Thursday, April 2, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

My thanks to the Sky Watch team who help to bring this wonderful meme to us each Friday.
If you would like to join in and post your own photos, or just want to look at other sky pictures from all over the world, you can visit their site by clicking on the icon above.

These photos were taken in Cooperstown, New York a few years ago.

We were surprised to see the largest Praying Mantis we have ever seen crawling on top of someone's roof. Of course it was a very impressive metal sculpture. Unfortunately I know nothing of the talented artist who created it.

We found the man and dog statue down by the lake. It was called The Indian Hunter and was sculpted by a man named John Quincy Adams Ward in 1897.

46 comments:

  1. Nice skies! Love the mantis...

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  2. Impressive all-- but the last one is amazing.

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  3. I liked the mantis best of the pics. They were all good.

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  4. Wow, great photos! Very interesting! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Please come back soon!

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  5. Nice sky photos. I especially like the mantis.

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  6. Impressive sky/statue photos. The mantis is amazing.

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  7. that mantis, is "different" to say the least, nice variety of photos...

    Gill

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  8. Great shots as always Denise.

    Have a great weekend!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  9. Very nice photos. Hope you've got a great week-end planned.

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  10. liked your post this week with the lovely sculptures...especially liked the praying mantis ^..^
    have a great weekend...
    hugs

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  11. The weather vane is cool. I would like a preying mantis that big on MY roof. Maybe it could eat ALL the tomato worms in the summer!

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  12. I'd love to own that preyingmantis. ;-)

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  13. Whimsical post. Love the photos.

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  14. We had small metal sculptures hanging in the sky in one of the busiest streets in Poznań but they are gone somewhere.

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  15. Fantastic sky!
    I loved this series! Great pictures dear Denise!
    The second one is my favourite, I have never seen it before!Great indeed!
    God bless you
    Léia

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  16. Very creative sky watch post - great pics!

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  17. Beautiful skies! And the praying mantel is priceless!

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  18. Novel idea and great shots.

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  19. Good photos, thanks for sharing. I have never been there but I hope to make the weekend trip sometime with my son to visit the baseball hall of fame.

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  20. ah those are all so unique and have a sweet fun about them.

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  21. Lovely skies in all the pictures. I like the details in the praying mantis' arms and the dog's face is quite scary!

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  22. What wonderful sculptures set against the sky! You've made me curious about John Quincy Adams Ward. I shall have to look him up! I just want you to know that I appreciate all your visits to my blog and all your kind comments!

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  23. don't see this everyday !1Sandy

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  24. Nice sculptures against the sky. I love the praying mantis.

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  25. Whoa! impressive sculptures and perfect for skywatch. The praying mantis is cool and so nicely placed on the roof. They are all amazing.

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  26. Love all three, I had never seen a sled used as a weather vane before...nice one. The praying mantise must be there as deterrent to sheep sized aphids on the roof...where do you grow these lovely things?
    Great pictures.

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  27. All right Denise, just north of us: If you get a chance, log on to our SkyWatch and let us know if these clouds blew in to Virginia this past Sunday!

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  28. What a cool thing to have perched on one's roof. Love the man and dog too!

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  29. Thanks for this cool post! Aloha-

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  30. Unusual sculptures in your skies this week! I like the weather vane.

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  31. Denise you had me going as I was reading about the preying mantis...you fooled me...April fools trick a day later!!LOL
    Great images!

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  32. Great shots, loved the praying mantis.

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  33. Denise: What a neat look at the sky and sculptures, love the Praying Mantis on the roof.

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  34. Very nice Denise, love the wind vane and the sculpture, not so sure about that Praying Mantis!!

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  35. I love sculptures and these are all great. That weathervane shot is beautiful. I would love to have the huge mantis on my house, but the neighbors probably wouldn't agree.

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  36. oh i LOVE the mantis sculpture. i think i'd like having one of those myself.

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  37. You're probably out having fun, but I tagged you. :)

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  38. Wow, your skies are populated :)))
    Thanks for your visit and have a nice weekend :)))

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  39. Lovely pix. As an artist, I especially liked the praying mantis sculpture.

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  40. Lovely skies for your SkyWatch post! I quite love the man and dog statue, how interesting. ;) Hope you are having a super Saturday!

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