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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!


How time flies when you're having fun! It's time for Sky Watch! Time to share the magnificence of your skies and enjoy the beauty of skies from all over the world! Click on the icon, sign up and join the fun and the beauty.

We had one incredibly beautiful day here earlier this week and I dropped everything, including the laundry and headed for the harbor. I think the skies speak for themselves as usual. Please click on any of the pics to embiggen.



Of what I call God, And fools call Nature. ~ Robert Browning



All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
~ Marie Curie



Nature is the art of God. ~ Dante Alighieri



One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~ William Shakespeare



To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller



I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in. ~ George Washington Carver



Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~ Rabindranath Tagore



Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. ~ George Washington Carver

83 comments:

elvira pajarola said...

Cara Sylvia........... I just love your choice of these sublimes
....Declarations of love to our mother Nature.....!!!!
...and all the fantastic photographies : I absolutely adore the wild beach scene....!!!!

Thank you so much for your very appreciated visits and your so lovely company on my little walks and rides, carissima Sylvia!

Have a happy and sunny weekend!
ciao ciao elvira

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

Sylvia, dear
no words...the your photos are simply wonderful
congrats
have a nice day

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Regina said...

Amazing and beautiful as always!
Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia.

xo

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great collection of photos. I love hulking clouds in the last one.

You have a great weekend!

Spiderdama said...

Amazing skies! But I think I love the mountain in the first picture:-)
Wish you a blessed weekend, hugs from Norway

Johnny Nutcase said...

These are so nice - love the fluffy clouds but I really live the shapes in the sunset one - How gorgeous!

Carol said...

All of these are beautiful, Sylvia, it's hard to pick just one! Also love the evening, beauty and wisdom!

Marie said...

OMG Sylvia! What a great post of skies and water. Love it!

Mojo said...

These are all wonderful, but that last one is simply spectacular!

Carver said...

You surely did have stunning skies. They are all wonderful. I always like the sky over the ocean and the golden sky is marvelous.

Thom said...

These are all stunning my friend. And the quotes are so appropriate. Love this :) Have a great day :)

Gaelyn said...

As always, your Seattle skies are so dramatic and ever changing.

Kcalpesh said...

Nature, truly is an art of GOD and your blog displays that perfectly!

Pixellicious Photos

Manang Kim said...

Amazing skies. Good thing is, you captured them all and shared it here thanks for that. Happy weekend!

SkyWatchFriday

nonizamboni said...

I am SO glad you dumped the laundry! Sometimes I am so overcome with the natural beauty I see that I can only stand there. . .speechless. Such beautiful photos, Sylvia!

Laura Hegfield said...

Sylvia, I feel deep peace viewing your photos and reading the inspirational quotes...what a lovely place to visit. Thank you.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

WoW Sylvia, they're all beautiful, great captures, everyone of them!!!

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots of the sky at the harbor. This definitely is a beautiful day.

Hey Harriet said...

You captured so many gorgeous skies! I love them all! This is my first time playing along with Skywatch Friday and I believe you are one of the hosts of this awesome meme Sylvia? Thanks a bunch!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful set of photos,Sylvia!I can´t say a favourit photo because they are all great!Have a nice weekend!

uberrhund said...

Thanks for taking all of us along with you through that lovely day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a beautiful post Sylvia. The Helen Keller quotation stopped me dead in my tracks. Imagine only feeling that grass and lawn -- and not seeing the sky. We are so fortunate.

Thank you for the early reminder of Skywatch -- I read your post earlier and went straight to work doing mine! For once I am an earlier number than 500 or so ;>).

Thanks too for your work co-hosting!

Riet said...

Such beautiful photo's Sylvia and I love the quotes, they go so well with the photo's. have a nice weekend.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

God, Nature. Beautiful views.
Thanks for share views and quotes.
Luiz Ramos

Ebie said...

How lucky to be just drop everything and enjoy the beauty of your harbor! Such great skies and deep blue sea! Love the coast line shot.

Happy Mother's Day!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You have captured a beautiful collection of skies. The mountains look so white and the water so blue. Wonderful. Valerie

!!!PeRKeLe!!! said...

OMG, these r plain great. No bad wit da quatations either. Our God(s) have different names but "they" sure makes our life beautiful at times. I especially like da first and last two pics. Thank You very much 4 sharin'!

Happy SWF and the spring!! :)

Rob Inukshuk said...

And so right you were, as we can see in the awesome pics. A spring day to remember for sure.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: You have such a beautiful place to capture sky. I really like that last cloud photo.

David C. said...

Sylvia, inspiring photos and quotes as usual. I especially like the Tagore quote.

Greyscale Territory said...

Glorious "happy" skies over mountains and waters! Great series!

Anne said...

This serie of photos just have!! to be THE sky watch pictures in my hart this week. What! a place...., so very very beautiful :-)

bobbie said...

Sylvia, your nature photos take my breath away. And the quotes are so fitting.

Terrebel said...

Love thos clouds in that last one, Sylvia. Great shot! Have a good weekend (Although we have a fe more hours to go...)

Terrence looks at the sky

Pietro said...

Hello Sylvia! I really enjoy your wonderful Sky Watch post! Great series of images and quotes!
Happy Friday!

ewok1993 said...

I don't blame you for dropping the laundry. I have three weeks' worth of laundry. The weather here has been really wonderful for three weeks now so the laundry had to wait.

That's a stunning sunset.

hetty said...

Wonderful photos! I love them all.

Mike said...

I love the first cloud with legs!! So cool :)

Owlfarmer said...

Would that I had a harbor to run to when a fine day appears. But thanks for sharing these lovely shots, Sylvia. I especially like the last one, with the lenticular clouds forming on top of the big fluffy cumulus. Have a terrific weekend.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely selection. We are getting into interesting sky season. Lovely sunrise as we speak.

Pam said...

Magnificent skies and thought provoking words. It makes for a beautiful combination, Sylvia. I love seeing the mountain range in the distance...

joo said...

I love all your photos but the first one is my favourite!
Have a beautiful weekend:)

Irene said...

Beautiful photos as always! Wish you a great weekend!
Irene

TonyC said...

Great shots sylvia, particularly like the cloud formations in the last pic.

Marites said...

such pretty pictures, Sylvia. My fave is the one with the snow-capped mountain. have a nice weekend! My skywatch is here.

Vernz said...

as always Sylvia, this perfect capture.

Go Bless The Philippines

siromade08 said...

wow they are all lovely skies, the first photo the clouds formation looks like its pouring rain on the ground.

eden said...

Beautiful images and quotes as always, Sylvia. Have a good weekend!

Glennis said...

A great collection of great clouds, my favourites are the first and the beach shot. You have lovely quotes to go with the photos.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Wow, Slyvia, you never fail to amaze me with your superb photography skills and splendid pictures.

Wanda said...

I stand amazed at God's paint brush. You have captured His canvas in so many different colors and textures.

Love the quotes you put with each. How special. You do such a great job with SWF and ABC Wed. Thanks for all you do to make blogging so fun.

蘇pet0701em_halvorsen said...

It's great!!..................................................

SandyCarlson said...

How not to love all of this? These are super. I especially like the white horses coming in with the surf.

Bellybytes said...

Apt inspirational words too! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your wonderful world.

Al said...

I'm glad you took advantage of the nice day because those are great photos!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and fantastic shots !!Simply Great ~~

ladyfi said...

Stunning skies. And what fantastic cloud formation in the first and last photos.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lew said...

Magnificent skies!

luna miranda said...

marvelous clouds!

J Bar said...

Beauties, one and all.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

magiceye said...

all breathtaking captures!!

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful photos, - all of them beautiful and so expressive of what nature has to offer. Interesting cloud formation in the last picture.

Gattina said...

I would also forget laundry and the rest with such skies ! beautiful !

Kissapelakuu said...

Beautifull strong pictures!

diane said...

Fabulous sky pics and great apt quotes.

Pearl Maple said...

With views like that, i'd be dropping the laundry too, great photos to celebrate all that we enjoy about sky watch friday.

Antonina said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.

caughtbymycamera said...

Wonderful series of changing skies.

snapperoni said...

Wonderful sky photos as usual! :D

syel said...

beautiful skies as always. it was worth dropping the laundry for a day like this in the harbor! thanks for sharing Sylvia, have a lovely weekend! :)

EcoRover said...

What a gorgeous day with the mountains out! Hope your clear skies continue through the weekend.

Mridula said...

I thoroughly agree with the pine needles and grass comment. Beautiful pictures. You too have a great weekend.

Carolyn said...

Sylvia I lost connection when I hit the send button so I don't know if you recieved my comment....anyway great photos of our westcoast skies and you choice of quotes are so appropriate. My favourite is the first photo and quote. Thank you for always bringing such calm to my day with your choice of words and beautiful photos.
Blessings and smiles

JOE TODD said...

Stunning and Spectacular. Always love the quotes..Have a great weekend

Tara R. said...

Gorgeous as always, a stunning set of skyscapes.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

These are some really beautiful,lovely and fantastic shots !!So nice !!Great post !!

Denise said...

Fantastic scenery Sylvia, just about takes my breath away.

aviewfromme said...

All amazing! That beach shot really calls my name though. ~Jeanne

Steve Borichevsky said...

Oh my, you had me with the first photo!

Wren said...

Sky, sea, light, and camera - priceless.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos, Sylvia! I love the beach shot. the clouds are just wonderful! Happy Skywatching!

Kristin said...

Wonderful skywatch pictures. Those are breathtaking scenery. Wish I was there too. That was paradise on earth.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Syliva~ I am so happy to have figured this thing out a little better all the while. Your images in this series are so captivating and inviting, full of spirit and I love your writings underneath, each touches a certain persona in each of us whom have the fortune to view them~ Happy Mother's Day~

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