Thursday, November 23, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Thanksgiving Edition

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In the USA this week Skywatch Friday is on Thanksgiving, a big big holiday. So if you celebrate it I hope you have a good one but don't forget to link your Skywatch post. If you forget, don't worry, the linky is good for a week and then another one starts up. The other big tradition is the day after Thanksgiving, the dreaded, to me Black Friday where shoppers trample each other in there search for bargains. I will tell you where I am going to be. A local resort in the Osage Hills northwest of Tulsa is opening up their grounds to anybody who wants to hike their extensive trail network. That is where I am going to be, with my camera along with my son and brother. That is my idea of Black Friday.

But hey, you celebrate the day the way you want.

Thank you for participating. We start the meme every Thursday at 2:30 CST and it goes for 168 straight hours until the next one starts.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 16 November 2017 Edition

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Welcome to Skywatch Friday where photobloggers from everywhere meet up and share and compare photos. We start every Thursday at 2:30 CST and keep it going all week until the next week starts so we are ready whenever you are. Thank you for participating.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Skywatch Friday

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It's November already and the holiday season is upon us. In the USA we have Thanksgiving starting up. Traditionalists like me think that everybody should not worry about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. I'm actually worse than that. I think that there are twelve days of Christmas and none of them are in November. I digress and I apologize.

Welcome to Skywatch and thank you for participating. We are starting up on Thursdays at 2:30 PM US Central Time since daylight savings time is over. We keep the meme open all week until the next edition starts. Not too many rules. Just use the linky below. Link back to here. Visit as many people as you can. Some people have been known to link two posts and that is fine with me. Some have linked Instagram posts and I say go for it. It is about the photographs, visiting, and learning rather than rules.

Thank you and Happy Skywatching


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 2 November 2017 Edition

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Welcome to the first Skywatch Friday of November. Thank you for participating. We are still on Daylight Savings Time this week. Next week we will be on Standard Time but we still start at 2:30 Central Time. And we stay open all week until the next edition.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 26 October 2017 Edition

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Greetings and welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. Here in Tulsa the temps have been dropping but the leaves are still green and still on the trees. It won't be long though. Autumn is Oklahoma's best season. Cool nights, warm sunny days. I'll take it.

Skywatch Friday never sleeps. A new edition starts up at 2:30 CDT on Thursdays.  and goes all week, 168 straight hours, until the next edition. So show up when you can. When daylight savings time ends in November then we'll stick with 2:30 CST and keep on going.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 19 October 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. We start up a new edition every Thursday at 2:30 Central Daylight Time and keep it open until the following edition. We welcome all comers regardless. Just link your individual post using the Linky below and you are in. It would be great if you would link back here on your post and visit as many other Skywatchers as you can. A few people have linked their Instagram Skywatch posts and I think that is wonderful. The image is the thing as far as I am concerned.

An InLinkz Link-up

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 12 October 2017 Edition

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Many apologies for not having the link up and going at the designated time! 

Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating and I hope you had some great skywatching this week.

We start up anew every Thursday at 2:30 PM US CDT and go for seven days until the next edition. We never close. When daylight savings time ends here in the USA, we'll stay with 2:30 PM Central Standard Time.

Please link your Skywatch post with the linky below and then link back here on your post. And try to see as many other participants. There is lots of skill and creativity in the community. Newcomers are always welcome.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Skywatch Friday - First October 2017 Edition

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Happy Skywatching Everybody!! We are moving into October and I notice that fellow bloggers, facebookers, and instagrammers in Canada and the Rocky Mountains are already posting snow! Down here in Oklahoma most of us are still running our air conditioners. Things should be warming up for our southern hemisphere Skywatchers.

Thank you for participating. For those that are new, we start a new edition of Skywatch Friday every Thursday at 2:30 PM US CDT and keep it going all week. I notice now that lots of people now link their Skywatch posts on Fridays. Imagine that in photoblog world? Everything always seems a day off.

Anyways link your post with the linky below and try and visit as many other Skywatchers as you can. Lots and lots of skill and creativity on display here.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 28 September 2017 Edition

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Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating! We open up a new edition at 2:30 US CDT on Thursdays and keep it open all week until the next edition starts. So we never sleep!! We are finally getting cooler weather in Oklahoma. I should have worn a jacket yesterday because even though the thermometer said the high 60's, with the overcast skies and strong winds it felt very chilly.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Equinox Edition

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Tulsa, Oklahoma's  Art Deco masterpiece, the Boston Avenue Methodist Church, designed by Bruce Goff, under a beautiful blue sky. It is just as beautiful inside as outside.


For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Autumn is upon us. For our friends in the southern hemisphere, Spring is coming. Something for everybody I guess!!

Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. Thank you for participating. We start every week at 2:30 US CDT (7:30 PM GMT or UTC) and keep it going all week until the next edition.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Skywtach Friday - 14 August 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday! Thank you for your participation by both linking your blog posts here and visiting our fellow Skywatchers. We start anew ever Thursday at 2:30 US CDT and are open all week until the next edition.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 7 September 2017 Edition

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Welcome to first Skywatch Friday of September. We start every Thursday at 2:30 PM USA CDT and keep it open for 7 days until the next edition starts so please feel welcome to post whenever you are ready.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 31 August 2017 Edition

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Over the back fence sunset in Idaho Falls, ID

Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. We start afresh on Thursdays at 2:30 PM USA CDT and keep it open until the next edition. Thank you for your participation!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Skywatch Friay - 24 August 2017 Edition - The Eclipse Edition

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Welcome to the last edition of August 2017 Skywatch Friday. Sorry I don't have any pictures of the eclipse, maybe next week. I had to prepare this post well in advance of the event because I was going to be traveling.

We start every Thursday at 2:30 US CDT and are open all week until the next edition starts up. Please link up with the linky below and link back to this blog from your post and visit as many other Skywatchers as you can.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 17 August 2017 Edition

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A Summer storm bearing down on Tulsa late Tuesday afternoon

Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. We start every Friday at 2:30 PM US CDT (7:30 PM UTC accoring to Timebie) and keep it open all week until the next edition. Please link your individual post with the linky below and don't forget to link back here on your post and visit as many blogs as you can. Thank you to all the participants.

I am looking forward to a bunch of solar eclipse photos next week!!



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 10 August 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday where bloggers from everywhere link their posts containing photos of the sky. We start every Thursday at 2:30 US CDST and stay open all week until the following Thursday and then we start all over again.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 3 August 2017 Edition

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Welcome to Skywatch Friday! Please link your post to SWF with the linky below. Please link back to here on your blog. And don't forget to visit your fellow Skywatchers!!

We start a new edition on Thursdays at 2:30 PM Central USA DST and keep the linky open all week until the next edition.

Thank you for your participation.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Last Post of July 2017 Edition

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The lazy hazy days of summer are upon us and yet the effective season is almost over. Here in Oklahoma a lot of schools are starting back up in a couple weeks so back to the grindstone for the kiddos an their parents breathe a sigh of relief. Morning drive time will get crowded again for those of us work. Days are already getting shorter.

But us Skywatchers don't care we keep snapping away at the sky no matter what. Welcome to Skywatch Friday especially first timers. Please link up below. We start every Thursday afternoon at 2:30 CDST (USA) and keep it going all week so you can share your posts no matter what day it is.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 20 July 2017 Edition

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Welcome to the latest edition of Skywatch Friday. The place featuring photos of the sky from all over the world. Please link your post with the inlinkz below and don't forget to link back here. We post every week starting at 2:30 USA Central Daylight Savings Time and stay open all week until the next post.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 13 July 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday home of the the blogospheres dedicated Sky fans. We start anew every Thursday at 2:30 CDST (USA) and roll for 168 straight hours until the next week's edition starts. Just link below with your post, link back here in that same post, and visit as many other Skywatchers as you can. Lots of talent here you'll find.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Independence Day Edition

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Tuesday was America's Independence Day celebration and so many of us had the day off and over ate and over drank and shot off some fireworks. It is always a lot of fun. Declaring Independence is always a great step forward.

Welcome to Skywatch Friday, please link your individual SWF post with the linky below. And have fun!! We are open all week, starting at 2:30 PM CDST.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 29 June 2017 Edition

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It is already the end of June and the temperatures here in the mid USA are climbing and we are also getting close to the 4th of July where America celebrates their Independence and Freedom.

Thank you for participating in Skywatch Friday. Just link your individual blog post (as opposed to your blog) using the linky below and then link back to this Skywatch Friday somewhere in your post. Plus, visit as many other Skywatchers as you can.  We start a new post every Thursday at 2:30 Oklahoma time (Central DST) and we keep it open seven days until the next edition starts.

Everybody be safe this coming week!



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 22 June 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another week of Skywatch Friday. Please link your post with the linky below and then link back here in your post. Please visit as many contributors as you can. Skywatch starts every Thursday at 2:30 PM Central US DST and is open all week. Thank you for your participation!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 15 June 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another round of Skywatch Friday. I am sorry about my blooper last week and apologize for any issues that caused.

Skywatch Friday starts every Thursday at 2:30 Oklahoma time and is open until the following week's post. So we are kind of like Motel 6, we leave the light on for you. (If I don't mess it up that is.)


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Skywatch Friday 8 June 2017 Edition

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Welcome to Skywatch Friday. Thanks for joining dozens of bloggers posting photos from all over teh world. Please link an individual post (as oppose to your blog url) in the linky below and visit as many other particpants as you can. SWF is open all week and a new edition starts at 2:30 Central US Time and is open for linking until the next edition.

Many apologies for not including the Linky!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Skywatch Friday - First Skywatch in June Edition

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Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank for participating. Please link your post with the linky below and be sure to link back here as well from your own post. We refresh anew every Thursday at 2:30 USA Central Daylight Savings Tine and go straight through to the next post. So I guess it could be Skywatch Sunday if you wanted to but I get confused enough as it is.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Memorial Day Weekend Edition

DSCN6304 Next Monday is Memorial Day in the USA where we remember all those who gave their life for their country as well and anybody else that we have lost. People will be remembered, graves tended to, speeches will be made, flags flown, and picnics will be attended. This also kicks off the first week of Summer in many people's eyes. I hope everybody has a great week. Skywatch Friday is open from 2:30 Midwest USA time for seven days until the next Skywatch Friday starts so just link up when you can. My family will be on the road Thursday and Friday so I may not have my own post until Saturday or so.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 18 May 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday, especially first timers. This meme recycles weekly starting at 2:30 Central Time and is open all week until the next installment. Just link your individual post with with linky below and try and visit as many of our fellow Skywatcher's as you can. Please email at yogiabb(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 11 May 2017 Edition

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It's the middle of May, kids are starting to get out of school, The weather is yet milder before the heat of summer sets in, everything is green. Life is good.



Thursday, May 4, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Star Wars Day Edition 2017

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 Why is it the Star Wars edition today you ask?

   IMG_1933 May the Fourth (be with you) is why. My sincere apologies to everyone, I could not resist. I promise not to do it again. Thank you participating!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Almost Done with April 2017 Edition

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 20 April 2017 Edition

DSCN8118 Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday, especially those checking us out for the first time. Please use the Inlinkz below to link your blog post. Visit as many other participants as you can and have fun. The link is open from 2:30 US Central Time for seven days until the next link opens.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Tax Day Edtion

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It is the middle of April which means that those of us in the USA better have our taxes in the mail by Saturday. Good luck everybody! What are you going to do with your refund? A true Skywatcher will get a new camera, or lens, or book a trip somewhere with fabulous skies. Those of us that don't get refunds, we will just slog through it for another year trying to keep what we got.

Welcome to Skywatch Friday and thank you for participating. Please link your blog post with the linky below. Each week the linky starts at 2:30 PM Central Time and is open straight through until the next edition starts.



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Skywatch Friday - First April Edition

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It's April already and it is warming up kind of, We have warm sunny days and then we have cold rainy days. I'll take either one.

Please link your blog post with the linky below and provide a link back here and then visit as many people as you can. The link is open for seven days starting Thursdays at 2:30 US Central Daylight Saving Time until the next one starts so you will never be too early or too late to join up.



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Almost Done with March Edition

_DSC0465 Welcome back to Skywatch Friday everybody where people from everywhere and anywhere link their blog posts with photographs of the sky. We are almost through with March and here in Oklahoma the flowers are blooming, the pollen is flying, and people are sneezing. Things have been a little dry but we are starting to get some rain storms move through and freshen things up a bit.

Please link up with the inlinkz linky below. Please link back to here from your post so your readers know where to go if they are interested and then come back and check out the work of your fellow Skywatchers. I am amazed at the creativity and skill of the people who participate. It is also fun to watch people get better as time goes by and they gain more confidence and skill in what they are doing.

Each edition of Skywatch is open right up until the the next one starts which is 2:30 Central Time in the US every Thursday.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 23 March 2017 Edtiion

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday, home of Sky loving bloggers from all over the world. Please link your post with the linky below and then visit as many other blogs as you can.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Spring has Sprung Edition

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Time Change Edition

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Here in the US we are "Springing Forward" one hour on Sunday morning. Oh happy day. I love the extra hour after work!! I can go trailrunning on Turkey Mountain, something I don't like doing in the dark. I know not everybody is sold on the benefits. My mother, who I loved very much. hated the concept. She would tell me that she lost an hour of sleep every night. I'd tell it would even out in the Fall when we went back to normal time. And she said, yes, but that was for only one night. It was hard to win an argument with my mother. I know I never did.

Sorry, I got carried away, this isn't an old boring family history blog meme. It is Skywatch Friday where we are supposed to meet and make links to our posts with sky photographs. Thank you for participating and please visit as many participants as you can.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Spring is Getting Closer Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. Here in Oklahoma, it is getting warmer and warmer and the evening skies are getting more colorful. We know are friends in the southern hemisphere are approaching Fall. We are on our way to Spring and that is always exciting. Except for those of us who hate yard work. Anyway, thank you for coming. Please link your post, as opposed to your blog address, to the linky below. Be sure and link back on your post and visit as many of our fellow Skywatchers as you can. We are certainly a diverse and interesting lot.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Skywatch Friday 23 February 2017 Edtion

IMAG1802 Welcome to Skywatch Friday, especially first timers. Just link your post with a sky photo to the linky below. Please link back here on your post and try and visit the fellow participants. The linky starts anew every week at 2:30 U.S. Central Time and is open all week until the next linky starts. If you have any questions please email me at YogiABB(at)Yahoo(dot)com.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 16 February 2017

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Another week of Skywatch Friday is here. I hope everybody made it through Valentines Day unscathed. No matter, in the northern hemisphere we are headed toward Spring and our friends in the southern are headed toward Fall. I loved the photos of the beaches and warm waves while the cold winds howled here in Oklahoma. Pretty soon it will be my turn to enjoy some warm weather.

Please link your blog post with the linky below and then link back on your blog post to this blog. Visit as many participants as you can and say hello.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 9 February 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. Next week is Valentines Day? Are you all set: candy, cards, jewelry? You better hurry, you don't have much time left. But before you go link your blog post with the linky below and then link back here. Thank you for participating!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Skywatch Friday - Groundhog Day 2017 Edition

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Time for another edition of Skywatch Friday. Thursday is Groundhog Day and of course I have 60,000 photographs and not one of a groundhog but how about meerkats? You know they come out and look around all the time and surely they and groundhogs look at their shadows, or lack of shadows all the time.

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So post your sky photographs and let us know if your local groundhogs or meerkats or other critter saw their shadow so we can figure out how much more Winter we have coming. Here in Oklahoma we haven't had much weather and I could use a little more but I don't want any ice. So I'm being kind of picky. How about you? Have you had enough winter yet? For our southern hemisphere friends tell us about your summer. Personally, I have never had too much summer, ever.

Thank you for participating!! Sandy, Sylvia, and Yogi are your co-hosts. I heard from Sylvia last week and she thinks she might be posting again!! That is great news.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 26 January 2017 Edition

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Time for another edition of Skywatch Friday. Welcome and thank you for participating. Please link your post featuring the sky with the linky below. Provide a link on your post pointing back here and visit as many blogs as you can.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 19 January 2017 Edition

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Welcome to another edition of Skywatch Friday. Please use the linky below to link a post of yours to this meme and then link back to this site. Visit as many other participants as you can. Visit, mingle.

Your Skywatch Friday co-hosts are Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Skywatch Friday - 12 January 2017

_DSC0653Another week of Skywatching!! I don't know about you but the weather here in Oklahoma, USA is driving me crazy. Last Saturday is 4 degrees F (-16C) and today it was 69F (22C) and then Saturday we are supposed to have an ice storm. I tell you I cannot keep up.

Welcome to another week of Skywatch Friday. If you are new here, welcome. Please link your blog post featuring a photo of the sky to the linky below. Please link back. If you have any questions please let me know at yogiabb(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you for showing up and please come back next week. For those returning, thank you for participating. I appreciate it. Skywatch Friday is all about the Skywatchers.

Your Skywatch co-hosts are Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia.



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Skywatch Friday - First of 2017

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Another year of Skywatch Friday starts up today. Thank you for participating. A special welcome to those linking for the first time. The only thing we ask is that after you link up to us please link back here and please visit as many other participants as you can. I am constantly amazed by the artistic eyes of the participants.

I wish everybody a Great 2017!!