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Thursday, August 29, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Sunset and puffy clouds

There have only been two days since the last sky watch that I've taken sky shots.
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This sunset caught me by surprise because it was a solid gray day until sunset.
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I was alerted to the sunset because my blinds started glowing with an orange light.
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Hard to believe that August is already ending.
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This has been a good summer in terms of mild temperatures.
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Everything is so green and fresh looking which is unusual for August here.
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I'm curious about whether the fall foliage will be good this year. I think wet weather doesn't usually yield the best fall colors for some reason.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Two different walks

Sunday morning was pleasantly cool and perfect for a walk around Shelley Lake (Raleigh, NC).
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It's nice to have a weekend day so well suited for walking.
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Especially since we had some pretty hot days earlier in the week.
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The rest of the shots are from a lunch hour walk on Friday in Durham, NC.
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It was too hot to walk mid day Friday but since I took it slow, photographing along the way, it wasn't too bad.
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I preferred walking outside to sitting inside waiting for the meeting to resume.
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I usually work from home and when I go to Durham it's because the work I'm doing involves other people.
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Friday everyone decided to break around 12:15 and resume the work at 1:30 so I didn't feel like sitting inside for that long of a break.
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I like this fanciful mural on the back of a building I walked past.
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There are so many different parts to it but they all tie together.
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I think it would be difficult to paint on the bricks.
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I wonder how long it would take to complete a work like this.
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It takes a long time to paint a building in one color with big rollers so it always amazes me how murals are done.
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I like the mix of styles in buildings that usually make up downtown streets.
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I always notice the different styles in downtown Raleigh and that's equally true in Durham.
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I like the stone walls and tile roofs used in many of the churches in the area.
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If I hadn't brought my lunch I would have been tempted by some of the food signs.
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I enjoyed the walk but was so hot that it was a relief when I got close to my office again.
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I think the sign below may be a play on the fact that the city farmer's market is located in the pavilion which is visible, although the farmers only set up there two days a week.
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I'm not sure what that structure is on the building below. I'll have to remember to check it out when I'm working in Durham next.
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There is sand in the feature below for children to play with.
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I finally walked through Grace Garden to make it back to work.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: August Skies

After a rainy day the sun came out long enough to set.
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Sunday was one of the few days where we had partial clearing for most of the day.
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Because of a very rainy summer, any blue is welcome.
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I have a lot of sky shots because I take a bunch whenever it's not raining.
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The shots in this post are only from three days because the rest of the time it was almost all gray.
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I took a ton of shots during an art museum park walk.
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I've used other shots from that walk on posts this week but still have plenty I didn't use.
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While I'm writing this post it's pouring down raining.
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It's raining so hard my gutters are filling up and the rain is streaming down in front of my windows.
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Past droughts are fast becoming distant memories.
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The next few shots were taken in Durham, NC at work.
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I've shot the watertower many times.
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I like the depth of the clouds in contrast to the clearer part of the sky below.
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I quickly snapped the next shot driving from work back home to Raleigh, NC where I live.
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I took the last two shots at home.
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I like the way the contrail shot a diagonal line near the cloud.
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