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Thursday, September 16, 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!

I had a great time at my friend's house last weekend and got lots of pictures although the weather wasn't the very best, the view from her house is totally awesome. And she loves to get out and run around even though she's nine years older than I am. She took me to some great places around the city and I want to share those with you today.

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. — Mark Twain



A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. — Mark Twain



A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory. — Mark Twain


This one is a little blurry because I was trying to zoom in to be able to catch the lenticular clouds over Mt Rainier, but if you click to embiggen you can get an idea of what they look like.



Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. — Mark Twain



Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain



The most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop. — 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

72 comments:

clairz said...

Sylvia, I love those lenticular clouds. The last shot is magical!

Reader Wil said...

Wow! Your skywatch photos are really all very great and there's a great variety. Each photo is different. The so called "blurred"one is great. Have a great SWF!

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

very nice shtos, Sylvia
congrats
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/09/changesofsky/

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

shots

EG Wow said...

I don't think I've ever seen such lovely lenticular clouds, Sylvia, and in the bottom photo the clouds remind me of some kind of magical bird. Very nice!

gigihawaii said...

The 3rd photo was totally awesome! Very nice, Sylvia!

Gramma Ann said...

WOW !! What a display of sky pictures. All are lovely.

Martha Z said...

Beautiul clouds and great Samuel Clemens.

Rajesh said...

Great views. Each one better than the other. The colors in the sky are fabulous.

Owlfarmer said...

Love these, Sylvia--especially the lenticular cloud shot. The last time I flew over Mt. Rainier, it was cloaked in one of these, and I can never get enough of 'em. I'm glad this has turned into something of a minor theme this week. Maybe you and Martha have started a trend! Have a great weekend.

ladyfi said...

You've had some spectacular skies! Gorgeous.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

The skyline and skies are beautiful.

Steffi said...

Your photos are very very beautiful.I love every photo of your set.Really good shots all!Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend,Sylvia!

Pearl Maple said...

Happy sky watch Friday, beautiful photo collection to celebrate the sky in lots of different moods

mirage2g said...

gotta love all of them but my fave is that bunch of whipped cream :D I'm insane and unhappy, is that ok? lol, kidding!

-ViennaDaily

Elisabeth said...

Fabulous captures, Sylvia...lovely as usual.

Xavi said...

Fantastic shot of Seattle, I have yet to travel to their city.
In the other pictures, the skies are very pretty.
I hope you have a happy weekend, Sylvia!

Linda Reeder said...

GReat clouds. I especially like Mt Rainier's hats.

Carver said...

Wow Sylvia. These are all fantastic shots. I think the third is my favorite and my favorite quote is the one about a clear conscience being the sign of a bad memory.

Tara R. said...

The first cityscape is wonderful!

The last shot reminds me of the geese I see flying in the fall.

Carol said...

Beautiful shots, Sylvia! I love the shot of the city...and of course the lenticular clouds. I have never actually seen these. Great sunset shots too!

Kay L. Davies said...

My favorite is the last one. A cloud angel, if you tilt your head to the right. LOL
-- K

Thom said...

I love them all. It's hard to pick my favorite. Thanks for sharing these my friend. Have a great Thursday :)

Kcalpesh said...

The captures captured my attention and the quotes quoted by the great people are awesomely awesome to read :-)

Rob G said...

Great skies as usual, but that view of the city, is that from your friends home? Too stunning.

Rob G said...

Oh and have a great weekend!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Great sky shots, wonderfully shown. You are in and getting a lot of comments.

Photo Cache said...

nothing but the very best collections every week. glad to hear you had a wonderful visit with an old friend.

Maria said...

Wonderful skies! I love the delicate feathery clouds best! Or is the skyline of Seattle my fav? Beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing! And have a nice week ahead!

Sunny said...

Incredible skies. The Seattle skyline is fantastic as well as the clouds over Mt. Rainier.
All awesome pictures!
☼ Sunny

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful skywatch photos, Sylvia! I especially loved the cloud over Mt Rainier.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful. I'm glad you had a good visit -- your friend sounds like quite a role model for all of us.

Carolyn Ford said...

I'm liking the pink wispy clouds! Those are simply divine. Have a great weekend with your camera, Sylvia!

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great shots. The third one seems a painting.

Greetings from Roberto

AL said...

OH wow! I love the lenticular clouds over Mt. Rainer, very picturesque!

Al said...

Wonderful photographs as always, Sylvia. Those clouds on Mt. Rainier are awesome. That first Mark Twain quote feels pretty close to home these days.

Ebie said...

Now I know what lenticular looks like. You got to love those city views! Love the pastel pink clouds!

magiceye said...

brilliant shots!!

lotusleaf said...

Lovely skies! The quotes accompanying them are wonderful. I liked the one about the bankers.

Bellybytes said...

Thanks for sharing such wonderful skies!Have a great weekend.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Your sky pictures are always stunning, but I am in love with sky watching!

Hildred and Charles said...

They are all so beautiful Sylvia (sigh) - I would never be able to pick between them. Thanks for sharing.

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

I can't choose a favorite.All your photos are simply captivating!!!

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George said...

Wow! Each one of these is a work of art. They're just beautiful.

Life Ramblings said...

splendid. love all your skywatch photos. have a wonderful weekend.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Wow! Sylvia your shots are awesome. I love the clouds on Mt.Rainier.

Pietro said...

Sylvia, how many fantastic skies and interesting Mark Twain's quotes!
A really wonderful Sky Watch post!

Mar said...

Stunning shots, it looks like a wonderful place. Love the quotes too! Enjoy your weekend
My SkyWatch

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, what a wonderful series of sky photos. The view from your friends place is truly awesome.

Linda said...

Gorgeous! What a feast of clouds. I especially love the lenticular clouds, which we don't really get in Scotland.

Terrebel said...

Really impressive, Sylvia. The last is my personal favourite but it was a tough call. And of course Mark Twain was a genius. If only our leaders possessed half his wits...

Enjoy your weekend!

Terrence looks at the sky

Gattina said...

What else could I say other than the skies ar beautiful ! and it is so true about the bankers, lol !

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 10

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The third down is magnificent and I like the last one too - quite a contrast between the two - and yes to that banker quote too.

Pam said...

The skies ever changing clouds and light is beautiful, Sylvia. I enjoyed the quotes as well. Have a lovely weekend... be well, be happy:)

Bill S. said...

I love your cloud formation pictures. The gentle coloring from the setting sun is beautiful.

Vernz said...

Hi Sylvia thanks for dropping by On This Side of Town... the third cloud formation is so mysterious.... love it ..

JM said...

All are great, but the top cloud formation shot is amazing!

Mridula said...

Lovely as always Sylvia, have a great weekend.

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful images all - but that third one is particularly fine!

Bon weekend!

lizziviggi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You have captured our sky in all its many guises. I have only been able to see one guise lately... grey, grey, grey!

Manang Kim said...

Very beautiful shots Sylvia!!
Scaly sky

Halcyon said...

Such beautiful skies! Seattle is one of my favorite places.

Joyful said...

Fabulous ;-)

Robin said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia, I especially love the Mt. Rainier one.

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Pat said...

The cloud formation in the last one looks like a bird flying. Gorgeous shots, as always, Sylvia.

kRiZ cPEc said...

I feel real excited to see such shots. Thanks for sharing. ;)

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Holy schmokes, those are gorgeous shots! What miracles to behold, and how fortunate your camera was nearby! Thanks for visiting my blog - I'll be back to visit yours again, and muchly! It's beautiful.

Grayquill said...

Mark Twain certainly took away my denial - here I thought I was living better :0
Your pictures are more better than your usual better as compared to most bestest or goodder or great or greated - hmmm that sounds like something I might do with cheese. All that said the second to last photo was particularly awesome. Thanks, I hope all is well in your neck of the moss. The rains are back – Yahoo!

Carly said...

I LOVE the sunset pictures, the colors in the sky are amazing!

Carletta said...

They are all wonderful Sylvia but that view in the first shot - awesome!
Glad to here you had a wonderful time.

Quiet Paths said...

Love that skyline of the city. These are all really great. Missed getting here for SWF until today!

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