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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the icon and sign up today!


Our weather and our skies have been extraordinary and I'm so grateful we have the deck because my car is in the shop -- again, but fortunately finding beautiful skies is rarely if ever a major problem in Seattle! Also, I'm on a Mark Twain kick, as you will notice. I love his take on just about everything and I love his sense of humor -- so humor me and enjoy!

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
— Mark Twain



"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
— Mark Twain



"Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company."
— Mark Twain



"Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it."
— Mark Twain



"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce."
— Mark Twain



"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
— Mark Twain

87 comments:

Indrani said...

Beautiful fluffy clouds.
Lovely quotes too.

clairz said...

What beautiful skies! You have a talent for always finding the best of clouds, and the best of quotes.

James said...

The clouds are amazing and the qoutes are very clever. Mark Twain was pretty amazing too.

Ebie said...

Soft and silky clouds have filled your skies! Its beautiful out there! Lovely quotes from Mark Twain.

I'm back in the blog world! I am sharing Full Moon

Spiderdama said...

Wow! So dramatic and wonderful skies. Looks like snow:-) I say, thanks for summer.
Hope you have a great time over there, hugs from Tania in Norway

Regina said...

Love those skies! Beautiful indeed.
Great quotes.
Have a wonderful weekend Sylvie dear.
Happy SWF!
xo

"Regina"

Pietro said...

Hi Sylvia! You've put together so well the spectacular sky pictures and the Mark Twain's quotes which are full of humor indeed. Excellent Sky Watch post!
Have a nice Friday!

Martha Z said...

I enjoyed the skies and especially the Mark Twain.

Eaglesbrother said...

You do have beautiful skies there too...I love those BIG cloud banks and the patterns they make..btw...great composition on the 4th photo...perfect.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, I enjoyed your spectacular Seattle clouds and witty Mark Twain quotes. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Rajesh said...

Fabulous shots. Love those white puffy clouds.

Steffi said...

Hello Sylvia!Wonderful set of different skies and clouds again and nice words! Have a great weekend!

Gwendolyn L said...

Wonder words to go with great photos. Thanks so much for sharing and for all that you do.

Elisabeth said...

I love your sky captures along with the quotes. Very nice Slyvia.

Xavi said...

Hi Sylvia!
These clouds are spectacular!
Have a nice weekend!!

Gramma Ann said...

Your sky pictures are lovely, and I love quotes. I even have a blog I've titled Quotes and Things.

Tara R. said...

Beautiful wide open spaces, beautiful skies!

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Carver said...

Your sky is always so beautiful and well photographed by you. Love the quotes too.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos for Sky Watch Fans, those clouds are so pretty

Dharma Shots said...

Beautiful sky photos here Sylvia..I like the cottony soft clouds.

jabblog said...

What terrific cloud shots! Clouds to jump on and sink into - glorious!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful clouds this week, Sylvia! Looks like summer in Seattle was beautiful this week.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful series Sylvia, love the clouds in the photos

Regards, Bram

Seen on Skywatch Friday

Beverley Baird said...

What beautiful skies! Your photos are stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shots. Love the quotes too.

ascu75 aka Don said...

I haven't read Mark Twain since I was 9 years old (my sister bought me one of his books) Looks like I will have to go back on my life long aversion and read some more cos I love the quotes. Nice Piccies Hope the car is feeling better and it wasnt toooo expensive. Have a good week. XXX Don

paul said...

Great shots, great quotes - a smile on my face for the day! Thanks.

Lady Fi said...

Mark Twain was a real character. Love all your fluffy skies.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Naturedigital said...

It is always fascinating to watch the skiew through your lens Sylvia.
have a great day.
Costas

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful clouds, Sylvia, and wise and witty says from Mark Twain.

Ed, My Field of Vision said...

Seen a lot of big puffy clouds in Connecticut last few days, too. Nice.

Greyscale Territory said...

Magical bright cloud shapes in the sky! And adore the tinge of humour in your Mark Twain quotes!

Barb said...

Would love to take a walk through your clouds someday, Sylvia. Seattle is on my list of places to visit!

ewok1993 said...

these white puffy clouds make skywatching so much more delightful.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao Sylvia,
molto belle queste foto per lo SW di oggi.
Ciao :-))

Max-e said...

A lovely series of shots Sylvia. Have a great weekend

joo said...

As usually I love both pictures and quotes!
Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia:)

ρομπερτ said...

How I miss clouds ... thank you for the much needed escape. Please have a great Friday.

daily athens

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely summer shots. Have a nice weekend.

Pam said...

Between the gorgeous skies and heavenly quotes, I am blown away by their beauty, Sylvia.

Have a fantastic weekend :)

Ania said...

Visiting You on SWFridays I can instantly see this was a very good weather week.

Titania said...

Hi Silvia; Great, wonderful summer skies. Mark Twain was a clever man. Have a great day. T.

caughtbymycamera said...

Beautiful pictures. I love those white clouds like dots of whipped cream.
Jossie

AL said...

Aww Sylvia, the quotes made me smile, it went well with your sky photos!

Vernz said...

Hi Sylvia.. the quotes are soothing .. love it... My SKYWATCH here

eden said...

These are gorgeous sky photos and beautiful words.
Have a great weekend.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Time to pause and reflect.
Beautiful quotation and shots.
Luiz Ramos

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, I love the quotes and your beautiful skies! Happy skywatching!

Jan said...

Stunning photos, Sylvia.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful photos as always, and thought- provoking quotes

magiceye said...

beautiful skies wonderfully captured and a superb choice of quotes!

Mojo said...

There's a "solid" feeling to these clouds that's amazing!

alicesg said...

Lovely sky photos. Nice weather in your part of the world. It's raining dogs and cats over here. Have a nice weekend, Sylvia.

Carol said...

Gorgeous Seattle skies, Sylvia. Enjoying your Mark Twain quotes also.

Al said...

Beautiful photos again, Sylvia. You capture the most amazing clouds, there's something about that combination of ocean and mountain that makes them special. You're making me want to read some Mark Twain now, I've never had the pleasure!

maryleal said...

Your welcome comment on my Skywatch Friday is especially welcome after viewing your spectacular sky pictures. Thank you

Bill S. said...

I love your skies. They are always so very interesting.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Lovely blue skies and th0ughts as well,we're experiencing 9 day rain and 9 day sunshine as what my mom calls it.i prefer the sunshine though.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Lovely blue skies and th0ughts as well,we're experiencing 9 day rain and 9 day sunshine as what my mom calls it.i prefer the sunshine though.

George said...

These are beautiful skies and wonderful quotes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: I love those cloudy days with all the neat shapes. Have a great weekend my friend.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful sky shots!

My Skywatch, have a safe and fun weekend.

Janie said...

I love Mark Twain's wit and wisdom. These are some great quotes.
Beautiful cloud and sky photos, too.

KAHVIKISSA ¤ said...

Thank you for stopping by my side in the village ! really beautiful pictures you have here! nice weekend ;

lazyclick said...

Beautiful views of the sky.

Rossel said...

great shots! i love those thick clouds. thanks for sharing. may you have a great weekend.

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veredit said...

Fantastic skyshots with clouds like cream and a unbelievable deep blue - added with the breathtaking light on the water - beautiful views. A dreamlike weekend for you!!!

isabella

J Bar said...

Fantastic skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Susie of Arabia said...

Your skies are definitely heavenly! I'm in Gig Harbor now til mid-Sept. Think we can get together?

Manang Kim said...

Pretty nice skies. Love the blue and white clouds. Happy Friday!

SWF~Fiery

Gattina said...

Again very similar skies to mine, lol !
I am surprised that you already got 70 (!)comments and it's only Friday morning here, so it must be still Thursday at your place, lol !

Symphony of Love said...

Love the third shot from top of the thick cloud!

Bill said...

Mark Twain also said:
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
And you have done that with your sky shots.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Yes, beautiful entertaining clouds as always. Seattle skies deliver again.

Always a glass of vino with your name on it waiting on the patio for you my friend! Cheers.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia. Happy weekend, Ev

SandyCarlson said...

Those skies and Twain's humor make a delightful combination, Sylvia. Great way to start my day. Thanks.

soulbrush said...

with the heat all round the world, there are some amazing photos this week, and yours too. hsf sylvia, and with 77 comments I guess you are kept really busy.

Mar said...

Beautiful, beautiful skies, love those quotes too!
Happy weekend and happy SWF

Alexander said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful skies. I like the fluffy clouds. Lovely God's creation.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
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syel said...

beautiful skies as always Sylvia. glad you are having extraordinary weather. btw, i like Mark Twain too! :)

LV said...

I do believe where you live, the clouds are bigger and whiter. Those are outstanding sky scenes.

Mridula said...

Great words and lovely pictures Sylvia.

Mike said...

Super white fluffiness...

Splendid Little Stars said...

Sylvia, you always have the most stunning posts!
I was so captivated by Twain's words, I just had to keep reading. Then I went back to look at these most wonderful photographs. This post is a treasure!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Louis la Vache said...

You always have such wonderful Sky Watch images, and «Louis» likes the way you intersperse the images with appropriate quotes. The thought that goes into your posts is obvious and appreciated.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Lovely quotes and shots! I could watch the sky all day and Mark Twain was one of my favorite writers.

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