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puzzle pieces

Friday, March 25, 2011

behind the scenes...

(spring photo taken when I visited the west coast)

Two types of people have been standing out to me as of late;

The backdrop- those who stand quietly in the background....
almost unnoticed.
Then there is the scene- those who stand up in front, show most of their color and display.

But....(just a thought)
 would the scene seem so brilliant without its backdrop?


(sorry...I've used this scene before, but the backdrop actually called out to me for this post~ Jasper, Alberta)

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Don't forget the backdrop, 
for the backdrop sets the scene.
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41 comments:

Canyon Girl said...

Are you ever going to write a book to feature your thoughts and observations on life? You should, it would be very interesting as is your blog.--Inger

Pam said...

Beautiful thought on a magnificent background..
what a picture perfect scene, Dawn.

Have a delightful weekend,
Pam

floweringmama said...

Wow, gorgeous photos. And such an insightful statement.

Have a great weekend!

CherylK said...

That's a brilliant post, Dawn! You're so right about that. And both those photos are so pretty that you could never post them too many times. :-)

GardenofDaisies said...

I enjoy being a backdrop person. I suits me.

Leah J. Utas said...

So very true.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

You have no idea how much this post means to me today. Just what I needed to read.

sage said...

I enjoy being in the background except when I'm making a scene :) Nice photos!

Alan said...

Beautiful photos, and an interesting/thought provoking post!

A Rural Journal said...

Okay, so which one am I? :) Love the blooming tree. So delicate.

Eyeliquor 2 said...

You make beautiful photographs!
And i like todays puzzle piece!

Fluid Idleness said...

Backdrops. They are very important. The wind beneath the wings. The backbone of society. Being a backdrop is nice.

Aimee said...

Awesome post. Awesome message. Awesome picture!

texwisgirl said...

I like Eyeliquor's note and 2nd that! :)

Debbie said...

Really beautiful message and pictures. I am new here so I have not viewed the picture before. So glad you reshared it or I would have missed the opportunity to see it!!!

Hi Kooky said...

Let's hear it for the backdrop!

this free bird said...

i KNEW that was jasper. homesick. for the backdrop and the scene.

xo,
c

Pat Tillett said...

True words and a great post!
The photo is AMAZING! Feel free to use it whenever you want to!

Paul C said...

Call me a backdrop and thanks for the poignant reflection.

bon bon said...

i feel much better after reading that. ;o)

Tammy said...

So beautiful! I'm glad you posted that second shot again...I missed it the first time :)

Farm Girl said...

That is so true and the place I like best. I live in a house with people who like to be in front and I have always been in the background so that is why blogging is such a incredible experience for me. :)

Deb said...

I guess I'm more of a backdrop...great post Dawn...

Farmchick said...

It takes all kinds of people to make our world go round.

Randy said...

Beautiful photos. I agree with everyone here.

mountain mama said...

beautiful~

i agree - the world just wouldn't be as awesome if we were all the same!

have a great weekend~

blessedmom's simple home said...

Beautiful words and a perfect photo for these words :-)

Thank you so much for your prayers for my nephew Jordan. He is improving, and our family has been so encouraged by the outpouring of love we've received.
Blessings,
Marcia

J Bar said...

Terrific shots.

Katie said...

Fantastic words with the perfect pictures to enjoy them by. I'm a new follower! Love your blog & love Alberta. I get there to Calgary for work. Western Canada is very similar landscape to the prairies I live on...but you have MOUNTAINS that I love!
Katie
http://pinkepost.blogspot.com

John McElveen said...

AWESOME--applies to LIFE as well as Photography! SO WISE! Perfect post!

J

Lynette said...

Stunning photos...and yes the backdrop is very important.

Gerreke said...

Cool the last picture!

Peter said...

Amazing mountain wow, wow, wow!
And your snow is ... deep.

Changes in the wind said...

Wonderful perspective......

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wish I could see the big picture as clearly as you do. Wonderful post.

darlin said...

Dawn, the saying "Behind every powerful man there's one good woman!" Backdrops need attention as well and it's awesome that you pulled this one out as a reminder to those of us who sometimes forget about the backdrop.

This past 2 days of taking photos at the Career Fair I ensured I snapped plenty of shots of the volunteers, they blend into the background (backdrop) far to often and do not get the recognition I believe they deserve! Without volunteers there wouldn't be a show so to speak.

Enjoy your weekend!

Out on the prairie said...

Lots of background people who make our lives better go unnoticed unless we acknowledge them personally. I always thank all who help with even little things if I can.Anyone with a name tag gets even a more personal thank you.

Regina said...

Wonderful thoughts and the images are amazing!
Oftentimes we only see the dot on the white board but not the background.
Happy Sunday.

Jack said...

That is an interesting analysis of people, Dawn. Are we all supposed to self-declare as a background or a scene person? I'm both.

Allison said...

A really great thought, Dawn. So true!

Kristin said...

Wonderful post and examples - love it! xo