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Thursday, August 4, 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.

First of all let me say thank you to so many of you who have sent such lovely birthday wishes!!  I'm not sure how you found out that today was my birthday -- at my age I don't spend a lot of time talking or thinking about it!! But I may have spilled the beans unknowingly and that wouldn't surprise me either!  Nevertheless, you have surely made this birthday a truly lovely one!! I'll be spending much of the day with my son, so I may be a little late visiting your sites, but I will get to as many of you as I can!  In the meantime, enjoy some of our gorgeous skies and some thoughts about birthdays!!
We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it.
Author Unknown

There is still no cure for the common birthday. 
John Glenn

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. 
Chili Davis

They say that age is all in your mind.  The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.  Author Unknown

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
  Charles Schulz

Youth is a disease from which we all recover.  
Dorothy Fulheim

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.  Robert Frost

I do hope you gentlemen will keep this bit of advice in mind!!

58 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! well, happy birthday to you, dear sylvia. i saw the comments on your earlier post but wasn't sure if it was your b-day or not. thanks for confirming that rumor! :)

Jo said...

Oh I just LOVE every one of those quotes, Sylvia! Thanks for being part of the team hosting this delightful meme. Have a wonderful weekend. Greetings, Jo, Kenya

Tina said...

I love your skies! And the reminder for the gentlemen is cool :) LG Tina

clairz said...

Happy birthday, and happy skywatching! These are gorgeous photos, Sylvia.

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Wunderbare Momente des Lichts, grossartige Fotos...

Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Spiderdama said...

Happy birthday Sylvia!!:-) Hope you have a wonderful day.

Your skies and clouts are beautiful as always.

Ms. Becky said...

Dear Sylvia, happy happy birthday to you, and many more. you have lovely skies over your head on this special day. my fave is the second photo. and that header is a scream!!! happy SWF Sylvia.

Serline said...

Some wise things all husbands should heed ;-p

Liza said...

Beautiful photos. I like how the clouds spread on the first two photos.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

EG Wow said...

Beautiful skies and wonderful wisdom. Like Peter Pan, though, I'm not in a hurry to grow up. :)

Mridula said...

The second picture looks so stunning.

Pearl Maple said...

Happy birthday to you
Great collection of quotes for the theme and beautiful photos to match

Carver said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Sylvia. Happy Birthday to you!

Wonderful sequence of beautiful skies.

Gary said...

Great skies Slyvia. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Steffi said...

Happy Birthday to you,dear Sylvia!Have a great birthday and a nice weekend!

Your photos for SWF are very beautiful again!

Rajesh said...

Spectacular shots. Wish you Happy birthday.

august2011 said...

Hiya Sylvia,
All the usual ingredients of your post are brilliant as usual.

Carletta said...

A glorious expanse of gorgeous skies!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it's filled with beautiful memories.
Carletta@Round The Bend

Judy said...

Glorious sunsets! I love all the colours in the skies, and the water!

Thom said...

Hau'oli La Hanau my dear sweet friend. May this day be filled with much aloha and sunshine for you. Beautiful photos.

xoxoxoxo

Thom :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Fabulous skies Sylvia!!
Hope you will have a wonderful weekend :)

Eaglesbrother said...

Beautiful skies..and I always love your Quotes.
Do not know if anyone else is having problems leaving comments or not..but I sure am on other peoples posts...hope this goes through without a problem.

Jack said...

Wisdom and humor in those quotes. Happy birthday, Sylvia.

Riet said...

You have some fabulous skies for us again Sylvia and I love the ayings.
Have a lovely weekend.

ewok1993 said...

happy b/day my dear. our b/days are close to each other. mine is on saturday.

whatandysees said...

It appears it is your birthday?..... well I hope it has been as good a day as you deserve!.....

Thank you so much for posting yet another series of pics that I would be proud of!....:)

ρομπερτ said...

Brightness, that you are able to find. All the best for you and Happy Birthday as well from Athens, Greece.


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Sally in WA said...

Happy Birthday, Sylvia! I hope you have a wonderful day today. Enjoy our gorgeous weather!

Life Ramblings said...

Happy Birthday to you Sylvia.

great collection of photos and wonderful quotes as always.

Margie's Musings said...

You have lovely photos, Sylvia

George said...

You've shared some beautiful skies with us today. I hope they lit up you birthday as much as they have lit up my day. Since my birthday was several months ago, I can fully appreciate your birthday quotes.

SandyCarlson said...

You made my night. I'm so glad to be here right now. Beautiful.

Karen said...

I want to live where you do Sylvia! Your sky shots are magnificent. I hope you had a pleasant day with your son and Happy Birthday!

Pat said...

Stunning sky shots, Sylvia. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day with your son. Have a terrific weekend.

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

Sylvia,

great shots
great quotes.
excellent header as always...

for you? I WISH ALL THE BEST,.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. BE HAPPY TODAY, TOMORROW, FOREVER! BECAUSE YOU DESERVE

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Your skies are beautiful as are your open horizons and mind Sylvia.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

Pat Tillett said...

All of them are beautiful photos! I especially like the first one. Happy Birthday to you...

Francisca said...

Oh Sylvia, let me wish you a very happy (belated) birthday! I hope you were spoiled by your son. Birthdays to me are not about counting the years but about celebrating a wonderful YOU...!! CHEERS!!

James said...

Beautiful photos! Happy Birthday to you! Today is my mother's birthday too! :)

Reader Wil said...

Happy belated birthday, dear Sylvia! I love your photos and the quotes! You are a master in finding the right combination. Have a very happy weekend.

Sivinden said...

Beautiful light and colours! Hope you'll have a great weekend:)

Linnea said...

happy birthday! I wish you many more to come! Love those PNW skies. You can't beat them. The header is perfect, too!

Kay said...

Ahhhh.... your birthday! Happy Happy Birthday, Sylvia!!! I hope you celebrate all weekend. Yae! What gorgeous skies you've got.

Ann said...

like your header, everybody is playing ring a ring of rosies, but you and your dog is not holding hands. LOL

Andy said...

I really like your photos. I also like quotations as they all apply to me. I was cured of the that youthful disease a few decades ago.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, happy belated birthday!!! Your photos are all just wonderful. The scenery and colors are just gorgeous. Happy skywatching and have a wonderful weekend.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great set of pictures (as normal), great set of quotes (as normal)!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Stewart M - Australia

Dianne said...

Wonderful quotes and photos Sylvia.
Have a safe and enjoyable week-end!

Arija said...

Glad to see you and your doggy sitting on the very top!
Great skies too.

Sorry I haven't been around lately, it's been quite a week!

Genie said...

That first shot is a drop dead gorgeous one in my book, and your quotes this week are such fun and so filled with wisdom. Happy birthday over and over, my friend. genie

LauraX said...

Beautiful ♥

thomas said...

Lovely skies and a Happy Birthday to you!

My SWF

Marites said...

beautiful shots of the sun, Sylvia! Happy, happy birthday! may you have more blessings to come! have a good weekend too.

tilden talks... said...

Oh Sylvia! I love your sunsets and sailboats!

ladyfi said...

Hope you had a great birthday!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely photo of you Sylvia and your son is quite handsome! I must have missed the word, but Happy Birthday Blessings your way, maybe a little late. Your sky images are quite lovely and I wish you many more skywatch days for a very long time to come~

cloudbusting2 said...

I recovered from youth too long time ago. Byhyyy...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I know you're enjoying a wonderful birthday weekend! Love every quote and every picture.

the header this time is just wonderful by the way!

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