Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Optimism & Hope

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

The weather has been a little wild the last few weeks as you can see from the little tree being blown about and a real treat to see this little patch of sunshine sneaking up on the horizon.
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Click on the Sky Watch Friday link to see what bloggers from all over the world have found in their sky to share with us this week.
Posted a batch of colourful new projects over on the Tattered Angels site this week using their new season green apple and dragonfly.

35 comments:

Marie (aka Mazz) said...

wow Mandy! the quote is SO SO true! and here's another friends blog link -just for you !
http://mayflaum.com/2010/10/11/go-forth-with-confidence/
I will also share the quote with her - weather forecast in BrisVegas is for warm & sunny weekend yay xx

melissasamuels said...

Sooo beautiful!! What a great picture. TFS!
And, thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. I'm your newest follower :)

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Mandy, Yes I can feel that wind in your pic. I do love the quote I am a big believer in the idea of hope and optimism, cheers Katherine

Flotsam Friends said...

She was so, so right. It's just the confidence thing I lack! Great shot. I too can feel that breeze going straight through me. Pxxx

Rajesh said...

Superb view of the sky. It does look stormy.

Martha Z said...

I enjoy stormy weather, I don't mind wind as long as there are clouds and rain. It is endless wind with no interesting weather that I don't care for.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot. I love the hint of blue peaking in.

EG Wow said...

The tree does appear to be being bullied by the wind. Hope your days are calmer soon!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous capture, Mandy! I love the stormy skies, too! And you can feel the wind! Terrific! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Tricia said...

Oh what a beauty!

Gramma Ann said...

Oh, the sky looks very moody with that dark cloud, how nice to see the sun and the piece of blue sky peeking through.

Kim, USA said...

Love your shot. And it seems there is a hole in the middle. Happy Friday!
Sky Reflection

ewok1993 said...

was breezy when you captured this. the little tree is swaying mightily.

have a lovely week.

eden said...

Mandy, this is beautiful. Great shot. Have a great weekend.

Kay L. Davies said...

I just admire Helen Keller SO much.
Love your photo with its little patch of blue sky, too.

Kay, Alberta

Laura said...

lovely skies Mandy! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

caughtbymycamera said...

Interesting sky. There are more of those ahead.

Tammie Lee said...

that is a lovely patch of blue, I would have noticed it too. wonderful stormy image.

Kcalpesh said...

Hey this is a perfect postcard capture... :-)

Pixellicious Photos

jojo-caramel said...

I agree with Helen Keller! A optimist wink with the little blue hole in the sky :-) Have a good weekend!

Ann said...

poor tree, please fairy god mother, make me a giant tree.

My hursband was in melbourne, and he saw a lot of tree planting.

Ash said...

Very nice!

~Etoile~ said...

woww what a beautiful picture, the sky is really amazing.

Diana (Di) said...

That little patch of blue brings hope. ;)

hip-chick said...

Well, the skies here in N.H. today don't even have a bit of that sunshine. Perhaps later this afternoon or tomorrow depending on which station you are listening to.

Maria said...

oooo I like that little window in the sky!
Yes, here too, Mandy, the weather changed overnight to chilly and rainy...a cup of tea is on ♥
*Happy weekend*
*Maria

SandyCarlson said...

Mandy, this is a beautiful image. Thank goodness for that tenacious sunshine!

Splendid Little Stars said...

very atmospheric! The blue peeking through IS very optimistic!

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Love your quotes and sky photo! It's getting colder and the evening darkness is coming sooner, but I just love the fall in New York.

Pearl said...

love your accompanying quote with your sky photo too, Mandy !!trust you had a fabulous weekend !;)

Anna said...

In other words, you photographed wind in action. Still, the image is really cool, and I always enjoy your quotes. Anna :)

MinnieRunner said...

It reminds me of the weather today. I hope typhoon Juan won't do any harm in our country.

Christina said...

a beautiful opening in the clouds. love it!
xo

Jenny said...

Wow. I love how the quote matched this picture so perfectly.

What a wonderful capture...both of my imagination with your words and my heart with your vision.

Rose Brier Studio said...

whoa, amazing sky. Your photos are so lovely!
~Marilee