Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sky Watch Friday # 58

Sky Watch Friday with the new format. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

I always like back-lit clouds and enjoyed these over my Ohio Buckeye Tree. The Direct TV Blimp came over our back yard and I got this photo with my wife's camera. It must have been in the area for work or it was a brand new one out for a test ride. It looks like a study of blue on blue. I'm glad the green tree was there.
I saw this helicopter going over the neighborhood and had to capture a shot in the sky.
There are a lot of great skies for you to visit.

48 comments:

Texas Travelers said...

Nice swf post.

I always smile when your masthead first appears and the deer is licking her chops at the great feast.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Kewl sky views ;--)
I don't know that I've ever SEEN a Direct TV blimp.
Hugs and blessings,

SaraG said...

Lots of busy skies in your neck of the woods!!
All very beautiful photo's!!
Take care and Happy SWF

Carol said...

Nice shots...I like your backlit clouds...I've not seen that blimp in our part of Ohio...I love your header shot!

Anne said...

Great and funny too :-))

Luiz Ramos said...

Nature and technology in your sky.
Beautiful.
Luiz Ramos

JOE TODD said...

Sorry I didn't have my skywatch posted when you visited earlier. I usually think of Akron,Ohio when it comes to Blimps.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great sky pictures, Tom... I love seeing your clouds/sky above that beautiful trees. AND--since we have DirecTV, I'm sure we helped pay for that blimp. ha ha

Love your new header...
Betsy

Barb said...

Fishing Guy - Tell the truth - were the people in the blimp and the helicopter out to photograph you? Maybe you were on the evening news. That blimp hanging over the tree is just awesome.
PS Your header is great!

EcoRover said...

As Fishing Guy you probably know this: not exactly sporting, but you can put a couple of handfuls of buckeyes in a burlap sack, smash them up good, weight the bag with rocks, and sink in the local fishing hole. The buckeyes have a neurotoxin that paralyzes the fish, and you just scoop them up from the tailout. The Indians fished this way. Of course, no one would ever do such a thing today. Not even kids growing up in the Alleghenies. Nope. Never.

Petunia said...

You hade a full days job to take pictures for SWF;)
Nice job as well!

Petunia

Dewdrop said...

Great shots!

Photo Cache said...

Love the blimp image. Have a great day.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmmm. I'm wondering why these aircraft are surveying your property. ;-) Yes, I'm only kidding.

I agree that back-lit clouds are very pretty indeed.

Pearl Maple said...

You are so right, backlighting brings up lots of little details in the clouds.

How cool to see a blimp.
Happy Sky Watch Friday!

imac said...

Tripping well in Skywatch Tom, beautiful.

Come take a trip with me on the London Eye.

Gaelyn said...

With all this looking up into the sky I'm surprised you don't trip and all down. I really like that first shot best. What does the DirectTV blimp do, send down waves of channels?

J Bar said...

Good shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lanny said...

We had lovely blue sky today also!

Sylvia K said...

I love your back-lit clouds, Tom! I got one of those yesterday while in Texas! Nothing like nature and technology! Great shots, as always!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia
http://sylviafromoverthehill.blogspot.com/

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Nice Sky Watch Post FG! The first picture is my favorite...and what is with all the blimps in your area? lol :) Happy Friday!
NLSM

Janie said...

You've had a lot of sky activity this wekk. all of it interesting and good for photos. Love you deer header.

TCKK said...

I love the blimp and helicopter photos!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. I'm always up for blimps or helicopters.

TSannie said...

Hey there! Not been around for a while! And I'm with you on back-lit clouds. Love your new header...the deer not so much!

Pietro said...

Very attractive sky in the first picture, Tom!
Beautiful Sky Watch post.

Alexander said...

Interesting coverage and lovely skies. Maybe Direct TV was spying. :P lol.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Luke Wiley said...

I'm a dish network guy. But it is a nice blimp.

jennifer said...

I have a photo of a blimp - why didn't I think of using that? Very cool photos.

Regina said...

Nice skies and shots!

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely sky, especially that first picture!

Eric said...

Great post, love the balloon picture very much, well done!!

Have a nice SWF

chrome3d said...

You have perhaps had the blimp before and it always makes me smile, I don´t know why. Maybe it´s that word blimp. Can´t help it.

SandyCarlson said...

You have interesting aircraft in your sky. Always good! Thanks.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Helicopters, blimps...kind of a busy area you choose to stay in Tom. :)

SaraG said...

Hi Tom,
I am glad you liked the wren pics I sent you!! I am loving the fox picture you sent me. I look at it every day here at work!! It is just beautiful!!

Sreddy Yen said...

Hey~! The first photo is an attractive shot of the sky. I've got to say that your header is so cute :o)

George said...

Thanks for sharing these great sky photos with us. The sky over your house is always interesting.

Jan K. said...

Wonderful series again.
I specially like the picture of the blimp, because we don't see the too many overhere.
Enjoy your weekend.

Tina said...

Jeeze that blimb looks like it's going to hit your tree!! How cool was that to look up and see that monster!!
Your skies sure are busy these days..what next??

Tricia said...

what a cool shot w/ the clouds & rays shining down! directv blimp is strange - we never see things like that around here, i guess cuz it's such a small town

happy swf!

Lorac said...

The clouds have a tiny tinge of purple to them! Is that blimp manned? I love your heading pic. She looks so happy with herself!

Quilly Unshuttered said...

I always enjoy backlit clouds, too. I fancy I can see silverlinings. ;)

How cool to be so close to a blimp! They could have hooked up your satellite dish from there!

Greyscale Territory said...

Lo ve how you included some temporary intruders in your skies! I have never seen a TV Blimp! Interesting set of photos!

Tipper said...

Nice skies!!

Louise said...

I love backlit clouds, too. They always make sure a nice play of light and dark. We have all kinds of helicopters all the time, but I'm jealous of the blimp.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

I have never seen a blimp like that ever before. I seen them on TV around football games and on photos like yours and stuff but never in real life... it's quite the advertising gimmick, isn't it!??!

Your header photo is terrific. I love it!

Jenn Jilks said...

Great photos. I have seen many helicopters, too. Usually not good news.
Great flowers.
Great posts!