Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Moments


“The moments of happiness we enjoy most usually take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but they seize us.” Ashley Montagu

Sat waiting for the sun to slip over the horizon to capture a pretty photograph and the second
after I clicked – just past that marker buoy – a dolphin leapt out of water. You never know when nature is going to surprise you with those little added extras.




Thank you to all that who asked about the little strawberry box on show at the Ekka.

Everyone enjoyed the fresh and creative use of paper. Using the Rapt In Paper box kit made construction pretty quick and left me to play with the design.

46 comments:

Maya said...

I'd call that a very special added extra, and I'm sure you enjoyed it just the same -although "un-captured".

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely...and I am sure the dolphin moment was special.

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. What a beautiful sky photo you have posted to share with us
Alison

jojo-caramel said...

Ooh lovely sunset, dolphin... it makes me dreaming !

meandering pearl said...

oh its beautiful!!! i saw 2 dolphin in the Brisbane river once :) hope you're having a week full of more surprizes like that!!!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I was on a camping vacation this week and I thought about you each evening because this is the first place I ever saw the meme "Sky Watch Friday". I hope I'll be able to take part soon!
Evelyn in Montreal

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Beautiful photo! That would be my luck, too ... I'd get to see the dolphin, but miss the photo op! :-)

Shirley Fyfe said...

That is such a beautiful photo Mandy as too are many of the others you have shared since I last stopped by to say hello. I've enjoyed catching up on your blog and now that my blog is all up to date too now, I'm looking forward to re-connecting with all my blogging friends!

Shermin said...

A beautiful, special photograph :)

Paula said...

Hi Mandy, thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment.

Lovely photo there and I really like the idea of Skywatch Friday. I seem to be always taking pictures of the sky...

Sara G said...

VERY COOL photo. I bet the dolphin just made your day!!
Take care and Happy SWF!!

Deborah Godin said...

I like knowing that there's a dolphin, unseen, in that spot...what a lovely capture!

Texas Travelers said...

Great shot and special moment.
good choice for swf.

Come visit 'Prairie Barrens' under a hot sky, Click here.
Troy and Martha

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shot, gorgeous colors and beautiful words to match. Doesn't get any better than that!

Cheers!
Sylvia

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful shot! :)

Photo Cache said...

You had a lovely time of watchng the sun set and a bonus of a dolphin show. How cool is that?

Have a great weekend.

Martha Z said...

Isn't it delightful, sitting on the beach waiting for the sunset shot. Wort the wait but the wait is a journey in itself.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

The dolphin would have only added to an already lovely shot.

Will said...

Beautiful...and I am sure that the dolphin was a rather special moment. Nice group of sky photos here.

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Your photgraphs are beautiful, loved your postcards too!
Dawn

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks for the visit and nice comments. I can tell you understand the small things that make a difference in a good and great photograph or at least a memorable one.
Troy

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a fabulous "value added!" It's a good lesson to always be prepared for a possible opportunity. ;-)

Regina said...

Another nice and soft sky.

J Bar said...

Beautiful sunset.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carol said...

Great photo! This shot was well worth waiting for. The blush on the horizon is reflected beautifully....

Mog said...

thats is so nice, so, I want to be there!

Christina said...

So lovely! I can feel the fresh air.
xo

Dimple said...

I know what you mean about the extras! I think they must be just for our personal pleasure, instead of to share...either that or we're being taunted!!

Ann said...

It would have been wonderful to see that dolphin. Lovely sunset.

quilly said...

What a wonderful color this sunset gifted you with. Thank you for sharing!

Arija said...

How lovely for you to get such a bonus, I once had a pod of dolpins play aroud me on the end of the Streaky bay jetty just ater dark. One of the biggest nature thrills I have experienced, they performed just for me as I whistled Mozart to them.

A lovely picture and well worth waiting for.

Eric said...

Hi there,

Me again on your blog, love your entry for this weeks SWF. Well composed and lovely colors.

Greetings from NL

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi Pearl !! This is so a beautiful shot !! Loved the location..Unseen Rajasthan

Jennie said...

Your Altered Art projects are beautiful. I like the bird themes pieces the best. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Bill said...

We'll be fine with what you provided ... no dolphin required! So nice that it happened ... just for you.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. It was greatly appreciated.

Bill

Dana and Daisy said...

what a joy it must have been to see the dolphin, He must have been camera shy!

Maria Killam said...

Beautiful photo! Thanks for visiting my blog!

rochambeau said...

Beautiful photo and nice box too Pearl Maple~
Have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of "dolphin" like surprises!
Constance

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful photograph! How lucky you were to see a dolphin first thing in the morning!

SandyCarlson said...

That was a great surprise at the end of the day!

sealaura said...

i love this beautiful and tranquil shot. I can definitely feel how you were getting the last few minutes of a wonderful day. :)

Relyn said...

I've said it before. How blessed you are in where you live.

santamaker said...

Great photos. As I get older I truly have learned to appreciate nature so much more. Sunsets and beaches...can't get much better than that.

cindy said...

Hey gurl, long time no see! Love that little strawberry box...how sweet is that?

-c
yapping cat

Natasha Burns said...

Oh wow imagine capturing that dolphin in a photo, what are the chances?!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I love, love, love the box !!!! Clarice