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Thursday, August 25, 2011

summer skies

Green calm below, blue quietness above. John Greenleaf Whittier



Minnesota farm roads and ominous clouds--a skywatcher's dream! More beautiful skies to see at Skywatch Friday.

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely skies and cloud formations, Noni! Marvelous captures and I do love the birds! Happy SWF! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Daryl said...

little birds sitting on a wire ... I am sure there's a song in that somewhere ...

Ms. Becky said...

whoa, these clouds are a cloud-dreamers wonder. you caught some winners here. I love the rolling drama. and the view of the countryside too. happy SWF to you Noni. I hope you have a really fantastic weekend with your daughter!!!

Liz said...

Beautiful skies! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

FM said...

Cute birds on a wire! Love your shots.

Gary said...

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

chubskulit said...

Such beautiful captures!

<a href="http://www.mycountryroads.com/2011/08/lion-or-pig.htmlMy Skywatch</a>, have a great weekend ahead!

Martha Z said...

Spectacular sky and I love the swallows! Perched or flying they look so graceful.

whatandysees said...

Minnesota skies look cool Noni! but angry too!... if that was here we'd be waiting for rain!....:(

Carver said...

The birds almost look like clothes pins and the cloud formations in the last two shots are fantastic. Happy skywatching.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the birds and the clouds. Nice.

clairz said...

I love the lines in these three photos, down, across, and up!

LauraX said...

soooooo beautiful Noni!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Are those barn swallows on the wire?

A MAN WHO LOOKED UP AT THE SKY

A man who looked up at the sky
Saw ravens and clouds flying by.
He had to look up,
The sky filled his cup—
He’s my kind of sky-watching guy!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Pearl Harbor sky

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images. The landscape is very nice.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful countryside, Noni - loved the first shot of the wire sitters and contemplators.

Gattina said...

The last one looks rather scary !

Padharo Rajasthan said...

This is so beautiful and lovely !! This is great ! Thanks for sharing !!

Padharo Rajasthan

Pearl Maple said...

Fun collection of photos to be celebrating Sky Watching, thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier

Alexander said...

Beautiful birds. Good shot.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Caroline said...

I love the pic of the birds on the wire. Have a great weekend!

Laloofah said...

What lovely summer skies and scenery! So tranquil and languid. Makes me want to take a leisurely stroll down a country lane, and then find a soft, shady spot under a big old tree and study the shapes of the clouds till I dozed off!

Dang, I don't have that kind of day planned at all! But at least your photos gave me a few minutes of virtual laziness! :-)

(That morning glory photo off to the right is gorgeous!)

forgetmenot said...

Lovely skies--can't beat blue skies and white clouds. That last shot is a great one. Have a nice weekend. Mickie ;)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos, especially I like the first one.

Regards!

Jackie said...

Lovely cloud formations, and I love the shot of the Swallows. I had a shot of Housemartins and swallows lining up on the wires in my blog last week. They will be leaving our shores soon.

EG Wow said...

Love the clouds forming over Minnesota in these shots. They sure make gorgeous photos.

raf said...

Ah, the open road and skies like those rest so easy on the mind.