Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bonne Annee


"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-fruitful path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." Sir Winston Churchill

Try Sky Watch Friday for lots of views from all parts of the globe, my view is from a long walk along the river on a changeable day. And the bird - that was just pure luck.

And a recent Altered Book page on the theme of recycled Christmas wrapping.

Tattered Angels clock stamp and Forest Green Glimmer Mist.

47 comments:

dee dee said...

What a lovely photo! I'm always drawn to water and sky!
Dee Dee

Regina said...

Such a beautiful sky!

Happy weekend.

Regina

Carol said...

Gorgeous skywatch shot. I love the line of rocks leding in...

Maya said...

I just think of it as an ongoing journey... Beautiful.

Eve said...

What an inviting scene! I feel as though I should grab a good book and a beach chair!

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous capture! Love the rocks! A beautiful scene!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

clairz said...

Lovely photo, lovely words.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm vry fond of you ocean and sky shots! And I like the Chrurchill quote too!

Elisabeth said...

Lovely shot...really like the rock textures and composition.

Pacey said...

Refreshing! I do love the words of Churchill, go well with the photo. Happy weekend!

Eaglesbrother said...

Great shot.
the rocks in the forefront almost look like a painting.

Well Done.

Shannara said...

Nice picture. Looks good with the bird in top of it!

Rajesh said...

Very lovely snap.

Jane said...

Very nice sky, and nice perspective and the grass makes me long for soem greenery again. Thanks for sharing:)

hetty said...

Great capture! I really like the rocks and sky, and that bird is bonus. Churchill's quote is perfect too!

overtiredmum said...

Great CHOICE of picture and words!
Always good to have an accidental bird in a shot - it looks like it was keeping an eye on you!

xo

eden said...

Beautiful sky. Great shot!

Photo Cache said...

What a beautiful scene.

I have my post today over at my other blog:

http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

Müge said...

Very beautiful photo! Have a great weekend! :-)

Dave said...

Wow - it's SkyWatch Friday already! Love your photo PM - the gull gliding down the center of it all is perfect.
Cheers,
Dave

Light and Voices said...

You included in your image: shadows and light, great composition, and boulders in the foreground give my eyes a taste to look at the rest of the photo. Nice job!
Joyce, IL, USA

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful picture, - and the bird a wonderful capture. Also the text!

Tricia said...

Looks like a beautiful place! Lovely

The Good Life in Virginia said...

beautiful quote and beautiful sky in your world. have a fab weekend!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mandy: Really neat photo with the gull on wing.

Dining Delight said...

The quote goes perfectly with your pic! Lovely!

DD

J Bar said...

Good capture with the bird.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Japa said...

Impressive shot. Very good texture and composition. Liked the gist of how you lead the view from the rocks and unto the sea and sky.

Maria said...

This is so serene, Mandy~ ~ ~
I love the gentle flight over the rugged rocks~
It's very uplifting~
Maria

Ann said...

Pretty spot. Like the way you've got the bird into the shot.

Karine said...

Great Skywatch shot, I love the bird!!! I'm sorry it took me so long to get here, your blog post got buried under a mountain of blog updates from another blog I follow.

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture! I like the bird on it.

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Mandy, Ahh the bird what timing.. perfection, and the slope of the rocks.. I love it. You are very gifted, cheers Katherine

Splendid Little Stars said...

fantastic quote and a lovely photo!

Helena said...

Great shot! Walks along the river are my favorite way to spend time.

BK said...

Amazing shot! Love the seagull at the top. You can use the quote as you like. I hope more people can benefit from it too. :)

Vicki C said...

Oh .. it was SO enjoyable to get to spend some time catching up over here. I just have been so bad about checking out my friends blogs. Things need to slow down!lol
Your photos are so totally gorgous also. Boy I would change our weather for yours in a heartbeat!

Mrs Frizz said...

Gorgeous pic and love that page in your book ... very nice!!!

jojo-caramel said...

Thank you for your lovely comment ! Happy New Year ! Bonne Année !

I'm Sheila Atchley. said...

Thank you ever so much for your gracious visit to my blog! I have just discovered yours - I absolutely love altered books. I am hoping to find more of your posts like this one!

Blessings...

Anna said...

Wow the bird was a purple luck, you were lucky then, this is such a cool image. Thanks for sharing the quote, so inspirational. Happy New Year, Anna :)

Beach Vintage said...

What a nice way to come back to your blog. Lovely shot. Hope Minnie was nice. I had a wonderful time in Wooli. Hope you had a wonderful New Year. Look forward to seeing more of your blog in 2010.

Dawn Priestley said...

Your blog is very inspirational. Thanks for stopping by a while ago! Cheers...

Sue McGettigan said...

Great start to 2010 Mandy - Happy New Year!

Together We Save said...

Such a beautiful picture. How lucky you were to get the bird in the shot.

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Lovely photo! I especially like the water, the rocks, and the sea bird! :-)

Michelle Jackson said...

Gorgeous photos Mandy! I also love the Christmas collage-beautiful!