Friday, May 16, 2008

Skywatch Friday: twice as nice

But before I get to the Skywatch, an urgent appeal..... on behalf of the suffering people of Zimbabwe....If, like me, you are devastated to see images of people being beaten, tortured, murdered, starved and left homeless by ZANU, in its efforts to hold onto power, and if you are also growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of action by the International Community to help these people, then PLEASE take a minute of your time, and add your voice to the many calling on the UN to intervene urgently. It is quick and painless, but if enough of us respond, perhaps we can help to bring about a better life for those in Zim who have no voice. Here is the link to a site called Help Save Zimbabwe.

I received the link in an e-mail from the originator of the appeal, so if you want me to forward it to you so that you can send it on to your mailing list and help spread the appeal to a wider worldwide group, please e-mail me on sue(at)elgecko(dot)co(dot)za . Thanks.

Thanks to all who hop across quickly to register their concern to the Secretary General of the UN..... we'll wait till you get back.... and then move onto something altogether more serene!


A double dose of puffy clouds, and a railway bridge thrown in for fun!

29 comments:

dot said...

I agree..it's twice as nice. Love the sky and bridge.

David said...

Beautiful photo, you've picked the size really well!

Cheers,

David Webb - Nature Pictures
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Anemone said...

What a lovely landscape. So very very beautiful...

And a funny 2. picture too :-)

Nice weekendt wishes to you, comes here from Norway.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. This is an impressive photograph. I would love to walk up that valley and see what is up there where the mountain comes down to meet it. Maybe I would encounter something I don't want to see. The water under the bridge reflecting the clouds is a really nice touch. I like it overall.

quinttarantino said...

An impressive photograph!
Great landscape.

Inkivääri said...

So nice - you have two skies, one up and one down:)

Inkivääri said...

Ooo, you have so much gorgeus photos here in your blog, I'll come back:)

pts said...

excellent landscape!

lv2scpbk said...

Stunning photo. It's like an unexpected surprise to see the reflection in the water. Also, love how the water reflection has a deep blue.

Texas Travelers said...

Beautiful photo. It has everything and perfectly done.

Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

SandyCarlson said...

Scrolling down was pure joy! The clouds are spectacular, and the landscape full of clouds even more so!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very sad indeed.
I love your photos the scenery is wonderful and the capture of the reflection is awesome

Andrea said...

WOW, amazing capture. Love it.

Kim said...

Beautiful shot, I love the reflection.

eyestothesky said...

Awesome Picture!! Wow!!!

Kelly said...

Perfect title for this perfect photo. Thank you for the information in the post!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

So beautiful! Love these photos!

RuneE said...

I really loved your bridge - it is telling a history all by itself.

PS And a large star in the margin to you for your strong social commitment!

Dick said...

Fantastic sky watch and a good title.

John said...

Awesome Picture! Well done.

Ann from Montana said...

Beautiful photo - I love all the colors in addition to the surprise of the bridge and the reflection.

Jennifer Robin said...

Very surreal!

Petunia said...

Beautiful:)

Petunia's SWF

CrazyCow said...

Excellent choice of name for a really lovely photo.

Nice to see you here too.

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful, the reflection is fantastic, well done.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful photo! Nice work.

Firefly said...

Fantastic picture

T.R. said...

I was sailing last sky watch without internet and missed this -- I can't take my eyes off it. It's breathtaking. The plight of Zimbabwe is heartbreaking. I was there in 1995 and cannot believe what has passed in such a short time. In 2002 I met quite a few self appointed refugees who thought to get out when the going was good. It amazes me the battles we pick (US) - what makes Iraq more urgent than Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Tibet?

Carver said...

I am so glad I found your blog. It is very beautiful. I am enjoying looking through your photographs and also your posts are very interesting.