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Thursday, April 7, 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.  

First let me give you an update on my move. I'm still waiting for all the tons of paper work to be processed -- since this is housing for seniors they want to make damn sure you're who you say you are, you're as old as you claim and that you haven't robbed or murdered anyone -- on purpose!! So, hopefully, next week will see everything in place and we can get on with it!! Do hold good thoughts for me -- I'm really tired of living out of a suitcase!

Now for today's pics! After a gray, grumpy, cloudy, cold, windy day, about six o'clock the skies began to clear and this was the glorious way we ended the day! It was worth waiting for! Enjoy!

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Emma Goldman

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaulle

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Richard Armour

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
Mark Twain

And from my dear friend in Mumbai .........

Green prayers
under an
erstwhile blue sky;

Dark clouds
bursting at the seams,
the good,
the bright
and the shining.

a semicircular dome,
a temple top
or the
faithful pair ,
praising the Lord,
raised to the heavens,
something says,
the black
will soon pass
the peaceful,
all encompassing
sky behind.....

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at April 7, 2011 8:43 PM


Lawstude said...

amazing sky. i could stare at it all day, errr night :)

have a great day ahead :)

clairz said...

Beautiful photos, Sylvia. Keep up updated on that move. I must have missed that news before. You will be able to take your dog, right?

The first quote is especially touching.

jabblog said...

It certainly was worth waiting for:-)
I hope your move goes smoothly, Sylvia, and that you settle in happily and make new friends. Living out of a suitcase isn't a lot of fun, but hopefully it won't be for too much longer.

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Kenneth Larsson said...

Very nice photos if the sky. I like them a lot!

Have a nice day! :-)

George said...

You're right -- this was a gorgeous way to end the day. Your photos are all stunning, especially the first picture.
I hope the paperwork gets done quickly so you can move out of your suitcase.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Amazing skies! & the Anne Frank quote is so full of optimism.
I am holding good thoughts for you since I do believe moving is one of the most stressful experiences for most people.
Lots of hugs,

Riet said...

Beautiful dark sky Sylvia. A bit scary too.:)))
Have a great weekend

Gabriela Abalo said...

Awesome pics!! I love the clouds formation

Have an amazing weekend!

cheers from Uruguay :)

Carver said...

Wonderful shots Sylvia. I love the movement in the golden clouds. Great quotes too.

Carletta said...

Such wonderous beauty in your skies!
Sending good thoughts that all that paper work is swiftly processed and you're on your way. :)
Have a wonderful upcoming weekend Sylvia!

Carletta@Round The Bend

Steffi said...

Your photos are always perfect for SWF,Sylvia!Great clouds formations.Have a wonderful weekend,Sylvia!

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous views of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

Pearl Maple said...

Good luck with your move
Thanks for sharing your fabulous collection of views of the sky with us all

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

The sky looks like a tempered political debate ;)
Hope you will have a nice day Sylvia!

EG Wow said...

Great way to end a grumpy day, Sylvia!

Anonymous said...

Nice balance of clouds/sky/trees!
I hope the rest of your move goes well...sigh...paperwork, bleh!
At least you can feel good knowing all your new neighbors had to fill it all out as well!

Mama Zen said...


Good luck with the move!


What an amazing sky! Love those clouds, and the trees in silhouette in front! Wonderful!

Joyful said...

Beautiful swirls of cloud ;-) I do hope it all goes well for you soon with your mom's application. I've just recently come through all of that myself with my mom. Hugs xx

Gary said...

Great as usual Sylvia. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ebie said...

The clouds are dancing with the music, beautiful! I could hear the harmony!

Anonymous said...

Outstanding captures. So beautiful.

Rimkogeren said...

Thanks for your greeting - and have a great week.
I love your pictures . Beautiful colors and great harmony.

Pam said...

Sylvia, you always seem to find the perfect quote to go along with your beautiful photos.

Here's hoping your paperwork flies through all the rigamaroll.. in the mean while I shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

be well and happy, my blog friend
hugs and smiles across the miles :)

Francisca said...

Sylvia, your day ended with a glorious sky and you captured it fabulously! I'm so glad you will soon be able to pack away your suitcases. And your new header, well, it's just the cat's meow!

Pat said...

Gorgeous golden clouds behind the silhouetted trees!

I hope the paper-work processing is finished very soon! What a hassle for you.

Janie said...

Beautiful skies, and a lot of great truths in the quotes, too.

Sérgio Pontes said...

They are really nice =)

Genie said...

The shades of yellow in these pictures are gorgeous. awesome captures. I agree with you that it was all worth waiting for.....

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You have some creamy, dreamy clouds there, Sylvia!


The sky, whether deep blue or grey,
Has stories to tell every day;
So if the day’s clear,
Be sure to draw near—
The heavens know just what to say!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Climbing Skyward

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, your skies are beautiful. I love the colorful clouds. I hope all goes well with your paperwork and you can move soon.

Al said...

That is a perfect way to end the day. We had a grey day today too, and some much-needed snow overnight, but there won't be a sunset like this one!

Anonymous said...

made me wonder what clouds might think about us down here upon earth.

Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

syel said...

hopefully everything works out well for you Sylvia! good thing these photos would make you smile, they are lovely! :)

Ann said...

I like that Casa Slyvia in your new header.

Peggy said...


I will hold only good thoughts for your move.
I bet it won't be long til your in your new place.
Love your skies, like usual!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are perfect Sylvia. i like your new header too. hope your week is going well.

Marites said...

your new header got me smiling, Sylvia :) lovely skies! i love the one by Anne Frank. have a good week!

thomas said...

Wow! these clouds look scary.

Eve said...

I love the beautiful sunsets that sometimes appear after a gloomy day! :D

Sridharan said...

Beautiful Skies and wonderful quotes Sylvia!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Sylvia, we're on to you! You tell us that there are no blue skies in Seattle, and then you post these lovely photos.

Light, clouds, sky - the whole greater than the sum of the elements.

Dharma Chick said...

Beautiful indeed and great words to live by...Happy weekend and congratulation on your new home!

Indrani said...

Those are like liquid gold clouds.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics. I really like the Mark Twain quote. When one is eating well is very easy to forget those who don't get to eat enough.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

I enjoy all the photos as well as the quotes that comes with it.

Thanks for the visit.

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos took my breath away. They are amazing. And I love that banner!

Hildred and Charles said...

I love your new header, Sylvia, - and your skies and your words. Wonderful. Hoping for sunshine for all of us!

Bill S. said...

More beautiful colors and photos from you. It is always amazing how you catch these sunsets and sunrises.

Team G Square said...

Amazing captures .

Liz said...

Wonderful photos.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Perry said...

Lovely. :-)

alicesg said...

Another week gone soon. Love the quote about the politics...lol. Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Wow - those skies are dramatically beautiful!

Fingers crossed for your move.

Ugich Konitari said...

The Last one

Green prayers
under an
erstwhile blue sky;

Dark clouds
bursting at the seams,
the good,
the bright
and the shining.

a semicircular dome,
a temple top
or the
faithful pair ,
praising the Lord,
raised to the heavens,
something says,
the black
will soon pass
the peaceful,
all encompassing
sky behind.....

magiceye said...

all such brilliant takes!!

Serline said...

Elections may soon be upon this City of Angels, but the greatest fear is that under clear blue skies, swathes of red, yellow, saffron and pink will clash and push this city to blood and ruin yet again...

Pietro said...

Sylvia, I've enjoyed very much these wonderful sceneries!

Vinni said...


Terrebel said...

Fine words again, Sylvia! And just love the clouds in your pictures. Well captured! Hope you'll have an enoyable weekend!

Terrence looks at the sky

Misalyn said...

Hope that everything will turn out fine with your move Sylvia.

As always, your photos are lovely and takes my breath away. Definitely a visual treat for sunset lover like me.

Have a nice weekend!

Stewart M said...

Hi - thanks for the commenst on my blog and thanks for the great set of pictures.

Busy, busy, busy here - so its good to have a comment that shows the rest of the world is still out there!

Cheers Stewart M

Rambling Round said...

What a combination of colors for a breathtaking sky!

Anonymous said...

Must be wonderful to end a windy and grey day this way.
I love the colors and the light in the clouds.
I hope you'll have a nice and sunny weekend. Enjoy it!

Gattina said...

Between scary and dramatic and yet beautiful !

Mridula said...

Such beautiful gathering of clouds!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful skies--the clouds are magnificent! I love the quote by Richard Armour--so true. Great Reflection Weekend shots too. All these different memes are such fun to participate in and see the creative work of so many people. Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia. Mickie :)

Genie said...

You just keep digging into your archives because they are filled with wonderful photographs. The last one here is awesome. ..splendid, stunning colors.I talked to my son earlier this week and he was with his 8 year old for his little league baseball game in the rain. We do no do that here...of course, it that were the rule out there, you would never get in any games. Hope the weather breaks soon for you.

Rajlakshmi said...

wowwww amazing!!!!! they looks stunning ... your captures are always so beautiful... they keep me hooked to your blog.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful light in your skies and clouds. Dreamy and wonderful pictures. I also like your reflections over here.
Wish you a great weekend:-) Hugs from Norway

Inger-M said...

Wow, such an amazingly dramatic sky!

NatureFootstep said...

ah, you had a great sunset this week. I envy you on this one. Wishing you a great weekend. :)

Pat Tillett said...

All of them are beautiful Sylvia!

Vicky said...

Very beautiful photos Sylvia!!!!

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