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Thursday, September 23, 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!

Once again we've had a little of everything this week, but in between the gray, grumpy skies there have been the glorious ones!

I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up! — Mark Twain




The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. — Mark Twain



When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
— Mark Twain



When angry, count four. When very angry, swear. — Mark Twain



The secret to getting ahead is getting started. — Mark Twain



To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. — Mark Twain



The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
— Mark Twain



It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. — Mark Twain

80 comments:

clairz said...

Wow! I love the swirly clouds and the floating mountain, of course.

ladyfi said...

Looks as if you have had some good weather this week. Love the delicious golden sunsets.

EG Wow said...

I very much like the wispy clouds in so many of your photos. I'll be looking for the same here...though I suspect they are rarer in my part of Ontario than they are in Seattle.

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures as usual Sylvia. The second one looks like mountain looming up in the sky! Beautiful.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Sylvia!

Kay, Alberta

Gramma Ann said...

Lovely sky pictures again this week, I especially like the next to the last one of The Man Setting in the Sky.

Carver said...

These are all wonderful Sylvia. I love the golden skies and also the others but gold is such a great sky color.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the sky. My favorite is the golden sky and its reflection in water.

Steffi said...

Lovely photos,Sylvia!They are all really beautiful.My favourite photo is the first photo.It looks so silent and I wish I could be there to relax.Have a nice weekend!

Carol said...

Gorgeous skies and wispy clouds! The second shot is fantastic with that snow covered mountaintop peeking through the clouds.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Thanks Sylvia your post always makes me smile . I love the sky and the Twain quotes equally. XXX Don

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Anne said...

Yes yes yes!! the first one Sylvia, it just have to be THE picture this week. Look at the colours dear Leay :-)

Nice weekend

Gwendolyn L said...

I look forward to visiting your blog each week. You have a wonderful sense of humor. Oh, by the way, I enjoy looking at your lovely photos as well. Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into making this an enjoyable experience.

Naturedigital said...

Once again I am admiring your beautiful sky photographs Sylvia. And enjoying the wise words of Mark Twain.
What i liked most was the one about the most effective weapon the human race has. It is so true. Laughter and humor give us courage to go through every difficulty.. and the best way to discredit someone or something.. is to ridicule it. Ancient Greeks practiced it first. With their clever satire which was braking bones. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristophanes)
Have a great day Sylvia.
Costas

Laura said...

such sweet serenity to be found here.

thanks sylvia!

Rob G said...

Indeed you have a had a selection of all sorts of skies. All adding to the weeks entertainment. Have a great weekend, Sylvia.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

The sunsets, they are simply amazing!!!!

Thanks for visiting my SkyWatchFriday

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Kcalpesh said...

As always Sylvia, mesmerizing skies with wonderful quotes!!


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Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Many nice pictures you share with us:)

Thom said...

Those clouds are just beautiful my friend. I love them all :) Very well done. Have a wonderful day :)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Mi piace molto la 2° foto !
Buona serata :)

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, these are all gorgeous! I especially love the layers and colors in the 4th image. Have a lovely weekend. :)

Diana (Di) said...

Sylvia, beautiful! and shall I say beautiful?! This morning's skies were quite striking with the full moon, but somebody couldn't get the camera and the door unlocked in time to capture it all. So, next week perhaps. Have a wonderful weekend.

eden said...

Amazing skies and beautiful quotes. Great shots. Thank you for sharing.

ewok1993 said...

that mark twain is such a character. i wish he was alive today.

of course it goes without saying that your images are always fabulous.

jabblog said...

Another lovely sequence with wonderful quotations. I love your second shot - very romantic.

joo said...

I'm not sure what I like more - the photos,or te selection of Mark Twain's quotes! On the other hand, do I have to choose?
Happy Friday to you Sylvia:)
Hugs

Eaglesbrother said...

Simply Beautiful photos...great skies to comtemplate on.

chubskulit said...

I always love your sky shots Sylvia, have a great weekend.

aka Penelope said...

Lovely and interesting photos, Sylvia! The second from last photo reminds me of a giant white beard in a big blue open mouth.:)

ρομπερτ said...

Dear Sylvia, the second picture is amazing indeed. With many months without rain, I long for clouds ... Please have a wonderful Friday.

syel said...

beautiful skies you have for the week Sylvia! i love the first photo the most though :) have a great weekend!

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures - have a great weekend.

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning golden glow in the first photo! And love all the cloud shapes and patterns in the following ones!

Irene said...

Lovely sky pictures! Lover the quotes too. And thanks for visiting, all the way to Norway :o)

Irene

jo©o said...

Hiya Sylvia,
Thanks for re-acquainting me with Mark Twain. I'd forgotten that he can make me laugh.
So many totally different sky patterns. Fascinating.

mirage2g said...

breathtaking! Gotta love the quotes too that you included but the pictures are really postcard perfect!

Mama Zen said...

Every single one is beautiful!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

lovely peaceful skies

Nessa said...

That first picture of the lake is so big and wide open, vast.

Lesley said...

You do have amazing skies in your part of the world! I love the second last one.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovley sky photos, I have joined in the fun for the 1st time today.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis Maytag (the Agitator) la Vache» wants to know re the first Mark Twain quote - what happens when you p--- someone off?

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

This must be angle hair, Sylvia!
It is easy to be swept away :)
Have a great weekend!
I am going back to Sweden tomorow
http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/09/24/Sky-Watch-Friday.aspx

AL said...

I am a fan of your glorious and golden sunset Sylvia.

Misalyn said...

Beautiful photos, as always! Image #1 is so glorious...i feel like kneeling.

Have a great weekend Sylvia! Thanks for your wishes Re: my hubby's surgery.

Al said...

Those are certainly glorious skies, Sylvia, and those first two landscapes are outstanding. We finally had a gray day yesterday, but I didn't get any photos of it. Have a great weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

Dreamy and beautiful. Your images make me want to reach beyond my little safety zone and see your side of our big island.

Pam said...

There's that breathtaking harbor I love so much. Maybe someday I will see it in person.
Have a delightful week, Sylvia.

be well, be happy ;)

Hildred and Charles said...

Here I am for my weekly treat with Mark Twain and with your beautiful photos Sylvia. I especially love the last one.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful skies as always and each one so different. Have a good weekend.
Cheers,
Melbourne Daily Photo

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely scenic pictures!

Cher said...

you just cheered me up. :)
happy SWF!

Ebie said...

Is there snow on your mountains already? It is so beautiful from afar! Lovely skies once again, Ms. S.

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, very amazing skies! Thanks for sharing :)

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~Cheryl said...

Superb collection! Love the golden one and the Mt. Rainier one. "Grumpy skies" pretty much sums this week up! :)

Lew said...

What glorious skies you have had this week! All are beautiful!

magiceye said...

magnificent skies!

Luna Miranda said...

i love the first photo, it's so serene.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Wonderful sh0ts!it always a treat to view y0ur w0nderful photos...

Grayquill said...

My personal favorite is: To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I think that also goes for little boys.

Colin Campbell said...

The second last one is stunning. Bit late to the party this week. Computer being fixed.

Linda said...

Gorgeous. The second from bottom is my favourite. Such a lovely curved effect.

Gunnar said...

Very nice sky images, I did like them all.

Kay said...

Love your photos and especially those fabulous Twain quotes. I'll have to remember that one about getting ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous clouds formations, Sylvia! I love quotes and the Mt. Rainier shot and the first shot is just beautiful.

Maboe, Norway said...

I like them all!

afanja said...

Great series, Sylvia.
Specially the feather clouds are wonderful.
Enjoy your weekend!

Ann said...

third photo. have you got a big blower, and blow the clouds away?

JM said...

Your golden sunset pics always amaze me, Sylvia!
Nice to see you in a sari! :-)

chasity said...

gotta love that mark twain
:)

the golds in that first photo are incredible!

Arija said...

Terrific sky shots each and every one! The clouds in the second last one are amazing with the open blue portal.

Quite extraordinarily beautiful post.

Have a great weekend!

arabesque said...

the clouds on each of the fotos played gracefully in whatever flow they seem to be.
very nice and inspiring sky watch galore! ^0^

wish you a gr8 weekend ahead!

Linnea said...

Wonderful skies. I love coming to your skywatch Friday and seeing such dramatic skies since our sky down here in Cal is usually just boring blue! Love what Mark T. had to say!

Karine said...

These shots are all so lovely! I particularly like the ones of the lovely white clouds against the lovely blue sky.

NatureFootstep said...

thanks for all the skies.
Have a great weekend.

Gunsside said...

Beautiful shots of your golden sunset, together with " Mark Twain " it make me smile.
- sharing my flying high this week ;)),

Janie said...

The photo of Rainier peeking out of the clouds is wonderful.
And Mark Twain is alternatingly funny and thought provoking.

Beverley Baird said...

(I've been having trouble logging on the skywatch site - so I'm very late visiting!)

Gorgeous skies as usual Sylvia! The quotes you choice are lovely as well.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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