Write it in stone

This is one of my favourite spots for gazing at the lake and the sky and just being.

Lately, it has been a favourite spot for summer picnics and kids with a spray can.

At first, I was cross because the graffiti spoiled the perfection of the smooth stones against the blue sky.

But then, it reminded me of a saying I read somewhere.

Write your worries in the sand and your joys in stone.

For more joys, please visit: Skywatch.

71 responses

  1. Dear Fi, sometimes the unexpected can create beauty.;) I guess this truly combines nature and art.;)
    I am back from my absence and am looking forward to new posts by you, full of poetic words and stunning photography,
    xoxo

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    August 11, 2011 at 14:07

  2. Sometimes we get too rigid in our thinking. It’s good to learn to see with new eyes.

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    August 11, 2011 at 14:28

  3. Native American petroglyphs etched in stone and pictographs celebrate life and make great subjects for photography as well:
    http://www.pbase.com/azleader/rockart

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    August 11, 2011 at 14:37

  4. That’s a good thought, and one to hold on to. Worries can be washed away, joys can give us joy forever.

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    August 11, 2011 at 15:29

  5. What a lovely scene and sentence!

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    August 11, 2011 at 15:31

  6. That’s a lovely quote and a great way of looking at the graffiti! Happy Blogaversary, by the way – just read your previous post. And, er… thank you for the cornflake…!

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    August 11, 2011 at 16:17

  7. You always have such a positive outlook.

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    August 11, 2011 at 16:48

  8. If only I could remember those words more often 🙂

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    August 11, 2011 at 16:58

  9. “Write your worries in the sand and your joys in stone.”
    —Lady Fi, you see the beauty in Everything….And then you pass it onto us. Thank you. xxx

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    August 11, 2011 at 17:21

  10. Eventually the elements will wash away the graffiti. It is a shame to spoil such a lovely place.

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    August 11, 2011 at 18:53

  11. 🙂 so true

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    August 11, 2011 at 19:29

  12. you captured the flow of water and your skies beautifully. happy SWF to you LadyFi.

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    August 11, 2011 at 19:44

  13. nice…love that last line…looks a beautiful spot…would surely be spending quite a bit of time there myself…

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    August 11, 2011 at 19:44

  14. That is something we should remember to do every single day! Beautiful!!

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    August 11, 2011 at 19:46

  15. wonderful place, stunning colors and photo.

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    August 11, 2011 at 19:56

  16. Al

    That is a beautiful spot, but it’s a shame about the graffiti. We see it here in Colorado too, even far from civilization.

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    August 11, 2011 at 20:00

  17. Ho ho ho,,, these is great shoot Fiona… lovely

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    August 11, 2011 at 20:10

  18. What a beautiful and peaceful place. Gorgeous! I like that quote. I don’t think the graffit spoils it at all.

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    August 11, 2011 at 20:35

  19. What a beautiful spot… I so miss the water!
    Lovely post! 🙂

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    August 11, 2011 at 20:51

  20. Bob

    Eccentric photo, you’re a genius.

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    August 12, 2011 at 00:12

  21. >Write your worries in the sand and your joys in stone.

    Yes, with memories and love. 🙂
    Not with spray cans and paint! 😦

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    August 12, 2011 at 01:05

  22. Beautiful place to watch the world go by.

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    August 12, 2011 at 01:31

  23. Good advice, but so easy to disregard. Our worries become stones around our necks, dragging us down, rather than washing away with the changing tides.

    I’d hate the graffiti, too. I think the secret is to love the beauty that is, and not pine for what is not. To do otherwise gives the destroyers too much power.

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    August 12, 2011 at 01:35

  24. Beautiful words, beautiful photo, beautiful post.

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    August 12, 2011 at 02:06

  25. Beautiful words, beautiful photo, beautiful post. Thank you.

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    August 12, 2011 at 02:08

  26. Lovely blue skies! The clouds are beautiful and dreamy!

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    August 12, 2011 at 02:17

  27. I would be a bit cross too … but that is a lovely little saying.

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    August 12, 2011 at 02:20

  28. Beautiful — I ‘d prefer if people didn’t take the stone part of that saying literally though. Unless the stone is in their own backyard. (I’m sure I am too rigid in my thinking sometimes.)

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    August 12, 2011 at 02:25

  29. Although I think the quote contains a great deal of wisdom, I don’t see how the beauty you’ve captured in this photo can be improved upon with graffiti.

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    August 12, 2011 at 02:40

    • The graffiti is already there in the left-hand side of the rocks.

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      August 12, 2011 at 07:06

  30. Beautiful image and words! Thank you!

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    August 12, 2011 at 02:50

  31. Jim

    I really like the ‘spin’ you take on this! Graffiti can create a wide range of reaction from people. Great shot too missy!

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    August 12, 2011 at 03:28

  32. how lovely. can’t WAIT to steel that saying!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    BLOGGER is not updating my links again, so please come and visit; thanks!

    Comfort Spiral
    >

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    August 12, 2011 at 03:40

  33. Such a lovely photo–very nice capture. I love the quote too-if only we could do that everytime. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie 🙂

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    August 12, 2011 at 05:20

  34. Just caught up on your posts and can’t believe that just three years ago you weren’t taking your own pictures!!! You are fantastic behind the camera and this photo is another reason why I’m such a big fan. Love the blues!

    xo jj

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    August 12, 2011 at 06:19

  35. Nydelig sommerhimmel med svaberget i forgrunnen. Liker det du skriver også:)

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    August 12, 2011 at 08:40

  36. Lovely image and words to accompany it!

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    August 12, 2011 at 08:43

  37. beautiful textures! a lovely spot, indeed.

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    August 12, 2011 at 09:36

  38. Wonderful shot and words!
    Thanks for sharing;o)
    ¤ Happy day ¤

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:13

  39. Beyond gorgeous!

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:15

  40. Happy Anniversary Fiona!! Yes, 3 yrs….it’s almost the same amount for me…and you were always a loyal visitor right from the start….thank you for your lovely words, photos, and gifts over the years—–long may they continue!!

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:24

  41. Oh! and I forgot! I started a new blog—-a photographic blog!!! :)))

    http://brajasindia.blogspot.com

    Come on over, girl!

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:25

  42. Beautiful shot!

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:29

  43. Wow, impressive photo, Fiona! Hope you have many more picnics here at this beautiful spot! Have a great weekend, Jesh.

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:36

  44. Just gorgeous ! Very impressive picture !

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    August 12, 2011 at 10:49

  45. Fabulous post, the mix of nature’s beauty and realism of life with some sweet words to match, thanks for adding to the SWF party and your kind words on my post earlier

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    August 12, 2011 at 11:09

  46. I write my joys in vanilla ice-cream.

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    August 12, 2011 at 12:15

  47. Truly wonderful shot ..also love your slide show of photographs at the start of your blog as well as your Quotes.

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    August 12, 2011 at 12:59

  48. superb

    happy SWF

    My SWF
    My Portfolio

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    August 12, 2011 at 13:50

  49. JM

    Awesome shot and great quote.

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    August 12, 2011 at 14:33

  50. Photo looks beautiful! No wonder it has become a favourite spot.

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    August 12, 2011 at 14:38

  51. You have captured an amazing sky in this shot, highlighted by the strip of green and then the water.

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    August 12, 2011 at 15:00

  52. Lovely sky and nice shining rock.

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    August 12, 2011 at 15:20

  53. I definitely approve of “one of your favorite spots”!!
    You can get some great thinking done there!

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    August 12, 2011 at 15:29

  54. A photographic piece of art!… thanks for sharing your view!…:)

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    August 12, 2011 at 16:00

  55. Such an incredibly beautiful blue!

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    August 12, 2011 at 17:12

  56. Again you have shown us the wisdom of finding beauty in whatever our eyes find.

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    August 12, 2011 at 17:38

  57. A beautiful way to look at it (and capture it). 🙂

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    August 12, 2011 at 18:20

  58. That’s a stunning shot!

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    August 12, 2011 at 20:29

  59. nice place to sit for a while. 🙂

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    August 12, 2011 at 21:01

  60. Now that’s a great example of turning lemons into lemonade!!

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    August 12, 2011 at 21:32

  61. it is a beautiful place. We make the choice every day whether we will be happy or unhappy with our circumstances. I think it’s great that you found some good in the spray paining.

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    August 13, 2011 at 00:21

  62. Absolutely gorgeous blog with your huge pictures. I can see why it’s so popular. Congratulations!

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    August 13, 2011 at 02:46

  63. Ah, you have a beautiful outlook! What a great post.

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    August 13, 2011 at 04:46

  64. You my beautiful friend are one of the only people I know that would think of that quote and make it all seem okay:)

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    August 13, 2011 at 05:17

  65. Simply beautifully captured shot…lovely!

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    August 13, 2011 at 11:58

  66. Lovely photo. I really like how you captured the flow.

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    August 13, 2011 at 15:52

  67. Wonderful scene in your photo.

    Regards!

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    August 15, 2011 at 12:48

  68. I love this magnificent frame where you can see the effect of wind and that wonderful sky.

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    August 23, 2011 at 18:38

  69. The photo is awesome. I really do love it.

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    August 28, 2011 at 15:31

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