Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Peaceful feeling

Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers through your comments on my last posts. I hope to be back here on a more regular basis, and to come by and visit you.

(18-55mm  f9.0  25 sec  ISO200)


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Peace.That is the one most important thing to have during a time of loss and pain.I do know that you know where to find this true peace.This is such a peaceful scene.

Katherine said...

Dear Rick,

It is lovely to hear from you. I've passed your blog everyday to see how your traveling, so it is comforting to read that you are feeling at peace.
We miss you here in blogland but sometimes we just need to take care of ourselves first & this is one of those times.

The photo you chose to accompany your words it lovely...very serene.
Thinking of you still

Take care of yourself Rick

Cheers Katherine x

teca said...

Beautiful picture, honey!
Take care!
I will be praying for everyone.
A warm hug and sweet beijos of friendship and affection.

imac said...

What a shot Rick, I can just feel the peacefulness here.

Lisa RedWillow said...

So very Peaceful Rick and so much beauty. . Your in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

lisa said...

I have been stopping by to see how you are doing. I am glad to see you here again my friend.

darlin said...

Rick welcome back, take all the time you need. Even though your kind words and amazing photographs have been missed, if you need more time take it... I'm sure most of us will still be here when you get back.

This shot speaks of peace and serenity, it's an amazing photo. Here's a quote I think was written just for you;

"Some praise the Lord for Light,
The living spark;
I thank God for the Night
The healing dark."
~Robert William

Take care Rick and may God be with and bless you and your family.

Al B said...

Welcome back Rick,
Heres a piece I found that speaks volumes...
I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done,
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
For the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness,
We'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him
Much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand."
You remain in our prayers.

Cloudia said...

A fond 'ahoy' from my peaceful boat to yours!

Aloha from Waikiki;

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Marty said...

cher Rick, tes voiliers dans le port symbolisent le temps qui passe et bientôt ils repartiront sur la mer...
La vie continue et j'espère que tu retrouveras paix et sérénité ! celui qui te manque restera dans ton coeur à jamais et te rendra plus fort !
je suis heureuse et fière de te
connaitre Rick et espère te voir très vite parmi nous !
je t'embrasse très fort !

Bitch said...

This is all you need, inner peace, dear Rick..
Your image speaks by itself..
Love from Greece!

Cat said...

Beautiful shot Rick. It captures the feeling of serenity and peace so well. Thinking of you and praying that your peaceful feeling will grow.

Fábio Martins said...

O enquadramento e a qualidade da noturna estão bem conseguidas. É de uma paz tremenda

Saz said...

It's lovely to hear from you Rick. Glad you are doing well.. Take as much time as you need. I love the photo, it looks so peaceful and lovely.

flutietootie said...

I love the reflection on the water. It is very nice calming effect.

Soraia Brito said...

Welcome back (:

Great shot!

pumpkydine said...

It is so hard to capture 3 dimensions and have them discernable in a photograph. I believe in this photo you have captured 6 dimensions. This may be the parallel universe some scientists believe may exist?? Ha Ha! Very well done!

Rick said...

Thank you so much, Ruth. The Peace that passes all understanding, and understanding is something we don't have at this point.

Katherine - thank you for your kind words of support. Some days are peaceful, like this scene I shot only a few weeks earlier in the city where my brother lived; other days are less so.

Obrigado teca - your words of comfort, and friendship, are very much appreciated ! I'll see you soon. Beijos !

Thank you kindly, Stewart.

Rick said...

Lisa R - I thank you and all my fellow bloggers who took time to leave me a kind comment. Your prayers are appreciated.

Thank you for your support, Lisa. I appreciate your visit.

Darlene - thank you very much. Sometimes we may not realize the impact of an act of kindness until we're on the receiving end. Surely all of you are God's angels here on earth. I like the quote, very much.

Al - I appreciate the kindness you've shown, both here and in your support through your presence and card. Thank you for your prayers.

Aloha, Cloudia - may peace continue to reign.

Rick said...

Ah my dear Marty - merci for your very kind words. I like your interpretation of the photo; yes, he will remain in our hearts forever, even though his ship has sailed away. I send my warmest bisous to you on a distant shore.

Monika - thank you so much !

Thank you Cat. I strive for that peace and there are moments. I could use some more time at places and times like this one.

Obrigado, Fábio ! I'd like to return to that peaceful scene some day. soon.

Rick said...

Saz - thank you - it's so nice to hear from my 'regulars' again. I appreciate your kind words.

@flutietootie - thank you for visiting, and your nice comment.

Soraia - thank you !

Thank you Randy - I recall this very peaceful evening well - and things did look 3-dimensional. As for the parallel universe, perhaps we'll all find out some day.

becky said...

Hello Rick,
I've been thinking about you & this difficult time for you & your family. Hope you are doing alright... I can only imagine the sadness, and hope you have moments that it lifts...

Soraia Brito said...

Thank you!
The statue is of D. José I, king of Portugal from 1750 until 1777.

Andrew Etchen said...

Very Surreal and Peaceful definitely.
Your in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Marty said...

thank you dear Rick for your so nice comment ! wish you a peaceful, nice
weekend ! hope you are well !
plein de gros bisous fleuris de France !

S. Etole said...

I'm so sorry for your recent loss ... for some reason I had missed these last two posts.

May God envelope you with His peace as you walk through this difficult time.

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

Incredibly captured! Hope you're doing ok...

Rick said...

Hi Becky - thanks for your kind words. Yes, there are moments of sadness, but also times of hope. I really appreciate all the support.

Thanks Soraia - I will have to look him up.

Thank you very much, Andrew.

Marty - merci encore. I always appreciate your bisous, and I return them many times. I hope your new week goes well.

Thank you Susan. I'm not sure how people cope through times like this without that source of comfort.

Thank you Tricia - it was an awesome late night at the waterfront - I could have stayed hours longer. I appreciate your visit.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Glad you are feeling more at peace. Your photo certainly shows that. Hugs Carrie