Flight of souls

Is there anything more peaceful, more spiritually uplifting

Than feathered hope taking wing?

If you could untie your wings and free your soul, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves. — Rumi

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And if you love water, please check out Jillsy’s latest challenge!

77 responses

  1. Is there anything more exhilarating than watching birds in flight?

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    June 9, 2011 at 11:30

  2. Incredibly stunning shot! such peaceful and lovely photo!

    i was captured under the spell of this one.

    betty ;))

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    June 9, 2011 at 11:36

  3. I meant “shots!”

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    June 9, 2011 at 11:37

  4. Truly lovely. Though for me, it was the water than was the icing on the cake. Thanks.

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    June 9, 2011 at 11:38

  5. beautiful. I love the colors and the message.

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    June 9, 2011 at 11:41

  6. marvelous image and words!!

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    June 9, 2011 at 11:48

  7. beautiful colors in the sky and lake…and yes it is to watch them spread their wings…hoping we do as well…

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    June 9, 2011 at 13:06

  8. Wonderful – these shots are so beautiful and peace-inducing.

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    June 9, 2011 at 13:14

  9. The colours of the first photo are exquisite! I like these soft pastel colours. Your photos are stunning, all of them!! Thanks for supporting Unicef.

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    June 9, 2011 at 13:16

  10. The title sums it up perfectly!

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    June 9, 2011 at 13:22

  11. Such peaceful and beautiful photos. Makes a person want to stop and relax for a bit.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress
    Freelance Editing By Mason

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    June 9, 2011 at 13:37

  12. LOVELY. SOULS LIFTING. THIS IS WHAT I THINK OF WHEN I SEE BIRDS IN FLIGHT….

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:03

  13. WINGS AND WATER…..LOVE IT….
    THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT, FIONA

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:19

  14. oh my.
    yes. thank you .

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:33

  15. “Feathered hope taking wing”…. beautiful words to go along with beautiful photos- what a great combination to wake up to! Thank you, Fi!

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:38

  16. You gaze and gaze at such beauty until there is little light left in the sky – breathtaking!

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:45

  17. So beautiful! The shots are wonderful and the words are lovely!
    Thanks for sharing;o)
    Happy day;o)

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:46

  18. > you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.

    So it’s not mallards then. 😉

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:56

  19. beautiful serene sunset..your mood seems to be a bit reflective lately..I hope all is well with you:)

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    June 9, 2011 at 15:10

  20. Wonderful captures and I love that quote!

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    June 9, 2011 at 16:04

  21. Since I’m up way earlier than I wanted to be this morning, I wish I had that to wake up to!

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    June 9, 2011 at 16:06

  22. Fantastic post!
    Breathtaking pictures and wonderful quote!

    Margie 🙂

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    June 9, 2011 at 16:37

  23. Your lake scenes are always enchanting!

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    June 9, 2011 at 18:14

  24. Beautiufl, Fiona. Just magical.

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    June 9, 2011 at 19:28

  25. Those clouds in the upper left of the first shot are really neat 🙂

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    June 9, 2011 at 20:52

  26. Beautiful words and such idyllic pictures.

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    June 9, 2011 at 21:06

  27. Pretty photos, how nice of the birds to add that extra special touch to your photos
    Have a great weekend

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    June 9, 2011 at 21:06

  28. Hiya,

    Have you left our shores again?
    Lovely lake/pond /body of water

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    June 9, 2011 at 21:09

  29. The colors are great- the blue and gold on water and sky… Well done! And text well suited for the pictures!
    Thanks for giving a lovely sunset to my cloudy day!

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    June 9, 2011 at 21:12

  30. Mio

    Wow, great, magical shots, I love them.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    June 9, 2011 at 21:37

  31. Magical, serene, breathtaking and a superb captures as always! Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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    June 9, 2011 at 22:12

  32. Fi, that first shot is GLORIOUS!!!!!!

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    June 9, 2011 at 22:15

  33. oh wow. very serene setting.

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    June 9, 2011 at 22:31

  34. Beautiful, magical, captures.

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    June 9, 2011 at 22:44

  35. Riet

    Be; I love those skies beautiful captures

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    June 9, 2011 at 22:53

  36. Lovely photos…I really like the bird in flight in the bottom one…very serene….

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    June 9, 2011 at 22:55

  37. Such very peaceful shots.

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    June 9, 2011 at 23:29

  38. the light on that water is divine. these photos transport me to a higher realm! well there, I’ve answered the question. exquisite, Lady Fi!

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    June 9, 2011 at 23:34

  39. JM

    The peacefulness in your photos always amaze me. Gorgeous images!

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    June 9, 2011 at 23:37

  40. The heart lifts up and flies, Just beautiful.

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    June 10, 2011 at 00:27

  41. What wonderful photos, Fi, like pen-and-ink sketches washed with colour.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    June 10, 2011 at 00:44

  42. Ahhhhhhh worthy. Beautiful!

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    June 10, 2011 at 00:57

  43. Yeat’s “thead softly because you thread on my dreams” springs into mind …..

    Beautfiul photos and imagery …..

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    June 10, 2011 at 01:01

  44. Beautiful. And wasn’t it Emily Dickenson who said that’ hope is that thing with feathers’?

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    June 10, 2011 at 01:33

  45. These couldn’t be more beautiful!

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    June 10, 2011 at 02:05

  46. Such incredibly beautiful scenes! There is something so soothing about water views! Love the lighting!

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    June 10, 2011 at 02:48

  47. My brother gave us an illustrated book of Rumi poems for our wedding. I haven’t looked at in ages but this is inspiring me too.

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    June 10, 2011 at 02:51

  48. Al

    Those are stunning photos, and definitely uplifting. Although I don’t have anything like that near me, I love it when I’m working in the yard and I see one of the many types of birds taking flight.

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    June 10, 2011 at 03:32

  49. Wonderful capture.
    Joyce M

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    June 10, 2011 at 03:47

  50. A beautiful apricot sky to silhouette the birds.

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    June 10, 2011 at 04:42

  51. extraordinary images as always sweet soul…you are such a gifted artist!

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    June 10, 2011 at 05:02

  52. These are wonderful pictures. I really like the reflection of the sky in your first photo.

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    June 10, 2011 at 05:09

  53. Lovely captures, mesmerizing!

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    June 10, 2011 at 05:24

  54. Spectacular shots. All at peace.

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    June 10, 2011 at 05:27

  55. Beautiful, peaceful scenes. Love the birds taking flight. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie 🙂

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    June 10, 2011 at 06:16

  56. nice feeling in those shots.
    I can´t see what I am writing? black on black is not good 😦

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    June 10, 2011 at 08:04

  57. Beautiful colors and compositions, stunning reflections from the sky in the water

    have a nice weekend

    Regards, Bram

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    June 10, 2011 at 08:48

  58. Beautifully composed images and the light is gorgeous too!

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    June 10, 2011 at 09:01

  59. Interesting deep-twilight photos Fi. I am surprised the ducks are still out – Dave

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    June 10, 2011 at 09:44

  60. Hi there – I think that the movement of the ducks makes the picture much more interesting than them just floating about.

    Cheers – STewart M

    PS: why black on black!!

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    June 10, 2011 at 09:51

  61. The blue and gold of the water is perfect! (Jesh on FB)

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    June 10, 2011 at 10:25

  62. Beautiful sunset backlights. I like soft, warm tones in the first photo. But both are beautiful. Greetings.

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    June 10, 2011 at 12:36

  63. The answer to your question is NO, and you’ve caught it well. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    June 10, 2011 at 14:57

  64. The photos are so peaceful; I just want to gaze at them forever!
    And the sentiments are so uplifting!!!
    Thank you!!

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    June 10, 2011 at 15:02

  65. truly stunning shot of birds taking off.

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    June 10, 2011 at 15:23

  66. Wow, wow, wow! Just a wonderful scene beautifully captured — I love that you caught the reflections of TWO birds in flight; while the third one is waiting on the dock for clearnce to take off — lol — brava!!!!

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    June 10, 2011 at 20:45

  67. I could sit there a while and soak up the atmosphere!……… fantastic captures, thank you for sharing your view!….:)

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    June 10, 2011 at 22:39

  68. this is a magical moment you’ve captured. absolutely beautifl

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    June 11, 2011 at 06:31

  69. Beautiful shots that are so soothing and peaceful!
    Perfect quote to go with these wonderful images.

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    June 11, 2011 at 06:50

  70. Serene indeed, Fi. Beautiful captures.

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    June 11, 2011 at 15:15

  71. Simply amazing.
    Enjoy your weekend lady Fi.
    Regards.
    xo

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    June 11, 2011 at 15:49

  72. Maggie May

    Looks like its nice & cool in that lake. Seems only yesterday that it was covered with ice!
    Enjoy the summer.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    June 11, 2011 at 18:36

  73. I love watching the birds, but there’s something so calming about sitting by the water, regardless, and you’ve captured that so well.

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    June 13, 2011 at 00:52

  74. SandySays1

    Every time I visit your blog I’m wowed with the incredible photos. Both the Geezer and I love seeing what’s next.
    Sandy

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    June 13, 2011 at 03:49


  75. · Amazing golden photos. I love them

    · regards

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    June 13, 2011 at 14:47

  76. These images are absolutely poetic. I can feel the atmosphere pf absolute silence and almost enchantment standing in the spot you stood capturing this flawless moment in time… Thnak you also for your comment today – so RIGHT you are.;)) You also completely got the sentiment I tried to convey.;)
    xoxo

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    June 15, 2011 at 14:12

  77. c l o u d i a

    I NEEDED that! Thanks 🙂

    Aloha from Honolulu,

    Comfort Spiral

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    June 24, 2011 at 05:24

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