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Friday, February 11, 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 web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!  Same story as last week -- couple of days with some sun and more gray, plus no way to get down to the harbor or the sanctuary when the sun was around! Thankfully, I still have some from sunnier times! Hope you enjoy!

Remove those 'I want you to like me' stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good - on your mirror!  -Susan Jeffers

This shot was taken from a seaplane over Seattle harbor on my birthday a couple of years ago! The flight was a birthday present from my son. It was fantastic! 
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.  -Albert Einstein 

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful.
Nitin Nohria

49 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love that seaplane shot Sylvia. & I'm glad you had at least a couple of days of blue skies!
; )

Meri said...

You have me at sun and blue skies. Water's just an added plus!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice Sylvia! That water looks so clear and inviting!

Ebie said...

Nice reflections. The trees reflected look like corals!

Karen said...

Great shots of a warmer time. I love the seaplane view Sylvia.

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh...the sailboat! That's my favorite! Very pretty on that gorgeous water! Happy Valentine's Day, Sylvia!

George said...

I don't know which I like best -- the tall ship or the photo from the seaplane. Thanks for sharing these weekend reflections with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Malyss said...

The path along the sea is the kind of place I like! and the view from the plane is fantastic!
Have a nice week-end!

forgetmenot said...

We're just all over the place, aren't we--such fun though. I LOVE the quote at the end of your post--excellent. Have a nice weekend. Mickie

JM said...

I am distracted by the shot in the middle. Fantastic, Sylvia!

Dianne said...

a seaplane ride must be so exciting
beautiful shots

Hope sends hugs

cieldequimper said...

Hi Sylvia! I would never have guessed that was a flight over Seattle! Wonderful!

Sally in WA said...

A floatplane trip was a wonderful birthday present! Looking forward to Sunday, too!

Pietro said...

Wonderful pictures, Sylvia! I like the sailboat image: it looks like an old painting.
Very true Einstein's words!

Kim, USA said...

Sylvia how blessed you are to have a son like yours. The photo from above is awesome. Great shot!

Weekend Reflection

jeannette said...

What a relaxing environment, Sylvia -your second pic is my fave! I love air shots!

'Tsuki said...

And as you were taking picture "on" the sea, i was taking pictures "under"... Lovely set of reflection this weekend again, my dear...

Woody said...

The seaplane shot is excellent and the panorama with the ships and mountains is wonderful!

Cildemer said...

Lovely shots and quotes as always, Sylvia!
My favourite shot is the one you took from the plane! You had a very nice birthday gift! Lucky you! And thanks for sharing with us;o)

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Have a fabulous weekend****

helenmac said...

Wonderful views of sunny skies! Thanks, Sylvia!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. The images and thoughts together make my afternoon!

joo said...

I wish I were here Sylvia! Such a lovely place!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs
Joo
xxx

Franius said...

Fantastic present and fantastic shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely Sylvia -- I would hang any one of those in a place of honor (and they're already framed!).

ρομπερτ said...

How alluring ...

Please have a good weekend.

daily athens

Leovi said...

Great series, the second must be taken from an airplane, this view is magnificent.

Johnny Nutcase said...

fun post Sylvia! That ship is impressive!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love the Seattle overhead shot, Sylvia! Your reflections always give me an appreciation of the beauty of nature. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Bises,
G

Lesley said...

oohh, a seaplane! great shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice photos. The second one is very cool, doubly so since you took it yourself. What a fabulous birthday present you got.

I love the sailing ship photo and the wonderful quote that goes with it.

The other two quotes were great also. How true about the stickers. We have to like ourselves before other people will find us likable. The quote by Einstein is great also.

We had a great thaw today. Things are looking up!

Have a great weekend.

Vernz said...

Hi sylvia, wow.. these are awesome pictures... just lovely.
Weekend Reflections here

Team G Square said...

Loved the second snap .....

magiceye said...

brilliant captures!!

Arija said...

Oh how I would love to sail away on that ship!!!

How about writing a novel set on the sailing ship?? I desperately deed some escapism.

Love . . . Arija

Grayquill said...

“That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful.”
That is a really interesting quote! Good does always have as apparent beauty. Sometimes the first impression is not beautiful - maybe that is because the good is camouflaged.

Kay said...

Lucky you! What a sweet and thoughtful son you have, Sylvia. Have a wonderful, hopefully warm weekend.

Francisca said...

I join the crowd cheering the sea view shot, Sylvia!

Arti said...

The second pic is breath taking and the quotes are so beautiful... Have a wonderful weekend:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Sylvia!
Beautiful set of pictures and the second one is my favorite!What a wonderful gift from your son!How it's nice! :)
Hugs
Léia

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning photos! Love the beautiful lighting in the first photo and the aerial view over the Seattle coastline is breathtaking!

sarayutouched said...

beautiful shots and what great memories!!! have a great weekend!!

Boonie S said...

Fascinating photos. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Y. Ikeda said...

Wow, you have a fantastic birthday present from your generous son! It's so beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Yoshi

snowwhite said...

Wonderful present and sweet memory!! Your photos bring me spring breeze!!
Have a great weekend!

EG Wow said...

Fabulous collection, Sylvia!

Eden said...

Beautiful pictures and my favourite is the first one. Love the quotes too.

Have a great Sunday.

awarewriter said...

Nice series Sylvia. I like the way you present your images.

KaHolly said...

Firstly, I love your new header! Each one gets better and better. You are very lucky to have such an artist for a friend. Secondly, your photos are, as always, beautiful. You always give much food for thought with your carefully selected quotes. How lucky you were to receive such a wonderful birthday gift! That photo from above is my favorite! ~karen

stardust said...

Thank you, Sylvia, for sharing the beautiful, refreshing scenes with your sweet memory. The reflections of the trees teach me they look different seen from high above.

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