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Friday, February 18, 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!  We're still playing hide and seek with the sun these days, but I spent more time browsing through my files than trying to chase a few new reflections -- I am looking forward to having something to chase soon!!!

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
 Sam Keen


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs


Think deeply, speak gently, love much, laugh often, work hard, give freely, pay promptly, be kind!
Author Unknown

47 comments:

KaHolly said...

What a delight it must be for you to compose your posts, because they are always such a delight to scroll through!! I appreciate the food for thought so very much. I'll bet you are a laid back, calm person!

Karen said...

The weather here is not amenable to reflections either Sylvia, and I too went digging through the files. I must say, my files are skimpier than yours. Your photos are gorgeous. I love the clipper ship. Wouldn't it be nice to sailing aboard it now! Have a great weekend.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos and words Sylvia!
Much to see around the Golden Gate Bridge...

snowwhite said...

Sylvia, always magnificent photos. Golden orange sunset is incredibly beautiful!! Shimmering reflection of light looks like the road to a wonderful place. I do love all of them!
Have a great weekend!

Malyss said...

The shadow of the bridge is amazing! Great moods in other pictures! Have a nice week-end, dear Sylvia!

James said...

Awesome! These are so good Sylvia. The top shot brings back great memories. Can you believe that I lived in the S.F. Bay area for 5 yrs and I don't have any bridge or building pictures.

Carolyn Ford said...

So very nice. Your words are especially intriguing to me today...I love your golden sunset. Beautiful post for a beautiful weekend! Have a great one, Sylvia!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love your photos, particularly that sunset, but your words are magically linked to the images... Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia!

Bises,
Genie

JM said...

I really like the perspective of the bridge and, of course, your sunset shot!

Dorian Susan said...

Lovely reflections and quotes....especially like that John Burroughs quote. 'twould be oh so sweet for the sun to do it's thing on a more regular basis.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a winner but I love you got the gently arcing shadow in your photo.

A sailing ship is always a guaranteed thumbs up for me.

Regina said...

Wow the bridge is awesome!
Beautiful reflections Sylvia. Thank you for sharing.
Regina

Francisca said...

Burroughs has captured my sentiments these busy days... but it is the Buddha quote I live by, or else I lose the day entirely. You have an eye for beauty, Sylvia. You too have a terrific weekend!

Fabien said...

J'aime vraiment la première et la forme de l'ombre projetée par le pont, vraiment très graphique

EG Wow said...

Lovely reflections, Sylvia. I especially like the bridge shot!

Mama Zen said...

These are beautiful!

Lois said...

Gorgeous skies Sylvia!

cieldequimper said...

Hi Sylvia! Oh that first shot! I wanna go!!!! Happy weekend!

Dimple said...

San Francisco is the only city I have lived in which I still like. I can't explain why, but it is a special place for me. Thanks for reminding me; I recognized that bridge instantly!

Leovi said...

La primera es magnífica, con una perspectiva genial y unos reflejos maravillosas. Las otras también bonitas. Las citas son verdades que nos deben de servir para amar la vida.

Leovi said...

The first is superb, with great perspective and amazing reflexes. The other pretty well. Appointments are truths which must serve to love life.

Woody said...

The reflection of the ship is subtle and very beautiful.

Míriam Luiza said...

Suas fotos são lindas! Gostei da sombra da ponte na água! A última foto também está perfeita!

GVK said...

Would that be the Golden Gate ? Or is it some other bridge. Like your photo, Sylvia.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Sylvia, as always. I love photos of water. Thanks!
-- K

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

Linda Reeder said...

I love the quote by John Burroughs!

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, The bridge reflection is awesome, and the sunset is so serene, peaceful, and beautiful! Nice work! Again, I LOVE the quotes--between the photos and your lovely quotes, your blog is one that is not to be missed. Have a wonderful weekend--I'm guessing it will involve some "picture taking". Mickie

Al said...

Beautiful archival photos here, Sylvia. I love the water I see so often on your blog, it's something I really miss living so far from the ocean. Have a great weekend.

Team G Square said...

Wonderful , bridge one is superb.

George said...

I'm glad you have an extensive archive of wonderful photos. You know I really like tall ships, but your photo of the bridge is wonderful.

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful pictures! And how do I love the Golden Gate Bridge... I'm biased, I know.

Sunny said...

Outstanding pictures! The Golden Gate Bridge is amazing with its reflection.
Hope your weekend is delightful.
☼ Sunny

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissimo questo ponte così rosso !!!
Grande foto.
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

Kay said...

I must follow the Buddha's teaching of living in the present and not worrying about the past or future. I do too much of that.

lotusleaf said...

The Buddha's teachings are very wise.

magiceye said...

all so beautiful!!

Eden said...

Those are beautiful potos. My favourite is the last one. Great shots.

Have a great weekend.

kRiZ cPEc said...

popping by to say hi. :) Enjoy the moment, cheers.

bikim said...

gorgeous pics!
love the falling flowers effect!

lovely blog!
happy weekend :)
Rosa

Reader Wil said...

Hi Sylvia! Thank you for the quotes and beautiful photos! Have a very wonderful weekend.

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Dear Sylvia


we are all imperfect!
Very nice shots

I like the dhow!
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'Tsuki said...

I just love the bridge shadow on the water... That is a great point of view on this so famous monument we always see front, usually...

Rekha said...

All the photos are beautiful as always...loved the one of the bridge with an almost perfect reflection. Have a great weekend. :)

Ann said...

The Golden gate bridge must have awed so many people. Your bridge photo is great, brings me back to 1977 when I too was taken there to look at it.

Have a great weekend. If you go to San Francisco again, buy a giant crab for me.

JunieRose2005 said...

These are all wonderful, I especially love the bridge shot and it's shadow!


Junie

Sally in WA said...

I loved the memories your picture of the Golden Gate brought back this morning of my trip to SF. :)

Rebecca said...

beautiful collection of photos. Each on is worthy of its own frame!

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