Outstanding (with a side dish of give-away)

Last week, on arriving back from England,

The rain painted the sky

With a beautiful palette of blue and sunbeams.

Over the houses, a rainbow shone through

The moody sky.

I looked for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,

And found YOU, dear reader. Outstanding reader!

A big thank you for supporting and reading my blog for the past four years!

To celebrate my 4th Bloggiversary, I’m giving away a fabulous T shirt designed by Sir Pe.

(You can find the design and colours on his Red Bubble site here.)

Leave me a comment, a poem or a joke and I’ll enter you in a draw to win the T shirt!

(It’s available in men and women’s sizes!)

For more pots of gold, please visit: Skywatch.

88 responses

  1. Happy Bloggoversary!!!!!!

    “Instructions for living a life.
    Pay attention.
    Be astonished.
    Tell about it.”
    ― Mary Oliver


    August 9, 2012 at 13:58

  2. It’s breathtaking. I love the rainbow.

    August 9, 2012 at 13:59

  3. jcosmonewbery

    I am so relieved to see that not all your skies are golden!

    August 9, 2012 at 14:06

  4. Pat

    Gorgeous sky shots!

    August 9, 2012 at 14:07

  5. Anon Y. Mouse

    Reading LadyFi:
    A drop of summer sunshine
    Greets you from the screen.

    August 9, 2012 at 14:43

  6. Seen the beautiful phenomenon in the sky.
    The rainbow is a covenant.
    Congratulations on four years of blogging.

    August 9, 2012 at 15:30

  7. sylviakirk

    Oh, such beautiful skies and wonderful captures as always, Fiona! I’ve been blogging for four years, too! I could never have imagined before just how much fun, delight and sheer joy that such an activity could and does bring into my life! Happy Blogoversary!! Have a beautiful weekend!!

    August 9, 2012 at 15:32

  8. WOW! that sky is dramatic. I love drama in the skies. happy day to you Fiona. and happy bloggiversary too!

    August 9, 2012 at 15:47

  9. Many congratulations on completing four years. And wishing you many more to come.

    August 9, 2012 at 16:22

  10. sandy

    You are such a sky person, Fiona. I think you might attract the beautiful ones..

    August 9, 2012 at 16:24

  11. Jim

    FOUR YEARS! Congratulations Fiona! I agree with Sandy above that you certainly identify with what is ‘above your head’! and we LOVE IT! Her’s to plenty more years ahead with wherever this blog takes you! All the best,

    August 9, 2012 at 16:31

  12. It’s particularly lovely to see the rainbow in such a moody sky!

    August 9, 2012 at 16:52

  13. wow i love the layering in that sky…that is beautiful…congrats too on 4 years…i am 2 months away from 4 years myself…

    August 9, 2012 at 16:53

  14. JM

    What glorious skies!

    August 9, 2012 at 16:55

  15. Happy Blogging:)
    Awesome shots on the sun beams and rainbow… have great years ahead of sharing:)

    August 9, 2012 at 16:59

  16. WOW!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 17:09

  17. TexWisGirl

    happy 4 years! yes, i’d love to be entered for your spot o’ sunshine giveaway!

    August 9, 2012 at 17:21

  18. Bob

    Nice colours.

    August 9, 2012 at 17:54

  19. Don

    Fiona, the skies you have there are absolutely magnificent. You have such a remarkable way of catching them. I’ve seen that in so many of your images. It’s quite remarkable. Those skies really do something to me – just a beautiful spaciousness. I think they make me feel something of that spaciousness. Thank you. Always a treat.

    August 9, 2012 at 18:17

  20. four years, o, wow now!
    did you think you’ll get this far?
    nobody can argue or deny
    indeed, your blog’s traveled miles. 😉

    happy fourth, ms. lady fi… awesome! hugs from the flooded end of the east …:)

    August 9, 2012 at 18:47

  21. Gorgeous skies!

    August 9, 2012 at 19:13

  22. You are the queen of photos and prose,
    Plus that, you smell like a rose
    And you’ve got the loveliest nose
    This poem sort of sucks, but that’s how it goes.

    August 9, 2012 at 20:00

    • Brilliant! Love this…

      August 9, 2012 at 20:19

  23. So much drama and beauty in the sky. Wonderful shots.

    August 9, 2012 at 20:14

  24. These skies are spectacular with a wonderful light.

    August 9, 2012 at 20:28

  25. All I know are Boudreaux jokes and they’re full of cheese and corn, so I’ll just leave a comment. BEAUTIFUL blues and rays in the first image.

    August 9, 2012 at 20:29

  26. Fantastic photos!Just beautiful!Have a nice weekend!

    August 9, 2012 at 21:09

  27. Al

    That is a spectacular sky and photo, and Happy Bloggiversary! (Please don’t enter me in the t-shirt drawing as it wouldn’t work on my middle-aged guy’s frame.)

    August 9, 2012 at 22:10

  28. Welcome home by a beautiful sky.

    August 9, 2012 at 22:28

  29. onceupona

    Congratulations on four wonderful years! You have certainly made the blogosphere more colorful! Cheers! Danette

    August 9, 2012 at 22:28

  30. Another stunning sky shot Fi. What an absolute treat – thanks for sharing your photographic talents; may you continue to do so for years to come!

    August 9, 2012 at 23:50

  31. Aww! Congrats! I can’t believe it’s been 4 years!

    August 10, 2012 at 01:07

  32. That is a lovely design, but your photographs are even lovelier. Congrats on 4 years!

    August 10, 2012 at 01:24

  33. Well, wow! Happy blogiversary coming up!! That sky is gorgeous — didn’t you wonder why you ever left ;>!! Sir Pe is talented too ! Cool. I’ll go look at the Red Bubble site.

    August 10, 2012 at 01:39

  34. Well, wow! Happy blogiversary coming up!! That sky is gorgeous — didn\’t you wonder why you ever left ;>!! Sir Pe is talented too ! Cool. I\’ll go look at the Red Bubble site.

    August 10, 2012 at 01:39

  35. Happy blog anniversary Fi … Well Done!
    I love you palette of blue and sunbeams.

    August 10, 2012 at 03:13

  36. Congrats on the 4th! Wow, I never realized that we are only a month apart….I thought you had been doing this forever. Funny how long we have been reading each others blogs.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    August 10, 2012 at 04:27

    • You were definitely one of the first blogs I ever read. Congrats on your fourth!

      August 10, 2012 at 07:30

  37. Crepuscular is spectacular!

    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral



    August 10, 2012 at 05:05

  38. indrani

    A blessed moment and that is one lovely T- shirt.:)

    August 10, 2012 at 05:25

  39. Wonderful shots. The rainbow looks great.

    August 10, 2012 at 08:08

  40. Two really spectacular photos. The editing was quite excellent in the first one and I bet the image was quite good to begin with.

    That is a hearty t-shirt design. I wonder if there is some kind of square image in the middle of the heart that people point with an expensive cell phone and get strange new info from it.

    August 10, 2012 at 08:20

    • Well spotted – there’s a QR code in the shirt!

      August 10, 2012 at 08:25

  41. Beautiful photographs, rainbow is magic. I am greeting

    August 10, 2012 at 08:29

  42. Congratulation on your bloversary!;)) Great captures, but particularly the first shot is incredible, it has almost something biblical about it. Sorry for my absence, am trying to catch up on almost two weeks of my favorite bogs, have a great weekend.;)) xoxo

    August 10, 2012 at 08:31

  43. There once was a lady called Fi,
    who posted a shot of the sky,
    a rainbow, some rays,
    a shirt give away,
    but to finish this post I must fly!

    Cheers – Stewart M

    August 10, 2012 at 10:01

    • Anonymous

      Haha, nice one!:-)

      August 10, 2012 at 19:28

  44. Happy 4th Bloggiversary! Love the 1st shot especially!

    August 10, 2012 at 10:32

  45. Happy Bloggiversary. Lovely scenes and photos, Lady Fi! The first one is simply gorgeous. Please enter me in your drawing, thanks. Have a wonderful weekend.

    August 10, 2012 at 11:19

  46. The sky in first pic is brilliant!

    August 10, 2012 at 11:32

  47. pearlmaple

    Happy Anniverary, didn’t the sky turn on a treat for you this week.

    August 10, 2012 at 12:47

  48. Happy Bloggiversaire “Yes, blogging is entertainment. It is performance. Each blog post a show, sometimes an opera, sometimes a 30 second commercial. Like a show, it may start with a bang, lead you along from song to song, have a great climatic moment, then leave the audience wanting more.” (Lorelle Van Fossen )

    August 10, 2012 at 12:58

  49. Outstanding, indeed! And the Tee is pretty neat too! :)

    August 10, 2012 at 13:26

  50. Wonderful sky!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    August 10, 2012 at 13:40

  51. These are beautiful! I love the rays of sun emerging from the clouds.

    August 10, 2012 at 15:37

  52. I love how the sunrays skim over the top of the clouds.

    August 10, 2012 at 16:30

  53. The sky in the first shot is almost ‘biblical’ Fiona, marvelous image. Huge congratulations on your fourth year of fantabulous blogging! Your images are always inspirational and I’m sure make more than just I strive to do better.

    August 10, 2012 at 16:50

  54. So beautiful! As always!!

    August 10, 2012 at 18:01

  55. Spectacular light effects in the first (clouds) picture! Its feels surreal. Excellent capture. Also, congratulations on completing 4 years on this blog:). The theme of your blogs, a few rhyming and meaningful words accompanied with beautiful pictures with a lot of perspective, always draws me to them.

    August 10, 2012 at 18:44

  56. jidhujose

    love the blue sky more:)

    August 10, 2012 at 19:24

  57. Happy blog anniversary! Your skies are stunning! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your visit and comment. Yes I was exhausted, but now I am okay!

    August 10, 2012 at 20:11

  58. joy

    wow, the first picture is really specacular. Awesome shots:)

    August 10, 2012 at 20:15

  59. Both shots are wonderful again, Lady Fi.
    Every time I see a rainbow I’m looking for that pot of gold, but I still haven’t found it. But one day … 😉
    Congratulations with your blogging birthday and enjoy your weekend!
    Greetings from the Netherlands

    August 10, 2012 at 20:20

  60. Congratulations on four years of blogging and all of the wonderful photos you have shared with us.

    August 10, 2012 at 21:33

  61. Beautiful sky!!! Good job!!!! Congrats to four years, still many years to go:-)

    August 10, 2012 at 22:45

  62. Amy

    Happy Blogoversary!!!

    August 11, 2012 at 00:02

  63. Happy Shmappy Blogaversary to you!!! Fiona….your world has touched our world….perfect…what more could one ask for!!

    August 11, 2012 at 02:22

  64. Happy Blogiversary. The rainbow photo is very impressive.
    “Somewhere over the rainbow
    Skies are blue,
    And the dreams that you dare to dream
    Really do come true.”

    August 11, 2012 at 03:18

  65. «Louis» congratulates you on your 4th Blogaversary.

    August 11, 2012 at 04:50

  66. beautiful shirt design here and oh i love the sky images as well.:)

    August 11, 2012 at 05:04

  67. Hello, Lady Fi.

      Awe inspiring your works…

      Thank you for visiting my blog.
      I am honored to your visit.

      The prayer for all peace.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

    August 11, 2012 at 06:26

  68. Had the same skies in England last week, lol !

    August 11, 2012 at 12:01

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  70. Happy Blogversary to a Lady whose photos and observations always bring a smile to my face. You ARE the pot of gold Fi!

    August 11, 2012 at 22:18

  71. WordPress hates me. I had a great (not so great) little poem for you but WordPress wanted my password which I don’t appear to know. Then it lost what I wrote.. twice. ANYWAY.. happy 4 years, Fi. I wish you many, many more blogging years. Your treasures are my pleasure. And I thank you for that. I love that little t-shirt idea. So clever to incorporate a QR code.

    August 12, 2012 at 01:28

  72. I love that the SKY was waiting for you when you arrived…it saved all the best images for your return home!

    August 12, 2012 at 09:07

  73. Wow!! That is a BIG feat! Happy 4th to you and may you continue to enthrall and fascinate us with your marvelous words and pictures for many many more years to come! May God bless you:)

    August 13, 2012 at 09:29

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  75. Happy 4th, what a great accomplishment. Love that T shirt and would love to own it.

    August 13, 2012 at 17:46

  76. Lovely skies! Happy anniversary, may you have many more happy years of blogging!

    August 14, 2012 at 22:45

  77. wonderful sky in the first one, and beautiful rainbow in the second, very nice work

    August 15, 2012 at 09:59

  78. That is the most amazing sky. It looks like the ocean’s waves. Of course, it took a pretty amazing eye to capture it. Happy 4-year anniversary, Fi, and thank you for sharing your glorious images with us. It’s always such a pleasure to visit you.

    August 17, 2012 at 01:33

  79. Lady Fi
    Oh me oh my
    your blog is such an enjoyment
    it becomes a detriment to my

    Lady Fi
    If it were up to me
    I would make your blog a requirement
    for students, and those
    in retirement.

    August 19, 2012 at 05:03

  80. It’s probably too late to enter the contest but wanted to say I love that rainbow! Also, congratulations!!

    August 22, 2012 at 05:09

  81. Congrats Lady Fi! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your posts! This sky photo is just amazing. Interesting how the tumultuous clouds almost mirror the waves lapping at the shores below. Great shot!

    August 27, 2012 at 22:36

  82. Reblogged this on Andrew Olson Weblog.

    September 16, 2012 at 01:37

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