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Thursday, April 12, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Mixture


We are continuing with a mixed bag in terms of the weather.

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Sometimes when clouds open up a slice of blue it almost makes me think of continents separating.
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Other times the blue between shifting clouds makes me think of a swimming pool.
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I love to watch fast moving clouds to see what will come next.
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I managed to catch the full moon this month.
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The koklwitzia blossoms against a blue sky make me smile. A little ampelopsis is growing near the kolkwitzia which is why there are different leaves. The kolkwitzia leaves are the all green ones.
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I like the way the kolkwitzia limb makes a horizontal line with blossoms below.
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I wish I knew what variety the cherry tree below is. The blossoms are tiny and so are the tiny cherries that come later. The birds love to eat them. The tree below, as well as others like it, are volunteers in my yard. They are fast growing and I've let several become large trees because they provide food the birds like.
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Below is another moon shot. This one was taken the day after the full moon date.
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The wind was blowing hard and I took a bunch of shots of the swaying branches.
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The next shot shows how much less visible sky I have in my yard, now that most of the trees are leafing out. In the winter, I'd be able to see the cardinal against the sky instead of the sea of green.
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I'll finish with one more windy day shot.
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24 comments:

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Our apple trees here are just starting to blossom and I love the cardinal hiding in the tree.

lissa said...

wonderful photos. I especially like the moon shots.

hope you're having a lovely spring.

ladyfi said...

Those blossoms against the blue sky make my heart sing!

Karen said...

Great sky shots! The moon is gorgeous!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful views of the sky with such lovely flowery trees.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies, gorgeous moon and the flowering trees against the blue sky makes my heart sing just like they do Ladyfi!! Wonderful captures for the day, Carver! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

HansHB said...

Great post for SkyWatch!
Happy SkyWatch to you!

Steffi said...

Wonderful set of photos for SWF!I love the photo of the full moon!Great shot!Have a nice weekend!

FotoAnna said...

Beautiful photo's Carver!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Gary said...

Beautiful post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I just love that you let the volunteers grow b/c the birds love the berries -- you are certainly eligible for one of those bird-friendly yard signs that I've seen a few times. Oh -- and your plants, volunteer and otherwise, all look just wonderful against your beautiful blue skies. Don't you sometimes just want to float away on those fluffy clouds?

Kim, USA said...

That is impressive!

SWF

eileeninmd said...

Carver, beautiful series of skywatch shots.And I love the line of blossoms. Very pretty post.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful clouds, fabulous moon, and I love those blossoms. Really enjoyed this post, Carver. We've been traveling, but it's always nice to come home to see who has taken what kinds of photos!
K

Al said...

Beautiful shots. After an incredibly dry March, we're finally getting occasional rain and snow in April, and that's a very good thing.

Ann said...

imagine half of your farm separating , one to Europe, and one to America.

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful shots, that's a great capture of the moon.

lina@women said...

Your moon shots are awesome. Seeing changeable clouds is fun :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

your moon is marvelous and i love also the blossoms :)

chubskulit said...

Captured beautifully!

Sunrise, please come and see when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

http://www.commonweeder.com said...

I am especially partial to those flower shots - and the moon. Just beautiful - all of them.

Cezar and Léia said...

ahh that moon is so romantic! Very special set of pictures, thanks so much for sharing! :)
Léia

SandyCarlson said...

OUT-standing shots!

Indrani said...

Did we capture the same moon! Great captures.

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