Friday, 9 September 2011

Sky Watch Friday - Stormy Skies

It has been a very wet and windy week here, with some spectacular dark rain clouds  mixed with patches of beautiful blue revealing high Cirrocumulus.  All the photo's here were taken from the road running through our village within the space of no more than 10 minutes.  Click on photo's to enlarge.

 An eye in the sky
 Clouds rolling in from the South
 Looking to the South-West
 Looking a little threatening
 but beautiful to the North
 the Sun makes an attempt to break through
 but it is getting darker by the minute
Rain drops are falling on my head,
time to scarper!


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34 comments:

Leena said...

At first I love clouds too and your photos are interesting and enjoyable.
Then I have to say that when I read your profile, -i was smiling, because I live in the small town with my husband and the golden retriever ( no cats :) and we have two daughters, one son, four granddaughters and two grandsons :) I love knitting, my fingers don`t like any more crocheting crocheting but I can do photo books to grandchildren instead of it.
I wish you happy relaxing weekend!

Leena said...

Sorry, one crocheting could be enough :)

biebkriebels said...

Those are very threatening skies. We had quit a lot of them too here last weeks. It has been a bad summer for us.

jabblog said...

Clouds are endlessly interesting, constantly changing shape and even colour in short periods.

Karen said...

I like storm clouds! Great shots.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Looks like a blue gray day in your parts of the planet.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice photos.

Regards!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful and dramatic skies and clouds.

murmurations said...

Great photos of dramatic skies!

FotoAnna said...

Great shots.
I really love it Jackie!
Happy SWF and greeting from Holland,
Anna

Linda said...

You have the Cloudspotter's eye for finding stories in the sky.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - interesting that we both took sets of pictures within 10 minutes! Great minds and all that.

Views like these are real nostalgia triggers for me!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

eden said...

Great shots of the dramatic skies.

Peg said...

I'm a big fan of clouds, too! I love these shots of the impending weather...did it actually rain? Thanks for stopping by my site, too...

karen said...

These are lovely - gives that feeling of a real storm brewing - loves storms! Did they develope into one?

Jackie said...

In answer to the last two comments, yes it did rain, and how, we had a waterfall over our back door, the guttering could not cope with the deluge. And right now we are facing another one, with a hurricane supposedly heading our way after veering away from the USA.

Powell River Books said...

Great series of shots. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my mackerel sky. - Margy

Rambling Round said...

What a gray day! Looks like our weather from a tropical system last weekend.

natureburbs said...

The cloud formations change so quickly and you captured them so well. Beautiful photos Jackie.

Mariane said...

It looks like the same sky as we had in Denmark 2 weeks ago Wow... that is awesome photos of the sky, Jackie ..

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

it´s the beginning of storm...normally, these dormations give us the opportunity to catch great shots...congrats

Ann said...

How often you cook yorkshire pudding? It is getting popular here in the cooking shows.

Thanks for visiting.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful skywatching photos. My favorite is the blue sky with the gentle clouds.

Mridula said...

Dramatic skies all around, have not been that part of the England as yet but my dad stayed here for work for about 6 months a few years back!

Kaori said...

So many different skies above you! Love this collection of sky photos. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Max-e said...

Hi Jackie this is an interesting selection of sky pics. I have been looking through your other blogs as well. We also have a collection of cats - four of them that rule out lives.
Btw the elephant was close by. I was using a 70-300mm zoom but could not fit the whole animal in the frame. The Addo elephants are very docile and sometimes they can get so close to your car that you can almost reach out and touch them. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Rajesh said...

Wonderfully captured. They look ominous.

Gary said...

Great storm watch, Jackie and yes Boomer is a fully fledged Alaskan Malamute. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Halcyon said...

Fantastic skies! Love the last shot especially with just a bit of sun peeking through.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Wow you were not kidding when you mentioned in your comment on News From Italy that you were likely to get blown away. What stunning looking storm clouds. Thanks for calling by for Skywatch Friday.

EG Wow said...

Your skies sure do look stormy!

snowwhite said...

Stunning!! What a dramatic sky! I imagined the sky in all directions, putting your photos together. This is a great nature theater.
Have a nice day!

Your header is so beautiful.

Laloofah said...

Oh my, the clouds in your penultimate photo are ominous! I'd have been fleeing indoors at that point (so my camera wouldn't get wet, lol) ~ you were very brave!

Your skies are lovely and must be expansive as well, to be able to see such contrasts in the same sky at the same time. That blue sky photo seems so out of place with those storm clouds, but our skies here in Wyoming will often have that same schizophrenic look. :-)

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment! I was tickled to discover yours - I've wanted to visit Yorkshire since reading James Herriot's books as a child, but so far I've only managed to ride through your beautiful countryside on a train between London and Edinburgh. So until I can do better than that, your blog will provide some wonderful "armchair trips!" :-)

ladyfi said...

What wonderful dramatic skies!

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