Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Sunny January Day for Sky Watch Friday

After what seems like
a long time
without sunshine,

The sun came out
and smiled at me all the way home!

photo taken on the way home from work today

Before daylight
savings time,
I used to see
the most beautiful
on the way to work 
on the way home.

 sunrise photo taken on the way to work end of October
...I used to think the powerlines looked awful,

~ But now ~ 
I see them as crosses beneath the sunrise...
and my point of view has changed.
This time of year,
the skies are bright both ways.
Wishing you bright sunshiny days throughout January.
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Thank you to our Sky Watch Friday hosts: 

~January 15, 2010 would have been my mom's 85 birthday~
Remembering Mom


Serendipity said...

Lovely :)

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots, Maria! Really love the glowing colors in the second one! Thank you for stopping by and for your comment! Wishing you a great weekend!


Regina said...

Beautify post and words.,

Great skies!

Have a nice weekend.

Regina said...

Beautiful post and words.

Great skies!

Have a nice weekend.

Jeanette said...


fickleinpink said...

...suddenly it blinds you!
Come watch the sky with me!
Happy Weekend ahead!


Wanda said...

Maria what lovely skies. Thank you so much for stopping by, and especially taking time to look at my Art Blog. You kind words are so appreciated.
BTW your Misty looks a lot like my Molly -- Is she a Shih Tzu?

I've bookmarked you for a favorite, so will be visiting you more often.

A new friend

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We almost had sun today...and hopefully it will be making an appearance soon. Great photo.


EcoRover said...

Wow, this view is truly breathtaking!

Cassandra Frear said...

I enjoyed the sunshine today, too!

Vicki said...

Hi, Maria,
I tried to leave a comment earlier and for some reason blogger would not let me so I am trying again. I love to come over and see God's handiwork in your beautiful skies. I am glad, too, that you all are having some welcome sunshine. I really need that sunshine to keep my spirits up in the winter. I am looking forward to spring and working in my garden. You had asked about lightening a stain on vintage baby gown, and honestly I don't really know. I have heard that sunshine can lighten stains and also hydrogen peroxide applied to the stain with a cotton swab might work. You might want to consult with a professional dry cleaner to see what they might suggest. Enjoy your Friday, my sweet friend, and have a fabulous weekend! Sending lots of love your way! Vicki

Pietro said...

Really marvellous skies, Maria!
Happy Sky Watch!

Dianne said...

Hey Maria, we are having sunshine here today also and a heat wave--LOL--supposed to be in the mid-fifties, something we haven't experienced in a few weeks.

So glad you like the header picture on my blog. It is actually the photography of another girl online--I just (with her permission) changed it to a watercolor with a digital imaging program.

Wow! You were really young when you lost your mom. I am so sorry but know that her person, her loves, her genuine spirit dwells within you also.

Thinking especially of you today, Dianne

Amanda said...

You're lucky your drive to work is so peaceful, mom! I love the purples, pinks and yellows in your second photo =) glad the sun peeked at you! love you and happy skywatch

koralee said...

Ahhhh...wishing you sweet memories of your dear mom.

You won my giveaway sweet one! email me your mailing address..

I am so happy you won!

Jenny said...

Beautiful photos. Hope your day was filled with happy memories.

joo said...

have a good weekend:)

Cathy said...

Beautiful Maria! We finally got some blue skies and sunshine this week too.

deborahspalette said...

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Thanks and God Bless you Blog. Deborah

Barb said...

Hi Maria, I like the energy of the sunshine and the blanket of the sunset, too. I agree that if we can change our point-of-view, sometimes we can see and understand some amazing things. (I am trying to do that!) I think of my own Mom nearly every day - the wonderful memories make me very glad.)