My Sunday Photo: Rainbow’s End

It’s always such a joy to see a rainbow, and this time, the end of it seemed to be quite close. in fact just the other side of the lake dividing us from our neighbours. That pot of gold had probably never been closer, but with Mr. A lurking somewhere in there, I thought it wisest not to swim over to look for it.

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Ephemeral pleasures to savour

“…beauty consists of its own passing, just as we reach for it. It’s the ephemeral configuration of things in the moment, when you can see both their beauty and their death.”  ~ Muriel Barbery

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“Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of grey cement.” ~ Anna Quindlen – A short guide to a happy life

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Life wasn’t meant to be lived in a rush, so we must savour even the smallest of pleasures.

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Our allotted time here on earth is just as ephemoral as a glorious sunset. We can’t know what tomorrow will bring, but we can live life to the fullest, simply by appreciating every fleeting pleasure.

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A ‘Golden’ Glow for Ailsa’s Travel Theme.

Here’s my entry for Ailsa’s Travel Theme. I have many ‘Golden’ photos, but here are just three.  After the storm one afternoon in New England, came the golden light of the late afternoon sun. The rainbows were just an added bonus.

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Here’s the entrance to the magnificent ‘Temple of Isis’, which now stands on the island of Egilica. It was originally constructed in Philae, but was moved in the 1970’s after it had become submerged during the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Even with modern technology and machines, it took nine years for this massive project to be completed. Can you imagine the original building of this, without the machinery we have today?

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This golden equestrian statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman, sitting astride his horse, with ‘Victory’ in front, her one hand holding a palm frond, and the other pointing the way forward, stands in the Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos for Ailsa’s ‘Golden’ theme. To see more entries, click here,

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