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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 46

This was the perfect weekend for photographing clouds where I live. The minute I wrote that I thought, wow, what an exciting life you live Carver when the weekend highlight is having great clouds to photograph.It may not be very exciting but I do love clouds and we had plenty of them all this weekend. The morning each day this weekend began with mostly blue skies. Then the clouds became more dense, afternoon showers, then some clearing by sunset.
Saturday when I pulled into the grocery store parking lot I could see people moving a little faster as if they were trying to beat the storm. I on the other hand stood in the middle of the parking lot shooting the clouds before I even went into the store to buy my groceries.
Even taking the time for a parking lot photo shoot, I managed to get home, unload my groceries, and shoot some more clouds in my back yard before the rain.
It seems like a bonus when the rain stops just in time for the sunset to fill up the sky before dark.
It's so pleasant too for the cycle to begin again the next day. If it's going to be as hot as it has been this summer, having frequent showers makes a huge difference to the vegetation. So far we have had enough rain this summer to keep the reservoir, which provides my city with water, from being depleted again.

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30 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

Wow! I am first in line ... your photos are interesting! Have a nice day ahead! Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

SandyCarlson said...

These are marvelous photos, Carver. The intense white of the clouds is very beautiful.

Napaboaniya said...

Those clouds are fuffy white and spells a clear sunny day to me :)
Enjoy the coming week ahead.

p/s: My printer is off for servicing, I can't wait till it gets back :P

Juliana RW said...

wow...lovely sky.

thanks for stop at my post

picturing said...

I love take a sky photos as well. U have great clouds...

Visit me in here Thanks

Kero said...

wow! it's been awhile since i saw i sky this lovely. It is all dust here and very foggy due to construction everywhere. thanks, Carver. I really enjoyed this

Lynn said...

I love watching the clouds too especially when I am on a long drive.

the donG said...

i love the skies when it turns to purple or sometimes light red.

Greyscale Territory said...

Clouds are a favourite of mine too! Love them! And these pics are awesome! Great for dreaming!

FamiliaKhuletz said...

I love that lavender colored sky!

My WS pictures are posted in these blogs:
Le Kulitszie Familie
Shutter Happenings
Jenn Was Here

Hope you can drop by. Have a great week ahead!

marcia said...

clouds are always so lovely and full of wonder

spiCes said...

haha! that's how it is for us bloggers! photo-op first never mind the storm!great captures!

genny said...

Those pictures are pretty...TC

the teach said...

Carver, this series of photos is lovely! Such billowy clouds and pastel skies! :)

Jeanne said...

great shots of those skies

diXymiss said...

Sounds like the makings of a relaXing weekend to me! Great series of cloud shots and narrative, Carver. I really enjoyed it.

thess said...

Hi Carver!

I like clouds too, and your photos are lovely.
Unfortunately only the gray ones are showing around here lately :(

Enjoy the rest pf your week!

julie said...

Lovely cloud photos :) I enjoy looking at clouds and taking photos of these.

Have a great week,Carver.

Sienna said...

But clouds are so exciting, not to mention the sunsets, sunrises, trees! animals, anything with beautiful light, I very nearly drive my family nuts with the; "oh, I've just gotta get this photo.."

It overtakes you somehow, we seem to become the camera lens with a brain.

Get that photo! Bless digital photography, too, no more filling up the house with pictures, now, just fill up the computer. :)

Gorgeous cloud data recorded Carver.

You did well to actually get your shopping done, I have been known to go off and intend to do the shopping...and get a little sidetracked, wander off in landscape land and come home minus food.

Oops.

Pam

stev & emz said...

thats some great shots of the sky. love it. =) heres my ws At Home and at the Carnaval.

SabineM said...

I love sky shots. I wish we had more storms here in Southern Cal...our skies are SOOOOO boring!

abie said...

wow, the pictures are so peaceful..i love it..

thanks for dropping by my WS entry for this week.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love the strong contrast between the blue and white. Now that I take sky pictures I am always looking at the sky in a different way. I guess we always need to be looking up also!

Theresa said...

I love the contrast of the blue and white. Always love your cloud pictures since we don't really get them here, and I do miss them.

Great pictures.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot. I had to laugh Pam at you setting off on an errand and getting side tracked. That is so much like me. I also think digital photography is great. I have tons of old snapshots but probably a zillion times more digital shots now and the storage is so much easier. I hope everyone is having a good week.

For The People said...

Nice shots! I just found your site and will be back!

For The People said...

Nice shots! I just found your site and will be back!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Those are some great shots. We rarely get big clouds here; just tiny skinny ones that run across the bay.

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful photos of the sky. I love watching clouds go by and sometimes my son and I try to make up objects we see in the clouds.

Sorry I signed your Mr. Linky twice. I made a mistake on my earlier link.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting my WS post.