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this day

“Nothing is worth more than this day.” ~Goethe

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” ~ Iris Murdoch

“And the day came when the risk it took ro remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin


My wish for you this weekend is to explore, look around you, get together with friends or family, have fun, try something new, …



and at the end of the day, enjoy the comforts of your home.

… So, at the end of the weekend why not pop back here and tell me:

  • Did you try something new? Please do tell.
  • Where did you explore and what did you find/see/experience?
  • What was the highlight of your weekend?
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andrea - September 22, 2012 - 7:53 am

I love that first quote and the photos made me smile. What a different bunch of photo ops you have here compared to northern Alberta! It’s all so familiar to me but I loved how you caught the northern landscape, particularly in winter.

Gabriele - September 22, 2012 - 8:52 am

The dogs wading into deep water is an analogy of friendship. At least to me. I have a few who have waded into the deepest alongside me.

Candace - September 22, 2012 - 1:57 pm

The dogs in the water shot is so sweet. And the rest are lovely. I’m trying to catch a glimpse of fall here in Phoenix even though it will be 107 today.

Michele Jack - September 22, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Most times when I check your blog I find that we are doing parallel events and taking parallel pictures. That always makes me smile
My weekend and past two weeks have been full of family. With a somewhat, surprisingly good balance of laughter and tears.Wish it was all laughter.
Nice to know that next door life is full of rich experiences and exploration of your new neighbourhood. We are happy to have you as neighbours.
My highlight is having our daughter bring her boyfriend to stay for the first time.

Christine - September 23, 2012 - 5:12 pm

The fading hydrangea is to die for ๐Ÿ™‚

The highlight of my weekend was scanning old photos, I was flooded with so many beautiful memories <3

Jack Larson - September 23, 2012 - 5:36 pm

I love your site as well as your photography. Very elegant. Where are you living on the big island?

Sherry Galey - October 2, 2012 - 3:36 pm

I’m a bit behind in my blog reading but I just adored your images in this one — ALL OF THEM. I am excited and inspired by your “eye” . Those are two of my favorite quotes, as well. To answer your question, I’ve been out shooting waterfalls…but you knew that ๐Ÿ˜‰