Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Big Picture

I do not live in "big sky country" but that does not stop the sky from stretching her blue canvas as far as the tree top horizon and dancing with flirty feathers across the air above my head.  This is the sky before our big cold front came through a few days ago.  While we did not get the quilts of snow, we did get a taste of winter and about an inch and half of the cold stuff.  It was light and fluffy and landed on top of a thin layer of rain that had frozen before the change to snow.  Taking a walk the next day was very crunchy and there were no animal tracks as clues of others that might have walked before the sun was up.

This almost looks like waves on the water.

Here you can begin to see the smear of the wind's (very cold) kiss.

This one looks like a fire in the sky.

And this is the end of the winter's day leaving a false mood of peace.



13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful celestial settings, great style, well done.

Brian Miller said...

we are def cold...and getting colder...no white stuff here either....cool cloud shots....

joeh said...


Beautiful celestial settings, great style, well done

Sometimes it just can't be said any better.

ellen abbott said...

beautiful. the arctic is stretching it's fingers even way down here.

Celia said...

Chillier here too but we are luckier than your end of the woods. Gorgeous photos, winter in her stark beauty.

Granny Annie said...

Absolutely love the fire in the sky.

Red said...

With a little patience the clouds perform for us hour after hour. I guess that's why clouds are such an interesting photo subject.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Fascinating sky patterns -- You are lucky that the big snows missed you. -- barbara

Aisling said...

Lovely glimpses of your cold skies! Ours have not been so blue, so I appreciate that you share! Like a deep ache in my bones, I CRAVE blue skies by mid-winter.

Linda Reeder said...

Lovely photos. We had blue sky this morning but now high clouds are turning it white. No snow in our forecast in the near future, no relief for the ski business.

messymimi said...

We've never had skies quite like those first and third pictures -- amazing!

Kay said...

Wooow! That last photo should be framed and displayed. The colors and contrasts are spectacular!

Gunn said...

Great images!