Sky Watch #122: 2010 Another Year of Skywatching

30 Dec

Contrary to what I believe, this was not a prolific year for skywatching personally. Although I felt like I was craning my neck taking a peek at the beautiful sky above, my archives proved otherwise. Still I managed to come up with 12 of the skies I had snapped in 2010.

The skywatch review.

January – Like majority of my skywatch images, this one’s taken while running errands.

February – A beautiful foggy February day, but we were trying to escape the gloomy East Bay fog by spending the day in sunny and pleasant North Bay/Sonoma County.

March – The skies -gloomy and about ready for a downpour – was reflective of my emotional state at that time as I was getting ready for my first major surgery.

April – What a difference a month makes. After the uncertainty of last month’s medical worries, the skies were nothing but hopeful blue in April.

May – A cold rainy May with clouds for those like me who enjoy these kinds of day.

June – It was June in Cancun and after a few days of cloudy tropical stormy skies, the blues returned two days before we were leaving this paradise.

July – We just left Cancun early in the day and were flying somewhere in the middle of the USA.

August – A repeat for this year. I love the blue skies of August, it’s my birth month as well.

September – Yay, it’s finally summer in the city. After an unseasonably cold summer – colder even by SF standards, it was a pleasant summery blue skies in September.

October – It was ORANGE OCTOBER in this region as the local baseball team, SF GIANTS were in a hunt for the World Series trophy. Major structures were bathed in orange light in support for the team. Here I managed one passable shot of Coit Tower standing tall and proud in her Orange October garb.

November – Come on now, do you think I’d let go of this euphoric feeling of being champions so easily? The skies were the prettiest during the Giants’ celebratory parade that ended in Civic Center. This is taken at the Civic Center – behind me – where the Giants were addressing the crowd and I was shooting at the sky 🙂

December – Last week I showed you a couple of skywatch images I took on Dec. 11 while out shopping. Here’s another one. It was really a foggy day as you can see.

Sky Watch is a weekly gathering of sky lovers and sky watchers. Thank you fellow skywatchers for the visits and the kind comments this year. More power to Klaus, Sandy, Sylvia and Wren.

Happy New Year!


Posted by on December 30, 2010 in sky watch


25 responses to “Sky Watch #122: 2010 Another Year of Skywatching

  1. Carver

    December 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    It’s looks like a good year for sky watching to me. I always love your shots and this was a great cross section through the year. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  2. Martha Z

    December 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    A wonderful look back. I haven’t looked to the west but here we are ending the year with blue skies.
    Happy New Year and many blue skies.

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood

    December 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    These are fantastic! What a wonderful variety of skies and I love them all! I’d say you did quite well!!! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very, very Happy New Year filled with lots of beautiful skies just waiting for your camera! Enjoy!


  4. Pearl Maple

    December 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Great collection of photos, it is interesting to look back at our year through blog posts and images, thanks for adding to our Sky Watch party.

  5. Benikos Place

    December 30, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Happy and Healthy new year 2011!!!

  6. Kay Davies

    December 30, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Great skies — especially those World Series ones that don’t happen every month of ht year!!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Al

    December 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    That’s a great series of photos through the year. Have a very happy New Years.

  8. Tricia

    December 30, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Really cool shots!

    Happy SWF & Happy Happy New Year! =)

  9. Kim,USA

    December 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    This is the best idea to show case a year of sky watching. Advance Happy New Year!
    Sky Watch

  10. Grace Olsson

    December 30, 2010 at 10:08 pm


    My Dear!

    Thank you very much for your visits and comments during 2010.

    Thanks cause I learned many subjects of photography with you and all the coleagues of SKYFRIDAY!
    Have a nice evening and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  11. Wren

    December 30, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I remember those, and it’s great to see them all again. Quite a year, all in all. I’m looking forward to another great year of skywatching in 2011, and look forward to more of your skies joining us.

    Happy New Year, Ewok!

  12. Jan K. alias Afanja

    December 31, 2010 at 12:32 am

    That’s quite a serie of sky shots. My top 3 would be: March, July and August.
    Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    – Jan K. alias Afanja

  13. vernz

    December 31, 2010 at 1:01 am

    wow! you sure have great collections … different pictures indeed spawns different emotions…

    Skywatch here

  14. Alicesg

    December 31, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Time passes fast. Happy New Year to you and your family and may 2011 be a better year for all of us.

  15. ann new zealand

    December 31, 2010 at 4:09 am

    like the January sky. Great to see 12 different skies. Happy New Year.

  16. Rose

    December 31, 2010 at 4:46 am


    My Sky shot, have a happy new year!

  17. arlene

    December 31, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Thank you for sharing a 2010 series of sky watch photos.

    i hope this year i can have a complete file, too!

    Happy skywatching today and the years to come. Happy new year, too!

  18. ladyfi

    December 31, 2010 at 5:56 am

    A marvellous variety of skies over the year. Here’s looking forward to a wonderful year!

  19. Bram

    December 31, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Thanks for your visits and comments in the past Year.
    I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 25

  20. Yoshi

    December 31, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Showing sky photo of each month is a smart idea! I could see various sky photos.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!!!

  21. life ramblings

    December 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    beautiful series of 12 different skywatch. a wonderful post and a lovely beginning to usher in 2011. Happy New Year!

  22. barb

    December 31, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Always love to see your images of SF. I’ll be visiting again in spring (staying in Sausalito). Happy 2011!

  23. Marites

    January 1, 2011 at 7:41 am

    you may have some limited sky shots but the ones you have are really nice. wishing you the best for 2011. happy new year!

  24. Kevin

    January 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Great series of skies.Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.

  25. Linnea

    January 4, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Looks like you had a great year – surgery aside (that’s no fun) – and you shared wonderful skies, views, and stories with us. I hope that 2011 will be a year full of great skywatching, traveling, and blogging…along with excellent health! Happy 2011!!


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