Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #41

Sky Watch Friday is doing really well. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were over 300 people last week with beautiful Sky photos. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

The skies started out a little scary yesterday morning. The temperature at ground level was 39F. The dark skies turned into a snow flurries and the start of a tough day with high winds.
The high winds didn't stop but the sky definitely changed. Check out Old Glory flapping in the wind. This was a drive-by bridge shot.
The next bridge down was also being buffeted by the wind.
I was going to the doctors for a check up with some great results. My weight was down 12# and my bad cholesterol dropped from 99 to 59. The medicine is working and everything is going well.
There are some great skies if you go and visit.

58 comments:

Warren Baker said...

well done on the med. check FG. they will have you jumping about like old glory in the wind today!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good news that all is going in the right direction.
Blessings,Ruth

Guy D said...

Excellent shots, the second one of the American flag is outstanding.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Kathleen said...

Makes you want to shout......... "God Bless America"

Sylvia K said...

First of all, FG, I'm so happy your check-up went so well! Great news! And your photos are marvelous, beautiful blue skies and clouds and the stormy one for contrast! Doesn't get any better! Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

Good to hear about your doctor's appointment going well. Beautiful skies you shot.

SandyCarlson said...

These are really lovely. I enjoy the sight of the flag on a busy spring sky. So optimistic!

barb said...

Yay you for your great check up!

The first shot is stunning! And I am always a sucker to see our flag waving.

Dagrun said...

I love skywatch-photos in black and white. And I suppose the flag goes well with your story. :)

bowledover said...

Hey FG, great news re the med check up.
All that walking has done good for you.
Lovely pictures, weather improving as they progress.
Be well.

Erin said...

first...congrats on your progress with the meds...you must be very happy about that :)
yes the winds were horrible yesterday...we had gusts from the sw here for hours and the temps dropped as well. today it is calm as a lamb and perfect weather. still haven't put any tomatoes out yet...may 10th is our target date here.
enjoyed your photos.

Photo Cache said...

your health update brings good news indeed; keep up the good work.

snow flurries still? when is spring gonna finally come to your part of the world?

Janie said...

Beautiful skies. Love the flag. And such good news from your doctor!

Carol said...

Love that first eerie shot...beautiful clouds and I always like to see old glory...love your turtle shots...

Esther Garvi said...

Loved the flag! Was thinking of doing a flag this week too, but am saving it for next week!

judi said...

Howdy, been along time since I visited, Lov'n the skies and the fact you are still shooting on the fly! You missed my fishing shot yesterday, come see. :D

Luke Wiley said...

Great ones of the flag!

Leedra said...

always love to the American flag flying. Nice SWF post.

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Babooshka said...

It has to be the most iconic flag. Keep on doing what you're doing and stay healthy.

susieofarabia said...

Love the photos with the flag flapping in the wind! The skies are lovely! Looks like warmer weather is headed your way...

susieofarabia said...

Love the photos with the flag flapping in the wind! The skies are lovely! Looks like warmer weather is headed your way...

Tricia said...

It never ceases to amaze me how much the weather can change in a day's time! Great Sky Watch Friday shots!!!

Femin Susan said...

I love sky watching.as well as their photos.It always looks lovely.
cheers!

Ebie said...

First of all, congratulations for your health results! Sometimes the weather is just so unpredictable. Take care.

Sara G said...

Great great photo's. I just love blue skies, fluffy clouds and the American Flag flying!!
Take care!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats on the good doctor's report, Tom... I'm proud of you.

Sorry about your snow and cold temps. We finally warmed up today--and it was gorgeous outside.

Great Sky pictures.
Betsy

Carolyn said...

Tom, that first photo is pretty ominous and a great capture. The photo of the flag is very patriotic. I am so glad you and your meds are bringing things under control. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Smiles

Paz said...

Majestic-looking skies!

Paz

Sally in WA said...

Great shots! Glad things are going well health-wise.

Vic said...

i simply loved it. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Congrats on the health front.
Beautiful skies after the storm watch. Love Old Glory. MB

Gaelyn said...

A beautiful changing day with wind to blow in your good news.

Vicky said...

beautiful skies! glad to hear good news on the med check up results.I am working on my LDL too.

Susan said...

Congratulations on doing so well at the doctor's, but WOW congratulations on such a "drive by" shot, it's a beauty!
Happy skywatching, and keep up the good work healthwise!

hip chick said...

I love all the clouds in the photo's. I'm glad you are getting healthier.

Lakshmi said...

pretty clouds..looks like they are all carrying messages for us from the skies

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Great skies, they are all wonderful. Great shot, have a nice weekend..

Jim said...

Big difference in the morning and afternoon. I'll take the afternoon.

George said...

Not only did you show some great photos of the sky, but you got some wonderful news from the doctor as well. I'm grateful for both.

Tipper said...

Love the fluffy clouds scooting across the sky!! And congrats on the good results!!

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, enjoyed them very much. Have a great weekend.

Arija said...

...and yet, the clouds don't look man at all, they are so white and fluffy.

Mary said...

Wow...great skies. Didn't realize you had some bad weather over there. Your checkup sounds wonderful...nice that being ill has resulted in better health in the long run. Keep getting stronger!

Abe Lincoln said...

I do like the sky watch photo with the flag. It seems appropriate and reminds me of all the places I have seen flags. Iwo Jima. Mt Surabachi.

Such wonderful places, so different from where I have lived. The Hamlet of Gordon, Ohio is where I was born and raised and it is how small hamlets used to be and this one still exists.

The Hamlet of Gordon

Pietro said...

Wonderful skies of a windy day. Splendid pictures, Fishing Guy.
I'm very glad everything is going well for you.

Jack and Joann said...

Bad news: cold weather and snowflakes in April in Ohio.

Good news: your new health regime is showing results. Wish both Jack and I could lose 12 pounds.

Have a great weekend.

Darla said...

SNOW! Ya'll gotta catch up with spring now. I knew your results would be good, because that last photo you posted of yourself on the rock, you looked really healthy and happy!

Lisa Wilson said...

Wonderful skies! Glad you had good news at the doc!

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Ranger said...

Great shots of the flag against the sky. The first sky shot is indeed a little scarey.

Tarolino said...

Brrr it looks cold in the first shot. Those type of clouds do appear when very windy but at least the flag was flying rather than just drooping.
You certainly have had very high colesterol levels but now they are pretty good. Glad the medicine is working for you.

EcoRover said...

Good job on regaining your health, and thanks for the pics--I like "winter trees" as poet Sylvia Plath called them.

Ilan said...

What a scenery set! The colors, composition.. Love it!
Awesome photos, fun to watch.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wow that first shot of those trees looked very unlike spring, I was relieved to see the others greening up further down. We have been in the 90's the past few days.

Naturegirl said...

Fishing guy great news on your health!!

Pearl Maple said...

Simply beautiful photos to celebrate Sky Watch Friday.

alexander said...

Beautiful shot of the sky with the American flag as the focal point. Nicely taken. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
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Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

My favorite is the "drive by." But they are all beautiful!