Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Good Things

"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are"  Marianne Williamson
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Happy Sky Watch Friday from our blustery beach.  Winter had tossed lots of big debris above the high tide line. Torn branches on this old tree confirm it has seen a few storms in its day but still holding fast on a pretty little point of sand.  Click the link see what bloggers from all over have found on their horizon to share with us this week.
This week's creative project is a good example of making the best of things, paint runs, ink smudges and colors that would not blend are all a bit of Wabi-Sabi perfect for ATCs.

28 comments:

Tracy said...

That is an amazing quote... so true too! Just love the gentle beauty of this image too, Mandy... those soft colored ribbons in the sky make the heart sing! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Karine said...

I love the quote and that defiant old tree :o)

ladyfi said...

Such a lovely pic - it looks like the calm after the storm.

Liza said...

This is awesome. Wonderful words.
Happy sky watching.

Liz @ ASL
Liz @ MCN

Rajesh said...

That old tree against the colorful sky looks fantastic.

Steffi said...

What an amazing quote,Mandy and really true.Your photo is perfect for SWF!I love beaches!Have a nice weekend!

Gary said...

Great beach shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful quote -- she's one of my favorites! And such a gorgeous capture, Many! Lovely colors and what a great old tree! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Karen said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous sky, and that beautiful wave is awesome!

Ebie said...

The framing of this landscape is pretty!

The branches though bare are shouting with joy! Nice colors!

Arija said...

How lovely Mandy, I would so like to go fossicking on your beach . . .

chubskulit said...

This is gorgeous!

Skywatch at my page. Have a nice weekend.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a super photo, and the quote is just perfect,

Gill in Canada

Red Nomad OZ said...

FAAAABULOUS colours - and great quote! Killer combination as usual!

From The Heart said...

This image is beautiful, and so are the words.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Blessings,
Shirley

Jackie said...

Poor battered old tree, it is sad to see them get torn up by the storms, but it's hanging in there.

Beautiful photo of defiance in the face of adversity.

Jeannelle said...

Nice shot! I like the subtle pink color. Happy skywatching!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice composition.

Regards and best wishes

Stasha said...

This is a very serene shot, full of hope. Love the colors.

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely
words and photo~

Kim, USA said...

I so agree. This words is uplifting. Thanks for sharing.

SWF

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that is wonderful. Wow!

Barb said...

The tree looks steadfast - that pale pink sunset frames it nicely

forgetmenot said...

Lovely-that pink in the sky is so soft and calming. Such a good quote too-I may "borrow" it to put on FB. I try to post a quote everyday or two. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

The PostMan said...

what an appropriate quote accompanied with a phenominal pic.

Thank you for sharing.

The PostMan
http://postcardsinthewind.blogspot.com/

Jojo Caramel said...

I like this photo very much!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photo, and a perfect quotation. How many people refuse to recognize good because they want to complain about how bad things are?
A great post this week, indeed.

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

Linda Manning Findley said...

Love this ATC .... so much going on I just keep looking and looking ... Linda F