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 05, 2009

Hurricane Ida arrives in the Caribbean

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Welcome all sky fans!!! I truly appreciate your visit and comments. I might not have time to respond to you, but I will try my best to visit!!!

Our hosts: Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

Thanks, also,to Dot and Tom, who were instrumental in the success of this blogging event. You should definitely come fly with us!Well, with all the beautiful skies I've been having lately, it surprises me that I didn't have any current pics that I haven't already shared, so I hit the archive. This is a wonderful winter sunset back from 2007. There are several things about this image that I really love. 1. The color, the golden amber glow was a wonderful way to end the workday. 2. The way the sun appears as a brilliant ball of fire, close enough to reach out and touch. 3. The way it appears to be melting the sky beneath with is golden yellow whirling below and the coral flash wafting above. 4. The golden glowing rim of cloud... telling me some clouds have a golden lining. 5. The way the light of the setting sun hits the contrail in the upper left of the shot, glowing brilliantly back at the beaming sun. 6. The trees showing their vulnerability as they lay barren against the cold winter, awaiting with eagerness, the newness that arrives in spring.

Lo and behold, we've got the 3rd hurricane of the Atlantic Basin's 2009 season. Yes, you read that correctly, here we are November 5th, and we are just on number 3. Can you name them? The first made landfall in Newfoundland, and actually took the life of a little girl in Maine, and that was Hurricane Bill (what a name!). The other was Hurricane Fred. Remember that one? No? Well, he hung out around the Cape Verde Islands, but he did not make landfall. Both reached major hurricane status during their lives. Now, we have Hurricane Ida. She formed off the coast of Nicaragua, and has (as of the most recent advisory) made landfall in that treacherous mountainous country, Nicaragua. When Hurricane Ida emerges on the other side, she is expected to gain strength over water... and then emerge into the Gulf of Mexico. All Gulf coast interests should be keeping their eyes on Ida. We will plan an intercept if she makes it up during next weekend. It's too far out to know how the models will hold up. What the models are saying...

Have a blessed day!
~Dewdrop

37 comments:

  1. Amazing colours :) Great SW-post :)

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  2. gorgeous colours......

    Gill in Canada

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  3. Fantastic gold colors and all the different shades of color! Superb capture!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Beautiful sky..nice capture

    Eaglesbrother

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  5. Amber glow is a beautiful description for this pretty sky.

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  6. That is an extraordinary color, intense and almost fruity, for winter!

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  7. That orange sky is amazing. Great post.

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  8. Beautiful sunset ... looks like the sky is on fire !!!

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  9. Great shot Dewdrop, I understand that November is a time for the odd hurricane around that area.

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  10. Beautiful golden sky! We had a similar sunset last February. And what a difference a year makes in the tropical storms that reach the USA! The Florida insurance industry must be doing well this year.

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  11. Great shot! Amazing colours.

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  12. Nice capture. Lots of golds showing up this week.

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  13. what a gorgeous picture of the sun!! Beautiful colors too!!! Happy SkyWatch =)

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  14. Stunning colors and sky. Great photo for skywatch.

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  15. Beautiful winter sunset!

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  16. very warm! lovely colors!

    happy weekend and happy skywatching!

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  17. Dew: That is a wonderful capture, congrats on being the #1 link.

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  18. Stunning sunset! I hope Miss Ida calms down and you have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. so beautiful! The glow is just so radiant. We've been having typhoons every week! Stay safe there.

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  20. Great golden sky colours

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  21. A truly beautiful sunset.

    PS> No problem managing time, I don't go out to photograph,I just carry my camera where ever I go and the pictures come to me....

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  22. hope your skies stay as beautiful as in this vibrant photo!

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  23. Great photo dewdrop and you landed the #1 spot this week.

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  24. Just spent a week in southern Florida had great weather. In driving thru Georgia started to change about Atlanta... You have a great state

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  25. Just spent a week in southern Florida had great weather. In driving thru Georgia started to change about Atlanta... You have a great state

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  26. Beautiful sky!!

    Happy Friday.

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  27. Beautiful beyond compare, my friend.

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  28. Good grief, I'm not sure there is anything I can add to your commentary of things I love! The color would have to be my favorite, however. That's my favorite color of sunset.

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  29. Oh Wow....this is a beautiful shot! It is truly gorgeous and amazing!

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  30. I'm surprised to see you showing sun instead of clouds, Dewdrop! :) I couldn't name all three hurricanes. but I remembered Bill, because that's my dad's name and we enjoyed teasing him about all the damage he caused.

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  31. amazing....so golden...mine is up too!

    btw, I would like to ask a favor if you could help us vote for my daughter…if you have time….your help is much appreciated….thanks!

    * Please Vote for Akesha
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  32. Glorious colours! My first visit and I like the weather info, thanks!

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  33. You said it all about your lovely sunset photo! It is so beautiful. The sky looks like caramel--almost edible!

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