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Reflect This — Sky Watch

A Patch of Sky
A Patch of Sky

What I like most about this image isn’t the patch of tree and sky in the rear view mirror, but the same scenery reflected in the chrome.  The bike belongs to my neighbor, a young lady who uses it to take her back and forth to college.  Did you know that, My First Car Was a Motorcycle?  Yep.  True story.

The concept for Sky Watch came from Dot and if you want to join up or to see other Sky Watch photos, please visit Sky Watch, a dedicated site for this growing meme, kindly hosted by Tom at Wigger’s World, Sandy Carlson from Writing in Faith and imac from imac’s photos from the mind’s eye.

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 see it! i see the chrome scenery!

    and my first car was a bus. the #93 from ballysillan park. sometimes it stopped to let me on. unless it was raining. b*st*rds.

  2. Ahhhh yes! I was just likin’ the whole bike concept! But I do see the reflection in the chrome – and that makes it even better! 🙂

  3. The contrast between the straight lines of the blocks with the rounded curves of the motorcycle is quite dramatic.

  4. I can see the scenery in the chrome, that is amazing how you caught that. Nice shot for both themes. I have enjoyed this challenge so much. It was a great idea. I didn’t think I’d manage to post every day for this one coming after the dragon challenge week. Surprisingly, with only one more day to go, looks like I’m going to make it.

  5. Nice shot Quilly!
    I had to share the motorcycle with my brother so I can’t say it was mine. The first car I call mine – handed down from brother dear was a greeen Simca. A little box of a car with a stick shift.

  6. It’s always cracked me up how you find the tiniest details in reflections. Like with that one blue egg- when you started telling me what kind of furniture I had in my house based on a reflection of a shadow of something all the way across the room that kind of barely shined off some paint… HeeHee!

    But you’re right. I see it.

  7. I’m glad you pointed out the reflection in the chrome too. I might have missed it otherwise. I really like how you composed this one. Nice job. 🙂

  8. Great! Thanks for pointing out the extra reflections here – I probably need a magnifying-glass to see it properly, but it’s certainly there.

  9. Great thinking! I love how you and others combined so many memes together this week with the Reflections challenge. I wish I had been able to join your latest challenge. Maybe next time!

    Loved the story about your first car. I can see why your dad was upset. *lol*

  10. Holly — you are so drole — or is that drool? In either case, you make me laugh.

    David — 🙂

    Melli — I thought you would approve.

    Brian — why, thank you. I hadn’t noticed that.

    Carver — I used to have trouble limiting myself to a post a day ….

    Carletta — my first real car was a 1967 Country Squire Station wagon. It had no shocks, used more oil than gas, and the back window rolled down whenever I hit a bump. The car was yellow. The driver’s door was green and the front passenger door was blue. I loved that car.

    Brig — details are important, you know.

    Gattina — just look fro chrome, doesn’t matter what it’s on.

    Robert — 🙂

    Dragonstar — click on the photo. It will get bigger.

    Jill — it helps when I get to see it huge. Click on it and you can see it a bit bigger.

    Jenty — that mirror is covered with dust and water spots. The reflection was fuzzy and distorted to my eyes. I don’t know how the camera made that look good.

    Mar — so, your first car wasn’t a motorcycle, huh?

    Polona — given the time and the tools I can usually make the jump. I wasn’t sure it would be this week though. I should think ahead before I propose a challenge and check not just my agenda, but OC’s as well. His stress is my stress.

    Jientje — not too late?

    Carol — well, this specific bike wasn’t my first car. That was 35 years ago. (OMG, I can’t believe it. I am old!)

    Dr. John — 🙂 Thank you.

    Minkydo — thanks for going to read that blast from my past AND my blog past. Parents tend to look at that story from a different perspective than children.

  11. “A Patch of Sky”, I like that, one can conger up so much with that title. I wrote once about lying on my back looking at the sky when I was a kid. I’d lie on my back for what seemed like hours. I’d watch the planes fly over head. These were the Propeller Planes so they were much lower than the Jets. I’d sometimes talk to God and wonder if I could see him.

    Thank you for sharing your picture today Quilly, it brought a load of memories flooding back.

    PS ~ I had my first accident ever that I caused in 30 something years. I am not happy with myself, you can read about it on the blog.

  12. Nice reflection. My first motorcycle was a bicycle!

    We’ve been having some excitement here in Laos. My SWF offering shows scenes of floods and sandbagging over here.

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