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Thursday, July 7, 2011

small stones and skywatching

This awesome view was taken from the motorcycle as we were heading home along the Mississippi. The sunset seemed to have a Gypsy's life of its own behind us which I tried to capture in spite of our speed. More captures @ Skywatch Friday.



Listening to the Brubeck Quartet today playing Take Five for possibly the hundredth time I relived the 1960's in just under five minutes. A perfectly smooth small stone skipping across the river.

31 comments:

Carver said...

I love the movement in that colorful sky.

Sylvia K said...

The perfect way to end the day! I, too, love the movement in the sky! Terrific capture for the day, Noni!

Sylvia

Liz said...

Simply beautiful. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Gary said...

Great sky!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

uberrhund said...

Beautiful capture of that Gypsy Sunset following you down the highway.
I love Dave Brubeck's music, it is the kind of thing I listen to while I write,Vince Guaraldi too!

Jane said...

It seems you endure perils of your own in order to get a photo :-) Taking photos on a fast moving motorcycle sounds precarious. But the shot is great, the movement makes it something very different.

EG Wow said...

Amazing that you were able to keep your hand so steady on the back of a motorcycle. :)

Ha! My word verification is SKIES

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try to take photos from a moving motorcycle!

PLANETS HURTLING THROUGH THE SKY

Planets hurtling through the sky,
Can you tell me one thing: Why
Are you intent on fleeing
Far from human sight and seeing?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sky Over Zacatecas

Snap said...

I LOVE Dave Brubek. Gorgeous sky! Wonderful small stone.

Beacon said...

You sure get a wonderful view from the back of that bike.

mrsnesbitt said...

You can't beat a sunset or any scene from the back of the motorbike?

Ms. Becky said...

that sky is magnificent. and thanks for the trip down memory lane with the Dave. two thumbs up!!!

Dee said...

Love the pink tones in the sunset.

Wanda said...

What a delightful sky....I agree with Sylvia...what a lovely way to end the day.

nancy said...

Gorgeous capture despite the rush. :)

raf said...

Love the post, Noni and a beautiful capture from the bike! I too, have shared many an hour with Brubeck and Getz. Thanks for the listen.

Arija said...

Thank you so much Noni. Boy did that take me back. Both my daughter and eldest granddaughter play sax.,
daughter plays tenor but granddaughter plays all of them. I love to listen to them jamming.
Great sky, love that flash of rose madder.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful sunset-the color is outstanding. What a treat to see this as you rode along on your motorcycle. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous sky!

My Sky Watch, have a happy weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A romantic sky! Like a final wave!

jeannette said...

I love jazz from that era! I would be too frantic to take a pic trying to balance myself AND the camera!

ladyfi said...

Lovely sky!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous colors in your view of the sky, thanks for sharing with SWF

Wren said...

I'm impressed that you could take this photo from a moving motorcycle. Beautiful sky.

And of course, Take 5 is one of the greatest pieces, let alone jazz pieces, of all time.

jabblog said...

Stunning sky! You must have a very steady hand - well done:-)

Judy said...

I think you did a great job with the sunset! Even managed to get a sliver of reflection, too!

whatandysees said...

Mmmmmm?..... I assume you were a passenger?....:)

Fiery sunset!... just love those.....:)

(still don't get the Zamboni?)

Pietro said...

Wonderful sunset, Noni, I feel the speed through the picture!
Nice video too.
Happy Sunday!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous sunset and colorful sky. happy skywatching!

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Noni, I just found the link you sent - Cheese and Crackers - while cleaning out my inbox. how I missed that I just don't know, but maybe it was meant to be saved until now, because it rings my heart-bell this morning. your writing is wonderfully descriptive and I'm happy that you "keep your grandfather's image wrapped in the cooler drawer of your heart". thanks for such a generous gift on this Saturday morning. I hope you have a fun weekend.

Owlfarmer said...

I'm terribly impressed that you could get a picture like that from a motorcycle (especially if you're old enough to remember the '60s!)--and thanks for the Brubeck bit. Always a favorite.