Friday, August 21, 2009

Watching the Skies on Friday

(We interrupt your previously scheduled programming of pirates and Sprittles and castaways to bring you this important announcement.)

Today I'm participating in Sky Watch Friday. You can take a gander at skies from Malaysia to Michigan, Timbuktu to Texas, by clicking here.

In the meantime, this is a view of the sky outside my window in our western Pennsylvania part of the Frozen North, presented as a public service for my friends back in Texas, where it is really hot and dry.(have I told you how hot and dry it is in Texas?) I thought they might appreciate a reminder of what rain looks like so that when it finally shows up again down there they won't be wondering what it is. (L--If I could put this in a box and send it to you I would. Honest.)

It came from the west one afternoon...


...and then it moved on,


leaving this behind:


I love the sky! And I hope it rains in Central Texas real soon.


JOE TODD said...

Great sequence of photos. The 2nd photo is my favorite.. Did you leave your heart in Texas?

JAS-- said...

Yes,once a Texan always a Texan. We hope to retire "back home" in a few.

john said...

Beautiful shots. I like all three.

Eric said...

Wow, the "second one is in 1 word "fantastic"

Have a nice SWF

JAS-- said...

Confession time. The first and second photos were given a little boost with Photoshop (increasing detail, contrast, highlight a tad.) But we do have some spectacular sky over our field.

NW Nature Nut said...

Love the second photo. The colors are wonderful!

Lorac said...

I see your corn is doing as well as ours here! LOL Nice shots!

SandyCarlson said...

The moving on was especially stunning!

(The Shackleford horse book would be well worth getting a look at. The writing and the photos are just wonderful.)

L said...

I just loved your sky photos. If we had just a tenth of your recent rain, I would bet our pond will be filled up in a Texas minute! (That's sort of like a NY minute, only with a drawl.) --- L

J Bar said...

Some great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

uberrhund said...

We in Southern California thank you for the rain photos as well!
I am visiting rainy Skywatch photos to remember what rain looks like!
Those are beautiful heavy clouds.