September 21, 2012

Life's Journey + Have a Great Weekend

Holding a flickering spark in my hands.

Update: No, that's not me!:)

Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us come for a short visit, not knowing why, yet...
sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men. Above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Albert Einstein.

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Carl Sandburg
Don't mind me. I've only in a B&W mood lately.)

Gosh, this week has gone over so fast! Here I am, and all I want is a relaxing weekend!

Hope you have a wonderful one! xx

P.S. So things have been ridiculously hectic around here...my job has been keeping me pretty busy lately.
I haven't been able to do as much visiting as I like to...and I'm really sorry about that. But I will do my best to get back to you asap!

72 comments:

Cloudy said...

Oh ja, eine sehr berechtigte Frage ohne Antwort, warum wir auf dieser Erde sind, was wir wollen und wohin wir gehen. Gut, was wir wollen, sind wir erstmal da, das ist oft schon klar, wohin wir einmal gehen, auch das ist uns vorbestimmt, doch warum sind wir hier, und nur für einen doch recht kurzen Aufenthalt, tja, das wissen vielelicht die Sterne, doch sie sprechen so leise, wir hören es nicht...

Lieben Gruß und Sonne im Herzen
CL

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Have a nice weekend and relax!

....Petty Witter said...

Oh my goodness those moon shots are so romantic.

Wishing you a peaceful and restful weekend. I shall be spending mine drinking hot chocolate and reading. x

It's me said...

Enjoy a happy and relaxing weekend darling.....have fun !!...love Ria...xxx...

Sandra said...

i am loving that boat collage, very creative, now i have something else to try out... i was about to say i wish i look like the girl in the first pic and then you said it is you and now i am sooo jealous.

rainfield61 said...

Life is busy.

So,

a minute of blogging time is precious.

Thank you for your visit.

Bitch said...

Happy with you!!!
You look so pretty...

Try to relax and to spend a wonderful weekend!!

xoxoxo

TexWisGirl said...

this is a beautiful post.

i appreciate you stopping by as you have time! blessings to you for a wonderful, relaxing, soul-filling weekend. :)

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely post. We are looking forward to a relaxing weekend, too. We've had something that we had to do every day this week and this is supposed to be vacation. This weekend we will "veg." Love it. :)

Chatty Crone said...

And thanks for such lovely things to picture in our minds on the weekend - You too.

Emm in London said...

Betty, what gorgeous, fabulous photos! I hope that things calm down at work and that you have some time soon to let the colour back into your life (unless you prefer the greys for now, in which case, keep calm and carry on!) Have a fabulous weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures and such wise words, Betty! Thanks for sharing them both! I hope you get to relax and enjoy the weekend and may it be filled with more of the beauty that you've shared with us today!!

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Hi Betty,
very beautiful this pictures!
Have a nice weekend!

Craver Vii said...

Ooh, I just HAVE to try my hand at some black & white pics! Have a blessed weekend, Betty!

Lynn said...

Love the B&W - have a happy weekend, Betty!

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photograph, superb views. I am greeting

Ms. A said...

Great photos, quotes and words! (I'm still searching for my purpose)

Georgia said...

Awesome pictures and great quotes.

Have a nice weekend!

Pedro Luis López Pérez said...

Maravilloso Post y gran Cita de Einstein.
Es cierto; el ritmo de vida nos deja, a veces, en B&W.
En cualquier caso; eso es momentáneo y siempre aparecerá el Color de nuestra Sonrisa y Mirada.
Un abrazo y besos.

michael said...

WOW! Beautiful collage and b&w!

Have a great weekend!

Mark said...

Love the words...and those black and white images, beautiful

El rincón de Ceditas said...

Que hermosas capturas. Te ha quedado un B&N precioso.
Un abrazo

Leovi said...

Very nice photos with a beautiful light. Excellent silhouette.

Ellie said...

I really love that last moon shot - it is amazing!!!
Here is hoping for a peaceful and relaxing weekend for you to recharge your batteries and be ready for nextweek.

Robert Geiss said...

There's colour inside. Even in the black and white.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely B&W photos and post. I love the quotes too. I wish you a very happy and relaxing weekend.

Madge @ TheViewFromRightHere said...

I'd like to be taking a break this weekend, but I have two field trips to drive, a highschool football game tomorrow and a trip up the Cascade Mountains to an environmental camp on Sunday afternoon, then work again on Monday...

Linda said...

Great shots and the quotes are wonderful! Have a great weekend, and don't worry about catching up! Sometimes you just have to say forget it!

sky-blu-pink said...

Beautiful peaceful shots, and peaceful words to accompany them. Just what you need after a hectic week, me too! Enjoying the sunshine today, taking it easy. Have a great weekend Betty. Gx

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the way you edited the ship photos -- very clever. Enjoy your time off, dearie! :)

Mary Pellerito said...

Water and sun make a stunning combo, don't you think.

Magia da Inês said...

º°♫♪º°
Encantadoras, a última foto é demais!!!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
♫♪♪¸.•°`❤彡

Hilary said...

Not to worry. Busy is understandable for limited blogging. But you sure have posted some lovely ones here.

Snapper II said...

I love what you have done here.
Fantastic post !!!

Bob Bushell said...

Love them in b/w.

Jesús said...

Bonitas fotos al contraluz, asi como sus procesados en B&N.
Saludos.

SandyCarlson said...

These are utterly amazing! Beautiful vision.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful pictures. I like what you did with the ships.

Hugs to you.
xoRobyn

Rick said...

Beautiful shining shots, Betty - b&w simply enhances the sunny feelings. Not to worry about visiting - when you have the time; there are other priorities.

Hope your weekend is a good one.

Anaximandro said...

Esta vez nos presentas unos admirables paisajes a contraluz, con un fondo de esperanza.
Un abrazo.

Magia da Inês said...

º°♫♪º°
Boa semana, amiga!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
♫♪♪¸.•°`❤彡

Fer said...

Excellent work. The first shot spectacular, Regards...

Vision By MILA said...

love the collage and the reflections in the water!

dianne said...

Great photos and interesting quotes. I hope you have had a relaxing weekend dear Betty, the time goes so quickly.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

Unknown Mami said...

These photos are spectacular and I always love your train of thought.

ANRAFERA said...

Preciosa entrada Betty! Que tengas una feliz semana. Cordial saludo.
Ramón
P.D.: Muy buenas las fotografías, felicitaciones.

teca said...

Loved your post!! You're always very positive and cheerful. Thank you!

Visit us when you can, don't worry about anything.
Loved your visit today in Sedimentos!!!!

Have a marvelous week.
Warm hug and flowers.

Giga said...

Wspaniałe zdjęcia, pierwsze mnie zauroczyło, i cudowne oraz ciekawe cytaty. Pozdrawiam i dziękuję za miłe odwiedziny.
Great pictures, first charmed me, and the wonderful and interesting quotes. Cheers and thank you for your kind visit.

Debbie said...

What a great post and some really beautiful images!!

I hope your weekend was all that you hoped it would be!!

Maple Lane said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Hope your work slows down and life is not so hectic.

Cloudia said...

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Aloha from Honolulu,
Wishing you a sweet week ahead!
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Annmarie Pipa said...

wow! what fabulous photos!!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos and good quotes too

Sandy said...

I was messing around with some black and white photos last weekend also. I find them to be very dramatic.

Liz said...

Lovely shots - all of them!! I should do some B&W to mix things up a bit!!

Rizalenio said...

Like scenes from a wonderful dream. Love all the photos.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! I love all of these photos!

Marty said...

beautiful images Betty, all of them but my favorite is the first one, really gorgeous !

Valerie said...

I love black and white photography, and yours is absolutely stunning!

Glad to have found your blog today, and I hope you have a nice restful and relaxing weekend:)

michael said...

Man, the moon photos are terrific!
I love B&W photography so much.

Clairejustine said...

Wonderful pictures :)

LisaS said...

Gorgeous shots!

Nina Bille said...

I love your B&W's!!!

Erin said...

Gorgeous pics!

Heidi said...

I love Black and White photography as well.
Some great photo's here too.

PopisK said...

I want more!

Cheryl said...

I've had the same kind of week. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

These photos are gorgeous in B&W.

Pat said...

Beautiful post!

erica @ expatria, baby said...

Oh! I don't mind you at all! I'm captivated by your use of black and white. And the silhouette in the first picture, really magical. Well done.

Tamara said...

I really enjoyed your photographs and the quotes.

Katie said...

Aww, you managed to take some great pictures!!
The moon pics are my faves. 3>

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

love black and white! Thanks for sharing at your sunday best.