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Friday, March 29, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Paschal Pastels

This week's most beautiful sunrise seemed to be making a fashion statement for spring, all dressed up in her pastel best...


... especially in these SOOC closeups I took with my telephoto during the sunrise's deepest hues...

The sky reminded me a bit of this pretty "Happy Easter Smoothie,"


or even this spring ensemble and coordinating hair extension! :-)

To those who celebrate them I wish a Happy Passover and Happy Easter,
and Happy SkyWatching and happy weekend to everyone!

26 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! If the sky is this beautiful in photographs, I can only imagine how stunning it must be in person.

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    1. Oh, it was - I can never quite capture the entire spread of colors in the sky, but I did nothing to enhance these photos - they did a great job of capturing the amazing colors that morning! This was one of those sunrises that I can never stop taking photos of until it fades, and that make me wish the sky could look like this all day!

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  2. How amazingly gorgeous! What a lovely sight.

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  3. Hi Laloofah
    Amazing beauty! I love these colors.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving heart-warming comments!

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    1. Me too! We get colorful sunrises often, but usually in oranges, paler pinks and golds - these colors were a bit unusual.

      I really enjoyed my visit to your blog! Your flower photos in particular are gorgeous!

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  4. It is rather gorgeous isn't it!
    Jane x

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  5. Oh. How blissful that would be to start the day with. And yes, while the Happy Easter Smoothie looks good, I prefer your dawn. (Probably because I have just had lunch and am not hungry.)

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    1. Well, the smoothie is tastier, but the sunrise is lower-cal and took no effort! (If you get a chance, do click on the other links - I think you'll enjoy them! Especially the flowers and bird).

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    2. I did click on the other links - and loved them. Sorry I obviously didn't make that clear enough. I had visited, appreciated and STILL preferred your skies.

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    3. Wow, thanks! I thought the tulips and bird gave my skies a run for their money. And of course the hair extension. LOL

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  6. And a happy whatever to you -- maybe you will find a new Faire Glade this spring. -- barbara

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    1. Thanks - maybe so! I'll keep my eyes peeled for faeries to lead me there. :-)

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  7. Oooooo!! So, so gorgeous! The close-ups look like paintings! Going to go check out those links now. I'm intrigued.... :)

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    1. Thank you, Molly! I thought they did too - pastels or watercolors. Maybe even oils! The colors were so amazing, and I loved how they were layered.

      Hope you enjoyed my links! I worked hard to find them! :-) (I did see that you enjoyed the bird! Wasn't s/he a beauty?!)

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  8. You paint so well with your camera ;-). Thanks xoxoxo

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    1. Great way to put it, Spudly! Thanks! :-) xoxoxo back atcha

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  9. On Friday I didn't get to linger or comment so I wanted to come back today and loiter over these beautiful photos. I also didn't have the chance to click on any links Friday and I'm especially glad I did that!

    I'm thinking you took the photos and then went in search of matching eye candy to link to? I'm amazed at the perfect "fits" you got. My absolute favorite was the bird. Talk about a perfect spring wardrobe! Those colors are so pretty, I'm sure that bird has no trouble finding a mate.

    My favorite of your photos was the last and even before I realized the connections to the link, I liked the clever "hair extensions" title for it because those trees look to me like the sky's "hair". Perhaps that wasn't intentional since to have found pastel hair extensions on purpose to go with the sky's hair might have a bit of a long shot but given your tenacity for these things, maybe that's just what you did!

    Fun post and happy Easter Monday!

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    1. Thanks for returning when you had more time to loiter! :-) Of course I'm always thrilled when you love my photos, but I'm especially tickled that you enjoyed the links so much! It didn't take long to find a variety of photos that more or less matched the sky's colors (and, whenever possible, the horizontal striations of colors, too!) and also matched my theme of spring. But it did take quite a while to choose from the photos I found! Especially the flowers - I found lots of beautiful flower photos, and let BW ultimately choose the one I used. I did not, however, pay any attention to the trees' resemblance to hair in that last photo when I chose the hair extension picture! I hadn't even been thinking of hair extensions - that photo just happened to come up in a search for "spring ensemble" when I was looking for a clothing photo to use! I love that you noticed that hair detail though, and appreciate your giving me credit for thinking of it myself!

      And I agree, that bird is beautiful! And here's another flower photo I came very close to using because it's gorgeous and matches the colors of the sky so well. The only reason I didn't was that it's the flower of a succulent that flowers in the summer, so isn't associated with spring. But isn't it a beauty?

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    1. Thanks, Bea, I'm glad you enjoyed! :-)

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  11. BEAUTIFUL colors miss Laloofah! I've glanced at these shots numerous times now - gives me a happy inner glow. I am finally getting to sit here uninterrupted so I could tell you this :) I could look at these all day!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, Maya! It was so sweet of you to stop by and tell me how much you've been enjoying this sunrise! :-) I'll have some more pretty sky shots coming up tomorrow for you to see, and hope they'll provide a happy inner glow as well - though it's going to be hard to beat the colors in these! It was some sunrise, alright. I'm so grateful to the inventors of photography, digital cameras, and computers so we can capture a fleeting sight like this one, share it, and enjoy it whenever we want to! :-)

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