22 July, 2009

The Colors of Summer-Sky Watch Friday



The colors are so summer beach cottage, don't you agree? The beautiful cloudless blue sky, the aging white paint on the 16 pane dormer window and, the worn and weathered green tin roof. And, check out the functional and decorative pieces at the end of the roofline and how they add a bit of whimsy to it all. To me they look like little bird wings. And you will of course notice that all lines are pointing upward, drawing our eyes to the sky.

Do stop by and visit SKYWATCH FRIDAY. This meme is hosted by: Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Fishing Guy Louise who do a fab job. We had over 300 participants last week. Come on and join in the summer fun!

76 comments:

Dewdrop said...

What a charming shot of that beachy home! I love the colors, the weathering and the brilliant blue sky! Wonderful!

Daryl said...

Beautiful ...

Norma said...

I agree. I love the colors!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Definitely! Yes, beautiful summer colors all the way.

Sylvia K said...

Love that vivid blue sky! Gorgeous shot!

Happy SWF!

Anil P said...

They do look like little bird wings. I was intrigued by them. The symmetry in the picture is pleasing. For a moment I imagined a little face pressed to the window, smiling.

Carver said...

This is a fantastic shot. It says beautiful summer day. I love it!

Reader Wil said...

This beautiful photo is like a painting. The sky is unbelievably blue, without a cloud. Very beautiful! Thanks for your visit. The damage is not too bad and can be repaired, I hope.

Photo Cache said...

The blues of summer are simply outstanding. I love how you play up the summer theme. Happy skywatching.

James said...

Beautiful colors and a wonderful picture.

RuneE said...

I liked that simple composition - simple in the meaning that it is difficult :-)

For instance - not dead in the centre.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is a wonderful photo, it shouts summer.

Gill in Canada

Susan at Stony River said...

I love that roof and that sky! What a lovely shot, especially for summertime.

Anne said...

I just loved that roof, the lovely colour, as a perfect see...

Have a nice weekend, from Anne in Norway.

Lynn said...

Great shot! I love old buildings. I was going to comment on the old copper roof but I don't know all that much about tin. I guess it ages that color too?

Pearl Maple said...

Nice house full of details and framing up your view of the summer sky.

Merisi said...

Beautiful set of colors!
I captured similar blue and verdigris colors in Venice this past weekend.

Dancin' Fool said...

That is a great shot, excellent composure, and it does instantly make me feel like a fun day on the beach, takes me back to trips to visit my Grandmother as a child.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I sure wish the sky was that blue here today! (It's raining...again!) Lovely blue!

Gaelyn said...

My but that sky looks almost too blue to be real. Marvelous shot Erin.

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful!!

Have a great weekend :)

Luiz Ramos said...

Great composition. Love it.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love the vivid colors! Definitely summery.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

A beautiful shot. That roof contrasted against the blue sky-just perfect.

Sue said...

I love your photo and the description. It looks like the home is well cared for.

Euroangel said...

interesting shot...love it!

Eric(NL) said...

Great contrast in the picture, well done!!

Have a great SWF

GReetings from NL

earthtoholly said...

I agree, Erin! Very beachy...I love blues, greens and white together, not to mention weathered paint and tin roofs. A very enchanting skywatch! :o)

Deborah Godin said...

Classic charm!!

Danton said...

I agree, can't help but follow the lines upward.

Grace and Bradley said...

The color looks almost unreal. It is like a painting. Very beautiful.

Jack and Joann said...

Surprisingly different photo. I like it.

Babooshka said...

Summery scenes are reminding me holiday soon. True blue skies.

Jan K. said...

What a beautiful display of colors and lines. Just great!
Enjoy your weekend.

Tammie Lee said...

yes, all the colors are wonderful together!

Tabib said...

Beautiful blue sky!
Have a nice weekend.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Barb said...

Erin - this picture says "heat" to me - especially the tin roof! Are those decorative items to stop snow in winter from cascading down in sheets? We use them in CO - but not as pretty!

Janie said...

Nice shot, very well framed. It does look like a beach home. I'm intrigued by the little bird wings, too.

Arija said...

Starkly beautiful!

Lew said...

Nice shot of the blue sky and old cottage!

Regina said...

Stunning!

Carol said...

Great photo! Beauty in simplicity...

Annie said...

Ah, another great photo! Thank you!
And thanks for your visit to my post also!

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful shot! I love the simplicity of it.

alicesg said...

Nice to capture the little room at the top of the roof. I wondered how the little room looked like from inside.

Michele said...

Yes, the colors are exactly the summer hues! What a perfect photo! Very nicely done.

Hugs♥

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shot. You took what some may have considered ordinary and made beautiful.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I agree - the colours are fantastic. And your persepctive for this shot is great!
Janice.

Pacey said...

That's a lovely house...great for SWF too.

Abe Lincoln said...

Interesting choice for your swf.

Pick a Peck of Pixels

Pam said...

That's a wonderful sky shot, very unique. And I really like the patina of the tin roof.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Love this sky watch pic. And, the ferris wheel pictures have me wanting to hit the state fair for sure this fall! Such information in your words. Please continue to be so thorough!

Mamapippa said...

It's a beautiful one !

Small City Scenes said...

Summer blue---it just can't get better than that. MB

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Erin: Yes, you made a neat capture of a clear sky over the blue roof.

Essence of Maine said...

Beautiful summer colors and an excellently composed photo!

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Beautiful blue sky.
Happy Friday!

♥Ita

p.s. Pls stop by at Something To Share anytime, I just love company.

The Laughing Idiot said...

This is fabulous! What purpose do those decorative elements serve? They definitely add interest.

Please visit me: Picture This . . .

Russ said...

Very nice! Great colors.

Gattina said...

I feel on holidays when I look at your sky ! what a wonderful blue !!

Mo said...

Ah would love to see those skies return to London

Denise said...

Fantastic shot Erin. Thanks for sharing them and have a great weekend.

FA said...

Amazing colors. Great Skywatch.

Martha in PA said...

What a wonderful photo. The colors are so cool. I love window shots!

My Skywatch Friday

Martha in PA said...

PS - I love your header photo. My 12 year old is totally into peace signs!

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous summery photo! One to look back at from the depths of winter.

Light and Voices said...

Agreed those lines bring our eyes to the sky. Nice job!
Joyce M

Baron's Life said...

Yours are just an absolute marvel to watch...wow

chrome3d said...

There was so many little details that I liked so much.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Just gorgeous!!!

So what is the purpose of those whimsical butterfly things on the roof?

~Lisa

Shirl said...

WOW the colors are so crisp. What great shots.

once in a blue moon... said...

gorgeous color combos~

napaboaniya said...

The perfect clear blue sky :)

Dina said...

Gorgeous! Those are my favorite colors together.

Re your question: Yes, the post offices were not part of any embassy. BTW, remember that Jerusalem did not, and does not, have any embassies because no country wants to recognize her as our capital. So Jerusalem has only consulates. The embassies are over in Tel Aviv.

erin said...

thank you all for stopping by.
the little decorative items at the end of the roofline serve to keep huge sheets of ice from falling below; the technical term escapes me at the moment.
hard to believe this was no where near the beach or water.
thanks all for stopping by.

erin