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Friday, March 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!  

Please, everyone, offer prayers for the families and victims of the horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Warnings are being issued as far away as California and Washington. I think we all have friends in these areas that are in need of our prayers and good thoughts.
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
-Ken Keyes
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
-Albert Einstein
No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight.
-Jean Toomer
There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.
-Edith Wharton

49 comments:

Meri said...

Looks like Shilshole in the first photo -- don't we just have the most beautiful marina reflections when the sun shines?

EG Wow said...

I absolutely LOVE the Edith Wharton quote! And the Keyes quote scares me because that means a lot of Canadian politicians must think the world is hostile. That is sooo SAD!

MacDougal Street Baby said...

Beautiful pictures and words! Thank you.

Mama Zen said...

I love the colors in that second shot. Just gorgeous!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Sylvia, you always have something special to show us, thanks so much!
It's difficult to choose, but I think the first one is my favorite, the picture brings me THAT feeling of a lovely day - weekend - Spring - SUN - ROMANCE! :)
MErci beaucoup!
hugs
Léia

jennyfreckles said...

Truly beautiful photos Sylvia and great quotes too. So much truth there.

'Tsuki said...

Nice set of reflection, my dear Sylvia... I especially enjoythe blue quiet in that first one...

magda said...

Sylvia,
Your wonderful images, let us accompany our prayers for our Japanese friends.
Thanks
Many greetings

Diane AZ said...

I so enjoy your beautiful reflection images, and thoughtful quotes. My heart goes out the people of Japan and everyone affected by the quake and tsunami.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love the calm waters of the harbor reflections and immediately thought about the difficult time our friends in the Pacific are having with the Tsunami. I just wrote down the Wharton quote... how marvelous!

Bises,
Genie

 gmirage said...

My heart aches about this catastrophe :(

Seeing your photos though I am calmed...beautiful postcard perfect shots!

-Mirage

Sunny said...

Your reflections are always a joy to see. Edith Wharton's quote is great words to live by.
Hope your weekend is lovely.
☼ Sunny

Leovi said...

Beautiful three-and very different, the first very fine blue pictorial, romantic second and third warm tones of nature with beautiful shades of green. Happy weekend.

Malyss said...

Water is so peaceful and serene on your pictures!always a breath of peace before to begin the week-end! thank you!

Dianne said...

I really love the greens in the last shot
spring is coming soon :)

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia!
My wife is Japanese and we have been able to contact her family there. All are safe. What an amazingly huge and tragic thing...

joo said...

Japan is in my mind all the time Sylvia! I'm horrified and shocked!
Your photos are so beautiful, I love especially the first one.
Have a nice lovely weekend:)
Joo

Dorian Susan said...

Thinking too of Japan....with heavy heart, but hope. Lovely images this week Sylvia. I especially like the first one, but both are amazing.

sylviamorice said...

Sylvia--I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that I love your photos! You have a very good eye for composition!
(and, of course, I LOVE your name...LOL)

Francisca said...

I found out about the natural disasters in Japan through an email from a friend asking whether I was safe. It is close to home, even when I am far. Another profound set of quotes and lovely reflections, Sylvia.

EcoRover said...

Hi Sylvia, some Japanese friends sent news clips of the tsunamis coming inland--awesomely terrible. Makes me appreciate the fragile nature of our world. That and living 6,000 feet above sea level...

Blue bird said...

Dear Sylvia! I am over the hill as well, but heaven sake: where are you located? If you see my profile You could just walk to my house.
Only the Skandinavien like to tell exactly their location.
My blog URL: http://wwwNatureTalks.blogspot.com
welcome to visit me. Julia/blue bird :)

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for your peacefulness ! Wonderful first quote and picture ! Please have a good weekend.

daily athens

Tracy said...

Such peace and serenity in your photos in comparison to what is going on in Japan. They certainly have my prayers...

Sridharan said...

Wonderful wonderful pictures and Quotes..as usual.. Sylvia!

stardust said...

Beautiful images with beautiful words as always.
These serenity is a gift to the peace of mind especially when heartaching, terrible damages of the earthquake are revealed one by one.

Cildemer said...

Love your post! Your pics are fabulous and you have chosen such adorable quotes to go with!
Thanks for sharing and for your concern about the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

***
Have a nice and happy weekend, Sylvia****

George said...

All of these photos are absolutely wonderful, but I'm going to join those that say the first is their favorite. There is something about the compositon and color that is just marvelous.

Regina said...

Gorgeous Sylvia!
Happy weekend.

Lynette Killam said...

Beautiful reflections and outstanding quotes, Sylvia! And I love your call to prayer…I am most definitely sending heartfelt prayers and positive energy to the people of Japan…

This will be a great weekend for all of us here to appreciate how very lucky we are...

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Sally in WA said...

Lovely thoughts and pictures, Sylvia. See you tomorrow!!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia. I love the first one a whole lot, but I can't resist the ducks and turtles, no way.
-- K

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

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Outstanding pics Sylvia. I loved the Toomer quote, how true. Take care.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia,
mi piace molto la foto con le barche !
sarebbe molto bello poterci fare un vaggio, no ?
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

Carolyn Ford said...

I always look for turtles in your water shots and you didn't disappoint...I SEE turtles, Sylvia...Yay! Wonderfully beautiful scenes!

snowwhite said...

Sylvia,
So gorgeous !!
I especially love the first photo! The deepest color of the sea is indigo, Japan blue, which is my favorite color. Always I'm studying from your words, the first one is similar to "Cause and Effect" in Buddhism.
Deeply impressed.
Thank you for your concern.
Have a nice weekend.

anupama said...

Dear Sylvia,
Namaste!
Good Afternoon from India!
Amazing photos!Wonderful quotes!
Joining your prayers for the victims of Tsunami!
I loved your blog,Sylvia!
Wishing you a beautiful day ahead,
Sasneham,
Anu

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful blues and reflections in that first photo especially. So calm... (With a shudder I think of how quickly that can change...)

Gattina said...

and your reflection photos look so peaceful, far away from a Tsunami ! what a tragedy.

I am still in love with your little turtles !!

magiceye said...

gorgeous pics and wise words

yes holding good thoughts for all those affected

Rajlakshmi said...

those are brilliant set of photographs...
the first and second ones are absolutely stunning.

Weekend Reflection

cieldequimper said...

Hi Sylvia! Oh that first shot!
I'll be in the PNW in just over a month but am already fully booked. I'd love to meet you, maybe next time, okay?

Woody said...

The first shot is so calm and tranquil, a welcome diversion from the unbelievable tragedy in Japan.

nprimopiano said...

The first picture is stunning: I love it!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Stunning photography! I look forward to following you for more!

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are each of them lovely treasures together with beautiful words. Thank you for sharing! I wish you a very happy Sunday!

JM said...

The still water on top looks amazing. Such beautiful shot, Sylvia.

Mary said...

Oh my Sylvia, dear one, that is one of the most awesome and beautiful harbor scenes I have seen in the twenty months that I have been blogging. Just marvelous. Have a blessed week~ Mary

James said...

They are all so beautiful but I love,love LOVE the top one!

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