Sunday, August 4, 2013

'Twixt storm and sunset

The weather today was a mixed bag of alternating blue sky with puffy (a very scientific term) white clouds drifting by and dark angry clouds which threatened but didn't deliver a deluge. As time came for the sun to close out another day the question was which would prevail.

Turns out we had both - to the northwest the sun put on another spectacle after storm clouds, illuminated by the setting sun, moved gradually to the southwest. Luckily for yours truly the storm stayed to the west so I could capture both events.

I'll save the sunset shots for another time; here are some of the storm. [while there were no winds I could see blowing the storm south, you can listen to Neil Young sing about it by clicking on the link below the last photo]








20 comments:

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, very spectacular pictures. Well done, you did a good job. Love the last picture. :) Thanks for sharing the song.

Best regards. Take care.

Stephanie said...

Nice dramatic skies!

MARTY said...

bonjour Rick! il passe over your head
fantastic clouds ! I love les nuages,
éphémères and so beautiful ! tes images are wonderful et impressionnantes !
je wish you un merveilleux sunday
and send you many french bisous over la mer !!

Lisa Buben said...

Wow Rick, awesome shots of those clouds on the move!

Linda said...

Absolutely amazing, Rick! Gorgeous series of photos.

S. Etole said...

The colors in the last one are striking.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are amazing shots.

Lisa Gordon said...

Rick, these are incredible!
You have captured Mother nature so beautifully.
I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

P.S. Getting real chilly for August, here in NY. :-(

What Karen Sees said...

Lovely skies. When we lived in New Zealand for 18 months, I don't think I've every seen such beautiful, cloud patterns.

Helma said...

Prachtige wolkenluchten Rick en de zwart/wit serie is dan ook prachtig geworden. Toch vind ik je laatste foto in kleur wel de mooiste :-)
Groetjes, Helma

Helma said...

Vind je het handiger als ik in het Engels reageer of kan ik dat gewoon in het Nederlands blijven doen???

MastHoliday said...

Indeed, glorious shots of the clouds!

imac said...

Great music, while a scroll down to see all that I had missed, One Beautiful Blog and pics again my friend.

Sky, babies And sunsets just wonderful,

darlin said...

Puffy is a very scientific word in my opinion, without this word how would we be able to explain how a marshmallow looks when you try to cook it in the microwave? ;-) Cheryl did that again last time she was over just to show her bf! lol

The clouds are so beautiful, even if they are ominous, (how's that word? lol) thankfully you never got the downpour that often accompanies these types of clouds. Northern Alberta sure got a lot of rain this year, I can't even imagine how high the hay prices are going to be this year, some farmers are still haying which is hard to fathom at this time of year.

Phenomenal shots, love the B&W.

Bente said...

Very spectacular pictures!

Best regards

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful! So fun catching up on your blog.

Betty Manousos said...

love your dramatic skies!
what a spectacular!
:))

Katherine said...

If you could ask anyone who knows me well, they'll tell you that I love cloud watching. I love clouds in any shape or form. Puffy & fluffy are some of my faves. As a fellow cloud appreciator, I really love these pics Rick.

Leslie said...

That final shot is incredibly beautiful. Looks like a painting...

teca said...

Wonderful shots, honey! And the Neil Young's song is outstanding! Thank you!!! You're lovely! ;)

Hugs and lots of beijos.