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Thursday, July 28, 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.

Ah, the very best time of the year in the northwest -- even if we do actually have a wintery day now and then! And we did have a couple of those this week, but it's gorgeous again and all the more appreciated! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Don't watch too much news -- it's depressing as hell, so look for the beauty around you and focus on that!

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. 
Will Rogers
Congress is so strange.  A man gets up to speak and says nothing.  Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees.  
Boris Marshalov

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?  
Will Rogers

It might be more worthwhile if we stopped wringing our hands and started ringing our congressmen.  
Author Unknown

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.  
P.J. O'Rourke

55 comments:

Sally in WA said...

All so pretty, Sylvia. But we need some summer back. Have a great day!

Tina said...

So many beautiful skies! :)

Art said...

Absolutely great work, i like it!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful skies.
Beautiful colors.
Beautiful photographs.
Beautiful new header.
..and always wise quotes.

Have a beautiful day Sylvia.
Costas

Jack said...

You have pretty skies out there, Sylvia. But today is Thursday!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful. the 2nd quote was my favorite. :)

clairz said...

Love, love, love the quotes! Wonderful skies and colors, Sylvia.

Mridula said...

Lovely skies Sylvia loved the red leaves against the blue sky.

missing moments said...

Lovely skies Sylvia!

Ms. Becky said...

your photos are always a delight, but that second one is spectacular!!! wow. great quotes as usual Sylvia. here's wishing you a joyful weekend.

Riet said...

OH Sylvia, these skies are all beautiful. I thought I saw my favorite and there was another even more beautiful.I love that saying nobody listens and then everybody disagrees. FUnny :)) and so true everywhere

Carver said...

These are all great. I love the clouds, the golden sky and the beautiful tree in the last shot. Always enjoy your quotes as well as your photos.

LauraX said...

beautiful!

Liza said...

Lovely skies! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Judy said...

I think the first one is my favourite, although it was a hard choice! The soft colours and the distant trees...

whatandysees said...

All powerfull views!..... love that fiery sunset though!.....:)

Follygirl said...

love you pics!

jocodeane said...

Hiya Sylvia,
Is that fine maple tree in a container on your balcony?
such a wonderful subject for sky pictures.

Photo Cache said...

i can't choose a fave, i love them all.

Gary said...

Love those fluffy clouds in the second photo!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Steffi said...

Wonderful set of photos for SWF,Sylvia!Have a nice weekend!

Karen said...

OOOOOOOO...all splendid Sylvia, but the second is my fave. Love those puffies! Have a nice weekend.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

happy SWF


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Sérgio Pontes said...

Hi,

The photos are very nice

Regards

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful skywatching! I wish you a nice weekend :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skies, Sylvia! I really like the last quote. So fitting. Great photos and I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

Wanda said...

Oh lovely lovely skies...and always enjoy the quotes.

George said...

Your sky pictures are wonderful. I especially like your fourth picture with the sun setting behind the trees. The color of the sky is gorgeous.
I also like your quotes. They are so very timely.

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely sky captures :)
Have a great weekend...

http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2011/07/sky-watch-mountain-peaks-and-white.html

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for bringing a light moment to the strange and interesting times in which we live. Beautiful, lush images. Thank you, dear Sylvia.

Team G Square said...

Wonderful

Genie said...

Exquisite sky shots...and your quotes are so fine. The second photo is by far my favorite though all of them are wonderful. I see you have a new banner. You are going to have to put all of these into a book. They are just the best. Genie

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous views of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful skies, they almost make me forget the news.

magiceye said...

super captures!

Indrani said...

Magical mind blowing captures.

forgetmenot said...

Your skies are always so lovely and inspiring. Great, and timely, quotes. Do you think they are EVER going to get us on the right track? I'm beginning to have my doubts. Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures, wry quotes! Good advice (not to watch too much news!)....Now that quote about better not to wring your hands, but instead ring your congressman"...people did do that after the President's speech -- I read that congressional phone lines and websites went on overload from constituent contacts. But it didn't seem to do much good did it? Or maybe the quote meant "wring" (as in their necks ;>).....

ladyfi said...

What marvellous skies! And a lovely red maple too. Have a great weekend.

Kay said...

Your quotes are so very appropriate for this very stressful time. I'm so mad at our government right now! Luckily your beautiful skies calmed me down.

Life Ramblings said...

these are superb shots and it's hard to pick a favourite. i love them all.

NatureFootstep said...

cool, seems like you made a "blogmakeover". Or is it temporary?

Love your shots, but love the header even more. Have a great weekend Sylvia.

Irene said...

Gorgeous sky images, as always :)

Wish you a great weekend. Sylvia!

Irene

Tarun Mitra said...

HAve a GREAT WEEKEND :D

afanja said...

That's a wonderful series of different skies again, Sylvia.
The first one is my favourite because of the warm colors.
Enjoy your weekend!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - more words of wisdom from Mr. O'Rourke! Not sure I'd want him to run a government - but he has a great turn of phrase.

Fav image this week - No. 2 the big fluffy ones. Splendid.

Have a good weekend.

Stewart M - Australia

Wren said...

Lovely skies, Sylvia. Such a nice refuge from that nonsense playing out in the other Washington.

Wishing you peace and beautiful skies for your weekend.

Mike said...

Just love the cotton wool clouds!
This I do...

Vinni said...

Excellent pics, I simply loved the 2nd and the last one.

Marites said...

lovely sky photos, Sylvia! do have a good weekend. :)

Kim, USA said...

Super impressive skies! Happy weekend!

SWF

JM said...

Wonderful shots, as usual, and great quotes too. I especially like the one at the bottom, it's universal.
Now can you please tell me the name of the red plant? I would love to have one of these but I'm not sure I can keep it in summer, I'm afraid it will not survive the heat...
Your headers are getting funnier and funnier! :-)

Sylvia K said...

JM, those are Japanese Maple trees -- you might want to check them out here: http://www.nurserytrees.com/Redleaf_Japanese_Maple_Availability_2006.htm

Sylvia

tilden talks... said...

Just stunning Sylvia! You are a fine photographer...

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful view of you skies. And I like that red tree very much.
Hope you have a great week:-)

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