The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15



Thursday, November 06, 2008

Everytime I Dew that thing I Dew!!

Sky Watch "Friday" time, ALREADY???!! Please visit Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Louise and Fishing Guy's SKY WATCH BLOG to participate in Sky Watch Fridays, which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Dot, the mother of this fabulous blogging event, was really onto something when she brainstormed this baby!!! And a huge thank you to newly "retired" Tom, the one who brought the concept to full bloom. It is so fascinating to see skies from all over the world!!! This week, in light of one of the searches the resulted in complete Dew-ness, I decided to show, in fact, what a Dewdrop looks like in autumn down her in my neck of the woods...

I feel that a SWF post about dew is long over-dew. Anyways... dew is formed when a warmed surface is radiationally cooled and the moisture in the air condenses, much like when you get condensation on the outside of a glass of an iced beverage. Warm air is quickly cooled and the moisture vapor is condensed into its liquid form. In the case of the outdoors, it rests on grass, leaves and so forth, and this condensed moisture is called dew. Now, depending on the temperature it is cooled to, the dew could freeze, which would then be called frost (in my case, a dewdropcicle). For more information about Dew, feel free to check out this link.

Aside from that, tropically, we now have a quite beautiful Tropical Storm Paloma, having gained Tropical Storm status early this morning and then continuing to strengthen and organize throughout this morning. Based on satellite presentation alone, I would guess that Tropical Storm Paloma is on course for rapid intensification to a hurricane prior to a landfall in Cuba. You can click on the image to the left to view the loop. The forecast discussion mentions the chance of southwesterly shear having an impact, but they are still forecasting a category 2 hurricane at landfall.It is late in the season, but here she is anyway... must be a fashion statement.

As for severe weather, yesterday's round of severe weather produced a lot of sizable hail and damaging winds, but there were no reported tornadoes. I saw some really great shots of lowerings in the clouds on TWC this morning, but nothing more... Today, a slight risk exists as the tail of that powerful low pressure system sweeps its tail through Louisiana and eastern Texas. The quite impressive low is tearing things up with wind and hail on the eastern side while the western side of that circulation is dealing with a ferocious blizzard, which has generated more than 30" of snow in the Dakotas. Brrr... Oh and, I don't think I have mentioned anything about the coastal low off the Atlantic coast, which has been dropping flooding rains on the Carolina coast for a couple of days now. As for here... NOTHING.

Update 3:45PM

400 PM EST THU NOV 06 2008...
PALOMA STILL STRENGTHENING...
Have a great day!
~Dewdrop

53 comments:

  1. Don't tell me I'm the first commenter today, yay! Love the soft colors and of course the dew.

    Happy weekend.

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  2. Thanks for pointing out the little dew drop. :)

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  3. Are you sure that isn't bird "dew"? LOL!! Sorry, I couldn't resist! :-) Nice pics as always. Maybe I'll check out this Skywatch Friday thing. Sounds like fun!

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  4. Oooh - you did silhouette shots this week too! But you got a dewdrop - showoff!! :-)

    What an awesome shot - LOVE IT!!

    Happy SWF.

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  5. You dewed a nice jof on the dew.
    Great photo.

    Troy and Martha

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  6. Great photo's. Very informative post.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Take care

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  7. Beautiful dewdrop shot and good info.

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  8. Very Nice Photos. Happy SWF!

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  9. Wow, you're really wringing (snort snort) every possible pun out of "dew" this week!! It's all good, I'm addicted to puns myself. And that photo of the delicate little drop is just lovely. I don't know how you dew it...

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  10. Your photo is beautiful, and I was just thinking about dew/frost this morning, because we rarely have any! It is so dry here, and I love not getting my feet wet walking outside on a summer morning, but I am MISSING some good frost photos!

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  11. It is dew-riffic that you captured a dew drop. Good sky watch Friday post.

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  12. Dew: I dew love this post, very neat and a great sky photo.
    I would like to say that the photo on the opening looks like either a 'Jurasic Park' dinosaur (in honor of Michael Crichten) or from 'The Grinch Who Stole Christmas'. Cloud shapes do inspire me.

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  13. What a cute little dew drop :) Happy Skywatch!

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  14. Oh no! I was hoping hurricane season was over.

    Nice description of dew, Dewdrop. ;-)

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  15. Great pictures,and the dewdrop completes it all :-)

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  16. Well captured and thank you for such a lovely picture.

    There is a folk lore here says, that if you collect the dew drops early in the morning on 1st May and bath your face in them, then some one special will become known to you on the same day.

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  17. Great shots. Love the dewdrop.
    :-)

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  18. Cute dewdrop. Have meteorological day.

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  19. A fascinating post and great photos

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  20. Dew tell!:) Interesting info about the formation of dew, and I loved the tiny drop in your photo.

    Your pyrocumulous cloud shot on SWF today is awesome, Ms. Dew!

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  21. Witty title along with the wonderful photos! I dew see a dew!

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  22. Another great post and I loved the way you showed us the dew drop. Fun and cool shots.

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  23. Great shot. Dew love the dew drop.

    Shraon

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  24. Nice colors and dew drop. :-))

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  25. storm cloud...a beauty and sometimes may be deadly. Morning from HK.

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  26. Uh! Dew! Dewlicious! So that's how you look like! ;)
    Cheers, Klaus

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  27. Beautiful and I love the up close view as well.

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  28. NEAT BLOG

    I need to revisit to take it all in

    Great post

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  29. WOnderful photos! Love the dew drop! Its been in the upper 70 's here all week... and the colors are amazing this year!
    Happy SWF!~
    Laura

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  30. Nice shot and great source of the weather forecast. TC

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  31. I just love it -- especially your little superimposed arrow pointing to the dewdrop!! Great stuff.

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  32. Love it too! so so nice! happy skywatching!

    My Skywatch

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  33. Absolutely love the gentle colours, and the dewdrop!

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  34. nice pic have good weekend

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  35. WOW! And you capture a dewdrop! Perfect! :D

    Mine's, HERE. If you get a chance:)
    Happy SWF!

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  36. Fascinating ..and the way you have captured the dew...im a novice here

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  37. Thanks for the dewey info, I liked it very much. And the arrow pointing is great!!!

    Happy Skywatching!

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  38. I have lived with a meteorologist for 50 years but still find you descriptions most interesting. Lovely photo as well.

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  39. Thank you for showing us the nice picture, and for pointing out the dewdrop. Wow!

    - celine
    http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

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  40. Soft warm tones and a precious little dewdrop. That was so sweet. A always it's the writing that realy pouts the flesh on the bones of the terrific photos

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  41. Love the subtle changes in colour tones! And the dewdrop is the extra touch of magic!

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  42. Your intro is excellent and like you this 'dewdrop' is a stunner...
    Hope you are well my friend.

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  43. Great shots!
    Have a nice weekend.

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  44. nice shots! have a wonderful weekend!

    :-Daryl

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  45. I really like the colors in your dewdrop photos. Lovely. :)

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  46. I love dewdrops on plants thank you for explanation!

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  47. Amazing shots and informations!

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  48. I would have missed the dew drop if you hadn't pointed it out.

    I love your posts and pictures, they are always so informative!

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  49. Lovely! Wow! I wouldn't have noticed the dewdrop if you hadn't pointed it out!

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  50. mmm, those peaches and dewdrop like your blogname. I'm here from other skywatchers blogs. I'm a photographer thinking of joining. For now, I'm feasting my eyes on *wonderful* photos.

    Saw your post at the top. Hope that hurricane does no damage... Sounds like your sis lives near there? hope she and her family are ok. The wonders of nature are terrific to photograph but the devastation it can bring, chills me.

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  51. You know folks, I am so sorry to have never responded to all these wonderful and kind comments. With all my computer trouble and so forth, I just never got to it, but that doesn't mean that they meant any less to me. I very much appreciate all the wonderful compliments and encouragement offered by my bloggerific friends! I appreciate your kind words about my passion, my pictures and the intros on the SWF page. You guys are my inspiration! Thanks so much!

    Thanks also for enduring my cheesyness in all my puns regarding my nickname... lol Sorry Deborah... hee hee.

    Steve, What am I going to dew with you?! You should definitely check out SWF. It's terrific!

    Deirdre, Aren't silhouettes awesome?! I can't believe you called me a showoff... lol :OP

    Louise, I'll be sure to post any frost shots if I get them.

    Fishing guy, Jurasic Park?! or the Grinch?! lol

    YEGTG, Almost...

    Bowledover, I'll have to dew a dew bath on May 1st... I like it when special people become known to me... I think I have the most special people already accounted for though...

    Colin, A meteorological day?! LOVE IT!

    Klaus, You make me laugh!!!

    DeeMom, Stop by anytime. You're always welcome!

    gen/entry, better than TWC?

    Bobbie and Sara, glad you liked that. I worked hard on that....

    Arija, wow! That's a huge compliment!

    Tom, I've missed you so... hope you're well.

    gel, I highly recommend you join! It's awesome!!! My "sis" was just dealing with potential for snow. Major hurricane Paloma hit Cuba... eek.

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