Friday, June 20, 2008

Sky Watch Friday: Paradise Island


sunset at Paradise Island Resort, Samal Island, Davao del Norte


Most of us miss out on life's big prizes. The Pulitzer. The Nobel. Oscars. Tonys. Emmys. But we're all eligible for life's small pleasures. A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear. A four-pound bass. A full moon. An empty parking space. A cracking fire. A great meal. A glorious sunset. Hot soup. Cold beer. Don't fret about copping life's grand awards. Enjoy its tiny delights. There are plenty for all of us.


~ United Technologies Corp. ad


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30 comments:

Max-e said...

Nice photo and words Miranda. You are so right - it's life's little pleasures that are so rewarding.

bobbie said...

Paradise Island is aptly named. This is a beautiful, golden shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for being a part of Sky Watch this week, your post and comments are much appreciated.
Tom ;O)

beautiful view..

Anemone said...

A postcard from Paradise ??

Nice weekend from Anne in Norway.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful.

Daniel J Santos said...

wonderful image, excellent.

Pretty Life Online said...

nice one for SWF! Sunrise and sunset are the prime hours for beach fishing.... The summer saltwater fly-fishing season is now in full swing. The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning, no matter how long we have been at it, we are constantly making some fresh productive insights, picking up some new clever trick. First day of fishing and we were at the sea at a reasonable time, The sky was getting nicely colored as we started to pack up. If fishing is like religion, then fly-fishing is high church... LoL! Until next week!

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! Perfect shot! Happy SWF! We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Ida said...

LOVELY scene! :)

mousetrap said...

wow. that is really pretty! what time did you take it? was it in the morning or at night? very cool!

Lilli & Nevada said...

absolutely beautiful with the reflection of such yellow colors on the water

the donG said...

This is one of the islands that i am planning to visit next year for my mindanao quest.

me ann my camera said...

Wonderful words and thoughts and a very beautiful waterscape. But most spectacular of all is your title photo!!!! Lovely.

varying seasons

Sandpiper said...

This is very beautiful!

Tommy V said...

great sunset

Debbie said...

Lovely words and a gorgeous photo!

Wonderful job :)

Catherine said...

Your sunset is so beautiful, it allow us to think about life pleasures. And you're right, all these small pleasures worth a famous prize and popularity.

Petunia said...

Oh yeah! This looks like paradise:)

Petunia's SWF post

Dulce said...

I will never understand how people can not notice these simple and yet so beautiful things.
Great shot!

Panaderos said...

Very beautiful photo. My one big regret in life was my failure to see a lot of my country before I left for the States. I now see it through the eyes of people like you.

My compliments, btw, on another great quote to accompany the picture. I enjoy reading them just to let you know. :)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A beautiful photo and very wise words. Thanks.

marcia said...

golden beauty

mirage2g said...

I keep feeling jealous of all your paradise photos (lol). Another great sky watch post....thanks!

(my son is at home now but needs to continue his medication...thanks for your concern)

luna miranda said...

We have 7,100+ islands here, kaya maraming paradise photos.:D Ayaw mo kasing magbakasyon e.

Good to know that your son is home now. Take care, Gizelle.

Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

Miranda, very great job! And you know what, the words on your post taught me alot about life. I always got the chance of silence and trying to realize those small things that make me happy. Even nga ung mga talahib na lumilipad, super napapasaya na ako nun! I'm a very dramatic person kasi jeje

Thanks also for dropping by Cavite Daily Photo! I hope to see you sooN!

God Bless and Mabuhay!

Steven^^

luna miranda said...

Hi, Steven! ."..and forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." This beautiful quote by Kahlil Gibran popped on top of my head when I read your comment. Don't stop appreciating life's simple delights.

Thanks for visiting.

Marie said...

Beautiful :)

Lea said...

Nice picture, but stunning quote. Thank you very much for sharing it.

huey mei said...

this pic is nice

Witness Street said...

Hey! You in Davao? If you are, then drop me a line. I'm presently on vacation here in Durian Island.

Cheers!