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Thursday, January 20, 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.  Yesterday we actually had blue skies, lovely, puffy white clouds and SUN!!! The skies began to get dramatic as the afternoon slipped by. Hope you enjoy! I surely did!

  
We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poor house in an automobile.
  Will Rogers

This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.   
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

You've got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one. 
Will Rogers
When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do — well, that’s Memoirs.    Will Rogers

72 comments:

webruci said...

WoooWWWW!
This is amazing! Dear Sylvia your sky's is always wonderful! My favorit is the third:-)

Have a nice weekend and tanks for your kind comments! Forgive me if I not comment every day, but sometimes I have so time to put a new post:)

EG Wow said...

Lovely skies. Sylvia! I'm glad you had some blue skies and the golden ones are fabulous too.

George said...

You definitely had some wonderful skies to share with us today. I really like your golden sunsets.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

JM said...

Gorgeous skies, Sylvia! I like you new cheerful header. Hurry up, spring! :-)

Photo Cache said...

how is it you never run out of pretty sky pictures? just asking not complaining :) love them as usual.

elvira pajarola said...

Ahhh; cara Sylvia..I do LOVE the first Imagine; what a SPLENDOR....it is SPECTACULAR!!!!

The puffy clouds flew over the "big water" and ended up in our soft rolling tuscan hills; did you know????!!!!

SUBLIME photos, carissima Sylvia!!!

I wish you a happy, sunny weekend!!
ciao ciao ed un abbraccio elvira

Jo said...

I love your new header, Sylvia. And the photos are stunning. I love that you are able to "rip off" politics. I fear here we'd be called discriminatory if we did that! Good on Will Rogers for saying what I sometimes would love to. Have a great day. (((Hugs))) Jo

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photos as always, Sylvia. And I do enjoy your quotations.
-- K

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

Rajesh said...

Stunning views. Each one out doing the other. Have a nice weekend.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of skies and words Sylvia, thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely skies, wise words, - as always, Sylvia, - thank you for them!

Linda Reeder said...

Wonderful. You got some great photos yesterday!

Steffi said...

Very very beautiful set of skies!Our skies at this week were not so beautiful like yours!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend,Silvia!

ascu75 aka Don said...

Hi Sylvia nice shots and even better captions.XXX Don

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I am enjoying every photo :) They are stunning Sylvia and also poetic :)
Wish you a great weekend!

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2011/01/sky-watch-friday.html

Karen said...

You always have such gorgeous shots. I love the clouds in the last one, fabulous.

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous sky pics...great quotes too!

Riet said...

Beautiful sky photo's Sylvia. Have a good weekend

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylòvia, è bellissimo questo tuo cielo di oggi.
Buona serata :))
Myriam

Carver said...

These are all great Sylvia. I love the way the last shot looks like there is a cloud comforter above the sun. The quotes are all great too and the one about going to the poor house in an automobile made me laugh at loud.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Fantastic shot dear Silvia!!! very inspiring quotes too :)

have a greaaaat weekend!

thanks for visiting my place

cheers from Uruguay :)

syel said...

gorgeous sky photos Sylvia! they are all fantastic! :)

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful as always Sylvia and yet more words of wisdom from Will!

Have a great weekend & happy SWF!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sylvia, you do have the most beautiful skywatch photos. Thanks for sharing your skies with us.

Cildemer said...

Fabulous set of pics!
My favourite is the fourth one! So beautiful;o)
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a beautiful weekend, Sylvia****

Reader Wil said...

Thank you so much for the stunning sunsets. And for the wise words full of humour! Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia.

Carletta said...

Breathtaking skies Sylvia!
I just saw the comment you left on AL's blog about taking an upcoming photography class and hoping to improve your photos. Improve on these would be difficult. :)

James said...

Excellent shots Sylvia! The skies are so beautiful!

Irene said...

Gorgeous sky shots! Love them all!

Wish you a great weekend!

Irene

AL said...

Wow! Amazing pictures of skies Sylvia!

Life Ramblings said...

great series of skywatch photos Sylvia. love the accompanying quotes too.

alicesg said...

The photos are amazing and your header picture is so beautiful. Have a nice weekend, Sylvia.

Indrani said...

Absolutely beautiful shots. I like the quoted you match with them.

lotusleaf said...

Gorgeous shots of your skies! I always look forward to reading the quotes.

J Bar said...

Beautiful set of shots again.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lina Gustina said...

Sylvia, I really enjoy seeing all of your sky shots. Love the quotes too. Have a great day :)

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Al said...

Gorgeous sky photographs, as I've come to expect from you, Sylvia :) My favorite is the last one, that pattern is fantastic.

afanja said...

I recognize your feelings about seeing the sun after an almost endless row of grey days. I hope this day did give you as much energy as it gave me. Your sunset was like a fairytale.
Hang on, Sylvia, some day spring will come.

Bellybytes said...

Wow! Loved those puffy cloud skies!

SandyCarlson said...

Really gorgeous, Sylvia. Thanks for these. At the end of a long day, I stop here and breathe in the other side of my country and the goodness that resides there.

Thanks.

Georgia said...

i always see you on abc wednesday....didn't realize you did skywatch friday too!! love all your amazing photos!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: What wonderful skies. We are seeing mostly the grey Ohio winter skies. I hope you are doing well my friend.

Miss Becky said...

Sylvia your skies are gorgeous. I really love that second one. I've seen so little blue sky around here lately that it's refreshing. happy SWF to you!

magiceye said...

beautiful soothing images...

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots! It's like water to thirsty eyes to see the sun after a stretch of grey days. Beautiful - especially the last shot.

Arija said...

Ah, your Seattle skies! I don't think you have ever posted one that was not worthy of being in a calendar.

Have a great weekend my dear!

Pietro said...

Amazing sceneries, Sylvia, and Will Rogers' quotes are very good!

Ebie said...

Every photo is special! I love the second one, it has lots of action!

Have a lovely day!

diane b said...

Super sky shots. Love the sunsets, they are so calming. The quotes gave me a giggle too.

Marie said...

Dearest Sylvia. You´ve captured awesome skies. Please have a great weekend.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful skies and photos Sylvia
stunning colors and clouds, wonderful pictures

Gattina said...

Love the last shot ! looks as if a blanket would hang over the sun !

Serline said...

Lots of gentle clouds in your part of the world this week, cozy... have a blessed weekend!

magda said...

Sylvia,Hi
Amazing photos !!
Have a nice weekend !
Greetings
Magda

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful skies!

NatureFootstep said...

what a lovely gift, that golden sunset is stunning. :)

Jidhu Jose said...

nice sky shots.
happy SWF

kat said...

oh as usual Sylvia, your sky photos are all wonderful and amazing.

Happy Sky Watch viewing. You can view mine here:
http://klivengood-itravel.blogspot.com/2011/01/sky-watch-cloud-formation.html

Louis la Vache said...

Breathtaking collection of Sky Watch images, Sylvia!

jabblog said...

That's a great variety of skies and clouds, Sylvia. The sunset shots are fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)

LauraX said...

Oh Sylvia, the "cloud ceiling" in the last photo is truly magnificent!

Robin said...

Gorgeous skies Sylvia, I love the cloud pattern of that last one and the way the light is hitting it just so.

I remember hearing a similar quote to your first one, that Americans are also the only country to go to protest and strike by private car.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Team G Square said...

Gorgeous

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Another beautiful creation by God captured by your talent!

Lew said...

Beautiful skies, Sylvia! Also enjoy your photo course. It will be a lot of fun to take pictures with others and compare notes.

Kim, USA said...

Very fantastic!! Love it!
Watch my Sky

Marites said...

such beautiful sky photos you have, Sylvia! love the quotes too. happy skywatching!

Fabien said...

J'aime particulièrement l'ambiance de la dernière

Powell River Books said...

All nice shots, but I really like the one with the bare tree branches in the foreground. Weeping willow? - Margy

Wanda said...

Hi Sylvia ~~ I've had some major computer problems, Geek Squad came out this morning, and I up and running again.

Your skies are outstanding and your spring banner is just vibrant and delightful. You artist friend has such imagination.

Will spend the next couple of days catching up with my SWF buddies.

Mridula said...

In the last picture it feels like there is a carpet in the sky! Lovely.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Sylvia -- nothing like a perfect day in Seattle! They're like rare jewels and more appreciated because of it.

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