Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving skies in the desert

The cloud show started the day before Thanksgiving. I just happened to be outside right before sunset and the sky was an ever changing canvas of cloud, color and light. The palms and Cyprus were great silhouettes against the sky.




Each direction held a new color palette.



To the south it was as though the light and dark were colliding in the sky.

I could see rain streaks in the distance when I looked to the west.



Looking North to the Catalina Mountains, the storm clouds seemed to be just rolling in.


The clouds are a dark lid on the sky in my view to the West.




It was raining when I woke up on Thanksgiving morning and stepping outside this was my view. A dark heavily clouded day, with a darker shelf of storm clouds. The lone black bird flying across the cloudy sky was a surprise when I viewed the pictures.


It rained off and on yesterday, and then again last night but this morning the sky is blue and the sun is shining brightly. There are still clouds in the distance but they are a distant thought. The second sunflower decided the sun was back to stay and unfurled her beauty this morning.


Wishes of peace and thankfulness to all...
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5 comments:

Guy D said...

All those shots are top knotch, especially the third from the last. Beautiful

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Such beautiful color in all your photos! And the last one is like sunshine!

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
~Lisa
New Mexico

Patty said...

Very pretty!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

great shots...my favorite has to be the first :)

TCKK said...

What beautiful skies and a beautiful yellow flower!!