Thursday, December 1, 2011

SWF>>>>Playa Blanca, Panama

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday.  It is amazing how fast these Fridays roll around. I am not complaining I love the weekends. It is a special Friday for me, my 55th birthday. WOW 55, where did all those years go?  Next week on the 7th my son will be 19 years old and my dear hubby will be 55 on the 10th. Happy Birthday to my son and hubby!

I have some shots of the sunrise at the beach at the Playa Blanca resort in Panama.


It was cool to see the sunrise on the Pacific, usually you would see a sunset on the Pacific.



Just like the beach at home, we saw Willets and Sanderlings, Pelicans and some Magnificent Frigatebirds. The sun is starting to reflect on the water and beach.



And in the distance there was an Egret.


A threatening sky did not keep the fishing boats from going out early in the morning.



You can not see them in my photos but while we were on the beach there was a steady stream of swallows flying by. I believe they were different kinds, tree, barn and others. Most likely they were migrating south.


Not sure what these birds were, maybe vultures?



To see more beautiful skies please visit  Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the hosting group: Sylvia, Sandy, Wren and Fishing Guy. Thank you for stopping by to see my skies. Happy Skywatching and have a great weekend.

44 comments:

Sandra said...

stunning beach and sky.. we love beaches and this would be perfect. happy birthday tomorrow, you have reached a milestone. my hubby and I got married when I was 40 and he 48, then we blinked twice and now we are 67 and 75 and we can't figure out where the time went.

grammie g said...

HI Eileen...Oh really enjoyed these ...they have a stormy look to them which makes lovely casting on the water...my very favorite though is the boat in the cove ..it looks like a painting and would make a great subject for one!! : }
~~~ Happy ~~Birthday~~~ to you, your son and your hubby!!! : }}

Grace

Barbara Selkirk said...

Eileen - what fabulous amazing and beautiful photographs. I love each one... moody, exhilerating, romantic, adventurous - all those things... thanks so much for sharing, they are such a gift to all your readers.

And Happy Birthday to all of you, specially you - and of course isn't it true that time flies when you're having fun...

Hope you have an absolutely marvelous day and year ahead.

rainfield61 said...

Such a familiar view to me.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Beautiful skies, now I have a photography blog I do hope to be joining Skywatch on Friday myself.

TexWisGirl said...

GORGEOUS skies! love those powerful clouds!

happy birthday to you!!! and to your hubby as well! and many more to come!

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful scenes! Happy birthday and SWF!

Phil said...

Some wonderful sky shots Eileen. I can never quite decide which is best - sunrise or sunset. I suppose sunrise because then the whole day is ahead, but it's much harder to get up early for a 5am sunrise than it is to wait for sunset.

Denise said...

Oh my, such breathtaking photos!!! Love the reflections of the sun on the water. Happy Birthday Eileen, and also Happy Birthday to your hubby and son.

Calling Ravens said...

Happy Happy Birthday Eileen!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend for your birthday!
And happy birthday wishes [coming up] for your son and hubby too!
Wishing you all the best life has to offer!
meggs.xx

Calling Ravens said...

LOL-I forgot to say your sky photos are gorgeous!!!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images of such a stunning seascape...I love seeing big skies.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

So wonderful ! Beautiful colors and a great silence.

Jidhu Jose said...

great shots

thomas said...

Happy Birthday Eileen!

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots, love them!
Happy birthday!
Have a great weekend.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Dianne said...

Stunning shimmer across the sea - peaceful and serene! beautifully captured - Well done!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Eileen the waters look so peaceful. I love when sea birds fly over large bodies of water~

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Ooops, just saw that it was your birthday...hope it was/is grand. Mine is coming soon too;)

Sylvia K said...

What gorgeous, skies and water and such a variety of moods! You've captured them perfectly! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Sylvia

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shots, using the canvas of the sky to great advantage with the shadow play of the silhouettes!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, and a very Happy Birthday as well! Ah, where did those years go indeed!! I'm old enough to be your mother!!! Celebrate and enjoy!

Sylvia

mary said...

Stunning photos! And Happy Birthday to you!! Enjoy your day!

SWF

Carver said...

Stunning shots from the beach. I love the way the light shimmers on the water.

lotusleaf said...

Wonderful shots! Many happy returns of your birthday!

Rajesh said...

Superb early morning views.

betchai said...

beautiful sky and ocean photos, the clouds and the lighting combined with the vast ocean and waves made the pictures really very dramatic

missing moments said...

Such beautiful skies and love that one with the boat going out.

Valerie said...

Wonderful, dramatic clouds, lovely ocean and I especially like the last shot, framed as it is with the palm frond! Wishing you and yours memorable birthdays, spent doing what brings you joy. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog Eileen.

ladyfi said...

Sigh... what lovely light!

magiceye said...

breathtaking images all!!

happy birthday!!!

Jen said...

Happy birthday, Eileen!! Beautiful shots for the occasion! Hope you have a great day..

diane b said...

Absolutely magic sky shots especially your header with the lone bird. We always see the sun rise over the Pacific and I find it difficult to work out how you can from Panama. Happy Birthday to you and the others. All in the same month.

Gattina said...

Very special skies ! beautiful !

Indrani said...

So it is Happy BirthMONTH!!!! :)
Have great celebrations!
Wishes to all of you from Bangalore!

Superb shots!

Dawn Fine said...

Gorgeous clouds!

Karen said...

Stunning photos! Hope you have a happy birthday!

Karin M. said...

Wow, those are soooo beautiful moments ... the sky is spectacular, your shots are magnificent ...
Dear greetings Karin

Louis la Vache said...

Happy birthday to all three of you!

Sensational SkyWatch images, Eileen!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots Eileen. Can I be your personal assistant so I can go with you when you travel? Hahaha, just kidding.

My sky shots, Have a beautiful weekend!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I really like the colors, lights and reflections. Greetings.

Lina Gustina said...

Belated happy birthday to you and happy birthday also to your husband and son :)

Enjoying your lovely sky shots!

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Ebie said...

Eileen, may blessings to you and your family on your birthdays! The skies and ocean front views are rejoicing in unison as you celebrate another milestone in your lives.