Saturday, 12 September 2009

Skies




The farmhouse faces North to South, so that our sitting room and bedroom look over to the South and get sun for most of the day, whereas out dining room faces due North and gets no sun at all. But the windows I love most of all are our kitchen windows, which face to the West and therefore get the very best of the skies. This is especially true at this time of the year when our skies can be spectacular as the sun goes down. This week has been no exception. But catching them on a simple digital camera is another matter.
The two skies in the photographs were skies on Thursday and Friday of this week. The photographs were taken at more or less the same time, give or take five minutes. In reality the red sky at night (shepherd's delight!) was much redder and the mist was much mistier but I think the photographs just go to show that no two nights are ever the same. The sky as I write this is just a rather boring pale yellow - nothing spectacular at all. It seems to me that the more angry cloud there is about the better chance there is of spectacle.
Have a good weekend everyone!

14 comments:

Heather said...

Beautiful skies Weaver. We had a lovely sunset yesterday after a glorious day, but I was busy in the kitchen and didn't catch it in time for a photo. Another glorious day today but no colourful sunset.

Cloudia said...

An "awesome" sky at top, Weaver!
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ewix said...

You know what a sucker I am for looking at skies!
These were so wonderful.

steven said...

hello weaver, skies are like people that way aren't they weaver!!! these are both beautiful - you're very fortunate to have such an uncluttered view, and across fields no less!!! have a lovely evening in the dale. steven

Pondside said...

Sunrise and sunset - the coming and the going - they've always been such inspiration. Here on the island we're the last to see the sun set over Canada - it's marvelous to see it disappear into the ocean.

Denise said...

Both beautiful though, what an amazing view.

Amy said...

I love sunrise and sunset photos - lovely!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Beautiful evening skies. You have a gorgeous view!

angryparsnip said...

Lovely photos... Beautiful skies.

I agree the digital camera is easy to use but the depth of photo is not quite the same.
I have been taking lots of cloud and sky photos and they never quite look the same. So easy to download though.

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

While skies never look as awesome as when seen through the naked eye, it's wonderful to be able to capture a facsimile so that we might enjoy them over and over. You have a lovely view, very peaceful and serene.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I find your comment on how the sky changes day to day most intriguing. Perhaps why we keep looking? I like the red sky.

Professor A B Yaffle said...

I too have always been fascinated by the ever changing moods of the sky, particularly at dawn and dusk, when they are at their most spectacular.
I think we fail at times to understand that apart from the natural beauty, it was our earliest method of weather forecasting. Especially for those working at sea or on the land, whereby their lives and livelihoods depended on keen observation.

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful sky shots Weaver. Nothing like a sunset to inspire one.

Golden West said...

A beautiful sunset is a wonderful way to end a day. I'm so glad no two are ever the same!