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Friday, December 31, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the post title and sign up to play with us!  Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas! Needless to say, I did! Such a wonderful visit -- at long last -- with my daughter! The weather hasn't been conducive to getting out to take photos, but I dug up a few! Hope you enjoy them!  Wishing you all a very wonderful, Happy New Year!!

Each moment of the year has its own beauty. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. ~ Horace Friess

Each season has its own wonder, it's own special place, and purpose in the pattern of creation. ~  Unknown

Some think
it's green envy,
rippling across,
in waves
of discontent,
across a few islands
of stability.

But to some,
its the ability
of two peaceful types,
to meet,
on these
floating supports,
and
balance
each other's thoughts,
as they talk,
about diving into the green,
and making their own waves,
urging the denizens
to live together,
and swim together
in peace.....

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at December 31, 2010 8:44 PM 

40 comments:

Sunny said...

Gotta love those ducks!
A very Happy New Year to you and yours :)
☼ Sunny

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Happy Happy New Year 2011! We are already on 1-1-11!

George said...

These are wonderful reflections. I think each picture was better than the previous one.
I hope you have a very happy and healthy new year.

joo said...

Thank you for your beautiful posts, for your lovely words and so precious visit!
Let me wish you beautiful, prosperous and happy New Year!!!!!!!
Hugs
Joo

Malyss said...

I love your double ducks! :)
happy New Year, dear Sylvia, Lot of love and joy for this era coming!

Gattina said...

The sky is almost unreal ! I love the young couple watching the water, how cute !

Louis la Vache said...

As always, Sylvia, you find such nice images to post.

All best wishes to you this new year!
«Louis» thanks you for all your visits, comments, support and encouragement.

Carolyn Ford said...

oh, the little birds are SO precious! I LOVE this photo! Happy New Year to you, Sylvia! I wish you and yours the best New Year yet! Stay safe!

Becky Chalet said...

Lovely colored crystal with the ducks. Happy New Year Sylvia.

lizziviggi said...

Oh, I love them all! The sunset is stunning, the lacy shadows are delicate and beautiful, and the ducks-- so cute! I'm wondering what kind of conversation they're having. "Do I look fat in these feathers?" ;-)

Happy New Year!

Inger-M said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the two ducks on the log!
Happy new year :-)

Mama Zen said...

I love the ducks!

EG Wow said...

Very lovely reflections for ending 2010! All the best in 2011, Sylvia!

Shirley said...

"All seasons are beautiful to the person who carries happiness with them". A terrific quote! Lovely reflections Sylvia! Happy New Year!

maiaT said...

Beautiful shots, gorgeous reflection in the duck photo.
I wish you and yours all beautiful things in the world for 2011.
Happy New Year!

Pietro said...

Really wonderful reflections, Sylvia! I find the first quote (by Ralph Waldo Emerson) so true.
About 2 hours and 16 minutes to the new year: I wish you a Serene and Joyful 2011!

James said...

Three excellent shots! The middle one really grabs me because of it'd simple beauty.

Happy New Year!

jeannette said...

I love lace, so the second is my favorite reflection! Have a Happy New Year, Sylvia!

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful photographs.Happy New Year to you.

Tracy said...

Sylvia,
I love the lace shadow photo...simply beautiful!

Happy New Year to you and many blessings in 2011!

Arija said...

A new Year has begun and you have such wonderful reflections.

Mine are just as beautiful but tinged with sadness. We not only saw the old year out yesterday but also said goodbye to my beloved 21 year old Millie cat who adopted me many years ago and gave us great joy.

All things pass with time and we all have to accept that.

Love and Blessings . . . Arija

lotusleaf said...

The lace shadow picture is beautiful. Wish you a very happy 2011!

Kay L. Davies said...

Love your reflections, Sylvia, but my favorite has to be the duck butts!!
Happy 2011.
-- K

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

Jan said...

These are all great, I love those ducks. May you have a wonderful New Year.

Ugich Konitari said...

The "last" thought

Some think
it's green envy,
rippling across,
in waves
of discontent,
across a few islands
of stability.

But to some,
its the ability
of two peaceful types,
to meet,
on these
floating supports,
and
balance
each other's thoughts,
as they talk,
about diving into the green,
and making their own waves,
urging the denizens
to live together,
and swim together
in peace.....

Martha Z said...

I am glad I did not come too early, I would have missed these perfect words from Ugich Konitari. They are a wonderful gift to add to your lovely shots.

Kay said...

I love the lace shadows, too.

I think I've finally got myself almost in order and I'm ready for the New Year! Thank you for being such a sweet friend, even when I'm going crazy, Sylvia. Have a wonderful New Year!

Greyscale Territory said...

Each photo is beautiful and love the quotes you have chosen! But my favourite is that last one of the two ducks and the delightful poem attached. Life with another is all about balance and sharing!

A very Happy New Year to you! And thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my blog! I so appreciate it!

Boonie S said...

Great photos!
Me and Mrs S might give this reflection thing a go ourselves. You make it look like fun.

Happy New Year to you, Boonie

Marinela Reka said...

Great post Sylvia.. so beautiful photos and lovely write, enjoyed them!
Happy new year!

Marinela x
Short Poems

Team G Square said...

happy new year ,great photos to begin the new year ...........

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

Thanks for 2010! Hope you will have a rich and photogenic new year - 2011!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Happy New Year Sylvia!!

Great new Header for the New Year.

I love all the pics. The one with the shadows on the fabric is my favorite.

Meri said...

The lace shadows are marvelous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always love your reflections -- the lacy filligree one is amazing! You have such a great eye Sylvia. Happy New Year. (I'm catching up now that we're back to a routine after the Holidays -- hate to miss your daily posts, but on the other hand it is a real pleasure to get a big bite of them all at once.)

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