Skywatch Friday: Good Night, Baby

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This was the view from my daughter's (dirty) bedroom window last week. I like these late sunsets. Some days I wonder who will fall first--me or the night. It feels good this time of year to be tired from being outside for hours of taking in the flowers and the wildlife and the peace of a cool end of the day.

The trees are very close to the house, and they have been like old friends as my daughter has grown up. When she was tiny and I'd put her into her crib, I'd stand still and take in those trees while I waited her to fall into a deep sleep. At the time, her floor creaked very badly, and one false move would undo the sometimes very hard work of helping her to nod off. I wasn't a risk-taker in those days.

We have watched and admired the snowfall and rain and the comings and goings of the blue jays and squirrels through these trees. These trees have always softened the afternoon sunlight in her room and created a sense of a safe and secret place all her own.  I love 'em.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. What a blessing that view has been for the both of you!

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  2. What a beautiful sky...and it was made more personal by your lovely story :)

    I love trees too. We planted one for each of your sons when they were born. although we have now moved away from that house which we lived in for 20 years, the boys watched the trees grow with them :)

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  3. What a beautiful view you have established for your little girl. I love the colors in your sunset. Amazing! It's great how the trees frame it.

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  4. What a beautiful memory. Almost lyrical in its expression. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  5. I love the golden capture and I like how you framed it, well done.

    Have a great weekend.
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  6. a fun reminencing of your life's changing as they relate to set things in your environment-trees etc. I like the growth you've seen and realized in yourself.

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  7. Wonderful view from your daughter´s window!Great shot!Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Great night wishes by such a beautiful sky,Sandy

    Happy Skywatch from JoAnn

    (did you -or others from SW-team-know that Mrlinky is not working?)

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  9. What a beautiful and peaceful view. enJOY your day!

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  10. Beautiful sky .. afraid that Mr Linky has vanished off the SkyWatch home page

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  11. Looks beautiful to me not at all a mucky window view. Just twinkles gentles.

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  12. Lovely and soothing to look at. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Trees are so important for animals, humans in all seasons of life. A tree in a photo is much more interesting than a photo without any trees.

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  14. Beautifu shot, text and colors.
    It´s a poem.
    Luiz Ramos

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  15. well done the trees from our back windows have gone as seen in last weeks skywatch I know all about squeaky floorbords and sleeping daughers XXX Don

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  16. Great view through your daughter's window. What a beautiful sunset, seen through the branches of trees.

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  17. Your sunset is so beautiful and that is the sweetest thing I have read in a long time, Sandy.

    Have a wonderful weekend...

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  18. What a great picture they make. No wonder that you love them so much.

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  19. She's lucky to have such a view. Our youngest falls asleep watching the changing colours outside her window too, but can't quite see the sunset--just the fringes!

    I love your memories of quiet nights watching over her, with the trees--really beautiful. Have a lovely weekend Sandy!

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  20. Wonderful view Sandy. The trees at my house hold a lot of sentiment for me too. I enjoyed your memories in this post.

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  21. So many memories. Such gentle thoughts.
    Beautiful shot. Thank you for sharing it.

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  22. Beautiful sunset photo...and beautiful words as well...

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  23. Beautiful shot, gorgeous sunset and lovely words as well. Doesn't get any better! Thanks, Sandy! Have a great weekend.

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  24. What a lovely view and wonderful memories too!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  25. Great picture Sandy. You always have great pictures and the words to go with them.

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  26. thank you for sharing that little view into your world! The pic is quite lovely!

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  27. It's strange. Reading your words reminds me of the trees outside my window growing up. I can see them clearly as though it was yesterday. I have lived all over the country and I can't describe a single tree from any place I lived but those of my youth. Thank you for my memories.

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  28. Wow... I love your post and all the comments that follow...There's such a simple yet sweet connection to trees. I have 21 year old apple trees outside my bedroom windows. My husband and I planted them the spring after we moved to this house. They are now as tall as our attic bedroom. They are the first thing I see every morning. I see them in all the seasons. I am in awe of God's creation...
    Maria

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  29. wow! what a lovely view to look at every end of the day, as if it's saying, rest your worry now and tomorrow's another day! :)

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  30. Wow, I love how it's being framed. Great shot and can bring me to far away dreamland.

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  31. Wonderful picture with a really great light, Sandy!
    ***
    About Sky Watch, I entered my name at 7.30 pm yesterday evening, but this morning my name was not in the list of the links. :-(
    Now I've re-entered it.

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  32. Aww gorgeous. There's just so much that can be said for trees.

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  33. Wow!!!!You must be lucky to get this view

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  34. Such lovely memories this view holds for you and now some for me.
    So much more light in each and every day... I am loving this.

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  35. Beautiful sunset and one that will always give you special memories!

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  36. Such a lovely post and photograph and such a blessing to have in one place so long to have those memories. Thank you for sharing Sandy.
    Smiles

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  37. I love the sentiment of your story that goes with your beautiful sunset. It's calling me to quit from the computer. Been here almost all day. Nothing much to do when it's doom and gloom outside. I'm just lucky the cats did not complain.

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  38. I regret that I can't see the sunset from my house. I have to chase its Gorgerousness.

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  39. Oh what a lovely post! Thanks Sandy, just beautiful!!!

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  40. beautiful capture...the warmth of the falling sun and the pine needles hanging from the tree...lovely.
    have a wonderful weekend sandy.

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  41. I love the way the setting sun is framed by the big trees. Beautiful!

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  42. You know Sandy, SkyWatch Friday is one of my favorite days, lol...what beautiful photos from all over I get to dream over! Lovely as always!
    Sandi

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  43. Clean or dirty, that's an awesome view from the window. And I can definitely relate to the un-doing of the hard work of getting one to sleep.

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  44. Sandy, a beautiful photo to go with such tender memories. What a lovley piece this was to read.

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  45. Just beautifully framed!

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  46. We all need trees in our lives, I am about to plant another tomorrow. Lovely capture.

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  47. What a beautiful view! Thank you for sharing it :)

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  48. Beautiful photo made all more beautiful for the story behind the image.

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  49. Sandy: A wonderful view of the sky at sunset. It is a neat photo.

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  50. Gorgeous view and photo. Enjoyed the description, also. "I think that I shall never see..."

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  51. Beautiful sunset, even if you thought the window was dirty. We sure can't see that in the photo!

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  52. What I love about you is that all the things you show us and love are connected to love itself, to the greater whole, be it love for your gran and her memory or your daughter , it is love that connects the continuum of life.

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  53. forget about dirty windwo, this is superb. hugs from (dirty) london tee hee.

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  54. What a beautiful view!

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  55. A lot of nice memories there....what a nice post!

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  56. Funny how trees can become friends-I feel the same about the ones surrounding my home.

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