Friday, November 06, 2009

Ordinary Miracles


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein

Enjoying beautiful days on the river are something short of a miracle complete with a unexpected surprise of skydivers.


Click on to Sky Watch Friday to enjoy all kinds of beautiful views from all over the world.



Nice surprises include happy mail, this week from Nic Howard in NZ who even added a jumbo block of Cadbury, perfect fuel for creative projects.

The package was topped off with a pretty collection of chipboard shapes from
Dusty Attic (au) fabulous collection I am looking forward to putting to work very soon.

Thank you Nic for introducing us to Dusty Attic - they look like fun.

45 comments:

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Wonderful scenery..., and I spotted some awesome driftwood pieces there!

Crystal Brothers said...

Great pics and what a neat concept! Thanks for sharing. Love the quote too, so true.

Guy D said...

Fantastic photos Mandy, the second one is my favourite.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Lene said...

Longing for the summer. I even can see a parachute jumper. One of my very best friends is a Norwegian champion in parachute jumping, so both your pictures give me really good feelings :)

Sylvia K said...

Lovely skies and BLUE ones!! Love the driftwood on the beach and the hang glider in the last shot! Super shots, Mandy!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Elisabeth said...

Nice captures. I like the second one best also.

Eaglesbrother said...

Always pays to have the camera handy..especialy when it starts "Raing Men" from the skies..lol

Very beautiful clouds formations in your photographs.

Eaglesbrother

Artlover said...

Hello PM!
Gret pics of nice wievs.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.

Karen said...

Very cool !! You caught a sky diver in that last one !

Great shots...

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely contrast in that second shot.

Dewdrop said...

Nice of him/her to drop in. I love that quote by Einstein. He truly was a genius.

Gorgeous shots!

Carletta's Captures said...

Beautiful expanse of sky!
Great to catch the glider! They had a wonderful view!

Amanda said...

wow I love the clouds in the second photograph...looks a little like popcorn. I love the wood in the sand in the first photo too. Great shots! Happy SkyWatch =)

Di said...

Hi Mandy,

Thank you for your kind comment on Skywatch, and thus an introduction to your blog. Beautiful photos!

Grace Olsson said...

Dear,all kind sky is magic. And the your shbot..shows to us the magic of the infinite.
Have a nice weekend
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Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely sunny days... Nice photos - great clouds.

Have a nice weekend

Lorac said...

Love the second pic with the parachutist! Also that beach looks warm... hmmm.. so nice!

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Mandy, There is something almost magical when you see skydivers. Maybe its the risk thing but it always makes me feel excited. Have a lovely week, cheers Katherine

Carol said...

Great hots...with beautiful skies..I love the first with the driftwood...

VioletSky said...

at first I was attracted by that almost empty beach, then I spotted that glider drifting into the clouds - great capture!

rhoen said...

lovely shots you got here...especially that of the driftwood!
happy weekend and happy skywatching!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mandy: The first beach scene with the driftwood is great.

Hildred and Charles said...

Great pictures - what a lovely place to be.

Karine said...

Lovely shots, I always find clouds fascinating :o)

Marites said...

Those are really interesting driftwood pieces! I really like those cloud formations and just love Einstein's quote.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

happydays525 said...

your photos are always so beautiful, thanks for sharing them!

Sue McGettigan said...

Good looking skies Mandy, I like the idea of the skydivers floating about :)

Arija said...

Ols Al had a good point there. I belong to the second half of his equasion.
Lovely skies and beach to enjoy.

heartnsoulcooking said...

LOVELY!!! photos. The one with the driftwood on the beach is AWESOME!!! I live in NEW MEXICO, no beaches here. THANKS!!! for sharing.
Geri

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love giant pieces of driftwood and beautiful beaches like this.
What a great way to spend the day!

P-TER said...

Wonderful skies ! ! !
Great pictures!
Gr.
P-TER

magiceye said...

BRILLIANT CAPTURES!

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

Naturegirl said...

Mandy your images are wonderful!
It would nice to sit on the shore of a sandy beach..yes everything in nature to me is a miracle!
Enjoy your quiet days observing beauty!

Tammie Lee said...

Both of your photos are wonderful, bright and lively.

Japa said...

Awesome sky shots. Need no words, indeed!!

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Dogwood said...

Beautiful. Love your photos. You have a good eye for finding beauty in nature. Thanks.

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Splendid Little Stars said...

fabulous! How cool to have captured skydivers!

Anna said...

Mandy these are beautiful, and yet beautiful quote. Goes so well, and thanks for the inspiration. Anna :)

meandering pearl said...

miracles all around! oh i do love altered books, but am hopeless at them...a couple of times ive gone into that second hand bookstore on (elizebeth?) st & got some old books but the layers always end up looking rigid so i give the books to my youngest brother & sister who love to do it. that link i posted to karens whimsy, was my first peek into blogging about 18 months ago, so it seems special! hope you're having lovely days :)

Gwendolyn said...

What a beautiful sky. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

Powell River Books said...

I love the beach scene with the driftwood. We have lots up here in Coastal BC, runaway logs from booms heading to the mill. I invite you to come see my contribution, a solar halo. - Margy