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 19, 2009

Blue skies smiling at me

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!

Since I am still reveling in the excitement of our weekend trip, getting lost, I have decided to re-share some of my favorite sky shots from the adventure.This shot was taken along the shores of Orange Beach, AL, where my wonderful groom and I found ourselves after letting fate decide our course.

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Revelation 7:17
The photograph captured above is of a man attached to a motorized fan and a parachute. I decided that they were called paracopters, but I don't know the official name. It was beautiful weather, a slight chill in the air, just after Ida pressed through, leaving a dry cool air mass in her wake. Perhaps, some of you have experienced the intense blue sky that occurs after a tropical system passes through. It's what happens when a great deal of moisture is snatched away (pulled into the tropical system and away), generally leaving a mostly cloudless sky. A few cirrus clouds were scattered about for good measure. It made for some striking sunsets on both Friday and Saturday.... and since we drove west for both nights, we had front row seats for the main event! To read about how we GOT LOST, click on the link.
The sunlit sky appears blue because air scatters short-wavelength light more than longer wavelengths. Since blue light is at the short wavelength end of the visible spectrum, it is more strongly scattered in the atmosphere than long wavelength red light. The result is that the human eye perceives blue when looking toward parts of the sky other than the sun.
Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies do I see
Blue birds singing a song
Nothing but blue skies from now on.

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurryin' by
When you're in love, my how they fly
"Blue Skies"
Eva Cassidy
Wishing you smiling blue skies.


  1. Great post, love all the photos. I had to smile when you wrote about letting fate decide your course...right under the photo of the paracopter guy...I thought OMG, is that the two of them up there!! Then I scrolled down - whew! Great old song, too!

  2. Great post and very beautiful photo´s again!I wish I could see finally a blue sky again....we have here only constant grey sky already since some weeks!
    Have a nice weekend!

  3. Beautiful photos! What a thrilling flight that must be! How I'd love to be up there!

  4. Oh, what a terrific post and gorgeous photos! I love it! Wish I was up there, too! Closest I've come is in an air balloon and that was fabulous! Sounds as though it was an exciting weekend! Many good wishes to you both!



  5. Wonderful photos from a beautiful day and trip!
    I guess that you had a great time!

    Have a happy weekend! :)

  6. Outstanding as always!!! Love that first pic.

    All the best
    Regina In Pictures

  7. Looks like you two had a great trip. As for that guy in the sky, I would not do that!

  8. Love every shot in this post. Everyone has a different focal point. Very interesting too!

    Have a nice weekend.

    Alex's World! -

  9. Sweet captures! I like them all!

  10. Dew: I must say that is a special capture in the sky, I was trying to get one the other day and electric wires kept fighting me. I like the final photo very much.

  11. Love the paracopter, I think it's a great name for that type of flight. Nice sunset, too.

  12. For a moment there my heart stood still as i thought that was you hanging in nothingness in front of the blazing sun...whew! Thank goodnes you cleared that up.
    Lovely shots from your honeymoon with fab. sunset colours.

  13. The sunset is gorgeous, but the second shot of the powered paraglider is superb!

  14. thanks for wishing us blue skies... they have been quite infrequent lately. It looks like you had a wonderful time and the weather was lovely for you. The last image is wonderful.

  15. WOW, Dew-riffic!!!

    Great shots, the last one is a strong compo, very good colors, done a great job!!!

    Eric, Holland

  16. That's a very clear, blue sky. Nice choice for skywatch!

  17. Wow! I don't know which I like better Dew...the paracopter or the brilliant hues of the striking sunset. Beautiful shots both. Congrats on your big day!!! Sounds like your trip was memorable! (the photos surely are!)

  18. Beautiful! I've never experienced the blue after a storm like that. I'm intrigued!

  19. Great post and photos, the last sunset is my favorite. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Best wishes to you and your groom.

  20. It was very interesting for me to read that blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

  21. the last pic was truly a lovely shot. thanks for sharing.

  22. i admire the picture at the some time i want to run and hide from the thought of that. very scary.

    I love eva cassidy, too. my favorite is her version of "wonderful world"


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