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Thursday, September 2, 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!

Hope everyone has had a good week! Things here in Seattle have been good, lots of beautiful skies as always and, as always, I spend a lot of time walking around with my head in the clouds -- as you can see here today!!

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream. - Bern Williams



Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read. — Mark Twain



Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
— Mark Twain



Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. — Mark Twain



Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain



Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.
— Mark Twain

The Fifth : (On just recalling some fuss being made over Pres Obama's religion and background...)

Some dark,
some light,
many black and white,
some
all mixed up and grey;
The blue
of a peaceful sky
bears all these
and more.

Occasionally,
an ill wind,
passes by
snidely nudging
them
about where
they come from.

And the Sun,
the
only shining constant
ducks
through a cloud,
winks at another one,
saying,
so many countries,
so many seas,
so many rivers,
so much evaporation,
thanks to me.....

Regardless of
what religion
and color the water was,
they
are just
great big lumps
of pure
altruistic
water vapour
bringing
shade, and rain
as they wander and stop
across countries,
in their journey through life ......
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at September 2, 2010 8:22 PM

82 comments:

Japy said...

Lovely skies. Greetings.

Carolyn Ford said...

I am so partial to night time shots that I cannot take my eyes off the top photos...I love the golden light on that dark dark water and silhouettes! Wow, what a beautiful scene...Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia!

clairz said...

These are stunning, Sylvia. I especially like the dark one. And that Twain quote about the politicians as diapers is priceless!

Thom said...

Beautiful skies and I love that last quote. It is so true LOL :) Have a great day :)

Regina said...

Amazing skies Sylvia.
The glow reflected is so beautiful!
Have wonderful weekend ahead
and Happy SWF.
xo

James said...

Wow these are beautiful shots! I love the quotes too. :)

EG Wow said...

Excellent shots, Sylvia!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Each one of these is inspiring, yet for me the second one from the top is absolutely soul stirring. I love how you captured the ripples of the water and the reflections are awesome. Have a great weekend~

Carver said...

And what dreamy shots these are. Gorgeous skies you shared with us.

vincibene said...

I dream and dream and dream.........fantastic gorgeous pictures!

Gramma Ann said...

The pictures are lovely and gorgeous.

Elisabeth said...

Love the first one Sylvia...super captures as always! Happy SWF!

Steffi said...

I like every photo of your nice choice of photos!They are all really beautiful.Thank you for sharing.Have a great weekend,Sylvia!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures Sylvia, have a great weekend!

Perry said...

The skies have been good to you! :-)

Rajesh said...

Fabulous views. Very lovely designs by the clouds. In the first tow shots, the reflection water is very nice.

Tone said...

What a beautiful place! I just love the lightning in the picture.

Xavi said...

Hi Sylvia,
Wow fantastic and a wonderful scenes!
Happy SWF and weekend ahead.

Pearl Maple said...

fun collection of quotes from MT and lovely views of the sky from your place, happy SWF

Riet said...

beautiful pictures and sayings as alwaays Sylvia. have a good week

lazyclick said...

Stunning views, each one better than other.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Great skies! Our northwest skies in Oregon have given us some rain the past couple of days- no beautiful sunsets.

Kay L. Davies said...

Irresistible ...sunsets over water, whether ocean, lake or river, are completely captivating. Thanks for sharing yours, Sylvia.

chubskulit said...

I love all of them!

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whatandysees said...

Superb sunsets Sylvia, thanks for your time and effort!....:)

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful photos! I like nr 2 best, so wonderful, warming and great reflection in water.
Wish you a blessed weekend:-)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao Sylvia
tramonto colorato.
Mi piace molto :)
Questo tuo cielo è così intenso !
Ciao e tante coccole ai tuoi cani :)

Laura said...

beautiful Sylvia...photo number two really speaks to my heart this week.

indicaspecies said...

Marvelous skies of Seattle. All are superb but I too am partial to the evening/night shots.

ewok1993 said...

you always managed to snap the prettiest cloudscapes.

Trish said...

so peaceful ~ beautiful series of photos

Misalyn said...

Gorgeous skies! stunning captures, as always! I particularly like image#2. Have a great weekend.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

fantastic shots....love all of it!

Linda said...

So many different cloud effects. A real feast.

joo said...

Simply delicious Sylvia - as usually I enjoy the choice of quotes:)
Have a great weekend:)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are the Skywatch Queen again.

caughtbymycamera said...

Your sky is so much more beautiful than ours has been lately. Forecast for the week end is good (at last).
Jossie

Arija said...

Sylvia, with our elections now over some weeks back, the result is still in doubt and a lot of wrangling going on. That last quote from Mark Twain is just so apt/ One just cannot trust either party of the independents either.

Your skies are inspirational just watch your step when you have your head in the clouds.In Venice you certainly would do so, the combination of canals, few solid paths and many dogs, has one doing the Venetian three-step to avoid very messy footwear - no grass either where one could give them a quick wipe.

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs . . . Arija

SandyCarlson said...

The golds and the blues in these are really wonderful. So soothing.

Al said...

Fabulous photos as always, Sylvia. You captured two very different moods in these shots, very nice to see.

EcoRover said...

I think a good photo can beat reality, too! Happy Labor Day, Sylvia.

magiceye said...

lovely skies and superb quotes!

Colin Campbell said...

Interesting contrasts.

Roberto M. Alves said...

All your photos are beautiful as well as all your posts. Everyone has an incredible energy that does well in the eyes and soul.

greetings from Roberto

Pam said...

The heavenly hand of a master artist at works here, Sylvia. Peaceful and serene skies.

alicesg said...

Lovely series of sky photos. Have a nice weekend.

Japa said...

These photos are all of these: Awesome, beautiful and inspiring.

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Vernz said...

hi Sylvia, Mark Twain is a genius.. and so are your captures... beautiful !

Hope you can drop by
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Ugich Konitari said...

The Fifth : (On just recalling some fuss being made over Pres Obama's religion and background...)

Some dark,
some light,
many black and white,
some
all mixed up and grey;
The blue
of a peaceful sky
bears all these
and more.

Occasionally,
an ill wind,
passes by
snidely nudging
them
about where
they come from.

And the Sun,
the
only shining constant
ducks
through a cloud,
winks at another one,
saying,
so many countries,
so many seas,
so many rivers,
so much evaporation,
thanks to me.....

Regardless of
what religion
and color the water was,
they
are just
great big lumps
of pure
altruistic
water vapour
bringing
shade, and rain
as they wander and stop
across countries,
in their journey through life ......

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely photos Sylvia, - and as always I do enjoy the Mark Twain quotes.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots - what a great week of glowing skies you've had.

I like that poem too!

Christine said...

These are beautiful sky shots, Sylvia. I especially like the tops ones. And that poem - stunning! You have nice friends.

George said...

All of these pictures of the sky are absolutely gorgeous. You've done a wonderful job with composition and in capturing the colors of the sky.

Darcel said...

What beautiful pictures! I like the white cloud one. Looks like cotton balls.

Mridula said...

Lovely post specially the comment by your reader.

Ebie said...

I can't get over your weather and beautiful skies. The streak of gold and blues are simply joyous!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful Sunset en clouds SkyWatch photos
Thanks for your comments on my Blog Sylvia.

Happy SWF! Have a nice weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

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nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Fantastic shots Sylvia. Love them all.

Gattina said...

Terrific skies, especially the first once !

Kay said...

Those are awesome skies! The colors are magnificent. Again, I'm loving the quote from Mark Twain about politicians.

Lakshmi said...

its so refreshing to come over to your blog- beautiful pics, quotes, poems and even a wonderful header

Rob Inukshuk said...

Loving the sunsets and the playful cloud displays. Have a wonderful weekend!

Life Ramblings said...

those are such glorious sky shots and i particularly love the sunset reflections in the second photo. great job Sylvia!

jabblog said...

All great photos but the first three are just wonderful. Hope you have a good weekend, Sylvia :-)

afanja said...

What a wonderful sunset with these dark clouds.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful post Sylvia, Love the poem and the pretty skies. The reflections and sunset are just gorgeous!

anjoe playhouse said...

Do keep on walking around with your head in the clouds :-D

petersfotos said...

Lovely pictures!
Excellent shots,
Great Sylvia!

Gr.
P-TER

Dimple said...

Hi Sylvia,
I love the Twain quotes, he had a way of saying unpleasant truths which pointed out the unpleasantness and the truth, and also made one laugh.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful skies. I do like those puffy clouds!

syel said...

beautiful set of skies and sunsets Sylvia. and that was a sweet post for you :)

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful as always Sylvia :)

Pietro said...

Wonderful images, Sylvia! An excellent Sky Watch post!

Robin said...

Beautiful skies as always. Love the Twain quotes, he has such a way about him. The politicians one is an old favorite of mine too.

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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Beautiful post in photos and words.

Rossel said...

yes, it is impossible to watch the sunset without dreaming. it is so beautiful that people can't help themselves from dreaming upon seeing it.

Marites said...

beautiful shots, Sylvia! I love the sun reflecting on the water photo. have a good weekend!

Ann said...

Have we had a good week? we had until we woke up to find that we had a 7.1 earthquake, the highest since 1931.

Luckily for me, it is more than 1 hour's fight from Auckland. Remarkably no fatalities. Inner Christchurch is like a ghost town.

Lina Gustina said...

Excellent, Sylvia. Beautiful poem and amazing skies...
Thanks for dropping by :)

Janie said...

Mark Twain is always good for a chuckle.
I can see why you'd keep your head in the clouds with so much beauty up there to admire.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love Mark Twain! There's nothing lovelier than Seattle when it isn't raining !

Viola said...

Wow! Such wonderful different skies!! :)

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