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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 31

This has been a rainy weekend devoted to trying to do my taxes. The good news is that I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of my taxes and they are FINISHED. For my weekend snapshots, I'm featuring photographs I took earlier this week. It has been great to get some rain and the more the merrier. We have been in an extreme drought so it will take a lot to pull out of it.
I usually think of autumn as being the time of year when the clouds are the most amazing. However, the clouds on April Fool's Day rivaled any I saw this fall.
There are so many trees in my neighborhood that it's hard to get a clear shot of the clouds in part of the sky, when I shoot them from my house.
I did like the contrast and added texture I got from shooting the clouds from my yard, and including the trees. However, the next shot was taken standing in the middle of the road so I could get the solo cloud.Fortunately, no one ran me down while I was getting the shot. A neighbor did pull up behind me in the middle of the road, but he waited for me to snap my shot before driving on.The last shot wasn't taken this week but I thought it fit in with my cloudy sky shots so I'm including it anyway. It was taken a few weeks ago.

I hope everyone has a great week. To find other participants you can go to the home of WS - Weekend Snapshot or to technorati

50 comments:

Wirelessbliss said...

looks like balls of cotton lost in the sky! very pretty sight!

check out my weekend shot here and tell me what you think :)

Me & my puppies said...

pretty sky shots ~ enjoy your weekend.

janet said...

the sky photos are all so beautiful. the last one looked like a fire that just burst from among the trees.

have a good week, carver!

snippets said...

such beautiful sky shots! your neighbor was certainly kind enough to wait for you to take the shot, before continuing! :)

Connie said...

The theme song for your Weekend Snapshot should be "What a Wonderful World"!

Thanks for stopping by :)

happyproudmommy said...

hello, just returning the favor for visiting my blog...thank you!

anyway, regarding with my weekend snapshot entry, i got a little problem with our internet connection here but it's okay now i guess.

Mimi Lenox said...

I love cloud shots and these are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

starnitesky said...

Beautiful clouds, I'm glad you didn't get run over.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Those shots are incredible. The contrast is stunning. WOW... beautiful... that last shot looks like the sky is on fire.

Gypsy at heart said...

Looks as if you don't have to wait around for a good shot. Beautiful sk photos....thanks for sharing....

Natalie said...

Those are some ginormous clouds!

Sarge Charlie said...

you got some very nice snapshots there

Snap Catch said...

fantastic shots! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

SandyCarlson said...

Those clouds are amazing, Carver. Just gorgeous. They look like they weigh a ton, yet they float!

christine said...

i like the last shot. it seems as though the cloud was on fire! :)

Napaboaniya said...

The last picture of the sky is beautiful, looks like a huge reddish blanket :)

Time of the year in Singapore to do our taxes too... *dreads*
Have a good week Carver :)

Anna said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful sky.. Great shot, thanks for sharing...
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Carver said...

Thanks a bunch to everyone for visiting and commenting on my WS post. I hope everyone has a great Monday!

tigerfish said...

WOW! The balls of clouds actually reminded me of pools of craters' steam in Yellowstone National Park!

picturing of life said...

wow...what a beautifull clouds.

Will you visit my Weekend Snapshot Thanks

Juliana RW said...

Nice pics. How did you do for the last shot?? Great shot.

My WS : Back from vacation Thanks.

Stev & EMz said...

great shots of the clouds Carver

Emmyrose said...

Pretty sky shot, the last one is my favorite :)

Larawannabe said...

all the other white clouds looks heavy. the red one looks like it's on fire. nice shots carver!

have a great week ahead :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful clouds, Carver. If it's raining there in your place, from where I am, it's sooooo hot! Summer!

Mar said...

Very beautiful clouds!! lovely shots and the last one is truly spectacular.
We have also been in an extreme drought so I am hoping to see dark clouds this week!

DeLi said...

super shots (as always!). im glad to be back here Carver. so refreshing.

DeLi said...

super shots (as always!). im glad to be back here Carver. so refreshing.

Bengbeng said...

funny thing is your clouds look different from the clouds i am used to seeing..they r so thick. they make great shots

Smalltown RN said...

Those are wonderful photos....I love clouds....I can remember as a child thinking how cool it would be to just be floating on a cloud...it wasn't till I got older that someone told me I could try to float on a cloud but I would fall through....now how mean is that to burst one's bubble....

Have a great day!

meeya said...

i agree! the clouds i've seen lately are so gorgeous! :) have a great week! :)

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Sarge Charlie said...

I wanted to stop back again and thanks you for kind comment on my Manic Monday 1000 post.

MmeHaydee said...

Wish i can see the same image here, but our weekend was not so great as it rained in the evening and the day was just freezing cold.
The photos are gorgeous, can't wait to take beautiful scene like that soon.

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting. I hope you are all off to a good start to the week.

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Wow! Gorgeous shots! I love the trees in the photos too. (Even tho you were trying to just get sky!) :D

the teach said...

Carver, mighty purty pillowy clouds! A beautiful sunset! Thanks for visiting my WS! :D

SabineM said...

I want to jump in that cloud!!! I love big fluffly clouds like that!

flipland said...

those clouds make me wanna plop onto them.

my WS entry is finally up at a new location. come and visit at:

http://flipix.wordpress.com

The Author said...

Beautiful shots of the clouds.

Well done, that your done your taxes!

Anyway, love all these snapshots!

Munchkin Mommy said...

this will sound weird, but looking at the clouds got me craving for something sweet...something with lots of fluffy white whipped cream. :D lovely lovely shots!

byrningbunny said...

Spectacular shots! I loved the intense white and blue and the clarity. I also enjoyed the setting sun as the last shot. Very appropriate! lol

Hope you get lots of rain.

the donG said...

i like clouds. these are natural arts that's always available for us to see. this one looks really good.

Rebecca said...

wonderful sky shots...so clear and beautiful!

Happy WS! =) - Rebecca/Skippyheart

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot.

Gledwood said...

that is one almighty puff of cloud!

i remember taking the train into Wales... for some reason, clouds that ordinarily in England would signify heavy rain are quite the norm over the Welsh valleys... esp. those anvil-clouds, steep, sinister mile-high monsters that precede massive lightning and rain...

Carver said...

Hi Gledwood, I've never been able to figure out which clouds mean rain and which are just castles for my amusement.

poor man's nicole richie said...

I love to munch on those clouds. they look like cotton candy to me.
and the last one, so fiery!

c",) Morning Sniffles

christine said...

Wow those are some amazing clouds! They look like yummy marshmallows. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Great photos of the sky. I love looking at clouds with my son. We try to imagine different shapes that we see in the sky.

I wasn't able to join WS and PH last week but if you have time, I'd like to share photos of our visit to Ocean Adventure. Take care.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot. Hope you are all having a good week.