Saturday, 17 April 2010

The Quiet Sky

I have looked up into the sky over the last three days and what have I seen...nothing! Thanks to Iceland's volcano, I think it is the first time in my life that I have seen a vapour trail free sky. The beautiful blue skys we have had over the last few days are usually marred by all the aircraft criss crossing the UK. Don't get me wrong, I do feel for all those poor people stranded at airports and those who can't get away on their holiday and those who can't get home, but to look up into a sky that is only populated by birds and insects is a rare treat. It is spookily quiet up there.

More blue from the garden. As blue as they sky, a grape hyacinth.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. Yes it's true having quiet skies is a rarity these days! Like you say poor people stranded at airports or unable to go away, I do feel for them.. Enjoy the clear quiet blue skies while it lasts... Lovely photos by the way..

    Have a great weekend

    Warm wishes

    Isabelle x

  2. I've enjoyed a lot your blue sky, thanks..ours today was so grey! Have a good Sunday!

  3. I understand you quite well, Susie. Lovely views.
    Maria Cecilia

  4. Yes,it's been strange with no planes overhead.Usually in the evening we can see them lining up to approach Gatwick when we look out of the bedroom after the other,their lights shining brightly in the dark sky.Looks like tomorrow's going to be another wonderful blue sky day...enjoy!

    Bellaboo :0)

  5. I am happy that you have clear skies as long as it lasts. It's a shame so many are put out right now, but we all deserve blue skies some days!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend, Susie. Your pictures are beautiful!


  6. Enjoy it while it lasts my friend...
    Have a nice weekend...
    Love your blues,
    xoxo~Kathy @Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  7. It's eerie but beautifully peaceful isn't it! xxx

  8. perfect blue sky!
    enjoy your weekend!!

  9. Yes, isn't it quiet without those planes - do feel sorry for those stranded in far away places or who have spent so much money on holidays they can't start. What a gorgeous blue sky:)

  10. I feel so calm, everytime I look at the beautiful blue sky. We have beautiful blue sky and clear blue sea here, today and I am grateful for that. I just love those blue flowers especially the one which looks like the grapes..Have a lovely week, Susie!

  11. Wow, I hadn't thought of that. We do get quite a few aircraft over us and as you say its quite eerie without them. The situation for all the folk stuck doesn't seem to be improving much though!

  12. That reminds me of what the skies were like right after 9/11. So nice and peaceful. I know that we rely on air travel to make the economy go 'round, but I bet you could get used to that beauty and quietness!
    I love the new look of your blog! So pretty!
    Happy Sunday!

  13. Lovely blue post.Your photos are wonderful!!!

  14. I love all your photos so cheery spring is well under-way and such beautiful blue sky .I feel happy for all the people who live near noisy airports its there holiday now

  15. Beautiful photos! Aren't the skies lovely at the moment, it is amazing how busy our skies usually are, just gorgeous to hear the birds these past few days...

  16. Susie, How I love blue! Thanks for posting these lovely photos! Cassandra ♥

  17. Lovely photo's Susie, nothing more comforting than sky watching or cloud watching....