Thursday, December 15, 2011

SWF>>>>Backyard sunset


With my backyard sunset I am linking up with Skywatch Friday






While watching the sunset from my deck, I could hear the Cardinals. Cardinal sounds were coming from all directions.



Zooming in, the colors of the sunset looked more orangy than the pink in the previous photos. My photos were all taken within minutes of each other.





I hope you enjoyed seeing my pretty sunset and skies. Skywatch Friday is one of my favorite memes, I lov seeing beautiful skies from around the world.  Happy Skywatching!

Thanks to the hosting group of Sylvia, Wren, Sandy and Fishing Guy. And I always appreciate and enjoy your visits and comments on my post.  Have a safe and happy weekend!!


48 comments:

Karin M. said...

Such a beautiful sky, these are wonderful shots ..
Greetings Karin

GrandmaK said...

Leaves one speechless!!! These are just wonderful pictures!!! Have a wonderful day! Cathy

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great sky. I think these are what my father sued to call 'Mackerel Skies' - the stipes look like those on the side of a fish!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Kerri said...

Those skies are lovely!

Are those last night's skies (12/14/11)? We had beautiful skies that I got some snaps of too (last night) and I just wondered if we were looking at the same time :)

Sandra said...

I love sky watch and would be so happy to have this stunning sky out of my yard. we have to many trees between us and where the sun goes down, we get a little but nothing like this. beautiful ducks down below.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous. love the waves of the clouds. :)

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...My these as gorgeous...it is amazing how fast the sun sets isn't it..don't hesitate or you'll miss it lol!
I like them all, but I do really like the second one with the rows of pink cotton looking clouds!!
You are lucky to have so many Cardinals..I have some that come to the feeders, and it is always about sunset you hear there song!!

Grace

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Stunning sunsets and a handsome looking bird. :)

Linda G. said...

What a beautiful sunset! I like the picture of your cardinal too.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful captures! The cardinal is so pretty.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

those rippling clouds are amazing!! beautiful sky-shots!!

love the cardinal too...funny how you still have cardinals there?? ours have left i guess for the winter...i haven't seen or heard them in a while! i guess if they make their home in (north) FL...and the temp gets below 60...they head farther south??!!

jabblog said...

Beautiful sunset. It's amazing how quickly the colours change.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Oh Eilen questo colore rosa nel cielo è meraviglioso !
Buona serata :))
Myriam

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Exquisite! The skies and the male Northern Cardinal! Have a wonderful Fri. tomorrow!

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking captures, Eileen!! Gorgeous skies and colors and so dramatic! Love the blackened, bare trees against the pastel skies! Love the bird, too! Perfect! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Inger-M said...

I love those wavy pink clouds! You have a beautiful view from your back yard!

Gary said...

Beautiful pastels heightened by the red Cardinal!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Valerie said...

A beautiful collection Eileen. Soft cloud tones contrasting with the silhouttes of trees; rippling clouds that remind me of sandy ripples on a beach; absolutely exquisite shot of the Cardinal, and what seems to be an angry sky. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Robert Geiss said...

yes, second picture is awesome !


please have a good friday.

daily athens photo

LauraX said...

Beautiful Eileen!!! I hope you will consider sending me an email about what you are grateful for to add to this year's gratitude word quilt. It will be posted on my blog on Dec 31st. I am collecting expressions of gratitude from around the world. Enjoy the weekend's skies, blue, grey, or filled with a pallet of many colors!
Gentle steps,
Laura

Life Ramblings said...

your sunset photos are captivating and the cardinal is so gorgeous.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful sky!! and the cardinal so beautiful Eileen thanks for sharing the photos and the visit. ^_^ Happy weekend!

SWF

SquirrelQueen said...

What a gorgeous sky, I love the second photo with the ripples in the clouds. It looks like Mr. Cardinal was enjoying the sunset too.

Rajesh said...

Glorious sunset shots. The shot of Cardinal is great.

bettyl said...

I love the fact that the sky can change dramatically in a matter of moments! Lovely shots, Eileen.

DrillerAA09 said...

What a brilliant set of captures. Outstanding work.

chubskulit said...

Absolutely beautiful!

My skywatch. Happy Holidays!

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for sharing this view. Very beautiful, as ever!

missing moments said...

Such beautiful skies! Love the ripples in the clouds.

Sara Chapman said...

Good clean air and a good eye make these sunset photos extra wonderful. Those jewel-like ripples!

Lew said...

Beautiful colors! One nice feature of this meme is that you do not have to travel far to get a photo.

Emille said...

The 2nd pic is very beautiful and unusual - my favorite!

Phil said...

Nice sunset pictures Eileen - like those layers of pink clouds that look like pillows.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a wonderful view you have from your backyard! great shots :)

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow!

Arija said...

An absolutely wonderful sequence of sunset skies. I particularly like the roll clouds, one sees them so seldom. Really lovely.

magiceye said...

breathtaking images!

wollreflections said...

Wonderful sky :D

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos from your backyard!
Love the colours!
Have a great weekend.

thomas said...

Wow!You got some real pretty backyard sunset this week.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots. Gorgeous sky and cute cardinal. You always bring nature to life.

Darryl and Ruth :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Spectacular sunsets, Eileen! We love watching sunsets in the winter since we can actually see more of them without the leaves on the trees.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous sunset, Eileen.. The 2nd one is awesome --with those colors.

That is also a fabulous picture of Mr. Cardinal. He posed so nicely for you.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful skies and sunsets!
I really enjoyed your pictures!

Andrew said...

A wonderful sky to see... lovely images.

Carletta said...

Beautiful color!
I love that second shot. It looks like waves of pink sand. :)
Lovely shot of the cardinal! That green background really shows him off.
Have a great weekend Eileen!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous photos. I am always in awe of the beauty of the changing sky. Hope you have a wonderful day,
Kathy

Sallie said...

Your backyard (and I think I may have mentioned this before ;>)) is simply Paradise. That sky -- and all those cardinals -- just heaven.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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