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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Hi Everyone! I just had an incredible surprise and early Christmas present! My oldest daughter, Robyn, whom I haven't seen in seven years, just showed up to spend Christmas with me!!!  So I may be a little late getting around to your sites, but I will! Needless to say, I'm thrilled silly!!!

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. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas with lots of love and laughter, beautiful music and delicious food!!
Thank each of you for being such a wonderful part of my life, each and every day! And here are some of our magnificent skies from the past week in spite of the rain, and the gray, there always seemed to be a break before the day ended! And, of course, what is beauty without some wry chuckles courtesy of
Will Rogers.


There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
Will Rogers

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
Will Rogers

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
Will Rogers

A fool and his money are soon elected.
Will Rogers

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
Will Rogers


Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers

60 comments:

Tracy said...

Syvia,
Don't pictures of the sky just open your entire world? Sometimes I think we zero in and focus so much on what's not right with the world and the sky reminds us there's more out there than we will ever know....
Beautiful photos my dear,as always!

clairz said...

Merry Christmas, Sylvia! You always brighten my day!

ladyfi said...

What glorious photos! Heartwarming. Have a joyous holiday!

Thom said...

Mele Kalikimaka my dear sweet friend. Beautiful skies as usual. I hope you have a great day and that your Christmas is just wonderful :)

Quilt Works said...

Merry Christmas! I hope it filled with joy and love!

Thank you for your visits - I always enjoy reading you comments!
Quiltworks

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi :)
tantissimi auguri di Felice natale a te e alla tua famiglia.
Myriam

Gabriela Abalo said...

Awesome skyes!!!

Feliz Navidad!!! have a great time with family and friends.

love from Uruguay :)

Eaglesbrother said...

Divinely Beautiful!!!
Great skies and Sunsets...thanks for stopping by mine and your comment..glad I could brighten your day.

Have a Happy Christmas

Benikos place said...

Merry Christmas!!!Καλά Χριστούγεννα!!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Sylvia, what fun are your snow flakes falling...I must find out how you did that. Your bottom image is such an awesome capture! I love the feel it gives when you gaze upon the rich depth of colouration. Merry Christmas ~

Elisabeth said...

Fabulous captures Sylvia. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Pat said...

Wow, Sylvia, these are all spectacular! My favorite is the first one. The clouds look like burning embers in the sky.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Tricia said...

Nice!

Merry Christmas! =)

Al said...

Beautiful skies and great quotes as always, Sylvia. Have a great Christmas!

Sally in WA said...

Sylvia - have the very merriest Christmas!

LauraX said...

Each image is a treasure Sylvia! Happy Holidays:)

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful shot and quotation.
Trying to find... trying to save...
Merry Christmas.
Luiz Ramos

Riet said...

Beautiful Photo's Sylvia. All three so different. Happy Holidays

Gigi Ann said...

Your sky pictures are again just gorgeous this week. I think I need to move to where I can capture some beautiful sky pictures each week. hehe... ; )

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautful shots!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely pictures, - as always, Sylvia. And next to Mark Twain Will Rogers has the best things to say. Blessings at Christmas...

Chrissy Marie said...

Beautiful skies and I love your christmas tree :) Happy Skywatch & Christmas Sylvia :)

Dianne said...

they're all so beautiful
and that sudden blue sky in the midst of all that drama!! wow!:)

love ya
Hope sends hugs

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful pictures! I just love the second one with the burning sky!

Merry Christmas!

VioletSky said...

Beautiful skies as always. Merry Christmas, Sylvia!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, enjoy your time with your daughter. Beautiful skies and photos. I wish you both a very Merry Christmas.

jabblog said...

Beautiful skies - but everything must look wonderful now that your daughter has arrived:-)
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2011.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Sylvia may you have every blesssing and a joyous time with your daughter GODS BLESSINGS XXX Don

Great shots and words as always XXX Don

Light and Voices said...

Happy Holidays! Nice skywatch images.
Joyce M

alicesg said...

Hope you have a great time celebrating christmas with your daughter and family. :) Merry Christmas.

Arija said...

So absolutely wonderful to have such a magical surprise!!! I am so very happy for you and may you enjoy each other to the fullest.

The Prof had his 75th. birthday yesterday and our son is here staying in our house on Mt.Lofty with his family. What with all that and wrapping presents for at least twelve with a spare present or two for any droppers in, I could not even manage to raise a SkyWatch post. Sorry about that.

A very merry Christmas to you and all your family.

Love . . . Arija

lotusleaf said...

Thank you and Best wishes!
Lotusleaf

caughtbymycamera said...

What a wonderful surprise! I wish you and your family a happy and merry Christmas.
Jossie

Jingle said...

Hope you well, season's greetings!

Awards 4 U, Merry Christmas, Thanks 4 Being My Friend!

and


Awards 4 U, Stay Blessed

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.Sounds like you're going to have a great Christmas. Merry Christmas.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Sylvia, and Merry Christmas to your daughter. You two will have lots of catching up to do, what a wonderful surprise for you.

Thanks for visiting, see you in the New Year.

Suz said...

Thrilled silly...now that's saying something
Joy Joy Joy
bless your Christmas time together

magiceye said...

cherish your christmas gift of bonding time with robyn! we will wait!!

cheers!!

Kcalpesh said...

BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely beautiful...

Pixellicious Photos

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: I'm sure your surprise visitor will make your Christmas oh so special. Enjoy your time shared together.

Mridula said...

Wish you a Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time with your daughter.

Martha Z said...

I know that you will have a Merry Christmas now that your daughter is with you.
I passed you hug on tho Michael.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful Sky Watch posting!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 24

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Sylvia, thank you very much for all the joys you have given me. I have enjoyed reading your blog. It's great to have your loved ones with you now. Merry Christmas!

kRiZ cPEc said...

Merry Xmas. :)

Nature Rambles said...

Incredibly beautiful shots! It's amazing how the skies can have totally different looks! And having your daughter over for the holiday season must be the most wonderful thing ever!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...Merry Christmas!!

Jo said...

Wow Sylvia, I can just imagine what surprise that must have been. We popped in to see Grant's 82 year-old mum last week. We see her every three-four months. But she had a shocking year and was so nervous when we arrived. Fortunately by the time we said our goodbyes, she was her old calm self again. You enjoy your dear daughter and have a BLESSED Christmas! (((Hugs))) Jo

Hanne Bro Jensen said...

Your photos are so pretty. Watching them made me realise that sky is always different... Never the same colour, never the same formation of clouds. That is amazing!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Max-e said...

Hi Sylvia, wonderful post and great photos. Hope you have a really great time with your daughter.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

P-TER said...

Wonderful skies!
Your pictures are beautiful!

Have a Merry Christmas.

Gr.
P-TER

Y. Ikeda said...

Fantastic capture of the sky.
Have a Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Yoshi

Shoshana said...

This is spectacular! I love it;

Mine's here

Francisca said...

Your wonderful news has eclipsed even your gorgeous skies, Sylvia... I am SO VERY HAPPY for you! I wish you warmth and closeness with your daughter this special time of the year.

afanja said...

Wonderful series of sky shots again, Sylvia.
What a great surprise that your daughter is coming over for Christmas.
I hope you'll have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Sylvia what a wonderful Christmas for you. Take a blogging break and enjoy every minute of your time with your precious daughter.

Merry Christmas and thank you again for the on-going gift of your beautiful and inspiring blog.

Pietro said...

Splendid photos, Sylvia, I enjoy them a lot!
I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter!

Pietro said...

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.": it's so funny and sometimes real too!!

SandyCarlson said...

Delightful! I am happy for you. Merry Christmas.

Ann said...

Great Job, Robyn, giving your Mum a surprise Christmas present.

Do you watch Dr Phil? I was horrified to watch a woman complaining that she had to drive 800 miles to see her in laws, her mum and her Dad. To her Christmas visiting was a chore. I was equally horrifed when dr Phil's wife told her that Christmas was just for the immediate family. I wonder how many Americans agree with her.

Team G Square said...

you just paint the skies to your wish and take photos .......

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