Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rest Awhile



By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Genesis 2:1-3
 “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time” John Lubbock


Photos from my archives, 2004 at Desoto Monument

19 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Oh, good quote... I'll write that one down in my notebook ;) And nice photos to go along...

From the Kitchen said...

Amen to that! Love the photos.

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful photos.I like the darkened sky.

S. Etole said...

That top photo has such a striking effect.

Krista said...

Wow! That John Lubbock quote defines me. ;o)

These are such lovely photos, Sandra! I love the bench just waiting for a bum. ;o)

Mama-Bug said...

Wonderful post today Sandra, I love the sky.

Scott said...

Nice job on getting the skies gray scale without effecting the tree and bench etc.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I enjoyed your archives and can see you played around a little..the clouds are perfect for these tones (really like the top one)..what a perfect setting Sandra for a lazy day!
Hope yours is relaxing:)

Ann said...

Beautiful shots and I love what you did to them. I was going through some of my older photos yesterday and will be using a couple later in the week.

Remington said...

Beautiful and relaxing -- wish I were there right now....

photowannabe said...

Yes, today is the day of rest. Both Hubby and I are staying at home today. We're recovering from a virus that's hit alot of us . Thousands of people at the church service this morning didn't seem like a good idea to us. It seems so weird to be home and not being fed there but we can cough in peace. Love your pictures and the thoughts you give us. Its always so enjoyable coming here.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, I like all three--but the 2nd one is my fav.... Let's go and sit on that bench and just RELAX awhile (especially today since we have snow and cold temps now).... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Really beautiful pictures! And I love the quotes.

George said...

This is a great quote, and you have some beautiful photos to go with it.

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous photos, I love that big blue sky. That is a great quote but I everytime I sit under a tree something in the grass or tree will catch my eye and I have to bring out the camera and chase it down, LOL!

Chatty Crone said...

Your photos are gorgeous as usual. But the quote is right - it is not a waste of time to rest - it restores the soul.
sandie♥

The Retired One said...

Lovin' those clouds and blue skies!

Snapper II said...

I can be a cloud watcher. I'm good at sitting and staring into space.
Quote: When I work I work hard, and when I sit, I sit even Harder. unknown

srp said...

This is such a calming picture... I can feel the warm breezes and almost hear the birds in that tree. Lovely.