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Thursday, June 20, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: June 1 through June 19 in Central NC

The first week of June I skipped SkyWatch Friday because I was going out of town.
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Last week I used shots for SkyWatch Friday that I took when I was in Manhattan.
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This week I decided to look through all the sky shots I've taken so far in June at home and work.
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In a way I was surprised by how many sky shots I've taken this month.
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We've continued to have a lot of rain and gray days.
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But we've also had partial clearing and a few sunny days each week.
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I feel like a broken record because this pattern has been going on for several years.
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I recently heard on the radio that all of North Carolina has had above average rainfall and none of the state is currently in a drought.
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In terms of the entire state I know parts of the state have had droughts in recent years.
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In terms of the triangle area of NC where I live, I think it's been almost 4 years since we've had a drought.
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Hard to believe because the last severe drought we had went on for a couple of years and I didn't think it would ever end.
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That prolonged drought is part of the reason I don't mind rainy days even though lately we've had more than our share of rain.
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The sunset pictures that follow were a surprise.
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We had a downpour and I'd shut my blinds for the night.
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I hadn't realized the rain had stopped but I noticed that my blinds were changing colors.
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I was glad I raised my blinds and caught this dramatic sunset.
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I've had that happen before. I'll think it will keep raining and be gray but I'll catch a burst of color hitting the blinds and I raise them.
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Some of my favorite sunsets are ones I almost miss because I've pulled down the blinds during an afternoon rainstorm.
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I love the way the clouds can paint the sky.
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 I guess the plus side of sky watching when there is a lot of rain is usually once it clears there are interesting clouds.
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Sometimes the interesting clouds will be against a blue sky before the sky turns dark and a storm moves in.
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Whatever way it works out I do love cloud formations of all kinds.
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It's probably because I like variety and clouds often offer an endless array of variety.
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18 comments:

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful photographs, I like to admire such magic views:) Greetings

Łucja-Maria said...

Carver!
Your photographic series is great.
You are a master at taking pictures of the sky.
I'm very impressed.
I send greetings:)
Lucia

HansHB said...

Great post for the sky-theme!
Well done!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Such beautiful blue skies and the sunset is gorgeous! Such wonderful colors! You did get some terrific captures for the day, Carver!! Have a great weekend!

Rajesh said...

Nice shots of cloudy sky with dramatic sunset.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely captures of the clouds and sky! I do love the colorful sunset shots. Happy Skywatching, Carver!

Karen said...

Lots of lovely blues, and pretty sunsets!

Jim said...

Great skies.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You win the prize with showing us the biggest variety of skies of anybody. Thanks for sharing so many photos.

NatureStop said...

Beautiful blue skies...but I love the sunset shots!!!Have a great weekend!

Shantana

Indrani said...

Wow! the variety of clouds you have! I must look up more often.

ladyfi said...

Those sunset shots are so lovely and moody!

Cezar and Léia said...

A very special set of images, the first composition is wonderful with the girl detail, great shot!
Léia

Ercotravels said...

Nice click! beautiful sky pictures.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Looking at the sky and photographing it is never boring. You're showing a lot of variety today again.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Kusum Sanu said...

Those sunset pictures are great!

Judy said...

So many beautiful skies!!! I love the sunset colours!!!

Irene said...

Great sky shots ..... perfect for SWF!

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