Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday


These were the skies over my head on Monday as I stood in my back yard.
The tiger grass blew gently in the wind as it stretched toward the sky.

(Click on the badge at the top of my post to see more sky views from all around the world.
I'm posting this even earlier than normal because Blogger has a lot of issues today and I've had problems loading images for days. This will be a 'miracle post' if it works! ;)

67 comments:

Rose said...

I wondered if you were still having problems. I had to do some errands and when I came home, I clicked on new post, and it finally has the right time and date.

Glad you got your post up...I really like them both but especially the top one.

Picturing of Life said...

great angle to take your sky shot

Please drop at my SWF post also: in HERE. Thanks

Dewdrop said...

Your favorite storm chaser?! Wow. Thanks. Am I the only one you know...? tee hee.

I love that second picture. The colors are awesome and terrific perspective.

Tabib said...

Lovely blue sky landscape shots, both are good.

Bradley Myers said...

Good skty watch and what a great thing to see through your window, he is a beautiful buck.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm beginning to think your backyard is AMAZING! Happy Sky Watch!

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots. I love the tiger grass.

Yen said...

I really like the angle on the second shot!~ Perfection! Mine is here. See you there!~ Happy SWF!~

JunieRose2005 said...

Well, it worked!!!


What a beautiful and unusual sky watch picture! Both are pretty but I just love that bottom one with the tall grass!

(I will probably get mine up late today!)



Junie

Arija said...

Nice skywatch shots, did you get grass seeds in your shirt as you took the second?

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful pictures,number two is perfect!

Klaus said...

Love those whispy skies. And the view out of your window, too! How cool is that?
Cheers, Klaus

Photo Cache said...

Second shot is amazing. Love those grasses anyway.

Tommy V said...

nice sky watch photo

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful shots, particularly the second one!

Louise said...

Beautiful, but especially the seonc one. Love that grass in front of the sky!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Such beautiful photos... the second one is so serene... good job.
Have a nice weekend!
~Michele J~
Mountain Retreat

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Carletta
Two beautiful views from you this week... excellent sky watch post.

I want to thank you for all your visits and kind comments... you are certainly one nice lady... :O)

Carver said...

Hi Carletta, I thought I'd come back here and answer your question about the water tower advertising Lucky Strike cigarettes. The tobacco companies are gone from Durham, NC but the area where they had their plants and warehouses has been reclaimed for mixed use with a water park in the middle, stores, radio station, and companies. But it's called the American Tobacco Campus and they keep the towers and even lucky strike smoke stack as a nod to the the history of the area. It is kind of odd but there is no denying that tobacco was once a big industry in the area. I'm glad they are gone but like what has been done in the area.

vincibene said...

Beautiful pictures! I like the second picture with the tiger grass.
I also had much difficulties with blogger today.

Titania said...

Louise did you sing when you admired your morning sky, beautiful. I love the grass gently waving to the sky! Lovely SW pictures.

Leora said...

Such a pretty backyard! I have to get in a car and travel for miles to see a scene like that one.

Love the grassy photo with the sky behind.

Neal said...

I just love that bottom picture! You are very talented!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful sky through the tiger grass. Here we call it zebra grass.

Luiz Ramos said...

How poetry. Beautiful backyard shot.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely sky and beautiful BUCk yu had visiting I hope he stays away from hunters :) not that i am against good venison stew :D

Reluctantfarmchik said...

The "whispiness" of the clouds matches the grass. Such a pretty contrast. Great shot - thanks for sharing!

ellen b said...

Hi Carletta!
Wonderful shots I really like the one through the tiger grass...

Leedra said...

It worked, like the grass photo, because it is so unusual.

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Really nice! There is a good feel to these!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Both of these are pretty photos, but I particularly like the one with the tiger grass. Well done, Carletta.

Dianne said...

the tiger grass is beautiful, so delicate

Kerslyn said...

nice shots. i like the 2nd photo more. the colors are really beautiful.

napaboaniya said...

I'm liking the one with Tiger grass against the sky!
I never knew the name of that grass. Thanks for sharing the name of it :)

dot said...

Very nice shots! I especially like the second one of the tall grass.

piedmontperspective said...

Both are beautiful shots, Carletta! I like the lighting in the first picture and the mountains peeking through the trees. Great angle on the second photo.

Raven said...

Glad the miracle happened these are beautiful. I especially love the tiger grass photo. Just gorgeous.

Scotty Graham said...

I like your tiger grass shot, Carleta...

Cheers,

Scotty

Janice Thomson said...

Love, love the perspective in the grass and sky shot - just awesome Carletta.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

very pretty tiger grass shot

Angie said...

Glad you managed to get this up as it is really beautiful.BTW,I've had some problems myself with my posts to SW.Perhaps blogger is playing silly beggars!

babooshka said...

Like both but the bottom one grabbed me that grass gently lilting.

Becky and Gary said...

I guess it worked. I just love that shot of the grass and the clouds!
We didn't get a frost after all, but it is close. 36ยบ. It won't be long before we do..
Happy SWF.

Dirk said...

Nice skies again. I 'rolled' through your blog and like the 'old' pictures of your youth, gorgeous. I found it a great idea, will also begin to search old pictures, I will use them on my blog when I become fifty in oktober. Thanks for the idea!

Eddie D. said...

Great combo...the one through the grass is especially nice.

George Townboy said...

Very nice miracle!! Love them both, but I find the tiger grass poetic.

Craver Vii said...

I especially like that tiger grass. I want to take a sky picture from that low angle, but nothing has turned out good for me yet.

storyteller said...

What a lovely view you have. I love the perspective of the second photo today! Mine’s up finally at Sacred Ruminations this morning.
Hugs and blessings,

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Carletta

Marvelous shots!
Well done.
Have a nice weekend

Santilli

Quiet Paths said...

Tiger grass in the breeze - I love that photo.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Really cool Sky shots today and you did a good job through the grass.

quilly said...

Love the Tiger Grass shot! I miss Sky Watch. I still take the appropriate photos, but I can't play because I don't have time to reciprocate to all the wonderful responders.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful sky--wonderful backyard. I love grasses, I just got a new one Panicum varigatum "Shenandoah". It is burgandy. Lovely. MB

Minkydo said...

Beautiful. I especially love the second shot.

Jan said...

Carletta, I especially love the sky seen thru the Tiger Grass. Wonderful perspective. Great Sky Watch.

The Texican said...

That second photo is a work of art Carletta. I really like it best. Pappy

~Deb said...

Totally brought my blood pressure down a few notches- which I needed today! Gorgeous shots! I didn't think anyone else appreciated photos of the sky.

Thanks for this! :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Very nice images!

Anndi said...

The tiger grass shot is absolutely beautiful!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lovely shots, especially the grass

John said...

Great shots!

George Townboy said...

I stopped by for another look. Nice Sky Watch, too.

nina said...

Yep, a miracle.

Such a soft look to the grass with wispy clouds behind. I can almost feel it!

becky voyles said...

I love the bottom one the best, Carletta.

Lilli & Nevada said...

there are all nice photos but i really love this last one. what a great shot

chanpheng said...

I love the grass against the sky.

I couldn't do SWF last week but posted some rainbow pictures as well as the boat racing in Salavan. My post is over here

tr3nta said...

The second one is a great shot...