Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 23

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This unusual cloud formation reminded me of a bear. The sky was changing fast and I was headed North at the time.
The Sun was going down and the clouds were moving in.
The Sun barely had a place to show it's face as it continued down.
This is for my own sanity as I go back to the skies of last May from my boat. I await the change to blue skies and fair weather and Winter hasn't even started. Winter will start on December 21 11:59 GMT.
This seem the only way to see a sunny day lately.

62 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those sky and cloud pictures are great.Isn't it nice to have summers pictures to go back to when we need a bit of sunshine?
Blessings,Ruth

kjpweb said...

Great shots, buddy! Very well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's!!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care

archiearchive said...

I am looking for a return to winter - 47.4C here today :)

Ms. Hays said...

Oh how pretty! I really like that last shot w/ the lake!!! Very cool for Sky Watch!

imac said...

Great captures Fishing Guy.

crete said...

Lovely photos, I enjoyed them very much, thanks.

Ray

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do so relate! It's been snowing all day here. Isn't it nice to have summer photos to remind you that it will come again? Your photos are just gorgeous as always! Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Photo Cache said...

the third pic looks like a flying saucer ready to land :)

Guy D said...

Outstanding skywatch shots this week, well done.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Pretty Life Online said...

Great catch for Skywatch!!! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit....

Tarolino, Finland said...

Beautiful sky images all of them but third from the top is amazing. That light of the sun struggling to get through the thick clouds is lovely.

Happy Holidays to you and yours

Suzanne said...

Nothing wrong with reliving sunny skies, your photos look great.
Happy SWF.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cheer up, FG. Winter is almost here and THEN we can begin the countdown to spring. ;-)

Leora said...

Ah! Another pull out of a summer pic! Seems to be common this week on SWF.

All your photos are lovely, summer or winter (late fall, to be precise).

Twisted Fencepost said...

I hear ya, FG. I'm ready for winter to fade into spring.

Kathleen said...

Love the lake shot!!!

babooshka said...

Give me summer anyday and skies as beautiful as these.

kayleen said...

yup those summer/spring shots help keep us sane at this time of year. lovely photos. thanks for sharing.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice stuff. Like the light ray shot the best. Blue Skies.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Such wonderful sky photos... I understand the need to post photos of warmer days. I do the same. I post photos of the warm summer River today and it feels so nice! Keeps me sane!
It just keeps snowing and snowing today...

Take care!
(Hugs)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

bobbie said...

That always wonderful combination of water and sky! that last photo is so gorgeous!

George said...

Very good pictures with interesting cloud formations. I'm glad you included that last picture -- it helped me feel warmer!

Darla said...

Very nice photos here. Yeah, the shortest day of the year will be Saturday and winter will arrive on Sunday..........are you ready?

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shots of the sky.

Do check out my sky through a desert at:
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

- celine

Patricia said...

Very nice clouds! It really looks like a bear :)
clouds move fast but you capture them on time! beautiful!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
My blog

George Townboy said...

Great shots!!

Gramma L said...

Love the clouds. We are blessed to live in the south - so even in the winter we still get nice sunny even sometimes hot weather.

alicesg said...

Beautiful set of photos for SWF. SWF is indeed a very successful site. Well Done, Team SWF.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, FG... I like the first one... BUT-then again, I like that last one. Is it spring yet???? ha ha
Betsy

Paz said...

Thanks for the threat of more than one awesome sky photo.

paz

Leedra said...

It is so hard to believe it isn't winter yet. Feels like we should be through it by now.

Chrisss said...

Very beautiful photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Luke Wiley said...

Beautiful!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

I guess the spring skies are happier than the winter ones, but winter has it's own magic too!

Indrani said...

Wonderful cloud shots, different patterns and color.
Liked the series. :)

Stacey Huston said...

Sun... You have sun..?? Just kidding, it warmed up a bit the last couple days, but the wind is blowing COLD right now ,and the temps are supposed to drop again.. Love your sky... Have a wonderful weekend..

Pearl Maple said...

Nice collection of photos for sky watch friday, the play of light through the clouds is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your view with us all.

Pietro said...

A great description with images of the transformation of the sky.
Wonderful Sky Watch!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A beautiful post Tom. I am sure you are looking forward to those blue skies and sunshine days again. Not to worry, you are half way to them now so it is not long to go. :)

Naturegirl said...

Fishing Guy: I also prefer the beauty of the last two photos! Angry skies..I don't like!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are really nice. I guess that first one does look like a bear, doesn't it? :-)

Arija said...

Lovethe bear with the long snout!
Great skies in all of them.

Afanja said...

Great serie of clouds again.
Happy X-mas!

vincibene said...

Beautiful series! I love the atmosphere of the third photo.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

yes...that does look like a bear...i love to watch the clouds shift into different shapes...always enjoy it while we travel in the car.
lovely shots. have a good weekend.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Neat photos, Fishing Guy. Except for the actual cloud formations, your skies looked a lot like mine this past week -- hardly a place for the sun to show its face.

Thanks for your visit to my SWF post.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Reader Wil said...

Great series of changing skies, which you generously shared with us. Thank you so much! Thank you for your visit too.

Natural Moments said...

Look into the sky often has the effect of taking us somewhere else and into another world.

Geoff said...

Nice set of images. Great photos.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful series of piccies and then the reminder of summer. Love the tune this week too.

SandyCarlson said...

Summer always seems a lifetime ago at this point in the year. I wonder how that is. I am an oddball who loves the cold and mess of winter, but I wouldn't mind a balmy day on the boat about now, either.

Ruth said...

No skies are more beautiful than those seen when you are in a boat! I don't want to wish my life away, but look forward to summer.

Jack and Joann said...

FG, we all live in our photos and memories when the grey days of winter descend upon us. Hang in there. Spring will come. It always does. Lots of love to you and yours from Jack and I.

Lawstude said...

what else can i say? these are simply beautiful sky shots. happy holidays my dear friend.

Dewdrop said...

Beautiful collection of pics. What a nice escape!

RuneE said...

No winter? Lucky you!

poster said...

what a wonderful series!

Susie of Arabia said...

What beautiful robust clouds! I know you're missing the blue skies, but I'd give for a bit of cold weather right now!
Happy Holidays from Saudi Arabia!

Lew said...

I'll take the skies any time of the year! Yours with the sun going down is fabulous.

mirage2g said...

Whoa to the third foto!!!!!

Mike "Hawk" Huston said...

great picture of the clouds brother, hope all is well with you and yours this Christmas season .. Hawk a/ho