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Wednesday, October 6, 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's a bit of a chill in the air even today without a cloud in our very blue skies and the variety of autumn skies gets a little bigger every day along with ever changing colors!
It is a breathtaking time of year!
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.  — Mark Twain

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.  — Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.  — Mark Twain

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

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.  — Mark Twain

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.  — Mark Twain

82 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Amazing beauty in your photographs, along with the wise words of Mark Twain Sylvia.
I find myself learning more after every visit to your beautiful blog Sylvia.
Costas

Kay said...

OH WOW! Those are such magnificent skies! I'm so impressed!

Alyssa Ast said...

I always love your pictures. I have a major cloud obsession and your pictures always brighten my day.

Alyssa Ast
www.alyssaast.com

☺lani☺ said...

I love all of them! Great shots! Happy Skywatch Friday!

Mridula said...

The picture with the boats and the sun rays are amazing.

Sunny said...

Beautiful skies and great Mark Twain quotes. I especially like the second picture, it has wonderful depth.
☼ Sunny

Vita Stunder said...

Fantastic series of beauty, Sylvia!
Have a great day :)

clairz said...

Careful, Sylvia--if you keep showing beautiful photos of your area, everyone will move there! Happy Skywatch!

EG Wow said...

Beautiful shots of clouds. I'm most amazed at the ones that look like they are made of silk.

Thom said...

OMG Sylvia...these are all wonderful. The 5th and 6th one are just the bomb!!! Have a wonderful day :)

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots - each better than the last. Love the sun rays breaking free of the clouds! Have a lovely weekend.

Linda Reeder said...

You startled me again. You are always so early with your meme postings that I say, like today, "Friday? It's not Friday already is it?"
I find that I am watching the sky today too, as different and interesting layers of clouds start moving in. Tomorrow there will be rain.

Xavi said...

I specially like the last picture, magnificient skies, Sylvia!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant skies! Your quotes are very good and to the point. I didn't know that Mark Twain was such a great philosopher!
Have a great SW Friday, Sylvia!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the sky. Very lovely cloud formations and colors.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So lovely are the images and words Sylvia and the harbor scene is truly peaceful and full of charm. Have a lovely day and weekend~ Mary

Tricia said...

You always have such beautiful SWF images, but I especially like the 3rd pic w/ all the boats out there! Incredible!

Kcalpesh said...

Sylvia, as usual I really enjoyed the sky photos and the quotes!! Amazing post!


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Dharma Shots said...

Beautiful set of the glorious sun. I love that 4th and the one with the flare. Marvelous. Have a great weekend Sylvia.

Steffi said...

Wow...what a beautiful set of photos!Very different skies,Sylvia!I like the photos of the blue Sea with the boats!Have a nice weekend!

Mark Kreider said...

Lovely photos! I was especially transported by the shot of the harbor... beautiful.

Francisca said...

How very different each of your skies, and yet each a marvel to behold! Happy sky-watching, Sylvia!

George said...

This is a beautiful collection of sky photos. Isn't autumn wonderful?

Gwendolyn L said...

I love your Mark Twain quote. They made me smile. Oh, and by the way, your sky photos are simply beautiful. You are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing in all the ways that you do.

Carver said...

Wonderful sequence of beautiful skies Sylvia. I always enjoy your shots so much.

Viola said...

Suchlovely series of your skywatch photos you've got here! Excellent!! :)

Joe Todd said...

Love all the photos especially the last one. Have a great weekend

Pearl Maple said...

Wonderful views and quotes
Like the way you capture the sky in many different moods

Hildred and Charles said...

As always Sylvia, lovely photos and wise words!

Leora said...

Tremendous skies. I love the one with all the little white sailboats. And the empty beach, too.

Rob G said...

Wonderful offerings and in large format now. Excellent! Have a good weekend, Sylvia. I'l be packing. ;)

Donna said...

Your photos are Beautiful! Happy weekend!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

fantastic shots...i especially love the one with rays...wonderful capture.... city sunset

Tara R. said...

Incredible skies. You are certainly surrounded by so much beauty.

Wanda said...

Love your photos Sylvia...so beautiful, and you gotta love Mark Twain.

ewok1993 said...

always a joy to come see you on skywatch day. another winning combo of spectacular images and witty mt quotes.

joo said...

Hard to believe it's Friday again! Fabulous photos as usually and I'm more and more in love with Mark Twain:)
Happy Friday Sylvia!

eden said...

Beautiful series of sky photos. Wonderfully captured. Love the quotes too.

Have a great weekend

caughtbymycamera said...

Wonderful post again with wonderful skies pictures. The sky looks magic in autumn.

Laura said...

oh, sylvia...that cross of light through the sky...breathtaking!

Serline said...

You take seriously the most gorgeous pictures. I always feel uplifted after visiting your blog.
Have a blessed weekend!

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic sky images as always and I enjoy the Twain quotes. The second picture is so captivating, it's hard to stop looking.

Pat said...

Wow! Fantastic shots...I especially like the one of the sun with four sharp rays emanating from it! The first two photos of gilded clounds are really pretty, too. As always, they are all great, Sylvia!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, your sky photos are gorgeous and the quotes are always fun to read. My favortes were numbers, 2, 3, 4 and 5. It was too hard to pcik just one.

Rossel said...

Stunning views. I love all of them.

Desert Safari

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous photos, Sylvia.

Kay, Alberta

Gramma Ann said...

The skies are lovely. Even the moody misty one. Have a nice week-end.

Viola said...

Thanks for your comments! I have to say that the first saying under your first photo, I agree so much with! "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

I'll have to write down that phrase.. thank you! :)

Regards, Viola :)

Viola said...

I might have that phrase in my blog one day. I really like it! Goodnight from Viola :)

Al said...

Fabulous photos as always, Sylvia. I love the texture of the sky in the first shot, and also love the one with the boat coming out of the sunset. Have a great weekend.

Pam said...

Hi Sylvia,
You always have the most amazing skies in Seattle. And I enjoyed the wonderful quotes as well
.
Have a lovely weekend... be well, be happy :)

Quiet Paths said...

Simply spectacular sky photos! Some of these I hope you'll print out and put up on your walls!

SandyCarlson said...

These are downright gorgeous, Sylvia. Thanks for this array of beautiful skies.

Diana (Di) said...

Sylvia, Luv that tiny boat coming towards me in the evening sunset sky.

The thermometer read 70 today, but it sure didn't feel like it. Have a sunny weekend, will ya?

J Bar said...

Superb. I especially like the shot of the marina.

Mama Zen said...

Simply glorious!

Rose said...

Hello, Sylvia! Since I dropped out of ABC Wednesday, I haven't been here in so long--such a pleasure to visit your blog again. Absolutely gorgeous photos! And I love all the quotes--no one could say it as well as Mark Twain.

Indrani said...

Lovely series of shots, love the golden sunset the most. Have a great weekend. :)

Ruth said...

Beautiful collection of glorious skies. Can't pick a favorite. Loved them all.

Lakshmi said...

I couldnt choose between the pictures Sylvia - they are so lovely..and I loved the first quote..have a great weekend

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

so tranquil and serene

Rambling Round said...

I think the Northwest must have such gorgeous skies because it is so far west! Anyhow, still lovin' those Mark Twain quotes. Quite a quotable guy!

moe lauher said...

Wonderful photography as always - thanks for stopping by

Lily Hydrangea said...

Such gorgeous skies Sylvia! & the Mark Twain quotes are wonderful choices too.
: )

magiceye said...

fantastic captures!!!!
spectacular!!

Lina Gustina said...

I can see the beauty in your photos, all of them...

My post in women's perspectives blog :)

Life Ramblings said...

awesome shots. i enjoy these very much. Happy autumn.

Kaori said...

Stunning photos of the sky! My favorite is the second one with all the soft fluffy clouds :D

Happy friday!

Ann said...

oh clouds, go away, come again another day.
The yachties want to play.

I see the yachts in the marina. Has the weather forecast been bad.

Aaarti said...

Pic 3 stole my heart... and so did the quote[yep, am a dog lover:)]

gorgeous skies

Luna Miranda said...

there is a sense of calm while i am looking at these photos. i love the 6th photo.

NatureFootstep said...

today I was stunned by the harbour shot. Very well composed.

Arija said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely! What else is there to say?

Stay well and don't do anything I would not do under the same circumstances.

Greyscale Territory said...

An enchanting series of views! A stunning panorama of the harbour and love the variety of your sky colours!

JM said...

Beautiful skies, very different from what we have today... It's a stormy weather!

Gattina said...

The first picture looks as if I had taken it here in Waterloo, lol !
Beautiful skies !!

Helena said...

These are awesome photos Sylvia! I don't know that I could pick just one as a favorite, but I will say that the overcast one of the beach really resonates with me.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Wonderful sequence of beautiful skies Sylvia!
Like them all

Have a nice sunday

Wren said...

An impressive collection, Sylvia. You always have the best skies!

kRiZ cPEc said...

Awesome shots, just take another look at the video showcase. Still feel stunned like the first time I watched it. :)

Max-e said...

Nice selection of shots Sylvia

Splendid Little Stars said...

Where to start?! I so enjoy your photos! The clouds in the second photo are so glorious! And of course, Mark Twain's sayings are the best!

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