Friday, February 7, 2014

Russian sky for Skywatch Friday

First, congratulations to Yogi for one year of holding down the responsibilities inherent in a host position at Skywatch Friday. Way to go, Yogi.
And speaking of hosting, there are mixed feelings everywhere about Russia hosting the Winter Olympics, with the opening ceremonies today.
When we were in Russia in 2011, there was a feeling of optimism and lightness in the air. Pleasantly surprised, we relaxed and enjoyed the atmosphere, the sights, and the people.
Unfortunately, the leader of the Russian government has become somewhat belligerent in his outlook since then, so optimism and lightness are waning.
Nevertheless, it seems right that this week I should feature Russian skies here on Skywatch Friday, in the hope that all goes well for athletes, audiences, and the foreign media people who are there to keep us informed here in North America.

 Photos copyright Kay Davies and Richard Schear, 2011


Stewart M said...

A mystery wrapped in an enigma - or something like that!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! I have never been in Russia and now these Olympic games I don't appreciate at all ! If you hear how it was built and the costs it is a real scandal. And the poor Russians have no quality of life at all !

Jo said...

Your post has just made me aware of who hosts Skywatch Friday, Kay. Good on Yogi! I have beautiful sky photos which I hope to post next Friday - when I'm airborne and traveling back to Tanzania! I trust you, Dick and Lindy are keeping well. (((Hugs))) Jo xxx

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

A glorious photo.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love that, 'non-fatal problems!'
You take good care.

Kay said...

Russia is definitely on our bucket list which keeps growing.