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Thursday, November 10, 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

Despite the politics, the worldwide concerns, the anger and the frustration, the skies continue to offer beauty, relief and refreshing views. The trees continue to turn a few leaves at a time and sometimes a whole tree almost overnight! Our temperatures have been relatively mild and we've enjoyed some sunshine this week as well as rain. So, here are the views I want to share with you along with the wisdom of others! Smile, laugh, love and enjoy!

All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
Harry S. Truman
 

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Gore Vidal

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
Andrew Jackson

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

57 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous pictures! That Gore Vidal quote is really speaking to me this morning.

TexWisGirl said...

i liked the gore vidal one too...

ladyfi said...

Wow -- the colours in those last shots are glorious!

Here's wishing politicians would make the world as lovely as your shots.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

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

ewok1993 said...

beautiful collections again Sylvia and what timely quotes for election day you shared here.

Pam said...

With these gorgeous skies you have no need to be envious of anyone- anywhere.
Have a wonderful day, Sylvia.

hugs n smiles across the miles,
Pam

Jo said...

Beautiful skies, Sylvia. Thanks to you, Sandy and Wren for continuing this lovely meme. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Jo

missing moments said...

LOL ... yep Gore had it right! Love the photos!

anni said...

Great presidential quotes today ! Have a great end of week and awesome weekend. We are celebrating the end of world war I here tomorrow, have a free day and thus a long weekend

Steffi said...

Perfect set of photos for SWF again,Sylvia!Each photo is very beautiful!Have a nice weekend!

Firefly said...

A couple of truly beautiful sunsets

Lucka said...

Gorgeous series of the skies! Happy skywatching!

Elisabeth said...

Thank you so much for sharing such lovely images. These are beautiful!

Dianne said...

Wonderful skies as always Sylvia - just love the quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
It's a glorious day here in Australia with the sun just rising into magical blue skies - it's a good to be alive day. xx

Carver said...

Wonderful sky shots Sylvia and I love the quotes. I'm going to have to remember the last one by FDR.

Gary said...

Second last is like molten fire!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

You sure have a good eye for the skye Sylvia - they are awesme and so is the top picture :)
Have a great weekend!

tilden talks... said...

Sylvia, I marvel at your wonderful skies every time.

Sandy said...

What great shots ! They all turned out so beautiful (o:

Valerie said...

Love that third photo Sylvia - the sunlight toward the bottom looks like molten lava! Have a great weekend.

FotoAnna said...

What a beauties Sylvia!
I really enjoy your photo's... thanks for sharing them...
Have a great SWF and greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

EG Wow said...

I guess the rich and powerful have not evolved much since the time of Andrew Jackson. :)

Ebie said...

Words and wisdom complement your lovely views!

Hope you having a great day!

Terrebel said...

I laughed out loud at your quotes, Sylvia! Might have woken up my son...(It's just after midnight here in Amsterdam). The first pic left my breathless. I wanted to exhale again but then the second one came by and the third...Wow!

Wishing you a happy weekend.

Terrence looks at the sky

James said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kim, USA said...

Omg! I thought the white form is a cloud it is you!! Hahaha!

SWF

LauraX said...

such wise words sylvia and magnificent peaceful skies...thank your for your kind words re: my friends.

Martha Z said...

I agree, it is good to retreat from all of the worlds troubles and contemplate natures beauty.

Karen said...

Fantabulous captures Sylvia. They are all beautiful, and the third one held me mesmerized. Hope you have a great weekend.

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

WARM shots, dearest

As always...the header of your blog is amazing.congrats

magiceye said...

beautiful captures!!

lotusleaf said...

Brilliant sky pictures! I am trying and trying to get something like these, but no success:(

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful capture. The quotes are great as always.

♥ Braja said...

Once again it's your banner pic that's got me :))

Rajesh said...

Amazing views of the sky. The golden sky is my favorite.

Ms. Becky said...

your skies are jaw-dropping gorgeous Sylvia. smashing photos all, but I especially like the second of the water and the turquoise sky. great quotes too as usual (love the last). happy weekend to you Sylvia.
almost forgot - love that header!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous. That last quote has me smiling as I enjoy your Western light!

Lee Spangler said...

Andrew Jackson's quote applies to his view about the overwhelming strength of the rich and powerful in the way they used the Bank of the United States which held all the government's money for their own benefit. Ruthless use of power by the rich is not new to America. Jackson withdrew all U.S. funds from the bank, put the money in smaller banks and destroyed its power. Sound familiar?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a header!

Great shots. I love the Roosevelt quote.

Magia da Inês said...

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Linnea said...

Those are some great quotes! Beautiful skies as always, but that third shots really screams WOW!

Angie said...

Stunning shots as always - quotes are great too!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - more great shots. Governments!? Why oh why oh why!

Cheers - Stewart M

Indrani said...

I had to pause at the header shot. :)

Great pic of skies over there.

Red Nomad OZ said...

The 3rd shot is magnificent! And so cool to see those quotes that show up man's frailty against the spectacular, stupendous skies!!

Leovi said...

Delicious heavens, as always. Today I prefer the warmth of the last two. I wish you a happy weekend.

jabblog said...

Beautiful, Sylvia. I particularly like your second shot - so well composed:-)

Dianne said...

the FDR quote is wonderful

I always love your skies

Hope sends big hugs

Wenche said...

Very beautiful :0)

JM said...

Sylvia, the 3rd shot is breathtaking! WOW!

Louis la Vache said...

You've posted a really fine collection of SWF images, Sylvia!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh how delightful is your banner Sylvia...I could hardly get beyond it to view your entries;) Your thumbnail for SWF wowed me~

Arija said...

Sylvia, you constantly have so many stupendous skies to share. What is your secret, do you ask for specific variables or do the heavenly powers over-exert themselves to please you of their own accord?
I could get lost in your magnificent sunsets.

Keep it up.

Powell River Books said...

Very beautiful skies. - Margy

Max-e said...

Stunning skies Sylvia and I like the quotes you have posted too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pix. Me I liked the HST and FDR quotes the best. (um, any guesses about my political leanings?)....

I'm glad we drove only a short day today =- we got a good walk outside, got some pictures, and now I have time to catch up on my favorite bloggers. Yay!

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing these amazing photos and quotations. :)

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