Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pleasant Views




"I believe that one of the great problems for individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye." Lady Bird Johnson







Thank goodness we have Sky Watch Friday to celebrate all the beautiful skies that bloggers find from all parts of the globe. Sky Watch reminds me that this can either be a smelly mangrove swamp at low tide on a chilly morning or a nature's beautiful paintbrush in action, all a matter of choice.

ART CALL:
After chasing pretty skies, altered art or mixed media is my favourite creative passion. Altered art can be considered recycling as we find old loved bits & pieces and give them a new life in a different form. Later this month Evelyn in Montreal is hosting a Festival of Postcards with the theme of ‘signs’.

She and her blogging buddies who collect vintage and interesting postcards are allowing us a peek at their treasured finds. Altered Artists, Mixed Media and Mail Art devotes are welcome to participate in our own little altered kind of way. I am working on something special to share on the 24th of July looking forward to seeing how other people use their postcards as a little canvas.

40 comments:

Pión said...

no te deprimas te apoyamos desde españa

Lori said...

how lovely... i saw some lovely sunsets on my recent trip to tennessee...i wish now that i had captured them with my camera...

Maya said...

Just the other day, my husband and I played cloud watch..., what we see in them, along the lines of the Rorschach inkblot test. I'm really grateful that the sky feels so close when I sit on my porch! Have a great weekend!

Erin said...

a happy thursday to you.
love the shape of the clouds across the back of the capture...beautiful.

Dewdrop said...

I totally agree. It makes me so sad when my views are devastated by "development". God is so masterful. We are really destroying the view.

Amazing color combination here!

Tara said...

The colors in the sky are amazing and so inspiring, thank you for sharing...i need to be outside!

Sara G said...

Awesome colors!
Great photo
Happy SWF

Bradley Myers said...

Great colors and wonderful photo. I have not been by for awhile, I hope you are having a great summer.

Sanna said...

Interesting clouds and colours. =)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I agree: thank goodness for Sky Watch. ;-)

And thank goodness that you keep posting such lovely photos.

Vita Stunder said...

I agree with you.

Lovley shot and beautiful sky!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

bobbie said...

The colors in this photo are just amazing!

Jeri said...

What a magnificent sky! The quote is perfect!!

Calm Energy said...

Gorgeous photo...I also agree with your comments. Nothing like looking up to the heavens to fill up with JOY~ Maria

Ida said...

Wonderful scene and colors.
Wise and pensive thougts and words....
You're feeding my soul and mind.... :)

fourwindsphotojournal said...

What an unusal sky. Reminds me of people dancing.
I love it.

Oh, and I agree with Lady Bird!

Tranquility said...

Those are such interesting clouds, the way they spike up and then back down. Beautiful view!

Photo Cache said...

I see monsters in the distance :)

Lovely capture.

Ebie said...

Love it! The clouds look line dancing ladies!

Nikki said...

Very pretty! I think the sky is the best canvas ever! It is always changing but never dull!

My Skywatch is here

Guy D said...

Very nice, you never disappoint.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Dagrun said...

Just beautiful! The different colour nuances come out just perfectly! This was really, really nice!

jabblog said...

Glorious colours - fabulous photograph

Carol said...

Great photo...beautiful colors...

Babooshka said...

These are incredible images. Such an unusual colour combination. We rarely get green and only once have I photographed it as a night sky.

J Bar said...

Interesting colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carolyn said...

What a spectacular sunset. The colours are so warm and I can not smell the mangrove swamp so I see it as a lovely low tide! Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

SandyCarlson said...

Yes; thank God for the beauty we come together to share. What a blessing blogging is to bring all this beauty round and round the world.

Lovely, lovely photo.

Tom said...

The picture is outstanding.. and the words excellent.. I enjoyed my time here as always... have a great weekend.
Tom
My post are: Sky Blue and Sky Poem

srp said...

Oh it is a beautiful paintbrush.. to be sure... lovely.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful and artful sky you have captured!

Eric(NL) said...

Wow, some very nice colors here, also love the reflection in this picture!!

Well done!!

Have a nice SWF

Karen said...

Beautiful skies !!!

Love the shapes of the clouds...

Very cool capture !!

jojo-caramel said...

incredible colors and clouds ! My sky is often grey...

Stacie said...

Absolutely beautiful sunset!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Hmm, I think I agree with you. It's not so much that our world is no longer beautiful, it's that people are just too busy to stop and notice the beauty. Great photo!

Gennasus said...

What great shapes those clouds have made. Like others, I see monsters!

meandering pearl said...

such a sunset! have a loveliest of days!!!

theoldboathouse said...

Hi, So beautiful. I have just purchased the book A pig with six legs from the cloud Appreciation Society. Do you know it?? You would love it. Thankyou for your lovely comments. Happy dreaming.. Cheers Katherine

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Beautiful photo with gorgeous colors! :-)