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, July 02, 2009

Beautiful skies and not so beautiful skies

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! I am busy busy with stimulus yuck, so I might not get a chance to say hi. Please don't take offense. Our hosts: Klaus Sandy Ivar 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!This is the sky a year ago. I just happened upon this "ranch" in time to capture this charming shot. This year, nothing like this around here... Don't get me wrong, yesterday's sky was incredible... not unlike something I've seen before, but it was astoundingly beautiful. It was covered in blankets of altocumulus clouds. Amongst that, cirrus clouds swooped in, as if stamped randomly on the sky. I will see if I can find something similar, because in very atypical dew-likeness... I neglected to take a shot. (Aghast!) I was gazing up, truly in awe, but I never snapped a shot. (WHAT?!) I must be coming down with something. OK, so the shot I have is not exactly like yesterday's sky, but it is similar.

So, what's in weather today??? Well, the ridiculous ridge has finally settled down some, which has eased up some of those outrageous high temps we've been seeing, and it has freed up the pattern in New England, over the past 24 hours, they have been inundated with heavy rains and some wind. The rain has come in such hard and fast amounts that flooding is a big concern. In fact, flash flood warnings are currently in place. A slight chance for severe weather is in place. If they can get enough of a break in cloud cover, sufficient instability could develop, which would allow for the severe stuff. We shall see. Today is my fake Friday, so I will leave you with this... my favorite excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit...

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

-- by Margery Williams, from The Velveteen Rabbit --
Have a great day!


  1. Well, they're both gorgeous and very artistic, that's another thing they have in common!!

  2. a good thursday to you :)
    wonderful report as always and i liked that capture of the water tower:)
    thank goodness we did not get the winds and hail that were forecast last evening up the road in staunton and beyond. outrageous and unpredictable weather in our parts.
    have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Interesting post again.Your photo´s are really good!Great skies.
    Happy SWF!

  4. Fabulous shots! Really gorgeous skies! Happy SWF!

  5. I like both of these sky shots so much. Very creative and beautiful. Happy skywatching.

  6. Love the sky pictures you have posted, you can feel the weather in the first.
    I fell in love with the Velveteen dearly loved write up.
    Have a good weekend Dew Drop and be safe.

  7. Will take a time to get the sence of this words.

    Thanks for a Friday Sky.


  8. Dew Drop, I just left that CT rain behind and headed back to Tucson for the Monsoon! I love that quote from the Velveteen Rabbit. It brought tears to my eyes. I needed to hear that today. Love that first shot!

  9. How lucky to have great structures to frame your sky photos with. Thanks for adding to the interest in Sky Watch Friday.

  10. Those first 2 images are brilliant, you definitely have an eye for photography.

    Have a great weekend
    Regina In Pictures

  11. Great report and photos :) Happy Skywatch.

  12. Great composition of the first photo! Love the cloud formation!

  13. Weare under storm warnings and likeyhood of flash flooding.... but as I write this the weather is still very hot and sticky... if we are lucky we might get a bit of lightening to take a shot of.. but it's unlikely.
    Hope you are both well...
    Mines Here

  14. Two great sky shot...both beautiful...

  15. Great post wonderful photos!

  16. Great shot. I love the colours and the patterns in the clouds.

  17. Lovely shots. I love that part of The Velveteen Rabbit too.

  18. i should say that those are very artistic...lovely shots

    Happy skywatching

    Lots of luv,

  19. Hello. Another glorious skies. Great shots.

  20. Goodness, are you coming down with the dreaded oink oink?
    I remember that great ranch shot from last year, I was still new to blogging then.
    Love your conglomerate clouds anyway.

  21. Great post and BEAUTIFUL photo's!!
    Happy 4th of July weekend to you and your family!!

  22. Hi Dew.. I was glad you called by to see mine.. I took them from my back door... I just looked up.. saw the view and turned on my heals for the camera... I'm glad you liked them and how strange we had similar skies.. anytime you want to take a picture from any of my post do so... you have my blessing. Tom

  23. Great photos!! Hope the stimulus-yuck goes by quickly for you!

  24. Beautiful photo! And beautiful clouds on your input above :)


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