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Thursday, January 19, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Ever Changing

Abrupt weather changes have continued to provide varied skies.

Not only is each day different the changes within a day are abrupt.
I have always liked changes in weather but this winter has been almost too erratic for me.
I wouldn't mind at least a few days of the same.
I also wouldn't mind a little snow which is the one thing we haven't had so far, where I live, this winter.
I know to be careful what I wish for because sometimes I end up with more than I bargained for.
One thing I worry about though is that, with the mixed signals, I've noticed some plants with buds may get moving toward spring too fast.
It seems whenever we have a lot of warm day mixed in with the cold during winter, we are more likely to have a colder spring.
I like the way the light is so varied which gives different tones in the sky.
There's a particular tone of blue which is so vibrant.
The contrast in the blue sky and white clouds appeals to me.
I've had a number of days when I've literally taken hundreds of sky shots.
Part of the reason I've been taking so many sky shots is the clouds are moving fast across the sky and look different as they scatter.
It almost seems like there are cloudworks in the sky, as opposed to fireworks.
I like the idea of cloud sparklers.
Sometimes the blue in the middle of clouds makes me think of a sky lake.
I find sky-scapes fun to look at.
I guess it's pretty obvious I like to look at the sky considering how many shots I take of it.
When I was taking some of these shots birds were flying past too quickly for me to get them in the shot.
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Anonymous said...

Those cloud sparkler shots are amazing. You've had a lot of blue skies - something that I'm longing for over here!

Sallie ( said...

You got wonderful pictures of the changes, but I would go along with you on the "almost too erratic." It's almost as if you lived in Colorado (we have kids there)...where the weather very often changes from day to day...and hour to hour. You have to dress in layers. And I always thought I'd be (even more) bonkers if I lived there all the time. But they do have wonderful sunshine!

Firas said...

Very beautiful and totally varies shots.

Anonymous said...

you have captured beautiful skies. our winter has been spring-like for the most part. hopefully we'll get some rain in the coming days.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful views of the sky of great variety.

Unknown said...

Great clouds!! Be careful of what you wish for. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful series of changes!
We've had rain for some months now, but today it's been snowing.
Hopefully we get some sunny days soon.

Sylvia K said...

Love the cloud sparkler shots, Carver, and what a lovely variety of skies you have had! Love all the blue ones -- they've been in short supply here in Seattle!! Have a great weekend!


Annemor said...

It has been a "funny" winter in Norway to, but the snow has come and the sky is either bleak og grey.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely clouds and tons of changes among these photos. I'm sorry some plants think it's spring already. I sure hope they aren't damaged by any future cold!

Dianne said...

The lacey silhouettes against the winter sky is quite delightful.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Breath-taking collections of wonderful skies and trees, Carver!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Every photo is beautiful!

Bare Trees against the Sky, have a nice weekend!

keeyit said...

So many different sky patterns

eyesonme2world said...

I like sky watching.. especially those cloudy sky..

Horsoon said...

Your collections of the naked trees are outstanding!

Indrani said...

The bare branches with different skies in BG makes an interesting series.

Gillian Olson said...

Love those delicate branches on the trees and the skies are very interesting, a real wispy thing going on there.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Enjoying your sky shot series. We've got rain every day here.

SandyCarlson said...

These sky shots are great. I love all those shades of blue.

genie said...

I know what you are saying about the clouds changing so quickly. Your collection is beautiful. The first three shots are my favorites. The different colors of the skies with the leafless trees in front are heavenly. genie

Liz said...

Great shots! Happy sky watching.


Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful captures!

Anna said...

Beautiful captures of the skies!
Love the variations...
Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

lissa said...

I like the third shot a lot. looks like the cloud is being held by the tree.

if I haven't already, I wish you a wonderful 2012!

Arija said...

Wonderful photos Carver but your weather seems to be doing handsprings and cartwheels. The last few years have been very unpredictable the world over. The animals and birds are migrating in odd ways too.

Cezar and Léia said...

I really like the compositions with the tree branches!
God bless you!

Rambling Woods said...

The sky changes daily here too, I prefer the blue

gengen said...

Wow you have pretty skywatch shots...Just joined this meme.


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