Monday, August 03, 2009

Spells of Wonder




“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Yves Cousteau

Bit like
Sky Watch Friday, get into the habit of stopping to notice what is going on up there and sure enough there seems to be so many pretty skies to enjoy.

And a little peek into a new altered book project we are working on.





52 comments:

Elise said...

brilliant ! I never get the chance to do Skywatch so it's lovely to share everyone else's pictures !

NicNacManiac said...

Lovely blog....love your altered everything and you pix are really pretty!! Thanks for stoppin by and I will let you know about any swaps happening!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

The Whispering Poppies said...

Hello Mandy,

Thank you for your kind words on my blog post today! I truly appreciate them! xo

Ms. Bake-it said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Love your pictures! The Cousteau quote is so very true for me.

Tracy

meandering pearl said...

magnificent! the quote & photo match to inspire wonder!

Martha said...

Beautiful pictures of the sky and sea.

thanks for stopping by.

Tracy said...

LOVE that view... breathtaking...*sigh*...Happy Days :o)

Natasha Burns said...

this is just GORGEOUS Mandy, I love it!

susan said...

I've always been a sky watcher--guess I'm looking for "over the rainbow" :) Your picture is beautiful. Thanks for dropping by!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Winter is beautiful in your part of Australia!

Lost Aussie said...

What a gorgeous picture. I always love peeking at your pics of 'home'

Relyn said...

You know how blessed you are with these views. Right? Amazing!

foto CHIP said...

Lovely mild colours and peaceful water - balm for the soul :)

Carletta said...

Love the soft serene look of this!
The Cousteau quote certainly holds true with me.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Deborah Godin said...

Such a calm, serene scene, good for a walk and a think.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Pretty, absolutely pretty!
~Michele~

Jane said...

Lovely calm evening shot, looks very warm too.

RuneE said...

A perfect fit between picture ans quotation.

bowledover said...

Hi and what a tranquil picture you have shown us. Thank you.
We watched most of Jacques Cousteau's programmes.
He too helped cast a spell for many people.

Vita Stunder said...

Brilliant shot!!
And lovley words :)

Have a great weekend!
Anna

Dagrun said...

I'm drawn to the sea as well. Beautiful picture, I love the way you have composed it.

Carolyn said...

How beautiful a photograph is this and how true a quote. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.
Blessings and smiles

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo.

To see Skies over the Marsh, Click here.

Come visit anytime,
Troy and Martha

Babooshka said...

Always like the hint of colour just on the horizon at this time. The meeting of day and night. Perfect quote again.

Carol said...

Beautiful shot...love the blush on the horizon...

James said...

I like this picture a lot, it really blends well.

Denise said...

Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely comment on my blog :-)I had fun doing the tablescape and I'm already thinking what I can do next week!

Susan at Stony River said...

I loooove the sea, and your photo is gorgeous! I'd love to go to the seaside just once this summer if we could, for the sight, the smell, the sound of it. Beautiful skywatching!

My word verification is "facker"... what a difference a vowel makes LOL

SandyCarlson said...

There are many friends in this net. Your picture shows why we want to be there!

Regina said...

Beautiful shot. Happy weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Oh yes I agree with Jacques!
Serene image! Thank you for your support. as always..aNNa xo

tales from an oc cottage said...

Soooooo pretty!

m ^..^

Tara R. said...

That is postcard perfect shot. So beautiful and serene.

J Bar said...

A relaxing scene.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Titania said...

Soft and silky, like a day on shimmering wings! Does it go does it come, is irrelevant; it is just beautiful.

Guy D said...

That is a simply gorgeous shot of the pier, awesome.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Arija said...

Sea and earth gntly drifting into nght...nice shot.

*Niina* said...

So totally beautiful and calm! I would love to sit there and just enjoy my time! Greetings from Sweden!

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Gorgeous photo! :-)

Dewdrop said...

You have such a love for the ocean... beautiful, as always!

Barb said...

I like the way the light is burnishing the grasses. The pink on the horizon - so inviting. Looks like a peaceful spot to relax.

bettyl said...

That's a wonderful photo! It's the perfect place for a dip!

Coy said...

Awesome beauty!

A waterfront sunrise/sunset can't be beat.

flyingstars said...

beautiful shot!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very tranquil scene. I had a peaceful water moment yesterday that left me quite content. It's important to have those moments.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot. Looks like the season is unfolding into wonderful scenic events.

Maria said...

So many of us enjoy your sky watch photos and you wonderful quotes that accompany them!
All the best, Maria

Melusine said...

Magnificent!

DEEPENDRA said...

gorgeous! simply awesome!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Pearl: What a neat photo for SWF.

Suz Broughton said...

Another beautiful shot from you. So relaxing.

Relyn said...

I am landlocked in the middle of America, but I love the ocean. So, this summer when we were in Oregon, I took about 5 minutes of video of the ocean. It's heavenly. Now, I watch it whenever I need a dose of ocean.