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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sky Watch Friday!

 We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
       Margaret Mead
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. 

As I looked up at our skies yesterday and they were so peaceful and beautiful, I couldn't help but wonder how and why there is so much hatred in the world. I have always looked and prayed for peace not only in my own life/world, but for all the world and all of its people and I will continue to do so. Wishing you all a beautiful weekend filled with love, laughter, joy and, yes, PEACE!

 The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
John Maxwell
Liberty and equality...will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.      
Aristotle
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
       David O. McKay


There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
       Mohandas K. Gandhi
Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.
       Anonymous



46 comments:

clairz said...

Wonderful skies, Sylvia. I love the David O. McKay quotes, too.

George said...

You've gotten some stunning pictures of the clouds. I really like the little 'orphan' cloud in your first picture.

Ms. Becky said...

whoa, what fabulous skies!!! the quotes are appropriate, I especially like the John Maxwell. the second photo is my fave. always a pleasure Sylvia. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

texwisgirl said...

really beautiful, again. endless beauty and soul-stirring here...

Team G Square said...

Wow ,great Capture .

missing moments said...

I'm always in awe of the beauty around us!

Mama Zen said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous skies! Love those white billowing clouds best! Great quotes as well!
Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Beautiful cloud formations in the sky.

Wanda said...

I didn't realize we are starting on a new season....I better go on some photo shoots soon, as my sky picures are getting rather low.

Love yours. Looks like you were in the right place at the right time and with your camera.

Have a great weekend Sylvia.

ewok1993 said...

My dear Sylvia, you always share the best collection of skyscape. Love them all - every week.

Carver said...

These are all wonderful shots Sylvia. I love the clouds so much and you get great ones.

I know what you mean about how elusive peace can be and I find it hard to understand why things get so messed up. I had to smile this morning when I saw a flag fluttering at my neighbor's house. There are a lot of U.S. Flags and Sports flags and garden flags but this was the first Peace Flag I'd seen someone have out. I thought about asking where they got it because I would love to have a Peace Flag too. Maybe start a new look in the neighborhood although I know some wouldn't like it.

Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of photos and quotes, thanks for sharing (and hosting) with SWF

Liz said...

Sylvia your sky shots are beautiful. Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

EG Wow said...

I soooo agree with the Ghandi quote! Gorgeous skies, Sylvia!

Jane said...
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Jane said...

Great selection, like the tree:)

Steffi said...

Great photos of skies for SWF,Sylvia!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!
I love your new blog header,Sylvia!

whatandysees said...

Lovely series Sylvia, and these radiate the peace of which you speak!.....:)

James said...

They are all beautiful! I'm reminded how much enjoy cloud watching. Thanks. :)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful skies and quotes, Sylvia! I also wish for peace in the world. Wonderful photos and happy skywatching! Have a great weekend!

Jack said...

The weekend is here now, Sylvia, with all that time for more skywatching!

Genie said...

Beautiful photos and wonderful quotes. You are just the best at this. I so enjoy your blog. Genie

Lew said...

Beautiful skies (and quotes) you have this week!

SandyCarlson said...

Your beautiful skies keep me alive and perky! Thank you.

Karen said...

Beautifully hung clouds. Have a great weekend.

Pietro said...

Wonderful Sky Watch post, Sylvia, I enjoy all the nice photos and quotes!

Linnea said...

Those are some wild skies there Sylvia. I love your latest header...so charming. Enjoy the weekend.

magiceye said...

gorgeous captures!

Kay said...

Another amazing set of skies, Sylvia. AND another fun header, too! Have a terrific weekend!

J Bar said...

Beautiful skywatch shotS.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pics.

I loved the quote by David O. McKay. I lived in Utah in the early 60's and remember that he was the leader of the Mormon church. I'm not Mormon and will never be but I have lots of Mormon relatives. I can't condemn them, they are very nice people

Oh well, enough of that. I have a three day weekend. I'm helping Heather with a fund raiser tomorrow (she is here, there, and everywhere with volunteer work).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful skies and quotes as always -- the 'adjust the sails' one is appropriate for where we are right now -- when I see the boats, I'll remember it (and pray that we have leaders who will be able to adjust).

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots
happy SWF

thomas said...

Lovely skies,happy skywatching.

My SWF

NatureFootstep said...

nice clouds!

kRiZ cPEc said...

a very nice set of shots, thanks for sharing

Harlequin said...

Beautiful photos! Have a nice day!

ladyfi said...

What superb skies - so peaceful!

Have a great weekend.

Arija said...

Beautiful, beautiful skies and Yes, I too pray for the same.

Enjoy your weekend my dear, here, things are not quite what one would wish.

Francisca said...

I'm totally ad idem with you about peace, Sylvia. A little compassion goes a long way. It's too bad that in politics today, cooperation and compromise are seen as weakness. It's good to reflect on such matters when looking at peaceful skies!

Emille said...

Your shots for Sky Watch are absolutely beautiful! Even though it's colder this year, we still don't have much cloud formations worth for a pic in California

Pat said...

What a variety of sky shots, Sylvia, all gorgeous. I particularly like the the composition of the last one with the tree branches against the sky.

Have a lovely weekend. I'll be in SoCal for my sister's 40th wedding anniversary/60yh birthday...a mini family reunion!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous patterns in those fluffy white clouds!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful clouds and skies. I like the sunset very much, delicate colors and framed with the trees.
Hope you have blessed Summer days:-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Good early Monday Morning Sylvia, from KY...I had three homes to care for pets, wildlife and gardens last week, besides my own and with family visiting..whew, just getting to my SkyWatch friends. Your selected image for this post is outstanding, all are lovely, but this one even enlarged is magical. Have a great week~

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