Thursday, August 25, 2011

Optimism

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic and we’ll change the world."  Jack Layton  
 
A great quote from a Canadian politician who beleived we all have the power to make a difference.
Click the link to Sky Watch Friday to see what bloggers from all over the world have found in their sky to share this week. Updated to confirm the bird is a Cormorant or yes in deed a shag on a rock.
Adding a link to our post on the Tattered Angels site with lots of tutorials about colour and paint techniques.  Another favorite company is Ruby Rock-It by a great little Aussie company Fynmark.
They will have a design team call in the USA shortly and well worth having a look at, there is a fair bit of me in both their galleries. One of my favorite design teams is the gang at Helmar Adhesives, lots of fun and creative ideas on what you can do with glue. This is my contribution to their sketch challenge for September.

 

46 comments:

Pam said...

A beautiful way to start the day.. the quote is oh so true.
Thanks for sharing the beauty of both, Mandy.
Hugs
Pam

beachcomber said...

i love the quote and your lovely photo!
x

Sylvia K said...

A gorgeous way to begin the day it is! And what a wonderful, true quote! Fantastic photo for the day, Mandy! Happy SWF! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Steffi said...

What a wonderful photo,Mandy!And I love your quote!Have a great weekend!

EG Wow said...

Thank you for remembering Jack, Mandy. He was a great man and a terrible loss to Canada!

Your photo is perfect, as Jack was a bright light on Parliament Hill.

vincibene said...

Wonderful shot, so soft colors!

Ms. Becky said...

I've never heard of that politician, but I sure do like what he had to say. thanks for sharing. and your sky shot is splendid. happy day to you.

Eaglesbrother said...

What a great shot of the end of a day...very relaxing

Liza said...

Beautiful shot! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Gary said...

Great sky, and great quote from Jack who we will all miss. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rajesh said...

Terrific shot.

murmurations said...

Gorgeous!

Carver said...

Great quote and a stunning sky.

Missusg said...

a really sad time in Canadian history...

nonizamboni said...

Layton was correct and your lovely photo really illustrates his point. Very contemplative! thanks for sharing

chubskulit said...

Love the words of wisdom.

Beautiful shot too!

<a href="http://www.mycountryroads.com/2011/08/lion-or-pig.htmlMy Skywatch</a>, have a great weekend ahead!

Karine said...

I'm sure that Jack would fully aprove of the photo you posted with his quote. Thank you from a Canadian for putting his quote on your blog :)

Cecilia Artista said...

Like the quote very much! A wise man!

Your photos are very beautiful!

LauraX said...

so beautiful and serene Mandy:-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Such a beautiful photo, and I love Jack's final words.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on. I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

whatandysees said...

Well you sure made a difference with this shot!.... what a stunner, thank you for sharing your view (and views)...:)

Kathiesbirds said...

Love the soft lighting in this!

Judy said...

I love the delicate colours, the path streaming from the sun, and that cormorant on the rock!!

Al said...

Beautiful photo, and the words are nice. But it's going to take more than hope to change the world, it's going to take action, at all levels.

Ann said...

Is that a shag? I saw many on the Gold Coast.

D Herrod said...

Beautiful.

Kim, USA said...

I agree and love the quotes. Nothing could be wrong when we give love and hope for the best. ^_^ Happy Friday!
SWF

Emille said...

What a beautiful sunset with such expressive mood:)

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shot as a lovely tribute to Layton.

Hildred and Charles said...

Perfect serenity.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely scene.

Padharo Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Tag Line !! Loved the post !!

Padharo Rajasthan

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice photo and a great quote in your post.

Regards!

Jackie said...

Love the hazy sun and the lone bird perched on the rock, a tranquil scene to fit the quote.

Tiff said...

Gorgeous words and stunning picture! X

Tracy said...

This beautiful image, this beautiful moment really tugs at my heartstrings...*swoon*... Happy Day, Mandy ((HUGS))

forgetmenot said...

Mandy, What a lovely sunset. The quote is so "positive" --good words to live by. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Tammie Lee said...

lovely message and photograph!

Light and Voices said...

Adore the quote and the image is excellent.
Joyce M

Dhemz said...

oh, wow! such a beauty....:)

thanks for dropping by @ explorerminded.com

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wow, I love this image and your words are powerful too~

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shot! And, I love the quote.

theoldboathouse said...

Beautiful shot as always Mandy! The quote is perfect...you know optimistic people live longer..xxx Katherine

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a great quote and so very true. Beautiful photo, it makes me want to drive over to the coast right now.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Very wise words and what a beautiful picture! Great capture and composition :)