Thursday, May 21, 2009

Skywatch - Welcoming Weird Weather





May is typically hot and dry in Tucson. We had some clear triple digit days this week, but then the air cooled, and it's been raining on and off. Like most sky watchers, I find it fascinating to observe clouds as they come and go. The desert smells so good when it rains and all the plants look happy. For sure, a little unexpected moisture is welcome here.

To see what's been happening in the sky in other places, visit Skywatch Friday.

27 comments:

Guy D said...

All are excellent, but I think the 3rd one is my favourite. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Thumbelina said...

I love these, but especially the sun rays. Very changeable weather at the moment then?

Martha Z said...

It looks like you got some great skies too, I thought you might. I love the way the shape of the tree is reflected in the clouds in the first one.

BC Doan said...

The third photo is out of this world! Just remarkable! All other photos are great also!

Gaelyn said...

Awesome clouds. Is monsoon season early?

Jack and Joann said...

Yes, you do get to photograph some amazing skies when the weather in Arizona turns to clouds and rain. Great job!

Barb said...

Glad you're getting some moisture. The rays of sun peeking from the dark sky are awesome.

Above the City said...

Oh I miss Tucson!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love all of those photos, Diane.. The fourth one is a WINNER.... Frame it!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Pacey said...

Seems weird but make for a wonderful photo and for SWF post. Great shots too!

Tammie Lee said...

All interesting and wonderful images. I like how the clouds are like a halo to the bush in the first image.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Just arrived back in AZ this past weekend. Can't ever remember having a wet May like this. Your photos are wonderful.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Awesome wonders of your sky over there.

Pearl Maple said...

Cool collection of photos for sky watch friday, not many of us get to see cactus like that.

Thanks for sharing your views with us all and thanks for your kind comments on my blog earlier.

Prospero said...

There's something about desert landscapes that really gets me. I can just imagine the sights and smells in the desert after the rain.

deedee said...

We got rain last night :) I heard on the news that Tucson got "hit" pretty hard with this streak of weather. Everything ok at your house?

betchai said...

wow, love the vastness and the rays of sun against the clouds in the 4th picture, again, you have another outstanding set of sky pictures. and your saguaro always will be loved.

NW Nature Nut said...

Oooh! I love that second to last photo!

Camilla said...

Your photos are gorgeous, not just today but on other sky watch days as well!

Jannie Funster said...

Austin is getting hot too. With I could head home to Canada for the next 5 months!

That first picture is so neat, it looks like that bowl of clouds is perfectly framing the tree.

Beauiful spot you live in!

Light and Voices said...

My favorite is the fourth photograph. Wowza!
Joyce

Glynis said...

Love those pics!

Dee said...

You captured the sky so well- your pictures are awesome, just like this weather. I am hoping for early and VERY WET monsoons this year!

Tara R. said...

The sunset breaking through the clouds is stunning. That first shot is very cool. I like how the clouds seem to create a halo around the tree.

soulbrush said...

what can i say?fabadabadoo. wish i lived near these majestic plants like you do...i am jellyass.

Robin Easton said...

These are works of ART. They are so dramatic. With the sky and the cactus piece the sky and that first one the way the clouds seem to copy the tree. Also the colors and constrasts in that second one are delicious. I just love them.

BC Doan said...

Diane,

You have an award waiting for you at: http://reachbeyondlimits.blogspot.com/2009/05/thank-you-and-passing-them-on.html

Have a great day!