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Thursday, June 30, 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.  Still no consistently great weather, but we are having more sun, warmer temps and to be honest, I really can't complain. Beautiful skies come in lots of different packages and here are some from this week! Hope you all have a beautiful, fun, love-filled weekend! Enjoy!
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
What a man misses mostly in heaven is company.
Mark Twain

Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

Youth is wonderful. It's a shame to waste it on the young.
Mark Twain

63 comments:

clairz said...

Just wonderful, Sylvia!

texwisgirl said...

glorious. always beautiful coming here!

Karen said...

Fabulous Sylvia. Always such beautiful and diverse photos of your skies. Have a great weekend!

Tina said...

WOW! In the first pic it looks like a mountain in the back, isn´t it?
I love them all. Fantastic! LG Tina
Would you not like to join them in my PicStory? Only if you like...

Mama Zen said...

I just love the way you composed that third shot!

aka Penelope said...

By the sounds of Mark Twain’s quote, he knew something about habits. Of course, this brilliant man knew something about everything, especially how to express his thoughts concisely with words. Also, love the light dusting of clouds in the third photo, Sylvia. It’s a little unusual but pretty. :)

Arija said...

Wonderful skies, particularly the third shot.
Your headers are becoming quite extraordinarily eye catching!

Indrani said...

Different formations and colors!
All lovely.

sm said...

beautiful pics

Jo said...

Is that a snow-capped mountain in the first photo? As always beautiful images and wise words from Mark Twain. I love the last quote! Your artist friend who does your headers has combined Africa and India in today's header? Have a great weekend, Sylvia. Blessings Jo

EG Wow said...

Beautiful skies and wonedeful Mark Twain quotes, Sylvia!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the sky. The variety is lovely.

Steffi said...

Just beautiful ,Sylvia!Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Becky said...

hah! love that quote about habit from Twain. perfect. gorgeous skies Sylvia. I especially like that last one. and love the new header image too!!! have a great weekend, and a wonderful July 4th celebration.

Sivinden said...

A nice colletion of different skies. The cumulus clouds in the second last picture are so fluffy and beautiful. I like the quotes too:)

VioletSky said...

the mountaintop and clouds blend in so well in the first picture

Carver said...

Sylvia these are all very beautiful. I hope you have a happy independence day weekend!

Liza said...

Wonderful shots. Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Irene said...

Lovely and beautiful shots ... wish you a great weekend!

Irene

Joyful said...

Fantastic photos. You manage to find and capture such interesting sky photos.

Christine said...

Lovely, lovely cloud shots, Sylvia. Thanks so much for being the first person to leave a commment on my first-in-a-long-time post. I appreciate you!

Hildred and Charles said...

Mark Twain and beautiful skies, - just heavenly Sylvia. Is it Mount Baker that's looking so ethereal!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Wonderful skies Sylvia! The clouds are so lovely in the first shot :)
Have a nice week Sylvia

Riet said...

Beautiful photo's Sylvia.And I lve those sayings. Youth is wasted on the young, lol... could be.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

Kim, USA said...

Brilliant sightings!! Happy weekend!

SWF

Photo Cache said...

I feel like I'm a broken record when I come here to comment every week. It's always the same things I say, fabulous, lovely, spectacular, etc. I should go check out more superlatives for next week.

Happy Fourth of July weekend.

Genie said...

Your personalized banners get sweeter and sweeter and your photos more and more beautiful. Your pictures are wonderful and a reel inspiration for me. Your quotes are superb and always have a lesson to teach. This series is exceptionally lovely: the skies, Ranier, trees...everything is perfect. Genie

Carola said...

Wonderful sky photos. I love quotes from Mark Twain, these are great.

Reader Wil said...

The quotes are great as usual. There is always a quote that is the most attractive of all. In this post my favourite quote is:"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
Mark Twain
Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous series of skywatch shots, Sylvia! The last two are my favorites. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy skywatching!

afanja said...

That's a wonderful series of your skies again, Sylvia. There is a lot of variation in it. If I had to choose one, I would say it's the first one.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Mio said...

Beautiful sky photos and quotes!
Have a great weekend!

Wanda said...

Your first picture, Sylvia, looks like a waterfall in the sky.

Wonderful shots...

Shirley said...

Your sky watch photos are wonderful! You've captured exquisite beauty!

lotusleaf said...

Fabulous photos, as usual. Yes, I think there would hardly be any company in heaven,like Mark Twain says.

TheDeeZone said...

Love the wisps of clouds in the first one.

Dani said...

Such wonderful skies.

Dimple said...

Wonderful shots, Sylvia. I particularly like the last two!

Al said...

Beautiful skies, Sylvia, as always. I particularly like the mountain photo, but I'm sure that's no surprise to you. Have a great long weekend - I'm looking forward to 3 whole days off work!

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, Lovely skies again. Mark Twain certainly was wise, wasn't he!!!! I always come away from your post with a bit of wisdom, humor, or beauty--thank you. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Mickie :)

magiceye said...

spectacular

Pietro said...

Fabulous skies, Sylvia! I really enjoy all the pictures and the quotes!
Have a pleasant day!

Mridula said...

Gorgeous skies as ever Sylvia. I wanted to ask a question, I submitted a picture in October last year and hence I am not responding for the call for images. Can I submit before October?

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just amazing, Sylvia

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the up swept clouds in the first picture are great - really different.

I assumed most people knew the phrase I used about the moon - which used goes to show how much I really know!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Kay said...

Your skies are exceptionally beautiful, Sylvia! And I love that new header from your friend in Mumbai. She sure does have a delightful, whimsical sense of humor.

Gattina said...

Indeed very beautiful skies ! I love these big fluffy clouds !
We have crazy temperatures ! We had 100 F (!!) and the next day half of it ! A real rollercoaster !

ladyfi said...

Another set of marvellous skies! Thank you.

Enrique G.A. said...

Sylvia, Good work, some very beautiful photos.
Greetings and have a good weekend .-

JM said...

Awesome! Just awesome, Sylvia.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Old Mark Twain, the first quote makes me laugh. Yes Heaven might be pretty sparsely populated. Have a great weekend Sylvia. We are headed out to western Oklahoma for Heather's family reunion. Its going to be hot, hot, hot.

thomas said...

As usual beautiful sky shots from you.

My SWF

Gary said...

Aw Sylvia, those west coast skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful! I'm glad to be back in the beautiful Northwest for a while,.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I love Mark Twain's writings. He was quite clever and your pics are outstanding. I could only imagine being there. . .

Kay said...

Gracious! That first cloud shot is really unusual. I love that wispy form.

Spiderdama said...

Just wonderful as always. My favorite is that golden last one.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Cildemer said...

Lovely shots and quotes! The first quote made me smile and I feel like saying that it is why I don't want to go to heaven;o)
My favourite pic is the second one! Love the light in this one!

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Bises et à bientôt, Sylvia****

NatureFootstep said...

lots of nice skies today :)

Carolyn said...

I absolutely adore the last quote! Thank you for making me smile this morning. Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia.
Smiles

nonizamboni said...

Mark Twain and your western skies--priceless--
happy weekend too!

Dhemz said...

I just love them all Ms.S...:)thanks for dropping by my entry @ http://www.explorerminded.com

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