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Friday, October 21, 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 rather wistfully looking back over photos from around the harbor and decided to share a couple of favorites from some older captures and, of course, that meant one of my turtle friends, too! The last shot I took of the area on the fifth floor where my apartment is. There is a small sitting area near each elevator, big windows and sometimes some colorful reflections!!  Enjoy your weekend, turn off the news, turn on the music and look for the beauty around you! It's always there, sometimes we just have to look a little harder!

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the.... place where it leads. 
Erica Jong
 

A flower that is not the prettiest in the garden may yet have the loveliest fragrance.
David L. Weatherford

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
Mark Twain

39 comments:

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh Sylvia!

what breathtaking photos!
you're a great photographer!!
thanks for brightening my day!

have a nice weekend!
betty

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

...and the last one is so inviting!

Martha Z said...

What a great place to sit, enjoy the view and capture a great reflection.

Malyss said...

You caught so well a beautyful lightning and soft and sweet colors!
I wish you a nice week-end, dear Sylvia!
And I LOVE your banner!!it made me smile!:o))

Ana Eugenio said...

delightful shots. the last one is so peaceful and the quote is really strong. love it :) have a blessed weekend, dear.

RuneE said...

Three very nice contributions, but I fell completely for that lonely sail-boat in the sunset very nice atmosphere.

Nature Rambles said...

Those orange hued skies are absolutely stunning. I also like the little bow and the vase of flowers.

missing moments said...

You always come up with such funny quotes! Love that sunset shot!

James said...

Great reflections Sylvia! I love the top one with the lone sailboat surrounded by all of the natural beauty and color!

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Becky said...

oh that last quote is great!!! it's certainly true of myself. great reflections Sylvia. happy weekend to you.

Kay L. Davies said...

No contest, of course, Sylvia, I love the turtles best! And your winning header is win-derful.

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

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE the turtle shots! always make me happy!

Pat Tillett said...

Always multiple reflections and always very nice!

Jack said...

Nice photos, Sylvia. I know exactly what my friend Mark means!

Gemma Wiseman said...

O it's good to see your turtle friends again! They are lovely in their water home! Stunning sky light over the water in the first photo! And wonderful depth in your window reflection!

Dorian Susan said...

Extra special images from you this week Sylvia. The first one sets an amazing mood, but the last one speaks to me the most. have a great weekend.

Genie said...

Thanks you so VERY munch for your kind and encouraging words about my photos this week. I cannot begin to tell you what a gorgeous place we were...and it was the time we got off the beaten path and plan to go down a road that looked interesting. There we were at a gorgeous state park of which we knew nothing. To live almost on the border of VA and WVA, we know little about WVA. Trust me...we will be going back. My shadow shot is form another state park we went to which was ethereal in its beauty. I am glad you liked the quote. Each week I think of you and your fabulous quotes when I am searching the internet for words that will go along with my pictures. Your shots this week are gorgeous as always. Maybe one of these days we will get back out there to see my son on Bainbridge and then we will have to have coffee. By the way, I adore your Seattle clock. I need to put one on my blog so I know what time it is on Baimbridge. Hug, genie

Gine said...

Le bégonia sur fond d'immeuble a ma préférence. Excellent sujet, très bien traité !

Leovi said...

Wow! Beautiful sunset. I like that nice orange.

Inger-M said...

Great shots, Sylvia, I love the turtles!

Karen said...

The first one is splendid and serene. Love the turtles too!

Woody said...

Happy weekend Sylvia! I love the view with the reflections :-)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Love these shots, particularly the turtles.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Al said...

Lovely shots, Sylvia' that's a wonderful sitting area where you live. I'm not sure how it is for Sam, but Socks gets too many treats already! Whenever we eat out my wife keeps something to give him when we get home! Anyway, have a great weekend and give Sam a pat from us.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The reflections and colours in your last are lovely Sylvia.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful reflections, and the thoughts lead to reflection!

Louis la Vache said...

The first image is really fine, Sylvia.
Great post!

Lew said...

Beautiful reflections, Sylvia! And quite a couple you have visiting your header today!

Carletta said...

That first shot makes me want to be somewhere warm. :) It's beautiful!
Your little spot on the fifth floor looks very inviting!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend with warm times and yes, lots of music!!

Carletta said...

I forgot to add that I LOVE the header!!!!

magiceye said...

brilliant!!

Gattina said...

Ah ! my little turtles ! I love this picture ! The last picture is very beautiful too !

Jan n Jer said...

Lovely reflections and quotes to go with them!

JM said...

Absolutely stunning this top shot! You see, I remember calling you the queen of sky shots and it seems your indian friend has heard me! :-) Just look at the funny header!

NatureFootstep said...

nice shots!
Have a great weekend!

Ebie said...

You have a wonderful view, and the glass windows just create such great reflections!

Congratulations again to your friend on your blog header!

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, Lovely reflections--that first one is stunning. Your quotes always bring a smile to my face or leave me with a meaningful thought--thanks. Have a lovely Sunday. Mickie :)

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

your photos and quotes simply....comfort me...thanks...

awarewriter said...

Like them all but the turtles are especially neat.

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