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Thursday, February 3, 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.  Just like last week, we actually had some blue skies and sun this week and the clouds that we had were pretty interesting!!

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

Alexander Hamilton originated the put and take system in our national treasury: the taxpayers put it in, and the politicians take it out.   Will Rogers

Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. 
Will Rogers

Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.  Will Rogers

I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only, to give everybody chance to get sore at everybody else. Sometimes it takes two or three conferences to scare up a war, but generally one will do it.   Will Rogers

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.  Mark Twain

83 comments:

JM said...

Beautiful skies and some amazing cloud formations!

Martha Z said...

Here on the west coast we have been having some great weather while the rest of the country is in the deep freeze. I feel for them but mostly I’m glad for the nice weather and I’m sure glad to be done with the fog!

Gabriela Abalo said...

Awesome skies!! lovely quotes!!

Thanks for your visit!

have a wonderful weekend :)

loveNlight
Gabi

Pietro said...

A very nice and enjoyable Sky Watch post, Sylvia! Beautiful pictures! I find the second quote by Will Rogers so perfect!

George said...

Your sunset pictures are as beautiful and colorful as ever. But you've also captured some fascinating (and beautiful) cloud shapes. Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend.

Kay L. Davies said...

Some amazing skies there, Sylvia, especially the ones above the golf quote and the blow-your-horn quote.
-- K

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

Darlene said...

The cloud formation in the photo above Will Rogers funny quote on golf is the most unusual one I have ever seem.

I love all the Will Roger quotes. He was truly a great American humorist. And his humor was always right on the mark.

Sally in WA said...

These are so beautiful, Sylvia. Have a great weekend!

Cildemer said...

Fabulous skies and great quotations!
Thanks for sharing, Sylvia;o)

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Rajesh said...

Magnificent views, each of them spell binding.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots Sylvia. Pure gold.

Randi said...

Lucky you, Sylvia...so many blue skies in one week! These skies are stunning and different from day to day. I love the unique cloud formations.
Have a great weekend.

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Gary said...

You have some great clouds there, Slyvia. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Maboe said...

Beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Dharma Shots said...

Beautiful set of sky photos as always...liked the last two the most. Have a wonderful day Sylvia.

Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of photos and the sky in many different moods.

morememes said...

Hiya Sylvia,
Such riches again, and so much variation. The golden water in picture 1 is a lovely effect.
joco

Lucy Westenra said...

Came looking for your Microfiction Monday but can't find it. It is possible to link from the Linky List to an individual post rather than to the top post on your blog. That would help your readers.

Reader Wil said...

Will Rogers is very wise! And your photos are showing this wisdom! I also like thw quote of Mark Twain about traveling.

Riet said...

Wow Sylvia. Beautiful skies and pictures. Will Rogers has some great sayings. Have a good weekend

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures, Sylvia! Your skies are looking gorgeous. Which program or software are you using for your faming, they look so nice! Have a great weekend!

Mark said...

I love the sky in picture 3. Have a great weekend.

Ebie said...

Love these beautiful clouds! My fav is the second photo. Looks curly and bubbly!

Sylvia K said...

Eileen, the program I use for framing is called Picnik and it is available through Picasa. It's been a lot of fun to play with and there are tons of things you can do and I've been experimenting with a number of them! Nothing like a new toy for a silly kid!!! Have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, I don't which I love more, your skies, reflections, shadows or quotes, but for sure I enjoy dropping by your blog to see what's cooking. :) Have a great weekend!

Elisabeth said...

Love your sunset shots...at least I think they are sunset images. Absolutely gorgeous! I didn't post this week. Decided to stop by and say "hi." Hope you have a grand weekend.

Eaglesbrother said...

Awesome series of skies Sylvia..very interesting clouds patterns also.
Thank you for your kind comments.

Misalyn said...

Beautiful shots! Such fantastic series of skyscapes! Thanks for sharing the quotes too!

Have a nice weekend Sylvia!

Peter said...

Thanks for th ecomment on my blog - I particularly like the spiral cloud formation.

EG Wow said...

Fabulous shots, Sylvia!

Inger-M said...

A beautiful series! I love the second one, lovely clouds!

Wanda said...

Amazing skies and quotes to go with each. These are really just outstanding photos. BTW thanks for the compliment on my new banner. I just love changing the banners with my moods...You can see I'm ready for Spring. HaHa

joo said...

Fabulous sky Sylvia!
Have a great weekend:)
Joo

Miss Becky said...

I love those Will R. quotes! you have some beautiful skies Sylvia. have a great weekend, and happy SWF!

Diana (Di) said...

Wow, Sylvia, you have captured some amazing cloud formations. Hope you have had some of these days of sunshine that we have enjoyed.

Terrebel said...

Hah! Here in Amsterdam we keep telling the governent to Legalize it! for many years now. Hope that someday they will listen...

Love the gold in you pictures, Sylvia. And to see that battling of the clouds...magnificent!

Have a "cool" weekend,

Terrence looks at the sky

Jan Halvard said...

Fantastic sunsets and skies!

Thank you for sharing your photos at
SkyWatch Friday!

Jan Halvard
norwegian in La Paz, Bolivia
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

LauraX said...

every image so different and each as beautiful as the rest...have a lovely weekend Sylvia:)

imriz said...

lovely quotes as lovely as your cottony cloud photos, and the lake was stunning.

Indrani said...

You have a beautiful series of shots and the quotes perfectly matching with the scenes.

James said...

I always like your sunset photos but the one with the blue sky, white clouds and tree top really caught my eye this time.

indicaspecies said...

Beautiful shots Sylvia. Have a lovely day.
~celine

Beverley Baird said...

Such gorgeous skies Sylvia! I especially love the second one!
Great quotes as usual.
Hope you have been having a wonderful week!

Al said...

Perfect Skywatch photos as always Sylvia - you live in a beautiful part of the world and know how to photograph it. Have a great weekend!

Janie said...

Beautiful skies, and I love the quotes!

KaHolly said...

I love how your quotes always compliment your beautiful picture in just the right way.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, heaven. Thank you, Sylvia, for sharing this gentle light.

Kim, USA said...

Your collection of photos make me think how a sky could change so beautifully. Thanks for the visit!
Sky Watch

Arija said...

Sylvia, your beautifully colourful sunsets are of course lovely but I am just agape at the dynamic in the three blue and whites. There is just so much happening in those skies. Brilliant!

Hope you have something special on for the weekend!

Tracy said...

Oh, just beautiful! I love the puffy clouds photo but mostly the sun sets...so pretty!

Ruthi said...

so breathtakingly beautiful. love them all.

Naturegirl said...

Sylvia outstanding images beautiful soundtrack and wise quotes!

David C. said...

Sylvia,
You photos are wonderful and the quotes are great.

Linda Reeder said...

Beautiful photos. It was nice to see the blue sky this week, with just enough clouds to make it interesting.

John S. Mead said...

As always you have wonderful images for SWF! Your warm skies make this chilly Texan all the happier!

syel said...

i love the cloud formations! and i also love the sunsets! gorgeous as always Sylvia! enjoy the weeekend! :)

Angie said...

Amazing SWF pics!! Yoe have a great weekend.

magiceye said...

stunners all!!

ladyfi said...

You have had some lovely skies! May they continue over the weekend!

Mridula said...

White or red once again very difficult to choose. Lovely pictures all around.

Serline said...

Definitely agree with the Mark Twain quote on traveling... if only my airsickness isn't as bad as it is ;-( Have a blessed weekend!

snowwhite said...

Your sunset and blue sky are awesome! You captured the moment! The color, clouds, air, weather and more are perfect.

I love all of them, but I am interested in the third one. It looks like a soft cloud tree in th sky.

Johnny Nutcase said...

absolutely beautiful skies, Sylvia! Really nice photos! Happy weekend :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

lush photos and wonderful quotes as always! always a pleasure to visit, Sylvia!

Gattina said...

Your skies look a little angry, but still beautiful ! I am waiting for spring !

BraCom (Bram) said...

Wonderful photos and skies, stunning colors

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 30

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

Stewart M said...

What a splendid set of shots - sometimes I think we forget the a simple blue sky can be as wonderful as one aflame with colour.

Cheers

S

Greyscale Territory said...

An enchanting collection of cloud colours and shapes! Especially love the soft, romantic whispy clouds in the third photo!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A great variety of pics Sylvia. You spoil me and I like the last one the best with the fiery reflections. Great Okie quotes but I like the Mark Twain quote best at the last.

Take care!

AL said...

Magnificent sky pictures! Bravo!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The lake in the first photo looks like shimmering gold!

TO THE SKY

Sky by day or sky by night,
You are always my delight,
For in blaze or subtle hue,
Sky, my heart belongs to you.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Blazing Sky

Pam said...

Hi Sylvia, your Seattle skies are as beautiful as ever.
You amaze me with how much you are able to post and comment!
Hope you have be well and happy.

Warm hugs,
Pam

Marites said...

lovely skies, Sylvia. my faves are 2nd and the last photos..they are just beautiful...

afanja said...

You've done it again, Sylvia. What a wonderful series. Blue, silver and gold you've caught them all. My favourite one is the third shot, very impressive.
Enjoy your weekend.

Karen said...

I always enjoy your sky photos Sylvia. These are gorgeous.

Francisca said...

Sylvia, your sky photos are beautiful, as usual. But today I was particularly struck by two of your quotes. The last one, you would know, I have long ago internalized and wish more people would. And the first had me go look up the history of golf; I had no idea it was already so popular in Will's time! Keep 'em coming, Sylvia, both skies and quotes!

veredit said...

Dear Sylvia,
so fantastic views, such gorgeous colors!!
This is more than beautiful and so touching the sky in all its poetic beauty!

a lightful weekend for you,
isabella

Mark Kreider said...

I like a golden glow to the end of my day with a whisper of breeze and a hand to hold. These photos delightfully express that to me.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I got a kick out of a couple of those quotes, but the last picture was just breath taking!!

theshootingstar said...

Beautiful pictures Sylvia! I love sky-gazing and after seeing your pictures, I just want to head out with a camera :)

snowleopardshoots said...

Magnificent

Buck said...

Beautiful Skywatch photos, each nicer than the last!

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