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Thursday, February 17, 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. We've had a little of everything, as usual, I took these a couple of nights ago over a period of about 15 minutes! First a vapor trail following the jet by the moon, subtle change and then curly remainders of the trail, and the gradually changing skies as the sun went down. It was, as always, awesome! Hope you enjoy!

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Mark Twain


Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Albert Camus
And from my friend in Mumbai!!

The shy sky bride,
emerging
from a
quiet,
dark,
cold
winter trip
from her maternal
home;
her hair,
studded
with silver
flakes and drops
cold
but shining
as the sun slowly emerges
in the blue,
now at her new marital home....

The in-laws
offer
amazing warmth,
a mild sun,
fluffy clouds,
an aroma of flowers,
and
a special piece
of modern jewelery ....

A Charm bracelet
offered by
jets,
flying
in welcome formation,
in honor of
the new bride....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at February 17, 2011 7:02 PM

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt

83 comments:

JM said...

All pics are fantastic but the middle one is incredible! Well spotted, Sylvia.

George said...

I'm glad you were able to get such wonderful pictures over a relatively short time period. The third photo is amazing.
We had an unexpected opportunity to visit with friends in the mountains of North Carolina, so that's why we were away for a couple of days. It's good to be back home.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Love your beautiful sky captures. Those were special photos.

ladyfi said...

Wow - -those wispy clouds are stunning!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Sylvia, You sure got some beautiful and unusual sky shots this week! My favorite is the last one with the feathery clouds and tree branches and golden setting sun.

Reader Wil said...

That is amazing that you should take those great pictures in 15 minutes! The curly remainders of the trail are very exceptional. Spring is on its way, but Sylvia it's still snowing on your blog!LOL. I wish you a very beautiful weekend.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Gorgeous, creative shots!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

cheers from Uruguay :)

Martha Z said...

Shoot for the moon, blowing smoke rings, great collection of contrails. As always, a thoughtful collection of quotes.

Carver said...

Great shots and quotes. The third shot looks like the clouds made smoke rings. Amazing.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken", just a perfet compliment to these little sugary whiffs of clouds, loverly! Have a glorious weekend~

Eaglesbrother said...

Wow!!! on the first one..looks as if the plane just missed the moon.
The third one down looks like the plane is blowing smoke rings...lol...wonderful captures.

Carolyn Ford said...

WOW! I am totally in LOVE with that first image! All of your photos are gorgeous...but, that first one is something special! Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia!

nonizamboni said...

A contrail slide show with a sense of humour!
And Amen to all the quotes.
Happy SWF, Sylvia.

morememes said...

Hiya Sylvia,
Busy night for you again :-)
I am amazed how many of us you manage to visit each week.
Beautiful skies again.
And so is the beach/seascape in the previous post.

LauraX said...

Magnificent Sylvia...love those curly, twirly clouds!

Carletta said...

All beautiful but the first and third are awesome!
Super sky post!
Have a great upcoming weekend Sylvia!

Carletta@Round The Bend

Steffi said...

All pictures are fantastic,Silvia!Great choice for SWF!Awesome.Thank you for sharing!How are you?I hope everything is fine.Have a nice weekend!

Hildred and Charles said...

I love the clouds that look like musical instruments in an orchestra, - wonderful capture Sylvia. Hope you are having a sunny day.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Highway to the moon - WOW!
What a capture Sylvia!
Wishing you all the best :)

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2011/02/light-and-dark.html

Rajesh said...

Amazing views. the different designs by the cloud are very unique.

Kim, USA said...

Wow looks like the 3rd photo the angels are doing somersault ^_^ Great skies!
Sky Watch

Spiderdama said...

Juhu, this is great! I love nr 1 and 3. Really fantastic looking up there.
Wish you a blessed weekend:-) Hugs from Norway

Photo Cache said...

another amazing collection of skyscapes and quotes. thank you for researching all these quotes and sharing them with us.

My skywatch

Kay L. Davies said...

Just when I think you can't surprise me any more, along comes that third photo. Wow, and wow again.
-- K

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

 gmirage said...

I love each and every pattern! mine was 1 and yours a lot! happy weekend!

EG Wow said...

I absolutely LOVE that third photo, Sylvia! Amazing!

syel said...

wow! i love this series! i think i'm in love with the first photo! :) have a great weekend Sylvia! :)

Dharma Shots said...

Magnificent images here Sylvia. That 3rd photo is amazing!

overtiredmum said...

Contrails are always good but these are great.It's funny to think that 100 years ago no-one would have ever seen these. The skies without a trail now are just plain weird! xo

Marites said...

gee, Sylvia! those contrails are really beyond cool! Awesome. great shots too. happy weekend!

Miss Becky said...

I LOVE your sky photos Sylvia. you never ever disappoint! have a great weekend, and happy SWF!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, Sylvia! Cool capture of the jet and the moon. And I love the third shot it looks like smoke rings.

Pat said...

Awesome vapor trails and wispy clouds on blue, blue skies, Sylvia! I hope your blue skies continue. Have a wonderful weekend.

Indrani said...

The trails always make an interesting subject for photography. You got terrific shots.

lotusleaf said...

I wonder how the pattern in the third picture formed in the sky! The first quote by Mark Twain applies to most of our leaders.

Stewart M said...

Really like the picture where the con trails are starting to break up. Makes you wonder what type of air currents are happening up there.

cheers Stewart m

Naturegirl said...

Sylvia! Awesome images captured! I've not sky like this! Great quote about the anger..so true!

Al said...

This is an awesome series of shots, Sylvia. I love the disintegrating vapor trail, I've never seen one turn into that kind of pattern. Have a great weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the contrails and they way they dissolved into a reflection of themselves. Very nice. Your views are gorgeous. There is always a special brightness in your images. It must be you!

James said...

Awesome shots Sylvia! They are really cool! I always wonder how fast those jets go.

magiceye said...

all breathtaking images but loved the 1st one with the moon!!

Genie said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments about my skywatch post this week. I really do appreciate it. Your work is beautiful and am so glad I have now found your blog. Te header your friend did for you is so attractive. I know you are tickled with it. Your shots are awesome, and I look forward to seeing more of them is the days to come. Genie

VioletSky said...

these are all great, but that broken contrail especially so, for its unusualness.

Ugich Konitari said...

The third one of course....

The shy sky bride,
emerging
from a
quiet,
dark,
cold
winter trip
from her maternal
home;
her hair,
studded
with silver
flakes and drops
cold
but shining
as the sun slowly emerges
in the blue,
now at her new marital home....

The in-laws
offer
amazing warmth,
a mild sun,
fluffy clouds,
an aroma of flowers,
and
a special piece
of modern jewelery ....

A Charm bracelet
offered by
jets,
flying
in welcome formation,
in honor of
the new bride....

Christine said...

WOW, Sylvia! Those contrail shots are incredible, especially the top one with the crescent moon. Have a wonderful weekend!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a great collection of vapor trails. I really like the curly pattern. One of them seems like a guitar. I also liked the strongly cross hatched pattern.

The quote from Twain about how ignorance and confidence will result in success. It made me laugh.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful skies and I LOVE all of the quotes--all say something important. Mickie

Linda Reeder said...

I love the pic of the swirlly contrail, the one your poet called a "charm bracelet"!

Lakshmi said...

beautiful header and lovely pics as always..love the quotes and Suranga's poem :)

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful sky...I love the colors and magic in each of them. Your poetry is always beautiful and moving. I've enjoyed my visit here. Happy Sky Watch!

Liza said...

These are fantastic!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sylvia, wow. They are all beautiful, but those bubbly ones (the ones that bend) are my favorite. Oh, and the very first one. Thanks!

Lina Gustina said...

I always enjoy your sky shots and quotes, Sylvia...

http://www.womenandperspectives.com

Mridula said...

Beautiful pictures all around Sylvia.

Regina said...

Truly magnificent!
Happy SWF dear Slyvia.
Regards.
xo
Regina

Shirley said...

Incredibly beautiful photos! You must never be far from your camera as you always have fantastic photos to share! Have a great weekend!

Dhemz said...

so stunning...great shots!
Hope you can take a peek at my SkyWatch Friday entry as well. Thanks!

Kay said...

Wow! Those are really amazing photos of contrails, Sylvia. Have a terrific weekend!

bracomfotografie said...

Wonderful sky photos Sylvia, like them all!!

Have a nice day and weekend, Bram

stardust said...

The third photo and a quote from Albert Camus is my favorite.

As an immature photographer, I wonder how you can take such marvelous photos of the sky.

alicesg said...

Wow the cloud formation is neat and beautiful. They looked like a string of hearts. Have a nice weekend.

Jidhu Jose said...

Wow...simply WOW

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are magical Sylvia and it's always hard to pick a favourite. :) hope you have a terrific weekend.

Kerry said...

WOW so many amazing shots.

Greyscale Territory said...

Awesome feathered light in the sky! A wonderful collection of sky shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm delighted by this set of sky shots and the awesome poetry!
hugs
Léia

Tarun Mitra said...

Wonderful images Sylvia..as usual refreshing :)

Luna Miranda said...

the first 3 series are fantastic! i love the 3rd photo. and i enjoyed the quotes.:p

NatureFootstep said...

maybe this was the plane I was on? No, I guess not. Nice shots tough. :)

eden said...

These are stunning captures, Sylvia. Love all your photos. Have a great weekend.

lazyclick said...

Terrific captures.

Antonina said...

Wonderful photos!
Enjoy the weekend.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what super shots, great series.

Gill in Canada

Team G Square said...

Awesome . Just great Goddess of Sky

magda said...

What wonterful words !!!
And very nice photos, thank you very much Sylvia !!!
Have a nice weekend !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow! Your photography skills -- always terrific -- are growing and incredibly good. It is such an honor to have you visit my feeble efforts! These are beautiful photos. Thanks as always for sharing them and for the always thought-provoking quotes.

twobarkingdogs said...

Mark Twin was a brilliant man. Thanks for sharing and lovely photos too!

Carola Bartz said...

The first picture is stunning, but I also like #3 - actually, I like all of them!

Beverley Baird said...

Such beautiful skies with great quotes! mark Twain was full of wisdom!
have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!

sceneoftranquility said...

It's just so beautiful.

Sally in WA said...

Nice series of the contrails. I like the various patterns that crop up from them. I'm reading a bio on Theodore Roosevelt so I enjoyed your quotes. Hope you are enjoying the wonderful weather this weekend!!

Linnea said...

I love that first one, but they're all soft, gentle skies! Thanks for visiting mine. Looking forward to the next SWF!

Buck said...

Incredible Skywatch photos!!

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