Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch 7

This weeks guest intro comes from 'Nonizamboni'

For sure the sky leads a colorful life of its own—from its glorious reflection of the sun’s rising each morning, its gathering and release of illusive clouds or the blanching by a scorching sun at mid-day until the finale when the sun quietly--or just as brilliantly--descends into repose, whispering memories of the day across the horizon. I believe it is healthy for our eyes, and our soul, to look up once in awhile, scan the horizon, wish on rainbows and maybe figure out what those clouds really look like. It is even more amazing to imagine the all the different sky views through the eyes of so many likeminded photographers who post their ‘viewpoint’ every week on SkyWatch Friday.

To me, seeing the sky reflected in water is a bonus so it is always rewarding to post what I see around Minnesota lakes. The sky is big here and all this water attracts visiting water fowl and birds. After all, the state motto is ‘land of 10,000 lakes.’ Each Friday I look forward to sharing what I’ve seen, knowing I’ll have so many beautiful sky views to visit plus the friendly greetings and encouragement from my fellow sky watchers. All this just by looking up at the sky!

"...from the sky, from the earth, from a
scrap of paper, from a passing shape,
from a spider's web.. We must pick out what
is good for us where we can find it."
Pablo Picasso