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Sky Watch in the Berkshires

swftomSky Watch Friday is a photo meme with photos of sunrises, sunsets, blue skies, gray skies, pink skies, dark skies and any other kind of sky posted by bloggers all over the planet.

Last week my family and I had a fun time skiing the Berkshires. My focus was more on skiing and my family than on getting great photos, especially since: 1) it was cold 2) the skies were mostly gray 3) skiing is more of a tactile sport; you spend a lot of concentration (or at least I do) on getting good form and traversing the slopes and 4) did I mention it was cold? It’s hard to take photos with two layers of gloves on your hands.

My boys are getting quite good at skiing. I think they might be two dots far ahead in this photo.

In the summer, the Berkshires are a fabulous source of cultural activities: Tanglewood (classical music), Jacob’s Pillow (modern dance), museums and theater. Great skies all year round (even when they are gray).

Guy D says

Great shots, I especially love the last one of the sky hill. Thanks for sharing.

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ramblingwoods says

Oh my..what a beautiful area that is Leora..I know you all had a good time and thanks for sharing with us...

Photo Cache says

I think that's the closest I'll get to a slope. Thanks for taking me for a ride. Beautiful entry.

SaraG says

Great photo's.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy SWF

East Gwillimbury WOW! says

I LOVE the Berkshires...except this time of year when they are treacherous to drive through. Sounds like you had fun on the slopes with your kids. And it's true: it's very hard to take good photos when you're waring two pairs of mittens. ;-)

Ilana-Davita says

This looks like a lovely place for a relaxing break. Glad you enjoyed it.

Chris says

Beautiful landscape!

Michele says

WOW... I'm amazing by the area and the mountains. Looks exactly like the place I live. So pretty.
Mountain Retreat

Catherine says

What a wonderful sight from where you took pictures ! I get a sensation of immensity, and I could almost feel the cold too.
Happy Sky Watch Leora.

Carol says

Great photos! These pictures are so wonderful ...I grew up in the Berkshires...and learned to ski there...I especially like the second shot...reminds me of home...

robert sobczak says

I have fond memories of driving through the Berkshires from Cape Cod to Milbrook NY ... but I've never skied on them. Looks fun.

Denise says

Great sky photos. Skiing sounds like so much fun.

Louise says

I once spent a night in the Berkshires in October. I was there for business with GE, and they put us up in this wonderful place called Blantyre in/near Lennox, MA. It is a memory I will never forget. I don't know if it's still there, but I've always wanted to go back.

The scenery there was so beautiful. I can only imagine what a winter wonderland it must be.

Napaboaniya APAD says

Must be real nice skiing!!
The closest I can now get to skiing is on my Ninetendo Wii!! *lol*

naturegirl says

Your photos are a true reality of winters w/ snow..most days are grey skies..and every once in awhile the blues with sun to lift ones spirit!
Your photos give me a true impression of what it would look like at the top of a ski hill...umm..I think I'll stick to crosscountry sking..I'm a chicken when it comes to steep hills! EEEKK!
Great series of photos today!

Anne-Berit says

Great shots,all of them,exspesially the second one.

JewWishes says

I always enjoyed childhood family trips to the Berkshires. These beautiful photos take me back in time.

nadia says

Love the second picture!

jean says

Lovely! Family vacations are such fun. I really like the last 2 shots with the soft colors.

wren says

At least you had a little blue sky among the clouds. I hope the skiing was good!

Dot O says

Beautiful photos!! We've gotten to see so much snow this year!

Sara Chapman in Seattle says

You managed to pull off quite good photos, nevertheless. The second one is my fave. Brrrr.

Tarolino, Finland says

Pretty houses and grand scenery. Very spectacular shots all three. The sky tone has still colours even if it is cloudy.

Raven says

I like the lake in the center of the 2nd photo.


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