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Thursday, December 16, 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. Can you believe that Christmas will be here in nine days!!!!  Ah, well, time flies whether you're having fun or not!! We've had a few HOURS of sunshine and blue skies this past week and I'm not exaggerating! Ah, but what we had when we had them they were wonderful!! So, I went looking for them as I gnashed my teeth over the current politics! Hard to believe that Will Rogers and Mark Twain are not here today!  Their quotes are amazingly current or perhaps politics have always been the same game????  
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
Will Rogers


Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.
Will Rogers

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers

Last year we said, 'Things can't go on like this', and they didn't, they got worse.
Will Rogers

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
Will Rogers


There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.
Will Rogers



Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Will Rogers


73 comments:

Lois said...

Lovely images Sylvia! I always enjoy the quotes you provide to go along with your pictures too.

aka Penelope said...

I guess that is why Twain and Rogers will never be forgotten. Their thoughts are timeless. It also shows that our culture matures very slowly. Every era seems to repeat the same mistakes. The “dirty fingernails and cleaner minds” quote is priceless. Love your awesome sky photos and wish I could sail away in the beautiful scene of sparkling waters.

George said...

These quotes would lead one to believe that Will Rogers was listening to today's news.
These photos are just amazing. I thought each one was wonderful, but the next one I looked at was even better. Your final photo is gorgeous. I love the color in the cloud.

magda said...

Hi, from Halkidiki Greece
Your blog is interesting and the photos they are beautiful !!
Friendly
Magda

Dimple said...

Hi Sylvia,
These skies are gorgeous, and the quotes too appropriate. I have had little exposure to Will Rogers; I have missed something. A trip to the library is in order!

Tracy said...

I just want to know if I take to your skies, will I be patted down or scanned? :)

I want to find a new inventive word for beautiful, stunning and astonishing becuase that is how I feel when I see your photos...let's see...Beau-stun-ish?

Martha Z said...

We have our political comic commentators but they don't see as adept at the one line as Clemens and Rogers.
As for skies, we had blue ones yesterday and today but they say it is clouds and rain for the foreseeable future, including our drive to LA next Thursday.

Naturedigital said...

Thank you Sylvia for your beautiful skies and the wise quotes by Will Rogers.
He is using a gentle and polite language on your politicians.
I would be censored if i write in public my opinion about ours.
Have a great evening.
Costas

ewok1993 said...

you always wow us with a superb collection of sky images. and the accompanying quotes are fantastic too.

Karen said...

Oh Sylvia, these photos are just magnificent! They are all gorgeous, but the last one is breathtaking.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Molto bello questo tuo cielo per SW !
Ciao Myriam :)

Reader Wil said...

Hi Sylvia! The first photo is so soft coloured! It's like a scenery of a fairy-tale. Your other photos are also stunning and the quotes are for ever appropriate.
Thank you for your visit and comment. What you were thinking about the prisoner who wrote the poem on the wall, kept me also busy wondering what happened to him or her. It is such a strong statement.
I wish you too a very happy weekend.

Maboe said...

Beautiful as always!
Happy weekend :)

EG Wow said...

I get the distinct impression that Will Rogers was NOT a fan of senators. :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

Once more a great collection of fabulous photographs and heart-warming quotes.

clairz said...

Very lovely shots, Sylvia!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a lovely set of photos,

Gill in Canada

One Woman's Journey said...

Your photos are beautiful. Love your quotes and hew header !!

Gigi Ann said...

The pictures of the skies are beautiful. Each week you provide us with a group of lovely sky pictures, all I can say is you must live in an area that presents a lot of beautiful skies for you to enjoy.

Steffi said...

Wonderful choice of pictures for SWF,Silvia!I can´t say which picture is my favourite picture.Perfect!Have a nice weekend!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Lovely words and captures

mick said...

All great photos but I especially like the one of the sail on the sea.

Sally in WA said...

These are wonderful, Sylvia. Especially the last two. I love the warmth of them.

Have a great weekend!!

Arija said...

Drama and poetry all in one post. The sea all silvered over and your massive billowing clouds as well as colourful sunsets/rises! You have been exercising your trigger finger to great effect.

Have a great weekend my friend, are you doing anything special?

Carver said...

Sylvia, as usual these are all gorgeous. My favorite is the sail boat on the sparkling water. Some beautiful images.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, wonderful series of sky photos and quotes. My favorite is the second shot.

Gary said...

Beautiful sky shots.I like them all but I think 3 &4 are my favourites. Boom & Gary Of The Vermilon River.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures of clouds. Aren't they interesting from time to time?

Tricia said...

What beauties! Love those skies! =)

Kim, USA said...

My favorite is the first one. Looks cold! Happy weekend!
Sky Watch

eden said...

Beautiful sky collection and my favourite is the last one. Have a great weekend.

Riet said...

Beautiful serie of photo's Sylvia. The white clouds are beautoful but so is the last photo. Have a wonderful weekend

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics. Where is ole Will Rogers when we need him?

Xavi said...

Love your Christmas header and your beautiful serie of sky photos.
Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia!!

syel said...

fantastic captures Sylvia! loving them all! have a happy Christmas! :)

Jenny the Pirate said...

AH! Too too gorgeous! The second to the last is my favorite although they are all breathtaking. Thanks for stopping by IHATH and taking the time to comment. Merry Christmas to you!

Natural Moments said...

If you let a politician go for a walk in your backyard, be sure to bring the doggie bags to pick up after its mess.

Wanda said...

Great shots, Sylvia.... but the huge thunderheads are my favorite.

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great shots as always. Beautiful clouds.
A happy weekend for you.

greetings from Roberto.

ρομπερτ said...

Perfect pictures for those great quotes. Please have a wonderful Friday.

daily athens

Al said...

Great shots as always, Sylvia. I love that first one, it's so atmospheric.

Wren said...

Sylvia, your photos are stunning. Just stunning.

I love Will Rodgers and marvel at how little things have changed.

Pam said...

Beautiful white clouds and heavenly colors fill you beautiful Seattle skies. I love Will Rodgers quotes they are so down to earth. He was a man before his time.

Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia.

be well, be happy
Hugs, Pam

Purnima@a creative project said...

Absolutely stunning beauty!!! love the solo sail boat with the glorious cloud behind it!!! Gorgeous!!!

magiceye said...

absolute stunners!!

J Bar said...

These are quite spectacular.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

SandyCarlson said...

These are delightful, my friend. Just gorgeous. Thank you, Sylvia for closing the week so beautifully for us.

Lina Gustina said...

Sylvia, I love your sky shots and quotes :)
Happy Friday...

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Shirley said...

Amazing photography, with one more stunning than the previous!! Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!!

Team G Square said...

Gorgeous ..................!

ladyfi said...

What huge and wonderful skies you have had this week. Those cloud formations are beautiful as are your photos.

Serline said...

Pics are lovely but the quotes a little "ouch", no? But I have to agree, we have seen more courage and convictions from politicians in the past... have a blessed weekend!

Tarun Mitra said...

Lovely images....and politics is a brave man's profession, no wonder why all cowards try to pimp in it

alicesg said...

Beautiful scenery accompanied by beautiful quotes. Have a nice weekend, Sylvia.

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh, Sylvia...I LOVE that top photo especially! The horizon is on fire! Wow!

Eaglesbrother said...

Beautiful sky photo's as you always have..sorry I could not post on Sky Watch Today although I did do a post on my blog..I could not access Sky Watch for some reason today..it just came up blank.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Slyvia: Your sky captures are just beautiful. I hope you are doing well.

Greyscale Territory said...

A wonderful play of light in each of these photos! But my favourite is the first one! It is as if there is a snippet of a rainbow between two silhouettes!

Lakshmi said...

loved all the pics and the last quote specially

Jane said...

Great captures Silvia, looks like a storm is brewing.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Stunning pictures - Awesome quotes!

have a great weekend

cheers from Uruguay :)

LauraX said...

so beautiful as always Sylvia...I always enjoy the quotes you find as well...I particularly loved the children quotes you posted the other day!

Robin said...

Beautiful series Sylvia, I really love the soft light in the first one.

Merry Christmas to you and yours :).

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afanja said...

These are wonderful skies again, Sylvia. The last two shots are my favourites this time. I always love this kind of colors around sunset.
Enjoy your weekend!

Boonie S said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for shairng these.

All the best, Boonie

Miss Becky said...

I always love your quotes. And your photos are so dramatic and beautiful. Happy SWF!

Francisca said...

You've done it again, Sylvia, with your skies; they are simply terrific. And I share your and Will's frustration with politicians. What can possibly be so hard about just doing the right thing?

BraCom (Bram) said...

Stunning pictures Sylvia. Awesome quotes!

Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!!

Denise said...

A fantastic series of photos Sylvia. Hard to pick a favorite.

Linda Reeder said...

Wonderful quotes and photos on your skywatch!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful series.

Dani said...

magnificent photos, dear Sylvia.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Oh my! - such wonderful sky shots Sylvia!
Amazing light in the 2nd one :)
Have a great week and take care!

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