Skywatch Friday: Spring's Asleep

Kind of grim....

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...until you step back and see that spring is here....

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but she is yet asleep.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. Lovely shots and idea, Sandy..

    seems about to bloom, and lovely blue sky...just fabulous :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. Seems like even the trees/buds are all ready to make this a short winter. I noticed that 5:30 pm is brighter than it should be this time.

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  3. Not long to go. Spring will arive soon. Please!!!!

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  4. Beautiful view and blue sky!

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  5. "Grim" isn't the word I'd use. I think "majestic" might actually fit better. What a wonderful collection of subjects you find.

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  6. ahhhh ...
    This is beautiful and inspiring.
    If I get writer's block,
    all I got to do
    is drop in on you!

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  7. love the thought-spring is asleep. great photos to go along with the words, we are warm today which makes things want to start growing but spring is still aways off. it's the jan. thaw!

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  8. Wow...great pictures!Happy SWF!

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  9. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Hope the spring will be here soon! Great shots - happy SWF!

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  10. Perspective! Aloha-

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  11. Ahhhh I do like that second shot!

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  12. Great post Sandy.

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  13. Happy New Year Sandy. I think that the buds on your tree are telling us that spring is just around the corner. I have my fingers crossed too.
    Lovely views thank you for sharing.

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  14. How beautiful... the words with the budding tree... spring is confused this year, from the appearance of it... actually all seasons.

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  15. It`s way too early to talk about spring where I live in the north of Norway.Love your photos,beautiful blue sky.

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  16. I have been noticing those buds on trees around here too. It is amazing to see them form. It is so cold here the past few days that I wonder if they will survive. Lovin those blue skies.

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  17. Great shots and a beautiful sentiment.

    Are you really seeing buds already?

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  18. The buds look so huge to me. Nothing like that here in Ontario.

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  19. Oh, Sandy,
    thank you for the beautiful reminder! :-)

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  20. The poor buds... they will never survive!

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  21. Lovely blue sky! It is as if the sky is protecting the buds for the right moment of blossoming! Beautiful shots!

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  22. Oh I didn't realize how much I miss that deep rich blue sky until I see these!!! Stunning photos!!!!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat

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  23. Anonymous6:52 PM

    There is something so beautiful to me about steeples against the sky. Both of these shots are great and I love the words you put with it.

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  24. and just like sleep for us she is rejuvenating and growing on the inside to withstand the night and flower beautifully in the future

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  25. Very beautiful photo. Like the second photo where life is awaiting to bloom.

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  26. Spring, so soon!
    Beautiful shots both.

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  27. Anonymous8:40 PM

    Before you know it, it'll be awake and you'll find winter gone :P
    Beautiful capture..

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  28. Hey Sandy, very nice photos; makes me wish spring was here! Have a great weekend!

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  29. Beautiful blue sky.
    Happy SW Friday!

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  30. It is a post so optimistic, like the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  31. What a beautiful sky! You have buds already?!

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  32. Awesome pics! I hope spring wakes up soon!

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  33. Anonymous10:41 PM

    You're lucky, Sandy. Ours is not only sleeping, it's buried under a blanket of snow.

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  34. may be asleep, but definitely stirring. Nice shots.

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  35. A cool clock tower! looks tall to!

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  36. Happy Skywatch Friday! and yes..spring is coming soon!

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  37. awesome shots and come on spring! :D

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  38. Sandy, these are great photographs with a very fine contrast.
    Happy Sky Watch!

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  39. Perfect SWF post, Sandy! Love to see those early signs!
    Wishing you and yours all the very best in the new year.

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  40. They are all wonderful photos. I love the steeple. Thanks for stopping by.
    Have a great week
    Grammy
    Missouri, USA

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  41. Anonymous3:51 AM

    I love it when the trees get ready for the Spring.

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  42. Now you're talking. Not only a beautiful blue sky, but a steeple. One of my four favorite subjects. The other three being old barns, old bridges, and windmills. Have a great weekend. Pappy

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  43. The skies are so clear and blue. Great photos.

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  44. wonderful reminder!'gappy new year, Sandy.

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  45. oops--broken left hand
    make that a'happy' new year
    :O)

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  46. My heart sings at the promise implicit in those buds. Beautiful blue sky, too! happy swf. :)

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  47. Wow! Spring already in January? I wish the trees out here were budding. Beautiful photos, Sandy.

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  48. I popped over from Lin's site as she mentions you today. I'm glad I came. Those photos are wonderful. I love how you graduated the anticipation with the 3 expanding views.

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  49. Beautiful and perfect. A new season is always around the corner. MB

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  50. Very well put together post!

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  51. Oh how lovely! Spring is definitely NOT here yet, in Interior BC. Thanks for sharing this hopeful sight. Hugs, G

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  52. Sandy: We are in the dead of Winter with no thoughts of Spring. Beautiful sky photos today.

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  53. I love both shots. The first shot has such startling constrast and the second holds a promise. Excellent@

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  54. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Beautiful shots, and captions!

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  55. We're actually making plans for spring gardening, quite a contrast to your winter skies and trees.

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  56. how beautiful! still, a long time till we see fresh leaves...

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  57. i really like red bricks and red steel materials used on structure. they make them look old yet beautiful.

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  58. Great perspective - both the photos and the attitude (thoughts).

    Happy SWF!

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  59. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Lovely. I hope that springs arrives a little early this year!

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  60. I get lost in the blueness of that blue. beautiful!

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  61. Beautiful skies. Well, spring will come when it's time.

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  62. Anonymous10:19 PM

    What a beautiful blue sky! The northern hemisphere has a very heavy winter this year ... Very cold and lots of snow nearly everywhere ... Let's hope we'll have a beautiful spring too! Have a nice week-end! :-)

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  63. Love the buds-she is truly on her way!

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  64. Anonymous7:01 PM

    Hehe ... maybe where YOU are, but not here. Of course, once we've had a few days of these gusty Santa Ana winds, we may not have many signs of Spring left in So Cal. These are both LOVELY blue skies ... so clear and vibrant ... and the steeple is wonderful contrast against them.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  65. I love the contrast between the two pics. Cold stark reality in the first and a softer one of the buds in the second where hope springs eternal...

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  66. I see this here in Adelaide. Spring starting well before you expect it. Our unproductive time is now with all the hot dry weather making plants wilt.

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