Friday, July 31, 2009

Calm

"When we are able to make ourselves as still within as an untouched mountain lake,
we have an exquisite reflection of all that is in and around us."
~Laura van Dernoot Lipsky



[Fallen Leaf Lake photo by Sean Patrick McArdle]

65 comments:

  1. so beautiful; and a great quote.

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  2. Nice picture and good words.. :-)

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  3. Picture perfect!
    definitely a "be still" moment...

    ~peace*

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  4. How peaceful! Love the calming blues.

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  5. Utterly charming and completely true.
    Thank you for this reminder.

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  6. Did you see my splash... I just jumped right into all that calm!
    pve

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  7. Very nice. Like in my little lake, quiet.

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  8. I would love to be there this moment with my family and our dogs sharing all the beauty and peacefullness together.

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  9. That's what I need wright now...So peaceful. Beautiful!

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  10. What a shot....Happy weekend, xv.

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  11. Gorgeous, and great quote. That photo makes me want to jump right in.

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  12. Oh, Melissa, that's a beautiful quote, and just like what I was thinking about as I watched the blue heron yesterday. I always love visiting you here. You are good for the soul. xoxo Gigi

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  13. perfect. that photo makes me tear. those pebbles/rocks at the bottom are sublime. feeling the need for this calm....thanks.

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  14. Oh how I MISS the mountains! Thank you for that little bit of peace today. Flying to Tahoe in October though all the way from FL... super excited!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  15. Ok... just one more. I can seriously feel the cool mountain water and smell the fresh pine air from here! Thanks :)

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  16. We came upon a little lake like this camping in the Rockies last summer and I never felt so alive and calm and refreshed all at once! Thanks so much for sharing this. But, I should add, it was the coldest water I've ever swam in followed by a cold cold night in a tent.

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  17. A beautiful picture, refecting a beautiful quote.

    Have lovely weekend.

    xxx

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  18. Mel~
    SO true and so calming... I wish we could have a universal calm day someday on our planet! Beautiful! Have a perfect weekend~
    xox's

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  19. Mel,

    Lovely picture. So soothing and the perfect thing to share for Friday. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  20. Just what i needed this morning...so so lovely...i will carry that image with we all day long! xoxox

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  21. Definitely what I needed to hear at this point in my life :)

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  22. Hi
    Greetings from Coimbatore,India. I came through Turquoise diaries. That is a very beautiful lovely blue mountain lake - so still,calm & deep.Enjoyed the pic and the accompanying quote.

    Regards Ram

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  23. This is what I call peace and beautiful. Ahhh... I'm calm again and ready to finish my "to do" list. Have a golden weekend! xoxo

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  24. whispering a thank you for this tranquil moment ...

    shhhhhh ....

    prairiegirl

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  25. I am two days away from visiting a very similar scene. Sigh.

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  26. Oh, this is exactly the image I needed today. Thank you. It's beautiful. Also, the trip to Sunset is so worth the drive. It's in Menlo Park, 80 Willow Rod. off 101. And just a while or so away from Stanford (and Sprinkles for a cupcake). It's also quite an historic building. Interesting California history.

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  27. I now feel calm and serene and ready for....MY HOLIDAY IN ITALY!!!!
    Will be back soon commenting and posting...Take care. XXXX

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  28. I love this picture. It's so calm and serene.

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  29. What I wouldn't do to be jumping off that pier right now!!!

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  30. I don't know if I prefer the picture or the quote. They are both amazing.

    Thank you!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  31. I am now peaceful. This looks almost like our lake across the road- Thank you for sharing. Have a happy weekend.

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  32. Wonderful. Simply wonderful.

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  33. Mel, that little dock is calling my name :)

    Gorgeous photo.

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  34. This reminds me of my cottage growing up...I want to jump right into that crystal clear water! :o)

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  35. I don't remember what calm feels like. The one year old put the kabosh on all that. Ah ha. Have a fab weekend!

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  36. You just made me heave a great big sigh....

    Everyone sigh with me.

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  37. Ahmen. Where's the photo from?

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  38. Wow - that image is amazing. So beautiful.

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  39. Beautifully tranquil, have a great weekend x

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  40. A 'peace' of calm to keep me sane! Have a relaxing weekend. Julie

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  41. your blog is lovely. your quotes, pictures, and adventures put a smile on my face. :)

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  42. Thanks Mel, I will try !!!! Once again thanks for all your support.See(?) you when I return. Ciao

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  43. I want to be there... RIGHT NOW.

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  44. That looks like a PERFECT calm spot!

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  45. Love that picture... would love even more if i was there.

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  46. Hey Mel,

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend. To answer the question you left on my guest post, of course Aubrey visits my sanctuary! She visits, quite frequently, actually :)

    xoxo,
    Micaela

    P.S. Aubrey thanks you for the compliment!

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  47. Hey darling,
    loving someone is taking care of him/her always...isn't it? even if is just a simple thing like order my Love's meal the moment I booked.

    What is it a stone fruits!

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  48. and you call them stone fruits? Now I know one more thing!
    Thank you!

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  49. Thank you so much for your sweet note over at Travelingmama! It really meant so much to me and my husband too! Do you know where you want to go in Europe? We just got offered a job in Denmark, so that is a big change, but we are very excited!

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  50. Gorgeous!! that photo is amazing and on how much I want to be taking a dip in the water to cool off! alas I will have to rely on the AC today!

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  51. I love quotes....I share one every few days at http://quote-ching.blogspot.com so please drop by as I love to share...

    Beautiful quote to add to me collection

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  52. I absolutely love this photo and the quote!

    P.S. Just added you to my blogroll...been meaning to do it for awhile! :)

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  53. Perfectly stated and absolutely true.
    Thank you :)

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  54. This is amazingly calm and beautiful. I pray my reflexology clients envision themselves in a setting like this while they are in "my hands."

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  55. I love your blog....I truly do...Glad i stumbled on to it today :)

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  56. Thank you thank you... This is the lake that I swam in during the summers as a little girl starting over 20 years ago... As I've gotten older it's become harder and harder for me to return, seeing this beautiful picture has flooded my head with wonderful memories. The lake is as peaceful and wonderful to swim in as it looks! It's also fun to go sailing on it... ;)

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