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Thursday, August 11, 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.

And yet another week has slipped by!!! Time does seem to fly whether you're having fun or not! Fortunately, I nearly always have fun -- well, except when and if I turn on the news!!!  Our weather is still cool, but pleasant, with a variety of skies as you can see here! Hope you all have a beautiful weekend, avoid the news, enjoy time with your family or with the things that bring you joy and pleasure. Preachy old broad aren't I???

We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poor house in an automobile.
 
Will Rogers

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
 
Albert Schweitzer

67 comments:

Ms. Becky said...

ooh la la, love that second photo. and that's a fine new header too! happy SWF Sylvia. always a pleasure.

clairz said...

Sylvia, isn't it funny how we split everything? Our fun lives go in one compartment, and everything else, like the news, goes in the other compartment!

Happy weekend, and enjoy your skywatching (don't forget the meteor shower) because we always enjoy your photos.

Jo said...

I love your skywatch as usual. And also LOVE the new header, Always a special treat for me to visit your blog. I hope you're having a good week and that your weekend is really blessed. Jo

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia.
Glorious colors.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Costas

SandyCarlson said...

Out--as ever--standing, Sylvia. You always blend thought and image into a beautiful meal for the mind. I feel so good when I visit your blog.

nonizamboni said...

Beautiful quotes of reminders. . .gorgeous skies, Sylvia. You always find the very best to show us--thanks for sharing the beauty!

nonizamboni said...

Beautiful quotes of reminders. . .gorgeous skies, Sylvia. You always find the very best to show us--thanks for sharing the beauty!

TexWisGirl said...

the last photo w/ the red bush against the blue and green. WOW!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. I loved the first shot very much.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I adore the writings of Dr. Albert Schweitzer. The red tree is so lovely, is that a Red Maple by chance? Have a splendid week Sylvia~

Carver said...

Your photographs are always so beautiful. I'm with you about the news. I try to tune it out which I know isn't good of me but it's how I cope at the moment.

uberrhund said...

That third photo gives me hope that Autumn is on the way, Thanks!
As always they are all lovely!

George said...

I've noticed that my happiness is inversely proportional to the amount of news I watch.
The clouds in your second photo are amazing. But then, all three photos are wonderful.

Eaglesbrother said...

Great photo's...my favorites are the first Two...stunning

Sivinden said...

Love your shots - the one in the middle is awesome! Have a nice weekend:)

Gary said...

Great scenes!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Liza said...

Glorious skies. I love how the clouds are waving on the second photo.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

august2011 said...

Hiya,
There's that beautiful red maple again. Still in great form.
You must look after it well.

Photo Cache said...

i always always love your presentation during skywatch.

My sky is here

joo said...

I love the dramatic sky in the two first photos, but my favourite is the last with red maple:)
Happy SWF, Sylvia!

Pearl Maple said...

Delightful collection of skies and quotes as always Sylvia, thanks for making SWF such a great event

Peg said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots!

tilden talks... said...

Hey Syl!
I love the light streaming through the clouds in the first picture,it reminds me of a holy presence. The light and dark of the second shot really shows the beauty of a sky. I really like the blue, green and red together in the third picture. You've outdone yourself once again! Bravo!

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful shots! The second is so interesting, those clouds are special!

VioletSky said...

You could nicely escape the news by being out on one of those sailboats...

Margie's Musings said...

Beautiful photos!

Genie said...

Awesome shots this week, and I adore the words from Albert Schweitzer. I bet Bud is looking at the blossoms at his feet as he trudges ahead on his hike. Al of your captures are beautiful. You are such a great picture taker. Love the new banner. Genie

Mama Zen said...

I particularly like that second one!

jabblog said...

Preach away - we all need to be reminded of the beauties of the world we live in. I love your first photo - just stunning.

Hildred and Charles said...

Once again, Sylvia, great sky photos to go with your bits of wisdom.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia and how wise Albert Schweitzer was :)
Good to hear you have fun all the time - me too :)
Happy SWF!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, beautiful captures! I love the first shot with the sailboats. It is a gorgeous scene. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Karen said...

Fab shots Sylvia! I'd love to be on one of those sailboats in the first one. I hope you have a great weekend!

Jack said...

Your first photo is spectacular, Sylvia. I would enjoy seeing it in person. With the weekend coming up, go out and have some more fun and mischief!!

Wren said...

Beautiful skies, Sylvia!

You live in a beautiful place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Pictures are beautiful -- especially that peachy sky w/ the mountainy cloud, that one's my favorite.

You can, by the way, preach that sermon any time you want to -- we need it!!!

Ann said...

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer



I agree with this saying. My dad's offsprings are always arguing about this with our spouses. When I think of the money wasted in going to space, why not find a way to make the deserts hospitable to live. My husband will never agree.

alicesg said...

View from your home is so beautiful. Have a nice weekend.

kavita said...

Loved all the three pictures and the quotes but my favorite today are the second picture and the quote.

forgetmenot said...

So lovely, Sylvia. I'd like to be out on the lake in the first one. Those clouds in the second shot are so unusual. Great photos as always. I copied down the quotes too--I always love the way some people can say something of great importance in few, but very meaningful words. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie ;)

Kim, USA said...

Lovely skies and just thinking how serene it looks and how chaotic the big house is ^_^

SWF

missing moments said...

You have some of the most beautiful sunsets and skies!

Martha Z said...

You did find a variety of skies. Ours have been unremitting blue with nary a cloud to add interest.

magiceye said...

marvelous skies!

Mridula said...

Those red eaves and blue skies look beautiful.

ladyfi said...

You've had some lovely evening skies! Fabulous pictures. And that last quote is a great reminder to enjoy the small moments in life.

Grayquill said...

Old Albert was a pretty smart fellow. I would have loved sharing a cup or six of coffee with him.
I hope all is well.

♥ Braja said...

Love the pics and love hearing from this preachy old broad any time :)) xo

Francisca said...

There's some amazing cloud action in your second sky shot, Sylvia. My favorite quote today is von Goethe's. Frankly, I avoid watching the news; I find the [yelling, histrionic] newscasters generally as bad as the news itself. Reading about it is upsetting enough, but at least then I can skim or ignore parts. Keep smiling, Sylvia!

Indrani said...

Great mix of shots and quotes. Always a pleasure to see how you present them. :)

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome skies as always :)

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Kay said...

Wow! Sylvia! Those first two photos are especial favorites! Awesome!

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

Liebe Silvia, sehr schöne Stimmungsbilder...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Gattina said...

Beautiful skies and the quotes are not bad either, lol ! Going by car to the poors ...

Team G Square said...

Loved the golden rays in the first photo .

Luna Miranda said...

i like the cloud formations in the 2nd photo--they look like waves!

enjoy the weekend!

Trotter said...

Hi Sylvia! So, We, The People who are not in holidays, keep the blogosphere alive... ;)

Great quotes! Schweitzer says it all...

Blogtrotter Two, which just crossed Corsica from North to South, waits for you! Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

Arija said...

Magical skies Sylvia. That second shot with the upswept clouds just blew me away.

I certainly am having a very tiring but wonderful time these last two days. Pruning roses with a vengeance. The poor things have been dreadfully neglected over the last three years so it is hard going with secateurs and saw but I love it.

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots as always


happy SWF

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JM said...

Awesome! And there's my friend, the Red Maple Tree! :-)

EG Wow said...

Gorgeous skies!

afanja said...

It's a great Skywatch post again, Sylvia.
I love the first and specially the second shot.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Joe Todd said...

Always lovely photos. Love the quote from Will Rogers. will repost to my facebook page. Hope you have a great weekend

Judy said...

I love that sunset over the water! The slightly golden path the setting sun left one the water is just gorgeous!!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful skies. :)

Dhemz said...

wow! pretty stunning...love all the shots!

thanks for dropping by at explorerminded.com

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the rays of light in the first iamge are great!

Weekend was busy - but good! I took a 3 day break to Tasmania and pack in about as much as I often do in a week - and my feet felt like it at the end of the day!

Cheers - Stewart M

PS - picture to follow!

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