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.


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

  2. 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!

  3. 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?? :)

  4. 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!


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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. Simple and beautiful blue sky.

    Regards and best wishes

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

    Lovely blue sky!

  12. °º✿

    Simplicidade linda!!!
    Bom fim de semana!

    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

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

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

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

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