Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sky Watch and More

Recent Sky Photos ...

September 18th, 7:05 PM
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September 14th, 5:57 PM

September 20th, 4:42 PM

September 24th, 6:22 PM

September 19th, 7:25 PM

September 19th, 7:07 PM

September 19th, 6:59 PM
All of the above photos taken from our perch on the eastern edge of Puget Sound.

September 12th, 3:42 PM
Maritime sightings ...

Alaska Ocean fishing vessel
 Alaska Ocean fishing vessel.

September 20th, 9:49 AM
Southbound Freighter

September 21st, 4:38 PM
Fireboat Salute
One of the fireboats was out to salute the final, forever, departure of the Statendam, as a Holland America Line ship, from Seattle. The ship will be repositioned to Australia and turned over to new owner, P & O Lines, and renamed "Pacific Eden".

MS Statendam
September 21st, 4:55
Holland America Line
Statendam Last Departure from Seattle
Can't resist closing with this dahlia. Spotted while out on a walk in the neighborhood, along a rock wall, and probably growing without any special attention.

September 23rd, 3:12 PM
Tonight's Lunar Eclipse ...

For our friends with an interest in the skies, don't miss tonight's total lunar eclipse. For the times in your area check out the link below ... we used it for the Seattle info and you can reset it for your location. Wishing you clear skies!

Eclipse Info - Time and Date

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Hello John, lovely skies and scenic views. I am hoping the clouds and rain here disapear before the eclipse tonight. But, it does not look good for view the sky here tonight. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  2. Magnificent photos and scenery. Greetings to you!

  3. Glorious skies and superb captures as always, John!! It looks as though our day here in Portland will be perfect for seeing the eclipse!! Hope it doesn't change! I do love all of your wonderful skies -- we do have the very best here in the NW don't we!! Have a great new week!!

  4. Great cloud shots. It's going to be clear here so we should have a good view. It starts before sundown and before moon rise.

  5. just brilliant skies! thanks, john!

  6. Like those sky shots. Beautiful.

  7. I love clouds...I posted my own 'clouds' blog today for next month :O]

  8. Beautiful clouds!

    I hope you get some good pictures of the eclipse tonight. We're going to be watching from here (east coast) but it is a bit cloudy.

  9. Beautiful sky shots. That is one thing I love to photograph.

  10. Thanks for coming over. You have some beautiful shots here.
    Have a good week.

  11. Wonderful sky views, John!
    And, the ships are a great addition too.
    Thanks for taking us with you to Puget Sound and beyond.
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

  12. Hi John, I love your sky shots, although some of them seem to be coming from the future (19, 21) unless they were from last year! :-)

  13. Hi John. Your sky takes are magnificent.

    Thank you for the tour. Great section. Thumbs up!

  14. Splendid sceneries, very nice the Dahlia.
    Many greetings!

  15. I love the sky shots.I watched the Lunar eclipse from my hospital room,it was a nice diversion from the activities around me.

  16. The fireboat salute is very neat! And you captured so many nice cloud formations--there's nothing like a beautiful blue sky, with a few light clouds for artistic effects.


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