Friday, March 20, 2009

SPRINGING THE BLUES - SKYWATCH

Blue River, wherever your going I'm going your way.

Skywatch


I'm back in sync again now after missing a day. As I said blame it on St Patrick, Mr Jack Daniels and the Plough. That will make no sense to you if you have just stopped by, for those in the know stop laughing. So it's Friday(well actually it's Thursday as I type but who cares) it must be skywatch. It's spring you know what that means don't you? It means I can be found along the lazy river back in the nature reserve again. It's been far to muddy in there but at last I can bombard you all with images of the Sulby River in The Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve. Why is this so fabulous? Well obviously the place is absolutely gorgeous, full of wildlife, wildflowers, meadows, the river, the white bridge, fish, fabulous reflections and sunsets blah di blah di blah. Yes, yes, it has all that majestic wondrous nature stuff of course by the bucket load which is terrific naturally, but it's not the best reason it's a boon to be able to go back in. No the best reason of all is..... It's at the back of my house so when I really can't be ars..., sorry I mean when one simply does not have time to traipse around the town I can wander over in my scruffs or kimono and slippers take a pic and walk back all before the kettle has boiled. I never said I was a hardworking photography genius, just a genius.



Of course I jest and really playing on the irony tonight. I adore the Sulby River, the nature reserve and it's close proximity to my house is so welcome. What the genius bit? Who said I was being ironic there?Ha! Ha!


Skywatch watchers can be found here. Many thanks to Dot for the inspirational idea, Tom for the first care taking and the My world gang for looking after skywatch now.


The image has the blues I refuse too.


Babooshka Ramsey Daily Photo hhtp://dailyphotoisleofman.blogspot.com/

104 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, hot damn! I get to be first! Always love to hear what you have to say as well as enjoy your breathlessly beautiful photos and this is surely one of those! Your posts are always a delight to me -- to read and to view! And, of course, you're a genius! Who would doubt it??? Not me! Happy SWF! and Have a great weekend!

imac said...

Just another LAZY day then eh eh eh.lol.
You should have had Tullmore Dew, - now thats an Irish drink - if ever.lol again lol.

Must admit tho that stroll was well worth it, super photo and great reflections.

Happy weekend, from ME.

bowledover said...

Evening time and what a fabulous picture you have given us to enjoy. Thank you.
In my books every one is entitled to a day off.
Thanks for visiting.
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Louise said...

I'm glad you leave the blues to your image and not you. The image is beautiful.

Dewdrop said...

LOL! Did you miss ANOTHER day?! lol

I love the amazing blue reflection shot here in the very BLUE Blue River. Awesome stuff.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Beautiful blue...Gee, I usually end up being comment number 89 or something so I should come up with something really clever to say.. but it's my afternoon slump..I become more clever after a nap..LOL...

Today's Blah... said...

Another great shot, you never cease to amaze us with your photos. I love that reflection. Happy skywatching!

Powell River Books said...

Jack is back? Just kidding. That water is so calm. Our lake can be pretty calm, but most of the time there is at least a ruffling breeze. I invite you to come see my clearing sunshine. - Margy

J Bar said...

I like the way you've captured the reflection.

Rob Inukshuk said...

I love that reflection. There's something so evocative about an image reflected on still water.

Carver said...

The reflection is so seamless and what a gorgeous shot.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the reflection on the water,

Gill in Canada

Guy D said...

Wow you never disapppoint. Great photo with an awesome reflection.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Anonymous said...

B, sunnyside up remember?

Lene said...

Cool, Babooshca :) Why does this photo make me think about Norwegian trolls? Maby it`s the shape of the bushes?

Really well done :)

And happy weekend sooooooon :)

Greetings from Norway :)

ViennaDaily said...

Danube isn't the only blue water to sing that song hehe. The water is bluer! Happy weekend!

Taj said...

Beauitful blue body (of water that is)! Love the clouds on water! Happy SWF!

Kitty said...

The glassy blue reflection is lovely. I think the silohuetted trees and bushes look a bit like a large fluffy animal crouching down.

Barb said...

Who would expect the river water to be bluer than the sky? You ARE a genius!

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Well, what a way to recover from the Jack Daniels!!! Gorgeous shot! :)

Babooshka said...

I have just been reading your comments. Crouching animals, trolls. You are all just as imaginative as I am. Oh and mad.

Hilda said...

Thanks for the great laugh! Now I'm going to work in a good mood — my office mates thank you.

Gorgeous blues and reflection! I love it that the sky in the water has a richer blue than the real thing.

marley said...

I like how it seems there is more sky in the water than in the sky, if you know what I mean!

John said...

Gorgeous reflection shot.

Photo Cache said...

Very bluesy shot. I love the reflection.

Mojo said...

Actually I think that was "Moon River" that was going my way, but then you could make the leap to "Blue Moon", which left me standing alone without a love of my own, and ... oh nevermind.

Whichever river it is, this one is splendid!

And about that genius thing? Most ingenious things are invented by people trying to save themselves work if you think about it.

Babooshka said...

Mojo - it was definitely Moon River because I checked the lyric before posting. If I'm going to nick the lyric I want to get it right. I am genius then by your definition. I will refer to you as a ref. Ha Ha.

Lois said...

It's fabulous! The blue is so perfect. Thanks for another wonderful SkyWatch!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful blues and nice reflections on the water

Pam said...

I have missed your River images. On form humour tonight.

Carletta said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!
The clear reflection is superb with barely a ripple!

Kathiesbirds said...

Perfect symetry in that photo. Rotate it 90 degrees and it would have a whole different look! Sounds like you had a little too much fun the other day. How nice to be so close to that nature reserve!

Elaine Dale said...

wonderful mirror, great shot

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a neat capture of the reflective river.

PJ said...

Holy Smoke!

Me and my puppies said...

Beautiful skies, glad you enjoyed St. Pat's Day!

skywind said...

So pure water. Such a calm river. Such a deep blue. The charm of this beautiful spring. :)
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Boise Diva said...

Wowza, love it!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this, genius! It's another great shot, and so is the one below!

Bud said...

Aren't genius and mad the same thing?
Love ya B.

nobu said...

Wondedrful refrection.

alicesg said...

Lovely photo for SWF. Love the way the sky being reflected in the water. Have a nice weekend.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful S.W. shot...
Awesome reflection...
Have a nice weekend..
Hugs from Portugal...
LURDES

Oz Girl said...

Great photo and commentary. :) How convenient to live so close to such a beautiful natural area! I am also thankful that we live away from the city, in the country, as that affords me many photo opportunities! Thanks for stopping by my blog...

Jacob said...

That's a photo to take away the blues!

Sally in WA said...

Awesome photo!

B Squared said...

Blue on blue, heartache on heartache...

Tootie said...

I was about to say, 'Great Shot', but then I thought it might be confused with Jack D. Hee,hee! I'm glad you had an enjoyable St Paddy's Day and night. :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Great Rorschach image. What do you see? LOL MB

Inkivääri said...

Beautiful, beautiful photo!

Anonymous said...

Magnificent

Junebug said...

So pretty.

hitch writer said...

thats is a superb capture....

i love the serenity in the pic !!

Dee said...

This is truly beautiful! I love the reflection in the waters.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

All right Babooshka. We've seen green, blue waters around Ramsey. Will you work your way through the color chart? red? orange? yellow? The waters surrounding you seem truly magical. You probably could snap every color. Great post and already 50+ comments. Wow!

Bibi said...

My first reaction to this lovely shot was "symmetry"!

Then I tilted my head to the right, and it looks like the skinny neck and head of Doctor Seuss's Grinch!

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful! I love the reflection.

Arija said...

So very, very blue. Lovely shot Babooshka.

Larry D said...

Outstanding photo, happy SWF!

Mary said...

Wonderful place to watch the sky!

Halcyon said...

What a beautiful reflection. Happy Friday!!!

Catherine said...

Turn it 90°degree on one side or the other (I don't ask you to turn your head, after the evening celebration : ) , then you'll discover a strange apparition.

Isn't it a good thing, to allow oneself a day off ? Enjoy this time Babooshka, and the weekend following.

Daryl said...

Ahhh .. and that's an earworm I owe you one for .. lucky I know the words

Jim said...

Kimono huh? LOL. Thank goodness spring has sprung.

Lisa Wilson said...

So pretty! Perfect reflection of that cute little cloud.

Quiet Paths said...

I like your color themes this week. Sounds like a heck of a week! Nice shot.

Indrani said...

Great shot and I enjoy what you write.

magiceye said...

woow!!
super!

Maria said...

Wow what a moody picture! I love it!

PJ said...

Beautiful skies, Babooshka. Happy SWF!

Sailor Girl said...

Beautiful Blue River!...

(Please note I will be posting on an automatic basis until 31st March, ok?...)

SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!

Sailor Girl said...

Beautiful Blue River!...

(Please note I will be posting on an automatic basis until 31st March, ok?...)

SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!

Mo said...

Love that river. Love the image of you taking pictures in your kimono with the trolls and crouching animals.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lovely reflection!

You wouldn't believe how far they go celebrating St Paddy's here, which really struck me as ironic. Because where I am in Okieland none of them drink and if they saw what happened back home with all the drunkeness, they'd never celebrate it again LOL!

Naturegirl said...

Great photo of the reflections..Happy Spring to you!!

Tarolino said...

When I stop laughing I shall try to comment something. It might take a while .........................................................................................................................................................................
Huh! I've calmed down now. I envy you something cronic for having that at your doorstep. Life is not fair. It is gorgeous.

Tammie Lee said...

Gorgeous!
Welcome back~

soulbrush said...

i think you are forgiven going awol to such lovely places.

Marc said...

Great composition and wonderful blue, love this picture!

Si said...

Beautiful blue.

laxeylass said...

The Sulby never looked better.

laxeylass said...

The Sulby never looked better.

laxeylass said...

Sorry for two posting. Are you going to the Blues Festival?

George Townboy said...

Genius!!

Janie said...

Beautiful river and reflection shot. You're lucky to have such beauty out your back door!

Erwin said...

Very dramatic sky, great reflection.
Love your picture !
Erwin.

Jen said...

Wow! Wow!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photo in shades of blue to celebrate Sky Watch Friday. Thanks for sharing this lovely view and your kind comments on my post earlier.

kriz cpec said...

so when will those shots from the reserve show up?

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your skywatch each week. This is hypnotic.

ERIN said...

beautiful shot...reflection makes it pop.
have a wonderful weekend.

ERIN said...

beautiful shot...reflection makes it pop.
have a wonderful weekend.

Erin said...

GOT TO LOVE the reflection...great shot.
have a fab weekend.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful photo (as usual), Babooshka! Love all those different blues!

The Write Girl said...

Hi Babooshka,

What an amazing shot with the reflection of the sky and trees in the water. Thanks for posting on my site. Your blog is very cool.

Take care

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful. Happy SWF. Thanks for visiting me!

Lew said...

However far you go, you find great shots! This reflection is exquisite!

pantteri said...

Beautiful.

Sam said...

Perfect

stan said...

I get to be 100!

George said...

What a beautiful photo. You've captured the reflection of the sky perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Sumptious!

Lisa said...

Wonderful! I enjoyed your comments as well!

lynn said...

Truly wonderful. I enjoyed clicking the colours to see the next one.

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