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Thursday, November 11, 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 and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. I don't usually post this many pictures on one Sky Watch, but this past week we've had some uniquely clear skies for a few days and there were some extremely large aircraft to be seen -- military planes, I was told. But whatever, between them and the usual planes, they seemed to be playing contrail games in the sky and it was fascinating to watch. Every time I went outside and looked up there would be new ones -- so bear with me! We did have a couple of gorgeous sunsets as well!

We are all stupid, just on different subjects  — Mark Twain


There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he less savage than the other savages.  — Mark Twain

Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.  — Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.   — Mark Twain

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

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

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."
Mark Twain

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

69 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wonderful contrails and clear blue skies! Some gorgeous sunsets too .. ours are getting so early that I'm not rushing out as much as I used to now that it's cold.

BTW, did you know that a new book contained Mark Twain's thoughts and letters has recently been published. Saw it on Amazon and thought of you.

Reader Wil said...

Your sunsets and quotes are beyond comprehension! I like this quote very much at this moment:"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure".
Have a great weekend Sylvia!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love'em, especially the first photo which looks like it was torn into two pieces.

Francisca said...

More fantastic skies. And the Twain quote that grabbed me the most today is about our white man's notion that we are not savage... or less savage than the next guy. You have yourself a lovely weekend, Sylvia.

Mar said...

Fantastic skies and great quotes once again!! beautiful!
Happy weekend to you.
Sunrise

Randi said...

Beautiful skies in different styles...and lovely quotes!
I wish you a great weekend!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely skies Sylvia and you are so right about our freedom not being free. Just had another friend leave for war on Sunday morning. Have a very special weekend and take care~ Mary

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos of your skies,Sylvia!I like every photo of them.Have a nice weekend!

Grayquill said...

My favorite quote, There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he less savage than the other savages. — Mark Twain
Nice pictures - my favoite is the last one - NICE!

Gigi Ann said...

Love your photos, it looks like the planes were busy in your skies also. The sunsets are lovely, as always.

Thanks for all your visits and encouraging comments, each week. Always appreciated.

Pearl Maple said...

Syliva great post full of fun things going on in your sky, trails in the clouds is always an interesting sight. Have a great weeekend.

Tricia said...

Beauties, each one!

EG Wow said...

I really. really like your choice of quotes this week, Sylvia! And the sky shots are great too.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Wonderful skies and words Sylvia!
Have a great weekend!
http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/11/11/Sky-Watch-Friday.aspx

morememes said...

Hiya Sylvia,
Can't get over the endless supply of skies you have. And all of them interesting, whether day or night.
And MT is my weekly treat.

Xavi said...

Great skies Sylvia!!
Happy weekend!

Elisabeth said...

Nice captures again Sylvia. Love the quotes. Hope your weekend is delightful.

Diane AZ said...

What interesting skies you had this week. Great contrails, airplane and sunset shots! Love the Twain quotes, especially "The secret to getting ahead is getting started" so true!

Carver said...

Wonderful sequence of sky shots. You always have such great variety.

clairz said...

I agree with Yogi, I thought at first that the first photo was in two pieces. Beautiful skies, Sylvia.

Bill S. said...

Mark Twain - what a wise man. Great photos with all the man-made "clouds" competing with the real ones. Love the post.

Pam said...

Beautiful skies and quotes as always, Sylvia.
Thanks for sharing the tribute to our vets.. freedom is not free, some vets sacrificed it all for us.. may we never forget that fact.

Sylvia K said...

Pam, thanks, and I am so aware of what our vets have done for us. My kids Dad spent 30 years in the AF and served in Vietnam. The kids all grew up on an air base. The day means a great deal to all of us!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

You did have some beautiful skies this week. As for your Mark Twain, I would like to find again that part of my mind that could recall a name or a word when I needed it, not an hour or two latter!

indicaspecies said...

Thank you for sharing the beauty of the sky. Have a lovely day Sylvia.

Shirley said...

Beautiful skies, especially loving the sunsets. Have a great weekend!

Bellybytes said...

Are those white streaks jet trails? Simply amazing captures

mississippi artist said...

Absolutely beautiful sunsets! I just want to sit and stare at it.

Indrani said...

The quotes are fantastic and pictures added beauty to the posts. :)

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Denise said...

I'm glad you posted all your photos Sylvia. It would be hard to pick a few out of those wonderful skies. Always enjoy the Mark Twain quotes and thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Wanda said...

You weren't kidding about the plane playing tag in the sky with their jet streams.

What great shots.... I like the Flag too.

Janie said...

Great contrails across your changing sky.
Love the Mark Twain quotes, always. You come up with so many great ones.

LV said...

Loved your skies and quotes. The one about losing your mind first was my husbands favorite quote.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely selection. Loved the Mark Twain quote.

magiceye said...

gorgeous images and wise quotes - killer combo!

George said...

I'm glad you posted so many pictures -- they're all beautiful. I'm also glad you included a tribute to the vets to whom we owe so much.

Rajesh said...

Wow! beautiful views of the sky.

caughtbymycamera said...

There is a lot going on in your skies. Great pictures again.
Have a lovely week end Sylvia.

Kim, USA said...

Very lovely!! Love the hues of blue and yellow. Thanks for the visit!
Looking at the sky

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos and the Twain quotes are the best part of my day. Thank you for the wit, wisdom, and beauty.

chubskulit said...

Love the last two shots Sylvia! Have a greet weekend.

chubskulit said...

Opps sowi, I meant great not greet.

Larry D said...

great skies!

michael bird said...

Lots of contrails! And lots of Mark Twain - your quotes made me laugh - always a good thing to do on a Friday evening... Think the multitude of contrails has anything to do with what happened off the coast of LA earlier this week? Pilots having fun with the easy believers? What fun we humans are.

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures and lovely quotes. Have great weekend Sylvia.

Ebie said...

Wow, I am overwhelmed with the play of lights and clouds, especially crisscrossing. Love your short quotes.

You are very well traveled lady. I bet you have wonderful memories in Montana.

alicesg said...

Lovely patterns in the sky. It is always a pleasure looking up. Have a nice weekend Sylvia.

ewok1993 said...

always enjoy your photos and the matching quotes. but this week i really love the stupid quote :)

Maria said...

As always, Sylvia, wonderful photos and fabulous quotes...

The best place to find Mark Twain these days ;o)

Your first photo montage is stunning!
*enjoy your weekend*
~Maria

lotusleaf said...

My God! What made the first streak? Looks like a rocket streak.

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome is the word, to describe these sky shots... really amazing....

Pixellicious Photos

Gattina said...

scratches in the sky ! love the last picture !

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia.
Have a lovely weekend.
Costas

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
Wonderful skies with these airplane stripes
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 18

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely post -- the contrails and interesting clouds -- it looks like you took us through a whole day. Every picture is great, as always the perfect captions.

Terrebel said...

I love that mix of the blue of the sky and those man-made clouds. And you may always wake me up for a beuatiful sunset as you have captured...

OT: I was early beacause I had a neighbour to visit. Now I just had breakfast with my son. It's 8.30 AM here now.

Have a good weekend, Sylvia!

Terrence looks at the sky

Luna Miranda said...

what glorious skies you have! i love the open, blue skies and the rich sunsets.

Arija said...

Wonderful photos, these and the ones in the post below. You really have such beautiful surroundings.

Have the best weekend ever!

kRiZ cPEc said...

brilliant!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I think you focused on airplane streaks today. :)
Have a great weekend.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Such beautiful sunset and beautiful sky art.

TSannie said...

I love Mark Twain. That last photo is just beautiful.

Dimple said...

Great quotes; Mark Twain had a way to telling the truth, making us uncomfortable, and making us laugh all at the same time!
Beautiful sunsets!

Cathy said...

I love your beautiful pictures and your wonderful Mark Twain quotes.

Pietro said...

Very nice Sky Watch post, Sylvia! The images are wonderful and I always like Mark Twain's words.
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect": so true!

Lina Gustina said...

Always love your skies captures :)

http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2010/11/sky-watch-bright-sky-in-village.html

Lakshmi said...

beautiful..love those little trails

Gunsside said...

I love your last shot, just beautiful !
Have a nice week ;)

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