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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remember Joy


The sky today is grey; fog engulfs the forest, my favorite foliage this morning of all that remains, is a small bush dipped in brilliant red-orange flame, it punctuates the gloom as if to say, “Remember joy, always remember joy, your heart has been blessed by love for this life you’ve been given.”
So I sit here wrapped in this dark November morning, the weight of sadness in learning of two more friends’ illnesses this week, God’s paintbrush daring us all to seek moments of observable joy, partially hidden by low clouds, but present nonetheless. For this I am grateful.

Skywatch Friday

36 comments:

  1. your words, photos and reflections always move me. loving you.

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  2. a beautiful image of peace. i'm sorry for your sadness...

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  3. Remember Joy, I like that. We can all identify with a need to remember the many blessings we do have, it may make us stronger in facing difficulty.

    Beautiful photo.

    You remain, in my prayer, in my thoughts.

    ((hugs)) ❤

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  4. Thank you for the reminder. Hugs to you.

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  5. Great picture with the wonderful light and color of autumn.

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  6. Breathtaking photo and inspirational message...thank you.

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  7. You are an amazing person. Truly. And this is a glorious photograph!

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  8. Beautiful scene. Happy skywatching!

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  9. I had a similar experience today, dear Laura. I was driving back home through a gray and rainy day. The sky felt heavy and suddenly I noticed how bright the few autumn-colored trees were against this dark sky. It lifted my heart! Much love to you!! Silke

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  10. I love fog, and foggy mornings, and this little flame just adds to the beauty!!

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  11. I so love these photo. thanks for sharing Laura. Happy Thursday!

    SWF

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  12. Sending prayers to you and your friends...

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  13. crisp foggy autumnal mornings bring me joy, although they are a long way off from us here downunder as we have some months of scorching heat to get through first

    yes, everything has a season...

    thanx for the reminder to look for the spot of colour amid the gloom

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  14. Such a beautiful fall capture and lovely words! I am sorry to learn of of your sadness and the illness of your friends. Holding good thoughts for you, Laura.

    Sylvia

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  15. Such a serene image must surely give some pleasure to your friends newly afflicted.

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  16. The red certainly brightens this photo. But I admit I DO like mist and the feeling of mystery. I'm so sorry you have two more friends who are ill.

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  17. sorry to hear of the illness, hoping all is well soon

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  18. Beautiful capture.
    God puts friends in our lives to share the good times and walk each other through the difficult days, but He promises to be there at all times. I will remember your friends this evening in my prayers.

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  19. The fog makes the beautiful forest shot.

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  20. Very nice, the fog and mists add so much to the mood, thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day

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  21. A wonderful photograph Laura and such wonderful philosophy. It is when we are truly tested in life that such simple yet profound moments take on such a special significance.

    Blessing on you and yours.

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  22. A beautifully photo - the fog always makes everything look soft and mysterious. And your words are a wonderful reminder that even the darkest clouds have a dazzling sun shining behind them! I hope good news about your friends comes your way soon.

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  23. A wonderful picture! The fog adds so much to the atmosphere.

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  24. Thanks for the remainder to just be. Fog is such a wonderful subject to photograph. Love your image.
    Joyce M

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  25. God blesses us each and every one, we just have to notice. and you do Laura. in such lovely ways. happy weekend to you. take good care now.

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  26. I love misty mornings where the sun is just about to come out from hiding. It feels like the Earth feels fresh and renewed once more.I hope the sun did finally rose after you took this pic. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful shot. The colors come to life in a stillness of a new morning.

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  27. When I headed out yesterday I didn't realize how foggy it was. At first I was agitated that it was harder to see the road and worried that the weather might slow me down. Then I noticed how much I could see and I began to relax as I paid closer attention.

    Holding your friends in my thoughts and prayers ~

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  28. Captured beautifully!

    Late visiting from SW, hope you can peek at my Skywatch entry when you get a chance. Thanks.

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  29. What a beautiful scene, Laura! Hope you'll enjoy your weekend, Jesh (from FB)

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  30. What amazes me most about this post is that I've taken a very similar photo for very similar reasons. I'm grateful for the bit of brilliance, and for you beautiful words.

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