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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. I’m back …
    Oh no, cried blog world … he’s back!

    But guess what, I’m glad I decided to make a comeback.
    If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

  2. Quint — welcome back.

    Michael — welcome.

    Rose — Thank you.

    FG — Thank you.

    Petunia — Thank you.

    Pat — Thank you.

  3. Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch, even though you are towards the end of the list I hope you enjoy many visits..


    We have seen more Rainbows this week than at any other time… and many have been of a high quality like this one, thank you for sharing this

  4. Thanks to you and others, I get a big lift out of trying to outdo myself and post things that may surprise some and make others laugh a bit and most of all make lots of people aware of things that might not know much about.

    When somebody actually takes the time to write a comment about my work and what I do, that to me is the biggest gift a person can give another. It is a smile on greeting, it is a welcome handshake, and it gives me and my family some hope that the dementia farm is still down the road.

    You, yourself, are an inspiration to me. I come to say, thanks for taking the time to photograph things of interest and great beauty. Without that, blogging would be about as exciting as a wart on the end of my nose.

    And rest assured, when you do visit, I will always try to visit your blog, in return, and leave a comment on your blog. I might not think your photography is ready for the big masterpiece award, but it got my attention.


    Abraham Lincoln
    oldmanlincoln in Brookville, Ohio

  5. I have seen a lot of rainbow photos the past couple of weeks. Yours is the best because it is so well defined and perfectly situated to “mediate.” This is a beautiful photograph.

    Ironically, for as many years as I have been photographing landscapes, including sunrise/sunset and storms, I have yet to expose a decent rainbow! Oh well…one of these days.

    Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment on my SWF post, Quilly. Yes, there is a small amount of luck involved, but I have learned that preparation presents opportunities. Thanks for noticing that.

    I like your writing…I will return.


  6. Amber — thank you.

    VE — no, but one end of the thing was over a high rise apartment complex. I assume the owner has already collected all the gold.

    Carletta — thank you.

    Bobbie — thank you.

    April — thank you.

    Shimmy — thank you.

    Tom — I’d already seen two other rainbows — btoh playing Brudda Iz in the back ground — but I posted mine anyway.

    John — thank you.

    Abe — thank you.

    Marie — thank you.

    Dr. John — I hoped to make you smile.

    Juliana — I think the photo could have been a lot better. I want a better camera — but then when the pics don’t turn out there’ll be nothing to blame but me!

    Jim — I have only photographed two rainbows that even remotely came out as such, and I live in the Rainbow State!

    Sandy Carlson — thank you.

    Chime — the manuscript is right around 1000, but I have a notebook stuffed with scribbled ideas and plot points. I’ve done tons of background stuff and world building. I am getting a pretty good handle on my characters. Tomorrow I hope to crank out another two or three pages.

  7. thanks for the update…

    moving on…
    great chat the other day
    will talk again soon

  8. Chime — call anytime. I appreciated your intervention.

    Holly — we live in Makaha. OC works in Manoa — in a basement office with no windows. I actually haven’t seen very many rainbows.

  9. What a great capture. Its taking me a while to catch up. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments about my wedding shoot.

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