Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  
~Thornton Wilder



8/11/2010 @6:00 am (sunrise)



 8/11/2010 @6:05 am (sunrise)

8/11/2010 @9:30 am 




 8/11/2010 sunset




 8/11/2010 sunset




 
8/11/2010 sunset reflection
8/11/2010 sunset  reflection



After so many years of hard work I finally managed to move to the home I always dreamt for.  This magic place is blessed every morning by a stunning sun rise over Rio de la Plata, while in the afternoon the blessing comes from another awesome sunset over the city. My magic kingdom is almost at the top of a building, so the views always take my breath away while filling my heart with warm gratitude and the sense of oneness.
Here I feel at peace with myself, I reconnect with my essence, feeling alive… part and parcel of the entire Universe. Past and future stop existing, the mind clears up; emotions rise and then settle down (just like the sun and the moon), and the only thing that matters is the magic jiffy where I’m still breathing and fully conscious. To me happiness is that magical tick where I just am… 

Looking at the sun and the moon, observing the sky and the river teaches me a lot about letting things be and go with the flow… that resisting to what it is takes me nowhere… because life is about change, transformation and awareness.


I’m thankful, and attempting to live in gratitude, free of expectations, open to receive and give.

loveNlight
Gabi


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48 comments:

Paul C said...

Oh, my, this is a spectacular setting and view. Gratefulness is such an empowering feeling.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful images. Great views! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kay said...

Very inspiring, Gabi. What a wonderful way to experience thankfulness in the everyday.

:)

Myrna R. said...

So happy for you - that you realized a dream.

Thank you for the lovely pictures.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Helen said...

Gabi, you could not have given all of us a more beautiful Thanksgiving gift!!!

ds said...

Inspirational words, and breathtaking photography--the clouds in that sunset! Truly no one paints like Nature. Thank you for sharing all of this, and a very happy Thanksgiving to you!

Francisca said...

Gabi dear... it may just be that we are soul twins. You know what I mean. Your words resonate deeply and your photos from your new refuge are beautiful to behold. I too am working hard towards my dream home. I am thankful that it is work that matters.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Gabi: Your images are stunning,
in conjunction with many wonderful
photos you have shared, but more
importantly, you share your joy,
your inner truth through your
prose poem, and that's what is
the most touching and valuable.
To realize a dream, to reach a
goal, is an apex, a pinnacle in
your own life, and it is so good
to see that even in this harsh,
confused, and mean-spirited
world, this hard time for all, you
still can cheer us up. Thanks.

Gill - That British Woman said...

you have a beautiful view, one I wouldn't want to move from,

Gill in Canada

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Gabi, such incredibly beautiful skies! You are in the perfect place and I love Wilder's words! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Anonymous said...

Gabriela!

Simply marvelous.

I vsiited Uruguay many years ago when I lived in Brazil and loved to admire the Rio del Plata...Love it...
And next year I will visit again Uruguay...for some day I will drive into the country..I am crazy...

I love South America

Congrats
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/11/the-life-is-wonderful/

morememes said...

That orange swirly sky is something else!

joo said...

Enchanting photos Gabriela!
Happy weekend to you:)

Jingle said...

lovely reflections,
beautiful tale.
Happy Thanksgiving, Thanks for visiting my blog.


awards/treats 4 u

Scotty Graham said...

Nice job, Gabi...you do have a nice view of the world...Have a great weekend!!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots, happy Thanksgiving!

My Skywatch, hope you can visit? Thank you!

Lesley said...

you have a stunning view. will look forward to seeing more of your skies from your dream home.

Z Joya said...

amazing! amen!!!

Reflections said...

Spectacular images... I am always glad to hear when someone takes the time to appreciate the beauty around us, nature at its best. So often, it becomes simple to forget while getting caught up in our daily routines.

Luna Miranda said...

i feel the same way when i'm on the roof top.:p it's great that we can enjoy and appreciate nature's gifts without leaving the comfort of home. fantastic scenes.

Benikos place said...

Well done! even the sunset is always more dramatic than the sunrising...I prefer Sunrising, makes everything ...clear ;)

michael bird said...

Lovely photos and lovely words, Gabi. And your view really is breathtaking.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Fantastic captures, such incredibly beautiful skies!

You are in the perfect place.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

ninotaziz said...

Gabi,
How beautiful. Uruguay always reminds me of my Dad - and football.

Serline said...

Absolutely stunning!
Have a blessed weekend:)

Kim, USA said...

This is spectacular array of skies. Love it!
My week sky

lizziviggi said...

What an amazing, inspiring view! Some of those swirly clouds are just incredible.

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Wine and Words said...

Mmmmm. I can only moan, and stammer at such a view. And sigh...

Springman said...

Your words and photographs are steller this weekend. I enjoyed my visit with you.

'Tsuki said...

Those views are really amazing ! I especially enjoy the 9:30 am shot... This particular view of the sun is so beautiful...

Malyss said...

A real magic kingdom! with such a view, I would never go out again anymore! :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a great public relations series of photos for this beautiful place. I love your heartfelt prose of thankfulness for this stunning place in the world!

LauraX said...

so beautiful Gabi!

Kirk Jusko said...

Love how you caught the reflections in the window.

I'm curious, Gabriela, since Thanksgiving, at least the one celebrated in November, is an American holiday, are you originally from the U.S.?

imaginationlane said...

Wonderful sky and reflection pictures, Gabi! How happy you must be living in a place that lets you capture beauty like this. And I found your words inspiring...you have found what matters most in your life, and embraced it...lovely...:)

jennyfreckles said...

Wow, what a fabulous view, what a great place to live!

Greyscale Territory said...

Wow! You seem to be living in the sky! What glorious views always changing tone and colour courtesy of Moth Nature! Great photos!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gabi, some very lovely images!!!

Evelyn said...

Stunning views.

Woody said...

cool sequence! I like how it started without the reflection, then very naturally led into the reflection \.

standing on my head said...

maravillosa!

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

your words are filled with peace! congratulations for your accomplishment and thank you for your images and nurturing words.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hola, hermosas tomas estas, me encantan los colores de esas horas.. tienes preciosas imágenes aquí.. y también lo que escribes me gusta..
Saudos..

James said...

I'm a big fan of sunsets and reflections and these are wonderful!

Everyday Goddess said...

how wonderful to feel so connected in such a beautiful way.

Kass said...

Beautiful images and words.

Stafford Ray said...

What a beautiful place to see! And you live there? Wow! I tried to find the marina on Google Earth but couldn't see it.