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Friday, January 14, 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 just like last week our weather is still  gray and grumpy, but I dug up some more from the mundane to the breathtaking! And then I played with some framing and a new program in Picasa!  Nothing like new toys!! Hope you all have a lovely weekend with lots of love and laughter

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
- Benjamin Franklin

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- Henry Louis Mencken

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
- Charles Dickens

49 comments:

Mama Zen said...

I love the turtles!

Sistertex said...

Very nice. Really love the lace and vase, it has a romantic feel to it...warm. Such beautiful photos, Sylvia!

Xavi said...

The reflections of the turtles are so funny!
Have a nice weekend, Sylvia!

James said...

Beautiful reflection photos and very nice framing.
Have a great weekend Sylvia.

Sally in WA said...

Its always fun to play with new toys! Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia! Go Hawks!!

Trotter said...

Hi Sylvia! Fabulous shots!!

Missing you at Blogtrotter Two, where the Nile 2010 is coming to an end! But the temple of Philae surely deserves a comment. Enjoy and have an excellent weekend!

Karen said...

Terrific shots. I love the red vase reflection.

Gine said...

La dernière image avec ce reflet rouge et la dentelle est très belle !

ruma said...

Celestial your works...
The rays bring warmth in the world.

I thank for your visit.

Saga, Japan.
ruma

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» always likes the shots you post of sunlight filtering through glass as in the last photo - it reminds him of stained glass.

cieldequimper said...

Happy New Year Sylvia! May you show us many more fantastic reflections!

Sunny said...

The red glass and lace make a stunning picture and the framing give it a nice touch.
The turtle balancing act is very cute!
Happy Weekend.
☼ Sunny

Malyss said...

beautyful colors and reflections! Have a nice week-end!

Gabriela Abalo said...

Great reflections Silvia!!

Have a greeeeeaaat weekend

cheers from Uruguay :)

Clytie said...

Ooooh, what gorgeous colors!

My fav is the reflections of the colored glass - mesmerizing!!!

Cildemer said...

Great shots and great quotes too!
Loved the first shot and I totally agree with the second quotation;o)

***
A lovely weekend with lots of love and laughter to you also, Sylvia****

Dianne said...

the silvery glow in the top shot is wonderful yet I love the turtles the most
they just make me happy :)

Hope sends hugs

Regina said...

Wonderful reflections Sylvia.
Enjoy the weekend weekend.

Woody said...

Greetings Sylvia, I love the red and lace! Give Sam a big hug from me!

EG Wow said...

The turtles make me think you've reached into your archives for these photos. It must be cold in Seattle! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia, and that the weather warms up!

Martha Z said...

You found a great way to recycle archive photos, make them fresh with a little editing.

Pietro said...

Wonderful reflection pictures, Sylvia!
Happy weekend!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Buona serata Sylvia :)
Myriam

Serendipity said...

I love those turtles, so very cute!

George said...

I like the results of your playing with your new toy. I really like the reflection in the water in your first photo, but your third photo is absolutely beautiful.

awarewriter said...

I like them all Sylvia. Lovely images.

Thanks for your kind words on Aware Writer.

michael bird said...

Like the top one best, Sylvia. The quote as well. The Charles Dickens quote surprises me, not the message but rather the messenger. I admit my ignorance on the subject of Charles Dickens - never did get into his writing.

Shirley said...

Terrific reflections! I love the colours in the first photo, that of the sunset over the water. We share a love for sunsets and sunrises over water. Beautiful!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Happy turtles on the logs! Seeing turtles sunning always makes me smile. Love it! (awesome sky, too!)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, my favorites -- the turtles! I love them. (Not to overenthuse or anything, you know, but...)
-- K

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

Ebie said...

The clouds look like they aare in flight! The faint reflection of the golden sun is shimmering!

Enjoy your weekend, Ms. Sylvia!

lotusleaf said...

The last one is Art! My favourite isthe one with the turtles. Have a nice weekend, Sylvia.

Team G Square said...

i loved the turtle one very much

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Great pictures. I especially love the last one

Carletta said...

The red vase and lacy curtains has a wonderful romantic feel with Valentine's Day just around the corner!
All lovely shots Sylvia!

Janie said...

Nice quotes, and that first photo is spectacular.

Margaret Bednar said...

The top photo took my breath away, but the turtles made me laugh. Thank you.

Kay said...

These are fabulous contributions for reflections, Sylvia. They are very artistic. Love them all!

DawnTreader said...

Good photos and good quotes!

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful reflections and soothing words.
:-)

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful Sylvia! All of them...

magiceye said...

fabulous shots!!

Greyscale Territory said...

Adore the beautiful romance of the light from tjhe sky on the water! Very cute turtles playing follow the leader a nd delightful red shadow glow in the last photo!

lizziviggi said...

I love the red vase and lace-- visually decadent!

JM said...

Great set of very different reflection shots, Sylvia!

Reader Wil said...

Fascinating pictures, Sylvia! The one with the red vase is downright intriguing! I wish you a great Sunday and a bit of sunshine.

Rek said...

Your pictures are spectacular!....loved them all, specially the turtles....have a great weekend and thanks for commenting on my blog. :)

Nature Rambles said...

Really wonderful photos, Sylvia. The world of Reflections has opened up the possibilities of the most beautiful images which otherwise, I may not have (always) noticed. Your last picture is unique!

Have a great weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful view in the first, lovely turtles in the second and I love hte effect of the lace on the coloured reflection in the third!

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