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Thursday, September 1, 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  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy, Wren and me. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! 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.

I have been so enraptured with my view of the western skies from my desk and the 364 degree views from our roof garden, that I just recently discovered that I only had to walk a few steps from my front door to the deck here on the fifth floor to be able to see some breathtaking sunrises as well!! Earlier this week I began and ended my day gloriously!! Doesn't get any better! Hope you enjoy!!

And this was how it began!
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir
And these are how it ended! What a day it was!
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

67 comments:

JM said...

This post is like a crescendo, the bottom photo is outstanding! The new header has put a smile on my face. :-)

George said...

I'm envious of the great views you have of both the sunrise and the sunset. I just hope that you will keep sharing glorious pictures like these. The golden sky in the last picture is breath-taking.

Ebie said...

Beautiful sunsets coupled with a gorgeous header, that's one good time to be visiting your blog.

Hope all is well with you.!

Dimple said...

Your day was rimmed in gold, how beautiful!

Ms. Becky said...

your sunsets are always fantastic! and you have the perfect view there. love the Edith Wharton quote! happy day to you Sylvia.

Carver said...

Glorious skies Sylvia. I saw in a post a ways down that you had sun poisoning. I hope you are recovering swiftly and have a great weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! the 2nd shot is my favorite - the clouds are like birds in flight!

Antonette said...

I think the first picture is my favorite...wait....yeah the first one. They are all so pretty.

~Antonette
Jottings From Jersey

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos of sunsets,Sylvia!I love your new blog header!Have a nice weekend!

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous golden sky. The view from your garden is terrific.

Liza said...

Amazing captures. Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Gary said...

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

nonizamboni said...

Don't you love new discoveries?!!
The clouds in your second photo take the prize from all the other beauties.
Happy Labor Day!

Kim, USA said...

Wow looks like the sky is on fire!

My Sunset

VALKYRIEN said...

Words of wisdom, and such a gorgeous sky! Wonderful colors!

anni said...

as always, beautiful shots
anni

ewok1993 said...

you have had some glorious skies.

Jackie said...

Absolutely stunning photo's, I love them all, but especially the third one with Cirrus and Velum clouds, and the last one is just gorgeous.

Riet said...

Most beautiful sky photo's Sylvia. FInally we could sign in . Have a nice weekend

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful sunset photos! Love the first and last most. The clouds really highlight the colours of your first photo.

Colin Campbell said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for visiting again. Spring here, so lots of colour and blue skies.

Kay L. Davies said...

The sky is on fire in that last photo. Amazing.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful colors in your sky. Really enjoy the idea that with a creative eye, or appreciation for noting the beauty in our views, one does not have to travel far to have a magical view.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

Mark said...

Glorious shots Sylvia, enjoy your Friday and Weekend

Martha Z said...

Great skies, Sylvia, but one must be up early to appreciate those sunrises.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful golden skies and I love the Wharton quote....marvelous capture Sylvia.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I hope the in-between bits of the day were just as fabulous!!

Have a great weekend!

Red Nomad OZ
Amazing Australian Adventures

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fantastic, magical glows in the skies of your world!

Marites said...

wow! you're quite lucky to have such a lovely view of the skies always. my fave is the last photo. have a happy weekend! My skywatch is here.

Dila said...

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great colorful sky shots Sylvia.

If anybody is planting seeds it is you.

Wish me luck, going to Houston tomorrow to see a mad customer.

LauraX said...

beautiful Sylvia...that first shot is amazing!

Judy said...

Lovely sunsets! I especially like the house lights in the first photo! Adds a depth to the photo!

Wanda said...

Beautiful, beautiful skies...and that last one is sure similar to the sky I posted today.

Love that gold and black!!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I love those soft clouds with warm tones. Happy weekend.

lotusleaf said...

What a lovely day you had! I am glad Irene has passed away! I hope you have a nice weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

Gosh, these are gorgeous! Wow, Sylvia. You made my night. Love that golden hour!

The Write Girl said...

Your photos are spectacular. Quite the rapture of light and beauty. Thanks for inspiring us every week Sylvia.

Angie said...

Nothing better than watching a sunset disolve into night. Amazing shots!

Arija said...

Somehow I think you will be wandering out there more often. What a spectacular sunrise! That last shot is like a wild fire. Absolutely amazing captures.

Looks like you are still discovering nice things about your new habitat and in winter you won't have to worry about heating either.

Enjoy the warm days that are left.

Saun said...

Great series awesome sunsets!

Light and Voices said...

Header in honor of Klaus was so awesome.
Joyce M

Indrani said...

Just like fire in the sky! Amazing!

All I get to see here are tall buildings.

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reeder said...

How fortunate you are to get both the sunrise and the sunset!

Alexander said...

Gorgeous photos here as always. :) Good use of the silhouette from the trees to frame your shots! :D

Have a great weekend!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

ladyfi said...

Wow - those shots are stunning! What magical skies. Beautiful.

thomas said...

Colorful skies from your roof.

My SWF

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, Gorgeous skies, and the last photo is stunning. I love the Edith Wharton quote--what wonderful words to live by. Have a fabulous weekend. Mickie ;)

raf said...

Beautiful captures all, Sylvia, and that last one is truly stunning! Many thanks to you, Sandy and Wren for continuing to host this wonderful meme. All the best!

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely as always!
Have a great weekend, Sylvia

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magiceye said...

glorious captures!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely photos and inspirational attitude.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards!

January said...

WOW! very beautiful photos. :)

My SkyWatch Friday

Mridula said...

What a beauty of a day break!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the sun rise seem to be worth the walk!!

Very nice set of pictures.

Thanks (once again!) for both Tuesdays and Fridays!

Stewart M

Irene said...

Celebrating my departure? *lol* Just kidding! My aunt is living in Ocean City, Maryland and had to evacuate. It was a relief when she called the other day to tell she was back, and every went well ... I don't know were you live or if you were affected by the storm. But I think you all are happy it's over.

You capures this week are awsome ... so beautiful colors. Wish you a peaceful weekend (with no more Irene)

Greetings Irene

Sridharan said...

Wonderful..!

Nature Rambles said...

Amazing shots1 The skies are truly beautiful!

Gattina said...

I noticed the same often the most beautiful skies are on my doorstep, just looking out of the kitchen ! Beautiful pictures !

Cildemer said...

A crescendo! Yes, I totally agree with JM!
Love the last quote!

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Bises et à bientôt, Sylvia****

Charlotte said...

Beautiful photos! Love the previous post!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful series. That the last one is my favorite. A bit of dramatic, power and beautiful colors.
Hope you have a nice weekend:-)

Peg said...

Exceptional!

MyMaracas said...

Wow! Your sky is blazing with light. And lucky you, to have a roof garden!

Genie said...

So good to be back on online. Bud made it back safely - missed the earthquake at home but got in in time for Irene. We lost 3 days and nights from our vacation at VA Beach but that it OK. Have been unable to use the computer before I ripped off cartilage from my right knee; it hurt to sit at a computer desk or hold it in my lap....a real pain in the knee:-) It is improving with LOTS of physical therapy. The beach has been a bit yucky at times, but I have been shooting and today posted my first shot in days. Yours are so beautiful as always....and your quotes so appealing. Love the new banner. Your blog always brightens my days and inspires me to try harder. Genie

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