Saturday, March 14, 2015

An eye on the sky






In late afternoon, the sky was equal parts threatening and beautiful. There were storms in the area but it didn't rain at my house. It was raining nearby, though; you could see the rain falling in the distance, gray fingers uncurling, reaching down, lifting again as they passed. The sky was dark in some places and mostly clear in others, with bright sun peeking through every now and then. The sky felt smaller than usual, insulated. The shadows were long, the light filtered and dappled, changing by the minute. The mountain was almost always in shadow but occasionally it lit up in small patches. The air was chilly, smelling faintly of rain. The clouds shifted and parted, the showers passed. The sun set; eventually the evening was clear, swaths of stars replacing brooding clouds, the peaceful end to a dramatic show. I never get tired of the sky show, never ever.

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful sky photos. It does look menacing, glad the storm didn't follow.

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  2. I would never tire of that view either x

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  3. You described it so beautifully too, great photos.

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  4. Great photos, Jennifer! :o)

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  5. Lovely scene...but those clouds! Ominous.

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  6. What a beautiful picture you paint with your words. I'm a sky watcher as well, so much drama and power. It can be breathtaking. CJ xx

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  7. As I read I was thinking could you smell it? And then you said you could. Petrichor, the smell after rain, is one of my favourite words :)

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  8. Jennifer you have a gift for both photography and words. A beautiful post.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. Lovely and your description beautiful.....here we often see very dark storms approaching but they seem to go around our town and impact other areas...I also look to the sky often ☺

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  10. I can see the sky changing, thank you for sharing xx

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  11. Beautiful sky! I never tire of watching the changes either, Jennifer. My dad particularly enjoyed keeping track of the weather and watching the sky. I posted a photo of a lenticular cloud my youngest son Tim took when hiking near Mt. Hood last week. They are so dramatic and fun to spot! Thanks for posting xx

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  12. You have such deep blue sky there. We have lighter blue sky here -- I guess the more moisture in the sky the lighter blue it is. You sky show was fab! Thanks for sharing it. We're having our "old normal" Oregon weather.. grey drizzly stuff.. cold too. Back to a coat *AND* a hat and my shawl. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Beautifully written Jennifer! And such outstanding photographs!! Wishing you more of the same this weekend! Nicole xoxo

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  14. Beautiful sky photos and lovely words. I love threatening skies - there's something so cosy about being safe at home watching them. My 92 year old neighbour is a sky watcher too - she used to be a meteorologist during the war and still has a fascination for clouds. x

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  15. I love that type of show in the sky !! great pics!! Have a lovely sunday !

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  16. Wonderful shots of the sky Jennifer. Storms often pass us by here too, and I love to watch the sky. I think that is why we have always lived in elevated locations, where we get a good view. Happy Sunday.

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  17. I love the clouds, here in Florida we get some incredible ones. Have a great Sunday.
    Meredith

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  18. Beautiful photos, gorgeous words. It's a very particular kind of light as it sits between rain and sunshine, stunning! Katie c

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  19. What a beautiful post, photos and words. Have a lovely week Jennifer. x

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  20. Beautiful words, wonderful pictures. I am not suprised you could never tire of that view, I would love it to be visible from my house too :)

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  21. Very cool pics of the clouds! I love watching the changes in the sky too...clouds, no clouds, night, day, in-between, but storms are the best.

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  22. Well, neither would I, with a view like that. I hope there are some good sky views at the new house. I love it when the sun shines really brightly but the clouds are heavy, grey and leaden - the contrast is so dramatic. x

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  23. A beautiful meld of words and images. I too love the everchanging nature of the sky.

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  24. Very atmospheric photographs, and evocative description x

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  25. Stunning pictures Jen...stunning! xoxox Jen

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