Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sky Watch 6


The month of August has brought us many days of clear blue skies filled with stacks of bright, fluffy clouds. One day I
started to the super market, but was drawn to the skies. I just had to chase the clouds.

I stopped along the way to photograph the horizon.


I stopped at an athletic field, and found some crepe myrtle blooming nearby, which looked so pretty in the foreground.



I made it all the way to the super market, and stopped in the parking lot.



On the way home, the clouds were behind me.



Couldn't resist pulling into the local airport to see how they looked from there.


























The next days were pretty much the same.

One day I took pictures of clouds above a small circus that came to town.


I find it very hard to ignore big marshmallow clouds. I may have to start walking with the rim of my hat pulled low and my head down.




Please go to Sky Watch, hosted by the team: Tom, Sandy, Imax and Klaus, and visit lots of others with wonderful photos.

83 comments:

Anil P said...

The first picture is gorgeous. It's as if the clouds have shaped up to mirror the trees underneath.

Clouds riding blue skies is among the most wonderous moments to experience. Puts one in the mood to hum a tune - of the open skies.

Carole said...

This is a great collection of Sky Watch pictures. I do love that crepe myrtle picture the most.

Jim said...

Oh Bobbie, please stand up tall and face the clouds! Some day you may find a message written for you up there?

Happy Skywatching, I like the rear view mirror a lot, that mirror (or one like it) shows up on my blog every now and then. :-)
I have posted some Pretty clouds over Guatemala today.
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Titania said...

Bobbie, Very lovely pictures. Has anybody said shopping can't be fun.

Juliana RW said...

nice blue sky series

My SWF : in here Thanks

picturing said...

well done

Hope you have time also to visit me in here Thanks

RuneE said...

I fell for that reflection in the mirror. I always like to do something different in this game.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shots. Beautiful taken and colors.

Marie said...

Very nice photos :)

juliana said...

these are some very beautiful photos... i, too, find it hard to resist such clouds agains the blue sky

Dianne said...

all beautiful! love the circus

I say always look up

errands can wait, the sky changes constantly

imac said...

Beautiful collection

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The cape myrtle is so nice! I suspect it wouldn't grow in my part of Ontario though.

Funny how Sky Watch gets us to look UP, isn't it?

Tommy V said...

great series of sky pictures.

Julie said...

I love the framing of the crepe myrtle. It is such a beautiful flower on those long branches. We have them in our street.

fishing guy said...

Denise: a nice series of captures.

SandyCarlson said...

Bobbie, Your skies are just gorgeous. What joy you convey in your photos.

Angie said...

A superb collection of photos.Erm, did you remember your shopping? :)

Photo Cache said...

You have a string of good days it seems. Pretty collections of shots here.

Carletta said...

What a marvelous series of sky shots around town. I love the first one on the horizon.

'Chase the clouds' - I like that thought.

Yen said...

I love all the photos specially the rare view mirror:D

Mine is here;
Sky Watch #8

Dewdrop said...

Great flanking line shots... thunderstorms lining up and building up to take turns... Great stuff.

ilanadavita said...

Nice series of shots.

John said...

Great collection of shots!

kenju said...

I love the one with crape myrtle and clouds!

Andy said...

I think the top shot is fantastic, great capture for SWF!

bobbie said...

Ellyn said...
Great photos. The crepe myrtle is the best for me. I love the contrast.

Rose said...

I love that first photo, but like the whole set.

Kelly said...

Bobbie, Great set of photos! I'm surprised you even made it to the grocery! I love the story and the photos! Well done as usual...

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great set of cloud pictures... I hope you get many visitor around here to see these..

Dogwood Daze said...

These are all just wonderful! My favorites are the lovely crepe myrtles and the circus!

irish daisies said...

nice grouping of shots love the flower one the best

Aileni said...

Great shots - aircraft will always draw me.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the whole series of skies you posted, each unique and different......hope you have a great weekend and please come and see my big surprise for sky watch this week. cheers.

Willard said...

That is a beautiful series of photographs. I always love seeing the fluffy white clouds.

On my blog you said about living here 23 yrs. and never going to see the elk-I was 45 years old when I first went and had lived in Pa. all of my life, but that first trip resulted in me becoming addicted to seeing and photographing these majestic animals.

Rambling Woods said...

All those blue skies...what wonderful weather..please send some to NY state....

Birdfreak said...

It does seem that August skies are full of bright blues and fluffed up clouds. Great photos.

I love being able to just stop and take a few photos along the way somewhere, it makes it an adventure!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Your two first pictures make me relaxed. Me like :-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I must say that you have a nice collection of sky pictures here. It would be hard for me to choose just one.

Tammy said...

What beautiful skies!

Lilli & Nevada said...

great photo shots

Country Girl said...

Love that second one with the crepe myrtle (if that's what it is). Happy Sky Watch!

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful! I love summer clouds!

Suzanne said...

All your pictures are wonderful. I like how you framed your crape Myrtle towards the sky. Happy SWF.

Deborah Godin said...

Love the rear view mirror - are clouds really closer than they appear?!

Tina Coruth said...

These are beautiful! I especially love the first two. Stunning in their beauty!

Mary said...

Yes, we had some big marshmallow clouds here this week, too. Love all your photos! :)

Judy said...

The clouds are beautiful and the sky looks such a bright blue. Reminds me of a child lying on the ground staring up at the sky and trying to make figures out of the clouds.

rhoen said...

nice series of SW photos!

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a wonderful collection of Sky photos for Sky Watch . . . thanks for sharing!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! All very beautiful, but I love the one over the circus tent and the mirror. Beautiful.
We have had some really spectaclur skies here lately. Lisa

JumpBack! said...

hey bobbie...nice shots...august has certainly been nice and full of these big puffy clouds...I keep thinking i need to grab some shots myself.

Arija said...

Much more fun than shopping. Chasing clouds, and such nice ones is a joy. Good on you. I never stir without my camera either.

Gallicissa said...

These are the sort of skies I would have loved to have had when I was in the highlands a few days ago. Lovely Sky Watch series.

I am back in the blogsphere.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great series of pics. Have a great SWF! :-)

Indrani said...

Loved the shots Bobbie, you have presented a beautiful collection today.

Kay said...

You have so many gorgeous Sky Watch photos here. I think my favorite one is of the crepe myrtle. It looks so pretty. Have a great weekend, Bobbie.

nonizamboni said...

What a fun excursion--thanks for taking me along. Those clouds are amazing--so keep looking up.
Happy weekend!

babooshka said...

What amrvellous collections, No favourites, but I am drawn to reflections.

Bear Naked said...

"I may have to start walking with the rim of my hat pulled low and my head down."

Oh no you don't. Your photos of the sky are always amazing and I look forward to seeing them.
Don't ever stop.

Bear((( )))

me ann my camera said...

Beautiful clouds, Bobbie, but I was more attracted to your text because of your cloud chasing spirit I detected there. One of my most pleasurable pastimes is to let the outdoors and rural roads be my guide. As I go out the door I often say, "I'll be back when I get here", for my husband knows that my camera and I are wanderers.

the teach said...

Some gorgeous skies, bobbie! How lucky you are for Skywatch Friday! :)

D Herrod said...

Great set. Have a good weekend.

Gretchen said...

So pretty. I love the shot from your side mirror!

Denise said...

Wellnow I know where the blue skies are hiding! Thanks so much for your comment.

Dx

storyteller said...

What a lovely series of sky shots today … from various and interesting perspectives. My wispy cloud series at Sacred Ruminations today were all taken from my front yard.
Hugs and blessings,

JustinB said...

Nice sky

mirage2g said...

Were you entirely inside the car while taking photos? Definitely great Drive by photos! ID love to have one in my blog...

I enjoy skywatch a lot and so I thank you for sharing this...

Visiting from DriveBy photos. happy skywatching!

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

These are all great shots of a beautiful blue sky. Just have to say I love them all!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful pics... thank you for the comment on my blog... I woudl gladly take you to the bottom of the bridge :) but from there you would be on your own :D it is beautiful from river street but ... way to high for me
Laura

akglyd said...

I love to see a grate mirror shot!
I strugl to get this my self, without running of the road...

behindthebins said...

The crepe myrtle shot is wonderful. They are all great. The clouds in the rearview made me smile.

LauraHinNJ said...

Marshmallow clouds - exactly!

Jeanne said...

Love your shots Bobbie. My favorites have to be that first horizon picture and the rear view mirror one. Glad you had some pleasant weather.

Catherine said...

Fantastic captures! I love the first one, how the clouds are low like clinging to the trees~beautiful! Also love the shot of the sky in your car mirror!
Happy sky~watching!
Cat

Torsdag said...

I like the one with the flowering tree, beuatiful blue sky

Old Wom Tigley said...

Me again turning up like a bad penny.. ;o)
Just called back to say thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment.... I have not been getting the time to thank everyone of late.. so it is nice to call here now and say 'thank you'..

Tom

Merisi said...

I truly enjoyed your tour of the clouds! "Couldn't resist pulling into the local airport to see how they looked from there," how telling, brought a big smile to my face. ;-)))

Daryl said...

Apologies for getting here so late .. yesterday was the next to last 1/2 day Friday and I flew out of the office and onto a train to go to Beacon NY to spend the day with a friend who was celebrating his b'day....

Your photos are all so good!

:-Daryl

Misty Dawn said...

That second shot is beautiful beyond words!

Cliff said...

What a great collection bobbie. You must not go around with your head down very much. Thanks for the trip without having to leave the farm.

Faery said...

all these pictures are awesome, I love blue sky with white cloud, but I also love all the other photos

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the visit and nice comments on my post. Of course, I like your airplane and airport pictures best. Have a great week. - Margy