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Thursday, March 15, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Much to See

There has been a great deal to see in the sky lately.

Most days when I go outside, except when it's raining, I notice new cloud formations.
March 9 was a very clear evening with a sky full of stars. I think the shot below is of Saturn. It was very vivid so I zoomed in when I spotted it when I looked west around 11:00 pm. Please correct me, if I have identified it incorrectly.
When I looked east I spotted the full or almost full moon, at around the same time.
Before long I managed to capture the moon after the tree released it.
Shortly before sunset on another night I took the shot below.
After a little while the colors started moving in.
One more shot from around sunset.
I've been taking a lot of shots of the new growth on trees.
This is such a fun time of the year for looking up.
The next shot was taken when the sun hid behind a cloud.
My redbud trees are blooming.
Even mostly grey skies have their own beauty.
I was struck, in the next shot, by how my roof matched the flowers in the tree.
I think the gray cloud below looks like it has floppy ears.
Another shot of my redbud tree.
My posts seem to be getting longer and longer, even though I keep thinking I'll try to pick just one shot for skywatch. Instead I picked a zillion.
Maybe next week I'll be able to pick just one.
Click for the home of skywatch Friday.


Ruby's said...

You always capture the best with your cameras and it is always such a joy to see your posts. Love the skies that you have captured.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver,
This set of images is really special, we have romantic moon, lovely sky pictures, branches, blossom, poetry!
Thanks for sharing! ;)

LadyFi said...

What a wonderful series of shots - love the moon and the spring buds!

ewok1993 said...

I like how you show us a variety of sky throughout the day.

Nothing to see up in the sky out here. It's all grey. It's been raining since Tuesday and I hear it will persist until the weekend.

Enjoy the rest of the work week.

Carletta said...

I don't know where to start Carver!
Lovely shots!
From your moon shots, to the redbuds, to the sunset - beautiful captures.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always, Carver! I love the blackened trees silhouetted against the skies, I love the beautiful, colorful flowers, and of course, the moon!! Such a delightful series as always!! Happy SWF! Hope you have a great weekend!


Rajesh said...

Wonderful views. I liked the ones with trees in them the most.

bluegrassnotes said...

Lovely shots!

Randi said...

These skies are beautiful. Love the moon shots!
Have a great weekend!

Gary said...

Beautiful clouds and blossoming trees!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Laura said...

so wonderful to see spring being born!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing the bursting buds and blossoms.

Karen said...

Terrific shots! I like the "bunny" cloud.

Pretty Life Online said...

great post for skywatch... magnificent sight! Have a great weekend ahead!!! Hoping you can visit @ my little corner.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF!Well done!Have a nice weekend!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful series of sky photos.


Gillian Olson said...

Wow, what a great variety of sky shots, the ones of the moon and planet are exceptional.

Theanne said...

love looking at the sky through the trees!

Indrani said...

Wow! Is that Saturn! So much of details in that shot. Great series of captures.

Team G Square said...

Wow , very beautiful captures...

Ebie said...

Your sunset shots are gorgeous. The soft tones of the pastel are pretty!

Aarti said...

the words
the images
so beautifully woven :)

Liz said...

I enjoyed all your pics especially the moon shot.

Happy sky watching.

My Sky.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Really enjoying your sky shots, especially the moon ones :)

Rambling Woods said...

You always take us on a journey and I do appreciate that in your posts..

Judy said...

Do you see me complaining about looking at a zillion beautiful shots of the sky and the new growth!?! Only settle for one shot if there is a distinct best; otherwise, show us the whole lot!!!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the progression toward spring!


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