Friday 12 April 2013


'I must go down to the sea again
to the lonely sea and the sky'...
- John Masefield   

A Skywatch post

During the Summer months
we spend a lot of time 
on the water and I'm always
in awe of the beauty
of the sky.

The sky in these last two photos
was translucent
and the colors were quite magical.

Today I'm joining

Mary for "Thursday's Inspiration" 

and Bernideen's "Open House Thursday" 

and Skywatch Friday

and Claudia for Favorite Thing Saturday

I would love you to visit
both these parties
to meet other like minded bloggers.
Why not join in - it's fun!

I meant to tell you
that down under in the
Southern Hemisphere
daylight saving ended last weekend
when we put our clocks back one hour
... sad to say goodbye to
2012/13 Summer!

Thank you for your lovely comments
and welcome to my new followers.

À bientôt
and be kind to one another



  1. Hi Shane
    Down under has gorgeous skies too. Do you have a name for those white clouds that look like fish scales?

  2. Beautiful photos Shane! I love the gorgeous sunsets.

  3. The sky in all its' glory is a beautiful sight to behold and you have some fabulous captures. Take care, Jen

  4. Nothing can ever match the beauty of sky photos! x

  5. Absolutely beautiful pics!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  6. As you move into fall, we move into spring - but despite the distance between our islands, yours looks much like mine.

  7. Hi Shane,

    Yes, sad to say goodbye to summer but I am enjoying the cooler weather.
    Love your beautiful sky photos and sunsets and I often think this time of the year the light is gorgeous.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend


  8. Absolutely stunning. I love the colors and the clouds spreading out in rays.

    We just turned to Daylight Savings - and the sun is highter in the sky every day - still waiting for warmer weather in our area - though we don't have snow. In the very northwest corner of the country - we have lots of rain all year and now the days slowly go to less rain - more sun - ahhhh spring.

  9. Gorgeous pics. The sky can create some magical patterns :) Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  10. Really beautiful photos and thanks for sharing with "Open House"!

  11. What a delightful post Shane ... summer skies are very special. I love your collage depicting the different colours and moods of our southern summer skies.
    Wishing you a beautiful week-end. xx

    "All Things French"

  12. As soon as I read the title of your post, Shane, I knew which poem you were quoting. I remember memorizing that John Masefield poem in Grade 5 or 6 and it's always stuck with me (unlike most of the other things I learned in school.) Beautiful photos. Sea and sky are such a wonderful combination.

  13. Your sky photos are beautiful. I'm a sky fanatic and am having a blast at Mary's party this week.

  14. Shane your photos are spectacular. I just wish I could see them larger. Great job on a theme. And just as we are looking forward to summer, you are headed the other way!

  15. Your summer skies are unbelievable. They are like heavenly skies, so indescribably beautiful, I can barely believe it. You will miss summer, Iknow!

  16. Hi Shane. I guess it's officially fall there now. I loved your beautiful sky photos. It's amazing all the colours one sees in the sky and clouds. I love to skywatch. Have a great Friday. Pamela

  17. Such amazing sunset and sea photos Shane, you outdid yourself..Back home here in BC it is very cool with fresh crip spring air..other parts of Canada are getting hit hard with snow..such is spring in Canada..
    Hoping you weekend will be lov,ey!

  18. That sky is gorgeous in your photo!!! There is nothing more calming to me than a beautiful sky above the open sea! It puts me at ease! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  19. Dearest Shane,
    Sorry for the ending of your daylight saving time but you so graciously handed it down to us a couple of weeks ago. We are now enjoying the lush new leaves and the many blossoms.
    Thanks for this poetic post.

  20. Hello Shane! Thanks for visiting my blog through Marie. This is the post that came up when I first visited this morning, and what is here but the sea quote that I have been hunting for. I have a vintage photo that I wanted to incorporate with this quote in a piece of art, but couldn't remember the whole thing, and had no luck in my searching. I will take it as a "sign" that reading your blog is meant to be! Many thanks, Sue. XO

  21. Awesome sky pics. I've not seen colorful sunrises in awhile -- usually winter time is when we see the most color. Right now, the sky is completely white from the dust. Yuck! Have a great weekend. Tammy

  22. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos,dear Shane.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  23. oh thank you for this beauty break Shane, so lovely... I do miss the sea...

  24. Beautiful words and photographs Shane. It's always a joy to go to the seaside! We live 20 minutes away from it and often go. It's perfect for making your head clear :-)

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  25. These are absolutely beautiful skies!

  26. Dear Shane,
    this is surely a most beautiful way, of saying goodby to a beautiful summer, what amazing photoes of a fantastic sky in the most lovely colours!
    I wish you a happy weekend, and hope your summer will last yet some time !!

  27. Shane- such beautiful sky photos-- your eye for photography is wonderful-- you've grouped them together-- almost like a magical night.
    I'm sure you hate to be saying goodbye to summer--

  28. Love the boats at anchor in the sunset glow. - Margy

  29. Hello Shane! You sure have captured some amazing photos! They are gorgeous!

    I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts as I visited today. Sweet place you have here :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  30. Your gorgeous Kiwi skies take my breath away Shane!
    Glorious does not say enough about your photos!
    Thank you for sharing ... didn't know you changed your clocks back n forth too.
    Happy rest of the weekend to you dear one



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