Monday, October 31, 2011

A Unexpectedly Beautiful Day

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. 
Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, 
certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. 
Robert Louis Stevenson 


I was surprised to see there was a seagull sitting at the top of the cross on the church spire.

The wispy clouds are dark grey. It was supposed to rain. Unexpectedly the sun was out and it was a glorious day.

Here you can see the snow blankets much of the mountain.  

Thank you for your visit. Please visit again soon!


33 comments:

Vores have said...

Hello Joyful.
Beautiful pictures you show - thought that it is exciting to see / read about elsewhere in the world.
Wishing you a good day - take good care of yourself.
The weather here in central Jutland (Skelhøje between Karup / Viborg) is gray but mild + 13.3 degrees.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing, I have some gorgeous sun setting ones today too, seems we all are kinda focused on his beauty, Hugs

OtienoHongo said...

As usual, you post such beautiful photos. I hope the day was a blessing to you!

Holland said...

How wonderful! I live in a valley where the wind gets caught and the trees are red and orange like fire. The grass is still a wonderful bright green.

I love the mountains!

Fred Alton said...

And a beautiful day it was, indeed! I love the blanket of snow atop the mountains.

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Hvor er der dog smuk.
Tak for kigget.

Míriam Luiza said...

Que lugar lindo você mora! A neve ao longe é linda! Gostei também das flores amarelas do cabeçalho.

Martha Z said...

Lovely mountain views.

Carver said...

I love the way the snow capped mountains look. Very cool to catch the gull on top of the steeple cross.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a glorious setting and such lovely shots!

Joyful said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I am very blessed that I get to see these mountains every day. Well at least on the days when the clouds don't cover them, lol.

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

While you are strting to get snow, summer is slowly arriving down here in South Africa. But even in winter I don't get to see that kind of sight as I live on the coast.

Ebie said...

You have a good eye! I see that bird.

The colored leaves make a beautiful foreground of the mountains!

Have a nice week!

Sivinden said...

Impressive scenery - and I like your quote too.

Joyful said...

Firefly, I would love to visit SA some day. From all the photos I've seen, it looks like a beautiful place. I live at the coast too but we are blessed to have mountains on one side and the ocean on the other.

Joyful said...

Ebie, I'm so glad you enjoyed looking for the bird, lol. You have a good eye too!

Joyful said...

Sivinden, hank you for your kind words and your visit.

Anna said...

Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing it!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna

Kilauea Poetry said...

Penny- what a terrific quote with your photos today- great captures! Seagull is too cool. Enjoy your afternoon-

Reader Wil said...

Taking these photos must have been at a very high place! Thanks for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

cool with the seagull. But they like to sit on top of things. :)

Anonymous said...

The blue mountains framed by Fall foliage look most beautiful!! Love the bird photo too! Thank you for stopping by!:)

Al said...

Lovely photos. We should get another round of snow tonight as they've placed us under a blizzard warning.

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Joyful said...

Thank you, Foto Anna!

Joyful said...

Regina, I'm glad you enjoyed ;-)

Joyful said...

Reader Wil, yes I was a bit high up but not too high. I was a distance from the mountains.

Joyful said...

Tina, thank you.

Joyful said...

Nature Footstep, we have a lot of sea gulls here but I don't usually see them perched so high.

Joyful said...

Kanak, thank you for your visit and your very kind comments. Please come again soon.

Joyful said...

Al,I pray you all keep safe and warm.

Jo said...

Beautiful Penny! Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Jo

Suzy said...

Beautiful pics.

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