Friday, February 22, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - February 22nd

I love the "technicolor" of this picture. The western clearing shone brightly on the ominous clouds that had passed over us just moments before, lighting up the field stubble and trees in a surreal golden hue.

To the southeast, white low-lying clouds danced angrily in a misty swirl; an impressive show that eventually dissipated into harmless blue.
Moments later I turned to face the glorious horizon as clouds parted in a shimmering curtain call.

A show of nature, at its best.

34 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

No shortage of heaven in your world!

dot said...

Wow! Especially on that first one. Great shots!

Lilli & Nevada said...

You have some very beautiful photos there, I too love the first one but they are all great

John said...

I love the way bright sunshine contrasts the darkness of clouds in and after a storm. It's as if the rain clears the way for a brighter sun.
Beautiful pictures, Lori!

McSwain said...

Wow, I love the color on that first shot as well! Your pictures are always so vivid, whether of beautiful landscapes or gorgeous kids. They always lift my spirits.

Ida said...

Lovely shots.
The colours in number one is special and very beautiful! :)

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful photos, but the first is fantastic.

quintarantino said...

Just amazing the landscape on the first photo ...

Andrea said...

I think the first picture is the most beautiful sky watch picture I have seen today. Lovely. Love the colors.

Juliana RW said...

Excelent! I love the first photo, like painting :D

My SWF #4

picturing of life said...

OMG you have nice sky in your country :D I also like the first one.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A pleasure to see and read... I think I said much the same last week but you have a great style with your writing.

gaz said...

beautiful post - both the words and images.

Garden Angel said...

Wonderful post!

martie said...

The photos are so wonderful. I really like the first one. But the second one is cool too. I guess I can't decide.

Maybe you should consider selling some of your photos to make extra money. Your shots are much better than some professionals I've seen.

Hugs

DeeMom said...

super pictures

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hi ooow what a storm clouds!
This is a great skywatch, I love the colours thanks.

Watch the DUTCH sky on my blog,
Greetings JoAnn from Holland

Anita said...

I have always loved the colors of stubble fields against sky, even more - ripe wheat against the pale, hot sky of summer... This one reminds me of my home, here in Kansas...

marcia said...

that first one is so unique

daryl e said...

NICE really really nice .. I love the way the sun is bursting off the horizon

Carole said...

These are all terrific, but the first one is astonishing. Your commentary is every bit as interesting and artistic as your shots.

Yolanda said...

These are so pretty. I love the light on the first one.

John-Michael said...

All of that magnificence ... and "No Batteries Required." ... no log-on necessary ... served up in perfection. Isn't Life grand!

Well done! Thank you for this moment.

Petunia said...

All three great shots. but i love the first one!

Misty Dawn said...

WOW! Those photos are absolutely stunning! I have no words for this post other than 'spectacular'!

Eduardo P.L. said...

Great shots!

ellen b said...

Oh these photos are glorious!

granmal said...

These are beautiful. I love the golden/blue tones of the first picture. Breath taking!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Gosh, such beautiful photos, in fact your entire blog is very nice. You have such a talent for taking pictures...

Mike said...

Fabulous shots, all of them.

Andrée said...

Awesome and Awesome! What a sequence of photos. It is really stunning.

david mcmahon said...

The tones on that first shot are wonderful. Wow!

Blessed son of the King said...

Hi Lori,

I love your photography. It takes such patience and perfect timing to get such wonderful, beautiful shots.
Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog.
Glancing through those who have left comments here on your blog, lead me to believe that you may have found your way to my blog through Ame's blog. ;)
-- Blessings!

kansasrose said...

Hi! Your photos are absolutely stunning. I notice that on many Kansan blogs there are beautiful sky pictures. We seem to be drawn to look up! :) You certainly have some gorgeous ones...I found you through Anita's blog. I am a lifelong Kansan too! I live near Salina. I've enjoyed reading your blog. Your writing is honest and heartfelt...God Bless Jenny