Thursday, April 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Clouds

These are some of my favorite cloud images from the past week. As we were getting ready for a late afternoon walk, Chris noticed these clouds pointing to our rooftop.
It's fun when clouds appear to be relating to a scene. The clouds in the image below seemed to be echoing the mountain and botanical shapes of the desert.
Chris said it looked as if the clouds were showing sounds coming from the bird atop the cactus, reminiscent of Snoopy's friend, Woodstock speaking.
This one looked to me like an owl flying out of Sabino Canyon.
And at dusk, walking towards the visitor center, I imagined a giant crab reaching out from the valley below.
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37 comments:

indicaspecies said...

Yes, these clouds are indeed relating to the scenes described. Lovely series of pictures.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos to celebrate Sky Watch Friday. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Merisi said...

Beautiful skies!

Are these flowers of the Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja) in the second picture?

Diane C. said...

Hi Merisi, The flowers in the second picture are ocotillo, thanks for asking!

Anne said...

:-))) the first house i think have a Poltergeist inside!! Funny sky

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The desert sure is pretty this time of year!

deedee said...

I think that crab escaped from Harrahs and is heading south to Tucson :) (just kidding) Friday and Saturday are their seafood buffets nights.

BC Doan said...

Absolutely beautiful sky, and clouds! What a great capture!

kden said...

Those are really amazing. I could truly see what you were describing. Thanks for the fun shots.

ms426d said...

What fun way to view a lovely sky!

B Squared said...

Nice clouds and commentary.

Martha said...

Those are great sky shots Diane, and the bird does remind me of Woodstock.

Will said...

Awesome photos of the clouds. Great skywatch photos!

Phoenix C. said...

I love the one with the 'sound waves' coming from the bird! Amazing collection of skies!

koala said...

You should be featured on the next Skywatch round page! The bird photo is stunning! And the first one looks like a tornado.

Arija said...

Beautiful clouds, beautiful series, psrticularlythe angelhair clouds against the deep blue sky, the desert flower foreground, the last one and of sourse the first withthe tornado rising from your roof.

J Bar said...

Great captures.
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Leedra said...

My pick is the 2nd photo. Nice SWF post.

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Natural Moments said...

Thats totally cool, I could see everything that you were talking about in the photos. I love the little bird up on the cactus. The clouds spoke for him.

Erin said...

each of these were great captures...i like the first and last :) but all are lovely sky watch captures...
have a wonderful weekend.

Reader Wil said...

Great set of clouds. They stimulate your imagination, don't they?!

Kevin said...

Hi Diane,

I love the photo of the Ocotillo. They were just hitting their stride when I had to head north a few weeks ago although some of the lower elevation ones were in bloom. Beautiful plants.

LisaNewton said...

Oh, I love the second one with the flowers, cactus, and the beautiful sky.

You out did yourself with this week's Skywatch Friday.

KaysWay said...

What beautiful cloud pictures. They are so interesting.

Kay

TCKK said...

Such really neat photos!! Happy SWF!

Naturegirl said...

Diane thank you for these awesome sky views of AZ.I've left your wonderful state
boo hoo..love seeing the ocatilos and saguaros and I have to admit the skies are so vast and always interesting to look at!!

Pouty Lips said...

It really does look like the birdie on top of the cactus is speaking.

D said...

Looks like the bird is blowing smoke rings.
great skywatch post!

storyteller said...

The desert has a beauty all it's own! These are a lovely series of sky photos. Thanks for sharing them.
Hugs and blessings,

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love the desert sky, these are great

The Explorer said...

You are right, photos have their own stories...

SandyCarlson said...

I love the light and color of these shots.

Ilan said...

Excellent photos. Really nicely done
Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)

Walker said...

Beautiful post.

Teri C said...

Awesome cloud structure!!

Margaret Ann said...

SPECTACULAR!!!!!

Glynis said...

Great shots! Loved them all.