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Thursday, October 20, 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.

Another week of ever changing skies and colors of the season. Mild temps and so much beauty! It is wonderful to be surrounded by it as I am! Hope you are enjoying the same! Have a beautiful day and weekend! 
We hang the petty thieves and
       appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
 Anonymous
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the
       legislature is in session.
 Mark Twain (1866)
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist
       is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
Mark Twain

64 comments:

Lakshmi said...

love the pictures and Mark Twain's quotes are wonderful

ladyfi said...

What marvellous skies you've had this week!

Karen said...

Delightful skies this week Sylvia. Loving the deep blue with mixed formation cloudscape. Have a great weekend.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Sylvia,
Ahh thanks so much for this lovely post, the adorable selection of beautiful pictures, awesome sky in all of them and so lovely quotations.
Hugs to your heart,
Léia

aka Penelope said...

Even in Mark Twain’s day taxation seemed over the top … and he had so many charming/humorous ways of expressing that. What would we do without our northwest clouds to draw interest and create beautiful sunsets?

Antonette said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful shots. I do love the quotes too!


~Antonette
Jottings From Jersey

George said...

You have shared some gorgeous skies with us. The quote from Aesop is both true and sad. Sad because it shows how long this has been going on.

clairz said...

I always like coming here to get my fix of Sylvia skies. Big bonus today: That header is just so cute!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful skies.

TexWisGirl said...

love the last 2!

Jo said...

Hi Sylvia, first time I 've seen a quote by Aesop on blogger and it's here! I love the skies and the quotes as always, Have a great weekend. blessings, Jo

Team G Square said...

Splendid .

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful skies, glorious colors Sylvia.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
Costas

Carver said...

Your sky shots are gorgeous Sylvia. I love your header too.

Lady In Read said...

Great skies, Sylvia. I definitely need to spend more time outdoors and these photos are inspiring me to do so..Aesop's times to modern times - looks like not much has changed in politics..

Rajesh said...

Wonderful views. The cloud formations in last shot is fantastic.

Liza said...

Your skies are fabulous. I love your header too. :)

Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Indrani said...

You always have amazing skies. Thanks for showing us. :)
Have a great weekend.

Gary said...

Great skies, but still love the header!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of skies Sylvia, those blog headers are way too funny

Gill - That British Woman said...

the second one is my favourite of the four,

Gill in Canada

Carolyn said...

It has been a chaotic week but that chaos never fails to bring wonder to our skies. Beautiful skies Sylvia and I love your first quote!
Have a great weekend.
Smiles
P.S. I love your header!

missing moments said...

these quotes were all funny today! Especially the Twain one. And your photos ... always take my breath away!

EG Wow said...

Isn't it interesting that little has changed since the time of Aesop?

Lovely skies again this week, Sylvia!

Steffi said...

Wonderful set of different skies,dear Sylvia!Have a great weekend!

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful skies and lots of irony in your quotes, Sylvia....

joo said...

Sylvia, as usually I enjoyed your photos and following quotes, but today, I'm absolutely in love with your header:)
Hugs
Joo

FotoAnna said...

So beautiful and what a colors... I really love them Sylvia!
Happy SWF and greeting from Holland,
Anna

chubskulit said...

Love those first two shots!

My Skywatch, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

Kim, USA said...

Sylvia, I like your photo header ^_^ Second, I like the words here "talk is cheap..." Third, love your sky shots the last photo seems like angels flying ^_^ Happy weekend!

Sky Watch

Photo Cache said...

gorgeous skies. i am loling like crazy when i saw your header pic. love it.

My sky is here

whatandysees said...

I love fiery skies, but your puffy clouds looked good this week!.... have yourself a good weekend!.....:)

Inger-M said...

Gorgeous colors in the two first ones, and lovely clouds in the last two. Great shots!

Antonina said...

Very beautiful photos!
Enjoy the weekend:-)

Riet said...

First I must say I love your new header Sylvia. Just gorgeous.
Your skies are as always beautiful and I love the quotes. Hsve a nice weekend

Dianne said...

Delightful captures Sylvia of pretty skies.
Have a wonderful and safe week-end!

Jan n Jer said...

Beautiful skies and great quotes!

J Bar said...

Another beautiful collection of skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Terrebel said...

Great stuff, Sylvia! Don't you just love autumn? It brings us so many nice colours.

Unfortunately I could not upload more than one pic for this weeks SWF but it gives you an idea of what I saw on my first day out on crutches after my hip-replacement...

Have a good weekend!

Your Amsterdam friend,

Terrence

Http://terrebelius.blogspot.com

namaki said...

you have caught beauties here !

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful clouds, Sylvia, and not rain clouds! Wonderful!

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

hannah said...

They get better and better: the quotes as well as your skies.
This Skywatch is positively addictive. [I should have been in bed hours ago]
Thank you and your team.

Leovi said...

These skies are a luxury and a delight for my eyes, lovely.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

so pretty and peaceful

lotusleaf said...

Well, well. They were the same during Aesop's time too! Stunning pictures, as usual. I could never take a sky photo like yours!

Ms. Becky said...

your skies this week are over the top!!! wow, I love the clouds and the glow, especially in the second photo. simply beautiful. happy weekend to you Sylvia.

SandyCarlson said...

You match your photos with some awesome quotes. These are great, Sylvia. I am in awe of your skies, as always. Thanks for sharing!

Arija said...

I have been wondering for some time how you manage to leave comments for everyone . . . Now, looking at your header, I know! They say a dog is man's best friend, it appears he is woman's as well.

They do say troubles never come alone, at the moment I am handling three and a bit, not bad for an old biddy.

Love your skies and you . . . Arija

Louis la Vache said...

The timeliness of the Mark Twain quotes is astounding. The one about the legislature has never been more true than at the present...

magiceye said...

lovely captures and quotes!

Shirley said...

Magnificence always! You do have a great eye for capturing nature's beauty!

Ebie said...

Your skies are always pretty any time of the day or night!

Ann said...

Queen Elizabeth is visiting Australia, but not New Zealand because our election is in November. You are invited to come.

Enrique G.A. said...

Hi Sylvia, or should I say your Highness.
This Friday I look at your beautiful sky full of light and color to expect from a good weekend.
Greetings .-

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I have to travel to the four corners of Victoria for my skies - and you get them from your roof!

Splendid shots!

Cheers Stewart M.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, looks like you have had a beautiful week! Your skies were gorgeous. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Gattina said...

Real beautiful skies ! and how was your meeting with Obama and wife ?? You could polish the crown a little bit more !

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful skies, interesting quotes.

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures and quotes Sylvia.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I have to laugh at your header again. Great photos, you are getting cynical again Sylvia. That's cause you are smart!

It's my day off, son is on Spring Break so we are headed to Oklahoma City to see their zoo. Fun, fun. If I can get these sleepyheads out of bed that is.

afanja said...

You are presenting a nice variety of skyshots again, Sylvia. Autumn is looking nice and friendly where you live.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

gorgeous skies!

love all of these photos.
i noticed that light little detail against the dark background!

simply stunning!

tilden talks... said...

Sylvia, your snapshots never cease to amaze me! Wonderful. I also love your new header! Thank you...

jabblog said...

Beautiful skies - I love the wispy, windblown clouds.

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