I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Thursday, November 17, 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. 

Ah, the serious rains have returned to the northwest and Seattle! And yet there are still so many colorful trees that retain their leaves and it is a small forest of those and evergreens that await me every morning -- even through the pouring rain! It is quite cold, but Sam and I are warm inside the apartment and he is happy to do with short walks!! I'm SO glad for that!  So, here are a few for today -- before the rains began!

I'll be a little late signing in today as I have a doctor's appointment, but I'll still be visiting as many of your wonderful blogs as possible!
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas Gandhi

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John F. Kennedy

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Sydney J. Harris

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
Robert Half

54 comments:

Mama Zen said...

The colors in that last shot . . . wow!

ladyfi said...

My goodness - the sky is on fire with a rainbow of fabulous colours. So lovely!

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, You have "outdone yourself" this time--those skies are stunning! Sometimes I just have to gasp in awe at what nature can do--totally breathtaking. Have a lovely weekend, my friend. Mickie :)

Martha Z said...

You found color in both the trees and the sky. Lovely images and thoughtful quotes as always, Sylvia.

Louis la Vache said...

What marvelous images in this post, Sylvia!

Sandy said...

These are amazing shots! Love the color. (o:

Cildemer said...

Oh! What can I say! So much beauty!
And the last shot is simply breathtaking! And the quotes are wonderful!
Thanks for sharing, Sylvia;o)

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Hugs * and happy day***

ps: Love the new header too!

Ms. Becky said...

WOW! you have some fiery skies to share this week! they're splendid. my fave is the first though - it's just a serene scene. love the last quote too. and that's an awesome new header Sylvia! hope you're well, take good care now. happy day to you.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views. The shots of fiery sky are amazing.

EG Wow said...

WOWza! That second shot took my breath away!

Karen said...

Gorgeous fall colours in the first one, and wow, splendid colours in the last three! Have a great weekend Sylvia and keep warm!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful Sylvia!

Steffi said...

OMG,Sylvia your photos of skies are stunning!Perfect for SWF!Have a nice weekend!
Your new blogheader is also very beautiful!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Awesome skies Sylvia! I never see such skies here in Lund so I am happy to see yours :)
Have a great weekend!

Spiderdama said...

How wonderful is this! Just amazing color and photos.
Hope you have a blessed weekend:-)

Dianne said...

Love that top pic Sylvia with the brush of Autumn in the fore-ground. Clever you! xx

Ebie said...

What a great vantage view! The colorful leaves are in harmony with the lighted skies!

Jack said...

You get amazing skies out there, don't you? Even though less dramatic, I like the first scene best.

Romina said...

Amazing skies, like the 2nd photo that's a beautiful view out there.

LauraX said...

magnificent as always Sylvia...I hope all is well with your appointment.

DrillerAA09 said...

Stunning set of captures.

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, your skies are beautiful. The colors are just stunning. I love the shot with the pretty autumn trees. Thanks for sharing your skies. Happy skywatching!

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are so captivating Sylvia. lovely colours and textures.

joo said...

As usually I love your photos and selection of quotations, and as usually I'm in love with your header!
Happy SWF:)
j.

Pam said...

Hi Sylvia, first I must tell you how much I have enjoyed your visits and comments over the years.
You are an outstanding blogger, spread kindness and joy where ever you go.. Thank You Sylvia, the world is a better place because of you my friend.

be well n happy
Hugs and smiles,
Pam i am :)

James said...

Beautiful shots! The one just below the top photo is amazing!

TexWisGirl said...

my, my. so gorgeous.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Your images look like paintings. Tempting to framing them and putting them on the wall.
Hope you are well.

Joyful said...

Very beautiful, Sylvia.

ewok1993 said...

oh lordy so beautiful. i think i like the larger image format, it showcases the photos so perfectly.

Kim, USA said...

Wow looks like the skies is on festivities!

SWF

SandyCarlson said...

I love the harbor view and that grand pine. Rains....make all this wonder possible. Thanks for the pictures, which are nice to enjoy from a dry living room!

J Bar said...

Beautiful skies. Beautiful colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Team G Square said...

Superb captures

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful Sylvia. The last photo is amazing...well, they all are. Nothing like Seattle/Tacoma (even Eugene, for that matter) when it isn't raining.

Aarti said...

Oh my... each of the shots are sooo amazing and wow, the colours!! :)

Ranu said...

Amazing splash of colors...... sooooo beautiful and the silhouette horizon....... simply amazing!!!! Loved the pic.

Kay said...

Wow, Sylvia! This is amazing! The colors are breath taking.

Lakshmi said...

Beautiful fiery skies and some wonderful quotes as always..have a great weekend

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful Sylvia. The first is my favourite.

Leovi said...

Wonderful colors, I love those skies, fantastic four, actually I'll take all, I wish you a happy weekend.

magiceye said...

dramatic shots!

NatureFootstep said...

the first shot is the best today in my opinion. :) Have a great weekend. :)

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous colors in your sky this week, hope that doctor's visit was a painless one

Louis la Vache said...

The quote by Robert Half is more appropriate today than it was when he made it!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi & Greetings. I am from the land of Mohandas Gandhi! The pictures were a real visual treat. Simply amazing & awesome.

afanja said...

Your skies are amazing again, Sylvia.
The light and the fiery colors are stunning.
Enjoy your weekend!

Luna Miranda said...

fabulous skies! the second photo is my favorite---love the drama.

Francisca said...

Your skies are fantastic, Sylvia, but for me, the fall colors in your first shot are the eye candy, since we have no fall here.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - stunning set of pictures. Have a good weekend!

SM

Indrani said...

I hope your doctor's visit went smoothly. :)
Excellent captures, the last one is a winner.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Whew Sylvia, these sky images take my breath away, what brilliance, what deep colours, GORGEOUS!

JM said...

The scenery on top is just beautiful! I don't even mention how mush I enjoy the sky shots... :-)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia,
bellissime immagini !!!!
Buona domenica
Myriam

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