Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SkyWatch *19 Around the Compass

Where ever you look, the clouds burst forth
to South, East, West or North.
Which of these clouds do you like best,
The East, North, South or West?

EAST



NORTH




SOUTH




WEST



Straight off the camera they came
I only added directional name,
and with a little time delay,
here is the sunrise that same day.



To Klaus and the rest of the SkyWatch team
my thanks for organizing this meme.

To see the skies from near or far,
click on the Logo and there you are!

85 comments:

  1. Great sky and cloud shots, Happy New Year, and here's to many more great photos in 2009.

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  2. Love them all, but I think I like the clouds in the west the best...and then that sunset..oh that's a beautiful sight! Thanks for all this beauty! Happy New Year!

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  3. West is best! well, for at least that moment in time. Clouds fascinate me! Happy New Year to you and yours for a great 2009!

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  4. Not only the skies and sunrise are terrific, but so are your poetical words! I don't know which of these Australian skies I like best but I think the sunrise is my favourite. I am going to post my SWF in about 4 hours and it's also a sunrise, but on a misty wintermorning. So quite different.Have a great weekend!

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  5. I love the clarity of the North sky
    Arija. There is something in my soul which makes me love the whole concept of the North - I love the cold climate, the clear skies - everything about it. Happy New Year to you.

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  6. Wonderful shots Arija. What a wonderful sunrise shot. Gorgeous. I like the West best, but love the rest.....

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  7. While I liked all your pictures, the sunset is absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad you posted them all rather than picking only one.

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  8. Great idea and very beautiful pictures!Happy New Year 2009 to you and Happy SWF!

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  9. Our clouds settle like a blanket and lack form at this time of year. Lovely pictures. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  10. Too hard to choose, Arija. They are all wonderful. ;-)

    All the best in 2009!

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  11. You've got summer downunder I see. It is wonderful to see such soft white clouds and blue sky.
    Happy new year to you and your family

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  12. I love them all, and your poem too! Great post and shots, happy swf

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  13. Wherever direction you look, its beautiful, but the last photo is breathtaking!!!

    Happy skywatching!

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  14. I love them all, especially the photographer who captured them. Thank you for finding beauty and sharing them with us!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! as always! Love the clouds, remind me of Seattle. The sunset is marvelous! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

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  16. Which ever way - great captures, love the last one too.

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  17. A Death In The Blogger World

    A blogger friend lost her husband suddenly last Sunday night. I thought it would be nice to go and leave a message for her on her blog...You may know her as 'mommanator' at grannies ramblings

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  18. Imposante Wolken! Der Sonnenaufgang ist herrlich, so wunderschöne Farben!

    Happy New Year!

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  19. I also like the West sky as it seems to have more definition but they are all lovely.

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  20. We have had lot of days like those recently. Must be the colder weather. We moved this time last year and I can remember how hot it was.

    Have a great 2009. We were over your way yesterday. Lovely countryside.

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  21. Ah, such perfect skies to lay back and watch them float by and imagine what kinds of objects they seem to look like. I love doing that... I can't wait for the warm weather season to once do that again...
    Wonderful photos...
    ~Michele~

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  22. Excellent quality photo's Arija. Great shots. Happy New Year.

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  23. I like them all I choose every one! Happy New Year!

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  24. Beautiful sky en clouds.

    Happy New Year.

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  25. All of these photos are equally beautiful in their own personalized ways.

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  26. beautiful pictures and a happy New Year!

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  27. I like the sunrise most...Happy Sky Watching...

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  28. great breathtaking shots!
    best wishes for 2009!

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  29. All good, and I like the clouds from South best, and the sunrise picture too.

    I wish you a very Happy 2009.

    - celine
    http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

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  30. what a marvellous set of photos - happy new year

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  31. At the moment I envy you that view - happy New Year!

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  32. what fabulous shots...looking upwards always cheers me up. happy new year.

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  33. Any sky with blue is good for me!
    Your New Day sky is my favorite!
    Wishing you the happiest New year filled with more beautiful skies! :) NG

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  34. Arija: What a neat sky with the blues and clouds all around. Have a great 2009.

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  35. SPECTACULAR SKIES! I love the sunrise best, but it is hard to decide upon!

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  36. I like the east shot and the sunrise the very best. What a fun project of taking each of these directional shots!! Happy New Year to you...

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  37. Gorgeous sunrise! Well worth getting up for.

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  38. Your section of the sky is so bright and beautiful (our sky here is gray and gloomy most times now.) I really enjoyed your photos ~ beautiful!

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  39. Wow - I love this series. Beautiful skies, great photos. Happy New Year from Saudi Arabia!

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  40. Well i am not going to choose cause they all are beautiful with each there own beauty.

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  41. I like the West shot the best - that lovely luminosity round the edges of the clouds ...

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  42. Good gracious! You had nothing but exceptional clouds yesterday! What a terrific way to greet the new year! Have a very wonderful 2009!

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  43. Nice panorama! I think I'll pick West...but it's hard to choose.

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  44. Fun set of photos, really does show off how big and beautiful the sky is across your view of the horizon.

    Thanks for sharing with us all in Sky Watch Friday and thanks for your kind comments on my blog earlier.

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  45. Wow, look at that beautiful blue sky, with those fluffy white clouds! Nice photos. Happy New Year!

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  46. Arija, your photographs reveal your zest for life!

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  47. Ein wunderbarer Jahresbeginn. Aber wissen wir immer in welche Richtung es geht.
    Liebe Grüsse
    Hartmut

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  48. Your skies are full of hope! God bless your 2009.

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  49. I like all four, and the sunset.

    Happy new year!

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  50. The intensity of the blue was captivating in your around the compass shots. (I love the idea of that.) And the sunrise shot is lovely.

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  51. Love the photos and the rhyme - I think west is my favorite but south comes in a close second.

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  52. Lovely set of shots.

    Happy New Year!

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  53. Wow you did have a wonderful day for the skies, thank you for sharing they are all amazing.

    Happy SWF and Happy New Year.

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  54. It's a hard choice and since I cannot choose (they are all lovely) I shall say that I like the sunset best.
    Happy New Sky Watching Year

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  55. Wonderful shots ...Love the last one...Beautiful sunrise.
    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.
    Happy new year!...

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  56. They are al beautiful - the surise is absolutely stunning!

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  57. Lovely views from all sides of north,south,east and west :)

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  58. East and West will have to be my faves, but all of them are gorgeous. ;~) Happy New Year!

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  59. I prefer the west, where my heart yearns to be.

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  60. Hello Arija, I cannot choose just one as they are all beautiful.

    Have a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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  61. beautiful shots here, thanks for sharing

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  62. Everywhere you look, the sky is beautiful.

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  63. Great idea capturing a round about view! Lovely shots.
    Thanks for visiting

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  64. Beautiful clouds ! you had a lucky day !

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  65. Great shots of clouds and the blue of the sky looks different in them. I think I liked the shot of the west.

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  66. Lovely, lovely photos! With views like this I'm not surprised about your daydreamy daze ;D
    The sunrise is amazing ... what a great way to greet the new year!

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  67. No matter what time of day or in which direction you look, the sky is always beautiful!

    I also enjoyed your poem!

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  68. These are all very beautiful...without the clouds and sunlight there would be no sky at all!

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  69. wonderful blue skies! and of course, the amazing sunset!or is it sunrise....

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  70. I love the light in the west, but all the shots are great. The best thing would be standing in the middle being able to see it all at once.

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  71. ressesClouds are super. I like them all. then you finish off with the sunset. Excellent. MB

    I belong to cloud appreciation society. Go there just do the name and add dot com. MB

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  72. Arija, your photos are always remarkable. I like east best. Also love all the beautiful flowers above. Hard to believe so many in a desert.
    I also want to thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave me. I typically answer them but have no address for you.
    Thanks for sharing your world, I love to follow your blog.

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  73. What a great series of sky photos. They are all lovely. The cloud series shows such depth and the sunset is like a watercolor painting. I love your flower shots too! Thanks for visiting! Happy 2009 from Norcal. Linnea

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  74. Oh!!!

    I love your skies! My favorite skies are those blue ones with piles of white, fluffy clouds!


    Junie

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  75. Love the words with the photos. A real treat.

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  76. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous day! Thank you for sharing those!

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  77. I like the north view for its clarity and the west for its drama. The sunset is beautiful, too.

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