Thursday, August 23, 2012

Skywatching locally

Hello,  I am linking up with Skywatch Friday.

These are a few scenes and shots of the sky from around my yard and neighborhood.




This cloud above reminds me of cotton candy.



One of my cute Chipping Sparrows. I will be sad to see my summer birds leaving soon, they will probably start heading south soon. I have not seen the male hummingbird lately only the female and the youngins.



A small sliver of the moon in a pretty blue sky.


The Turkey and Black Vultures are always hanging around. In fact they should be very happy soon, I believe deer hunting will be starting on Sept 15 on the reservoir property. They will be well fed by the hunters.

I like the tops of these pretty clouds.

Sunset at our lake.





I love this pink reflection of the clouds on the lake.

I hope you enjoyed my day and skies.
To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit: Skywatch Friday.
Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!. Thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

41 comments:

  1. I don't know eileen. At first when looking at the top photo I suddenly thought you were going to do a story on Chemtrails and X-Files Government Conspiracies. LOL

    Kidding!

    Nice peaceful pictures and I like the Turkey Vulture scenes. We had many up in Anza.


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  2. Such pretty shots! I love the wispy cloud and that sliver of moon.

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  3. Tolle Fotos! Das erste erinnert mich ein bisschen an einen Drachen an einer Schnur...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  4. very pretty scenes Eileen, love the sunset in reflection.

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  5. Stunning...... that last shot just takes my breath away!

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  6. Nice photo series with "heavenly" image viewing.
    Wish you a good day :)
    Hanne Bente

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  7. Gorgeous skies - I especially love that sliver of a moon!

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  8. Oh, what a variety of wonderful shots☆☆☆ Lovely bird and nature; haha, I love the cloud with cotton candy shape (♥˘◡˘♥)
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  9. really, really beautiful pink reflection shots! the top shot reminded me of a corny dog on a stick. :)

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  10. Oh great sky shots, Eileen, esp the lake sunset captures! Oh so beautiful! =)

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  11. Sitting on a chair, sipping Chinese tea, and chatting with my wife in our garden,

    we see the same beautiful sky.

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  12. Love that moon and the blushing skies! Also the TV shot. We have about 25 Turkey Vultures hanging around our little town. They perch in a dead tree right in town at night. Very eerie.

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  13. Love that last reflection shot!!

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  14. Hi Eileen!Nice to have a lake near your house!The pic. are amazing!Have a lovely weekend my friend! Dimi...

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  15. I'd want to gaze at those skies, too - and at the tranquil lake.

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  16. Wonderful photos. Happy Skywatching!

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  17. Gentle beautiful mood. Very relaxing pics. Love that first sky pic. I think the hummingbirds are beginning to migrate. They are coming through Arizona in great numbers right now. It started about a week ago...pretty incredible stuff. Happy Thursday!

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  18. Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. cool, I love that cotton candy. :) Did it taste good?

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  20. What a great variety of skies, colors and clouds, Eileen! Terrific captures for the day! I particularly love the water and reflections! So much beauty to be enjoyed! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Thank you for this journey to such an amazing environment very much !

    Please have you all a good Friday.

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  22. A lovely series of images Eileen; I too thought of cotton candy (we call it fairy floss). The reflection over your lake is such a calming scene. Wishing you also a wonderful weekend.

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  23. A great series Eileen!
    Love the elements you have framed.

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  24. That last photo is incredible! Awesome reflection and colors.

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  25. Awesome captures, Eileen. Love it :)
    Have a great weekend!

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2012/08/sky-watch-morning-joy.html

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  26. So gorgeous. That last shot is serene and breathtaking!

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  27. Beautiful "celestial" images.
    Wish you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

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  28. Beautiful work Eileen. The sunset is my fave.

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  29. Love the Moon picture! So simple and beautiful.

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  30. I like the expression, "cotton candy cloud" fits perfectly !

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  31. Wow!Cotton candy in the sky,
    great capture.

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  32. pretty collection of photos of the sky in many different moods

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  33. Fantastic series! The moon is great!

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  34. Your sky photos are just beautiful, and the bird is like a strawberry topping! Fantastic..

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  35. What wonderful pink reflections - like a delicious strawberry drink!

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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.
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