Thursday, November 7, 2013

SKYWATCH FRIDAY

There is something very relaxing and serene when looking up and seeing pretty flags fluttering in the breeze.  We were walking along the Trail of the Tiger at Norfolk Zoo when I saw them.  There was a sign nearby and it read: 

"Prayer Flags 

Prayer Flags are traditionally believed to bring happiness, peace, prosperity, good fortune, health and victory over obstacles.  Hanging prayer flags promotes peace, compassion, strength and wisdom.



The prayer inscribed on these flags is believed to protect from destructive evils and obstacles.
We wish happiness, peace, prosperity, good fortune, health and victory to all who pass by these flags."  


To all of you out there, I wish the same for you.


My thanks to the SkyWatch Team for hosting this wonderful meme.
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Happy SkyWatch Friday!

29 comments:

HansHB said...

Great post!

eileeninmd said...

The prayers flags are beautiful and have a wonderful meaning. Thanks for sharing their message. Lovely photos, have a happy day and weekend!

Karen said...

Love these! Thanks for the video, it was great to see them blowing in the wind!

Linda said...

Very pretty! I've seen similar displays and the colors look so great in the sunlight.

grammie g said...

Hi Denise.... How interesting those prayer flag are with the prayers fluttering in the breeze against the blue sky!!
The same to you Denise!!

Grace

Rajesh said...

Wonderful sight.

lina@women said...

My first time to know about prayer flags, Denise. They look beautiful.
Wish u the same :)

Elephant's Child said...

And to you.

Linda said...

How wonderful, Denise! These are great, and I love your video!

ladyfi said...

Those flags are just gorgeous! I can feel their positive vibes from here.

Pauline said...

That's a sign worth retaining when my sign-free world comes into being. Love the idea of prayer flags and your photos are lovely.

Our photos said...

Lovely is your SkyWatch photos.
Greetings, RW & SK

Joyful said...

Great captures and nice thoughts on the prayer flags. Happy Skywatch Friday :-)

Arija said...

:) I have a string of plain prayer flags hanging over out main door. My granddaughter brought them back from India where their school was helping with building and painting of a refugee Tibetan school. They are getting tattered now but I still feel good walking under them.

Carole M. said...

made for a very colourful snapshot Denise

Terri Buster said...

I've never heard of prayer flags before- how neat!

gigihawaii said...

What pretty flags and a nice message to boot.

Jane and Chris said...

I just love blessings for strangers,like the prayer flags...that shows true compassion
Jane x

SweetMarie said...

Such pretty colors!
Love your header!
Happy weekend to you!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Lovely. I have seen these flags before and wondered what they symbolized. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

Carver said...

The prayer flags are lovely. Great choice for sky watch.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the meaning and message and so lovely against the blue sky!

Em Parkinson said...

Hi there! Thanks for joining my blog; it's taken me a while to find you for some reason. Love the prayer flags. Will add you to my sidebar now I HAVE found you.

NatureFootstep said...

cool, I love it. It is a beautiful thing to do.

Linda Gross said...

Interesting post! I had never heard of prayer flags.

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a wonderful idea! We can all use prayer.

Laura said...

Beautiful prayer flags Denise… may their words of compassion reach out to all beings and our earth.

I do hope you'll participate in the Gratitude Quilt this year… information about what it is and how to participate can be found @ this link http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/p/gratitude-quilt.html

If I already asked you and you sent me something, please forgive me for asking again. I'm trying to include as many people as possible in the quilt.

orvokki said...

Heips
I found your blog, and what I see, it is very nice.
These images are super.
Greetings from Finland
orvokki

Kay said...

I do believe my son had photos of prayer flags in Nepal. I wonder what country these flags came from.