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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!

Every mile is two in winter.
        George Herbert
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
        Albert Camus
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
        Anne Bradstreet
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! 

Our weather has been pretty gray and gloomy, but last Saturday I happened to look out the window a little before sunset and saw such incredible skies I had to rub my eyes to make sure I wasn't seeing things! The gray had turned into the most amazing colors I've ever seen! I grabbed my camera and went to the roof and these are three of the shots that I got. It lasted about a half hour and then completely disappeared and the gray returned.  No retouching, this is just the way they came out of the camera! Hope you like them!



Forgive my upside down posting -- it's Blogger doing its thing again?????  This was my seventh try!


71 comments:

DeVona said...

Breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty you see with us- it really enriches our lives!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what luscious, wildly vibrant colours. So beautiful! And such a gift in all the gray...

I've been having trouble leaving comments so I think that Blogger is misbehaving!

missing moments said...

Simply beautifully ....

Martha Z said...

Sometimes blooger just won't cooperate and we have to give up and do things its way.
Great pictures, though even if you don't care for the format.
I'm hearing about the wild weather and power outages, but I guess you still of power. Keep warm, dry and safe.
Martha

Alexander said...

Brilliant photos! I'm amazed by the richness and spectrum of colours from the sky. It must be quite dramatic.

You have made my day. Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

TexWisGirl said...

brilliant!

Antonette said...

Wow! The sky is on fire!! Excellent pics Sylvia!

Jo said...

Beautiful sky shots, Sylvia. Thanks to you and the Skywatch team for continuing this meme. Your header is BRILLIANT! Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

EG Wow said...

Beautiful red skies!

Yep, it's true that every mile truly seems like two in winter.

Arija said...

Brilliant shots and brilliant red in your sky with such a dense cloud cover. Di you get more snow from them?

Hope you have something special planned for the weekend.

Karen said...

Now those are spectacular!!! I hope you have a great weekend sylvia.

Karen said...

And yes...Blogger has been wonky for a couple of days now!

forgetmenot said...

Wow--those skys will catch your attention!!! Such vivid, beautiful colors-you do capture some beauties!! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

CameraCruise said...

Wow, beautiful skys!
Have a great weekend.

Maboe said...

Wow!

Mama Zen said...

Unbelievable colors!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

This red colour is just awesome. Such a beautiful sky Sylvia!
All the best to you :)

Gary said...

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

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos of skies,Sylvia!The colours are stunning!Have a nice weekend!

Riet said...

Oh WOW Sylvia, that certainly is RED, Stunning skies.Have a nice weekend

Rajesh said...

Terrific views of lovely sky.

Carolyn Ford said...

wOwOwOwOw!!!!!!! what a sky!!!!! ...and, great words to match, Sylvia. i wish you an upcoming week full of glorious skies like this!

Mormor said...

Whay a sky. Thank you.
A big hug from Norway.

Inger-M said...

Stunning skies! Have a great weekend!

Dianne said...

Ah! no winter - no spring!! vibrant skies and wise words Sylvia.
Keep warm!

ewok1993 said...

excellent shots. for a minute i thought i got routed to the wrong site when i saw your dummies header :)

Eve Stein said...

Oh my goodness, such gorgeous skies!!
I love all that red!
:D

Pat said...

A burning red-orange sky--fantastic, Sylvia! It is amazing how quickly the colors change at sunset and sunrise. I'm glad you caught this before it went away.

NixBlog said...

Magnificent skies, Sylvia. I like the colour and texture of the sky in the first photo especially - you have captured the essence of the sunset there...

Life Ramblings said...

your photos never fail to amaze me once again. gorgeous skies.

Joyful said...

Stunning shots!

Maria said...

Hi Sylvia! It's so nice to participate in Sky Watch Friday again!
It's wonderful to visit you all again!
Your deep, deep skies are incredible!
Your quotes, as always, are so apropos!
Wishing you the very best always,
*Happy Weekend to you*

~Maria

Jack said...

I can post OK on your blog.

Indrani said...

Great header shots again.The skies are amazing. The redness silences me. :)

lotusleaf said...

Really spectacular! blogger plays up with me too, now and then!

Carol said...

Wow, beautiful fiery skies...and what a fun header your friend made!

magiceye said...

wow amazing captures!!

Lina Gustina said...

It's like fire in the sky. I haven't seen the similar sky here.


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SandyCarlson said...

I love the fire in these! I feel all warmed up now. Thanks.

Hope that snow backs off. I have an allergy to the white stuff these days.

Team G Square said...

Wow ,what a sight it is . Love those colors .....

Colin Campbell said...

Brilliant Sylvia. Just stunning. Take care.

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow these is stunning. I so love it!

SWF

Lee Spangler said...

With your pictures and a strangely optimistic view from Camus, life can not be that bad!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, killer skies Sylvia.

I hope that everything is going well.

Lew said...

What a fantastic color under your clouds! We have seen your snow (and the slipping and sliding) on the news. It does make life difficult when people are not used to the snow. We have had very little so far, just temps bouncing from teens to fifties.

Grayquill said...

WOW! these are unbelievable. Great work! A very rare moment.

Ebie said...

"rub my eyes"....nice, but I would have put on my sun glasses because of the blazing fierce colors in the sky. How lucky to have this window view!

Liza said...

The orange sky looks fabulous! Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Ann said...

Anne Bradstreet is correct. when I was growing up in tropical Borneo, we dream of snow everyday.

Terrebel said...

Wow! You must've felt so priveleged seeing that sight! Love your header again. Compliments to your Mumbai friend.

And yes, Blogger sometimes is a bit like Windows and sometimes seems to have a mind of its own. But at least Blogger is free...;-) Have a good weekend, Sylvia! I get to be on stage again: a stage kitten and the door man at a Burlesque party!
Terrence looks at the sky

Enrique G.A. said...

Hi Sylvia, now I'm left with these skies orange with the words I already knew and that I love "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so well received. Anne Bradstreet "-
Greetings .-

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those skies are like a dream of a bright and wonderful enchanted land! Radiant, dramatic and memorable! How wonderful that you were watching at just the right time!

FotoAnna said...

WOW Sylvia!!
So gorgeous...
Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

eileeninmd said...

My first thoughts were OH WOW! Sylvia, your skies are looking heavenly there. Stunning colors. Happy Skywatching and have agreat weekend!

Mridula said...

Stunning skies! Loved them.

Gattina said...

Did you call the firemen ?? What a sky on fire, beautiful ! I can imagine that you left your mouth open !

Leovi said...

I love those red skies full of passion.

Happy weekend.

Laura said...

exquisite skies Sylvia...I love the Camus quote too!

DrillerAA09 said...

I love it when the sky turns this color at the end of the day. Great photo set. Have a blessed week-end.

afanja said...

Wow ... what an awesome red sky. It's beautiful! And your header is great too. :-)
Enjoy your weekend, Sylvia.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful, glorious skies Sylvia.
And wise quotes again.
Have a beautiful warm weekend.
Costas

George said...

I really like the texture (and color) of these red-gold clouds. These are beautiful captures.

Jan n Jer said...

Simply Stunning...skies on fire!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow breathtaking!Love all pictures!
Léia

NatureFootstep said...

it must be rare with THAT kind of red sky. Red all over. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a great weekend.

TheChieftess said...

These are spectacular!!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

OH MY!!! OH MY!!! Take my breath away Sylvia, that is spectacular, what an awesome coloured sky!!! Whoosh!!! Have a wonderous weekend, take care~

Rohit Sareen said...

another great post on amazing skies! ur a master at these Sylvia; indeed!

interesting to notice those white clouds so prominent...makes the 2nd shot very unique!

JM said...

I'm in awe again. These are exceptional skies, Sylvia! WOW!

Benita said...

Wonderful photos!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely "Winter" quotes and deep orange sunsets.
Hope your weekend is wonderful.

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