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Thursday, February 21, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Mid February Mix

I've been enjoying a lot of pretty sunsets lately.
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I think late winter tends to be a good sunset time of the year where I live (NC, U.S.).
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In general we've had a nice mix of skies.
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I took a lot of shots of the Japanese Magnolia because I knew these early blooms might be the main show with this tree.
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Once the buds start showing color they can't handle the low temperatures we get this time of the year.
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The smaller buds may make it until spring when it's time to bloom.
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We went from blue skies to white skies.
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I like the mix, it keeps me guessing what will come next.
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I caught a pretty sunrise for a change.
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The sunrise shots are on the opposite side from where the sun was coming up but it colored the clouds.
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I like the way the snowy roof, clouds and blue sky looked in the next shot.
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The birds were up and ready to come eat on my deck after I went inside.
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I'll end with a recent sunset I caught.
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Each sunset paints the sky a little bit differently.
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This one almost looks like someone threw paint against the sky.
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21 comments:

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the colour of those lovely clouds.

Karen said...

A lovely series. The sunsets are gorgeous! Mostly grey skies here.

Photo Cache said...

the sunsets are amazing. i cannot wait to drive out and look for magnolia in full bloom, which i know they are here in CA.

Melanie said...

What beautiful sunrises and sunsets you've captured here! It's been a lovely way to spend a few moments. Thank you!

HansHB said...

Nice serie of photos!
Great post for SWF!

Sylvia K said...

What beautiful skies you've had, Carver! Wonderful captures as always! I do love the bare trees silhouetted against the pastel skies! Wonderful way to begin or end any day! Enjoy your weekend!

Karen said...

Wonderful shots of the sky and a great mix too.

Laura said...

what a beautiful series Carver... I can't believe you have buds so close to blooming already:-)

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots Carver!
Love the colors in those first two and what wonderful lighting in the one with the birds in the tree.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

Carver, beautiful sunset captures. You are seeing some beautiful and colorful skies. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

Joyful said...

Fantastic shots. Even the falling snow looks lovely. When the magnolia and cherry trees are in full blossom I will be so happy.....soon ;-) Happy SWF!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. I love those gorgeous sunsets.

Indrani Ghose said...

I like how you observe capture and present.

lina@womens perspectives said...

Very changeable skies, Carver. All are wonderfully captured.

You're such a good sky watcher :)

NatureStop said...

You really do have some beautiful skies and so well captured!Have a great day!

Shantana

Jidhu Jose said...

stunning shots
happy Skywatch Friday

Liz said...

Beautiful series of shots. Happy sky watching.

My sky.

Mary said...

Really great photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Whoever threw that paint against the sky did a very artistic job. All your changeable skies are lovely and the Japanese Magnolia is amazing.

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