Thursday, March 5, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #34

Yesterday's sunrise in Houston was almost completely obscured by the dense cloud cover, with only a few scattered rays peeking through the gray.

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But as the morning progressed, the sun let loose, scattering the clouds and clearing the Texas skies for a gorgeous near-spring day. Who could help but soar through the heavens when you've got such beautiful blues like this?

By sunset, only enough wisps of clouds lingered above to help paint the horizon with the golden fires of evening. What a perfect way to end the day!



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17 comments:

Guy D said...

Fantastic photos, I just had to add your blog to my followers list so I can return more often.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome shots. Sounds like a very interesting day!

Carol said...

Great photos...love the blazing sunset...like the hawk too...

Tink *~*~* said...

"Paint the horizon" is the exact right phrase. *waves from the other side of the Gulf*

Happy Friday!

Tink *~*~*
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Walker said...

Beautiful picture, great capture.

Arija said...

A beautiful threesome from the sunrays peeping through the clouds, the bird flying high to the lovely sunset.

Bradley Myers said...

Good captures, I like all three.

Wren said...

It's not a classic, pretty sky picture, but I really like that first one. The light that pierces the clouds is dramatic, and makes an effective photo.

E. Floyd said...

Lovely shots! Great sunset!

Deb said...

It looks like the sky is on fire, the skys have just been beautiful here in Texas lately, I'm from North Texas

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great piccies, love the last one especially

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful images of the big Texas sky!

Thanks for stopping by my site!

Flowing Desert Photography said...

Great selection of photos to summarize a great day! Love the sunset and hawk especially.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great photos. I love the first one where you can see the sunbeams coming down.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Simply gorgeous..all of them...love those firey colors-

Lois said...

These are beautiful SkyWatch pictures! I love the contrast.

Kathiesbirds said...

Fisrt a gateway to heaven, then a hawk soaring through the blue, then a firey end? What more could you want indeed!