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Thursday, January 12, 2012

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! 
We have had some beautiful days, but I almost missed this sunset because it had been gray and gloomy all day and then suddenly the sky turned blue just as the sun was setting and I was able to get these shots from my office.  Then when I got up the next morning I looked out and there was the moon setting, slipping down behind some clouds and trees!! 
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste, that they hurry past it. Kierkegaard
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see themLeo Tolstoy

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.   Henri Nouwen
We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda

73 comments:

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous splashes of colour!

Mama Zen said...

I love clouds in that first shot!

anni said...

beautiful Sylvia ! have a great day !

Martha Z said...

I love the way you captured the glow of the setting in the clouds, lovely.

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely photos! Kierkegaard is right, so is Tolstoy and...there is truth in all these quotes. great choices!

TexWisGirl said...

love that last eerie shot. and the quote about choosing joy. :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

the colors of sky in your world are amazing sylvia! have a great week :)

Carol said...

Beautiful sky shots! Tolstoy's quote is so true...

Steffi said...

It´s nice to hear you had some day with good weather.Here is it very stormy at the last days.Your photos are so beautiful,great shots,Sylvia!Have a nice weekend!

Sanna said...

Beautiful! =) I really like the bun shaped cloud in the top photo.

NixBlog said...

Amazing shots with fantastic colours, Sylvia. The last photo is quite special!

Gary said...

Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gary said...

Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Maboe said...

Beautiful!

Max-e said...

Nice selection of shot Sylvia. Also like the quotes. Have a good weekend

Riet said...

HI Sylvia.Wow, youe skies are beautiful. The color orange is so special ,don't see tha very often.

Sylvia I wonder if you know how I can get my link of the lot. I used the wrong one first so I linked up second time wit the funny animal.
Have a nice weekend

Gemma Wiseman said...

O the colours are so brilliant! Like soft watercolour brushstrokes across the sky! Especially love the second photo with the lonely cloud radiating its own colour!

HansHB said...

Awesome!
I wish you a Happy Friday!

Mark Kreider said...

Lovely serene photos. Wonderful color.

ewok1993 said...

so beautiful sylvia. you take our breath away with your captures.

Jim said...

Terrific bunch of shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Antonette said...

The clouds in the first shot are fabulous! Have a great weekend, Sylvia!

Jidhu Jose said...

awesome shots



My Skywatch

Jidhu Jose said...

awesome shots



My Skywatch

joo said...

Wow, Sylvia, you bet yourself with the first photo - it's simply breathtaking!

Pam said...

Joyous skies and marvelous quotes for company.
Have a delightful evening, Sylvia.
Hugs across the miles,
Pam i am :)

eileeninmd said...

Sylvia, gorgeous colors and skywatch photos. The moon shot is beautiful too. Beautiful photos, happy skywatching!

Inger-M said...

Stunning shy shots, and I just love the moon shot!

Kim, USA said...

These photos are perfect!

SWF

Robert Geiss said...

Yes. Peacefulness.

Thank you.



daily athens photo

NatureFootstep said...

nice cloudformations you found this week. Love them.

Wishing you a great weekend.

EcoRover said...

Hadn't thought about old Carlos in a long time, Sylvia. Makes me want to grab Don Juan (and some peyote buttons) and sit in the desert for a spell...

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are wonderful as always. great colours and tones.

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Just amazing -- seems like every Skywatch post you outdo yourself. Glad you didn't miss that first shot.

Indrani said...

Beautiful, I like the sprinkle of colorful clouds.

Genie said...

The oranges in these captures are stunning. This must have been one spectacular night for you with camera in hand. genie

SandyCarlson said...

The gold-glazed clouds are astounding!

Henri speaks to my heart tonight.

Ms. Becky said...

whoa!!! these photos are magical and extraordinary Sylvia. happy SWF to you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awesome pictures, Sylvia....Love the coloring. That first one with the puffy clouds is tremendous....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

magiceye said...

breathtaking views!

Hildred and Charles said...

Look at that beautiful apricoty orange shade, - stunning.

Laura said...

such playful clouds Sylvia...beautiful.

Al said...

Lovely photos, Sylvia, you always have to be ready. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dhemz said...

oh, my Delilah! what a beauty....:)

thanks for dropping by @ explorerminded.com Sylvia...have a great weekend ahead!

Jack said...

Your last shot really caught my eye. Plus, the quotation is so true. It takes the same amount of work to be happy or grumpy. "Choose your attitude!"

Gaelyn said...

Nice to see these beautiful PNW skies.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of golden sky. Have a nice weekend.

George said...

You got a wonderful double treat with this gorgeous sunset and the moonset. Great captures.

Linda Reeder said...

I don't have good views of sunrise or sunset here at our house, but I have noticed wonderful color, especially in the mornings!
Great photos.

Ebie said...

I love the small patches of cloud formations! The golden colors are to behold!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful gold color, Sylvia. Sometimes we just have to be patient, but Nature never fails us--it always gives us something to be glad about. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Wow! Sylvia these are amazing, I love the clouds in the first one.

Pietro said...

Wonderful Sky Watch post, Sylvia!
Happy weekend :-)

Linnea said...

The setting sun really does brighten up those crazy looking clouds, doesn't it!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love these quotes!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, with a magnificent light, I love those delicious warm tones in the clouds, tedeseo a happy weekend Sylvia. Greetings.

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots, love them!
Have a great weekend.

Kay said...

Wow! The color of those skies are really incredible, Sylvia. Can you believe another week has gone by? I've been so immersed in my scanning of old photos that I'm taking a tiny breather to check out what some friends have been up to. Thank you for these skies. Have a fabulous weekend.

Rohit Sareen said...

the cloud shots are awesome!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos Sylvia, you just never know when a wonderful sky will sneak up on you, thanks for your kind comments

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, sylvia, the most beautiful skies ever!!


you're inspiring me!
betty

FotoAnna said...

So beautiful Sylvia!
Love the soft cotton clouds... ;-))
Happy SWF greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

JM said...

Gorgeous golden clouds!

Halcyon said...

I love the way the skies have taken on that golden glow. Beautiful skies today!

afanja said...

Wonderful series again. This time your first shot is my favourite.
Enjoy your weekend, Sylvia.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful images, that Tolstoy guy (haha!) was a very wise man oui!I hope you have a good weekend Sylvia (don't be too sad, like you said, he'll be at peace now) . Thinking of you.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That first photo is otherworldly! and I love the moonset.

Take care Sylvia!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That first photo is otherworldly! and I love the moonset.

Take care Sylvia!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Sylvia...the opening image reminds me of cotton candy, beautiful, depth of cloud formation. The final image is wonderful as all are. Have a happy weekend and thank you for your good thoughts~

Gattina said...

I tried to whistle did you hear me ? these pictures are stunning !

Robin said...

Gorgeous skies, like flaming bits of cotton!

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Francisca said...

You are a true sky watcher, Sylvia, catching the golden moments among the gray skies.

Stewart M said...

Hi there – great set of clouds – really like the gold colour in the pictures . Struggling with internet at present - arg!
Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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