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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Skywatching, including Skye

Skywatching, Skye
Far-flung friends under far-away skies...!!!

Many thanks to the wonderful Fiona for this always-fun meme:
I've been going through my old travel photos and I see I've been to many places with wonderful skywatching opportunities: sun, cloud, blue, grey...
so, for today, two from 'away' and I'll have some homemade skywatching here soon.

BLUE SKY OVER AN AMSTERDAM WINTER
(with Richard Schear and Mara Jellema)
We took more than one cruise out of the port of Amsterdam, when our friend Mara was actually living in The Netherlands, her home country. Having her meet us at the train to go walking for a while was wonderful. Even more wonderful, she once came to Canada to visit. Unfortunately, we were unable to return the visit while she was living in Scandinavia. But perhaps while she's in her next chosen country? More will be revealed.
LOWERING SKY ON THE ISLE OF SKYE WITH MY FRIEND YAM
(Yamini MacLean photo)
I will always remember, with great delight, touring Scotland with my dear friend Yamini, an accomplished writer, photographer, and world traveller.

Andy Stewart

I always wanted to see the Isle of Skye...a dream since my brother Clint and I were young and our mostly-Scottish father introduced us to the song "Donald, Where's Your Troosers" by Scotland's late wonderful, inimitable Andy Stewart.

We'll always miss ye, Andy.

Thanks for getting me there, Yam!




POSTING FOR   Skywatch Friday

THANK YOU FOR THIS MEME, FIONA!

25 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I went to Scotland once years ago, I saw lots of lowering skies. I think they specialize in them.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It was a pleasure and honour Kay! We did have fun, didn't we... weather be hanged!!! YAM xx

NatureFootstep said...

Never heard of the Isle of Skye but it seem interesting. Great sky shots :)

magiceye said...

Beautiful blue!

Lady Fi said...

I'd love to visit Skye! (By the way, I run Our World and Yogi runs Skywatch.)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is nice you met up with Yam! Wonderful photos from your trip! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Lowering sky is an excellent description!

Merle said...

Great sky shot, like the tree!

Best wischkes, Merle

Lois said...

Lovely skies Kay!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely post and sky shots!

Happy Days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Ranten said...

I have visited Isle of Skye twice, always a great experience!

Charlene N.K. said...

Thanks for showing us the skies of Amsterdam and the Isle of Skye! The latter sounds like a nice place to visit.

Fun60 said...

New Year's Eve TV just isn't the same without Andy Stewart. My daughter loved that song and still now I hear her singing it to her own children.

bookworm said...

I have never been off the North American continent. I went to high school with a woman who married a Scot and has lived ever since in Edinburgh. I don’t have to go to Scotland to see lowering skies- looking at some right now. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

rupam sarma said...

Awesome skyview.
Loved the post.

Jenn Jilks said...

I really enjoyed your trip with Yam! :-)

Al said...

Those are two pretty SWF shots. I've been to Amsterdam as I lived in Holland for 10 years, but I've never made it to Scotland in my life. I'd love to!

Vicki said...

Great photos! My family wants to visit Scotland and Ireland sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Since I am Dutch and I studied a year in Amsterdam, it is a pleasant reminder to see it! Great view here:) Have a great Easter weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Skywatching in Skye! What could be more appropriate. It was great fun sharing your memories Kay. Thank you.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That song was hilarious, Kay. After it was all done, the Husband asked if it was about the guy in the White House. hahaha.

John's Island said...

Hi Kay, Neat photos! Love the lowering sky shot! Happy Easter to you and yours. John

Stewart M said...

Skye is a wonderful place - I have only ever managed to meet one other blogger - maybe I live just too far away!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gattina said...

Beautiful blue sky !

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful winter