Friday, July 3, 2009

first skywatch of july


please click on photo for more detail



finally, we have been having some real hot summer weather. though it's still raining quite a bit in between the bursts of sunshine. in fact a lot of my potted plants have died of root rot from being over watered by all the rain. on the plus side, a neat side effect of all this unpredictable weather is some awesome evening skies. this one appeared right before a wicked thunderstorm blew in.

if you'd like to see some more beautiful skies from all around this planet, please go here.
I hope everyone has a long weekend starting today.

special thanks to klaus & his skywatch team, sandy, ivar, wren, fishing guy and louise

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shot! Does look a bit ominous in a beautiful way -- not sure that makes sense, but that's the first thing I thought of! Have a great weekend!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Wonderful shot!

Kanda Bhaji from Sinhgadh (AKA Sinhgad, Sinhagad, Sinhagadh)

asf said...

Love the layers of clouds of different shades.

Linnea W said...

Oh, I love skies like that and then you were lucky enough to have a thunderstorm! Lucky you!

nori said...

I've tried many times to get a nice picture of sky, but you know...

Beautiful picture you got!

Regina said...

What a nice sky.

Carol said...

Nice shot...I like the dark and light clouds together.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This photo looks like something that deserves to be painted!

bobbie said...

I see some Maurice Sendak sort of creatures in those clouds. Beautiful skies!

Janie said...

This is an awesome sky. I like how some of the clouds are lit from behind.

Daryl said...

Its such a dramatic sky .. low key but dramatic nonetheless

Reader Wil said...

Lily, that's a fantastic sky very beautiful! Happy fourth of July!

Jew Wishes said...

Lovely contrasts in the clouds.

Have a nice rest of the day.

mountain.mama said...

It sounds like summer weather everywhere has been unusual. We live in a desert but you'd never know it this year. Great clouds!

G.S. said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blogs and commenting. Just wanted you to know that I'm from Long Island originally myself (a Levitt house in Westbury) and one of your gift shop pictures, the Old Westbury pond, was one of the places of my childhood. Great to see it again! I like your blogs a lot and am bookmarking you. Happy 4th!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shot of a very beautiful sky.
SQ

Ian France said...

all i can say is... wow. what a beautiful shot! it looks like heaven smiled while you took the picture :)

Pietro said...

Lovely picture of a beautiful shaded sky!
Happy Sky Watch!

david zen-kennedy said...

Beautiful shot of an sunny but unsettled sky. . . it looks like it's getting ready to rain again. I think we've made it all the way through the day today (the fourth) without any rain. . . amazing!

I love the photo of Bigelow's. We'll have to visit sometime!

Grace Olsson said...

Hi Lily , here in Sweden was veryv ery hota, last week..Now, its raining so much.
And the sky here is very very beautiful..U saw it my photos.
graceolsson.com/blog