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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!!

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Dale Carnegie
Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.    Margaret Cousins


UIFPW08 said...

Amazing shots

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous all -- the sky effects in the last picture are really different -- I don't think I've ever seen a sky quite like that (and as you know, I spend a lot of time looking up!)

SandyCarlson said...

The textures in that last shot blew me away. Thanks for this beautiful post.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful scenes in all 3! the advice in the first 2 are awfully hard to live. the last one seems 2nd nature. :)

Linda Reeder said...

wonderful photos!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What uplifting photos and messages, dear friend. I love how the clouds dance in that afternoon sky in the last photo.

I hope that you will have a beautiful week ahead, mon amie.


Betsy Adams said...

Fabulous photos---and I always love the quotes... The water lily picture is awesome!!!!

kulasa said...

awesome shots as always...viewing the sky through your eyes never fail to make me appreciate life...what with the inspiring quotes you always share....blessed day :-)

Ugich Konitari said...

Sylvia , the second one of the white lotus in the pond, kind of made me think of Marilyn Monroe and her famous photo where her white frock flared around, she trying , to keep it down......

In an ever changing
fluid life,
she stands
her blonde wisps of hair
reflecting the light,
as she holds
the undulating expanse
of her white frock,
so perfect
on her frame.

And sometimes
we forget
that the world
would not have seen her
had it not been
for the complicated
underwater maze
the green room support chorus,
shining flat in the background,
the slimy creatures
in black slithering
amidst branches
so much behind-the-scenes networking,
and her powerful admirers
who occasionally
plucked her away
and displayed her on their arm....

christopher said...

Quite true.

And I love the sun setting on an appreciative thought.

lotusleaf said...

The water lily is very pretty, and the quote accompanying it is heartening!

cieldequimper said...

Love the way you caught the birds!

Stewart M said...

I love the sky and the birds!

And the bees are very happy indeed even if the flowers dont look like this any more!

Stewart M - Australia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All three beautiful images Sylvia, but the sky in the last shot is like an epic story, the wind up high looks like it can't decide which direction to blow!

Cezar and Léia said...

A romantic sky with beautiful clouds!
Wonderful set of images dear Sylvia, thanks for sharing!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful shots all of them. Love the birds in the first one. :)

Icy BC said...

Amazing photos, Sylvia, and the quotes are true wisdom!

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