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Thursday, September 29, 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.

We've had quite a variety of skies this week as summer moved out and fall stepped in! Once again I've spent a lot of time on the roof enjoying the flowers and the skies, the colors, the cloud formations and sunsets. These are the skies I want to share with you today. One in particular -- the next to last photo -- it looked to me as though the trees were cupped palms holding up the setting sun.  It did take my breath away!


Hope your week is going well! Love, laugh, enjoy and be thankful!
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People. Benjamin Disraeli
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power. Don DeLillo
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
Nelson Rockefeller
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
Allen Klein

67 comments:

George said...

These are great thoughts on power. Your pictures of the sky are also marvelous. I really like the clouds you captured in your first and third photos.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful skies, the colours in the last one are amazing.

Cezar and Léia said...

An expression of beauty, this set of picture is very impressive!
Well done!
Léia

clairz said...

It's always nice to visit Sylvia skies!

Johnny Nutcase said...

ahh! i just want to jump and play in those clouds! so inviting :)

ladyfi said...

Delicious skies - so gorgeous!

Louis la Vache said...

A beautiful series of photos, Sylvia!

Linda Reeder said...

But it's only Thursday morning! :-)
Looks pretty blue out there, uncluttered with clouds.

missing moments said...

Your skies are always so gorgeous ... so love that last one!

Tina´s PicStory said...

Wow Sylvia your sky is always amazing. Better than Best! I hope you will join my PicStory on Tuesday with a beautiful sunset, because that´s the topic next week :) xo Tina

Al said...

What a beautiful selection of photos for Skywatch this week, Sylvia. I also love that second-to-last one. Give Sam a treat for us this weekend!

Liza said...

The last one is fantastic. Happy sky watching.

Liz @ ASL
Liz @ MCN

Rajesh said...

Excellent shots of colorful cloud formations. Have a nice weekend.

Carver said...

The cloud formations are fantastic. Beautiful sky shots and I hope you have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

Wonder pictures of so many differen skies

FotoAnna said...

So beautiful the colours and the light!
Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
Anna

Reader Wil said...

Hi Sylvia! Your photos are encouraging and your header is magnificent. I also love your quotes. I hope that you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend. You must be very busy visiting us all.

Steffi said...

Great set of photos for SWF,Sylvia!Your blogheader is every week fantastic!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Leanne said...

Beautiful clouds.

Gary said...

Beautiful Clouds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Magdala said...

Great photos! My favourite is the second one. Greetings from Poland :-)

Karen said...

A superb series! I hope you have a great weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! so nice for SWF! Happy weekend! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

Leena said...

Just great!!
Beutiful clouds and beautifully created pictures.
Happy weekend to you Sylvia!

Spiderdama said...

There is power in you skies and clouds! Just beautiful as always.
Hope you have a blessed weekend:-)

joo said...

Look at these clouds! So fluffy and beautiful!
Happy SWF, Sylvia!
Hugs:)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely skywatch captures, Sylvia! The last two are my favorites. Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

Mama Zen said...

These are all gorgeous!

Judy said...

Lovely images of the clouds, but I like the last one the best! Something about the clouds made of pure gold...

Dianne said...

I love how you have captured the clouds in the top pic Sylvia - like big puffs of cotton wool.
Have a wonderful week-end!

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are all captivating this week and great quotes as usual.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sylvia -- it HAS been a beautiful week in Seattle. And that last picture is incredible (even more incredible than all the other incredible pictures!)......what a great bonus to have that roof garden spot at your new place.

Alexander said...

Beautiful skies! :)

Have a good weekend.

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

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

beautiful cloudy sky shots.

Leovi said...

Excellent, I love those delicious colors and forms of those skies and clouds. Very nice photos.

Jack said...

Sylvia, YOU have the POWER of concentration to find these scenes as the sky changes.

James said...

You always have the most amazing pictures of the sky! There's no way to pick a favorite because they are all so good!

A Scattering said...

I feel like I could walk right into that last shot - lovely.

SandyCarlson said...

You are a true artist. I so admire the way you capture the lingering light. So wonderful.

Arija said...

Your skies are a wonder to behold, as is your new header, it is worth coming over just to see the header, let alone the wonders from your camera. Breathtaking skies, especially the last three. The last one is like odd sea creatures swimming at speed.

Have a wonderful weekend with lots more glorious skywatching from the roofgarden.

Paula said...

I definitely enjoyed these! Happy SWF!

Indrani said...

Great header shot again. :)
Absolutely gorgeous skies.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I've been distant this week, but I could not miss your Friday skies, sweet friend. I do not know which is better: the sky shots or your quotes, both wonderful!

Bises,
Genie

Team G Square said...

Thanks for these wonderful skies .

bellybytes said...

How do you catch these great skies week after week? My sky is always so boring in comparison.

Ebie said...

Powerful words from Nelson Rockefeller. Pretty in pink skies!

Once again, your header is pretty!

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful skies...

http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2011/09/sky-watch-moon-moon-moon.html

magiceye said...

glorious skies!!

Stasha said...

I love the quote! And all your captures, specially the second one.

Gattina said...

I always love these fluffy clouds !
Fall is far from moving in in Belgium ! Summer moved in ! we have the hottest temperatures since 1927 !! in the 80th! not bad !

Jackie said...

We have had a lot of skies like your second one, and beautiful sunsets. Second and last are my favourites.

Enrique G.A. said...

Sylvia, we will look at your fantastic pictures of these beautiful skies to start the weekend biien.
Greetings .-

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos and quotes Sylvia, thanks for making Sky Watch such a great event

Stewart M said...

Hi there wonderful clouds.

Hope my "no sky" shot did not break too many rules!

Cheers - Stewart M

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your new header made me spill coffee all over everything. Great.

If I had your roof I would never leave. Great pictures.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your new header made me spill coffee all over everything. Great.

If I had your roof I would never leave. Great pictures.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sylvia! Your newest header cracked me up. I really enjoyed your skies and quotes on this lovely Friday. God bless and have a great weekend.

Kathy M.

LV said...

You provided us with a great cloud showing today. A job well done.

JM said...

... And the Oscar goes to... YOU! The shots in the middle and bottom are winners. Absolutely gorgeous!

Marites said...

such beautiful colors of the skies. love the first photo with the fluffy clouds. have a good weekend!

Ugich Konitari said...

@Yogi♪♪♪ Sorry about the spilled coffee , sir ....:-(

Jeannelle said...

Gorgeous shots! And, I absolutely love your header. Happy skywatching!

Halcyon said...

Fantastic skies!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning parade of cloud fantasies! And the variety of light effects is fascinating!

forgetmenot said...

Amazing clouds in all of those photos--thoughts to ponder too. Mickie :)

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful skies, Sylvia. i'm missing blue skies around here.

sorry for the late visit.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely post as always, took me a bit, what happened...I worked hard like you to post on time and mine had been listed as 6th to post and here we are all the way at the bottom... Guess no need to scramble home on break to add my link;) Have a DELIGHTFUL week Sylvia~

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