Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quality Days




“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” Henry David Thoreau

Guess that makes artists of all the Sky Watch Friday fans showing of their view to the sky, always entertaining to see how something as simple as the sky we all share can provide so many different moods. Click to enlarge.





Often wildlife find their way into sky photos. When deciding on this photo thought I should check with a bird watcher for a name of the owl sitting on the end of the pier, someone would be sure to ask.

Was very funny when they told me that it was a very rare sighting in Australia of the black plastic owl decoy, designed to frighten off other birds from bothering fishermen pulling up at the end of the day. We don’t see them every day around these parts.


Making all your days a quality day is a challenge, there is so much to distract us. Working on my bucket list pages gives me a chance to think of what is important. This week’s addition is a simple little page with a big wish that ties up all that is important to me.


To spend a season on Martha’s Vineyard, Thanksgiving all the way through New Years tucked up with the family. Spending our time together at farmer’s markets, preserving yummy things, baking, and crafting special home made gifts for each other with lots of long walks on the beaches making extra special memories.
Jumbo clock stamp from Tattered Angels

33 comments:

Lize said...

Love your collages and beautiful pics. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Alissa said...

beautiful photo!

chandelier magic - beach house said...

Hi -
Love that photo - the sky really affects me all the time, I'm always saying "look at the sky" and I prefer the gray misty more than the blue sunny.

Marsha

Lost Aussie said...

Gorgeous photo Mandy!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a beautiful view and a lovely sky. I wish I was there.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, peaceful shot, Mandy! Such soft colors!

Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Great scene.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Photo Cache said...

bee you tee ful.

that thoreau is a wise man, isn't he?

Leah Fry said...

That's hilarious about the plastic owl. Lovely photo.

Erin said...

what a funny outcome to your owl id. beautiful capture...

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful scene. The beach sky and water look so inviting.

Evelyn Howard said...

slight pink under the clouds... georgous

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely gentle colours...glad the owl is on duty.

Maya said...

Just tonight we had the most amazing orange sky after a rather warm sunny day. I always find joy in the sky!

Maria said...

So serene to look at that beautiful view of water, sky and soft colored clouds ~
a lovely weekend to you,
Maria

Naturegirl said...

Mandy a peaceful photo.Love the quote so so true.

Anna said...

Very relaxing photo. Anna :)

Regina said...

Another great scene and sky.
Have a nice weekend.

deborah said...

Since moving out into the country, the sky has become an intricate part of our day. Sad at what we missed before the move!
Your picture is like a beautiful postcard.
We have one of those very rare owls too, he lives on our barn! lol! Thanks for the inspiring post! Deborah

theoldboathouse said...

How special to have captured this chap, cheers Katherine

Carletta said...

Lovely and serene!
Loved the owl - too funny. :)

diane said...

Nice peaceful scene. The owl is a hoot. (he he)

Miriam Elisabeth said...

This was beautiful!

meandering pearl said...

Adoring that quote! all we really have at the end of the day is what we give, & how we give it! Thank you for making the quality of my days filled with friendship!

loveliest wishes

Sue McGettigan said...

ROFL Mandy, the rare black crested plastique owl :) Love the sky photo!

Marie Antionette said...

LOL...That was very funny Pearl.A decoy owl,I need one of them to scare the cranes away from my Koi pond,but my hubby said they wouldn't work.
Your photos are very pretty Hon...XXOO Marie Antionette

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo, it looks very peaceful there and the clouds are beautiful. The owl decoy is very effective...

Sammy-J said...

Stunning photo!

Mark Kreider said...

I don't visit your blog very often, but when I do I'm always rewarded with a wealth of photos unseen by me. I also in the atmosphere you create, an atmosphere of beauty, quietude, creativity, peace and I pick up thankfulness as well. It has been well worth the occasional stop!

Dogwood said...

Beautiful photo. I wonder how many owls I have spotted thinking they were real and in reality they were plastic. Funny story. Thanks for sharing!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Beautiful photos. So funny about the owl... LOL!

Have a great day
Kitty

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Love that shining water! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sue McGettigan said...

Oh Mandy your Martha's Vineyard dream sounds great, hope you get to do it someday!