Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sky Watch Friday - Aerial Antics

The cloudscapes have been so beautiful every day this week, it makes it hard to choose from the dozens of photo's I have taken.  But on the 26th we had a really gorgeous day, after a week or more of stormy weather, a gorgeous blue sky, lots of different types of Cirrus, and the sky became an aerial playground with both commercial traffic and fighter planes.  So this week it is Contrails and Cirrus.
                                        
Click on any photo to enlarge.





 On the 27th a Microlite appears overhead
 What is wrong with this pic - taken at High Noon on the 28th.
It is the bluest blue sky and CLOUDLESS, almost unheard of here.
My darling hubby suggests those of you with children should
print this one out and let the children decorate it..!


And finally, on the 27th. another beautiful Sunset

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22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous looking clouds and I love the colorful sunset. Wonderful photos! Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

Rajesh said...

Stunning views of cloud formations in the sky.

Paula said...

What busy skyways you have, they're beautiful.

Stasha said...

That was a lot of air traffic. The cloudless one should go into archives, doesn't happen often in Yorkshire :)

ladyfi said...

What startling blue and violet skies! Lovely.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Gorgeous sky,indeed.

Regards and best wishes

Stewart M said...

How could you not like a blog that has a picture called "Oily sky over Swinton Sports Centre" in it!!!
My SWF image this week is actually a shadow of the sky, rather than a reflection - but I'm still glad you like it!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

FotoAnna said...

Beautiful skies Jackie and I love the lines in it!
And thanks for your reaction on my blog and indeed it has noting to do with any chemicals or so… it is pure nature!
Have a nice SWF Jackie!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna

Carver said...

Those are fantastic shots of the dynamic sky and great idea for the children to decorate the plain blue one.

Gary said...

Beautiful series Jackie. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

clairz said...

What a wonderful variety of skies, Jackie. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Ebie said...

Beautiful! The clouds doing acrobatics, too!

Linda said...

So much happening in the sky. Beautiful, but concerning from the point of view of CO2 and global warming.

kanak7 said...

Aerial antics indeed! Amazing cloud formations and the sunset is truly spectacular!!

Al said...

Those are incredible skies, aerial playground is a great description for it!

You asked what type of camera I use for my lightning shots. It's nothing fancy, an old Nikon D40X, and I generally use the kit lens for lightning shots. It's just a matter of taking long exposures from a (cheap) tripod.

Barb said...

Someone was writing on your sky - except the one with the blank slate!

EcoRover said...

We have many cloudless days, so seeing yours was a treat.

EcoRover said...

PS: love those mixed berry pies--growing up in Pennsylvania, that could mean blackberries, black raspberry, red raspberry, elderberry, and huckleberry all together.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful shots, looks like someone has been painting in the sky.

Jackie said...

Sallie FullTimeLife: comment by email:
Hi Jackie – Just wanted to say I’ve been loving your cloud pictures. The header shot on the top of that blog is just amazing by the way. I laughed at your hubby’s comment about the totally blue sky on laslt week’s post! I wonder if I could post today’s totally gray Oregon sky tomorrow and say the same thing ;>)? Nope probably not – it isn’t that rare (unfortunately) and it isn’t nearly as pretty!

I also wanted to thank you for all the wonderful cloud links and links to your other blogs, which I am looking at whenever I get a chance.

Below is a link to Pam’s blog – she’s another blogger I love to read. She used to have the same kind of comment form that you do and when I sent her the message about it not working any longer, she went in and changed it. She e-mailed me that other readers had also told her they were having problems and so for that reason I thought I’d pass the link along. (You get a lot of comments anyway, and I can always send you an occasional e-mail, just so you know that I am enjoying your blog!)http://whimsnwhispers.blogspot.com/2011/10/nature.html

Thanks for visiting and for all your nice comments!!
Sallie
http://www.travelingrainvilles.typepad.com

Kristin said...

Wonderful sky cloud formation. So beautiful and calming. Thanks for visiting. Have a great day ahead.

Gattina said...

Beautiful skies, especially the last picture !

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