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Thursday, December 9, 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. Another week almost gone! Amazing! But then I say that nearly every week, don't I???? And time does fly these days and the older I get, the quicker it flies! Some wonderful skies this week in spite of the gray, grim and WET! And some new wisdom to share from another Ameican!
 A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
Will Rogers
A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
Will Rogers

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
Will Rogers

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Will Rogers

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.
Will Rogers

Golden rays
glistening clouds
pewter waves
on resting waters.

But to some ,
it is an uneven sky
beset with clouds
and birds scurrying home
the descent of the dark.

Just like a
with hair pulled back,
face in the wind,
a great evening,
on the same evening,
shakes her head,
her hair falling forward,
and is frightened
by what she sees
through the
strands of fate.

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at December 9, 2010 9:54 AM
Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.
Will Rogers

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
Will Rogers


George said...

These skies are absolutely gorgeous, and your photos are amazing. I like the wisdom of Will Rogers.

clairz said...

Sylvia, gorgeous skies. I love the Will Rogers quotes--who wouldn't? Hope you have a lovely and peaceful weekend!

Mridula said...

Lovely lovely and lovely set of pictures :D

Naturedigital said...

Love your skies, love Will's Rogers quotes..
Have a great afternoon Sylvia.

Lois said...

Fabulous skies Sylvia! I also enjoyed the quotes. Have a wonderful day!

Mar said...

Simply beautiful!! and great quotes too.

Kay said...

Totally amazing, colorful skies, Sylvia. With my touch of insomnia I'm up early to enjoy your skies since mine are still dark.

Martha Z said...

I always look forward to seeing what words of wisdom and humor you have found for us. The skies are great, too.

Diane AZ said...

You sure did manage to capture some wonderful skies despite the rain and all. The trees are gorgeous too. Great Will Rogers quotes, I especially love the one about advertising! :D

Ugich Konitari said...

Golden rays
glistening clouds
pewter waves
on resting waters.

But to some ,
it is an uneven sky
beset with clouds
and birds scurrying home
the descent of the dark.

Just like a
with hair pulled back,
face in the wind,
a great evening,
on the same evening,
shakes her head,
her hair falling forward,
and is frightened
by what she sees
through the
strands of fate.

Pam said...

Sylvia, your beautiful blue and golden skies are so nice to see.. much better than the gray and rainy skies we have today.
be well, be happy

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia :))
grande impatto le tue foto di oggi per SW.
Dire quale sia la mia prefrita è difficile...
Buona serata.
Myriam :)

Rajesh said...

Fabulous views of the sky, true beauty.
Have a nice weekend.

Maboe said...

Beautiful skies!

mick said...

Beautiful skies.


Beautiful series, but the two last was really something else! :)

jo©o said...

Hairy branches, that is fun.
Pity we have lost what's his name, oh dear. I am in trouble here. One glass of wine and my memory is a goner. It'll come to me.

Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for a golden sky... you hit the nail on the head here! Beautiful!

Carver said...

What a fantastic sequence of shots Sylvia. I love the wispy limbs on the trees against the dramatic skies. Great words too.

Anonymous said...

Mark Twain of course.
Just so you know I've been paying attention.
And it was only one glass.

Elisabeth said...

Very nice captures Sylvia...super color.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful skies and words, Sylvia!

Riet said...

Beautiful skies and pictures Sylvia. And the words are wonderful. have a great weekend.

Spiderdama said...

SO wonderful!! Love it:-)
Wish you a blessed weekend.

Anonymous said...

Your skies look angry this week?..... dramatic for sure, but angry!....:) thanks for your time and your comment Sylvia, have good weekend!....

ascu75 aka Don said...

Sylvia nice shots as always and a different set of captions for me to pinch for the church website. XXX Don

Gigi Ann said...

A beautiful display of the lovely skies. And I enjoyed the poem also.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful selection again. have a lovely weekend.

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful pictures, Sylvia. I got a kick out of some of your quotes. I think I'm still laughing inside. Have a great weekend!

syel said...

stunning beautiful set of photos Sylvia. i always look forward to your sky watch photos. have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

Ahhh, that sky is absolutely gorgeous...so glad that God is painting again! He does such beautiful works...

NatureFootstep said...

you seem to have had a dramatic week. :)
Have a great weekend. :)

joo said...

As usually great pleasure to see your fantastic photos along with lovely poetry!
Have a great Friday Sylvia!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, your skies are just beautiful and what a lovely poem from your friend. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Kim, USA said...

My favorite is the last one. Thanks for the visit Sylvia I do appreciate it much!
My Sky

Indrani said...

Absolutely stunning shots.

Al said...

Beautiful photographs as always, Sylvia. My favorite is the second to last one, it has a very special feeling about it, somehow it makes me think of the bayou. And I love the Will Rogers quotes!

J Bar said...

Beautiful collection of a variety of skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for always having that camera with you Sylvia!!

magiceye said...

gorgeous captures!!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great collection of photos. I really like the feathered contrails in the first one.

I am perpetually jealous of your header.

I love the contributed poem.

And, I'm not a native Okie but I love Oklahoma and so I doubly appreciate the Will Rogers quotes.

Lina Gustina said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely skies, Sylvia :)
Have a great week end...


Mama Zen said...


Team G Square said...

Awesome ............

Marites said...

you have such gorgeous skies nowadays, Sylvia:) I love your Will Rogers quotes too! have a good weekend! My skywatch is here.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Amazing awesome skies Sylvia. I especially love the second one with the deep purple cloud.
Great quotes too - as always!

Kcalpesh said...

Loved the poem and those beautifully captured sky photos!!

Pixellicious Photos

Arija said...

You always have such a wonderfully diverse selection of skies and wisdom. Love the lava flow of the sun in the first and those very gentle clouds in the second but your poem has me slightly worried. Do I feel some Damocletian swords hanging about?

hope all is well and you can enjoy your weekend.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia, - and more of marvelous Mark Twain!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you've had some stunning skies this week! Enjoy the weekend.

lotusleaf said...

Fab shots of the sky.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Stunning beautiful set of photos Sylvia.
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 22

Anonymous said...

Beautiful skies and words from a man with much wisdom.

Vernz said...

HI Sylvia, wow, such a spooky beauty,,, wonderful skies... have a great weekend. thanks for dropping by.

Gattina said...

All your skies are pretty, but the 3 last pictures are just gorgeous !

Lara said...

Sylvia, how beautiful! what a gorgeous series!

eden said...

These are absolutely stunning skies. Great captures. Have a wonderful weekend.

SquirrelQueen said...

Amazing skies over your way Sylvia, I especially like the dramatic look of the last photo.

Luna Miranda said...

the Will Rogers' quotes make me smile.:p
i love your wind-swept skies and sunsets. captivating shots.

Francisca said...

Your well of skies and words never runs dry, Sylvia. Beautiful.

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are captivating as always. i enjoy these series very much. hope you have a wonderful weekend Sylvia.

LauraX said...

oh sylvia, all so beautiful...number four in the show stopper for me today...all those whispy branches!

Anonymous said...

These are delicious sky shots again, Sylvia.
I think tthe second one is my favourite this time.
Enjoy your weekend!

kat said...

what a great shots!..every image has a meaning of life....

Have a great weekend Sylvia

Hood Photo Blog said...

As always, such beautiful scenes. I especially like the last one!

Hood Photo Blog

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous sky watch photos!

Lakshmi said...

loved the last two shots Sylvia and the quotes are wonderful as always

Linda said...

Lovely series of shots. I had to look up Will Rogers - hadn't heard of him before.

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