Sunday, January 8, 2012

Time with friends ...

We had a beautiful warm weekend here in Philly ... sunny days with nights full of moon.  My Macbook stayed closed for most of the weekend (these are some recent photos while in Anna Maria) because I had the pleasure of a close friend visiting which joyously filled up my time with long introspective talks and lots of hot tea. 




nothing like a close friend to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of one's life

not that there's any ugly in my life


but I think you know what I mean
time with close friends who don't judge 
even when others would



 moments like this with friends are 
priceless.

Hope your weekend was equally priceless.

~sharing with~
World Bird Wednesday

As ever,




63 comments:

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images. Listening to the sounds of the birds and the sounds of the waves on the beach is priceless.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I have a special friend like that. I just treasure her so much.

Sylvia K said...

Our special friends are indeed priceless and what great captures for the day, Reena! I'm so happy you had such a great weekend! Hope your week goes just as well!

Sylvia

Hilary said...

I love these. The colours are just beautiful, here.

gina said...

Some friends are just soul mates, aren't they? There is nothing like spending quality time with a good friend.

Judy said...

How wonderful to have a friend like that.

grammie g said...

HI Reena...Love these photos and the affects!!
I had a very pleasant saturday meeting two blogger friends from Virgina...we talking endlessly as if we had been long time friends !!

Grace

Kathy said...

I always love your pictures of the shorebirds. I've been experimenting with Topaz Adjust. I've learned (at least) one thing: you still need good pictures to start with! Thanks for your inspiration.

Woody said...

Love the beach shots!

Beth said...

lovely. i really wonder what they are speaking on with each other. such fun!! looks like you can just reach out & touch them. so close. (:

Elizabeth Grimes said...

What a great posts. These pictures are SO nice to look at.

Sandra said...

sweet little line dancers here. glad you have sunshine

Patricia said...

I think I NEED a trip to the coast.

Ivanhoe said...

I love the ocean in the background and I miss it so much. Friends are very important indeed :)

Ivanhoe said...

I love the ocean in the background and I miss it so much. Friends are very important indeed :)

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous and dreamy shots, reena!

ds said...

So important (and rare!) to have a friend like that...love the birds dancing in the surf.

My Journey With Candida said...

I love spending time with friends and family too. I consider my sister my good friend. We have been through a lot together.

Great Post Reena!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely shots Reena.

Ms. Becky said...

Reena, YOU are priceless. thanks for sharing your lovely and your thoughts. happy day to you.

bon bon said...

our weekend was just that, reena! thanks for sharing these "friends" of yours with us. ;o)

Madi and Mom said...

Lovely post and pictures...
I read once that a friend was someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway...
Here's to all our friends.
Hugs C

Daryl Edelstein said...

I'll drink to that! xo

latebloomerbuds said...

Nothing beats time with close friends. Gorgeous shots as usual Reena. Margie

CherryPie said...

I too love the time spent with friends it is one of lifes greatest pleasures.

Oliag said...

I have learned you can't have enough friends and I cherish each one even though I am not as good at keeping in touch as I should be..

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a lovely post and photos to go along with it. Makes me want to call my friends!

Ann said...

Now that's a perfect weekend.

Country Girl said...

I love friends like that. What a beautiful weekend.

Linda R. said...

That sounds like a perfect weekend to me.. Hope you week is just as happy!!

Hugs, Linda

Sharkbytes said...

You are in Philly? My best friend is there this week with her son and family who live there.

Ginny said...

I'm finally back and catching up with everyone. I love your posts, the January 2 one being my favorite, how beautiful!! We have put the bird feeder back out, but the birds haven't found it yet. We have had many warm days, though.

Michaele said...

I can never, ever get enough of your bird photos.

AudreyO said...

I love my times with my friends. Sometimes it's over a cup of tea. Sometimes it's a walk. But yes, those times together are amazing!!

Caroline said...

Ohhhh...gorgeous shots! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

beth said...

i'll be having some of that friend time in february and i can't wait....xo

Mental P Mama said...

I think we need to go to AMI after Maine! I won't judge;)

ladyfi said...

True friends are a real treasure! These shots are marvels!

edgar said...

"...moments like this with friends are
priceless."
Yes.
Beautiful photos.

Rambling Woods said...

Perfect photos with prose..lovely..

S. Etole said...

These are so much fun! Glad you had an enjoyable visit with your friends.

EG Wow said...

It's wonderful to spend time with close friends. How smart of you to take the time! :)

Gary said...

Good shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

lynnekovan.com said...

Lovely shots. I agree that being with friends is the very best!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images of these beautiful little birds..

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the shorebirds.

Ed Pilolla said...

there's something about the pacing between the images and words that slows me down so nicely. hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year, and i see you are. long talks and hot tea sounds delicious. what magic light in the water.

Modesto Viegas said...

Very good post!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Reena, lovely post and your birds are just gorgeous. It is great to have a best friend! Beautiful photo, have a great day!

Pat Ulrich said...

What a delightful series -- such beautiful colors reflected in the water!

dona said...

I'm the same way about friends: invaluables.
Great photos, as usual, and by the way, Anna Maria is also the name of my mum. :)

holdingmoments said...

Lovely captures Reena.

heyBJK said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Reena! The waves in the background are fantastic! Beautiful shots.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

priceless post and great images!

thanks so much for sharing!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Friends are like a spot of sugar, making life so much sweeter. Your images are absolutely superb, I love the softness of the hues, and the birds look esquisite in this palette of perfect elements~

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I always enjoy your beach bird photos, Reena. Happy you were able to enjoy a relaxing time with a good friend. :)

joo said...

Beautiful photos,and the light in the second one is simply awesome!

Lasse said...

Beautiful photos and I can hear the waves. Good to have a friend like that!

Springman said...

Even though I'm enjoying my own company today and that of WBW of course, I am inspired by your post and will straight away put the kettle on. Photo 3 is really something with the stylized wave breaking in the background putting your bird in high relief. Gorgeous!

Barb said...

Hi Reena, Glad to hear you're still having nice weather there in Philly. I like the movement in your photos. I agree - a close friend is one of Life's best gifts.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

These are beautiful! I love the softness and the last shot of the little guys ruffling his feathers is so cute.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

my best friend lives in Florida, so i don't get to see her very often at all... i miss her...

but those lil dudes are so cuuute! =)

Arija said...

I applaud your weekend. There's nothing better than the combination of a good friend and some good bird shots.