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Thursday, April 3, 2014

SkyWatch Friday: March ends and April begins


We have had a variety of sky watching opportunities in late March and early April.

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We've had everything from sun to rain to tornado warnings.

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Fortunately the tornadoes didn't form.

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I didn't used to take tornadoes seriously because I thought they were so rare in central NC where I live.

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By that, I don't mean that I would be foolhardy but I never thought a tornado would be a concern where I live.

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However, over the past 20 years there have been tornado hits in Raleigh, NC where I live as well as places near by.

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I still think it's fairly remote that I'll be hit by a tornado but I pay more attention to the warnings.

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I seem to catch at least a couple of good sunsets a week.

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Ironically I almost missed the sunset tonight while preparing this post.

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That has happened to me before.

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I'll be writing about the sunset and realize that if I turn around I might catch one.

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I have double windows in my den where my computer is but I face away from the window when I'm on my computer.

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Since I am usually able to work from home on my computer if I was facing the windows which have a view of my deck and sky, I'd be too distracted by the birds if my desk went the other way.

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I usually photograph the sunset from my bedroom window because it shows more of the sky without obstruction from my neighbor's house.

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Starting with 3 shots above and continuing to the next to the last shot, I photographed the sky on April 1 when I had a meeting in Durham, NC.

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I always allow too much time to drive to Durham for meetings which means I have time for a photo shoot.

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I was very early but was almost late making it to the meeting because I became distracted by spring time ready for my camera.

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I was on time for the meeting but only by a few minutes.

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For me arriving two minutes ahead of time feels late since I'm usually sitting in the conference room for at least 5 minutes before anyone else arrives.

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24 comments:

Judy said...

Great skies but I really love the flowering trees. I can't wait to see mine.

ladyfi said...

You've had some wonderful skies! Love the ones with the blossoms.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm very glad you were almost late to that meeting...such beautiful shots you got from there as well as from your home office.

Funny about missing the sunset as you write about it. I can relate to that.

DeniseinVA said...

Photos here that make me smile Carver.

Photo Cache said...

your skies are always varied and individually interesting. love the spring tree flowers you captured.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful variety of beautiful skies as always, Carver!! And such lovely flowers! Spring is here and I do love it!! Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a wide range of skies, but my favorite is the one punctuated by snowy blossoms!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Molto belle queste tue foto !
Myriam

Reader Wil said...

How delightful to see this variety of spring photos!

carol l mckenna said...

Carver ~ these are beautiful sky shots ~ most beautiful with trees juxtaposed against the sky ~ and other lovely shots as well ~ xoxo ~ Happy Weekend to you ~

artmusedog and carol

eileeninmd said...

Carver, so many different looking skies.. Each one is beautiful in its own way.. I love the blossoms, still waiting to see some here! Have a happy weekend!

HansHB said...

A great serie of sky photos! Lovely blue!
My sky post:
http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Naquillity said...

so many great shots but that dogwood is beautiful, my favorite... so glad that the tornado didn't touch down and that you're more watchful of them... it's easy to get distracted taking pictures and lose track of time. glad you made it to your appointment. have a great day~

Ruth Kelly said...

Love your flowered trees.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are very generous with your shots. Great variety of photographs.

Mike said...

Wow, so many great shots. We always have a number of tornadoes touch down around where I live, but they always seem to hit the rural areas outside of town - never in the city, luckily.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I do that, too! Have to stop for a photo!
Lovely shots of spring.
I'm still waiting...
http://mymuskoka.blogspot.ca

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lovely series of shots. My favorite is of the small bird silhouette ~ very nice, but you had a few others that are just as nice! Nice to meet you via Skywatch Friday link up!

Heather said...

Good skies. I especially liked 2-8 and the last one. Have a good weekend! Mine

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Carver, I specially love the sunsets and that beautiful blossoms.

lina@women perspective said...

Wonderful sky varieties, Carver.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I'm missing NC looking at these photos

MastHoliday said...

Nice varieties of the sky!!

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