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Thursday, July 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 address under the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. We have had such glorious, warm weather for several days now and I had a wonderful visit with my oldest son who was visiting from Texas! So, it's been a grand week and he and I had lots of fun taking photos from the roof of my apartment building. Hope you enjoy them! Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!!

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Max Lucado

 A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain

63 comments:

magda said...

My dear friend Sylvia,
With your amazing photos, i wish you a wonderful weekend and summer!!!
Best regards

clairz said...

Ooh, I love the swoopiness of the first photo. Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia.

Arija said...

Wow! Spectacular sky shots.

Have a happy weekend!

Sally in WA said...

You've got some beautiful shots, Sylvia. Hope your week is going well!

George said...

These are gorgeous sunset pictures. I really like the wispy cloud in the first picture. I completely agree with the John Muir quote.

Nordis said...

Extremely gorgeous photo.
Have a nice weekwed.

texwisgirl said...

love that first shot of the swoopy clouds. :)

aka Penelope said...

Stunning sunsets on the roof, Sylvia! Also love Mark Twain who provided so many wonderful quotes to ponder. This time I particularly liked the point that Adam would have the comfort of knowing he was the first to say anything original. Of course, Eve couldn’t have been far behind and might have eventually superceded him. :)

Rajesh said...

Fantastic views of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

Carver said...

Sylvia these are all great and I love the movement in the first shot.

Elisabeth said...

Awesome captures, Sylvia!

HoodPhoto said...

These are beautiful, Sylvia. I particularly love the whispy clouds in the first one!

nonizamboni said...

Oh my, Sylvia, I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite! Stunning skies in your neck of the woods.

Maria said...

Hi Sylvia!
Gorgeous skies!
Mark Twain quotes are some of my favorites ~ what genius!
*Happy weekend to you, Sylvia*
~Maria

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Your photos and quotes are always great.

Liza said...

These are so beautiful. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

joco deane said...

Hiya Sylvia,
What a dramatic sweep of light in your first image today.
A giant brush stroke.

whatandysees said...

Hi Sylvia,

Fantastic Skies, thank you for sharing your view!.....:)

Photo Cache said...

another splendid collection, altho i must say i clearly love the first one above the rest, it's swooping cloud action is really nice.

have a lovely rest of the week.

Jane said...

Lovely sky shots! Wishing you a wonderful sky watching weekend.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your skies are the sounds of a symphony, Sylvia!

PLANETS HURTLING THROUGH THE SKY

Planets hurtling through the sky,
Can you tell me one thing: Why
Are you intent on fleeing
Far from human sight and seeing?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sky Over Zacatecas

EG Wow said...

Lovely skies, Sylvia. I really think Seattle is blessed with gorgeous clouds year-round.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia.
Nice to see them all the time.
Costas

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful skies!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, I am happy that you had a great visit with your son. Your skywatch shots are beautiful. I hope you have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

Jidhu Jose Photography

My Skywatch

Terrebel said...

Wow and wow, Sylvia! As always I enjoyed your gorgeous skies. You do know how to capture the beauty of nature...Did your son enjoy these view with you? Sharin a thing of beauty always makes it so much more special than enjoying it on your own...

Have a good weekend! My son and I will be in Germany for work and a bit of vacation...Have a good weekend!

Terrence looks at the sky

Ms. Becky said...

I see a lot of silver linings in those clouds Sylvia, they're gorgeous skies!!! love the new header too. have a wonderful weekend!!!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I was trying to find a word for the first picture - then saw "swoopiness" in the second comment and realised that it had all been said before!

Very nice pictures!

Stewart M - Australia

Kim, USA said...

Different strokes beautiful skies ^_^ Love your photo header. ^_^

Sky Watch Friday

forgetmenot said...

Where do you find these phenomenal skies!!!! Perfectly gorgeous. Great quotes--I really like the Max Lucado one. Have a terrific weekend, Sylvia. Mickie :)

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing these photos, have a great weekend

bellybytes said...

Your skies are truly magnificent. We've been having grey and wet for a week now

Jack said...

Lovely skies, Sylvia. And today's banner has me tapping my foot and singing Staying alive, staying alive,ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, staying alive.

Lew said...

Brautiful! Looks like a giant broom sweep away the clouds.

Martha Z said...

More lovely views from your balcony and I'm sure that sharing them with your son made them even better.

Arti said...

Just beautiful sky shots Sylvia, I am always amazed to see the pics that you give so regularly and they are all quality ones...
Have a wonderful weekend:)

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for this combination of wisdom and beauty. You are great, Sylvia. Thank you.

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos as always. I like the first one best!

Admin said...

Oh Wow! Look at these..haha, this first pic is amazing!

Here's mine for the week:
http://www.thedtour.info/2011/07/skywatch-friday-sunset-bay.html

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous sk9ies Sylvia! The colours are so lovely! Great choice of quotes as well!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

magiceye said...

the 1st pic is stunning!!

Kay said...

Oh my! That first photo just takes your breath away. Have a terrific weekend, Sylvia!

Mridula said...

I also liked the first picture so much.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such heavenly light in these beautiful skies!

thomas said...

Beautiful shots,love the first one most.

My SWF

ladyfi said...

Oh, what fun to have your son visiting!

You've had some stunning skies this week. Have a great weekend.

Limar said...

Beautiful skies!! Have a nice weekend :)

alicesg said...

Beautiful sky photos. Hope your weekend is a great one. :)

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DEAR SYLVIA

Your photos are amazing and the quote let me think about HOPE....IT WAS I´M SEARCHING FOR
NICE WEEKEND

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

IT´S WHAT I´M SEARCHING FOR

NatureFootstep said...

a lot of drama ia going on here. The first shot is my favourite.

Ola said...

great photos and good choice of qoutes. It is like poetry!Greetings

Pearl Maple said...

Sylvia, always a delight to visit your blog to see what you have found to share with us this week. Thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

Enrique G.A. said...

Sylvia, as you say it's time to share your heavens, the true beauty of our world above, clouds, colors, everything is there you just have to look up into the sky.
Greetings .-

JM said...

Gorgeous skies as usual! Many different cloud formations on the top shot, just wonderful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics as always, I have always loved the Twain quote about doing good.

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful skypictures! I love the first one, beautiful!
Have a great weekend :)

Fotokarusellen said...

A wonderful post and a very beautiful
set of sky images. The light, color and composition are perfect. Wonderful photowork.
By the way - like your blog very much.

Judy said...

Wonderful skies! The first shot is my favourite, with the curling mares tails!!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The clouds look like they came in with a gracious swoop, lovely ones. Have a marvelous and joy filled weekend~

Shirley said...

All lovely but the first shot is magnificent!

Francisca said...

Fantastic skies and thoughtful quotes again, Sylvie. Glad you had a good time with your son. And your friend from Mumbai is sure on a prolific roll! :-)

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