Friday, July 16, 2010

a long island sky


























before I started this daily photo blog I used to look up at the sky on a fairly regular basis. I could never get over the fact that despite living on such a traffic congested island where there seems to be an almost compulsive need to build onto every square inch of land, you could easily turn your thoughts to serenity and peace by the simple act of gazing up at the sky.
soon after this blog was born, I stumbled upon the 'skywatch friday meme'. it seemed like the perfect place for me to document my experiences of looking upwards. why not join in the fun I thought, I've always enjoyed this habit of looking and seeing what is 'up' and now I would have an instant venue to share those images with others.
today, 'skywatch friday' is celebrating 3 years of skywatching. thank you klaus, sandy, wren, fishing guy and sylvia for making this possible every week!
below are some of my favorite skies I have found over long island. please tell me which one you like the best. & by all means, please visit skywatch friday to share your sky too!



16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I think many of us have learned to look up to discover the beauty of our world and our skies! Thank you so much, Lily, for contributing to Sky Watch as we begin a 4th year of enjoying and appreciating our beautiful skies! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you as always for your comments! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Indrani said...

Love the various moods in the shots. Such a wonderful and colorful series of shots.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bibi said...

These are excellent and it is so true that when city life gets you down, look up!!

Hilda said...

Definitely the third with the birds! Although all are beautiful really.

Purnima@a creative project said...

beautiful capture.. The last one is so stunning.!! I totally agree with you .. Though I joined just last week my perspective about the beauty of the sky has changed a lot.. I look at it differently!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lily: Thanks so much for your wonderful tribute to the sky and SWF. I would have to pick your gull filled sky as my favorite of the group.

Larry D said...

Nice work, happy SWF!

Marlene said...

Awesome skies!

Anonymous said...

Those are great!!Pgma

Halcyon said...

An abundance of beautiful skies!

byron said...

Though I am always drawn to the rabbit in the moon, I have to go with the wonderfully dark action shot of the birds...

SandyCarlson said...

Finding peace by looking at the sky.... I think that is the essence of skywatch. I think we all seek that peace. You say and show it so well.

Paz said...

I like all of them! ;-)

Alexa said...

I'm hard-pressed to pick a favorite here—they're all spectacular! But the birds and the moon kind of grab me. Keep on lookin' up!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I spend so much time looking up that I'm constantly tripping over everything. The moon shot - STUNNING!!! Love the birds took, they are so difficult to capture. Great shots