Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up – Leonardo da Vinci

The sky above

When I hear the word sky, I immediately put the word blue in front of it, despite the sky not always being blue.

What does that say about me do you think?

I also love Vincent Van Gogh’s quote – I never get tired of the blue sky. I’m definitely with Vincent on this one!

The Sky for Sunday Stills

Terri’s Sunday Stills prompt this week is sky. I’ve deliberately chosen some different coloured skies to share, as well as some blue skies.

I love this quote too, it’s a great reminder to look up:

Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up.

Leonardo da Vinci

What does your favourite sky look like?

Are you a storm chaser, a blue sky lover, a cloud nerd or a sunset/sunrise aficionado…let me know! And maybe check out some of the other posts for #SundayStills.

Blogging and photography are a form of self care for me – I really enjoy the many benefits I gain from these pursuits and the camaraderie of our blogging community is just the best.

Thank you for your visit. My wish for you is a great week ahead and may your skies be happy and blue!

Deb xx

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Everyone has a story to tell! Deb is a young-at-heart & active 60+ blogger/retiree, after being made redundant from her 22-year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre (jail). She now spends her time reading, blogging, riding her ebike and travelling. Deb was awarded a Bravery Award from the Queen when she was 17 after a tragic accident – a definite life changing moment! She is married with 3 grown-up daughters & has 4 grandchildren. She never imagined being Granny Debs would bring so much joy to her life! You can read more of Deb’s story here

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66 Replies to “Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up – Leonardo da Vinci”

    1. Isn’t it a great quote Janis? I’m so glad I found it and it was perfect for my sky shots 🙂 The bike trail photo is a favourite as the sky is so big! Thanks so much.


  1. Hi Deb, thanks for staring my week with your gorgeous images of the sky. I just love a vivid blue sky as it makes me feel alive. Today it is overcast but with a hint of soft blue trying to break through. Have a lovely week and I love the shot of the double rainbow against the stormy sky. x #lifethisweek

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    1. Hi Sue, many thanks for your lovely comment. I am so envious of you living near the ocean and seeing that colour of water and sky but I suppose it means I make the most to enjoy it when I do get there. Rainbows are a definite favourite of mine! xx


  2. Your photos are exceptionally stunning, Deb. I do see what you mean by the different colours of blue. Your photos also show a lot of contrast. I am totally with you Deb on how blogging and photography are a form of self care. xx

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    1. Many thanks Erica, it’s been such a delight to meet you through blogging and I love the connections we have. I enjoy taking photos but am honest enough to say that I’m not a technical photographer, I just know what I like to see and capture. Great to have you join me xx

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      1. Deb, I am also not a technical photographer. I take hundreds of photos and I get lucky. I love the photos you share! It is like a mini break/meditation in my day, where I stop and just take a deep breath. Thank you! xx

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    1. That sounds like me Jennifer, I can’t resist a rainbow either! I do enjoy taking photos and we have such big skies here. I do try to be positive but some days it’s hard. Thanks 🙂


  3. Hi Deb, That’s a great quote and yes to blogging and photography as a form of self-care. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I look up often and love blue skies and really any colour in the sky. #lifethisweek

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  4. Beautiful skies, Deb. Skies are fascinating to me. I take photos of the sky when I go for walks. Sometimes I keep walking and looking up at the same time. Good thing I haven’t tripped so far. Wow, that double-rainbow is gorgeous!

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  5. I’m absolutely a looker-upperer. It’s blue sky for me – I’m definitely a blue sky dreamer, but I also love a stormy sky, and the skies you get after rain or just before rain when every other colour just stands to attention against it.

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    1. Thanks Leanne, you aren’t alone in loving the blues and swirling colours of the sky! So much to love in the sky above us. The sunset from our villa near the beach tonight was spectacular!


  6. Hi, Debbie – I think that when you automatically put ‘blue’ in front of the word ‘sky’, it means that you are a naturally positive person.
    My favourite skies are bright blue with white fluffly clouds. I especially like the white fluffly cloud part (as this was very rare in Beijing).

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    1. Thank you Donna, I do try to be positive most of the time. I love a fluffy cloud in blue sky photo too, and hadn’t considered the fact that you wouldn’t see many like that in Beijing. I would definitely miss that!


  7. I love the contrast of green grass and blue sky photos – I follow a lot of storm accounts on twitter & would love to be able to take those ‘classic’ storm in the distance, barn in the foreground type photos.

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    1. Oh thanks very much Sanch! I’ve just taken a great sunset shot tonight, it’s such a lovely time of day especially when at the beach in Queensland!


  8. Wow! Beautiful sky photos, Deb! I loved the one with the double rainbow. I think blue sky is my favorite too. I can remember lying on my back as a kid with my best friend and telling each other what we thought about the clouds we saw passing overhead. Thanks for evoking that lovely memory!

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  9. What a variety of beauty in your sky photos Deb. Hard to beat that rainbow image. I’ve always been a fan of bright blue skies with fluffy cotton candy clouds. Throw in a sunset and I am delighted.

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  10. Interestingly I was standing with a neighbour in my yard yesterday (we had to bury a hare) and looking out at the view. I commented on how beautiful the ocean looked and we agreed it was because it was overcast the ocean wasn’t blue but rather grey or purple from the reflection of the sky. It was lovely.

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  11. Each of the skies you shared is special. We have gorgeous, endless blue skies almost every day. But I miss clouds!! And get very excited for the chance of an occasional thunderstorm with interesting clouds. After the rain comes a chance for a sensational rainbow like the double one you captured. Gorgeous.

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  12. The ever-changing sky helps me learn about the ever-changing life that we live. I love the sky and have been known to take myself outside…just to look UP. Back when we first moved here, I recall lying on the grass and doing just that. So peaceful, relaxing and of course: grounding! Thank you so much for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is “whatever you choose” because I am focussing on Head and Neck Cancer: 29/51 Your Choice. Mine is: World Head & Neck Cancer Day. 20.7.2020. Hope to see you there. Take care, Denyse.

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  13. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures, Deb. I love the sky in all of her different hues. I’m a big fan of clouds in a blue sky and colorful sunsets (especially over the ocean).

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