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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sky Watch Friday!

There are Autumn skies now and while we look back wistfully at the lovely Summer skies, there is so much beauty everywhere in the sky, regardless of the season. So join Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise and the rest of us from all over the world, join us and share the beauty of your skies! Click here to sign up and share it all!


We've had our usual beautiful sunsets recently and I never tire of them because although the colors and the shape of the clouds may be similar, they are all unique and beautiful -- just as all people are unique and beautiful, each in their own way.
The first two are -- as usual, taken from our deck a couple of evenings ago.

 


 


The last three are a nostalgic look back at a lovely summer on the Sound where I found myself on numerous ferries as family and friends and I visited some of the beautiful and fun places in our part of the world.

That is Port Townsend in the background.



I love the sailing ships against the blue sky!

 


And this is one of the marvelous ferries.

 
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72 comments:

bobbie said...

Gorgeous clouds! And the boats are charming. That is quite a ferry! Bigger than those we have going from North Cape May to Lewis, DE.

chrome3d said...

I love those ferries. They are so practical. You are right, it is really marvellous. I have never seen one open ferry that was so humongous in size.

James said...

I remember being so excited to ride these ferries. The whole post is filled with wonderful pictures of a very special place.
Great pictures Sylvia.

TSannie said...

Lovely! Bittersweet the change of seasons, but wouldn't want to live anywhere that has just one or two seasons.

clairz said...

Lovely shots, Sylvia. I can't remember many sunny skies when we lived in Washington state. Are they getting more frequent or are you just catching them all? ;)

Regina said...

Beautiful skies and harbor.
Love the scenes.

Enjoy the weekend Sylvia.

Regina

Susan at Stony River said...

I love the view over your deck as always, but oh was I glad to see some summer again too!

Photo Cache said...

As usual lovely cloud formations. It may just be me but I found summer to be really short this year.

Happy weekend.

Samson said...

Lovely photo's Sylvia, love the ferry shot, its amazing... thanks for your comment on my blog and you can call me sam :)

MilesPerHour said...

Great stuff Diva!

Kay said...

You do have such awesome skies in Seattle, Sylvia.

Daryl said...

Fabulous skies, Sylvia, have a wonderful weekend!

jabblog said...

You're right of course, Sylvia. The clouds may look familiar but they are always unique and beautiful, no matter what their form or temper!
Beautiful shots from your corner of the world.

Lin Floyd said...

appropriate good bye to summer and a good attitude there is beauty in each season and each person...

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful autumn skies, Sylvia. Enormous ferry!
Janice.

Grace Olsson said...

I love it the number 3...congrats for all shots, ok?

have a nice weekend

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JOE TODD said...

Love your part of the world. Every time I visit your blog I do a little more planning for a visit west. Thank you

cara said...

Those clouds in the top two are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love Port Townsend! Lovely picts!

Maria said...

What a beautiful lake! I love your new header with the sailing boats very much!
Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love those puffy pinks!
And wow, you would laugh at the piddly little ferries here!

Anonymous said...

Love those puffy pinks!
And wow, you would laugh at the piddly little ferries here!

prashant said...

They are so practical. You are right, it is really marvellous. I have never seen one open ferry that was so humongous in size.
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Gaelyn said...

Your skies are always so breathtaking over the Sound. Love the ferry. Have a great weekend Sylvia.

Elisabeth said...

Love the cloud captures...thanks for sharing.

Tara R. said...

How wonderful that you have such beautiful sunsets to see from your office window.

That ferry is huge! I've never seen on that big before.

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful blue skies and water. The clouds from your deck are amazing. Always interesting to see the sky from your perspective, Sylvia!

April said...

The sunset clouds are beautiful! Wonderful pictures, too, of your summer trips across the water.

Dewdrop said...

I love your swelling cumulus clouds! Really awesome, especially over water.

Lew said...

Beautiful as always, Sylvia! The water and sky make for beautiful scenes.

Darlene said...

We had a puffy pink cloud formation in our sky the other night and I got my camera out. They are so lovely and remind me of cotton candy.

Craver Vii said...

The clouds are great! Also, I feel a sense of wonder as I look out over those waters. What a treasure you have there!

Maria Berg said...

I wish you a good week end and that you do find more fun clouds to take photos of an maybe a trip with a boat, MB

LV said...

A very pretty grouping of beautiful sights. What a lovely view you have. Makes you get going a lot better.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What a view you have from that deck. You must hang out there a lot!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and clouds. Thanks for sharing. Washington is a beautiful state.

Eaglesbrother said...

Wonderful skies...I like the second one..the close up..looks like a Grandfather laying on his back on the bed and raising his hand to his yawning mouth..lol..I know I have a vivid imagination..lol

Eaglesbrother

Pam said...

Marvelous soft colors in those evening clouds, Sylvia.
And oh how I wold love to take a ride on that huge ferry.

Anonymous said...

As usual, great cloud shots and they are all different and all wonderful.

I like the look back at summer and enjoyed the Ferry pic

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and loving the seasonal header!

Carletta said...

Lovely shots Sylvia! I especially like the one of the ferry.
Your new header (new to me today) is gorgeous!

Carletta’s Captures.

Squirrel said...

Beautiful to match your generous heart.

Christella said...

As usual your pictures are so beautiful. When I lived in the midwest fall was my favorite season. The colors are so magnificent.

AL said...

Love the clouds I am staring at it, and figuring out what image they make this time.

Thanks for the visit!

Diane AZ said...

I love the pictures from your deck and how you point out that sunsets are all unique and beautiful just as all people are.

Janie said...

You have such beautiful sky views. The clouds are great in the first ones, and I really like the views of the Sound and the huge ferry.

Sujatha said...

The sunset ones are awesome!

Barb said...

The cloud bank as backdrop to the sailboats is awesome. Your skies show such beautiful cloud colors and shapes.

SandyCarlson said...

So much summer loveliness. These are all gorgeous.

uncleawang said...

Love the scene..wonderful picture,all of them:)
Thanks & happy SWF.

Maria said...

Sylvia, the ferry is so GRAND!
We take a ferry sometimes when we visit family on Long Island. It's always amazing to me how cars just drive on board!

I could spend hours just watching sailboats float passed...
White and blue are meant to be together :)
Happy Weekend ~ Maria

Tabib said...

I enjoy you sky here.Yes.. that white ferry and sailing ships.

Carver said...

Wow, I love those puffy beautiful clouds. The sailboats are also so beautiful with the blues of the water and sky. The ferry is great. A wonderful set of shots.

storyteller said...

Beautiful clouds and lovely photograph series for Sky Watch ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Ebie said...

How lucky you are to see those orange glows from your porch! Lovely harbor views!

Squirrel said...

Wonderful captures Sylvia!

Anonymous said...

Stacey and I took the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juans the other day. It was wonderful to be out on the water again after having spent the summer in the mountains. The sunset was absolutely amazing.

VioletSky said...

Love the puffy clouds in the first shot.

Pietro said...

Sylvia, the soft pink clouds of the first images are so charming! I like the sailing ships in the blue too. Wonderful shots!

Carolyn Ford said...

Great pictures! The clouds as seen from your deck are why we build decks! They are stunning! And, the boats...marvelous!

magiceye said...

marvelous indeed!

maiaT said...

Gorgeous sky photos.
You are right, each sky photo is unique. I love these soft pink clouds in the evening light and the lovely seascapes with the sailing boats.

Arija said...

Just beautiful evening clouds Sylvia.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: What a neat show of your different skies out in Washington.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shots. Have a nice weekend.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love those clouds.

Sunshine4Life said...

these are nice collection of sky photos you shared here. the clouds are very beautiful but i love the last photo best - postcard perfect!

Thank you for the visit!

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Vita Stunder said...

Awesome shots Sylvia!!!

Have a great weekend :)
Anna

Karine said...

Lovely clouds and ferries! I always love ferry crossings :o)

Thanks for visiting my blog!

syel said...

lovely clouds, and i do agree that they may all look similar but are unique from one another!

Celeste said...

Beautiful photos, the combination of sky and sea is always a winner with me :)

John said...

Lovely skywatching shots!

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