Thursday, October 23, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Here and There

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If you've been reading my blog here for a while, you'll remember that I've been pining to return to Italy. Yes, two years ago right now I was having the time of my life as I was avoiding the season of SAD. But as fall is upon us and our blue skies are becoming more and more rare, you'll understand why I long for the beautiful azure skies and cosy warmth of autumn in this Mediterranean country. Here are two photos contrasting the sky over Steveston (above), a fishing village about 20 minutes from my place, and the sky over Sicily (below) - same time of year. To join in or view participants' photos, simply click HERE.

29 comments:

Carver said...

I think they are both gorgeous shots in their different ways.

Migs CFL fan said...

Great variety in shots. Perfect for SWF. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

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Annie said...

Well, you could also visit our Australain skies too!!! They are quite blue..in between storms!

Annie

bowledover said...

These pictures make me think of the world today. In the first you can be surrounded by life and events, in the other the peace and quiet we need, to balance it all out.
Both are lovely pictures.Thank you for sharing them.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great contrast, both lovely photos...

Gill in Southern Ontario

Hootin' Anni said...

Boo! Did I scare you? You have a Halloween Treat at my blog for Friday...if you'd like, stop by and scroll down.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like both photos, Leslie. I'm so sorry winter makes you feel down.

Jeanne said...

Both beautiful images but I can understand the longing for those brilliant blues.

Photo Cache said...

nice contrast between two shots. we all get to experience both of those.

ellen b. said...

And today here I am in Southern California wishing to be where the skies are like yours :0)
We are in the upper 90's today, it's just not right...
I'm ready for a trip across the pond, too.

ChrissyM said...

What a great variety in photos. Sorry to hear that the winter drags you know, but I can relate to what you are talking about. The summers fly and the winters drag.

People with Cameras said...

Lovely photos! I really like the 2nd one.

Kay said...

They are both beautiful photos. Italy is certainly beautiful but I love Canada, too. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

naturglede said...

Incredible good photoes. I like the last one best:)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Both are very good photos... the second one is amazing.. the rolling green hills, ah... such serenity in that, hey?
Very nice indeed!
I hope all goes well now that the winter seems to creep along us... I know so many that suffer the SAD. It's a terrible thing to have to go through and my heart goes out to you...
{HUG}
~Michele~

Deborah Godin said...

Nice to see all the boats, even under an autumn sky - I visited Steveston once many years ago, love the West coast.

babooshka said...

Beautiful reflection.

Denise said...

Great pictures Leslie, both very beautiful skies. My son and his fiance will be honeymooning in Italy next June. I would love to go myself one day, as I have never been there.

Shrinky said...

What a super idea to contrast these two so different shots taken at the same time of year. I am glad for the cahnging seasons, there is something comforting about battening down the hatches, drawing the curtains against the elements, and lighting a warm, comforting fire.

Yes, like you, I do pine for the sunshine (I need my sunbed in the winter months) we have been beset by hurricanes and storms over the past couple of weeks, but when I picked my hubby up from the airport after a couple of weeks in Dubai, he was thrilled t walk out into the eye of the storm!

Pearl Maple said...

Both beautiful photos, sky watch friday is a great way to mark the change of seasons and celebrate the best of all of them.

Thanks for sharing your view of the sky with us all.

Louise said...

Hmmm. I know which one I would choose if a choice were possible. No wonder you are pining!

Linda Reeder said...

I agree that gray skies can be a downer, and yet I enjoy the seasonal changes we have here in the Pacific northwest. But my daughter moved to Colorado because of SAD.

Cindy said...

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Arija said...

I quite understand your point of view. I love Sicily too, and Reggio di Calabria and many, many other places initaly.
Beautiful contrast in pictures.

John said...

Lovely photos, Leslie!

Elizabeth said...

These shots are great! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth

Gbex and Ellen said...

Hello, Have a nice weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the warmth of these images.

Neva said...

What a nice view in both shots.....