Thursday, October 30, 2008

SkyWatch Friday #16

I love watching the infinitely different cloud formations you can see, just by glancing skyward on a breezy day.

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These photos were all taken from our backyard on a single windy day last month, just a couple of days after Hurricane Ike passed through our area.

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The first two were obviously taken within minutes of each other, early in the morning. The third was less than an hour later, after we finished our breakfast.

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The last image was taken later in the afternoon. The clouds had rolled in and covered the sky again shortly after lunch, but a few hours later I glanced outside and saw the sun trying to peek through some patchy breaks in the clouds.

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23 comments:

Louise said...

Such varied skies for one day. Very interesting and beautiful!

Rose said...

Nice series...the last two are my favorites.

bobbie said...

Very lovely. I see 2 people in the first photo.

Carletta said...

Lovely series of images!
Great capture on the rays in the last one.

Migs CFL fan said...

I love the way you framed these shots. Well done. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful cloud formations. I like the last one where you captured the sun's rays.
Marnie

reluctantfarmchik said...

Love the clouds - their texture and shape. You got some great shots!

Bradley Myers said...

Great sky watch photos, I like the last one the best with the sun rays coming through.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very dramatic!

Photo Cache said...

what a fine series. i am partial to the third image, but all are very beautiful.

Coloradolady said...

What wonderful views from your backyard. Loved ths shots. Have a great SWF.

Arija said...

Great set, I love the way that one cloud in the top two is poking it's head and neck over the others to have a better look at you.

bowledover said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful sky pictures.
Is the tree in you garden? its a lovely frame to the sky.
I really like the sun rays shning through the gaps in the clouds too.
Have a good week.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh my... your photography is very very good. That last photo is sensational... the sun's rays reaching down is incredible!! I am in awe!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

the last photo is my favourite, I like how the light rays are shining through.

Gill in Canada

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love cloud pics and especially that third one

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Your Sky Watch photos are lovely. The top one reminds me of animals chasing one another.

Happy Sky Watching!

~Lisa

Jeanne said...

Great captures. DOn't you wish you could catch the actual movement of the clouds in the picture more?

nina said...

Lovely wispy clouds.
Nina at Nature Remains

Wren said...

Lovely clouds - hard to imagine that all that devastation in the form of Hurricane Ike was not that long before.

Mary said...

how lovely! happy swf. :)

Larry D said...

Wonderful series! Happy SWF!

Greyscale Territory said...

Gorgeous shots! But I especially love the burst of cloud trails in the 3rd shot!