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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sky Watch Friday!

Another week, another marvelous look at skies from all over the world! Sky Watch Friday is hosted each week by Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise. Click here to sign up and share the beauty of your skies with us!



We've had beautiful weather the past few days, very warm, blue skies. But late in the afternoon on Monday some soft, pastel clouds began to move in and as the evening moved on and the sun dropped lower the colors became more vivid and voila! another beautiful sunset!!



This shot was taken of the same area, just fifteen minutes later. The shape of the clouds were almost identical, just the colors had changed, deepened.





61 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Sylvia! Your skies show the beauty of the setting sun. We are having beautiful weather too but it's so dry that some of my hydrangeas are almost dead. Anyway I hope that we will never experience such a sand storm as they had in Australia.
Have a great weekend.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful sunset Sylvia. Our days start out promising but by lunch all h... has broken loose and we are lucky if we can see the horizon by dusk. The usual rule of thumb here is if it is nice in Vancouver/Victoria it will be stormy here.
Smiles
P.S. I just caught up on your posts...thank you for making my days happy and peaceful.

Regina said...

Soft sunset. Great skies Sylvia.
Enjoy your weekend.
Regina

Peggy said...

Love the colors in your setting sun. So romantic.
We have been having some rain with clouds most of the week.
I'm funny, I think, cause I love cloudy rainy days. We lived in California for a time with few rainy days. My oldest son used to wish all the time for rainy days so that he could have an excuse to read. Always music to a mothers ear, to hear your child wish for time to read!
Have a great weekend coming up pal!

Janie said...

I really like the soft swirls of the clouds in the first two. Beautiful sunset captures!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Ooh, what colourful skies this week - they're stunning. Have a great weekend.

Susan at Stony River said...

Look, up in the sky!
It's a cloud!
No, it's an "S"!
Super Sylvia to the rescue!

Sorry hon I just couldn't help it. The S does make for a lovely sky! LOL

bobbie said...

Very beautiful! Those first two look so alike. I wonder how far apart they were.

nonizamboni said...

Incredible succession of clouds. The swirling reminded me of my old finger painting days!

Gaelyn said...

Wow, it's amazing the cloud's shape hadn't changed in 15 mins, but the colors so different. Gorgeous sunsets over the Sound Sylvia.

Have a great weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Heavenly skies! I love these sunsets we are privleged to witness as autumn is upon us!Great photos!!

Carletta said...

The progression from swirling gossamer like clouds to vibrant golden depths is beautiful!
Nicely captured Sylvia!

Carletta’s Captures.

Daryl said...

Cool .. its amazing isnt how the colors change so quickly .. have a great weekend, Sylvia

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful sunset, but the difference between the first two is amazing - almost identical except for the colours. Presumably a very still, calm evening with no breeze at all.
Janice.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Sylvia, those are magnificient photos ofsuch a beautiful sunset.

Steffi said...

Wow Sylvia- wonderful skies!I love the sunset!Have a great weekend!

Deborah Godin said...

Gorgeous swirls of cloud and color! You do live in a spectacular area!

Carver said...

I love the patterns you captured in the sky. All great shots.

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Woody said...

Slyvia, great photos of the sunset. I love the colors!

SandyCarlson said...

Each permutation is more beautiful than the one before.

Carol said...

Beautiful sunset captures...the first two are amazing with the same cloud formation but different color...

Julie said...

I cannot say that our skies in Sydney have been fine this week: especially with the dust storm.

However, your sunsets are delicious, my friend.

Hildred and Charles said...

Sylvia, - lovely photos. The sky changes colour so quickly and you have captured beautifully.

Pacey said...

Beautiful skies and love the ever changing colors of them...

Photo Cache said...

I think you can charge admission on your deck to view the sky.

I'd bring a bottle from Napa if you'd let me watch these lovelies from your deck.

James said...

Any one of these would have made a great Skywatch post. So many beautiful skies in one post is a real treat.
I just had a memory of the smell of burning wood and the damp forests of the Pacific Northwest. You live in a great place.

clairz said...

Here's what I have to say after looking at these photos: Ahhh....

Very, very lovely. Glad you were there with the camera to capture the scene, and glad that you have shared these with us, Sylvia.

Gill - That British Woman said...

the third one is my favourite, aren't we so lucky to be able to see skies like that?

Gill in Canada

Pam said...

Sylvia you always have the most beautiful sky watch photos. So full of warm soft colors... heavenly!

Kind regards, Pam :)

the foto fanatic said...

Gee - really nice pix here!
tff

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love how the clouds went from all soft and filmy to richly colored and dramatic.

J Bar said...

Brilliant sky shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Terrebel said...

Most enjoyable clouds...love the swirl you captured...thanks for putting such lovely pictures in my head, just before I go to sleep.

Have a nice weekend!

Terrence looks at the sky

Eaglesbrother said...

Beautiful sky sunsets.

Bob
aka Eaglesbrother

Mar-Bear said...

Beautiful shots Sylvia!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really like the pastel skies you seem to see so often. And I have always believed Seattle was one rainy day after another. I'm learning so much as I blog.

Japa - cbanga360 said...

That's a beautiful swirl formation of clouds, and havent changed much after fifteen minutes.

susieofarabia said...

Such pretty skies, Sylvia! Your photos are always so lovely.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Outstanding captures of the sky at sunset.

MonikaRose said...

Wow I love your photos this week, I will have to go out more to country to get great shots of the sky, it is so open, the sky. Love the colors and softness of your sky, thank you for sharing :) Have a fabulous day Cya MonikaROse

storyteller said...

What lovely cloud formations and colors ... just beautiful skies!
Hugs and blessings,

Tufa Girl said...

Looks like cotton candy wisps across the sky. Nice photos. ;D

Sunshine4Life said...

Beautiful sky watch and i can see the color difference on the first two photos. Such a wonderful moment to witness.

Happy Weekend!

Arlene
http://www.midlifedancing.com/2009/09/sky-watch-friday-rain-rain-go-away.html

Margaret Gosden said...

Such sweeps of the brush and change of palette - love the sequences!

marianne said...

beautiful skies!

magiceye said...

amazing skies
captured beautifully!

toby said...

Those are beautiful - it's amazing how quickly the sky changes! Good thing you were there to catch it :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

amazing!

Pyatshaw said...

Lovely photos with beautiful colours.

vincibene said...

Wonderful sky!

Gattina said...

Wonderful skies, I would get a stiff neck to watch it !

Firefly said...

I love sunrise and sunset pics. The clouds look like somebody took a paintbrush and swished through the air.

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful! Oh, how I love how your captured the changing colors. Great captures.

Afanja said...

Wonderful series. The colors are so fine!Enjoy your weekend!

syel said...

lovely lovely pastel colours of sunset! and amazing identical clouds for the first and second photos (except for the colours though)

Diane AZ said...

The clouds look as though they were playfully painted on the sky with a huge brush. And, I love how the shapes and colors change.

Lisa Mertins illustration said...

hi sylvia, thanks for the sky-spiration this morning. your photos are lovely!

Lisa Mertins illustration said...

hi sylvia, thanks for the sky-spiration this morning. your photos are lovely!

Danton said...

So wonderful sky photos highlighting a sunset.

Thanks for your visit.

Dewdrop said...

I love your wispy colorful cirrus clouds!

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