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:

Sue said...

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.

Caroline Gill said...

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

Kerri said...

Beautiful!

Phil said...

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

rainfield61 said...

I see the sky as sea.

There are waves, white waves.

Linda said...

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!

Rajesh said...

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

Stewart M said...

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.

dAwN said...

Purdy sky photos! Awesome Jay!

Happyone said...

Love the blue jay - they are so pretty.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Gillian Olson said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

barbara l. hale said...

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

Kay said...

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).

Denise said...

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.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

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

Gary said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

Laura said...

so many beautiful images Eileen, thank you for sharing!

Carver said...

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

Martha Z said...

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

Pieces of Sunshine said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Indrani said...

Lovely cloud pattern. Terrific captures.

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful skies and the Bluejay is amazingly gorgeous.

Lina Gustina said...

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

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Liz said...

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

forgetmenot said...

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 :)

Rohrerbot said...

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:)

afanja said...

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

thomas said...

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

Tiago Braga said...

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

NatureStop said...

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

jewaicious said...

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

Joyful said...

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

Karin M. said...

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

KB said...

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.

chubskulit said...

Your bluejay is gorgeous!

AVCr8teur said...

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!

SandyCarlson said...

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

diane b said...

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!

ladyfi said...

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