Thursday, May 31, 2012

SWF>>>Backyard sunset

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday

These are a few shots from my backyard and from one of my prettier sunsets last week.

These photos have a lot in common..... the color blue. From the Bluejay on my deck to the blue and pink sky and a Great Blue Heron flying over my yard on its way to the nest.

I keep trying to get a better shot of my heron in flight but by the time I see it flying over my house it disappears into the trees.


Earlier in the day I saw these cool patterns of these white puffy clouds. I enjoy sitting on my deck and watching clouds roll by.

One of my simple pleasures is to see the sky and clouds turn this pretty pink color.


I hope you enjoyed my skies and post. To see more beautiful skies from around the world visit Skywatch Friday.

Thanks to the host of Skywatch: Sylvia and Sandy. Thanks, also for stopping by and for the lovely comments.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

45 comments:

  1. Such pretty cloud formations. And I love the Blue Jay. There. I said it. Hubby has such a war going on with them , chasing them from the feeders. I quite enjoy their antics. I'm tempted to put up a separate feeding station just for them. Oh, who am I kidding?--they'd still hog all the feed at the other feeders.

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  2. What a magnificent bird, the Blue Jay, Eileen. We have Jays but they are quite different.

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  3. Lovely Blue Jay shot Eileen and i know they are a little villainous but he looks like butter wouldn't melt.

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  4. I see the sky as sea.

    There are waves, white waves.

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  5. I saw a jay on the fence the other day but he got away before I could get the camera out! Love that cloud formation...it is always so interesting to see the different layers! Beautiful shots!

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  6. Beautiful shots of great variety. I love that blue jay.

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  7. I was wondering what music to listen to as I got my posts and comments organised tonight - yours was the first blog I came to - so “Blue” by Joni Mitchell it is!

    Cheers - Stewart M

    PS: really like the cloud shot.

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  8. Purdy sky photos! Awesome Jay!

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  9. Love the blue jay - they are so pretty.

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  10. Love the cloud formations in the blue and white shot, looks like rolls of cotton.

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  11. A lovely collection of blues indeed! One of my simple pleasures as well.

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  12. Really like the blue jay and the puffy clouds, and the heron is good too (they are so difficult to catch in flight).

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  13. love those puffy cloud lines. :) your bluejay shot is really nice, too!

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  14. Gorgeous sky...gorgeous sunset. Have a great weekend, too!

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  15. A Facebook friend of mine just posted a photo she took of a bluejay in her backyard this morning and I would swear it's the same one that you took the photo of (LOL).

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  16. Pretty skies and pretty birds. The Blue Jays always make me smile. When I put those peanuts out there is generally one up in a tree who will put out a call, and before I know it I have a whole family descending.

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  17. Hi Eileen, Love the pictures. I especially like that 3rd one with the interesting cloud formations.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Great skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. cloud watching is quite fun. Never boring. Like all your blues.

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  20. so many beautiful images Eileen, thank you for sharing!

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  21. Lovely colors in the sky and I also love the bird in flight and the blue jay.

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  22. Lovely skies from your deck, Eileen. Birds in flight are a challenge, hard to grab the camera in time.

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  23. I love the Bluejay! Wonderful photos. Blue is a great colour.

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  24. I do love your birds, Eileen, and what lovely, lovely skies! Such terrific captures for the day! I love your new header! Gorgeous flowers/colors! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  25. love those sky shots and those puffy white clouds, how very cool!

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  26. Lovely cloud pattern. Terrific captures.

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  27. beautiful skies and the Bluejay is amazingly gorgeous.

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  28. The bird looks cute. You've seen these pretty skies from your own backyard. May I accompany you?
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    www.womenandperspectives.com

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  29. That Bluejay is gorgeous!! And I love your skies. Have a lovely weekend.

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  30. Love the bluejay, and those "rows" of clouds are most interesting. Looks like you have had some lovely skies during the week. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

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  31. Love the theme:) Blue is one of my favorite things to capture in pictures. I think seeing a Heron fly over my garden everday would be pretty nice:)

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  32. Beautiful series.
    It's always nice to see the light and colours change around sunset.

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  33. Beautiful rows of puffy clouds,
    looks as though someone just ploughed it.

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  34. love the last 2 photos, fantastic colors, very soft and magical!
    Hugs

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  35. Eileen,
    I envy you!!! such a beautiful place to live in ...that BlueJay is a hero:)I love the clouds shot and the last shot is amazing!!Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  36. What gorgeous sky shots, nice tones and contrasts...and that little feathered one is too sweet.

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  37. You have fantastic photo opportunities from your patio. I love the sky photos. Happy SWF!

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  38. Great photo work....sooo beautiful...
    Best regards, Karin

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  39. I think that you and I share passions for the same simple things in life. I love your photos... and I love watching the world turn pink at sunset.

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  40. Beautiful skies in your neck of the woods. It's usually the clouds that add to the beauty. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend!

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  41. Beautiful blues in the sky--and I love that jay!

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  42. A fabulous shot of the bluejay. he sure is a lovely colour. It is good that you have time to relax on your deck and watch the clouds roll by and the sunset slide away. Way to go!

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  43. These shots are lovely. And what a great pic of the bluebird.

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

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Have a great day, Eileen