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Thursday, December 15, 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 do hope your pre-holiday skies are beautiful along with your world, a world filled with love and laughter and beauty!

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
William Faulkner


The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andre Maurois

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin

59 comments:

forgetmenot said...

Gorgeous skies, Sylvia! How can we not be in "awe" of nature and the beautiful world we live in when we are witness to skies like those. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Martha Z said...

I always enjoy your Seattle skies. Ours are a bit cloudy and drippy today after a long clear spell. I welcome it, actually, I'm worried that we may not get enough rain this year but it is early yet.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That first shot is spectacular. Love the quotes, especially about dreams.

You and your family are in my thoughts all the time Sylvia.

Carolyn Ford said...

such beauty, Sylvia!

ladyfi said...

You've had some wonderful skies! That first shot is amazing.

Nature Rambles said...

Hi Sylvia, It's past midnight here and it's a good feeling to see such beautiful skies as the last images of the day!:) Love those wispy clouds!

Max-e said...

Lovely shots Sylvia

anni said...

Always enjoy the quotes and the pics !
Greetings from Brussels

EG Wow said...

Love the Anais Nin quote. So true. Love your Seattle skies, Sylvia!

Rajesh said...

Very lovely cloud formations in such a beautiful sky.

HansHB said...

Gorgeous pictures, - so beautiful!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos and quotes, love them!
Have a great day.

Yellow Tara said...

beautiful softie clouds!

Steffi said...

Fantastic choice of photos dear Sylvia!Each photo is so beautiful!Thank you for sharing and have a nice 4th advent weekend!

Riet said...

Wow Sylvia, beautiful wild skies.
Have a nice weekend

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection Sylvia, nice to take a break from the holiday rush to remember to beauty that surrounds us.

Carletta said...

Gorgeous shots Sylvia!
I love the third shot and the depth of clouds in the last one.
Have a great weekend!

Enrique G.A. said...

Wisdom ..... Dreams are necessary for life, life is a dream and dreams, dreams are. .
Greetings .-

TexWisGirl said...

'spendid failure' :)

love the swishes in the last few shots!

Kel said...

glorious sky shots

Ms. Becky said...

oh my, that last shot is magnificent! you have lovely skies to share this week. but then, you always do! and wonderful quotes too - especially Anais Nin. I hope you have a wonderful evening Sylvia, and happy SWF to you.

LauraX said...

Beautiful!!! Enjoy the weekend's skies, blue, grey, or filled with a pallet of many colors!

Lady In Read said...

great shots all! is that Mt.Rainier again? love the last one the most

Sandy said...

Beautiful sky photos, love them all.

joo said...

It's been a while since my last visit here, and nothing's changed - the same beauty and tranquility as always:)
Hugs
Joo

Gary said...

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

The Write Girl said...

I'm so inspired by your images and words Sylvia. Thank you!!

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, they are all beautiful skies. The quotes are wonderful too. Great post and happy skywatching!

Robert Geiss said...

First and last pictures are amazing !

Please have a good Friday.


daily athens photo

Leovi said...

Beautiful sky with colors and exquisite snowy mountain in the background, pure beauty. greetings.

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful series and the first photo is my favourite. have a wonderful week.

Arija said...

Glorious, all of them but the touch of green in the first one is a rare sight.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend . . .

Hildred and Charles said...

Please send these lovely skies a little north, Sylvia, - we are being grey sky-ed - but this morning it snowed a little and that lightened things up a bit.

EcoRover said...

Lovely pics as always and I favor the Faulkner quote--went on a Yoknapatawpha County reading binge some years ago, all 13 novels in 15 weeks.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

missing moments said...

I always enjoy your sunsets Sylvia. Love that Anais Nin quote.

magiceye said...

your selection of quotes always so lovely.... and your captures marvelous!

Rekha said...

Your skies haven't lost their special magic in the time I have been away....and I love your quotes especially the first and last ones.

Sandy Carlson said...

You make my day, always, Sylvia. Thanks.

Jack said...

The skies are so much more open in Seattle than they are back East. Love the ability to see Mount Ranier.

Linda Reeder said...

Such wonderful sky drama!

James said...

Beautiful skies! I love the way the falling snow goes with the mountain in the top photo!

Mridula said...

Those lovely snowflakes are back again on your blog!

Lew said...

Beautiful skies you have this week! Hope your week is the same.

Jo said...

Aweson skies and quotes, Sylvia. Have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to the "wilds" of Kenya for ten days. Blessings and hugs Jo

Kay said...

I believe that "meditation of the past" is what often gives my mother her sad nights. Sigh... and there's nothing I can do.

wollreflections said...

Awesome :)

Gattina said...

Your skies are real beautiful !

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I really like the colour cast on that first image - seems to make the picture look a little different.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous light and coloresin that first shot. Love it.
Have a great weekend. :)

Emreen said...

Stunning shots... !! Love the colors of the sun in each snap... !!

Have a great weekend !!

Indrani said...

I like these captures. You always have beautiful series to present.

Monica said...

What a beautiful series of wonderful clouds!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love everything there is in these pictures!
you created a fantastic world, full of softness and peace.

gorgeous shots!

JM said...

Gorgeous as usual, Sylvia!

Emille said...

Your "Faulkner" sky is beautiful!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Nice skys, i like it

Liz said...

Beautiful skies Sylvia!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a stunning first shot Sylvia, the alps in the background are magic. Anais Nin is one of my favorite writers.

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