Thursday, November 06, 2008

Reflections


There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton


The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes;
one is dazzled even with its reflection.
Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not
paralyze
your effort and clog your springs of action.
Learned Hand


Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky.
When we think of the sky, we tend to look up,

but the sky actually begins at the earth.

Diane Ackerman


The object of reflection is invariably
the discovery of something satisfying to the mind
which was
not there at the beginning of the search.
Ernest Dimnet


~Picture details~
1- Bronte Creek, Oakville ON
2- Lake Ontario, Toronto Waterfront
3- Grand River, Kitchener ON
4- Near Renfrew ON, courtesy of Two Puppies
Check her Flickr site to see this picture. (CC license)

See more Skywatch posts here

35 comments:

  1. Those are absolutely amazing pictures. Truly love the last one with the treeline in the sky.

    Today I reflect on the passing of a loved one and your post today was perfect. I see a picture on earth side and a picture on heaven side. We walk on the earth side until God decides we must cross over. Both sides of the refection are peaceful and beautiful. I hope my loved now can see his reflection from above and know how beautiful he is.
    Thank you for doing this post today.

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  2. Lovely post. Remarkable photographs and moving verse.

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  3. Lovely entry. I particularly enjoyed the Wharton quote.

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  4. A very nice series of sky watch photos, good job.

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  5. Perfect. I love your reflections. well done.

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  6. Beautiful photos! Happy skywatch :)

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  7. Wow, I really enjoyed these, and it's nice to know where they are taken, too. Thanks!

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  8. Beautiful. I think my favorite is number 2.

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  9. You've chosen four shots to show just how beautiful Ontario really is! Remember when or license plates said "Keep it Beautiful"? ;-)

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  10. I love the reflection photos!!! And the one were the sunsflare walks! Happy skywatching!

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  11. Fantastic photos, great post. Thank you.

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  12. Greast reflections, both images and words.
    Especially like the last photo, nice work.

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  13. Great shots as always, visiting your site never disappoints. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  14. Just captured beautifully.

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  15. Beautiful collection of photos for Sky Watch Friday you do know how to show Ontario off at its best.

    Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  16. Ruth,

    The photos are awesome and all of those places are familiar to me. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoyed both the photos and the quotes.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  17. Beautifully captured reflections.

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  18. For skies and reflection (both visually and verbally), you are the best.

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  19. The top one is my favorite..many people are in a reflective mood today so great posting!!!

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  20. AWESOME photos! Love the reflections! Happy SWF!

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  21. all your photos are stunning

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  22. A lovely series and I enjoyed your post along with it!

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  23. I like that quote about the sky starting at the ground. Really nice blend of photos and ideas as usual.

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  24. nice pics have good weekend

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  25. WOW! Those are amazing photos and reflections!

    Mine's, HERE. If you get a chance:)
    Happy SWF!

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  26. A lovely blog here. Great reflections in the first three pictures, and in words too!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving behind a nice comment.

    - celine
    http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

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  27. You've shot some beautiful relfections. Above all I love the last one, it's so mysterious with the clouds in the sky!

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  28. Ruth, this is a truly remarkable post, so well selected, both photos and verses.

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  29. Ruth: I do love all your photos, what a really neat series.

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  30. This is a lovely Skywatch post. I enjoyed the photos, which are quite beautiful, and the quotes.

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  31. I love the reflection on the third photo! :)

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  32. Very nice photos. I always enjoy reflections, but they seem extra special when there is fall foliage involved for some reason.

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  33. Ruth,

    Such awesome photos. I haven't had time to get out for fall photos since we came back from up north in early October. Things are just busy here, so enjoy all of yours.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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