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Friday, June 3, 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! Well, it's still raining, but we've been promised a sunny weekend!!! And temps in the 70s!!!  None of that in over a year!! But we'll see what happens and maybe I can even find some new reflections!!! In the meantime I'll share these with you and wish you a wonderful weekend!!

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Bertolt Brecht
 
 
I do hope old Bertolt knew what he was talking about!!
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
James Allen

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

42 comments:

Antonette said...

OOOooh! the last shot is my favorite!!! Love it!

~Antonette
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com

P.S. Have a fabulous weekend!

EG Wow said...

Very lovely reflection of the sun on te water, Sylvia. I hope this week brings you many days of sunshine.

Malyss said...

I like the shadows games on the wlls. and the last one leaves me breathless§ Have a nice week-end, dear Sylvia!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Such wonderful sun reflections - relaxing views :)
Have a great Friday Sylvia!

Jack said...

I sure hope the shadowy photographer is inside, not a lurker outside!

Reader Wil said...

These quotations are very profound reflections, Sylvia! The one by Nietzsche is very deep.

Dimple said...

Beautiful shots Sylvia!

I can't say I'm a fan of Nietzsche, but the quote from him is a good one!

Dorian Susan said...

I kept saying "oh I like this best" until the next one came into view....these are beautiful. The last shot is a stunner, but I like the subtleness of the middle two shots as well-they create a mix of emotions-bittersweet, I guess.
Happy weekend Sylvia.

Mama Zen said...

I just love that second shot!

George said...

Your first picture is wonderful. I love the reflection of the light on the water and those mountains in the backyard. I hope you do have a beautiful, sunny weekend and can get more great pictures to share with us.

Woody said...

I vote for the last one as well and I love your quotes!

JM said...

Great shadows/reflections in the middle shots, so well composed, Sylvia. The sunset is gorgeous and look at all those boats!

'Tsuki said...

Nice chase and nice catches ! The first one is so majestic, with those shades of blue... And the last one is simply superb !

Kay L. Davies said...

That first photo is one to dream about, Sylvia.
— K

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

Lois said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thom said...

These are absolutely gorgeous...thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend my friend :) xoxox

texwisgirl said...

i like that 2nd photo! and of course the last one is just dreamy...

cloudbusting2 said...

Yup, it´s me that needs more changes than the world of ours.

RedPat said...

Love them all but especially the last one!

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images, the shadow reflections are great.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kathryn

Ms. Becky said...

oh my, that last one is dreamy gorgeous. but...I think my fave is the sepia-toned second. it's got great atmosphere. have a great weekend Sylvia.

Dianne said...

Delightful - especially the last shot.
Have a lovely week-end Sylvia

jennyfreckles said...

Another interesting selection of reflections and shadows. I like the world through your lens.

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning lighting in the first and last photos! And the shadowy spaces are beautifully mysterious!

Lynette Killam said...

A great set of shots and quotes, Sylvia...I love the second-to-last one...so striking! And your friend has outdone herself on the banner...this one is stunning1!!

awarewriter said...

Lovely series Sylvia. The reflected shadow shots are very creative. I love 'em.

Al said...

More rain - hard to believe! These are beautiful photos, Sylvia - you live in one of the country's most amazing places. But I have to admit, it was nice to see some Colorado sunshine after spending a week there! But I'm sure I'll be back again.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful shots!

Lily Hydrangea said...

lovely reflections & shadows, nice job Sylvia.
Have a great weekend!
: )

PS
Your friend from Mumbai gets more creative with every banner she creates.

Karen said...

Great shots...love the second one. Have a great weekend Sylvia!

Linda Reeder said...

Love Leo's quote. It found it's mark on me! Ouch.

Sushma Harish said...

ive just fallen for all these today.

Misalyn said...

Beautiful set of photos and quotes. I specifically like #2 and 4.

Nature Rambles said...

Delightful photos! The last one is fantastic!!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Beautiful photography! Living in the rainy Pacific Northwest USA I must say I love the first photo best. Sun, water, bench and I'd add a great book!

http://www.mariscamera.blogspot.com/

Indrani said...

You have a wide variety!
I have just one shot. Hope you will visit. http://indisnapshots.blogspot.com/2011/05/wordless-155.html

Gattina said...

All nice pictures, but the last one I like best !

magiceye said...

delightful captures

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are the Queen of shadows, light, reflections, and appropriate quotes. And I am continually amazed by your ongoing stream of headers you get from your friend. They might deserve a post devoted to them.

Dianne said...

I love your shadow on the lacy wall

Francisca said...

There are so many wise variations of the Tolstoy quote, yet we still don't get it, do we? And Nietsche is referring to what the Japanese call ikigai or French call raison d'etre. Hope you get some sun soon! My friends just north of your border said that after the longest, coldest, wettest spring on record they finally got some sun today... you too? Like in your last gorgeous photo? Another fun header!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Its nice to catch up after not being able to do much computer stuff while we're on the road. Your posts are always so full of joy!

I love the new way your photos look with the rounded corners. And your new header just makes me smile every time.

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