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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sky Watch #18


I had to include this one today although I had posted it on my blog earlier this week because it reminds me of what a shining and beautiful world we live in -- in spite of economic worries, politics and all the other things that tend to distract us from what is truly important -- our environment and the need to keep it safe and clean for those that will follow after us.

Today's skies are from Oregon. On a day to day basis it's hard to decide where the skies are the most beautiful -- Washington or Oregon. I've lived in the northwest for nearly seventeen years and I'm still overwhelmed on an almost daily basis at the lovliness, not only of the landscape, but the skies and their ever changing and incredible colors.
These clouds made me think of large, white birds roaming the skies.
And the rich, vibrant colors that need no words to describe them. The promise of a lovely night and a new day tomorrow.

Click on the Sky Watch icon at the top of the page to find out how to join us and share your SKIES!
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37 comments:

Migs CFL fan said...

Great pics, I especially love your header photo. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Darla said...

Gorgeous, those white clouds do look like birds.

Picturing of Life said...

last one is my fav...

My SWF post this week : in HERE or HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Yen said...

The first one with a kid walking is stunning and my fave:)
Mine is, HERE.

Dianne said...

the top photo is astounding!! and I love the clouds that look like birds in flight.

all your photos are beautiful.

Deborah Godin said...

These are all terrific. And you got some great mare's tails, I never seem to get good shots of them. Bravo!

Susan said...

Sylvia, those are AMAZING! I love those ghost-geese flying, but the second one is perhaps my favourite, such a lovely (heavenly) blend of colour.

Leslie: said...

Beautiful shots, Sylvia! So glad you decided to share them with us today. I love all the colours and that one with the clouds that look like birds is great!

Kathleen said...

Lovely!!!
Each one held me there!!

Lilly's Life said...

I love the beach scene the best!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, the ever-changing sky is truly amazing! Happy Sky Watch!

Photo Cache said...

I appreciate the sentiments you shared with us. And your photos are marvelous.

bobbie said...

So beautiful! The first one is just stunning.

PJ said...

You've written a beautiful photo essay for today. It's very thoughtful and positive, something we could use more of.

Kay said...

Goodness gracious, Sylvia! What incredible skies! The colors are so vibrant and those streaky clouds are so unique. Wow!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh wow those are so fantastic well done

The Cunning Runt said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

They're a balm, thank you; it's been pretty gray here for the past week.

Bradley Myers said...

A nice series of photos, great clouds and colors.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, really nice shots! I thought the first one would be my favorite. It wouldn't have been the same without the kid running ring in the midst of the sun's reflection. But there were a couple of other really great ones. Good job! :-)

Lin said...

what a variety of clouds...love the sunsets and sunrises. also the cloud birds. One of my writing participants wrote a poem about figures we see in the cloud formations when we are children.

fishing guy said...

Sylvia: You changing skies were a nice touch to your post.

Gaelyn said...

You are right about the beauty of Oregon skies. I haven't seen one in just over a year.
Marvelous photos. Thanks for sharing.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Sylvia - these are beautiful; just beautiful!

There are so many breathtaking SW entries this week.

Gardenia said...

It is a beautiful world, Sylvia, and thanks for showing us just how beautiful!
This was an amazing collection of pictures.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Wonderful Swf photos love the bird like clouds...

Peggy said...

Those are all beautiful! I really like the 1st one and the next to last one with the clouds and blue, blue sky.

shaker said...

Wonderful !

vincibene said...

Breathtaking gorgeous series! I can't choose a fave.

Afanja said...

Wonderful pictures.
I love the coloured clouds in the second and the third picture. And the white clouds really look like flying birds. Thanks for sharing!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shots and text.

Darlene said...

All of the pics are beautiful, but the first golden one with the boy and the third with multi-colored clouds are my favorites.

Dewdrop said...

I love all of your sky shots, but I especially love the jogger in the coast line under the golden sky. How precious!

Pietro said...

Amazing pictures! Very nice the fourth one, with those interesting white clouds.
Enjoy Sky Watch!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Sylvia these are all beautiful shots you caught

randi said...

Great clouds-great colors-great shots!

storyteller said...

You’ve captured such variety in the skies you’ve shared today! Simply beautiful … some dramatic … others peaceful and serene! I’ve shared at Sacred Ruminations ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Stunning pictures! Love all them!

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