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, March 05, 2009

Cuckoo for CoCoRaHS!!

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Please visit Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Louise and Fishing Guy, the team for SKY WATCH FRIDAY (click the word to link and participate!) Thanks to Dot and Tom, who were instrumental in the success of this blogging event. You should definitely come fly with us! In honor of a perfect weekend, I am posting a picture of an amazing sunset taken from a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Just enough haze enabled me to capture the sun in the shot as a large ball of fire disappearing into the Gulf.Above the clouds pictured here was an amazingly placed altocumulus stratiformis field, which reflected the sun beautifully. It doesn't get much better than that, you know? God is awesome!

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.

How priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men
find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.

For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

Continue your love to those who know you,
your righteousness to the upright in heart.

May the foot of the proud not come against me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
~Psalm 36:5-11
Well, after the monster storm, temperatures have raced upward once again. We are looking at 70° weather after having dealt with snow as far south as about 40 miles north of me on Sunday. Of course, that doesn't touch the approaching 100° temperatures they are experiencing in Texas, combined with extremely low relative humidity and significant wind, the fire danger grows dramatically. Here, I awoke to a sheet of glistening frost on my lawn, but temperatures will climb quickly from a low 30's to about 70°, nothing like a nice warming trend to get your blood moving again, which will serve to bring things back to "normal" for us.
Speaking of relatively low humidity and warming trends, rain just about did not happen anywhere on the eastern United States, according to CoCoRaHS (CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) data maps. In line with the excitement of NCAA's March Madness, CoCoRaHS has a little March Madness recruitment drive of their own. How many CoCoRaHS volunteers can I recruit for Georgia...? Well, let's see. Please, check out the CoCoRaHS website, read about what they are all about and how you can help. Become a volunteer today! Tell them Dewdrop sent you! I'm cuckoo for CoCoRaHS!

Have a GREAT day!
~Dewdrop

49 comments:

  1. Great shot, Dew! I'll be posting my SWF post a little later. It definitely looks like we are shaping up for a h-o-t summer this year in North Texas. Yippee. Chasing prospects are looking slim-to-none as the season approaches. I'm mainly concerned about moisture return and nuclear capping inversions, but I guess we'll wait and see.

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  2. Oh spectacular photos, both of them! Is that you in the pic?

    Darn, I lost the privilege of being the first in line again :(

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Thanks, Rick!

    Ken, a lot of people are concerned about the season. I hope to get out there this year, but I am not after a dud-year chase.

    Photo cache, Yep, me and my wonderful gtb under an amazing mackerel sky.

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  4. Love the two-tone orange sun, like Halloween candy corn, only round!!

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  5. Deborah Godin3/05/2009 2:21 PM

    p.s. I have been "stuck" on Like a Hurricane for days. What a great song! Have you heard the version on the Unplugged album, with the old pump organ? It sounds just like a hymn.

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  6. Awesome photograph, it is just fantastic.

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  7. The sunset is exactly what everyone wants to see when they are at the ocean. Spectacular!!

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  8. Excellent shots as always, I too took some great shots in Mexico, I'll have to post them soon.

    Have a great weekend!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  9. Awesome shots! Great warm colors!

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  10. Great shot !
    I love the sunset.
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  11. That is an amazing sunset...very beautiful...

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  12. The orange sky is magnificent! So the snow missed you? You must be far south in Georgia!

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  13. Really love your sunset, and the pic with the bible verse just made this a great post.

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  14. Looks like God was bouncing the golden orb on the horizon. The more one delves into naturea, the more awesome it becomes.
    A wonderful sunset.

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  15. Wow! Now that's a sunset! Beautiful!
    Cute pic of you and groomie!

    By the way, I didn't use a tripod with my moon shot - it was pure serendipity!

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  16. You are so right, it doesn't get much better than that. Absolutely glorious shot.

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  17. Those colours just magnificent and as always you just learn so much about the sky here.

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  18. GORGEOUS!!! I love it, very romantic and just sweet.

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  19. Both photos are amazing. I love the colors in the first one.

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  20. Stunning color! Well caught, Miss Dew!:)

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  21. Hello

    A comment of yours at the blog of P-TER brought me to here and I found a lot a awesome shots!

    I will surely return to your spot.

    Greetings

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  22. Dewd - you rock on, girl! Love the sunset. Love the picture of you and someone too! Have a great weekend!

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  23. Nice, nice, nice - the bright orange feels warm right through the screen. And I admire your timing - the sun looks like it's floating above the sea, in the air.

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  24. Beautiful shot, lovely verse.

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  25. Were you in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach? I'll remember your self-portrait technique, you look amazing with the clouds behind you.

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  26. Sunset or Sunrise always a great moment of nature!

    Marvelous colors also.

    Luiz

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  27. Both wonderful shots, love the second one, especially the angle.

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  28. absolutely breathtaking pics there!!!

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  29. Beautiful sunset. The second picture is awesome, too! The clouds look like they are moving toward both of you.

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  30. Awesome shot! Just beautiful.

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  31. Awesome shot! Just beautiful.

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  32. Great pictures! The first one make me think that the sun sky is in fire - but the wather will put it out when the sun goes down in it :)

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  33. Both pictures are gorgeous!

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  34. What a lovely sunset.
    Thanks for sharing this one, because we haven't seen the sun here for some weeks.
    Have good weekend!

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  35. Absolutely beautiful photos!

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  36. Dew: That was a great capture of a sky only the maker of heaven and earth can paint.

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  37. Both these images are wonderful!
    The clouds behind you two are amazing~

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  38. This is simply beautiful and the Psalm so aptly chosen!

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  39. Great composed images both.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  40. Thanks to everyone for the kind compliments for the shot I took on my awesome Valentine's do-over! It was an incredible sunset off the Gulf shores of Cedar Key, FL.

    Deborah, candy corn. lol! I see it though. You are like a hurricane, there's calm in your eyes... and I'm getting blown away... I heard that song for the very first time when I was on my first date with my wonderful gtb.

    Louise, We were so blessed to experience it!

    YEGTG, I'm as far south in Georgia as you can get!

    imac and B², glad you appreciated that!

    Arija, Truly awesome!

    bitingmidge, God's graffiti

    Carletta, WOW! No tripod. Wow!

    Gerrit, Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by. Visit anytime!

    Deirdre, My very special someone.

    PJ, Thanks! We love that shot!

    Jan, hope your sun has come out! I was glad to share mine in the meantime!

    Fishing Guy, Amen!

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