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Thursday, December 22, 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 world, is a a world filled with love and laughter and beauty as Christmas draws near!

To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
Ayn Rand

There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

55 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics, great quotes. Still thinking of you and your kids Sylvia.

Team G Square said...

Cool pics and amazing quotes .

hari said...

Rejuvenating pics and encouraging quotes!

anni said...

so very true!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what stunning shots! We've hardly seen the sun so I'm happy to bask in the glow of yours!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

aw, sylvia, i absolutely love your dramatic skies!

terrific shots and great quote selection as usual.

happy holidays!
xx

Al said...

Beautiful Skywatch photos, Sylvia, and great quotes. I hope you're enjoying that sunshine, you must have ours today!

clairz said...

Oh, my, I love that first one! Just beautiful. Merry Christmas, Sylvia.

Tina´s PicStory said...

your skies are so marvelous sylvia! have a great weekend ♥

Irene said...

Gorgeous as always! Wish you a great Christmas holiday!

Greetings from Irene

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos and nice words!Stunning photos!I wish you wonderful and peaceful Christmas,Sylvia!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots Sylvia. I love the colorful clouds so much.

Dhemz said...

wow! stunning photos....really love them all...your header is really hilarious...have a happy holidays...thanks for dropping by!


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Gary said...

Beautiful shots!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

Super skies and I love the Victor Hugo quote!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the first one with the orange colors!
Merry Christmas!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images to see...

Valerie said...

Glorious captures Sylvia - thanks for sharing. And Victor Hugo's quote ties in beautifully with the unconditional love given us by the originator of CHRISTmas. May yours be joy-filled, meaningful and overflowing with memory-making moments.

Robert Geiss said...

Pure joy to spend a day with your photography. Amazing clouds in the second picture indeed. Please have a good Friday.


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Jack said...

Great clouds out there, Sylvia.

Carolyn Ford said...

beautiful words and beautiful images of tranquility! I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season...be safe and enjoy!

Pam said...

Your a treasure, my friend. Thanks for your kindness and friendship.
I wish you and your family and very Merry Christmas.
Be well, be Happy Sylvia.
Warm hugs,
Pam i am :)

NatureFootstep said...

nice set of skies Sylvia. Wich one do you want for christmas?

Have a great holiday with friends and family. :)

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos, as always, Sylvia. I particularly liked the contrast between the first two.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Great skies Sylvia and very wise words!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas!
Birgitta

Tracy said...

Sylvia, I love the quote 'there is no power greater than love' it is amazing what loving others can do for the soul. I got a new student who's family situation isn't great and they don't have a lot of money but he's a neat little kid whom I adore. When I was out exercising today I passed the house his family rents and he was out in the front yard and you would have though my bid 'hello' was if I'd handed him a million dollars; a mere gesture of kindness and he beamed...it made me feel happy that I was able to extend a smile to him.

Arija said...

Oh, the wonder and brilliance of the colours in your skies!

Hope you have a great day my friend.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful captures!! My fave is the first photo! Merry Christmas!

SWF

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hello old friend of sky watching, I love the whole series ...especially the last one.Happy Sky Watch and Merry Christmas

DrillerAA09 said...

Beautiful set of captures and thoughts worth pondering. Very nicely done.

forgetmenot said...

Sylvia, Gorgeous skies--truly breathtaking. "To be loved in spite of yourself"--the best feeling ever. Mickie :)

ewok1993 said...

Oh what gorgeous selection you have for us today again!

May your celebration be joyous and peaceful. May your table be surrounded by people you love.

Merry Christmas!

magiceye said...

beautiful skies and lovely quotes!

Sridharan said...

Great Quotes..! Great pictures..!
Merry Christmas..!

Kris said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting my comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, or those that have all seem a little worse for wear (if you catch my drift). All they seem to do is sit around smoking cigarettes that, frankly, smell funny. In addition, they play cards and tell dirty jokes rather than do their jobs! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape.

I now have my two sons pulling the sleigh, but they are struggling. I’ve been told that it’s a big ask for a three and five year old, but I made it this far with a couple of mangy chooks, an arthritic wallaby and three peculiar wombats! Unfortunately, we lost all bar one wombat over Mumbai (and the sole survivor is exhibiting clear signs of PTSD).

Anyway, all the way down here at the bottom of the world (A.K.A. Tasmania), and from myself, Jen, Henry and Ezra, please have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus/Ashura and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your naan/ prawn cocktails/ currywurst are all as tasty as can be!

lotusleaf said...

Sylvia, your skies are beautiful and full of hope. Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Padma

Genie said...

Beautiful skies as usual. I like the second one with the clouds almost touching the choppy waters. They are all beautiful, though. Hope all is well with you. It is sold and rainy here in VA tonight.

George said...

Thanks for giving us these marvelous pictures as an early Christmas present.

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous shots.
Wish you Merry Christmas.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

christopher said...

And don't forget..."All you need is love"-John Lennon.

Pat said...

Stunning sky shots again, Sylvia, and thought-provoking quotes. Have a wonderful Christmas day.

Indrani said...

You have all kinds of colors in your skies. Great pictures.

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for sharing your photos with us this year and helping make Sky Watch a great party. Merry Christmas to you and thank you for your kind comments on my blog earlier.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that last picture is splendid.

And I think that the last comment in all about connection - being connected to people can never be a bad thing.

Happy Christmas!

Stewart M - Australia

Leovi said...

Wonderful four, but today I prefer the warmth of the first
I wish you all the best during the holidays to you and those around you. Thank you very much for sharing the beauty of your photos and your words always with good humor.

Mridula said...

All the pictures are equally beautiful could not pick up a favorite this time. Wish you a very happy Holiday Season Sylvia.

Gattina said...

What an amazing sky in the first picture !

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love the Victor Hugo quote and your stately photos of the sky. So so beautiful.

Just wanted to stop by today to wish you a Happy Christmas and Merry New Year.

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afanja said...

Your skies are lovely as ever, Sylvia, the first shot is my favourite this time. That light is great!
I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well here I am late and everyone has said it already haha! but I will add that the second picture and quote I thought were fabulous. I know you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas how could you not with that brilliant sense of humor of yours. Have fun.

kanak7 said...

Beautiful skies, beautiful words. Merry Christmas, Sylvia. May you have a wonderful holiday season.

FotoAnna said...

Such a beautiful skies Sylvia!
I love the clouds and the colors...
Christmas greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Sylvia, your images are certainly rejoicing in and of themselves, gorgeous sky images. May you have a very wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish you a Joyful Christmas Sylvia. And in this season of giving just want to thank you for the on-going gifts that your blogposts provide -- grace, beauty, inspiration, laughter! You are appreciated.

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