Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door at the SKY!

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Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door at the SKY!

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January 17th, 2009. Southwest Florida

Ev’ning colors streak

the sky and the pond reflects

it all perfectly.

I feel really terrible for some of my friends, who are enduring yet another storm with disgusting, vile forms of precipitation piling up outside.   Each time I publish a photo like this, I worry that they think I am rubbing their noses in the fact that winter is not Florida’s time for disgusting, vile precipitation; we wait for summer hurricane season for that!  So, a couple of weeks ago when many of them were down here visiting Sanibel Island, I presented them with their very own Executive Mini Sandbox, Beach Break And so, to Anne in New England and Kaki in the Midwest, and to Kim and Derice in the Mid-Atlantic states, I hope you will remember to break out the sandbox, bury some miniatures shells in the sand, and take comfort in a little pseudo-shelling and dreaming.

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  51 comments for “Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door at the SKY!

  1. January 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    What fabulous color! I think people in the colder climates love a look at something warmer.

  2. Rob
    January 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    What amazing colors in the sky!

  3. January 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Wonderful reflections.

  4. January 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Very, very pretty, Tink.

  5. January 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    A PERFECT sunset – very, very pretty! Hmm… nice weather, huh? Could you send a little my way? We don’t have the snow and ice, but it sure is C-O-L-D!

  6. January 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Nice Floridian sky.

  7. January 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Fantastic colors and reflection! Gorgeous!

  8. January 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    How very, very beautiful. The colours are stunning.

  9. Ida
    January 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Wonderful view from your back door! :)
    Beautiful colors.

  10. January 29, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Beautiful color on this pictures, thanks for sharing!

  11. January 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Awesome!

  12. January 29, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    What a wonderful view! Is the lake for swimming? My kids would be out in it under the pink sky…wouldn’t that be fun?!

  13. January 29, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    You have the most beautiful sunsets over there.

  14. January 29, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Nope, the lake is NOT for swimming. There are large signs everywhere that say NO SWIMMING.

    The lake is really a retention pond. Here in Florida, water must be managed. Sometimes we have way too much, and it needs a place to go. Managed communities are built around these retention ponds. Unmanaged neighborhoods get drainage from the cities and counties in the form of long-ass canal systems. It’s all terribly complicated. But in the managed communities, they will typically add a fountain for aeration. And the fishes and turtles come, and that’s when the fun REALLY starts (we have NO FISHING signs, too).

  15. January 29, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    WOW!!! This is amazing. I love the reflection!!! The colors are amazing. Beautifully blended by our masterful Artist! Wow! Thank you!

  16. January 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Whoa! Now that is very cool. Makes me want to pull up a chair and sit awhile…

  17. January 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    The colors are beautiful, and I love that you caught them in the reflection as well as in the sky.

  18. January 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I’m not ready to recreate the the war between the North and South over a warm winter tropical sky. It looks nice, and after a day of ice yesterday, I can warm up bu just looking at your picture.

    As for the worst weather season, it depends. I once spoke with people from Phoenix and their opinion of their summer was much like our winter – so often staying inside like us. Once I visited the Valley of the SUn in the summer, all the runners were doing so at 5:00 in the morning – when it was 85°. A mattter of perspective! I like yours…

  19. January 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, that’s fantastic! Color, texture, reflection — nice catch!

  20. January 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Wow that is so beautiful. Looks like a beautiful evening to be enjoying.

  21. January 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    The reflection in the water is beautiful! I’m not jealous of your good weather (much) :)

  22. January 29, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    That is a sky of unrivaled beauty.

  23. January 29, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Wow! I cannot believe how glorious these photos are! I’m going from blog to blog from “Crazy Working Mom,” and everyone is outdoing each other! The sky is certainly a wonderful canvas…
    ~~~Blessings~~~

  24. January 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I’m enjoying the view of this pretty and dramatic sky through your picture :) Having fun with ur new camera?

    The past 2 weeks has been really hectic. It’s the Lunar New Year!!??

  25. Jim
    January 29, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Very pretty, Tink. Mrs. Jim’s elderly cousin, Bessie, showed me her secret for getting the reds nice and red in my sky pictures. I used her secret last week.

    If you had waited until this week Amazon.com has a sale on them. Save a whole penny. They add up, but then nothing is too good for the snow birds.

    Happy Skywatching! I’m up, finally :-).
    ..

  26. January 29, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    That is a truly BE-utiful photo!

  27. January 30, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Awesome photo and great sky shot!

    “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky”~ Buddha

    mine is up here!

  28. January 30, 2009 at 1:39 am

    wonderful! a fav! watta shot you did here! very nice!

  29. January 30, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Wow, Tink, that is just an incredible sight! Wonderful shot! Makes me feel like singing too!!

  30. January 30, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Good pic and color. have nice SWF weekend

  31. January 30, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Absolutely amazing sky. Wow.

  32. January 30, 2009 at 9:03 am

    That is beautiful. I’m in the thick of the cold and white stuff here in NH. Don’t worry, this picture doesn’t pour salt into my dry, cracked wounds, it gives me hope.

  33. January 30, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I love this shot. I didn’t know about the retention systems you mentioned in the earlier comment. What I love most about this shot is the reflection of the colors from that amazing sky into the water. This is always a breath taking effect. Very nicely captured (as always), Tink.

    Thanks so much for playing along in our “little” Sky meme. :)

    -Tisha

  34. January 30, 2009 at 10:36 am

    those colors are amazing! I love taking photos of the sky, too. :)

  35. January 30, 2009 at 11:32 am

    This is a gorgeous photo. The sunset colors are fantastic and so is the reflection in the retention pond. Interesting info on the water management in Florida.
    We live on a hilltop so all the water runs down. ;-)

    thanks for visiting me

  36. January 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    You can’t beat Florida winters!!! Love your photo:)

  37. January 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog & saying such nice things about my Texas cousins. You sure take pretty pictures:)

  38. January 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Glorious sky…even when that sky might be visible from here the fortress of trees around me blocks the view. Beautiful!

  39. January 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Sky pictures and nature pictures in general are my favorites.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  40. January 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Awesome Tink!
    Beautiful colors and reflection!

  41. January 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Your photo is beautiful. I love how the colors of the sky are reflected in the water.
    I’m sure your friends don’t get mad at you. Your photos give your friends something to look forward too.

  42. January 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    disgusting vile forms of precipitation!! lol that’s NJ

    the pink is amazing and the reflection is awesome

  43. January 30, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for stopping by. That is an awesome photo.

  44. January 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Good grief Tink, that is gorgeous. It doesn’t even make me think of alligators. I wish I could see something that pretty (doo, doo, doo) lookin’ out MY back door!

  45. January 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    hey there. I’d love to sit there and just watch the soft warm glows spread across the skies. Wonderful shot!

  46. January 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    more dora-themed cakes and parties. i should google to find out who this cartoon character is.

  47. January 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    apologies. wrong page. :P

  48. January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Stunning picture!

  49. January 31, 2009 at 12:41 am

    i like the roof angles against the soft skyline

  50. January 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Wow!!!
    I love pink and purple skies, and we got them last week too, but your setting is gorgeous, with the reflection in the pond!

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