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Thursday, October 21, 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 it was like a day in mid summer yesterday, with incredible blue skies, but as I'm sure you've come to know from my Sky Watch posts, blue skies one day surely doesn't guarantee them for tomorrow. But one thing is always guaranteed and that is beauty! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. — Mark Twain
Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.  — Mark Twain

There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.  — Mark Twain
You have to love what's loveable and hate what's hateable. It takes brain to see the difference.
Mark Twain
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so. 
Mark Twain

82 comments:

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures Sylvia!

Dianne said...

I love Mark Twain
I want to read his auto-biography - just published!!

love all the streaks across the sky

Martha Z said...

I find your choice of quotations very apt in this election season.

clairz said...

Beautiful lines, both in the sky and in the quotes. I must show my husband, who spent 12 years working hard on a small town school board, only to find that things were much the same when he left as they were when he started!

nsiyer said...

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. — Mark Twain

I loved this one, Sylvia. AND amazing pix.

Linda Reeder said...

I love the last quote! Beautiful skies, here to stay for one more day.

ewok1993 said...

always a pleasure coming here on thursday to see what you have in store for us. one leaves fulfilled with all the wonderful images and quotes.

ladyfi said...

Love the contrail in the sky! And wonderfully rich colours too.

Xavi said...

I like these beautiful skies, Sylvia!
Hope you have a happy weekend!

Ebie said...

Love those streaks of light...swooosh!

Once again, you have shared with us so many captivating skies!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pictures and great quotes. As always you are engaging our whole brain.

JM said...

Sylvia, these are absolutely gorgeous, glad you've chosen a bigger size to post the photos!

Pietro said...

Hi Sylvia! Wonderful pictures, I enjoy them a lot! Mark Twains' quotes are always so clever!
Happy Thursday :-)

Maria said...

Sylvia, thanks for your visit! Oh and how lovely your sky pictures are! And I DO love Mark Twain :)
Have a nice week ahead, my dear!

Thom said...

Truly golden these photos are my friend. Love them :) Have a wonderful Thursday :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of golden sky. The lines in the sky look great.

Randi said...

I love your beautiful skies!
The colours are gorgeous.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Great Post as always Sylvia xxx Don
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Gramma Ann said...

So many lovely sky pictures I can't pick a favorite, they are all lovely.

Steffi said...

Great choice of skies,dear Sylvia!I love your photos of the golden skies!Have a nice weekend!

EG Wow said...

Oh WOW! Your skies are extraordinary this week, Sylvia!

Kim, USA said...

Golden sky is always amazes me. This is beautiful!
This week skies

Carol said...

Beautiful skies, Sylvia, I love the golden glow. Your Mark Twain quotes qre great.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Sylvia, hope you have had a blessed week. The third and bottom images in your series are just wonderful, great mood to the bottom one~

Carver said...

These are all gorgeous skies. I love the contrails. You got a great variety.

Mar said...

Beautiful skies and fun contrails!!
Great shots. Enjoy your weekend :)
My SkyWatch

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, I love the play of lines in this weeks sky images and the Twain quotes are clever!

mARTy said...

cool photo of the plain- made mine from the plane;-) have a good one

VioletSky said...

do you wonder if the pilot used the wires as a guide?!

Riet said...

Beautiful sky pictures Sylvia. Love the colours. Have a great weekend

Tara R. said...

That last capture on the sunset is gorgeous. Such stunning colors!

Linda said...

What an amazing show in the heavens.

Bill said...

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. These pictures have cheered me up.

morememes said...

I am so enjoying the MT quotes. Never realized how sarky he could be. Time to start reading him properly I suppose.
You manage to make contrails look pretty.

joo said...

I love so much the selection of Mark Twain's quots and as usually admire your photos Sylvia!
Have a great Friday:)
Hugs

Tricia said...

Nice, nice, very nice!!!

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful skies, - great words of wisdom from Mark Twain, - I look forward to his bon mots.

eden said...

Amazing captures. Love all your photos, Sylvia. Have a great weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful series of photos, Sylvia! The last shot is amazing. Great capture. Have a great weekend.

Maria said...

Sylvia These photos are gorgeous. So calming for me after a hectic week!
Love Skywatch nights... they get me all relaxed for the coming weekend!

Mark Twain was a genius! Love his quotes!
*enjoy a restful weekend,
Maria

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful sky shots! Somehow you manage to surpass yourself each week!

I was just reading somewhere that Mark Twain tried several times to write his autobiography but never could complete it; now someone is publishing his drafts. I'd love to read that. Must go and try to find it again.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous skies, Sylvia.

Kay, Alberta

archiearchive said...

Pathways in the sky. Beautiful.

J Bar said...

These are fantastic. Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my series of statues.

caughtbymycamera said...

Spectacular photos. I really like the first one with the straight lines.
Have a lovely week end!

lotusleaf said...

Those were unusual photos. The streak made by a jet is dramatic.

Indrani said...

The golden glow in the last might not have lasted long then, but it still continues to mesmerize us.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Watching the sky can be so mesmerizing.

Wren said...

Interesting and intriguing photos, Sylvia. And Mark Twain always has the right words.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for being part of Skywatch!

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous photos! Especially love the last one!
have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!
(Love your Mark Twain quotes as well!)

Marites said...

Really great shots, Sylvia! Those Mark Twain's quotes really got me laughing:) My skywatch is here.

Janie said...

THe last photo is glorious, and I really love that last Mark Twain quote also.

kRiZ cPEc said...

Beautiful, absolutely

SandyCarlson said...

So very serene and beautiful my friend. Thank you for these.

Al said...

Wow, absolutely stunning shots this week, Sylvia! Your skies (and photos) are even better than your usual high standards!

Amity said...

your first couple of photos, i saw one like them a week before the storm in our place...and the last photo, too golden and i love the glow..PERFECT Sylvia!

thanks for dropping by my place! ;-)

David C. said...

Sylvia, your photos and the Twain quotes are timeless.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I really enjoyed that last quote!
Your skies are awesome - as always.
Thanks for sharing Sylvia.
: )

Carolyn Ford said...

Mark Twain really knew his stuff! Idiots and school boards certainly go hand in hand!!! And, your skies are inspirational...such color, amazing color! Keep dry, Sylvia! If it is raining in So. California then it must be rather wet up where you are...have a great weekend!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Great skies and quotes to live by! Have a blessed weekend!

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Lina Gustina said...

I always love your skies photos, Sylvia...

Have a great week end too :)

Joyful said...

Beautiful!

Ann said...

Those lines are from a plane? What about the black one?

Have a great weekend.

Francisca said...

You skies, as always, are amazing, Sylvia. But today I had to laugh at your Mark Twain selection. I wonder if he saw the Tea Party coming...:-D

Kay said...

I love the bronze color of the sky. The contrails ribboning the sky is fun to see also.

alicesg said...

Lovely series of sky photos. Have a nice weekend.

lazyclick said...

Gorgeous views. Love those colors.

NatureFootstep said...

lol. if you had not added the last photo your collection would have been all about lines in the sky today. :)

Irene said...

I love the quotes Sylvia! And your images are so beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

Irene

Purnima@a creative project said...

Magnificent view!!

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic collection of views of the sky you have found to share with Sky Watch this week.

Luna Miranda said...

i always wonder where the jet is going.:p
love your orange skies.

syel said...

beautiful beautiful photos as always Sylvia! i'm always amazed that you took beautiful sky photos every week! cheers! :)

Pam said...

I love the golden glows in those heavenly skies, Sylvia. Hmm, is that a UFO or a jet trail I see...

moe lauher said...

Syliva - great photographs as always - Mark Twain, America's great writer - wouldn't it be cool if he had a blog today and was on CNN?

Mike said...

Great golden skies!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting Sylvia!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work
and for all your kind comments to my photos!!

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 14

Arija said...

How do you manage to have so many glorious skies to share and your quips from Mark Twain always leave me chuckling. Thanks.

Laura said...

that final shot is definitely my fave!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Stunning golden skies. You have so many beautiful ones.

Love,
Gina

George said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning.

paul said...

You are a great collector of skies and clouds, Sylvia, beautiful captures!

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