Invincible summer

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

This quotation sums up my year,  inspires me when life gets tough and helps me look forward to the future with hope.


May you carry summer in your hearts all year round – and may the coming year be kind to you.


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57 responses

  1. wow. that is an awesome quote…carrying summer within…think i will think on this one all day…

    December 30, 2010 at 15:23

  2. Thank you for sharing so much beauty and inspiration with us all year through. Wishing you all the best in the year to come.

    December 30, 2010 at 15:36

  3. My goodness gracious, that’s gorgeous! =)

    Happy SWF!

    December 30, 2010 at 16:38

  4. Beautiful. Beautiful words (yours and Albie’s), and beautiful pictures.

    December 30, 2010 at 16:44

  5. simply beautiful, in the midst of our current blizzard, I long for summer’s warmth.

    December 30, 2010 at 17:17

  6. Lovely quote and sentiment!

    December 30, 2010 at 17:23

  7. It is a little icy here today..so I need a little summer in my heart. beautiful summery photo..Happy New Year to you and Sir Pe and the anklebiters and Oscar:)

    December 30, 2010 at 17:45

  8. Thank you! This is not only beautiful but such wise words. What a gift your post is to me today! XX

    December 30, 2010 at 18:05

  9. I have this quote in my home, Fi – a good reminder that there is a core of hope in us all. I looked at your lake photo a long time, soaking in the beauty of sky, clouds, and water. Perhaps when I feel winter holding me captive, I’ll remember your lake and feel renewed. Happy 2011 to you and your Family!

    December 30, 2010 at 18:46

  10. Kindness is contagious. I’m going to practice more of in the new year.

    Thank you for another lovely visit.

    Happy New Year, my friend.

    December 30, 2010 at 20:06

  11. Beautiful quotes and pictures!

    December 30, 2010 at 22:44

  12. I’ve always loved this quote,
    and I find that every year I love it more.
    I love that I am still learning and growing and finding joy and hope.

    (and blogging and blog loves , like you )

    December 31, 2010 at 00:12

  13. that jet stream reflection is f’n awesome! your shots are so beautifully dramatic.

    December 31, 2010 at 00:52

  14. Incredible beautiful photos, m’lady. The shimmering reflection of the contrail is a wonderful shot.

    Best wishes for the new year, and more skywatches — wren

    December 31, 2010 at 01:16

  15. Just what I needed today. I was cold and you gave me warmth! I was mind-numb and you awoke my brain! Thanks! Lovely!!! Now if I can just get a blog posted!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 01:24

  16. Time passes fast. Happy New Year to you and your family and may 2011 be a better year for all of us.

    December 31, 2010 at 02:01

  17. beautiful images and lovely thoughts!!

    wish you a SUPER 2011!!

    December 31, 2010 at 04:56

  18. Beautiful shots.

    December 31, 2010 at 07:20

  19. Before you know it, summer will be back along with its lovely skies! Happy new year…

    December 31, 2010 at 07:33

  20. wow, love that picture. there are so many things that catch my eye.

    December 31, 2010 at 07:48

  21. Nice photos Fi. I am fascinated by those white lines. Are they jet plane vapour trails? – Dave

    December 31, 2010 at 08:11

    • Yes, they are jet contrails.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:45

  22. Many thanks for your lovely wishes and may 2011 be more summer like for you!

    December 31, 2010 at 08:15

  23. Isn’t it amazing- that quote means so much in your context, but in the India of Eternal Summer, the only thing that translates is the meaning behind it.
    The amazing bit is that you can come from such different cultures and geographies, and find that under all that, you are the same person.

    Happy New Year, Fiona, and I am glad we met.

    December 31, 2010 at 08:22

    • I agree. For me, this quotation is metaphorical rather than literal…

      December 31, 2010 at 10:42

  24. Blu

    Wishing you a beautiful 2011, many thanks for sharing your part of the world. Best wishes Blu x

    December 31, 2010 at 08:38

  25. Incredible view… really mesmerizing…

    Pixellicious Photos wishes you a very happy new year ahead!!

    December 31, 2010 at 09:02

  26. Beautiful golden sky.

    Have a happy New Year!

    December 31, 2010 at 09:09

  27. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Thanks for your visits and comments in the past Year.
    I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 25

    December 31, 2010 at 09:22

  28. O what magnificent light and colour! Love the romantic reflections!

    December 31, 2010 at 09:31

  29. Riet

    Your pictures are all so beautiful and I love that quote.
    Have a wonderful and healthy 2011.

    December 31, 2010 at 09:43

  30. Happy and healthy new year!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 09:46

  31. Fantastic images and I love the quote too. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:40

  32. Awesome photos with meaningful quote. I love the reflection of jet plane vapor?
    Happy New Year!!!
    Yohi

    December 31, 2010 at 11:06

  33. I shall use your quote for this new year.

    In 15 minutes, it is 2011 here in New Zealand. I wish you a happy New Year.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:46

  34. Spectacular! I love this shot :)

    December 31, 2010 at 11:51

  35. Beautiful shots!!!

    Happy New Year :)

    December 31, 2010 at 12:08

  36. truly amazing shots. Best wishes and happy new year. :)

    December 31, 2010 at 13:41

  37. What an awesome photo and to show it with the quote… well I am speechless!!
    Wish you a very Happy New Year:)


    My Yatra Diary…

    December 31, 2010 at 15:17

  38. Beautiful picture. Wisihing you Happy New Year 2010!

    December 31, 2010 at 15:19

  39. I love the calmness I find in your photography. Happy New Year to you and your family. Sonia x.

    December 31, 2010 at 16:15

  40. I love the quote, but the photos are just incredible! I love the contrail reflected in the water!! The water looks so still, but there is enough movement to break up the straight lines of the contrail!!

    December 31, 2010 at 16:16

  41. Marvelous words and so very true! And gorgeous captures as always! Thank you for your visits and lovely comments, for sharing the beauty of your skies and world and your wisdom! May you and your family have a new year filled with beauty and laughter and love!

    Sylvia

    December 31, 2010 at 16:42

  42. Jen

    Wising you a wonderful new year also.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    December 31, 2010 at 17:19

  43. So profound and the photos speak for itself…have a happy 2011.

    December 31, 2010 at 20:25

  44. Since I am so cold natured, I try to keep summer in my mind all the time. Love the warm, sunny days. You shared some very pretty sights today for Sky Watch.

    December 31, 2010 at 23:35

  45. Beautiful quote and nice capture
    love the reflections of the jet trail in water

    Happy New Year

    January 1, 2011 at 12:56

  46. Beautiful sentiments and images… To carry an eternal summer within must mean to have mind full of sunshine.
    Happy New Year to you and yours, may 2011 be a very prosperous year indeed,
    xoxo

    January 1, 2011 at 13:49

  47. Bonne Année!

    January 1, 2011 at 14:26

  48. Your images and the Camus quote have the power to sustain.

    January 2, 2011 at 03:41

  49. Terrific shots.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

    January 2, 2011 at 09:58

  50. Thank your for the warm wishes and for the amazing photos!

    January 2, 2011 at 23:45

  51. love those lines in number two! Thanks for visiting me too…

    January 3, 2011 at 14:41

  52. love the lighting!

    January 4, 2011 at 05:11

  53. Such a lovely New Year’s post (and one to carry with me all year — so it doesn’t matter that I”m late catching up).. I wish you all peace and joy in 201l (and lots of photo ops!)(

    January 4, 2011 at 17:25

  54. Considering the country you live in, I think you do need to carry summer in your heart year round!

    January 5, 2011 at 02:30

  55. An invincible summer – what a marvellous, inspiring thought.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:38

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