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Friday, March 25, 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 -- at least on Wednesday and Thursday, now back to to gray! But I am getting excited about my upcoming move into my own place, so I'll forgive the weatherman and do the best I can to entertain you just a bit!!

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Maria Mitchell

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

50 comments:

George said...

I like the picture of the over-achieving dog. I wonder where he got that branch? I also like your picture with the red vase. Have a great weekend.

My garden haven said...

I love reading the quotations you have chosen to illustrate the pictures!
Rosie

Meri said...

Sylvia, the lace and vase shot is really lovely. And the new header is cute!

MacDougal Street Baby said...

What happy pictures!!!

Rebecca said...

That is a big stick for doggie to fetch.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Great reflections!!!

Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers from Uruguay :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Bravo dear Sylvia, a great set of pictures, and that first one is my favorite, amazing image and so smart little friend! :)
Happy weekend,
Léia

Pat said...

Beautiful reflections, Sylvia. I especially like the one of the flamingos with the tall grasses in the foreground--great composition.

Have a wonderful weekend fixing up your new place!

Malyss said...

Big branch for a courageous dog! and a summer mood coming from all these pictures! that's very pleasant! Have a nice week-end!

Martha Z said...

That's quite a stick Mojo is trying to retrieve.
Hope the move is going well and you are not over doing it with the work involved.

arabesque said...

oh i just love the last bit of foto where the rays of the sun against the water, just magical.! ^0^
happy weekend to you too!

Arti said...

Lovely... The second quote is so so true...
Have a wonderful day:-)

Dyche Designs said...

Great shots, the over ambitious dog did make me giggle.

Thom said...

Oh Sylvia how I've missed your photos. They are stunning as usual my friend. Love every one of them. Have a great Friday and weekend ahead :)

helenmac said...

Sylvia, a homerun (all bases covered) in the photos and the words. Particularly like Betrand and dog and Einstein and sun on lake!

ladyfi said...

Great shots.. love the dog swimming! Looking forward to those days again...

My Skywatch post is up!

Riet said...

I love your photo's and sayings again Sylvia. Have a nice weekend

Woody said...

Gotta love retrievers, as long as it fits in their mouth, they will bring it back. Great collection of reflections !

Dorian Susan said...

Nice warm images today Sylvia. I love that dog photo-what fun. My brother just came home with a new family pup today-expect to see some antics soon.
I really love that lacey curtain and vase shot. That is stunning.

'Tsuki said...

I knew dogs love stick, but this one has really special taste... My Gosh, I would like to be his master : throwing that thing must be the best way to get James's disease... :D

I like also very much all the other picture : so pretty, as usual !

Jack said...

If I want to be loved be lovable? Why didn't anyone tell me this earlier?

Nice ones.

Dianne said...

I love the dog!!
where did he find that pole ;)

and the birds are so graceful

Mama Zen said...

The red glass is so lovely!

Sally in WA said...

That silly, Mojo! And I see one of your beautiful colored reflections. Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia! Won't be long now until you have a new view. Let me know if you need help and I'll see what I can do. :)

Pat Tillett said...

All very nice photos Sylvia! That pooch is very serious about his fetching ability!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Missing microfiction?

I'm hosting a new microfiction meme.
Succinctly Yours
begins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.
Hope you'll join in.

Margie's Musings said...

That certainly is a large stick. That is one ambitious dog!

Rajlakshmi said...

loved the reddish reflection in the second picture. it has come out so well.
Flamingos look fabulous... and the last one is gorgeous!!! stunning view!!!


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cieldequimper said...

Oh I just love those vases. And the first shot made me smile! Happy weekend!

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic reflections and I love the sky in the last one too. Your upcoming move sounds exciting!

Genie said...

Superb photographs and wonderful quotes accompanying them. Thee dog shot is awesome...how can that guy do that? Amazing. My favorite of the series is the one with the pink flamingos. They are my favorites.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Sylvia....I just love seeing your wonderful collection of photos for the weekend reflections. What a dog...gives new meaning to 'Carry A Big Stick'. The red vase on the lace is just gorgeous...such a mood setting shot! And the sunset on the water....it's the best.....loooove it.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing the Waterlilies....can you believe such a beautiful place in SanAngelo, Texas. I was so excited to find it when I moved here. I go every year and take more photos as the lilies are different every season. The are replanted every year as they don't make it through the winter. It's a huge undertaking and people come from all over the world to see the exhibit during September!
Have a great weekend....and you are moving? I hope that goes well.

magiceye said...

superb captures as usual!

Sridharan said...

Wonderful..!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» worked for Safeway for some 30 years - he noticed your friend in Mumbai included a Safeway in your masthead image!
;-D

Team G Square said...

lovely pics

Gattina said...

Love the reflection of the vase and the picture with the dog is too funny !

Ann said...

Did you throw that long pole and tell the dog to fetch?

Dianne said...

I love that quote Sylvia - if you want to be loved be loveable -it's very true!

DawnTreader said...

All wonderful! :)

NatureFootstep said...

lol, thats a big stick for the dog to carry. Love the shot.

Nature Rambles said...

I love all your photos but the second image is magical!!

Kim, USA said...

What a very hardworking dog ^_^. Nice reflection!

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J Bar said...

Fantastic reflections.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The photo of the dog trying to retrieve that log made me laugh. I love the Einstein quote, a great partition between the rational and the emotional.

Take care Sylvia. I'm worn out from my day off yesterday. We are building a new raised bed in the back yard for a "pizza garden" and I schlepped a bunch of dirt from the front yard to the back.

Rekha said...

These are awesome as usual...the first very different...loved the last reflection...Have a great weekend. :)

jeannette said...

I love all of the pics here, but the second with its caption struck a chord in me -so true!

Exciting to move into your own place, happy packing:)

Marvin said...

Great reflections and quotes you've chosen to accompany them. The shot of the vase is great and the over-achieving/obsessive dog made me chuckle. I've known a few of those canines.

Sérgio Pontes said...

The photos are very nice

Serendipity said...

That dog is certainly having a great time!

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