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Thursday, February 21, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Mid February Mix

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


Anonymous 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 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!


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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