Thursday, June 3, 2010

Skywatch - a beautiful week

This first picture was taken on May 31st, the morning our newest family member, Tyler Jet, was born:
"shown a flower
a small baby
opens its mouth"
~Seifu-ni

Mid-week blue sky with contrails from jets: 
 Tyler's middle name is Jet because his father served in
the Air Force, stationed in Tucson where he met Victoria,
and they are fans of the NY Jets football team.

This morning at 5:15AM:
"I’ll tell you how the sun rose --
A ribbon at a time --"
~Emily Dickinson

To view skies from around the world, visit Sky Watch Friday here.

41 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The cactus waves its right hand, and tells you, "congratulation".

The Retired One said...

I wish I lived near desert and cacti..very intriguing photos...loved them all.

Stephanie said...

Oh such a beautiful morning for you :-D Had a great day already? That blue sky with contrails from jets is a perfect sky for you, family and newest member of your family :-D

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures as always, Diane! Love the cactus! And the quote by Emily Dickinson is perfect for the beautiful morning skies. And Tyler is so adorable and I do know just how well loved he is!! Glad he and him Mom are doing well! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

All are gorgeous Diane.
Thank you for sharing these beauty.

Happy weekend and SWF.
xo

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,amazing and lovely shots !!Great post !!Unseen Rajasthan

cieldequimper said...

In a few years time, you'll show Tyler the photos of when he was born...

Loree said...

Beautiful skies and quotes. How nice that you'll always know what the sky looked like when Tyler was born.

betchai said...

congratulations, Diane, Jet is a wonderful name and interesting stories behind the name, the first picture is such a jubilant and happy one, the flower seems to celebrate with the family.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. Congratulations to all and god bless Tyler with all happiness.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A Beautiful Week for sure! One to remember always. Congratulations to everyone. (Your grandbaby is adorable).

Tracy said...

Nice photos and a week to remember for sure!

tom sullivan said...

The first poem reminds me of the story of the Flower Sermon. The Buddha simply held up a flower before those assembled. Only Mahakashyapa smiled.

Torsdag 1952 said...

Give him some more time to be pilot. Good to have a second name with a special meaning.
Have a nice weekend.
Hartmut

joo said...

The first photo is fabulous well as other ones - but first is my favourite:)
Happy weekend!

Martha Z said...

What an interesting flower in that first shot, I'm not familiar with it.
I hadn't thought about the significance of Tyler's middle name. Had it not been for the Air Force his parent's would never have met.

Kcalpesh said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely captures! First one is outstanding!!

Pixellicious Photos

Diane AZ said...

Forgot to mention the flower in the first photo is Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii):)

EG Wow said...

Congratulations! Tyler Jet has made you proud. :)

This is the first desert bird of paradise I have ever seen. It looks so festive, perfect timing to bloom on the day Tyler Jet was born.

Judy said...

What a beautiful flower in that first photo! Congratulations on the new addition!

eden said...

Such beautiful captures. I love all the images.

Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

What are you doing waking at 5 am in the morning? The only time I got up early was when my brother took me fishing out to sea. He got me up at 4am. I am an owl.

You were rewarded, the mroning scene is indeed beautiful.

Clytie said...

What a perfect flower on a perfect day to welcome little Tyler Jet.

I love that middle name!!!

Diane AZ said...

Ann, I know it's weird but I'm up by 4:00 AM every morning without even trying. :)

Gaelyn said...

Obviously the sky shines and favors this new born.

Julie said...

Beautiful skies and quotes!!!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Lovely contrasting colors in the first shot. All beautiful skies. I see some new arms coming out on the cactus.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So much food for though in this post!

Jan
GDP

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely photos!
love the origin of Jet. perfect!

Lara Neusiedler said...

wonderful images!

Thérèse said...

Everyting to celebrate!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and gorgeous sky going from clear blue to dramatic colors.

Diana (Di) said...

Diane, love the perspective your desert shot offers.. it goes on and on. Wonderful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Gorgeous sunrise picture.... Beautiful sunrises are the ONLY thing which would get me up EARLY in the mornings. WOW!!!!

Love Tyler's middle name.... That is just so neat.. Wonder if people will call him Jet someday!!!!??? I like that name---and especially the reason they chose it.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Prospero said...

Great picture of mother and baby in the margin, Diane. Is the first photo Caesalpinia gilliesii?

SquirrelQueen said...

The deep blue sky makes a very striking background for the flower. Great SkyWatch photos.

Sandy said...

Love your photos...what a bloom!

~Cheryl said...

Every photograph is wonderful! I really like the Emily Dickinson quote.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic captures and captions to meld into one glorious photo shoot. That flower takes my breath away.

Barb said...

Diane, these photos are glorious, and I see little Tyler Jet in the sidebar with his Mama. Welcome to him - I'm glad all went well.

Ayie said...

i can tell how beautiful your week waswith all these beautiful photos