Thursday, 26 January 2012

With just a hint - SkyWatch Friday

As some of you may know I am involved with a bird banding group. One of the things I like most about banding is the opportunity to seem common birds very close up. In almost all cases a beauty is revealed that exceeds the bird’s mundane reputation (keep going this does have something to do with the sky).

I’ve been thinking about the sky over the last few weeks – I’ve not been at work, so such things are possible, even encouraged during such times. And I’ve come to the conclusion that I may have missed the beauty in the more common, everyday skies that surround us. So, with this in mind I took this picture. The blue is an Australian sky to a tee, and the hint of cloud is there to remind us that the sky is full of water as well as light.

I still love the big showy skies of dusk and dawn, the drama of thunder clouds and sword rays of light. But where would we be without simple sky blue skies like this?

You can find more (and probably more spectacular) skies at SkyWatch Friday.

You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the skies.

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi Stewart, I enjoy the simple skies. The blue is so pretty and intense. Great post and Happy Skywatching.

Andrea said...

Hi Stewart, in a few weeks from now our skies will be mostly like this, and that means it will be very hot and humid, and we will feel very sticky. But i agree that color of the sky is the best sky, simple and pure!

karen said...

Hmmm dreaming of blue skies like this, you can guess what ours is like, it begins with a 'g' - in fact we had hail this morning,.... miss it?? :)

Sylvia K said...

I, too, enjoy the simple skies -- when we have them!! I can always enjoy skies like you have here today! Hope your week is going well, Stewart!

Sylvia

Gary said...

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

HansHB said...

A lovely blue sky, - like I found it in Sydney!
I wish you a Happy Friday!

Jim said...

Great blue sky.

magda and crew in australia said...

Stewart M, this is a thoroughly sensitive Post to read.
I experience what you have written as expressing a quiet moment within the Soul, a moment when the Soul is hand in hand with the ethereal physical beauty of this Earth.
Thank you for such a quietly sensitive beautiful sharing...

and when the Sky wants to impress with being Blue.. it does so grandly..
and the wonder... when simply being blue... without other input... one also sees the many subtle hues of blue it is, just like your photo shows.

A lovely Sky and thoughts for Celebrating Australia Day.

CameraCruise said...

Love your blue sky!
Here we have snowstorm.
Have a great weekend.
Mette

Karen said...

True blue Stewart! I really think the skies are the bluest in Oz.

chubskulit said...

Lovely blue sky!

My Skywatch. Have a nice weekend!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Simple and beautiful blue sky.

Regards and best wishes

ladyfi said...

You're right -we do take the simple things of life for granted.

Lovely blue sky!

MANA GROUP said...

nice work

MANA GROUP said...

lovely

Magia da Inês said...

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Simplicidade linda!!!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil

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amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous blue sky! We are in the midst of winter, so ours are mostly gray.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What's that expression, Stewart... "less is more"? I think it might apply here. Very creative!

NicoleB said...

Yes, it's easy to miss simple, beautiful things.
I love the clear blue with a hint of clouds :)

Kateri said...

Sometimes those simple skies are the best--glorious and simple.