Thursday, September 17, 2009

This week's ever changing skies



A soft and gentle sunset


with sweetly changing pastel colors


calms my spirit.


We had a huge thunderstorm Monday night with blinding lightening bolts and ear shattering thunder.  The next morning we had thick fog just like in the northwest.


After the storm we got our prize.


Sunshine lighting up the hills with rainbow kisses.


Another storm last night was less dramatic but left everything fresh and clean this morning.


"The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and moon keep their diary."
--Alfred Kreymborg

I like to think that I'm helping the sun and moon keep their diary too.  I'm not alone.  To view other sky diaries check out Sky Watch Friday.

31 comments:

Regina said...

Great skies and photos.

Susan at Stony River said...

Wow! I love it when a storm comes through -- the after bit most. LOL These are wonderful photos!

Gaelyn said...

Great series of how the sky can entertain us with it's ever changing appearance. After rain quelches the earth and fog blankets the land the reward is a rainbow. I love how the air smells after a good rain, so sweet and clear of polution. Excellent post and captures.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous example of beautiful, ever changing skies! And you've captured it all so beautifully!

Happy SWF!

Sylvia

Bill S. said...

oh, the beauties of the western skies. I love your post about the changing skies and love the smell and sound of rain in the early fall.
Thanks.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! So dramatic!

Tess said...

Man, you've gotten some great shots recently! The sunset pics are so gorgeous. And I love the mist pictures too, mist is so rare around here that I always love to see it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love it when the skies are constantly changing. That's one thing I like about Ontario (where I live). We rarely have the same skies two days in a row. You've taken an impressive series of photos.

Daryl said...

Nice shots

Sunny said...

Absolutely lovely. I love the piggie weathervane!
Sunny :)

Tufa Girl said...

Mark Twain? Wait a few minutes and the weather will change. Nice.

Diane AZ said...

Hi, I love the rainbow and the one with the pig weathervane. I had never heard that Kreymborg quote before...beautiful!

Tricia said...

What cool photos! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shots of the sunshine lighting up the hills! That's awesome!

P-TER said...

Great sky's!
Beautiful pictures ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

Torsdag said...

Great sky watch post.
Hartmut

Jenn Jilks said...

Such a prize! I haven't seen a rainbow in awhile.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skies and photos.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a contrast from the blue and the peaches through the rainstorm and on to a rainbow.

Pam said...

What an amazing collection of sky shots, they are all beautiful...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Loran... You have it all in these photos... I love smelling the earth after a storm. It's just so clean. The rainbow is marvelous!!!! Actually--all of the pictures are. Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

Janie said...

I like the idea of a sky diary.
Beautiful shots. I especially like the foggy mountains and the rainbow.

magiceye said...

lovely captures all!

diane said...

Fabulous shots of storm and afterwards. The sun on the hills is magic.

clairz said...

Stunning photos, lovely words. What a lovely (seems like too soft of a word to describe it) place you live in.

Eaglesbrother said...

Great shots...so much like our scenery here in the NC Mountains..even the early morning heavy fog after a shower.

Bob
aka Eaglesbrother

J said...

See any leprechauns? (sorry, I can't help myself!) I'm amazed again by the dramatic variety in your skies!

George said...

I really like your sky pictures. Great captures of our ever-changing sky.

Denise said...

These are truly beautiful skies!

SandyCarlson said...

Your views are gorgeous.

Linda said...

It would be lovely just to take photos of the sky every day and have a sky diary. Like chrome3d at 'Cloudbusting' http://chrome3d.blogspot.com/

Your prize at the end of the storm is stunning. What a variety of weather - you must be wondering what on earth next. Snow I suppose ;-)