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Friday, March 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!   Things are a little better weather wise, but I'm still having to rely on my files! BUT one day soon!!
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Doug Larson

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

43 comments:

magda said...

Very nice photos Sylvia and so beautiful words !!!
Have a nice weekend !
Magda

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia (as always). I especially love the duck! Hard at work in the shallows...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The duck is funny! I particularly love that last quote about bringing your own sunshine... When you do it has a way of lighting up a dark place in multiples!

Bises,
Genie

Dianne said...

the duck is funny :)
lovely images all

your new header is wonderful
a perfect way to celebrate a new adventure
you're my hero you know
Hope sends hugs

Cezar and Léia said...

I also love the duck, how cute and he is trying to get the dinner! :)
Beautiful set of reflections!
A nice weekend,
Léia

Fabien said...

Bravo Sylvia, j'aime beaucoup la pureté des lignes sur la première

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the sparkling water in the first one and upended ducks always make me smile!

Dorian Susan said...

All 3 of your images make me feel like whistling with slush in my shoe. I'm finding it hard to believe your weather is still keeping you from the chase....so sorry. Do have a happy weekend.

Malyss said...

I'd like to sail to this island, using that boat, following this duck! your pictures are so inspiring! have a nice week-end, dear Sylvia!

Martha Z said...

Sunlight reflecting off the ocean, today we share an idea.
I like the mat and frame treatment you've got today.

Riet said...

All three lovely reflection photo's Sylvia

'Tsuki said...

The first one is quite unsual in your reflection shot ; I like the contrast between the dark mass of what looks like an island and the blue enlighted of the rest of the image... Great shot indeed...

And the duck made me smile...

Have a lovely end of week too, my dear...

Carolyn Ford said...

"...bringing your own sunshine," classic! So many need to read that quote! I love your upside down ducky and awesome sailboat! Spring is on it's way! Yay! Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia!

Woody said...

That island is awesome, just jumping out of the water!

NatureFootstep said...

those mallards always make me smile. Love the first sea shot too. :)

George said...

Thanks for another great set of Weekend Reflections photos. I really like the picture of the duck which you've captured.

Team G Square said...

Awesome capture . Hope you have nice weekend

Miss Becky said...

Hi Sylvia, I especially like that last quote. isn't that the truth? if we make our own then what the sky is doing doesn't matter so much. I love the duck butt. have a great weekend Sylvia. love your new header to btw!

Sally in WA said...

Hopefully the sun is out in Seattle today, Sylvia. Love the new header. :) Enjoy your weekend!!

Dyche Designs said...

Great shots. Love the saying "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush".

cieldequimper said...

Hope you had a good St Patrick's Day Sylvia! Ooh these are great, my preference goes to the first one.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia,
la barca è una meraviglia !
Buona serata.
Myriam :)

VioletSky said...

an upended duck never fails to amuse!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goal is just to HAVE files as beautiful as yours. I do hope you get some spring weather soon, but I am sure none of us mind seeing your beautiful photos no matter when they were taken. And besides your quotes are always so fresh and perfect.

I am very far behind and have just read through 8 or so of your wonderful posts and am very happy! As your blog always brings cheer. I had to forward to "walking" one to my husband (Ah the modern way to communicate -- we use the same computer, but he's not here right now).

And did you move? I didn't find but one mention that you were looking for someplace new and I see it in your header. But you are still in Seattle I assume? Otherwise you wouldn't be talking about gray skies.

Anyway, cheers and best wishes for a soon-to-come spring wherever you are.

Kim, USA said...

Wow love that duck doing the diving!
Weekend Reflection

Leovi said...

Excellent reflexes, my favorite is the second of those beautiful greens. Saludos.

Ann said...

peek-a-boo, you can't see me says the duck.

This reminds me of when I was a teen ager. I had to take care of my parents' ducks, and they did this in the creek and when it flooded.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I absolutely love the first quote by Aristotle. I have always been able to find something to marvel at no matter how "ugly" a landscape is.

You are the oracle of Seattle Sylvia. We went on a road trip to Oklahoma City and just got back so I'm a chilling right now.

christopher said...

To reflect on bringing my own sunshine is a very worthy reminder.

Thanks

Mama Zen said...

That last one is so pretty!

Pietro said...

Three wonderful reflection images, Sylvia.
Have a very pleasant weekend!

Regina said...

Wow wonderful scenes and reflections!
Love sailing.
Happy weekend.
xo

Kay said...

I'm wishing you a happy spring and a fabulous weekend.

Gattina said...

My favorite is the little duck bottom of course :)

Nature Rambles said...

The loveliest images! And I found myself nodding as I read the quotes.

magiceye said...

lovely captures!

Jo said...

Wonderful images, Sylvia. Especially the duck And I love the last quote. Hope you're enjoying a great weekend. Blessings, Jo

GVK said...

My observation relates, not to your Weekend Reflection post, but to Pavel Friedman's quote you ha on your side-bar. Was so touched by what I read that had to post this somewhere. His reference to butterfly in the ghetto brings you close to tears.

JM said...

Is that an island on top? How wonderfully green!

Francisca said...

Sylvia, another SUPER heading! I notice the moving truck and read in your comment on another blog you'll soon be making a change. Hope that is all a pleasure for you, although the moving itself can be a big chore. We'll need to move out of the house we have made a home for the past seven years by the end of August and I am NOT looking forward to the hunt or the packing. You have a treasure archive... another super set of photos for WR. What's not to like about that ducking duck!

Margie's Musings said...

Wow! You have a lot of visitors, Sylvia!

Cildemer said...

He he he! Funny duck! It made my day;o)
And the first shot is simply wonderful! Beautiful blue sky and shimmering water!
And with the last shot I will say: I came, I saw and I was conquered;o)
Thanks for sharing, Sylvia;o)

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Have a nice and happy weekend****

Rekha said...

The first is so rejuvenating to the senses...and the playful duck was a treat...have a great weekend. :)

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