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Thursday, May 26, 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 address under the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up.  I continue to be amazed with the view from my desk almost every evening in one way or another -- if there's anything worth seeing in the skies, particularly in the evening, then it will be visible from my desk! This was a sunset several nights ago over a period of about twenty-five minutes, maybe less, but it was amazing!  Also amazing is the insight and wisdom of some people!!

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
George Washington
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Benjamin Disraeli
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
Thomas Jefferson
 
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
Robert Kennedy
 

64 comments:

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous sunset!

Jo said...

Hi Sylvia, what an interesting header you have this time. And the susets are brilliant. I'm not joining SWF this week, as I'm still settling back in Kenya with our South African cat. Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

Karen said...

Oh wow Sylvia! How lucky you are to be able to capture such a magnificent sunset from your window, and how lucky are we that you share it! Gorgeous! Hope you have a terrific weekend.

ladyfi said...

Brief beauty is perhaps the most beautiful!

Indrani said...

Dramatic skies and wonderful quotes.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Sylvia.
So, your blog post gave me lots to do today. I forwarded one of your quotations to my husband and one to a blogger friend, and I visited your friend's page to tell her how much I love your blog-headers and ended up following her blog.
— K

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

George said...

These are beautiful pictures of the sunset. I really like the color and clouds you've captured. I also like your quotes.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful light and golden colors of your skies. Great words too:-)
Have a happy weekend!

Rajesh said...

Spectacular views. The golden color sky is beautiful.

Gary said...

Beautiful sky, Sylvia. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Hildred and Charles said...

The usual beautiful photos, Sylvia, - and wise, wise words.

Rekha said...

Floating wisps of cotton in fiery colours....exquisite. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

VioletSky said...

How could a view like that not be inspiring?!

Riet said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia. I love the pink round the cloudsHave a good weekend

Liza said...

Wonderful shots. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Carver said...

Gorgeous sky shots Sylvia and I always love your quotes too.

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

Gorgeous photos and wonderful quotes.

http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se/category/himmelsk.html

Steffi said...

Very very beautiful pictures for SWF again,Sylvia!And I like your blog header each week!Have a nice weekend and enjoy it!

EG Wow said...

I love how the clouds have captured so much colour!

whatandysees said...

Superb sunset, well captured, it's those moments when you aren't sure wether you should snap away or just soak it up!..... thank you for snapping and sharing!......:)

Fjällripan said...

Amazing sunset! I really like the coulors! Have a nice week :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Inviting happy partytime in toplog :)
It's great and so are your photos Sylvia.
Hope everything is ok and that you enjoy your days.

Pearl Maple said...

Nice collection of photos and quotes Sylvia. The sky provides such a pretty show for us all to enjoy.

Like your new blog banner that is a fun way to frame a bit of sky watching.

dreams of rain said...

Some very pertinent quotes you collected there.
And those headers are priceless.
They are getting better and better.
Your sunset is glorious as well.

jeannette said...

Like that last saying "if law loses, freedom languishes" -how true! And the warning the first saying holds, should be well taken:)

Martha Z said...

A great collection of skies and quotes this week, Sylvia.

clairz said...

Beautiful Sylvia skies! I saw some while on our trip to California last week and thought of you at sunrise!

ewok1993 said...

you have got really hip looking headers. kudos to your friend.

you are one lucky lady to have all these beautiful skyscapes visible from your desk indoors.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful skies -- I love that you found such a perfect apartment; and thank you (or Blogspot or whoever did it) for adding that line below -- I think I'll be able to comment again. YES!

Thanks too again for hosting SWF!

Ms. Becky said...

I love the new header!!! and your skies are gorgeous with all those lovely clouds. that Thomas Jefferson quote couldn't be more appropriate for these times. anytime I guess. have a great weekend Sylvia.

ρομπερτ said...

Last picture and quote are amazingly contemporary.


Please have a good Friday you all.


daily athens

Wren said...

Those are beautiful skies, indeed. Such a treat to see sunshine! I hope you're getting ready for a wonderful holiday weekend.

Very cool header, too. Your friend is very creative. I like the mix of photo and drawing.

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are gorgeous and i enjoy those quotes too. have a great weekend Sylvia.

Terrebel said...

Love your sunset, Sylvia! And the quote about the diplomat is oh so true. I should now, having been a politician myself. Thought I could at least try to make a difference but my familiy suffered from my efforts so I had to quit. I was tired of all the lies and deceptions anyway...But it was fun, though! As I can imagine how much fun you had, taking these breathtaking shots! Have a good weekend, Sylvia. And may you spend it in freedom.

Terrence looks at the sky

Kim, USA said...

Wow haven't seen this sky for quite sometime.


Sky Watch

afanja said...

Lovely sequence of one of this week's sunset, Sylvia.
Must be great so have such a view from your desk.
Enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, I love your new header! I have enjoyed each one, they are lovely gift from your friend. Your views of the sunset and sky look beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

EcoRover said...

Great skies, as always. Love the new header with the mixed media photography/graphics.

Lew said...
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thomas said...

what a lovely sunset.

My SWF

Lew said...

Gorgeous skies and powerful quotes! I hope you have a great weekend also.

lotusleaf said...

I love the colourful skies you show, Sylvia. Ours is now a dreary grey. The quotes from the various diplomats are so good.

Munir said...

I love the way you put pictures and quotes together

magiceye said...

gorgeous takes!

SandyCarlson said...

That sunset with the GW quote is absolutely sublime, Sylvia. We really need to cherish the beauty and wonder of what we have in the natural world and in the one we create.

The shot with your camera's reflections is darn cool, too. It makes you a part of the shot, and that is awesome.

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful sunset and wise thoughts.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I do love your skies, Sylvia, and how the light is luminescent, at times appearing to have an interior illumination... Where is that switch?

Have a wonderful weekend, mon amie!

Bises,
Genie

Linnea said...

Now that's a brilliant sky!

Mridula said...

Lovely skies Sylvia.

Ebie said...

I love the ever changing header, your friend is a very talented artist.

How great to have a very good view of the sunset. You have found the best place.

Tash said...

I can just sink into those images and stay there.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice sky shots
happy SWF

Skywatch

Gattina said...

wow ! you really can't complain about the view out of your window !
That's natural TV !

Kay said...

I especially love your first sunset! It's so very dramatic. Have a terrific Friday and weekend, Sylvia!

magda said...

My dear Sylvia
With your wonterful sunset photos and very nice words, i wish a very good weekend!!
Many greetings

NatureFootstep said...

I wish I had been here with you. :) So gorgeous.

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, More beautiful skies from you. I love it when the sun illuminates the underside of the clouds-so lovely. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

gigihawaii said...

Love your new header from India. So colorful and beautiful, Sylvia!

Shirley said...

Hello Sylvia,

Your sunset photos are superb!

Enjoy your weekend!


The Gardening Life

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing lights in your set of sky pictures, very beautiful!
Hugs
Léia

Marites said...

the burst of sky colors are really awesome. My fave is 3rd photo. have a good weekend!

Mike said...

Winning sunsets! Have a great weekend Sylvia!

Sérgio Pontes said...

These are very nice

Francisca said...

Sylvia, for a SkyWatcher like you, this must be heaven! So glad we get to view some of those skies through your lens! These are simply marvelous! True PNW... Oh, and the quotes today and tomorrow (hehe) are superb. The Venturi one is so insightful.

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