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Friday, April 8, 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!
I'm still depending on my archives, but I'm not the only one weary of our weather -- a big event every spring is the Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley and it usually begins in late March with fields and fields of gorgeous tulips of every color. This year they've rescheduled three times and have already given notice that there may not be a festival this year -- there are NO tulips!!!  Forty-one days straight of rain and below normal temps is discouraging to tulips as well as people! So my reminder is a quote by Aristotle!

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle

 A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
 
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


46 comments:

MyMaracas said...

Oh these are so beautiful! I especially like the first one, with the glassy green shades and single bird.

(I didn't participate - just stopping by. )
Vicki

Carolyn Ford said...

I LOVE the first photo Sylvia...that beautiful aqua-marine color is stunning! Wow!!! Have a great weekend dear Sylvia!

James said...

Your photos are so beautiful and so peaceful. Also I love the way they are framed.

Have a wonderful weekend!

LauraX said...

Photo three is my favorite today Sylvia...the colors are wondrous!

Twigart said...

Wow, the second photo is beautiful. It makes me want to pack my bags and take off!

wenn said...

love your pictures and quotes!

Dyche Designs said...

Great shots, the first one looks like it could be a painting but my favorite would have to be the last one. Beautiful.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia, tulips or not, spring is here and there will be something marvelous in nature to behold. I look forward to your quotes of wisdom and inspiration almost as much as your lovely photos!

Bises,
Genie

jennyfreckles said...

Hi Sylvia - great photos - the second one is an image that sums up my yearning sometimes to be really free of clutter and busyness. Maybe your house move will help you in that way! Love your new header too. Your friend has a great talent.

EG Wow said...

All three are wonderful, Sylvia, but I specially like the middle one with the sailboat!

Karen said...

Terrific captures! I like them all, but the first one has such a gorgeous shade of green, it's my fave. Thanks for dropping by my blog, much appreciated.

Cildemer said...

So beautiful and shimmering all three! Your sunset is fabulous!
Thanks for sharing, Sylvia;o)

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Have a wonderful weekend****

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about the Tulip Festival. I've seen pictures from it, and the tulips are gorgeous.
You've again shared some wonderful pictures from your archives. I really like the sunset.
Have a great weekend.

'Tsuki said...

I don't know which one I like better, between the second and the last one... Okay, Let's not choose : both are so lovely...

Lynette Killam said...

How lovely these tranquil shots are, Sylvia, and you've included a few of my favourite quotes! I too love your whimsical header...your friend is both generous and talented.

And how disappointing about the Tulip Festival...what a great photo op. We've had all that rain here in the Lower Mainland as well. When the sun finally comes out, as it did today, we all get a little giddy!

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Malyss said...

gorgeous views! it's always so pleasant to discover your peaceful shots..Have a nice week-end, dear Sylvia! (Nice new banner!)

Woody said...

I love those tones in the last image!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Sylvia,
Your pictures are wonderful but I'm in love for the last one, a perfect postcard!
Hugs and a happy weekend
Léia

Mama Zen said...

I love that last one!

Thom said...

These are spectacular and the quotes that go with them add so much to the photos. Well done. Have a wonderful weekend.

Rekha said...

Beautiful shots and perfect words to accompany....the second one made me pause and reflect. Have a great weekend.

Francisca said...

Poor tulips! Your images are great, Sylvia, but today I am touched by Emerson's quote. I'm working on something quite innovative and hope to one day leave a trail. :-)

Jan said...

Great reflective quotes and photos, Sylvia. I love your new header.

joo said...

R.W.Emerson is one of the poets I admire the most,and also I love your photos!
Have a beautiful weekend, Sylvia:)

Inger-M said...

I just love all the shades of green in the first one! And the golden light in the last one!

Dorian Susan said...

Lovely muted reflections and beatuiful quotes to accompany-1st up in the meme this week. You were ready!!

Ebie said...

Oh, no! Every year I look forward to the Tulips Festival one blogger posts about it! Sad to hear.

But in the mean time, I will just follow what Aristotle says...

Enjoy your weekend Sylvia, while we do our wildflower shoot this Sunday!

ρομπερτ said...

peacefulness, thank you very much.

daily athens

hip-chick said...

beautiful pictures

Tracy said...

Not only are these beautiful photos, but the quotes are quite lovely. I like the one by Lou Holtz...thanks for sharing!

snowwhite said...

Sylvia,
Emerald water, sapphire ocean, golden sea, your photos are like jewelry box!! To view ripples of ocean or sea is very much soothing! Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow!
I love them all...
The different shades of green in the first one are beautiful. The second one is where I'd like to be!!!

Sridharan said...

Wonderful pictures.. I like the silver reflections turn golden in the last picture. The quotes are inspiring as always! Have a great week end Sylvia!

Ann said...

The red sun in the third photo is beautiful.

Kay said...

Oh so beautiful, Sylvia. Can you believe it's Saturday already? I hope you're having a terrific weekend.

Leovi said...

Realmente preciosas las tres, no se cual elegir, pero por especificar algo decirte que me encanta los tonos verdes de la primera. Saludos.

Leovi said...

Really beautiful three, not what to choose, but specify something to tell you I love the green tones of the first. Greetings.

lotusleaf said...

Very beautiful shots. The topmost one looks like silk.

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful series of watery reflections! Love the soft tone of the ripples in the first photo and the beautiful glow in the last one!

Dianne said...

Beautiful peaceful photos Sylvia! love them all.

cieldequimper said...

Ah, the first shot is so dreamlike! Lovely!

Gattina said...

All different and all beautiful, love the green water !

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

No tulip festival. What is up with that? It is so dry we are having burn bans here. They don't even want us firing up our backyard grills.

I love the Lou Holtz quote. So true. Such wisdom from a basketball coach!

Mary said...

Such greatness to these beauties, as I awake and finally get time to take in the entries from this past week. Have a blessed week Sylvia...with images viewed such as these, I know that you shall~ Mary

Eden said...

beautiful reflection photos. Love the first one. Thank you for sharing.

awarewriter said...

Lovely, painterly images Sylvia. Thanks for dropping by.

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