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Thursday, September 30, 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!

There are few places in the world where the skies can go from miserable to glorious and back again in a matter of hours like the ones here in Seattle! Whatever it is that you don't like -- just wait a few hours, they'll change! I decided to use the extra large version that I now have the option to use, just so you could see these shots with a little more clarity than the squeezed down sizes -- even if they do run over the edge a bit! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend surrounded by beautiful skies!!

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




If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times.


 If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.  — Mark Twain


Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.  — Mark Twain



 80 percent of life is showing up.  — Mark Twain


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


Buy land, I hear they aren't making it anymore.  — Mark Twain
 The exquisitely bad is as satisfying to the soul as the exquisitely good. Only the mediocre is unendurable.
Mark Twain

75 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

such awesome skies, Sylvia. so many great colors, love 'em!

clairz said...

Amazing variety, Sylvia! I especially like the clabbered look of the fourth one down. Happy Skywatching!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

They are all so very gorgeous Sylvia! Glad you enjoyed our Thursday laugh with us!
I think my favorite picture is the last on...love that little bit of branch. Feels like I'm sitting on top of the world!
I will say that the 4th one is a very cool shot...it looks like it should be in a Harry Potter movie :)
Have a lovely day Sylvia!

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic skies, Sylvia, the bigger pics look great! I always enjoy the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain. Have a lovely weekend. :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - those clouds in big format are gorgeous! Just wonderful!

Xavi said...

Beautiful series of incredible skies Sylvia!
Have a wonderful day!

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree with Clairz. They're all wonderful, but the fourth one down is amazing.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Mridula said...

Beautiful, all of them.

nsiyer said...

Lovely pictures depicting the heaven upwards. And to top it all those beautiful two liners from Mark Twain. Thanks Sylvia as ever for this wonderful post. Have a great week end.

ewok1993 said...

awesome collection. your photos are showcased in all their glory in this new larger format you adopted. i like it bigger.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia, formazioni di nuvole fantastiche.
Felice SW.
Buona serata :)

Jo said...

Oh such amazing skies, Sylvia. I gasped at the beauty of the first image, and then did a double take at the second. They are all beautiful. I love the saying If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything. AMAZING wisdom from Mr Twain! In fact I love all the quotes you've posted. Have blessed day, my friend. Greetings from Jo

Eaglesbrother said...

Awesome collection of your skies out there Sylvia !!
Great job capturing them

Laura said...

spectacular sylvia!

Gunnar said...

Nice cload images.

Rajesh said...

Awesome. The second shot is stunning.

Tricia said...

Great captures, especially the 2nd! WoW!

Pearl Maple said...

lovely varity of of views of the sky in so many differnt moods and colours, thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday

Steffi said...

Your photos are fantastic,Sylvia!What a varity of different skies!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

EG Wow said...

Love the Twain quote about not having to remember anything to tell the truth! :) Great skies!

ascu75 aka Don said...

Hi Sylvia Happy Skywatch. Good piccies as usual my offering is an old piccie as I have been feeling unwell but I am on the mend now. XXX Don

Rob G said...

Seattle sure does seem to take the cake for the most consistently varied skies! Wonderful display as always. Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

Sylvia these are all absolutely glorious. I always love your shots but these are amongst my all time favorites that you have shown us.

Linda Reeder said...

I'm happy to see that the sky has now gone from gray to blue. Yahoo!

Thom said...

You ALWAYS capture the most beautiful skies. I love them all :) Have a wonderful day my friend :)

Gramma Ann said...

What a wonderful display of the Seattle skies. I think they are all beautiful in their own way, but, my favorite is the beautiful golden sunset over the ocean. Gorgeous.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Lovely skies as usual and the election quote was spot-on!

Tara R. said...

Absolutely amazing skies! Such a beautifully eclectic collection is week.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Fantastic skies Sylvia and wonderful quotes! A

Leslie said...

Lovely photos! I think my favorite is the last one, with that lacy tree branch draping so delicately into the dusky sunset. Love the Twain quotes, too.

Kim, USA said...

Wow those photos are fantastic!!
Blue sky

Jack and Joann said...

Love the Mark Twain quotes. He was the best American writer in my humble opinion. All the photos are lovely. You do a great, great job.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome series of skywatch photos, Sylvia! The second shot is my favorite, I love the colors. Happy skywatching!

Cathy said...

Beautiful. I especially like #6.

mirage2g said...

can't choose which one is best....everthing looks beautiful!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

wonderful skies and great quotes...have a blessed friday to you!

hugs,
blue

joo said...

You overbet yourself Sylvia! Such a great post!
Have a beautiful weekend:)
Hugs

ρομπερτ said...

The last picture is amazing !

Please have a wonderful Friday and good new month as well.

daily athens

syel said...

gorgeous set of skies! i most especially love the colours of the second and last photo :) have a lovely weekend Sylvia!

Dharma Shots said...

A wonderful set of photos. I especially like that dramatic 4th photo. Thank you...Have a nice weekend.

caughtbymycamera said...

That is a stunning series of sky pictures. The size of the photos is awsome.
Jossie

eden said...

These are amazing skies, Sylvia. Fantastic captures.Love the quotes too.

Have a great weekend.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful, Sylvia. Like you!

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Wren said...

I want you to know I have a very clear conscience. :)

Lovely photos, as always, Sylvia. The clouds add such interest to the sky.

Beverley Baird said...

What glorious skies! They are all beautiful Sylvia!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

Some beauties there. Have a nice weekend.

aims said...

Oh, so wonderful! a breathtaking beauty of the skies here! Have a wonderful Weekend!

AL said...

Wooohoo as usual nice series of clouds and the skies! I like them sooo much! Thanks for sharing Sylvia.

Al said...

Gorgeous skies, and so much better in the larger format. I think your part of the world has some of the best skies I've ever seen. Have a great weekend, Sylvia!

SandyCarlson said...

Your skies are utterly gorgeous, Sylvia. Thank you.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures Sylvia and continued great Mark Twain quotes.

Maria said...

Wonderful skies ~ love the first one, Sylvia! So dramatic and amazing.
Mark Twain is such an incredible thinker!
I'm so glad he shared his wisdom with the world. One of my favorite Mark Twain quotes that I post in my classroom is, "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
heehee...
have a great weekend, Sylvia!
and Thank You for hosting Sky Watch and for the amazing slideshow!
~Maria

Tabib said...

Wow!.. variety of sky colours and pattern.
I love the 4th pic clouds pattern.

magiceye said...

amazing skies. glad you increased the size!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Sylvia, those clouds are just amazing.

Mike said...

Super sky sweeps! Have a great weekend!

BraCom (Bram) said...

stunning skys beautiful clouds

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 12

Lew said...

Beautiful! It is nice that God gave us this word with lots of variety in our skies and seasons.

Cher said...

amazing collection of sky photos! have a great weekend too, Sylvia! :)

NatureFootstep said...

it is amazing how the sky changes all teh time. Great shots.

Francisca said...

Sylvia, these are gorgeous skies. Every one of them. My favorite has to be the first, though... it's so VERY different and dramatic! (I was planning to post a series too, but work just overtook my time. Haven't had the time to blog a lot. Maybe next week, then.) Enjoy a terrific weekend!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful skies and thoughts Sylvia.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

Indrani said...

Spectacular shots.

Pietro said...

Splendid skies, Sylva, your images are always so beautiful!
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything": so true this quote by Mark Twain!
Happy Friday :-)

Alexander said...

Nice fluffy clouds and beautiful texture! :)

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Luna Miranda said...

oh, wow! awesome cloud formations! and you've captured them all so beautifully! have a great weekend, Sylvia.

Nessa said...

Rabbit, rabbit.

Beautiful skies. I want to sleep in the clouds. They look so soft and cushy.

Lawstude said...

the first photo looks like an ocean. awesome.

Denise said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia and I enjoyed the quotes very much. Have a great weekend.
An English Girl Rambles

Life Ramblings said...

those are awesome shots for Skywatch. love the beautiful quotes.

Shirley said...

Gorgeous shots! Wow, you have a lot of wonderful comments here.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Beautiful collection of lovely skies and I love all of them. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Sylvia, and Thanks for visiting my Sky Watch Friday

George said...

I didn't realize how similar Seattle weather was to Tennessee weather! I really like all these beautiful sky pictures. The colors in your sunset pictures are gorgeous.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

beautiful skies -- for a minute I thought that broken sky one was snow. Looks all topsy-turvy. all wonderful shots.

Susan at Stony River said...

Spectacular!

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