Weekend Sky #51 – Jan 8th

Standing firmly!

Despite what the life and world in general throws right in the face, the very quality of staying still on the ground is a feat not everyone can master.

We all go through all kinds of highs and lows as there’s no escape from them.

What matters the most is how we deal with it!


I suppose this very logic can also apply to this electric pole.

Despite standing firmly on the ground, this pole can’t wonder about its purpose or the meaning of life.


This was just a set of random thoughts that popped in my head when I captured this sunset on the road.

But now, I’m wondering about past couple of years, which have gone by so fast and they unloaded so much on to me. We are now in 2022 and who knows what would happen, considering what happened in 2021 or in 2020.

But there’s always hope. Right?

So, this is the very first Weekend Sky episode of 2022. Because of my sickness, I was unable to publish a special one on the very first weekend of 2022. But I’m all ready to keep on doing it regularly this year.

Here are the amazing sky captures shared by fellow bloggers for episode #51 of Weekend Sky:

Follow the steps below to join this challenge:

  1. Create a Weekend Sky post on your blog.
  2. Add the title of your post as Weekend Sky #(episode number) or you can use your own title, if you prefer it.
  3. Insert the tag of WeekendSky in your post’s Tags section.
  4. Create a pingback to my post by inserting my post’s link in your post or mention the link of your post in the comments section below.
  5. All done 🙂

I’m looking forward to see nature’s most majestic wonder from your part of world.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!


68 thoughts on “Weekend Sky #51 – Jan 8th

  1. Terri Webster Schrandt January 14, 2022 / 1:38 AM

    Hi Hammad! With so many fellow bloggers double-dipping this week as a result of Lens-Artists prompt, I figured I better have a more thorough look at your weekend sky challenge and join! We’ve already met though my Sunday Stills challenge and I have good plans for some winter skies to share this Sunday on my monthly color challenge: white! Great inspiration!

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    • Hammad Rais January 14, 2022 / 7:29 PM

      Hey Terri!
      I would be more than honored by your participation. I haven’t participated that actively in your Sunday Stills challenge because Sundays for me are packed with family time but I would squeeze out a little time for your challenge.
      Thank you very much for stopping by 🙂

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    • Hammad Rais January 12, 2022 / 7:36 PM

      Thank you so much for sharing your sky, Anne-Christine 🙂


    • Hammad Rais January 11, 2022 / 12:40 AM

      Thank you so very much, Cee. I’m crediting Patti especially for this 🙂

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    • Hammad Rais January 11, 2022 / 12:14 AM

      Thank you so much for your lovely wish and sharing, Jez 🙂


  2. Tina Schell January 9, 2022 / 8:48 PM

    I must admit I was unfamiliar with your challenge Hammad so I’m very happy one of our participants featured it in her post this week on our “double-dipping” challenge. I’ll be back with a sky next week!

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    • Hammad Rais January 11, 2022 / 12:12 AM

      Hey Tina!
      Thank you very much for stopping by. Hope you are doing good. You can share your sky at any time of the week. I have just name my challenge as Weekend Sky because I post it at the start of a weekend 🙂

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    • Hammad Rais January 11, 2022 / 12:10 AM

      Hope always shine in, no matter what. Thank you very much for sharing this 🙂


    • Hammad Rais January 11, 2022 / 12:08 AM

      While looking back at the traveled path, we can only wonder about all the experiences we bagged in.
      Thank you so very much for participating in my challenge, Patti 🙂


    • Hammad Rais January 8, 2022 / 3:43 PM

      Thank you for sharing this, Andrew 🙂


    • Andrew Blair January 9, 2022 / 7:31 AM

      The 31st was not a good day. Due to the NYE celebrations that evening our visit to Cockatoo Island didn’t happen. We were left stranded on the wharf waiting for the next ferry.

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    • Andrew Blair January 11, 2022 / 11:23 AM

      Sort of was – Jessica had planned the day carefully and we thought a visit to cockatoo island after all this time being grounded – would be fun. But not so.

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    • Hammad Rais January 11, 2022 / 7:19 PM

      Well, certain plans don’t turn out as we wished to be.


    • Hammad Rais January 8, 2022 / 3:43 PM

      I’m feeling much better now, Aletta 🙂


  3. whippetwisdom January 8, 2022 / 3:21 AM

    Sorry to hear you were sick Hammad and I hope you will feel better soon and that your 2022 will be blessed with joy, peace and wellbeing 🙏

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    • Hammad Rais January 8, 2022 / 3:41 PM

      Thank you so much for this powerful healing wish, Xenia. I’m feeling much better now, thanks to the precautions and medication 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Marsha January 8, 2022 / 2:56 AM

    Hammad, I’m sorry you were sick, and I hope 2022 brings good health. I agree with Bushboy. The pole has a great view 🙂 Thanks for joining in with WQW. I’m going to be more diligent to take pictures of the sky on the weekends.

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    • Hammad Rais January 8, 2022 / 3:40 PM

      Hey Marsha!
      I’m feeling much better now but to end up a year in sickness wasn’t such a pleasant experience.
      You can share any sky photo of yours at any day of the week 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. eschudel January 8, 2022 / 1:51 AM

    Stand firm, but be flexible when the winds blow – and there have been a LOT of winds lately…

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    • Hammad Rais January 8, 2022 / 3:36 PM

      Yeah, that pole certainly enjoyed the view more than me 😁
      Your sky views are certainly unique. Thanks for sharing 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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