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Friday, January 7, 2011

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! And the new year is underway! And our weather is back to gray and grumpy, but I dug up a few from the mundane to the breathtaking! Hope you all have a lovely weekend with lots of love and laughter

There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. 
~James Thurber

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.  
~Edith Wharton

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.  
~Maori Proverb

44 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia, you always blend your wonderful photos with passages that complete the "big picture." You have a creative knack for this.

Bon weekend,
Genie

James said...

These are beautiful shots. I love the lighting and shadows in the top photo.
Sorry about the Linky. I'm just glad that I was home beause sometimes I'm away when W.R.'s posts.

RuneE said...

That first one really glows!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the golden reflection of the glass against the wall in the first one. & your water shot on the bottom with the sunlight reflecting is beautiful!
Thanks for the uplifting quotes Sylvia.
: )

Pat Tillett said...

All very nice, but I love the big sky over the water!

Karen said...

Oh, all beautiful, but the first one is so homey. I love it.

Martha Z said...

That is a beautiful golden glow reflected on the water.

Malyss said...

My favorite is the sunset and this wonderful maori quote! Have a nice week-end!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is particularly fond of the first and last images in this post, Sylvia.
;-D

Meri said...

Nice collection of quotes and photo illustrations. Let your light shine!

Francisca said...

A super array of reflections, Sylvie... and it's the Maori quote that wins for me today: Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. So simple, so true.

Woody said...

I like that big window reflection!

Becky Chalet said...

Looks like water splashing out from the tall orange glass. I like it. Happy Weekend.

Sally in WA said...

I love how the reflection of the yellow vase is in color rather than as a plain old gray shadow.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful glows of warm gold light in the first and last photo! A gorgeous collection!

Cezar and Léia said...

Ahh Sylvia, I like so much this proverb that you wrote today. :)
Your reflections are beautiful, I also love the shadows in your first shot.
Have a nice weekend,
hugs
Léia

Fabien said...

J'aime beaucoup la première, pleine de simplicité et du quotidien de nos vies

Sunny said...

Your colored glass makes the most beautiful reflections. Lovely pictures :)
Happy Weekend.
☼ Sunny

Kay L. Davies said...

The second photo is so bright, with a summery world reflected in the window. Delightful!
-- K

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

George said...

These are beautiful reflections. I really like your first photo.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Kim, USA said...

Awesome reflection. My fav is the second photo. Happy weekend!
Weekend Reflection

Serendipity said...

That sunset is beautiful, so calming! (And I like the 2011 header!)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your pictures are never mundane Sylvia! And I remain in awe of your ability to find just the right quotes. Amazing.

Happy weekend. Hope you get a ray or two of sunshine.

NatureFootstep said...

you have an unusual piece in your window. A vase perhaps. Very appealing to me. :)

And....I am so pleased that you like my work. Thank you. Have a great weekend.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful as always, Sylvia. I especially enjoy your photos of coloured glass in the sun.

Kay said...

Absolutely breath-taking photos, Sylvia! Have a terrific weekend. We're off to the Farmers Market. Would you believe it's cold over here? About 65 degrees. Brrrr. :-)

Team G Square said...

too good

Ebie said...

How wonderful to have a good friend who show cases her talent thru your blog, beautiful and artistic header.

Those colored vases are gorgeous. Beautiful lighting too.

Thanks for the holiday wishes, I was sick the whole month of December, and I still have the cough remnants until now.

Beverley Baird said...

Such beautiful reflections! You've chosen great quotes to go with them!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos of course. I really like the Thurber comment about the glow within. I think that he was talking about you.

Have a great weekend Sylvia. You make my day so many days with your gracious comments.

jeannette said...

Love that intimate corner of your first pic!

Grayquill said...

Good as always. Every now and then you still surprise me. The reflection - did it.
Good job!

Rinkly Rimes said...

All the shots are lovely but the golden vase really caught my eye.

Gattina said...

Nice variety of reflections !

Cildemer said...

The two first are wonderful compositions and the third one is fabulous!
Loved the quotation too;o)

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Have a marvellous weekend, Sylvia****

Ann said...

The last photo shows a sea of Gold. Imagine it is real gold liquid and you can dip in anything you like to coat it with gold.

Misalyn said...

Happy New year Sylvia!

I love the snow effect on your page. So pretty. I like the first photo, too. I love the way you photograph your vases and the way you create a visual treat out of it.

Janie said...

You have captured an illuminating glow in all of these. Lovely photos for a cold winter day.

Y. Ikeda said...

All great shots, especially the second one. I like the second quote, as well, which reminds me of the relationship between the sun and the moon!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Yoshi

Shirley said...

Like you, I truly enjoy the reflection photos with lakes. Nature is at its best with these! By the way, I like your new header!

SandyCarlson said...

Utterly, utterly amazing. Thank you, Sylvia.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Your pictures are phenomenomal and the quotes so fitting.

arabesque said...

hi sylvia, you sure know how to find reflective fotos.
very creative and impressive shots! ^0^

Dani said...

How beautiful. Your photos are always stunning.

Have a great week ahead.

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