FREEDOM - Wind In My Sails



Serendipity found me today arriving at the bay just as a flotilla of sailboats passed by. I stopped to watch these beautiful creatures hopscotch the bay, cloths billowing as they inhaled the sweet afternoon breeze


THIS was my FREEDOM today!
Somehow these beauties lifted my spirits and gave me a sense of personal FREEDOM. Beauty often does that. It changes the perspective, it glimmers with hope and possibilities. It whispers to you quietly MAYBE !
MAYBE is a good word!
A liberating word! A word to consider. To Plan. To Dream. MAYBE isn't as scary as I CAN or I WILL. Being less definite it leaves room for permutations, escalations and renovations of ones DREAMS. It allows flexibility and choice!
Can spell FREEDOM
I have a flotilla of these photos to share from today's excursion, but for today
My wish for each one of you this weekend, is to find your personal FREEDOM
or MAYBE just to DREAM a little

Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE: ALL Photography and photo editing by ME - [Being Ruby]



desde my ventana said...

Happy weekend ,Julie I can dream of these wonderful images. I agree that the sight of the sea always produces this sensation of freedom ....

Dash said...

Ahhh, I love watching saling boats, there is something about them that is so relaxing. Have a good weekend.

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Julie, its lovely when something really captures your attention and lifts your spirits!
Yes ... and I am dreaming for some sunshine this weekend (we did have some today)!

Btw ... love the photo from your last post ... where the river meets the sea.
Enjoy your weekend and ... dont worry, you still have a few months of summer left ... Sydney summers linger until April-May ... dont they?

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Beautiful, Ruby. And even though I've never sailed or even want to, watching these boats glide with the wind feels true (and free), sort of a metaphor of life.

Happy weekend!

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Lovely pictures! And even lovelier sentiment!


Unknown said...

Julie, dear, I wish I had your gift of expressing such dreamy thoughts. What an inspiration you are!

Angie Muresan said...

I love that expression: hopscotch the bay. And I like the word: MAYBE too. It's a good word to enter the weekend with. Maybe I'll sleep in tomorrow. Oh wait, no I can't, it's my daughter's 4th birthday and 20 kids and their parents are coming for pizza and cake, which means I have to clean. Oh well... MAYBE next weekend...
Hope your weekend is at least half as lovely as you are, Julie.

Sue said...

I am always most hopeful and happy near the water. No matter what is going on in my life, if I can watch the boats, hear the sounds of the water as it hits the shore and the bird sounds...I'm am more relaxed and just in a better place in my heart and head. I love these photos.


Pooch Purple Reign said...

hey ruby

very nice!!!
things that make you go hmmm.....

have a great weekend friend

Mise said...

Maybe I'll capitalise a FEW words in THIS comment for the HELL of it. Maybe you're a wonder, DEAR Julie, for your OUTLOOK and artful eye. Indeed ALMOST surely. xx

myletterstoemily said...

i have a flotilla of praise for your gorgeous
photos. makes me almost want to go
sailing...well, maybe!

The House That A-M Built said...

So, so beautiful Julie and so comforting, yes maybe is a good word! A-M xx

Jg. for FatScribe said...

maybe freedom indeed! wonderful shots of the bay at its best, i.e., with freedom-loving folks sailing their maybes into realities. thanks! -Jg.

Jane said...

Hi there - beautiful boats. That is the BEST thing about Sydney - the boats and the harbour .... have a fab weekend xoxox ps Etsy shop Etsy shop Etsy shop.

Renée Finberg said...

i never thought of 'the word' in that way....
maybe i will have a job tomorrow, and maybe i will quit!
now that would spell freedom to me.

love you sweet julie

Carole said...

Dreamy images of Summer! I've always wanted to sail... funny that I live by the water but have never gone sailing.
Seeing these pictures is just as good!!!

My new favorite word....MAYBE!!! well I could say that's George's favorite word...he does use that one alot.....mostly to mean no! haha
but I like your definition better...much more hopeful!
Makes me long for summer!

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Julie! Your photos lifted my spirit too! Sea, freedom. may be...they all make think about chances, opportunities...what's better than having open doors in the life???
Happy week end to you!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Sempre belle le foto, spero che vinci il give away. Ciao Rita

Millie said...

Poor old MOTH would love to hear this Julie. He's stuck up a big ladder in the hot, hot bathroom laying a course of bricks he didn't think he'd have to do. Not happy & very unfree.
Millie ^_^

Brabourne Farm said...

I'm the original landlubber and I can't believe I'm going to say this, but your photo is so beautiful it's enough to tempt even me onto the water. The 10,000 dreaded agapanthus have been cut, I've had a cool shower and I've just finished my first glass of something very delicious! I hope you're having a lovely weekend too. Leigh

simon said...

yes thanks Julie. I spent the day auctioning homes on the water at Pittwater. Same sense of freedom to watch the boats, there as well.

Frankly its an auctioneers makes the bidders too relaxed. haha!

I do need a BIG shot of maybe.... :o)

Julie B. [Holland] said...

Julie, have a great weekend ......xo Julie in HOlland :) great photo!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Maybe you're right!
I'm hoping so...
You've put a little wind in my sails...
Beautiful images Julie...maybe you should be a professional photographer?

Jeanne Henriques said...

Julie, your photos are beautiful! Magazine material without question and your phrases:
'flotilla of sailboats'
'hopscotch the bay'
'cloths billowing as they inhaled the soft afternoon breeze'
I think a collection of your images and little slices of life are the makings of a wonderful book. If anything, have a photo book made and you will see what I mean!
Have a good one....
Jeanne :)

Susie said...

Julie - magical photos - just beautiful...
As much as I love looking out at English countryside from my windows, how I miss the water! I agree with Jeanne - a collection of your images with vignettes of your lovely prose would make a lovely publication. Enjoy your weekend ..Susie x

white flower farmhouse said...

ahhh, your photos are bringing me back to summer days sailing around the beautiful waters of the peconic bay. Very calm and serene images, just what I need at the moment. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend, Lori

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Julie,
What a beautiful, serene scene. My husband is a great sailor and, I have been known, on occasion, to take to the water. It is such an experience of freedom. Maybe, just maybe, I will give it another go !
Fabulous photograph. Was it taken very late afternoon ? I love the light at that time of day. It has such a special glow, doesn't it ?

Shellbelle said...

Well, this post just lifted my spirits today! Buried in boxes as I am, I need to remember that it will soon be over, the sun will come out again and I can get back to the beach to watch the sailboats, the children at play and the waves lapping the shore. Thanks dear friend, for bringing me the freedom to dream today.


Julie B. [Holland] said...

Julie, I forgot to say in my previous post, I like the word "serendipity" . Great post today . :)
the "other" Julie in Holland :) xo

Anonymous said...

Happy weekend, Julie!

Those maybe-dreams can become a definite reality! I dreamed of living in the Colorado mountains as a little girl of 9, and now here I am!

Just shove maybe out of the way by taking small steps into your dream! :)


Ange said...

Maybe you are soooo right! A weekend to myself just to dream as well... Won't be watching the sails in the bay - but the clouds will be my boats as they hopscotch across the sky. Right you are Julie - there is a whiff of hope and freedom in the air... Haven't seen Invictus have you ? ;-)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I always loved it when my parents answered one of my requests with a "maybe". That answer allowed me to dream.

count it all joy said...

Oh JulieRuby, one of my all time favourite sounds in the world is the slapping of rigging against a yacht's mast. My Dad used to have a boat moored down on Pittwater and sailed every weekend (my poor mother!), and he'd often take us with him. In fact, Mum remembers him tying the leash of my baby harness to the handrail of the boat when I was 18 mths old. Something along the lines of "Well, she can't fall overboard now can she?".

To this day, there is just something that water, wind and sea air does to open up your soul and give it a good airing, filling it with possibilities....those wonderful "maybe" dreams. These photos capture it beautifully Juulie. Bravo! Meredy xo.

Coty Farquhar said...

Dream a little, Julie, 'I dream all the time' I live in the Dream world. It's wonderful!!!

It keeps me after day..

I love your images, there is something amazing about watching these yachts float by and hearing their sails in the wind.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for your great comment from my last post.

xxxxxxxxxxx Coty

nevin said...

I adore this.. You know I want a right something very special after your lovely comment about my new studio. But all I want to say : You are a beautiful human. I know this. Thank you so much for all your support... Big time!

Unknown said...

Wonderful Pictures!!!!
compliments!!!!Très très Charmante!!!!

Bisous :)

Daniela "DREAM SHABBY CHIC" from Milano