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Thursday, January 13, 2011

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'm afraid I have nothing good to say about the weather or the skies this week! Thank goodness for photo files!! The ones today weren't taken THAT long ago, just not this week! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! And now for some wisdom, humor and beauty!

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.
Will Rogers
Hmmmm??? Sound familiar -- be sure and check the date!! 


The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
Will Rogers

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
Will Rogers


There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
Will Rogers

 And how about this one from Winston Churchill?  Guess we don't have many like him anymore either!!!
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill
 











75 comments:

George said...

You've shared some great quotes and beautiful skies with us this week. I really like that beautiful red sky in your first picture.

elvira pajarola said...

Carissima Sylvia........I have seen many wonderful Imagines of beautiful seas; shores; sunsets on the sea....but YOU take the most beautiful ones of it.......!

The second Imagine is full of Beauty; Peace and Wonder....!!!!!!

What a sublime Photography, Sylvia!!!!

Actually I'd love to be on this little sailboat which I can see in the middle of the sea.....WONDERFUL!!!!

Have a sunny and very happy weekend, cara Sylvia!

ciao ciao elvira

clairz said...

Wow, that last photo is a stunner! Happy Skywatching, and have a great weekend, Sylvia!

Gabriela Abalo said...

stunning pics!!! i specially like ##

Have a great weekend!

cheers from Rio de la Plata

Louis la Vache said...

"The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets." Never more true than applied to the Congress that just ended. Let's hope this one does better...

«Louis» likes the Churchill quote. He's currently reading Carlo d'Este's biography of Churchill from the military perspective.

Spiderdama said...

Wow, your lovely skies!! Last one is amazing!

Wish you a blessed weekend Sylvia:-) Hugs from Norway

Y. Ikeda said...

My favorite is the last photos and quote! Maybe the airplane in the last photo is the flight to London!!!
Have a wonderful day.
Yoshi

Ebie said...

I love the skies photos showing the different times of the day! Hahaha, crazy weather here in LA, its going to be in the mid 70's this weekend!

Have a nice day!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Nice to see your wonderful skies, ours are all gray.

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous photos, Sylvia. I'm afraid I disagree with Will Rogers in the first quotation, but I love the Winston Churchill quote and I intend to use it, even try to perpetuate it.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Peter said...

inspiring photos and I love the Churchill quote

jo©o said...

DRAMA in the skies.
Seeing that lonely plane, I'm thinking how
Churchill's "The few" always makes me grateful.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, I enjoyed your quotes and sky photos. Nice capture of the one with the plane, the clouds remind me of quilt batting. :)

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Ahh Will Rogers an Okie of great wisdom and some gorgeous skies to go along. Have a great weekend Sylvia.

Hildred and Charles said...

Nore beautiful pictures, - more wonderful words of wisdom. Thank you Sylvia.

Karen said...

Terrific shots! The last one makes me want to fly away!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos,Sylvia!I love it.The colours are so nice!Have a great weekend!Take care!

Tricia said...

Wonderful skies, especially the 2nd shot... Gorgeous!!! =)

Robin said...

Beautiful skies. I think the first is my favorite. Have a great weekend Sylvia.

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Carver said...

Sylvia these are all wonderful in their different ways. The quotes were all great but I absolutely loved the first one about if the good lord could see his way to bless . . . LOL I hope you have a great weekend.

EG Wow said...

Great and timeless quotes, Sylvia!

Gattina said...

Beautiful skies ! I start to like your Rogers (whom I didn't know) he and Churchill were wise men !

Gigi Ann said...

You always have such spectacular sunsets in your neck of the woods. They are just beautiful.

Sally in WA said...

I am having a VERY stressful day at work today, Sylvia. Looking at these beautiful photos gives me a sweet pause from the craziness.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful skies and wise quotes again Sylvia.
I m glad I am back to enjoy your posts.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

TonyC said...

Great shots as ever Sylvia. Particularly like the 1st and last on this post. Beautifully done!!

Carol said...

Great shots, Sylvia, and all are beautiful skies! Hard to pick a favorite. Love the quotes also.

Riet said...

Oh Wow very beautiful and special skies Sylvia. Have a wonderful weekend

Evelyn said...

nice pic and intereesting quotes! happy weekend sylvia.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Beautiful Sylvia! Dramatic and colourful skies. Why do I never capture such ones?
I have got some aps for my iPhone with wise words. Will pic some of them maybe next time :)
All the best!
Birgitta

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, lovely skies and photos. I especially loved the last Churchill quote! Have a great weekend!

Terrebel said...

A plane might be huge in a human's eye but compared to nature it's just another drop in the ocean called the Universe...Have a good weekend, Sylvia!

Terrence looks at the sky

sceneoftranquility said...

Beautiful sky shots,
have a great weekend ahead.

James said...

These are great. It's amazing how many colors and patterns there are in the sky.

Miss Becky said...

I always look forward to your skies Sylvia. And...I love the Churchill quote. The plane in that last one makes me realize just how small I really am. Beautiful photos!

Gary said...

Wow! Great breathtaking shots of skies. And nice quotes to go with them. Happy SWF, Sylvia!

DrillerAA09 said...

Outstanding captures and quotes.

Mark Kreider said...

Great Photos as always but the last one... a perfect silhouette, what a Sky Watch photo!

ρομπερτ said...

Shrinking life to its real and important size. Thank you for these amazing images very much !

Please have you all a good Friday.

daily athens

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful skies and wonderful quotes, as always. The quote from Churchill is so apt.

Al said...

Simply gorgeous, Sylvia. The first and third have the most amazing colors and sky, and I love that tree. I think I've seen that tree in some other photos, and there's a good reason for it.

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous and thoughtful. A beautiful gift, Sylvia. Thank you!

Indrani said...

That is lot of drama up there and perfect quotes. Have a great weekend!

kRiZ cPEc said...

Like the shots, and the quotes. Now I take the courage to comment here. :P

Team G Square said...

awesome capture teamed with some superb quotes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The good quotes are as timeless as the beautiful skies.

Kim, USA said...

Love the quotes. And the sky is so stunning and pretty!! Great shot! Thanks for sharing and the visit!
SWF

Linda Reeder said...

I'll have to remember Churchill's quote, and summon the courage to say nothing and just listen more often :)

Don't be looking up at the sky for the next few days. You'll get a face full of rain.

Lina Gustina said...

I always admire your sky shots, Sylvia...
Awesome!

http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2011/01/sky-watch-hermes-god-statue.html

magiceye said...

awe inspiring!!

ladyfi said...

What wonderfully colourful skies - and that milky blanket of clouds with the tiny plane in it is very creative!

Anu said...

Beautiful!! love the last one with the plane... really great!

Luna Miranda said...

these are all beautiful, Sylvia. i love the warm colors, the windswept clouds...and the last one is awesome!

GVK said...

Each one of these posts look more a painting than a photograph.

Rajesh said...

Amazing views of the sky. First two shots are awesome.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Amazing skies as always Sylvia! Thanks for sharing them with us.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

very nice and strong shots, Sylvia

Grayquill said...

My favorite is the first for its great colors and the last because it is so unique. As always, great job and thanks for adding beauty to my day! You're the best!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice sky shots

happy SWF

Arija said...

Like the aeroplane in the last shot, I am lost in the wonder of your skies!

Have a wonderful weekend my dear.

Naturegirl said...

Sylvia truly amazing images and quotes!

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures both the reds and the white.

Bellybytes said...

Lovely wise words

LauraX said...

love the last quote especially Sylvia...gorgeous photos!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I think the last one is my favourite one,

Gill in Canada

Reader Wil said...

Your skies are beyond comprehension! They are more than beautiful. And the quotes are very special. I have also those little books with wise words laying on my coffee table for my visitors to read while waiting for coffee or tea. They are always good reads.
Have a great weekend, Sylvia!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I love your selected quotes and the sky shots are spectacular. I have never grown tired of watching the sky.

Mar said...

Impressive collection, how wonderful!!
Happy SWF!
SkyWatch

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thanks for all your kind comments and compliments Sylvia

Beautiful photos and colors, like them all

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

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afanja said...

Wonderful to see your skies full of colors and light on another grey day in the Netherlands. I specially love the shot of that plane high in the sky. It would be great to sit in it and fly to the sun. :-)
Enjoy your weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

I see you had some great skies too. And an airplane in the last one. :)

Regina said...

Great skies!
Happy weekend.

Shirley said...

These are nothing short of incredible! How fortunate to see these first hand. They are breathtaking.

Genie said...

Sylvia....Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Your site is so impressive, and this series of shots are magnificent. Beautiful work. My son and his family live on Baimbridge Island and both he and his wife work at TetraTech. You all live in one of he most beautiful spots in the world. I love my visits out there.

eden said...

These are really stunning captures. Love all your photos.

Have a great weekend.

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