Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday 9-19-08

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These are two shots from the Toby Keith concert last Saturday night. This is the cloudy sunset. We had two solid days of rain which ended 5 hours before the concert.
We now have the Harvest Moon in the cloudy Sky rising as the Sun is setting. The reason they called it a Harvest moon was that it gave the farmer enough light to continue working after sunset. This has changed since they added all the big lighting systems to the tractors.
Sunday brought the remnants of Hurricane Ike that hit Texas up through Ohio. It took out power to 2 million customers for a few days. Some are still down from the winds that gusted 60 to 80 miles per hour and took out many trees. This is a view of a cloudy day on Monday with a promise of better weather to come. The promise was fulfilled on Tuesday and has continued until today and a promise through the weekend.
Hope you enjoyed the Ohio Roller Coaster Weather Skies.

88 comments:

Louise said...

Love those blue skies in the bottom pictures! I didn't realize you were in Ohio. For some reason I thought you were more southeast. I'm still amazed that Ike got to Ohio.

Lara said...

great shots! the skies are so impressive!

Picturing of Life said...

the last pic is my fav

Please drop at my SWF post also: in HERE. Thanks

Carletta said...

Nice series FG. My harvest moon pic didn't turn out this well - good job!

Sara G said...

Crazy Ohio Roller Coaster Weather!!!
Your photos are beautiful.
Take care.

Tommy V said...

great series for sky watch. That concert sure looking like a good time as long as you did not have flip flops on... LOL

Dewdrop said...

Great shots! I had a corona with my nearly full moon the other night. Great!!!

RuneE said...

The last picture indicates more peaceful times!

Lirone said...

Love that last one - blue skies are such a hopeful thing to see!

Carver said...

Those are all beautiful shots. I hope everyone effected by the hurricane will see much improvement as soon as possible.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That's quite a collection of very different skies FG! Glad the rain stopped before the concert. NICE! Happy Sky Watch!

SandyCarlson said...

Those were pretty fabulous. I love the blues, and I love the ethereal glow!

bowledover said...

Lovely shots, I love the Harvest Moon. Ring around the Moon there will be rain soon.
I am glad that you did not suffer to much through the hurricane.
Our thoughts and feelings to all who did suffer.

mirage2g said...

The sun comes always after the rain, surely is a lovely sight to see after a hurricane! Hope you are fine! Happy skywatching!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

FG: I am glad that the rain stopped before your concert. I love the harvest moon photo. Lisa

kjpweb said...

Great images - especially the last one is stunning! Good job on showing us your Ohio skies!
Cheers, Klaus

John said...

Lovely serie for sky watch, FG!

MigsCFLer said...

Great pics, thanks for sharing

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shots! Nr 2 is so beautiful, so it have to be my favorite!

Photo Cache said...

skywatching with toby keith singing your soundtrack, what could be better.

Darla said...

Love the last one!

Fish Whisperer said...

FG great photos. I really like the harvest moon shot. You are getting very creative with your photography.
Cheers

bobbie said...

All wonderful. If my dad had seen he Monday shot he would have said it would clear because "there's enough blue up there to make a Dutchman a pair of britches".

Leora said...

I hope you have recovered from Ike! The sky on Tuesday certainly did recover; I love the bright blue and the lush greens.

I should call my brother, who lives in Ohio. Oh, in his case, no news is good news.

Titania said...

Yes I have enjoyed all your pictures thoroughly. I also appreciate the texts. The harvest moon is still very special so it seems it has lost its purpose!!
Happy SWF.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Mmm... such a beautiful series of photographs!
Great information for that Harvest Moon! Usually the full Moon will rise about 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25-30 min3 later across the US, and only 10-20 mins later for much of Canada and Europe.

Hope your weekend is good!
~Michele J~
Mountain Retreat

Lapa37 said...

Wonderful pictures I absolutely love the shot of the moon. I can't wait for autumn so I can capture the harvest moon.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Pretty series of pictures of the sky watch

April said...

Beautiful photos of the changing skies and gorgeous Harvest Moon!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great catch for Skywatch! Hope you'll visit ine too. Happy weekend!

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful, Tom - The skys have been gorgeous here too for the last week - Lots of photo-ops.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Tom. thanks for visiting my post earlier today. It's nice to know that people were patiently waiting for my computer to get fixed. Very nice sky photos.
Lisa

tipper said...

Love the roller coaster-especially the harvest moon.

Luiz Ramos said...

So impressive clouds. Good report on Ike disaster.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love that harvest moon pic!
I never have any luck with night pictures.

walk2write said...

Your "roller-coaster skies" remind me of a longstanding joke in S. Illinois: You don't like the weather? Just wait a few minutes, it'll change.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

reat skys and love the toby keith playing too! almost makes me feel like i was there :D

ellen b said...

Love all the shots but I'm really drawn to the harvest moon shot!!

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Man - you got those gorgeous sky pictures AND got to see Toby? Can I be you? Stunning shots - all of them. Thanks for sharing. We're almost neighbors (- if you don't count KY as a state.)

rhoen said...

looks like the weather is unpredictable in your area, huh! Great SWF entry! Happy weekend and thanks for dropping by my site, too!

Suzanne said...

Cool photos, I especially like the last one. Happy SWF.

Leedra said...

Hard to choose a favorite.

Rose said...

I like the second one and the last one best, but the top one is wonderful too.

Bradley Myers said...

Good photos, I am glad the rain stopped before the concert. I am sure it was a great time.

Larry D said...

Great series, Im glad the blue skies made it there.

Norm said...

as always you have a beautiful set of sky watch photos! all are beautiful...

Jan said...

A wonderful series of sky photos, the first and last are my faves.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Roller coaster weather? Well it does make for a nice assortment of sky shots. I particularly like the cloud formation in the first shot.

Luke Wiley said...

Great night shots! very nice clouds!

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Shionge said...

They are all so beautiful esp the last photo, like a postcard :D

Kerslyn said...

the last photo is my fave! perfect! happy weekend!

napaboaniya said...

Now I know why it's called the Harvest moon :) Thanks for sharing!
Happy Skywatch!

dot said...

I'm glad you are enjoying blue skies after that storm. Very nice series of photos!

Old Wom Tigley said...

You asked if we enjoyed the 'Roller Coaster weather'... I enjoyed looking at your pictures of it for sure.... and that last one is a beautiful view to end on... Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your posts... love the snake and toad post by the way.

Tom

I was painting the kitchen ceiling today and was listening to an Alan Jackson CD... :O)

piedmontperspective said...

Another great series of photos! I hope Ike didn't cause you too many problems. Enjoy your weekend!

evlahos said...

this is a great series, but the last one i will prefer for a painting at my living room. well done

Jules said...

Glad the good weather is with you!!

Have a great weekend.

Ivar Ivrig said...

All of them are wonderful shots. Great SWF :-)

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nice snaps ! loved all of them

Tina said...

the 2nd pic looks spooky lol
i like how the first ones clouds all mingle together in tiny pieces.

all the pics are great.

mine is up :)
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babooshka said...

Just gorgeous, a real sense of freedom.

Eddie D. said...

Nice collection of shots...love the top one most.

CrazyCath said...

Very changeable weather you have there! Love the moon - I did moon too on one of my blogs. The other is comparison of the same view at different times.

Lovely post.

Angie said...

Hi FG,
The problem with putting a comment on a post when so many other people have already commented is that it is virtually impossible to say something that hasn't already been said so I'll just have to repeat what other folk have said. Great shots!

Jacque said...

Love the moon post fishing guy!

Woody said...

Great Photo!

gen/entry here said...

Nice entries for this week...TC

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Great series Fishing!
Ending in a river!!!
Where are the fish???
Have a nice weekend

Santilli

Denise said...

Wonderful photos. I'm glad the skies cleared for your concert. And this is why I love blogging, not only for the awesome photos, but from what I learn, in this case about the Harvest Moon and why it was called that. Thanks for the informative and beautiful post.

Sherri Kaye said...

That last picture is absolutely gorgeous! Very nice job.
By the way, I got my pictures up from the Rascal Flatts/Taylor Swift concert. Check out sherrikayesheart.blogspot.com.
Have a great day!

Merisi said...

It's easier to watch the pictures of Roller Coaster Weather Skies than actually living through them, I guess. The images look great, though. My favorites are the one with the moon and the one with the clouds against the bright blue sky.

Full moon around the autumn equinox always seem so much larger, don't they?

Daryl said...

NICE!

Happy Weekend!

:-Daryl

Craver Vii said...

Yes, that moon WAS bright, wasn't it? I remember looking out into my backyard, just amazed by how bright the moonlight was.

I'm glad you're getting a break from the hard weather. Enjoy the weekend, Sir!

Pinoy in Terrace, BC said...

thanks for dropping by my skywatch.

i like the first in this set.

Marie said...

Great post!

Have a nice weekend :)

Celeste said...

Beautiful photos, it seems many of us posted pictures showing some effect of Ike!

Lily Hydrangea said...

very serene landscapes!

Brenda Jean said...

Wow, the sky is so blue-- dazzling-- in the last pictures. You reminded me I need to try and get moon pics also!

Sherri Kaye said...

Fishing Guy,
There are more pictures on my other blog page (www.sherrikayesheart.blogspot.com). There are a few on there of Taylor, but they weren't as good as Rascal Flatts because they had better lighting. Please go check out my other blog page and thanks so much for stopping by!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lovely photo's, especially the dark one

The Tile Lady said...

Great variety of sky pictures! Pretty amazing how quickly things can change.

Jeanne said...

What a variety of skies! Good going.

Hildegarde said...

The roller coaster indeed :-) Very different skies you catched.

syel said...

it was indeed a roller coaster of weather for you there. lucky that the sun is shining brightly at the last photo. Cheers!

Mary Hughes Studio said...

I've heard a lot of Ohio stories this week. Ike really did a number on lots of locals away from the coast. Hope everyone gets their power back soon! Great shots!

Lilli & Nevada said...

there all beautiful but i really do love that second one

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

That last picture looked like a post card!!!! WOW!

Blessings!
Lacy

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