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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Taking a Break

Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Tennyson quote from Ulysses spoken by M in Skyfall

I am taking a little break.  Be back soon.  

Thank you to each of these memes for allowing bloggers to share their story.

Click on any of these links for some great blogs and photos.

Sky Watch Friday
Camera Critters

Weekend Reflections
Todays Flowers
Weekly Top Shot
Blue Monday

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  1. Wishing you well as you take a blogging break.

  2. Great reflection. Love the horses and Seal Have a good break Nora.

  3. Beautiful bird, flowers and scenery. Thanks for sharing and take care!

  4. Gorgeous photos all of them! Take care, Nora!

  5. We will be here when you return. Have a good break. Really great shots!

  6. Dear Nora, hope that bluebird starts sitting on you shoulder and full health and happiness fill you with joy.
    You, as ever, are in my daily prayers.

  7. Nice way to bow out for a while - see you when you get back.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  8. Such delightful pics! What a lovely way to begin my day. Have a nice break.

  9. May your time away from the computer be restful… each image is so beautiful Nora.

  10. Lovely photos, especially of the bluebird and the seal.

  11. Enjoy your break! Thank you for sharing so much beauty with us!

    Wally in Springtime Florida

  12. Nora ... I hope you are well and taking a break just to relax. As always your pictures bring huge smiles to my face and wonderful Pacific Northwest memories. (We will be returning soon!) Take care. And thanks for letting us know that you're taking a planned break, so we don't worry.)

  13. Hello Nora,

    I love that blue bird. He's perfect for BLUE MONDAY. Thanks for playing today.

    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue injury post. Please come back.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  14. Awesome photos! Love the little seal..so cute.

  15. love the bluebird...and I think I have a photo of that same seal!!!

  16. Enjoy your break! I think it's important to listen to and respect our inspirations and feel free to go where the winds take us. But a selfish part of me hopes I get to see some more of your beautiful photographs and writings soon :)

    For this post, I must say that mountains have always stirred my soul, so that photograph of the coast with that range behind it made me pause for quite a while!

  17. That which we are, we are.
    I like that thought.
    Best wishes for your break. May it be peaceful.

  18. The photo of the horses is adorable! Lovely photos, a shame you're taking a break as I've just found your blog, but enjoy it, it's good to take a break sometimes! - Tasha xxx


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