"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

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Hugs and blessings,

Friday, July 25, 2008

SkyWatch #4 & HF#58 - Sunsets ...

for this cool Haiku button

Watching the sun set
sitting on my rooftop deck
stressed from hectic day
reminds me how blessed
we are living on this earth ...
filled with gratitude
I relax and breathe
in the 'stillness' ... releasing
tension from the day.
~ ~ ~
This morning I heard
Randy Pausch is with us no
longer on this earth

yet his legacy
will live long reminding all
how to embrace life!

This morning I've been
listening again to the
lecture link above

reflecting upon
choices past and present while
focusing on now.

"Experience is what you get when you
didn't get what you wanted."
Click for others participating in Sky Watch this week at its new home.
Click for Haiku Friday #59 at Small Reflections.
For others participating in Haiku Friday this week go to A Mommy Story or Playgroups are no Place for Children. (To see my previous Haikus, click on the Haiku Friday label below this post or in the sidebar under About Me where you'll find a 'directory' of my Haikus on both blogs).

Thought for Today
"Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning?" Coleman Cox


Gattina said...

Wow ! that's a beautiful view to get unstressed !

Anonymous said...

i should think that should be relaxing! wonderful view.

Lara said...

superb sunsets!

Tom said...

Great Sunsets

Please forgive this 'copy & paste part of my comment but I am on my rounds checking all the links but wanted you to know I have seen your post and will try to get back again.
On behalf of all other Sky Watchers the team thank you for taking part this week.


zetor said...

Wonderful sunsets.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and peaceful view. And a lovely tribute also.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! Also so sorry to hear about Randy Pausch.

Mom Knows Everything said...

What beautiful pictures! It makes me wish I was there!

Virginia said...

thanks for visiting today. You have a very beautiful blog . I loved your photos and haiku today.

maryt/theteach said...

Love your Skywatch pix and the accompanying thoughtful poetry. Randy Pausch is a great loss.

Barb said...

I am quite saddened to hear that Randy has died. I've listened to lecture several times. I would love to have been his student.

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

I think I may be one of the only people alive who hasn't heard The Last Lecture yet. I really like your photos, particularly the second one.

SandyCarlson said...

You have a spectacular rooftop view. Thanks for the words and images.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful sky! Have a great weekend...

Maude Lynn said...

What an amazing sunset!

Joyce said...

I am very sorry to hear of Randy Pausch's death - so young, with young children. I am currently reading his Last Lecture book . . .

Anonymous said...

very nice swf pictures. the second one is my favorite.

Lynellen said...

I love the combination of SkyWatch and the Haiku! Thats fantastic. The images are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

--Lynellen, #241 on this week's SkyWatch
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Kelly said...

Beautiful photos...breath-taking...so relaxing and refreshing!!!

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful SkyWatch scenes! I like the looks of your blog....full of great thoughts.

chanpheng said...

Beautiful set of photos, haiku and thoughts.

My Sky Watch Friday post is here. Hope you enjoy it.

Lilli & Nevada said...

this is a wonderful photo i love it, so much yellows

Tina Coruth said...


Your photos and poetry are beautiful! Thank you for your kind words about my skywatch photo.

I was saddened to learn that Randy Pausch passed away. His legacy is a great gift to us all.


Raven said...

Beautiful skywatch photos. Sorry it has taken me so long to get here. This week life has felt sort of like walking through molasses. So it goes. Beautiful photos and good thoughts on Randy Pausch... he truly did use his illness to spread a lot of healing before he died.

Karen said...

The view inspires tranquility...and I really love that quote at the end--at least ninety percent of what I act the drama queen over isn't really all that bad...but then, I DO love to act the drama queen...

storyteller said...

To all – Thanks for visiting my Sky Watch/Haiku Friday post this week. I enjoyed sharing these sunset photos with you and appreciate each of your comments greatly. Perhaps in the future I’ll find time to remove the electrical wires with Photoshop. Visiting others who participate is always a delight … seeing the sky from all over the world at various times of day is an amazing thing in this ‘virtual world’ indeed! The loss of Randy Pausch was certainly expected, but saddens me each time I think of it. If you’ve not had the opportunity, I do hope you’ll check out his last lecture when time permits. I wish I had time today to respond to each of you separately, but I’ve decided a ‘group response’ is the best I can do for now. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Pat - Arkansas said...

Your photographs for Sky Watch are most beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us. Thanks, also, for your comments about Randy Pausch; he was a remarkable human being.

storyteller said...

Pat (an Arkansas Stamper)
I’m delighted to find your post this afternoon … more than a week after I shared these photos and close to a week after you left it. Sometimes I fall behind, but I usually manage to catch up eventually … and revisiting my post as I savor your words brings a feeling of gratitude this afternoon.
Hugs and blessings,