Regina said...

Hi, Its beautiful. Nice post.

Titania said...

A very peaceful and beautiful evening shot...good night day says the sinking sun and displays its sweetest colours.
Thank you for your visit and comment, Mandy, I appreciate it.

Arija said...

It truly is a peaceful scene. I would not mind trying for one last fish as well.

Dewdrop said...

I find my peace in the Lord.

This is an astoundingly beautiful and serene capture. Truly lovely.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo!!
Happy SWF!!

David Zen-Kennedy said...

I love that time of evening. . . just before all the lights go out. . . and you've captured a wonderful scene. Last week's photograph was great as well. Thanks for saying what was giving the color to the sky - the dust storms. I was wondering what made those amazing shades. What a peaceful scene. I could almost fall into it.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beautiful, refreshing view. God bles.

Natasha Burns said...

oh that it SO SO SO pretty. Loving the pink in there :)

Maya said...

Resulting from dust storms..., now that is interesting.

Jenn Jilks said...

Something about summer sunsets...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Beautiful...and a great quote, too!

meandering pearl said...

& the fisherman knows all about that!!! out there enjoying the peaceful reverberations of the atmosphere...how lovely!!!

hope your having a wooonderful week! kind wishes

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful pic...in fact any of these that you've taken would be worthy of framing. Dreamy...sigh...

Beach Vintage said...

Another happy Friday.

Meikoningin said...

Love your sky pictures, they are fab :D

sarah said...

you are good you should really frame that

S

Jill said...

You are so very sweet for mentioning my little company on your blog.
Thank you Mandy..

Jill xoo

abeachcottage said...

wow thanks

this is a great pic, the pink clouds...so peaceful

errm yeah the lemons and lemonade thing, I guess that's a good mantra for about all in my life

S