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Friday, May 30, 2008

Stop--look--and listen

I took this last week on a perfect, clear-as-a-bell late spring day. The leaves had morphed from their baby soft chartreuse into their true state: green, shiny, challenging the wind.

The sky was perfectly blue with a wisp of a cloud here and there. But this cloud drew my eyes away from all the splendor because it reminded me of a funnel cloud.

On Monday a very strong tornado ravaged an area just a few miles north of us in the farmland of Hugo and Blaine. It left eerie, and in some cases, total devastation in its rickrack path.

These colors combined reminded me of a beautiful flag of sorts--green and white on a blue background.

See more sky or to join in at SkyWatch Friday , hosted by the intrepid Tom.

Happy Friday!

31 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

A beautiful spring sky! Look out for "them tornaters" though...this is the season. :)

quinttarantino said...

This is a very nice and colourful photo!

Beatriz' suitcase contents said...

Happy Friday to you too!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog today!

This is very beautiful and reminds me to go outside and enjoy the day!

Inkivääri said...

Beautiful colours, have a nice weekend:)

Marianne said...

What a beautiful blue blue sky!

Anne-Berit said...

Such beautiful colours on your picture,love it!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice to see the trees painting the sky with white.

For The People said...

Great Skywatch Pic!

Judy said...

Beautiful sky photo. I'm glad you didn't get hit by the tornado.

Tommy V said...

nice skywatch

Petunia said...

I love the spring sky:)
Petunia's SWF

reader Wil said...

It's a surprisingly lucky moment to get a chance to take a photo like that. Beautiful! Thank you for your visit and your kind words on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Darcy said...

A very beautiful sw picture!

bobbie said...

What a lovely day and beautiful sky. And such contrast to the tornado!

Anemone said...

Realy nice sky and picture.

Nice weekend to you, from Anne in the middle of Norway,

Ida said...

Beautiful! :)

teabird said...

I love the way the cloud connects the tree and sky - lovely!

Snap Catch said...

perfect one for SWF! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Dina said...

Your cloud really is strange. The video you linked to is frightening. Thank heaven you were spared.

Daniel J Santos said...

Great sky watch, great picture.

Annie said...

Fab pic. It looks like the spirit of the tree is leaping upward into the sky.

raf said...

I like your sw photo and lovely description, Nonizamboni.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shot. Very nice colors too:)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautifully framed and captured..

Granny Smith said...

The word verification for this comment is CISAW, which I interpret as "See, I saw" which could be Mary Anne's slogan. You do seem to see with perceptive and artistic eyes in this photo and always.

BTW I'm collecting strange word verification letter combinations. I intend to write a humorous article someday - that illusive someday.

John said...

Awesome shot!

Carole said...

This is such a pretty shot!

Catherine said...

Like the green frame of leaves for you sky. How lucky you were to get this cloud appearing.

chrome3d said...

Good colours. I liked this a lot.

evlahos said...

wonderful sky, very beautiful colors