Skywatch Friday: From a Summer Day (That Feels so Long Ago)

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This is a reflected sky view I came across one warm day on Topsail Island, North Carolina, last August. There is an osprey nest in the right of the photo.

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  1. Splendid--the colours, composition, everything, it's beautiful.

    Best of all is that it just feels like summer---and I'm so glad to enjoy a summer moment right now! Thank you for choosing this one!

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  2. Sandy, I love the reflection of the sky in the water. Beautiful.

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  3. Amazingly calm water on the Intracoastal huh? You gotta give me a heads up when you come down again!

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  4. Sandy, what a terrific reflection capture... looks like some nice cumulus clouds drifting by. I miss the warmer days....

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  5. That is a beautiful photo. I like the captured reflection of the sky.

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  6. That's a beautiful reflection and I love the grasses too.

    When I was in my teens and a young adult there was a lot of land at the point on Topsail which was exclusively "owned" by the birds that nested there. It was hard certain times of year to even walk on that part of the island (where sound and ocean meet) because the birds would really fly at you as if to say this is our breeding area, leave!

    It was so sad when developers were allowed to build condominiums and all the houses in that area which displaced so much of the birds breeding ground. They still have some, but only a fraction of what they used to have. Forgive me if I've told you about this before or if you were already aware of it.

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  7. Oh beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. There is something about reflections that put me in a thoughtful mode. This one is gorgeous!

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  9. A beautiful reflection of the blue sky with some friendly floating clouds. It looks like a very serene, natural place.

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  10. A real beauty Sandy. Happy skywatching.

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  11. A lovely sky! aloha-

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  12. The water is so still it has become a perfect mirror. What a lovely SkyWatch photo!

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  13. What a beautiful picture! Perfect reflection of the summer sky! And the banks of the river are so lovely!
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  14. This a sublime photo. I simply love reflections - the world is upside down in them.
    Have a nice weekend and happy skywatching.

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  15. We had a beautiful warm sunny day here today. I am so ready for spring. The photo is lovely. The reflections give it a dreamy quality. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Ah.... thanks so much Sandy; for the color and the reminder. Right now summer is definitely only a reflection in yesterday's photo but what a reflection!

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  17. Great reflections and a fantasic shot, Sandy.

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  18. Love the clouds swimming in the water, and the osprey nest too.

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  19. I think I am dealing with winter alright then I see something like this and my heart absolutely leaps and then I wonder when I can see something like this in person. Sigh~~ This is beautiful.

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  20. How beautiful --- gives new meaning to the term, an "upside down world".

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  21. I love the reflection of the nest! Ospreys just love to build on tall poles.

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  22. Mmmm...Very unique photo of the sky and the water. Thanks for sharing! Happy Skywatching!

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  23. Lovely reflection, nice to remember those warm days!

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  24. Great reflection and a nice sky watch post.

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  25. I feel warmer already just looking at that warm summer scene. Beautiful!

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  26. That reflection is super!

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  27. Very beautiful photo and I love the reflection of the nest in the water. Have a nice weekend. My weekend will be busy preparing and welcoming for the Chinese New Year on 26th January 2009. :)

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  28. what an amazing beautiful photo! the composition and lighting is perfect!

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  29. Anonymous8:39 PM

    I've enjoyed the mix of summer and winter photos this week, but I am partial to the warmth in the summer ones. Great capture, getting that nest so clear in the reflection.

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  30. I love reflected photos. Nicely done, Sandy.

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  31. lovely sky and fun to see the next relected...memories of summer.

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  32. What an absolutely beautiful picture. Our gift from Him at it's finest.

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  33. Excellent find! The osprey nest is just the cherry on top - w00t! :)

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  34. A very attractive picture for a great Sky Watch, Sandy. I like how you have framed it, nice composition.

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  35. A very attractive picture for a great Sky Watch, Sandy. I like how you have framed it, nice composition.

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  36. Undisturbed reflection, I love such moments.

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  37. An osprey nest? I did not know that bird. it looks a bit like a storks nest, viewed from this interesting angle :-)

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  38. Sandy, this is the kind of photo I have tried to take: a sky reflected in water, but somehow the water had not the right colour or the sky was too dull! Yours is perfect.

    BTW the skater in the header is my daughter Thymeline. I saw you several times on her blog.

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  39. Anonymous5:38 AM

    Beautiful Summer sky shot.
    So long ago?!!

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  40. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I saw the word "slide" and thought you posted upside down until I realized this is a COOL reflection shot. Beautiful!

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  41. UAU!!!!! Very good! I realy liked

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  42. Summer does feel a long time ago, doesn't it? How nice you've posted a remembrance of it, though.

    The reflection is lovely. I don't think I've ever seen an osprey nest...or an osprey, for that matter, in real life so this is a treat.

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  43. Anonymous9:18 AM

    This gives me hope. We just returned home from Florida and it will takes days to warm the house up with the wood stove. So I guess we are paying some dues.

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  44. Oh how beautiful that is with the gree grassy banks.

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  45. Beautiful summersky :) I love reflections, and those are great :)

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  46. What a wonderful picture, you can almust turn it around !

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  47. Ah, beautiful memories of warmth and tranquillity.

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  48. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Oh now look at that! What a fabulous reflection and I love that nest in there too! Have a wonderful weekend Sandy!

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  49. What a unique and interesting photo! Simply beautiful.

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  50. I tried to post a comment last night but your site wasn't working. I got to the site and clicked on comment and got a message that they couldn't find the place I was looking for. Glad it is working today.

    The beautiful sky reflection is just super! It is a neat site to see during this time of winter when we often don't get such a view. The osprey nest is an added bonus!

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  51. The clouds in the water. Wow. Just beautiful.

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  52. absolutely fab picture!

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  53. It conjures up lazier days of childhood,running outside barefoot. Or lying in the soft grass and looking up. Or falling asleep while reading a book in the shade. Wonderful, wonderful image!

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  54. Wonderful shot. The pond looks like a mirror.

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  55. This is so pretty. LOve it.

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  56. Just as if all was flatenned. Very creative idea.
    Love the tender colors. We need such vision at this time of the year. I breath looking at this.

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  57. What a great photo. everything is so clear.

    I love it.

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  58. Its nice! I must try and take some photos like this

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  59. Gorgeous! Nice to see some August colors and feel the warmth oozing out of the photo.

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  60. Anonymous5:08 PM

    How LOVELY ... your captured the reflections BEAUTIFULLY in this shot.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  61. Love the contrast of the sharpe green grass with the glassy blue water and white puffy clouds. It is a photo to fall into and dream away your day (and your cold and snow!).

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  62. Beautiful sky reflection! But I bet you needed to wear boots in that area!

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  63. Anonymous12:23 PM

    what a great photo; the sky in a body or water - is that a nest on a pole to the right?

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  64. i only see the river I emagine whar i do not see

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  65. I think I first saw this at work, and must not have left a comment. I love the reflection of the sky on the water. This is one of the most beautiful I've seen!

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  66. this is one of the best shots that you should keep sandy. very beautiful!

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  67. What a wonderful reflection, the water is like a mirror. Beautiful.

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  68. Great composition !

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