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Friday, May 27, 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 was so excited about our bus trip this week to the Seattle Waterfront and was hoping for some really great reflection shots! So, what happened?? It rained the entire time we were there! But I got a couple of shots anyway.  The first one shows you how gray it was!  And then while I was waiting for the bus to come get us, I saw these reflections in the building across the street, not particularly stunning -- but????
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James
I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Ken Venturi
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
Bertolt Brecht

And these guys seem to know that!  Hope you all have a great weekend!
 

44 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh that last one just makes me laugh and expands my heart at the same time!!! great one, sylvia!

Thom said...

All such beautiful reflections...those ducks are so cute...I remember this downtown so well...love it. Hope you are well my friend.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

As seen from your first lovely shot, one remembers that beautiful photos are often made in inclement weather... Love the ducks with the "right idea" on life!

Enjoy your weekend, Sylvia!

Bises,
Genie

George said...

I like your first photo very much, even if it wasn't the sunny reflections you hoped you would see. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Dorian Susan said...

Love that new header Sylvia...and the duck reflection is a very cute one. The others are just plain lovely. Happy weekend to you. Glad you're all moved in. Now the unpacking-I don't envy you that.

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful reflections!!!

Gattina said...

What a pity that it rained !
Love the last picture with the two ducks, so cute !

Malyss said...

Even under the rain, you had a beautyful trip, and could catch great reflections! And the last one with the two ducks is cute and fabulous! Have a nice week-end, dear Sylvia!

Pietro said...

Wonderful reflection shots, Sylvia! Excellent quotes too.
Happy weekend!

Tracy said...

Amen to the chasing happiness...what a sweet photo of the two ducks; they look like they are solving the problems of the world and perhaps they are :)
Have a great weekend!

Dimple said...

I love the first one, it is beautiful, and the last one made me laugh!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I particularly like these ducks, they look as though they're having a good gossip! Wonderful reflections too!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

hahahah
Sylvia

do u know what happened with me alst night?


I dreamd with you and your hands full of HEADERS OF YOUR BLOG
I woke up and asked to my husband: where is Sylvia and the headers=??

he answered me : Grace, are you crazy??? I don´t know any Sylvia....


hahhahaha


I laughed since it happened


very nice shots
grace

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I really really like that first photo. It is very moody.

Lois said...

Such a cute little couple in that last shot! Have a wonderful weekend.

Dianne said...

Happiness is certainly at there heels - Thanks Sylvia for the lovely photos and quotes,
Enjoy your week-end.

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful reflection pictures! I especially liked the last one with the ducks...Lovely :)

Have a great weekend!

Al said...

We must have been on the Seattle waterfront at the same time this week, Sylvia, as it rained when we were there too. You certainly get a lot of rain there! Anyway, nice photos - the classic grey Seattle skyline is always welcome.

Maria said...

I love those little ducks, Sylvia ~ and the quote "Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels."
... is perfect for the times ~
For all times, actually!
It reminds me of this verse,
""The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20,21.

I love these reminders that JOY is within us*
Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia
~Maria

Sérgio Pontes said...

I like these buildings, regards and have a nice weekend =)

Woody said...

Don't sell yourself short, the composition of the first shot is really excellent.

When life gives you lemons, make lemon aid!

kRiZ cPEc said...

the last shot here is lovely, and the last quote I love. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

A great series of shotsd! Love the moody atmosphere in the first photo!

Jack said...

Your first harbor shot is wonderful. Sylvia. I like the way it dissipates into the mist. Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend!

awarewriter said...

These are great Sylvia. I like the dark colors and composition of the first. The last image is just plain fun to look at.

Thanks for visiting.

Arti said...

Another gem of a post... Stunning pics all! Loved the quotes too especially the one about happiness...
Have a lovely weekend:)

magiceye said...

beautiful captures!

Sridharan said...

Great reflection snaps and beautiful quotes..!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the skies in your previous post as well as the 'definition' of a diplomat! LoL.
nice reflections too, especially the love birds.
: )

Team G Square said...

just awesome

The Barefoot Crofter said...

hello Sylvia - I haven't visited for a such a long time, but your photos are still as wonderful - love those ducks. i am doing reflections this week for the first time.
Jacqui xx

Rajlakshmi said...

the last one is just amazing :D
absolutely beautiful :D
enjoy the weekend :)

Nature Rambles said...

Beautiful reflective quotes and images. The last one is adorable!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful shots, and the last one is my favorite, it's so romantic!
Hugs and happy weekend,
Léia

Arija said...

Great shots all three Sylvia. Love those wobbly duck reflections.

Hope you are thoroughly enjoying your new surroundings and have nestled in securely.

Lesley said...

the ducks are adorable!

Leovi said...

Lovely three, but my favorite is the duck with those beautiful reflections. Greetings.

Dianne said...

the ducks are adorable
wonder what they're talking about :)

your newest header is wonderful!

DawnTreader said...

Even if a grey day doesn't give the same reflection effects as sunlight they have their own "mood"

Francisca said...

I know well how disappointing it is when you don't get the shot you imagined, but Sylvia, that's a lovely moody shot of the port!

cieldequimper said...

Hi Sylvia! At last I can comment on your arghhhh photos that make me want to jump on the first plane to Sea-Tac! :-) For some odd reason I couldn't yesterday, even the pop-up window wouldn't open...

I'm sure we'll get to meet someday! ;-)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Bellissime foto Sylvia !
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

JM said...

Love every shot! Great post, Sylvia, and cool new header too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks to me like it wasn't a wasted trip at all; those are fine photos! And did you get to go out to lunch somewhere nice too? (I must be hungry to have even thought of that ;>)

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