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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Friday Favourites - on Saturday!

Where has the week gone? I apologise for not visiting many of you this week and for not getting my Friday Favourites posted on Friday! Thank you all so much for your comments and I am glad that so many of you liked the 10 commandments - I cannot claim the credit for them myself as I found them in a book many years ago and thought them worth copying down!

This week's favourites are clouds - I seem to have become more aware of the sky lately and am constanctly amazed by the wonderful formations made by clouds ...

...the combination of the clouds and the light together with the colour of the sky is something that I could watch for hours.

It is never the same - and constantly changing - yesterday the sky was an amazing yellow colour with fantastically shaped clouds and I wanted to capture it in a photograph but in the couple of minutes that it took to get home and find the camera it had changed!

These photos were taken this morning when we went to Montactue for the Farmers' Market and then on to Sherborne to the supermarket there.
Today's favourite quotation is from a book given to me by a good friend who sadly died a couple of years ago - the book is called the Complete Pocket Positives and the quote I have chosen is this:
"We haven't failed. We now know a thousand things that won't work, so we're that much closer to finding what will." Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
Let's keep this in mind when something we are working on doesn't turn out quite as we hoped eh?!!
Next week should be a little less busy for me so I hope to catch up with some of your blogs then. Have a great weekend.


  1. Love your 'cloud' pictures! I love taking photos of the sky, too. (But I bet you already know this!)
    PS. No,I'm afraid I don't have skype; not much of a camera friend. :(
    Hubby and I talk on windows live messenger; is it something similar?

  2. Love the clouds, and the quote - I'll remember that one. Tis always good to be positive!


  3. Love the cloud photos and the quote, I'll try and remember that when I'm having a bad day.

  4. Hi Jane, I love moody, broody skies. I find them quite fascinating.

    Love your you say the sky is changing each and every minute.

    My grandmother had a poem about looking up at the sky....I must try and find it.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Stunning photos Jane!
    I love thundery clouds, I always think the sky looks so angry.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend. :)
    Vivienne x

  6. love those photos, would you mind if i used the image to do a painting?

  7. Hello Jane, I love your cloud pics. I love clouds too and fortunately we are seeing more of them this year than we have for about ten years! I especially love storm clouds - I guess because I love storms- the way they swirl around and the colours in them.
    Great quote. The good thing about it is that is not cheesy, just good sense really.
    Have a nice weekend.

  8. Lovely cloud pictures, especially the first, moody one. Today we have just the one in the sky above us and it is HUGE!

  9. Super cloud photos. I love your quote - it is very encouraging when I keep getting fur wrong on the dog paintings!
    Lucy xxxxxxx

  10. I've been enjoying watching the cloud formations as well. Wise words :-)

  11. I'm another member of the Cloudspotters Club! I took loads of photos last week during a particularly stormy day - you know the sort - you get all four seasons thrown at you at once. I spent ages looking at them. I love looking at the 'found images' left by vapour trails... and don't get me started on the night sky! Hope you're having a great weekend. Lesley x

  12. Gorgeous cloudscapes! We've had some lovely cloud here too, the red sky in the morning with the geese flying over was one of my particular favourites! :) x

  13. I love the sky and clouds, as a family we're big on cloud watching the kids love to see what pictures they can find, kids imaginations are just the best.
    We were coming back from Swanage Friday night and the sky was on fire with colour it was just beautiful.
    Have a good week

  14. Lovely skyscapes, as I call them!

  15. I love your sky photos - they always look so dynamic. Love the quote too, something I agree with!
    Have a good week.
    Helen x

  16. I love clouds they are one of my most favourite things to photo - you've captured them beautifully.

    Nina xxx

  17. I love the cloud photos, I love to look at them also and marvel at the shapes, colors.


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