Thursday, December 04, 2008

Skywatch Friday

It's been quite a while since I participated in Skywatch Friday: Between politics and other things, I just didn't feel I could do my part visiting others. I didn't stop taking pictures of the sky, just posting them. Die hard cloud/sky lovers can see all the ones I didn't post here. For today, I probably should have just posted the December 1st shots which are at the lower half of the post, but I had so many old November shots too... This is only late November. And I could have posted all of September. Count yourselves lucky I stopped here. Looking forward to everyone else's skies from around the world.




















On December 1st, the sky just would not stop giving and my camera finally agreed to pick up the color behind my neighbor's trees something it has been refusing to do most days.















50 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Those are beautiful views. The birds are lovely, Raven.

Namnet said...

Hello,
beautiful photos. I like the ones with the sun behind the trees most. Wonderful.
Happy skywatching:-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good to have you posting again at Sky Watch, Raven. And such lovely sky shots!

Deborah Godin said...

What a wealth of autumn moods -love the birds!

Dewdrop said...

Welcome back! I always love to see your view! Great captures!

bowledover said...

You have been missed Raven.
Lovely SWF pictures.
I love the sun making the clouds blush.
Be well.
A relation to 'Dancin' from In The Pink.

Photo Cache said...

I think you more than made up for your absence by showing us wonderful collection.

ilanadavita said...

What a wonderful selection. Thanks for sharing!

Lulda Casadaga said...

I love the last pic. The darkness...sometimes I like having those gloomy skies and days...but not too many! ;) Have a great weekend!!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shots.
Love second one.

Carletta said...

So glad you joined again!
I love #2 for all the birds, #3 for the single bird and the blue 'hole', #9 for the branches and #12 for the silhouetted tree against the gorgeous color!

Leora said...

Glad you are back doing Sky Watch again. Love the colors in the house one. The simplicity of the last one is calming. Love the horizontality of the first one. And the branched tree against the sky in the middle is a great composition.

Dr.John said...

Very nice pictures. It was good to see that the sun shines sometimes and there aren't always clouds.

Pretty Life Online said...

Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you can have time to visit my corner too...

Rune said...

Beautiful photos! :)

Ruth said...

Those warm colours sure are special when the world is winter grey and white. Very nice pictures!

Sylvia K said...

What incredible photos! Love them all and the birds! These really took my breath away! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

George Townboy said...

Beautiful series!

babooshka said...

I feel like I have seen every type of sky here.

Felisol said...

For being an indoor woman you have more skillful observation than most outdoor people I know.
They seem to hasten by, while you get every move and change in color and sky formation from your observation post.
You play on many strings, and you play well.
From Felisol

Arija said...

It seems that politics or no, the sky was still above you. Pity some of the nicest pictures have the scourge of city life, the ubiquitous power line through them.

mick said...

A beautiful series of sky photos.

Indrani said...

So many beautiful shots! Wonderful captures all! The silhouettes of the empty branches, with colorful sky in the background is simply enchanting!

Grammy said...

Happy sky watch Friday
Love your beautiful photos.

Suz Broughton said...

Wow! Lots of shots here. All of them are beautiful but I like the one with all the birds in the tree the best--if I had to pick.

Suzanne said...

Nice to see you back, I didnt think I had seen you around.
I enjoyed your series of photos and the bare trees offer great contrast.
Happy SWF.

Sandradb said...

Great set of photos! Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia!

vincibene said...

Wonderful series! I love the tree with the birds and the colours of the last pictures.

gel said...

Hi Raven,
Gorgeous series. I also love to frame trees in with my sky shots. I'm here from Carletta's blog or another sky-watcher I discovered a few weeks ago. I haven't joined the photo network yet, but I do have a sunrise (plus a short yarn) currently up.

There's an album on my website, too with some sky shots but they are not my best ones. Still trying to learn the new Mac I bought. (Had been a pc gal.) I had planned to add more photos for the sunrise because I sure took a lot but I needed to get back to my studio to paint.

(There's a few other photos on the recent posts of autumn leaves.)

Glad to have found you. Am on my way to look at that link of your photos.

Becky and Gary said...

Love every one of them Raven. The ever changing sky offers so many oportunities.
Have a wonderful day!
B.

RuneE said...

A series to be envied - it pay to watch out!

auringonkukka :) said...

so beautiful photos!!
have a nice weekend!!

Mary said...

What a beautiful collection of skies! Seen together like this, it really does emphasize the different colors and moods we enjoy throughout the year. Lovely! Happy SWF. :)

Carver said...

This is a wonderful sequence of sky shots. I love the one with the tree filled with birds in particular.

Maalie said...

Beautiful pictures! I guess the birds sitting in the birch tree are getting ready to migrate?

theacorntrail.com said...

Great set of images. Great shots and a fantastic variety of cloud action. Great photos.

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful views of skies and birds, Katherine! I want to write notes on those straight, parallel wires... Do, Re, Me! :)

fishing guy said...

Raven: You saved up a lot of neat shots of the sky for SWF. Thanks for sharing.

PJ said...

You prove my theory that you don't have to live some place exotic to have incredible skies. We just have to look up!

Reader Wil said...

Gteat shots and I love the pinkish ones!

quilly said...

The skies in your part of the world are looking very friendly! I like the rosy sunset ones, but my favorite is right at the top.

Kelly said...

What a great series of shots! The skies beautiful. I love the birds adding their beauty to the world and sky!

happpilyretiredgal said...

I've missed your Sky Watch posts and today's certainly made up for your missing ones. What a delightfully distinct series of photos you've shared today ... it's amazing what you capture from indoors looking out!
Hugs and blessings,

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful series of shots! Happy SWF!

John said...

Those are beautiful photos!

Jim said...

These are soooooo pretty. And I can just see you getting around the house finding all these! Not hard for me but I like them, I'm thinking you do too!
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Powell River Books said...

I love the way the bare branches create artistic patterns. I invite you to come see the skies over Powell Lake in British Columbia. -- Margy

shaker said...

Happy swf !

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

You *have* been saving up sky shots! Nice ones, too. I particularly like the tree full of birds.

Merisi said...

Beautiful sky images,
my favorite though is the one with the gaggle of birds in the tree. Simply beautiful!

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