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Thursday, June 23, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: Morning Clouds Around My House


This Wednesday morning I was stunned by the variety of clouds I saw with a simple walk around my house.

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The shot above was taken after I stepped out my driveway door and pointed my camera at the sky over my house (northwest). The next shot was taken in the street in front of my house facing to the end of the road I live on (southwest).
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The shot below was taken while I stood on my deck and faced away from my house (northeast).
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I was standing in my back yard just off the deck facing over my chimney for the next one. The way I angled the camera it was sort of in between most of my reference points so I can't call the direction.
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I was in my yard for the one below and I'm pretty sure I was facing away from my house slightly northeast.
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The next one was taken from my deck facing over the roof of my house, and is another where it's hard for me to call the direction.
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The last one was taken back in my driveway facing over my house towards the west.
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25 comments:

aka Penelope said...

That’s why it’s fun to sky-gaze. It’s vast up there, the scene is always changing, and things look different depending on where you’re standing. I love the northwest layer of thick clouds over your house. They look like thousands of cotton balls pieced together into one huge fluffy blanket.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous clouds - look like mackerel cloud formations...

EG Wow said...

The clouds look very much like cotton batting! The textures are wonderful!

ewok1993 said...

Oh what a day to skywatch and you don't have to go very far to see these wonderful variety.

lissa said...

no matter the direction, you get a lovely view.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic variety in the sky all in the close by areas.

Liz said...

The clouds are amazing! I love every photo.

Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Pearl Maple said...

fun photos, clouds can be an entertaining decoration on our sky watching, thanks for sharing yours

Carletta said...

Mackerel skies! Lovely Carver!
We've seen cloudy skies for days and it just now rained again.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous clouds and formations and what terrific captures, Carver! Isn't it wonderful when we can find these in our own backyard? I love it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Genie said...

Isn’t it fascinating you can capture so many different skies in such a few minutes. It amazes me. That first one is awesome the way it is popping through the tree tops. All of them are beautiful. Guess you got a good downfall. Genie

Steffi said...

Great photos for SWF!Have a nice weekend!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Fascinating accumulation of clouds - a great series to capture while they are there!

NatureFootstep said...

cotton clouds. :) They look so soft you want to touch them.

Judy said...

I agree with EG, they do look like cotton batting, that is the first thing I thought of.

Pat said...

Those are pretty, puffy clouds...they look sort of like batting for a quilt floating in the sky!

Tes said...

Oh my, those sky and the clouds are simply lovely. Looking at your post made me feel as if I was able to go out today and gaze at the lovely sky! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kim, USA said...

Fantastic clouds!!

SWF

Indrani said...

Like cotton balls spread all over.

Hildred and Charles said...

A great set of cloud pictures, Carver. The little puffs of cotton batting would make a great duvet....

Wanda said...

Thanks for reminded me to buy cotton balls!!!!


Just beautiful!

Arija said...

It is quite an experience when you see so much in such a relatively small space. Sometimes I just stand there with my mouth open and forget even to snap.
The sky so often amazes one.
Beautiful captures of Heinz 57 varieties.

Wren said...

One of the things I enjoy about skywatch is how much more I notice and pay attention to aspects of the natural world I wouldn't have noticed before. Your clouds are a wonderful example, and it's fun to see those skies through your eyes.

SandyCarlson said...

Your skies are magnificent. The way you frame the clouds--excellent.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Lovely cloud formations :)

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