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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

I'm so sorry to be behind time in visiting your sites.  We lost out internet connection early this morning and I've just now managed to get online! I'll get to as many of you as I can, as quickly as I can. Thanks!!
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 find it hard to believe that it is December already!! But then time does fly -- whether you're having fun or not!! And the weather has been anything but fun! But I can always manage to catch a few moments of gorgeous skies regardless and I do try not to miss them! I couldn't resist sharing one more shot of the our full moon!! Hope each of you has a beautiful weekend -- weather wise, other wise or whatever it takes!!

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.  — Mark Twain


I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.  — Mark Twain

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.  — Mark Twain

If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.  — Mark Twain

The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.  — Mark Twain

70 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - the last two shots are just glorious! Our skies are laden with snow.

Jo said...

Wow, Sylvia. These images are beautiful and I love the one of the full moon. Of course, I hang on every word of Mark Twain. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings from Jo

robin andrea said...

Beautiful skies you are seeing there, sylvia. Always a pleasure to read Mark Twain's wisdom too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great views of the sky and more of Twain's inexhaustible wisdom. I really liked the quote about reading or not reading newspapers.

clairz said...

Sylvia, love the photos and the quotes. I just heard that the University of California Press has published the first volume of Mark Twain's autobiography--one that he had asked not be published until 100 years after his death in 1910. Should be some pretty amazing reading, since he really didn't hold back, knowing it would be such a long time before it was read.

Eaglesbrother said...

Great Photo's Sylvia !!!
You sure do live in a beautiful part of the country..and thank you for sharing with us...please forgive me for not getting to your SWF photo's often enough and commenting on them.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Wow Silvia, all pictures and quotes are marvelous!

I'm in love with the last pic ;)

thanks for visiting my little corner.

Smiles from Uruguay :)

Rajesh said...

Terrific views of the sky. The last shot is stunner.

Carver said...

Sylvia as usual these are all superb. I don't think I can pick a favorite because they are all so different yet beautiful in their unique ways.

Xavi said...

Gorgeous shots, Sylvia!
Have a nice weekend!!

Steffi said...

Oh Sylvia,your photos are wonderful!You have such nice weather where you live.Here we have already snow ... the last winter is still not long time away...and now again snow!Snow is only nice when I go over a christmas market here...
Have a nice weekend!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissima l'ultima foto :)
Buona serata.
Myriam :))

Martha Z said...

I like the golden glow of the setting sun on the cloud under the plane. (Of course, it could be a sun rise, you never know.)

syel said...

gorgeous set of photos as always Sylvia! i always find joy looking at them and reading quotes from Mark Twain. :)

Marites said...

i love the first photo, Sylvia..it's so pretty with the white sailboats! happy weekend!

Kim, USA said...

Wow all the skies are so gorgeous. The first photo, I thought those white are birds it's a boat lol!! Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!
Sky Watch

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, they are all beautiful skywatch shots. My favorites are the first two. Happy Skywatching and thanks for the B-day wishes.

joo said...

Fabulous! The last one is glorious, and I love the moon shot! Such a pretty sky over your part of the world:)
Hugs.
Joo

Pearl Maple said...

Sylvia, thanks for helping organise our Sky Watching party and always finding beautiful images to share with us.

LauraX said...

So lovely Sylvia!

Al said...

Even your cloudy skies are awesome, Sylvia. Hopefully you'll get some beautiful weekends, and more wonderful full moon shots!

Indrani said...

Whoa! The last shot silenced me. :)
Great pics.

afanja said...

That's a wonderful variety of skies again, Sylvia.
I think the second photo is my favourite today, because we have hardly seen any sun this week.
Enjoy your weekend!

EG Wow said...

I really like the moon photo, Sylvia! Well done!

lotusleaf said...

Sylvia, the photos and the quotes vie with each other for attention! Have a nice weekend!

kRiZ cPEc said...

these are breathtaking images...Superb!

magiceye said...

brilliant captures again!!!

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome sky shots, Sylvia...love it :)

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George said...

I'm not sure which I like most -- your gorgeous photos or Mark Twain's quotes. I'm glad I can enjoy both.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures-- incredible if they're sort of current. You really managed to get most of those few minutes a day when PNW skies are beautiful! That full moon through the bare branches is incredible -- I could hardly tear my eyes away!

I never cease to be amazed -- and really appreciate -- the way you take time to visit all of the SWF entries.

Christine said...

I love all your photos here, Sylvia but my two favorites are the airplane and the golden sunset! Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Hildred and Charles said...

I don't know where to look first, Sylvia, - I love Mark Twain and his witty wisdom, but your pictures are really gorgeous!!!

Tammie Lee said...

so many lovely skies. I love seeing all the boats in the sea!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

wonderful series of shots, enjoyed the little snow fall !

Team G Square said...

Awesome .

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous skies Sylvia! I especially love the full moon!
The quotes from Twain are great as well.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mridula said...

The last picture is pure magic!

Johnny Nutcase said...

these are great, Sylvia! I especially love those last two. Looks like another beautiful day for you!

Springman said...

Steller, as always. Thank you again for all the support you have given my blog. My appreciation is boundless!

Lorac said...

Lovely set of photos!

Sally in WA said...

You've got some magnificent shots, Sylvia. I really like the last one. And the one before. And one before that. :)

Enjoy your weekend!

alicesg said...

Love the photo of the huge moon. Time passes fast soon we will come to the end of the year. Have a nice weekend, Sylvia.

kat said...

So lovely, gosh! I love them all. I wish I have a camera like yours hahaha.

Happy Skywatch Sylvia. Mine is posted @iTravel

Kay said...

Wow, Sylvia! All the photos are fantastic, but that last one really made me sit up. It's gorgeous!

dowhatyoulove said...

So beautiful Sylvia! Its so lovely to see some sunny northwest skies as we are blanketed with our winter grey blanket of clouds right now. It was nice to see a little sun peek out earlier today, but it didn't last long! I Hope you are having a beautiful holiday season!

Gattina said...

Your skies are always so beautiful. The lake too !

NatureFootstep said...

Sylvia, it is snowing on your beautiful captures. :) You need to stay warm now. Have a great weekend.

Patrick said...

Wonderfull sky views Sylvia.
I really like the MT quote about schooling and education.
I posted this night my first contribution to Skywatch Friday and don't regret it. It looks like to be a great way to discover beauties from all over the world.

Patrick

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Arija said...

What a lovely collection of sky shots! Not always is the instantly most spectacular the shot that leaves the most lasting impression.

The last shot certainly has the WOW factor, but the one I would like to see enlarged all over my wall, that I could enjoy for years to come, is the middle one with the layered clouds. It makes me smile and fills my heart with peace.

I do like SkyWatch!

Serline said...

My favorite pic is the second - the lines in the sky and water have a symmetry and synergy. But the last quote hit me right in the gut: I have been let down so many times, I am still looking for a friend worth dying for... have a blessed weekend!

aims said...

These are just wonderful photos!

indicaspecies said...

Sylvia,
Clouds and skies, and so much of beauty to enjoy.
Thank you for sharing such brilliant images of beauty. The second is stunning and my fav!
Have a lovely day.
~celine

Terrebel said...

My computer crashed a few day ago so no pictures from me this week but instead a poem...;-)

Am writing this from my son's laptop. Hope he won't notice...Have enjoyed your wonderful skies, Sylvia! Have a good weekend...

Terrence,

http://terrebelius.blogspot.com

Y. Ikeda said...

Hi Sylvia,
Thanks for your lovely comment, as always.
I like the last two photo. It's such a coincidence that I, too, posted a photo of full moon.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Yoshi.

Pam said...

First of all, I don't know how in the world you keep up with every thing you do with the memes, Sylvia.. you are amazing, my friend!..(Never worry about commenting back, I wouldn't mind at all)

I love seeing your beautiful Seattle skies, they are so gorgeous.. I enjoy the quotes as well.

be well, be happy ;)
Hugs

Boonie S said...

Stunning photos and wise words. Thanks for sharing these.

All the best, Boonie

eden said...
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eden said...

Beautiful sky photos as always. Glad your internet connection is back. I lost my internet connection today too and just only got it back this time. Have a wonderful weekend.

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are always captivating. the last shot is mesmerizing. i love the quotes too. have a great weekend Sylvia.

Pat said...

Wow, Sylvia, the sky looks like molten gold in that last photo! I also love the moon shot. You live in a beautiful place. Have a wonderful weekend!

Tarun Mitra said...

you have images that make the day

have a great weekend :)

Lois said...

Such lovely skies Sylvia! I really enjoyed the quotes too.

Mr. Paparazzo said...

Beautiful photos! I like the quotes too!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Syklvia love your skies and photos
always stunning series, wonderful colors

have a great weekend, Bram

Randi said...

These shots are all very beautiful and I love the caption to go with it!
I wish you a happy weekend!

Diana (Di) said...

Sylvia, all beautiful photos, but that third photo has my name on it. ;) what a knock out.

Tara R. said...

Your moon shot is amazing!

LisaF said...

Oh my goodness! These sky captures are stunning! And the quotes are perfect.

Francisca said...

Like you, Sylvia, I am shocked at the arrival of December. Where did this year go? Fortunately, even while working hard, I love what I do and know how to have fun besides. YOU know how to capture amazing skies... and I am blessed to have you share them with me. These are all wonderful. My favorite is the last one. Hope you're well and finding joy in the weekend, even if it gray outside.

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