Friday, July 24, 2009

After enlightenment, the laundry.
~Zen Proverb


Here's to nurturing every moment the weekend offers.....



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Venice Canal by Sean Patrick McArdle]

64 comments:

  1. Loving that picture Mel, have a lovely weekend.
    Thank you for all your wonderful comments, I do appreciate them and you.

    xxx

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  2. Venice is my favourite, favourite place!!! thanks... and I can still see the pics of your little Guapa... what a cutie!!

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  3. Charming place & photograph...
    Happy weekend as well!
    I think you are missing the word 'machine' after 'laundry' no?!

    ~XO*

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  4. Oh, what a fabulous photo, absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it!

    And your daughter is muy guapa.....loved the post about her and the photo of her with the yellow scooter :)

    Happy Friday - and thanks for all the lovely comments this week :) xo

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  5. The photo is simply perfect!

    Bon weekend,

    Leeann x

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  6. Have a wonderful weekend!! Love the picture! Take care, Caroline

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  7. Such an intriquing place.....love this Venice photo, it captures it so well. Have a lovely weekend and a bit more gelato.

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  8. I travelled so many places in the world but never been to Venice. But this image is just great, calling me... Have a great weekend.

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  9. This photo nearly takes my breath away. Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. fantastic photo! enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Our first trip to Europe will begin in Venice and so I especially love this photograph. But, more importantly, the quote. How true is that?! Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. wow and woweee ...
    talk about an image that pulls you in ... so rich and intriguing ... i could just gaze and gaze at it thinking about who lives there and what their lives are like ... immensely romantic ... even the reality of the mundane laundry has that romantic appeal ... and of course, there's 'anna' ...
    mmmmmmmmm
    prairiegirl

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  13. Oh this makes me miss Italy... how fun to wind down this little alley way...

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend xo

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  14. I just want a be there ! Right now pleaseeee!!!

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  15. I love the laundry over top the canal! Wow, what an amazing sight.

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  16. What a great shot! Have a great weekend :) :)

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  17. what perfection. the laundry is lovely!! in Italy everything seems to take on a magical air.

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  18. I started my blog today with a Venice laundry photo too! Was there in June, without kids. And let me just say, traveling without them for the first time was HEAVEN. Totally recharged the batteries.
    But I do love showing them the world too (next stop: Mexico). Love the picture of Guapa with the ice cream.

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  19. Gorgeous! And one of my favorite places in the world! Thank you so much for your sweet comment yesterday. It's always so great to "meet" a fellow traveler. We are definitely spirits! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo, alek

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  20. Here, here!

    Hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful weekend, Mel.

    Cheers.

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  21. Oh Thank you for your sweet & nurturing wishes...
    I love the depth of you!
    xox's

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  22. gorgeous photo- enjoy yours as well- you're making me REALLY want to keep my newfound friend!

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  23. this picture is D.I.V.I.N.E.!!! i love it! i must go there someday! MUST!!

    hope you have a fab weekend! :)

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  24. Wise words and beautiful picture. The photo just seems to take you there. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. Venice is such a special place to me and my family..Looking at the lovely image you posted brings me back there and I can just dream for a few moments of the magical times we spent there.

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  26. Love it! The Italians will erect a clothesline anywhere there's 6 inches to spare. LOL. Have a wonderful weekend, Mel!

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  27. have a great weekend....hope you don't have too much laundry to do. i do for sure!

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  28. This photo is so great! Strange for me to think I was in Venice 34 years ago this month. Damn I'm old. Great post. Fabulous weekend to you!

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  29. That photo is so gorgeous and dreamy...

    I just recently started my Blog. I'd love for you to come by for a visit if you get a chance and say hi!

    Have a great weekend,
    Aimee

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  30. This is an amazing picture. I love all the laundry fluttering in the wind.

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  31. I can wait to get on with the nurturing first thing Sat. morning. Have a great weekend. P.S. Beautiful photo.

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  32. how pretty is that??!!! although- would suck if a gust wind came a'blowin' through. see ya later stuff! still what an amazing image and i could get lost in it.
    have a fab weekend!
    xoj

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  33. I love your pictures (and blog). I officially want to travel to europe now because of you! thanks for the inspiration!
    tracey

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  34. I recently read somewhere "people in venice probably are sick of tourists taking pictures of their laundry" :) I really loved it and this photo is gorgeous!!

    your blog is very pretty!
    have a lovely weekend :)

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  35. Ooooo you naughty girl..... reminding me that this time last year I was in Venice, probably walking past that very washing line ( or should I say floating past!! ).....never mind...I'm going to the Amalfi coast in a weeks time.!!!! Yeah.I think that I've told every blog that I'm going to Italy !!!! XXXX

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  36. Gorgeous photo, Melissa, and I love this proverb so much. This reminds me of the story of the apprentice who visits the famous philosopher at his home and finds him in his kitchen doing the dishes. The young man is surprised to see the great man doing such a menial chore, and he says, "Master, what on earth are you doing?" The master replies, "My son, I'm doing philosophy." Thank you for your beautiful comment on my blog this week! xoxo

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  37. What a great photo. I would love to live in such a cool place like that.

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  38. I love this photo. Aside from the fact that it's Venice, I for some reason take a lot of photos of other people's laundry when I travel.

    Hope you're in the middle of a lovely weekend.

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  39. What an amazing photo! Truly transporting.

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  40. Such beautiful shots on your site! Thanks!

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  41. love both this wonderful photography and the quote. thank you so very much for sharing. I missed your blog (and I missed you) so much !!!!

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  42. That photo is so beautiful. It definitely makes me wish I was off on a vacation. Take care.

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  43. oh my...i would gladly hop on that "gondole". This is a wonderful pic Mel. I just love the bra slighty flying away!
    thank you so much for your lovely comment :-)
    xx
    Lala

    ps. i've done a new version of the new blog so i hope you'll follow it again !

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  44. how darling and picturesque!
    xox
    www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

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  45. Not into dryers I see.

    Such a culturally instructive photo.

    Hope to visit there one day.

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  46. amen to that and to that picture. hope you had a lovely weekend! xoxo.

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  47. I love your blog. It is such a sweet escape!

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  48. Love that saying...and I hope to visit Venice one day too!

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  49. Brilliant! Hope you had a great weekend too!

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  50. what a BEAUTIFUL picture!

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  51. What a beautiful photograph..!
    -maria

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  52. this stopped me in my tracks...wow...gorgeous photo to accompany a gorgeous proverb...thanks dear...xo t

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  53. Ciao, even if I'm Italian, and this atmosphere is for me normal, I liked very much this picture: the photo is wonderful! :D

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  54. What an absolutely gorgeous photo; it makes me want to step into that frame right now!

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  55. how beautiful. I cannot believe I've only just found your blog now. I adore it.

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  56. That photo would be a FAB painting! Is that your photo?

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  57. That photograph is perfect. Perfect. Perfect. I especially love how the wind is flowing through the clothing. Brilliant.

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