Six Word Story #14

IMG_6314

 

Sky-filled darkened clouds create dramatic expectation!

 

**********

On my walk last week.

Fascinating how looking to the west at one point sets the mood for something….that pause in the air.  What might happen!

And then 10 minutes further down the road.  I look toward the east, and it’s an entirely different light and mood.

 

IMG_6332

Advertisements

Sky and Earth Dance

img_0244

 

Dancing sun fingers,

Filtering through the thick clouds,

Lightly touch the earth.

 

********************

 

Driving along one of the country roads not far from my home two days ago, late afternoon, and I glanced to the left and saw these pretty sun rays.  I especially love it when the “fingers” of the sun rays are distinctly visible.  And then I have to spend a moment and take in this light show.

These days the sky always seems so much bigger and so vast than when I was younger, and you’d think I would have felt the vastness even more when I was smaller.  Every day I spend some time looking at the sky….and the clouds…..and the colours…..and the endless, always changing beauty in it.

 

 

 

Sun Rays

IMG_4499 (2)

 

With the setting sun,

Creating cloud silhouettes;

And rays fanning out.

 

********************

Two of my sons and I had scooted into the city yesterday evening to pick something up, and on our way home, we could see this sunset happening.  And we were all admiring the way the sun rays were highlighting the edges of the clouds – creating a silhouette effect -along with the blue, purple, and pink colours.

It is fascinating to see how the sun’s fading rays fan out perfectly and quite visibly….behind those clouds.  That’s quite a unique “show.”

 

 

 

 

Rainbow and Cloud Watching

IMG_1774

Last Tuesday there’d been a large grey cloud in the sky, followed by a good amount of rainfall.  Then the sun came out again, which always encourages the appearance of a rainbow!

First I saw the left arc of the rainbow and, then further along, I saw the right arc of the same rainbow…

IMG_1800

IMG_1820

The rainbow lasted for a good length of time and looked colourfully vivid.

 

*********************

Then I realized that I had forgotten something and had to turn back.  Good thing, too, as then I noticed the striking cloud formations on the left – so much detail! – I can see trees and animals all in that one cluster.  And if I look again, the image transforms into something else.  The dramatic effect of the sunlight and the different shades of dark and light blue….

 

IMG_1850

IMG_1853

I always love the perspective of seeing the size of cars and trucks, and actual trees, along the road in contrast to the vastness of the sky.

In this next photo, the clouds look so big!  As if they could crush those “little” trees and that hydro tower.

What swooping, flying creatures are these?  With fluffy lightness on top and for their snouts?

IMG_1879

 

********************

P.S.  Quite some time ago, as AJ and I talked about the clouds he posted and how we were both keen cloud watchers, at his request I promised him some cloud photos from around my home.

I am sorry for such a delay in having some photos to show you, AJ7alok .

 

 

Never The Same Show Twice

A sunset today;

Breath-taking, and notice it’s

All new tomorrow.

 

IMG_6834

This first photo was taken on March 12th….and….

IMG_6917

….this second one was taken on March 13th.

I find it endlessly fascinating how I can be on the same highway roughly around the same hour on two subsequent days, and the sunsets are equally spectacular and also uniquely different.

Variety comes with the cloud formations and other lesser seen atmospheric factors.

And how that can change the mood of those sky paintings!

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset over a Pond

178

A mixture of clouds,

Held in the sky and captured

Below in the pond.

*****************

There is a dairy farm down the road from us, and throughout the summer there is a good-sized pond along the one side of the pasture field where the cows spend the majority of their time grazing.

Last week as I was walking along, it was initially the setting sun that caught my eye and then how the sky “painting” was looking equally beautiful in the pond water reflection.

There are such different clouds in the sky, too – from a large bluish one on the right and then some wispy white ones toward the left, along with some bigger whiter ones that look as if they are “painted” with strokes going almost perpendicular to the blue one.  With those dark tree silhouettes, I was so impressed with this spectacular view.

Sunset over the quiet field

150

Good-bye says the sun,

As she slides behind the trees.

Trailing wispy clouds.

******************

There are those classic, much-loved sunset shots over a stretch of water, be it ocean or lake.  I love them, too, But I find those other ones….behind trees, mountains, over an icy open field, for example, the oh-so-many other variations…..to draw me in every time.  They are all so mesmerizing.  The colour show is never the same.  But it always touches my heart and soul.

On My Daily Walk….Yesterday

039 044

Yes, it’s become my daily walk and not necessarily always at the same time.  It can be mornings or early evenings (like in these photos I took from yesterday’s walk).  I started this new form of exercise in the first week of June and I plan on keeping it going, because it no longer feels like an exercise that I need to do as my goal….but more of a fun new activity that I look forward to and don’t want to miss doing and now can’t imagine NOT doing – hahaha!

Primarily, I walk along two country roads, the bigger one being paved.  There are uphill and downhill parts on both of them, so that adds a bit of “extra work” as well.

I was loving the sunshine on my face and arms as I walked along at my usual good, comfortable, steady pace.  And as I was facing homeward bound again, that’s when I paid more attention to the clouds in the sky and really noticed that darker cloud.  I liked that “heavier” looking cloud that still somehow seems to be so light in the sky.  And I liked how the rows in the field showed up distinctly.  So, I stopped and took a few pictures.  Interesting isn’t it, when you look just a smidge to the right, which is the next picture in sequence…and even though the dark cloud is still in the sky to the left (outside of the frame), you wouldn’t know or think it was there just looking at the second picture.  All the clouds are white, and the sky is blue.

064

This third picture I took going closer to the edge of the left side of the road, mostly because I love the sight of these grasses with the lighter beige tufts that always invite me to fan my hand over their softness…..as well as run my hands through the soft ferny ground cover right at the edge of the sandy shoulder, running along the right edge of those taller grasses.  Adds some tactile exploration….and fun!

From time to time occasional birds – red-winged blackbirds and sparrows and bobolinks and mourning doves, among others – briefly perch along the hydro lines, and we check each other out.

Interestingly, every walk is never quite the same….different clouds, occasional rain sprinkles or little “showers,” total cloudiness, breezes or barely breezy, and the haying in certain fields, and the slowly growing taller of the corn crops in other fields.

Sure is peaceful and calm.