Friday, 3 June 2011

Sky food


I'm joining in Skywatch Friday this week - click here for more glorious global skies

Between Saltaire village and the nearest small town centre of Shipley, a distance of less than a mile (1.6 km) is a stretch of what I can only call 'urban corridor'.  It's a fairly nondescript hotchpotch of blocks of flats, offices, small industrial units, a garage and a few pubs, shops and restaurants.  Nothing special, not especially smart, just the kind of scene repeated in our towns the length and breadth of England.  However, because the main road running through is quite wide, somehow what I always notice here is the sky.  The other morning, as I walked to work, it was full of promise of the sunny day to come; something to feast on to sustain me through another day spent indoors.

'The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.'  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

17 comments:

  1. Love Emersons quote and your skies are breathtaking!! Definitely a promise of a beautiful day! Have a wonderful weekend, Jenny!

    Sylvia

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  2. This is the kind of sky that make me take a long deep breath of appreciation. Emerson is right, of course. Nicely captured, jennyfreckles.

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  3. Beautiful typical english (or european) sky!! So very hight, profond, pure... When I was still living in Asia and used to come occasionally to Europe for spending just few weeks or so, this kind of sky is something I was soooo impressed about. Completely different from asian-monsoon-wet low sky. On both side there is its own beauty but I feel so free seeing this bleu english sky.
    Jenny, have a very nice week end!

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  4. What a beautiful capture. Happy sky watching!

    Liz @ A Simple Life

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  5. Great view of the clouds and that trailing line in the sky, happy SWF

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  6. Emerson also wrote "'Tis the best of humanity that goes out to walk" so if you walk to work then you deserve to see beautiful skies!

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  7. It must have felt wonderful to see that big open blue spot in the clouds!

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  8. I love skies! There was one period in my life when I especially looked forward to going to work each day, not because of the job, but because my route took me across Black Oak Ridge. As I crossed the ridge and looked out toward Windrock Mountain, the scene was never the same twice. The colors of the sky, the shadows cast on the mountain and the valley before me, each day burned a new photograph into my mind. I must remember to put more skies into my blog! Jim

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  9. Beautiful sky shot!

    My Sky shots, have a great weekend ahead!

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  10. Beautiful! I forget that sunny skies are not the norm in England as they are here in Wisconsin.

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  11. The bit of sky you found today is pretty interesting, making up for the bland surroundings. Nice.

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  12. Thank goodness for lovely skies like these to cheer up a drab urban scene!

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  13. exactly, that could be anywhere, the sky is gorgeous, I love these fluffy clouds !

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  14. With that sky, small wonder your ayes are drawn to it.

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  15. Oh I love that quote from Emerson and it's so perfect for your capture. ~Lili

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  16. Love the quote, it says everything. At least the flats are not towers.

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