Thursday, December 2, 2010

SkyWatch ~ A Milestone Post


A little more than three years ago I put up my first blog post
little dreaming the great fellowship I would enjoy or the
following I would gather. I never thought my blog was anything
special but over 250 people seem to like it anyway. This is my
500th post and what more fitting than SkyWatch where Klaus
had to log me in for I had no idea how to go about it. I have
always photographed the sky so this meme came as a godsend
to me to show some of my work.

Below is a sunrise last week direct from the camera except for
resizing. All photos enlarge with a click.

The still dark sky as the sun makes up her mind to rub the
sleep out of her eyes.


Growing light as she yawns and stretches . . .


ready to top the horizon


and finally giving us a run for our money blazoning across the sky.



Thank you all for accepting me so generously amongst your midst,
for becoming my friends who brighten up each and every day of
my life with your posts of other parts of the world that too are very
dear to me and I can no longer visit for myself.

Thanks to Klaus, Sylvia, Sandy and Wren for hosting this great meme.

47 comments:

  1. You are a joy, Arija. I bless the day you started blogging. Blessings and congratulations. xx

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  2. I do love a good sunrise and some are just better than others. This one is glorious.

    Yes isn't blogging fun and meeting so many people from all over the world. What a nice happening.
    Happy 3rd anniversary in blogdom. I love taking pictures and I am so glad I have a place to showcase some of them. Someday I will know what i am doing.

    Thanks for being here. MB

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  3. Thank you so much for being our friend and for treating us to such a glorious sunrise! This is spectacular and breath taking!

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  4. You have certainly blessed my life from the first day I found your blog right after I started my own two and a half years ago. Your photos are always gorgeous and breathtaking and today's are certainly no exception! What a glorious way to begin any day! Enjoy, Arija, and thank you!

    Sylvia

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  5. Congratulations Arija. Yes, I agree with you that cyberland is marvellous - we get such friendship and support from each other. Long may we continue to do so.

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  6. Congratulation and thanks for this wonderful milestone serie. Hugs from Luzia,

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  7. Arija, such a beautiful sunrise! Absolutely magnificent!

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  8. Congratulation Arija and I am so thankful to have found you and your beautiful blog. You have such fresh and delightful summaries and your photographs are always so inviting and fun. These SkyWatch images are like whipped topping on the desserts of life you always share. Many more years as friends around the world~

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  9. I always love to visit your blog and see your world through your lens and read the posts. Congratulations on three years of blogging. I love these glorious shots of the colorful sky.

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  10. Hi Arija, that is what I yearn for a sunrise with blazing colours. Wonderful shots and lovely words to go with them.
    Congratulations on your blogging. Always a pleasure. T.

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  11. Oh! What a scenery! So beautiful :)
    Happy SWF!

    http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/12/swflund-in-snow.html

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  12. Arija,
    each photo overflows with beauty! Thank you for sharing life through your lens and Congratulations on your 500 posts. May the wonderful sharing continue.

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  13. Wonderful photos,Arija!Great colours!We have here already deep winter...I don´t like it!And it´s true-the best weather to be inside of the house and drink a hot chocolate!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  14. Hi Arjia
    molto bello questo tuo cielo rosso fuoco !
    Buona serata :))
    Myriam

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  15. Stunning photos as always Arija and congratulations on your 500th post, an achievement to be proud of.

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  16. such lovely skies. Did you have the heavy rain with the thunderstorms yesterday? We heard the rumbles and had a little gentle rain.
    Blogging has been a wonderful way of comunicating with friends old and new around the world.

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  17. Happy Happy 500th & what beautiful photos to celebrate with!!!
    Marvelous captures

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  18. You must have been up very early to capture this beautiful sunrise to share with us. As late as sunrise now is here, it must be quite early in your part of the world Arija.

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  19. fantastic photos Arija...I'm so happy to have found your blog last spring, I think!

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  20. What a stunning sunrise! All the pictures are perfectly wonderful.

    You also bring joy to our hearts through your beautiful photos. Thank you!

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  21. Many heartfelt "CONGRATS" to you, Arija!
    I love popping over to your side of the world for a look-see...my oh my, these skies are absolutely spectacular. Keep on sky watching!!

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  22. Congrats on your 500th post. Your sunrise photos are just gorgeous. Well worth being up early for, thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love your imagery of the sun awakening, and your pictures are beautiful as well.

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  24. What a gorgeous way to celebrate this mile stone.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  25. crazy cool sunrise! That color - whoa! And happy 500!!

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  26. Oh many congratulations, Arija, and thank you for your beautiful blog and friendship! I love to visit here, and so enjoy your visits to Giraffe World!

    Your skies are marvellous: the last one in particular I can dream into, feeling surrounded by light.

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  27. Such a rich greeting to the day. I am grateful you waken to capture this magic. And that the blog world has brought us together across the miles. Congrats on the 500th.

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  28. Congratulations Arija on your three year blogging anniversary and 500th post. Each post is so interesting and your sunrise/set shots beautiful. I very much miss living in the country, and you live in and visit parts of the state that soothe my soul. Thank you for blogging. You are a gift.

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  29. Thank you individually and collectively my friends, I certainly have gained more than I have given.

    I look forward to interact with you all for as long as I am able.

    Hugs and Blessings to you all!

    Arija

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  30. Wow - what marvellous pictures! And congrats on your 500th post!

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  31. What a glorious serie of sunsrise shots! Congrats on your 500th post. I always enjoy seeing your photos from the other side of the world.

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  32. i love the muted colors in the first photo and the fiery sky in the last shot. congrats on your 500th post. it's great to be here.

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  33. Arija,
    Thank you for sharing such wonderful photographs with us. You are truly talented, as seen in these fabulous images here. May you have many more 500s of posts to share and enjoy in this blogworld.
    ~celine

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  34. CONGRATUALATIONS - and thanks for your comment :-)
    Beautiful pictures. Mother nature is a great painter.

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  35. CONGRATUALATIONS - and thanks for your comment :-)
    Beautiful pictures. Mother nature is a great painter.

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  36. Your sunrise pictures just got better and better. What a beautiful way to start your day. Gorgeous.

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  37. Congratulations. Love your photos.

    All the best, Boonie

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  38. Hallo Arija, vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar zu meinem Headerfoto. Es ist mein Lieblingsbild aus dem vergangenen Winter, der sehr hart war. Es gefällt mir so gut, dass es auf meinem Kalender für 2011 zu finden ist. Außerdem habe ich es auch in Aquarell gemalt, denn dazu lädt es geradezu ein. Ein schönes Wochenende wünscht Dir Luzia.

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  39. Wow, such beautiful skies and photo's

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  40. So beautiful and dramatic! Thanks for sharing these lovely images.

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  41. And look at your following and comments. Amazing. People are good. And so are your photographs. Congratulations on 500 posts. That's a bunch.

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  42. Congratulations on your 500th post & three years! It certainly shows that you are dedicated to it; so many drop out after only a short time.

    I love your sunset photos, great colors. And thank you for visiting Country Captures and taking time to comment.
    Coy

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  43. Lindíssimas imagens! É maravilhoso acompanhar o sol acordar! Suas fotos estão perfeitas! Parabéns!

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  44. Congrats on your 500th post! Great series of photos!

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  45. Congratulations on 500 post. Your pictures are so beautiful.

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  46. Congrats Arija on so many fruitful years of your blogging! I thoroughly enjoy your shots and words. What a sky - it's so alive - even here on your blog. Thanks for all your sweet comments and visits to my blog!

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