Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simple Pleasures

"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sky Watch Friday was started by sweet idea from Dot 3 years ago, with the simple concept of appreciating the view up in the sky.  It can be an entertaining show, always something different and best of all free to all. Collecting hundreds of friends along the way Sky Watch continues to grow and sure makes my week. Thank you to our kind hosts and bloggers who participate every week.
Another weekly visit & birthday is Christina’s Soul Aperture where she too celebrates the simple joys in life.  Have a great weekend everyone and remember it is a crazy old world out there sometimes, all the more reason to celebrate all that is simply good.
For me, simple pleasures include art journals using colourful glimmer mists for glittering accents and trims. This one is part of a challenge going on at Gall Creative &  Scrapping Outback, with lots or prizes to win over there this week.   

40 comments:

Maria said...

Good morning Mandy!
Oh you have a "creamsicle" sunset too!

Your quotes for this week's Sky Watch are wonderful!

The Laura Ingalls Wilder quote is similar to the one of Robert Brault:

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

I also love what you wrote about Sky Watch... it's really a great way to let people know what Sky Watch is all about!
Do you mind if I quote you?
~Maria
ps. Thank you for getting back to me about the weather down under. I think of winter there this time of year... {a Robert Frost winter!}
40 degrees at night is perfect for me!

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely, peaceful skies! Wonderful capture for the day, Mandy! And I love the quote! And thanks for the birthday wishes for Sky Watch! I believe that it's a wonderful way for people all over the world to share the beauty of their skies! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Beautiful sky and capture!
Great words Mandy.

Happy SkyWatch Friday!

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Carol said...

Great shot! And wonderful quote to go with it. I also like what you wrote about skywatch. I started blogging to participate in Skywatch.

Rob Inukshuk said...

A beautiful scene bathed in gentle light and calming colours.

Rajesh said...

Spectacular view. The colors, reflections are just perfect.

Titania said...

Dear Mandy, a walk on the beach to watch the sunrise, is one of the pleasures. Happy SWF.

overtiredmum said...

rippled water and rippled sky - lovely

Anna said...

That is one beautiful sky watch landscape photo. Thanks for sharing, and inspiring. Anna :)

Arija said...

How very calming the sky reflections are in the water!

Happy SkyWatch Birthday.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely capture, - the line of the horizon creates such a beautiful contrast to sky and water.

Karine said...

What a stunning shot and I love the caption too!

Mine will be up a bit later when I get home from work, I hope you'll stop by :o)

EG Wow said...

Great quote, Mandy! And perfect for this lovely photo.

Photo Cache said...

Happy new template.

Lovely image.

caughtbymycamera said...

Amazing picture.

eden said...

Great shot and lovely quote. Love it.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post!

Kcalpesh said...

Mesmerizing view. That's a perfect postcard capture ....

Pixellicious Photos

J Bar said...

Marvellous.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Eaglesbrother said...

Great Sky watch shot...and the water reflections just enhance it..well done !!

Malin said...

Beautiful. Cool clouds.
http://malinks.blogg.se/2010/july/skywatch-friday-52.html

Alison said...

Mandy beautiful seaside sky
Alison

simpledaisy said...

What a gorgeous sky!!!
I think it's so great to take a little moment out of the day to appreciat the sky:)

Mama Zen said...

That. Is. Gorgeous.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful sky! thanks for your thoughtful words.

Cheerific said...

Oh this makes me miss being near the water. Great shot!

SE'LAH... said...

beautiful scene, here.
thanks so much for joining us.

one love.

Ann said...

Nice blue sky with the clouds blowing.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Extremely beautiful shot. Enjoyed it.

Beach Vintage said...

We have been having some beautiful winter calm sunsets of late here in Australia. This one looks just like it!

meandering pearl said...

so special!!! & i need to send you an email with my new addy as soon as i have a spare minute!!! lots & lots of loveliest thoughts

Flotsam Friends said...

Hi Mandy,
Thanks so much for dropping in on my blog! Love that shot of the sky and thanks as I didn't know about that site. I too agree, I enjoy watching the sky which really interested me while I was on holidays. Winter sky/clouds are very unusual. I captured a lot on my camera. It's also having the time to stop and smell the roses and "look up". Kindest, Prux

Christina said...

how lovely my friend. and look at that sunset.
deep sigh.
xo

Suz Broughton said...

So pretty!

Natasha Burns said...

beautiful view!
love the pages you did - i really should try that glimmer mist, it looks great :)

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Beautiful journal layout! I love the large, detailed dragonfly in the background. So cool! :-)

Siromade said...

Nice quotes for a beautiful sky photo. Have a nice weekend.

Storybook Woods said...

So pretty Mandy, love the pansies !! Clarice

Relyn said...

Oh, Mandy. I love your list. And I really, really love your journal pages. They inspire me and make me happy. What a talent you have.