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Friday, March 15, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: a gentle sky

After all of last week's sky drama, our skies - and our weather - have been quiet. The most dramatic sky of the week was last Saturday's sunset, and even it was fairly subdued, though unusual in that the majority of its color was in the east (the direction I shot this photo) rather than in the west.

Such a serene and gentle sky seemed to go nicely with this quote. Skies, like most things in life, don't need to be dramatic to maketh up the best happiness...


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24 comments:

  1. It seems to be...all the genuinely important things are simple things. Human culture consists mostly of complicated (and often destructive) ways to try to achieve simple things. Our fellow Earthlings know this...we know this when we are small...then we "grow-up" and get lost.

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    1. I know, the manufactured complications of life do seem to ensnarl most of us, despite many of our best efforts. It's always good to notice, appreciate, and embrace the simple things, and to remember as best we can how simple things were when we were kids. Not nearly as much stressed us out, not nearly as much was required to please or entertain us!

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  2. Joy does lie in the small things.

    Lovely shot!

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  3. Very peaceful, indeed, and that's a lovely quote from Nietzsche.

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    1. I've had that one in my quote stash for a long time. I really liked it the moment I first read it, and I return to it now and then to remind myself. I'm glad you liked it to!

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  4. A serene sky one that says "I am between winter and spring". Lovely pink edges. I found a gorgeous one last week, I think maybe Friday not Saturday. Happy Friday Tex.

    PS-lunch with mom at the Elephant tomorrow. I'll think of you and BW.

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    1. I've been noticing the changes in the sky - the clouds often look more spring and summer-like, like they hold rain instead of snow (and though we've had neither all week, our temperatures lately have been more conducive to rain - which is predicted for the weekend).

      Happy Friday to you, too, Sue - and enjoy your lunch at the Green Ellie! I've got green envy. :-) Wish you could email me a doggy bag...

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  5. Merci beaucoup, Laloofah ! I like the comment you wrote on my blog. It made me want to eat some ice-cream :-))

    Your pink and blue sky is very nice also. But I think what I like best on your blog is the recipe of pancakes.

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    1. You're most welcome, Marie! I'm glad you liked it, though far be it from my vegan self to inadvertently cause a craving for dairy ice cream! So perhaps I might tempt you with a lovely vegan ice cream or sorbet? :-)

      I'm with you - that sky may be eye candy, but those pancakes are seriously delicious! I hope you'll make and enjoy them as much as we do. Thanks so much for your visit, and enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Such a pretty landscape to go with a quote I adore! It's so, so true.

    We're having nothing but cloudy skies lately, with just a bit of sun peeking through. Looking forward to eventually seeing spring weather!

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    1. So that quote's a favorite of yours as well? Why am I not surprised. :-)

      I hope you get those warm sunny skies you've been waiting for for so long VERY SOON, Molly!

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  7. Wow, this looks like a landscape painting! We'll wait with you till Spring settles in:) Thanks for your kind comments on my post!

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    1. It does, doesn't it? Feel free to use it as a model if you'd like! :-) Thanks for waiting with me till Spring comes. I don't think we've seen the last of the snow, but I am seeing signs that Spring is waiting in the wings and will make her presence felt very soon!

      And you're very welcome. :-) Loved your painting of that café!

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  8. This looks more like the kind of sunsets we see here — when it's not too overcast and rainy. :)

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    1. I wonder why some places get more vividly colored sunsets than others? My theory is dust. We live in a dry and windy place, so there is usually dust (if not smoke) in the atmosphere. Then again, I could be wrong - some of the most beautiful sunset photos on SkyWatch are in places like Norway and Malaysia!

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  9. Certainly the different skies seem to show emotions with their colors and formations. This sky looks so serene. Happy St Pats to you too -- barbara

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    1. I know we're anthropomorphizing the skies, but I agree that they seem to show different emotions, from rage and despondence to serenity and cheerfulness. And this is definitely one of the serene ones. Thanks, Barbara!

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  10. That is a lovely sunset - and its soft colours (which are those of our galahs) is a lot like some of our dawns. Thank you.

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    1. This sunset actually looks like many of our dawns, too! Especially appearing in the east like it did. :-) And I love how you compared its soft colors to your galahs!

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  11. Lovely sky,happiness,an elusive thing many seeks.

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    1. I know, it's a shame it's so elusive to so many of us, at least at times.

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  12. A mountain of clouds - And wisdom. Just beautiful!

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