Thursday, November 19, 2009



NUMBER 1. Ohio Fall Skies


These sky photos were taken in the Hocking Hills area of S.E. Ohio. CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK 

NUMBER 2.  Heading south to Fort Myers Beach, Florida.


These photos were taken from the 6th floor of the condo Linda and I were staying in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The photos show a controlled burn taking place south east of the condo.

NUMBER 3. Sky, Trees, and beach, On the beach at SANIBEL/CAPTIVA 


Blue are the tears
On my saddest day,
Blue is the ocean
To wash them away.

Blue is the sapphire
That glows in the light,
Blue is the moon
that shines at night.
Blue sounds like sad music
Mellow and low,
Blue is the bruise
On my big toe.

Blue tastes like a hot meal
On a rainy day,
Blue is the feeling of
A spring day in May.

Blue is the rhythm
Of beating drums,
Blue is the sound
Of annoying hums.

Blue is a very good
Color you see,
Blue is the rhythm
of you and me!

5th grade  I don’t know who Lindsay is but I want to say thanks and what a great poem. When I was in the 5th grade I couldn’t write a poem like that and I couldn’t do it today.

100_4268 Ted R. intrepid roving reporter at the beach. “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY”  Linda and I just got some bad news, A good friend of ours just found out she has an  aggressive cancer ( Sandy H.) Please keep her in your prayers.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

lovely comparison of your different skies! Where did you find the poem?

Sending good thoughts for your good friend.

Joe Todd said...

Sallie click on Lindsay will take you to the poem and others. I don't know any more than that but I really like the poem. Linda and I just got back from the hospital I would hope everyone would keep Sandy H. in their prayers

annalarssonphotography said...

Beautiful collages Joe!
I loved the first one.

Best of thoughts to your friend!

Sylvia K said...

Sandy H. is in my prayers. Hope all goes well!

Fantastic captures, gorgeous skies and such a wonderful variety, Joe! And I love the poem!!

Holding good thoughts for you all!


nonizamboni said...

Thanks for all things blue! Your photos are a credit to your blog's header.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful sky pictures, Joe, whether you are in Hocking or in Florida.... Looks like all of the leaves are off of your trees in Ohio. Ours are also--about 98% now. It's great now for me as a Bird Watcher... I can see them more clearly.

Have a great evening.

Lorac said...

I love these collages! The blue sky and tree one is superb.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great collages. Best wishes for your friend.

Bestemor Drillo said...

The collages is beautiful !

Eaglesbrother said...

I Really like your collage of skies from different places and I especially love your "Wandering" song...goes great with the viewing.


Cathy said...

Such beautiful blue skies in Ohio and Florida!!

Rick (Ratty) said...

I love the pictures, especially those bare bleached trees. I wouldn't be able to write a poem like that either. I wish I could.

EJ said...

great shots! That's a very good poem for a 5th grader!

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

For a while, I thought the second photo was a volcano erupting. I have been tslking about volcanoes in Auckland.

Is is hard to make collages?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: You have had a series of beautiful skies, what a great variation of photos. TR is the name of the Kent high school. Sorry to hear about the little girl.

Unknown said...

Love the top right photo. It has a really nice composition. Amazing poem by a 5th grader no less!

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TONY LETTS said...

You ought to bottle those blue skies and sell it :)

fiziskandarz said...

very nice pictures! i like! :D

storyteller -SouthernCalifornia said...

Lovely mosaics with varied skies! Your friend will be in my prayers ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

eileeninmd said...

Cool sky collages, the blue skies are looking wodnerful. Great photos and I love the poem. Well done. Happy skywatching.