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.
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.
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.”
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…
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….
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?
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 .
A sunset today;
Breath-taking, and notice it’s
All new tomorrow.
This first photo was taken on March 12th….and….
….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!
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.
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.