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Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Common Occasion

                                                                                                (photo taken by my Dad:)

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
                    Seize common occasions and make them great.
                                                                               ~Orison Swett Marden


29 comments:

wayne15575 said...

Fantastic capture your Dad made. Makes great wallpaper. Thanks.

Pat Tillett said...

A great photo and a great post!

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful picture and a great saying.

Deb said...

love the saying...your dad did a great job with the photo...thank you for sharing

Jimmy said...

Amen Dawn and what an excellent picture.

I added a video for the song in my last post to it if you want to give it a listen :)

Hope said...

wow! Awesome!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful winter scene Dawn.
Costas

Hilary said...

Wow.. a beautiful scene. Thumbs up to your Dad!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

GREAT quote! So empowering. Thank you for your sweet comment! This week went by way too fast, but it was definitely what I have been needing!

Eyeliquor said...

So true!
Be in the moment..
Fabulous still life winter landscape!!
Have a peaceful sunday.

GardenofDaisies said...

I so agree with this quote!!
Want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

darlin said...

AMEN! What a magnificent photo, you've made winter look so beautiful... as I sit here freezing. :-)

Allison said...

Yes! Well said.

Lynne H. said...

Now that is a gorgeous shot!!!
Tell dad we all LOVE it!!! Have a beautiful day Dawn!!

Bela said...

Dear dear Dawn!!! I love the image and the words!!! Dropped by to wish you all have a great Sunday and a wonderful xmas week!!! Love!! Bela

texwisgirl said...

See, I KNEW artistry ran in your family! :)

Beautiful, dearie!

Out on the prairie said...

A lovely photo,your Dad did well. I am having an early Christmas this weekend. Being a die hard on holdays only coming once, I bent a little to entertain my youngest and a new friend.It was fun to watch her sleep and think back when she was so tiny.

Country Mouse Studio said...

beautiful photo and so much truth in that thought

Leah J. Utas said...

What beautiful pic.

Nancy said...

Now we know where you get your photography gene! Dad is awesome!

Seeing the miracles in the little things all around us is what life is al about, for me anyway.

Have a great Sunday, Dawn. :)

Barbie said...

I whole heartedly agree with this post. If one keeps waiting for the perfect moment - life would just pass you right on by.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

It looks like a fantasy land. Beautiful. Seize the day!

floweringmama said...

Great post. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

Farmchick said...

Beautiful image and perfect words.

darlin said...

I just noticed that this photo was taken by your Dad, so photography runs in the family? :-) Awesome shot Dad, and Merry Christmas!

Slamdunk said...

Lovely--nicely done by your father.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

This picture needs to be made into note cards and sold!!! Wow, just stunning.

Canyon Girl said...

I must have missed this earlier, but I'm so glad I saw it now. What a beautiful photo and quote. Thank you for this.-Inger

Rick said...

That's a great winter scene - stunning ! Love those reflections.

And a great quote from your dad - isn't that what life is all about !