Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. - Jean de Boufflers

Today's 5 Minute Friday prompt is:  Perspective.

My perspective right now is looking backwards on the moment I captured this image. 

This was taken two weeks ago tomorrow.

I was on a ferry boat in the middle of the San Juan Islands. 

I was alone on the deck. 

The wind was blowing.

The sun was sending it's final rays lending a bit of warmth.

The scent of the salty sea air had me breathing deep. 

The colors of the sky began to glow.

I turned from staring blissfully at the sea and caught the reflecting sunset in the ferry window.

I remember thinking how blessed I was:

-  to have been part of such a wonderful day.

-  that I was in the middle of the San Juan Islands where peace continuously flowed.

-  that the laughter, fun, deliciousness, joy, and love from attending a family wedding still surrounded me like a giant hug.

- that goosebumps of happiness continue to cascade over my skin as I scroll through these images I collected on my screen.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

PS:  Linking up with The Gypsy Mama, even though I didn't follow the rules today.  I got caught daydreaming out my window remembering and cherishing the moments in my heart.


  1. i often wonder if moments like that are more special since you were all alone, with just your heart and your thoughts......

  2. HI,
    Linking from Gypsy Mama. I love your picture - in words. That is your perspective of the day. Wonderful.
    can't link from so have to use Google

  3. It is so wonderful to be able to relive pleasant memories through the pictures.

  4. Giant hugs after a lovely occasion are the best. I just love that line. and thank you for sharing a joyous moment in a day. is where my story for min prompt is at.

  5. Too wonderful! I was afraid you were going to say that you woke up and it was all a dream. I'm glad it wasn't.

  6. Thanks for putting us right there with you. I could feel the peace and needed it right now! Gorgeous photo!

  7. I like this post, Stacey! Isn't it wonderful to have a moment like that!

  8. Excelente fotografia....

  9. wonderful moments and it proves my favorite quote, photos are the pilot light of memories.

  10. It sounds like you had a lot of special moments to be thankful for. Beautiful.
    xo Catherine

  11. How beautifully you describe this Stacey Dawn!
    I feel as if I am right there.
    Beautifully done, and so glad you had this wonderful experience!

  12. Beautiful picture and beautiful memories.

    Thank you for sharing!

    In Christ...Susan

  13. That's a beauty of a shot, SD. And enhanced by your lovely thoughts. Thanks for sharing them.