Friday, January 14, 2011

An Eye on the Sky

When there's not much color going on in our gardens this time of year, sometimes we just have to look up.

The first picture I took from my front yard, 
and the next two were from my backyard.   

Can a picture ever do a sunset justice?

I cannot look at a beautiful sky without thinking of Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God; 
the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

To see more amazing attempts at capturing the beauty above, 
Skywatch Friday

Keep your chin up, folks!  
Spring is on its way, and who knows... 
you might just see a beautiful sky when you look up :-)

Happy Skywatching!

Toni :-)


  1. Oh, those shots just force one to stop and take a deep breath and revel in the beauty of God's creation! Praise Him!

  2. Yes to all the above!

    If I did not see all of those tree branches, I would have guessed that was taken from the desert SW, like my house in Albuquerque...nice sunsets in Dallas, too.

  3. Beautiful sunsets there in your neck of the woods! It is true, we do look up more when the garden goes brown.

  4. Toni, these are beautiful sky shots. We get those colors so rarely, it is great to see them here.

  5. Very pretty photos! Beautiful transformation of your front yard (sidebar). Thanks for visiting my blog and the info about the potato vine. :)

  6. Thanks to all for visiting and leaving a comment. We do have some awesome sunsets in Texas. Seems like a lot of the time I see them as I'm driving down the road and can't stop to take a picture.

    Amy,thanks for your comment about the front yard. I see wildflowers are germinating in those beds now! Exciting :-) The 'Emerald Lace' sweet potato vine just came out last year and it is hard to find, but worth it because you get that great chartreuse color without it taking over your whole landscape.
    Hope you can find some this spring.

  7. I love to watch the sunsets. We have some beautiful ones here in Utah! In fact when the skies are clear and we don't have what is called "inversion"(cold air and pollution trapped near the ground) you can see some amazing sunsets. And yes Toni, when you look to the heavens, you know God is not far away. Thank goodness!

  8. Lovely sky pictures! Is it just me or is the sky more beautiful in fall and winter? The clouds seem fuller and the sunsets seem more dramatic in contrast to the more subdued landscape. Have a great weekend. Jennifer

  9. Like you, I am a big fan of sunsets. There have been some gorgeous sunsets here this winter, but I haven't been down to the pond to capture any photos lately. Shame on me! Thanks for the sedum ID, I'm sure it's Angelina. One of my clearance bargains at summer's end.

  10. Such a lovely sunset, I'm so glad you were able to capture it for all of us to enjoy!

  11. Beautiful skies!
    Happy weekend.

  12. @Ramona: I used to live in Denver, and I well remember the air inversions. We would go into the mountains and look back at the city and it was engulfed in a brown soup of smog. So sad for such a beautiful place. I hope it's not that bad in Utah.

    @Jennifer: I'm not sure if the sunsets are more beautiful in winter or if it is just that we notice them more because there's less to distract us. Either way, it is beauty to behold :-)

    @Msrobin: Good job on the Angelina sedum! Always nice to get a great deal on a great plant! Sedums are SO EASY! Gotta love 'em!

    @Karen & Regina: Thanks for visiting! Glad you got to enjoy the sunset with me :-)

  13. Just beautiful Toni! Thanks! I don't have much for sunsets and rises anymore. But in my northern home...the most beautiful skies are burned in my memory and will last a lifetime!

  14. Hi Toni, i am new here, just came in via your comment in my Philippines sunsets. Thanks for your visit, as i've seen your 360 degrees of wonderful skies. Having such views is gift enough! BTW, your african violets in the latest post are stunning too, they look also healthy.