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Thursday, June 2, 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. I do love being able to share the beauty with you! 

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
Harry S. Truman


We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart Udall
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Martin L. Gross
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
Kin Hubbard
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J . O'Rourke
 

63 comments:

Linnea said...

Don't know if I'll have a sky to post this week...yours are splendid...such wonderful colors and each one different from the next! Enjoy the day.

clairz said...

Love the third photo! So wonderful. Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia.

Martha Z said...

Isn't it nice to have a birds eye view? I don't have a second story but the view from my patio is almost as good.

Sivinden said...

Wonderful photos and words to think about. The second picture is my favourite.

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous views of the sky. Each one better than the other.

Ms. Becky said...

ooh, I love all the different back-lights and colors here. nice skies Sylvia. you're blessed to have that view from your desk. you can just look up and snap away! have a great weekend, and happy SWF!

Jingle said...

two types of sky shots.
love them all.

Happy Weekend.

Arija said...

Beautiful, beautiful skies. You certainly have a vantage point to watch them from. The first two have such depth that one could almost walk into them.
Glorious sunset shots too Sylvia. Your move certainly had its compensations. Enjoy!

Sushma Harish said...

loved these....awesome. washingdon D.C? dats one peaceful place i loved visiting last spring.

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty views to study the beauty of clouds, thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

Bare Mio said...

Beautiful shots.
The first is my favourite.
Have a nice weekend. :O)

Ishtar said...

Loved all of them but especially when the sky suddenly went on fire... very dramatic!!

Carver said...

Fantastic clouds and great variety in color and form.

ewok1993 said...

another lovely set. i am completely enamoured by the sunset shots.

Liza said...

Such glorious skies. I love the golden twin clouds. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Riet said...

Beautiful skies like every week here Sylvia. Have a wonderful weekend

Gary said...

Great detail!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ñOCO Le bOLO said...


· Pretty photos, nice clouds.
Your quotes are fantastic. I love the the first one... and the fourth one. You see, i don't like our politicians.

· regards

CR & LMA
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EG Wow said...

Wonderful sky sots and, as usual, I love the quotes!

Spiderdama said...

Looks like your skies is painted. And wonderful colors in your sunset.
Happy weekend to you:-)

Anki said...

Beautiful skys.

nonizamboni said...

Very nicely done and I enjoyed your 'political' slant. I also re-read your blog bio and realized you have lived several lives already! :O) BTW I worked for a time in HR for a California semi-conductor company eventually bought out by a German co.
Happy Skywatch Friday, Sylvia!

texwisgirl said...

you have the best skies. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Hey, Sylvia, did you know you caught two turtle angels in the third photo? Wonderful! (You know how I love your turtle pictures.)
— K

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

Karen said...

I want a desk by your window! Gorgeous captures Sylvia.

Lesley said...

I love the cotton batting effect of the first ones!

Judy said...

I love the golden light of the sunset!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, you have a wonderful view of the sky from your place. Each photos was gorgeous. I loved them all. Thanks for sharing your skies, have a great weekend.

ρομπερτ said...

second picture is nearly a painting. wonderful indeed ! please have a good friday.


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Fjällripan said...

Wonderful skies from you! I like them all. How lovely that the same sky can look so different from day to day...

Have a nice weekend :)

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photos Sylvia, - especially the light and colour in the last one.

George said...

The views from your deck are indeed incredible. Thank you for sharing them with us. And thank you, too, for these marvelous quotes.

Tracy said...

Hah, every photo I looked at I thought it was my favorite until I saw the next one, then THAT one was my favorite, then I saw the next...so on and so on....
they are ALL beautiful Sylvia!
and love the quote about the best man not running!

chubskulit said...

Wow different wonderful sky shots Sylvia.

My Sky shots, have a great weekend ahead!

Paula said...

Fantastic series of skies! I especially like the soft clouds in the second photo.

Al said...

Those are incredible views, Sylvia, very impressive indeed. You caught much better skies than me this past week!

Larry D said...

Super series of photos!

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are superb and it's hard to pick a favourite. have a marvelous week Sylvia.

Ebie said...

Hi Ms Sylvia, the clouds are so soft and foamy. How lucky to see these views everyday.

Kim, USA said...

These photos are fantastic! I want to pick which one is my favorite but can't figure out which one ^_^

SWF

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful fire. Thank you, friend.

Wren said...

Sylvia, you've done it again with your lovely photos and pithy quotes. That first photo looks so much like a painting.

Enjoy your weekend!

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, Thanks for your nice comments on my Skywatch. Your skies are phenomenal--those clouds with the sun underneath are just gorgeous. Your quotes are "priceless"! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Bill S. said...

Quit sending all the storms my way. But then they do make for beautiful sunsets. I always love you pictures.

magiceye said...

soothingly beautiful images

Indrani said...

From silverish to golden glow... beautiful captures.

Grayquill said...

Your new or newer header is extra nice. The suns coming - so I hear.

Shirley said...

Incredible sunset shots Sylvia!



The Gardening Life

ladyfi said...

Those clouds are just lovely!

thomas said...

Beautiful skies of many colors.

My SWF

Gattina said...

I believe you that you love to sit there ! Just beautiful !

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

I like the photos very much and the alst quote is simply funny and has realistic sense
nice weekend, sweetheart

Antonette said...

Sylvia, these pictures you took are absolutely breathtaking. You have such a great eye for photography.

Enjoy your weekend,
Antonette
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com

alicesg said...

The sky photos are beautiful. Love the little clouds that looked like thought clouds. Have a nice weekend.

DawnTreader said...

You do have a wonderful view for skywatching!

afanja said...

This is a great series again, Sylvia. Specially the second and the third photo are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend!

Cathy said...

Beautiful pictures and I love the quote of the day in your sidebar.

cloudbusting2 said...

Most excellent series. Power with greatness-clouds were my faves even though they were not powerful that way.

Lynette Killam said...

You do capture the most wonderful skies, Sylvia...these are incredible! I'm in love with that third one...:)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - another great set of pictures - esp. the round orange looking cloud. And another great set of quotes - like the PR O'R one - its just so true!

Cheers Stewart M

Misalyn said...

Splendid photos! love them all...looks like paintings.

Have a nice weekend!

anjoe playhouse said...

Your Skywatch photos are great, the first is mega ;-)
Have a nice Sunday!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Glorious cloud formations, just glorious...love clouds, love these. Still having major "blogger" issues, with many comment boxes...very frustrating too. Have a lovely week~ Mary

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