Thursday, August 07, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

This is my 7th time participating in Skywatch Friday. This week the sky just wouldn't stop. Right after I posted last week's pictures, the sky went wild with glorious golden clouds and since then it has been a week of fluffy clouds and rainbows. I took a gazillion pictures and had to control myself to limit it to these few. I alternate between thinking they are nice and thinking they are awful. Not easy being me. Die hard cloud lovers can see more here. This is the last week there will be any skies with the curved branches of the big pine tree (#1, #3 & #9). She met her death this week. I don't often push my posts, but the process of cutting her down was fascinating as well as sad.

Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Tom at Welcome to Wigger's World and I hope you'll make it a point to visit his wonderful site as well. He takes awesome photos.
























57 comments:

bobbie said...

I love them. ALL of them. But of course the rainbow is the best. Rainbows always are.

Jeanne said...

So sad to have that tree gone it looks very large from the photos. Beautiful color in that rainbow you captured too.

Kelly said...

I loved all the pictures. I agree with Bobbie, I enjoyed the rainbow photo the best!

Rebecca said...

I just adore the one with the barn/structure "framing" the sky. Nice work!

Jay Simser said...

I want to see a rainbow.
Haven't seen one in ages.
Your story of the pine tree reminds me of a poem I use to read to my students.

Since my house burned down
I now own a better view of the rising moon.

I think is is probably a haiku and I don't have it divided correctly but you get the picture.
Just like you got those wonderful ones this week. Thanks, jcs

Carletta said...

You have certainly had a variety of skies this week! I'm a little jealous. In Virginia it was hot (heat index 102) and hazy gray.
Photos 4,6,and 8 remind me of watercolors.
I think I see the head and wing of an angel in #5 (to the right) and then again in the left of #13.
#9 is a great last shot for the pine.
I love the rainbow!
Great SWF post!!!

JennWasHere said...

Hi Raven! Wow, all your pictures are great, but I could say my favorite is the one with the rainbow! Very rare to see that, so when I see one, it's like a wonderful miracle!

My SWF photos are posted in these blogs:
Jenn Was Here and Shutter Happy Moments.

Please drop by if you have some time. Thanks.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I caught a nice rainbow this week too but not half as nice as your. Incredible.

Photo Cache said...

splendid collection. the rainbow is an added bonus.

Luiz Ramos said...

Weather, Nature. Beautiful shots and clouds.

Donna said...

Really Beautiful Shots!!

Ellyn said...

Great shot. Loved them all.

Wren said...

These are all so beautiful.

Leora said...

Scary clouds, pink clouds, blue skies, a rainbow, a barn frame... I'll go with the 7th down as my favorite, the one with the tree at upper left, yellow burst of a cloud in middle left, green forest under, horizontal shot, pink cloud at bottom right. It's a new game I play with your many beautiful photos; pick a personal favorite. But all are lovely.

chanpheng said...

Very nice set of skies and clouds. The rainbow shot is very nice.

rachel said...

these are all just perfect, but i have to say i do love the rainbow photo very very much! you are a wonderful photographer and thanks for the nice comment! i did get the jeans!

auringonkukka said...

beautiful!
have a nice weekend!

Robert said...

I know how hard it is to limit what you post. You did well. My favorite is the rainbow. What a wonderful capture. We don't see too many of them out here it seems. Thanks for sharing it. :)

JP/deb said...

Gorgeous photos!! The sky never looked more beautiful :) xx, JP/deb

Pietro said...

Really a splendid sequence!
Enjoy Sky Watch!

quilly said...

I love your gazillion pictures -- especially the rainbow! Gorgeous! Your clouds did seem to have many changing moods.

Fish Whisperer said...

Lovely sky watch photos. You have done justice the mothernatures canvas. have a great weekend.
Cheers

Kay said...

You really have the most amazing skies. I loved seeing all the different moods and colors of your skies. Have a great weekend.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a beautiful series of pics! It is like taking a gentle wander through a dream world! Loved them!

~~Randi~~ said...

Beautiful pics, especially the one with the rainbow:)

Lily Hydrangea said...

I know what you mean about losing a tree, it's always sad.
You have documented her beauty though, so now she is immortal.

Dirk said...

Nice set of pictures, one can see hundreds of them without being bored! Of course the rainbow is always very nice to see.
Dirkjogt, Belgium

Dewdrop said...

Terrific shots! Sorry you lost your tree.

I absolutely LOVE your rainbow capture! Such brilliant color.

Larry D said...

Great photos! I like the rainbow.

Louise said...

I vote "nice" for all of them! Especially love the subtly tinged sunset (sunrise?) pictures.

juliana said...

wow, that's a lot of interesting sky!
love the rainbow and the one right after

storyteller said...

It’s interesting how the skies change when you photograph them from the same position. I enjoyed the odd cloud trails in the last one … the ‘fluffliness’ in (and ‘framing’ of) the one above the photo with the rainbow and the unusual shapes in the 2nd photo best in this set.
Hugs and blessings,

Petunia said...

Lovely series og SWF shots. You have done a great job here on this post!

Petunia's SWF

travelnorms said...

What a fabulous skies you have, all pictures looks so beautiful. I love it! thanks for the visit and enjoy your weekend..

Kimmie said...

Oh My, these are all wonderful shots Raven! #4 reminds me of what I picture Heaven to look like at the entrance. #5 I saw the Angel right away, I also see one in #8 and #14. You did a real beautiful job of photographing this week. I am sorry you will be losing your old pine tree. It is so pretty in your photos.

Hugs,
Kimmie

Marie said...

Great sky watch photos!

Lara said...

gorgeous photos! you even got a rainbow! superb!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the golden light at the bottom of the third shot especially. All are wonderful, Raven. Thanks!

sweetnorms said...

I love all the skies you have especially the one with rainbow, looks so beautiful..have a great weekend..

Rose said...

I agree that all are wonderful but of course the rainbow one is the best.

tt said...

outside of stars...clouds are my favorite thing to gaze upon. Fabulous shots. The contrails,rainbow...the puffs and stormy ones...with branches and without...beautiful job girl!

kjpweb said...

Woah! That's a Skywatch Bonanza!
Wonderful!
Cheers, Klaus

Jim said...

Hey Raven, Happy Skywatching! This is almost a complete daily log of your sky.
Can you put that tree back up? It will be missed a lot. (In our subdivision we need permission from the POA to cut a tree, even if we were the one planting it.)
Thanks for peeking in on my pre-storm sunrise.
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Jim said...

Hey Raven, I forgot to say please! I just presumed you would be back again. Sorry. :-)
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Mary said...

Oh how lovely! So sorry about the tree. :( Happy Skywatch Friday!

Pearl Maple said...

A bonus pack of Sky Watch Friday photos, all very beautiful in their own way. What a shame you lost that wonderful old tree.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog earlier.

Pearl Maple said...

A bonus pack of Sky Watch Friday photos, all very beautiful in their own way. What a shame you lost that wonderful old tree.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog earlier.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

rainbows, streaks and puffy clouds - wow

rhoen said...

luv those series of skywatch! thanks for dropping by my skywatch, too!

Jerry in Tampa said...

Raven! MARVELOUS sky images! Every one of them is GRAND!!!!

Jerry in Tampa

the Urban Buddha said...

Wow, thanks for sharing so many wonderful skywatch pics. I love the ones with the dark trees - such great contrast! Happy weekend! :)

LauraHinNJ said...

Awesome views!

Sorry to hear about your tree.

Bradley Myers said...

Nice site, thanks for stopping by last week.

napaboaniya said...

So many pictures of the sky :) I love the pre-storm and rainbows ones.

Louise said...

You are right! How could you choose? Wonderful photos, one and all.

We lost a tree this week, too. Sad days for us. I'm sure I'll post about it soon, in fact it's brewing enough it could be today, but who knows?

ilanadavita said...

Lots of great skies.

Geraldine said...

Wonderful photos Raven. I love the rainbow most of all. Sign of hope and new life,at least for me.

Hugs, G

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