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Friday, August 01, 2008

Photohunt: Cloud(s)


When I saw that the photohunt theme this week was cloud(s), I knew it would be a tough one. I love clouds and photograph them all the time. At first I thought I'd post a single cloud against the blue sky in my back yard.
I guess that can be considered my official cloud shot. However, I'll post some others below too since I can just stop at one, or rarely do. The rest were shot in the mountains not far from the North Carolina/ Virginia Border. These are all on the Virginia side.Fortunately Bill usually does most of the driving when we go on a trip which leaves me free to shoot pictures out the window.
These shots were all taken in October of 2007 and I'm sure I've already posted some of them in the past.The drought was severe at the time both in NC and VA so any rain was welcome. We got a little rain the first day we got to Bedford, VA but it didn't rain when we were hiking.I think I'll stop here since I've recently posted shots of clouds at home on the WS post, and my skywatch shot on my other blog Carver Cards , as well as many beach cloud shots which have been sprinkled on fairly recent posts including the PH pointed one.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and may your clouds produce as much rain as you need but not so much to cause flooding.




71 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Oh yes! I do need some rain where I'm at now. It has been really humid lately.

The picture of the clouds with the rainbow been reflected by the fountain is gorgeous :)

You too have a fabulous weekend!!!

Expat Traveler said...

Laughs - At first I thought you'd take the easy way out and post just ONE cloud... Oh the tour of your trip was beautiful! I have one a bit like your up too.

Criz Lai said...

Hmm... who left his nose up in the sky in the first shot?? LOL. I love how you shoot your photos. It's so balance with blue skies, green countryside and tar roads. Perfect! :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

Just saw the hunter topic when I stopped by- my first thought was your all over this theme!!

love all the shots, however I think the winner is number 2, love the change of their colors as they get closer to the mountains

Sean said...

That's really beautiful. I love the third pic with a little rainbow!

Forever28 said...

Beutiful scenery! Good choice for the theme~@
Have a nice weekend!

Yen said...

WOW! Those are amazing photos,Carver! I love them all;-) Happy Weekend!

mama meji said...

I so love that last shot. It looks like an illusion of sorts. Happy Saturday!

pat said...

Wow - all really beautiful shots!

Happy Weekend.

Fishman said...

They looked like cotton.

Liz said...

I like the first one best!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Wow. Really lovely group of photos. My personal favorite is the last, with that white picket fence following up along the road. Just gorgeous.

Snap Catch said...

I may have my head in the clouds, but I have my feet well set on the ground.... Great choice for todays theme, mine's up too hope you can drop by...Happy weekend!

jams o donnell said...

What marvellous photos Carver, Superb!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely puffy clouds and blue sky.

Pretty Life Online said...

Wow! Perfect catch for Photohunt theme... Hope you'll visit mine too...

david mcmahon said...

They're beautiful shots, Carver. I love the subtle rainbow (look carefully, folks, and you'll see it too) in the third shot.

These shots would have inspired the great painter John Constable, too.

leslie said...

I just love those fluffy cumulus clouds. Wish we had them here today, but unfortunately we have those grey overcast type right now. Beautiful photos of some beautiful spots!

Leslie said...

Oh really good! I love your photos. :)

ancient one said...

Beautiful clouds you have posted...all the photos were great!!

philos said...

I can just imagine those clouds running swiftly...

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful shots. The clouds on the first and second shots are so puffy. I like to imagine touching those soft, puffy clouds. I love the rainbow color on the third one.

SabineM said...

Commenting for SabineM and Snap2days (since I AM THE same)
Lovely shots, Carver. Your clouds almost look unreal...
IN California where I live (and I am NOT joking about this) I have not seen clouds, not even ONE cloud, for months...I MISS clouds!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Yes so nice and the rainbow is just idyllic and always gives me hope

ancient one said...

Yes, that is tobacco under my cloud... they have the harvesters over there tonight...guess they will soon get that field..Thanks for coming by my blog!

Floridogz said...

Hmmm. I think the NC clouds have more potential for dreaming up fantastic images.
Or could it be that I am Carolina dreamin' as nothing could be finer?
At any rate, I wish you pleasant dreams of floating on one of those lovely clouds that you photographed so well.
Love, K.

My little spirit, see,
Sits in a foggy cloud, and stays for me.
-Wm. Shakespeare (Macbeth, methinks)

Satkuru said...

personally i love the 2nd picture. somehow it looks complete :P great photos for this week's theme.

hope you have a great weekend :)

jmb said...

Well somehow or other I'm back live. I did not have photos of clouds excellent incidentally to other things. These are all great shots Carver, have a great weekend.

julie said...

I love your cloud and sky photos, carver :)

Bem said...

great pics! love all of them. the clouds look like they are so low you could almost touch them.

little peanut said...

I love the pic where there's a little rainbow! Great photos:)

kiky said...

those clouds made beautiful formation...:)

Natalie said...

Those are some wonderful shots! I love the crisp blue skies behind them.

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Beautiful clouds! Some of them remind me of clouds from the opening sequence of The Simpsons, which I was going to pick as well. Happy hunting!

Mar said...

Your clouds are simply beautiful!! I love the picture with the fountain and rainbow. Glad you didn't stop at one pic :)
Happy weekend!!

Pato N Pearl said...

wow!! these are very beautiful shot. the blue sky background with the white fully clouds is just so picture perfect.

I really enjoyed this series ;)

Pearl

diXymiss said...

Beautiful collection of cloud shots, Carver. The blue skies are so vibrant and clouds so fluffy white. I can see why you couldn't stop at posting just one!

Lemonjude said...

All your shoot are great. The scenery is simply breath-taking.

Mine's at http://judychow.blogspot.com/2008/08/photo-hunters-clouds.html

girasoli said...

I love clouds also. The second one looks like they are just floating in the air (I guess they are floating but anyways, the second one is my favorite).

Sabine said...

beautiful, beautiful shot Carver! I think this week's theme is definitely my favourite. I LOOOOONG for clouds.......
Happy weekend!

Melli said...

That 2nd photo is just... perfect! I LOVE it! The clouds, the mountains, the autumn colors... GORGEOUS!!!

arlene said...

your clouds are the kinds of cloud shots that i really love - the puffy ones..

thanks for sharing!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. I love clouds so much and this week's theme is such a treat to visit clouds from all over.

genny said...

Its just very pretty i love them all...Happy hunting...mine is ready...

June said...

You were in my neck of the woods...do you stop often to take pictures or are these taken while moving? If so, makes them all the better!

Patricia said...

Carver, those are all just beautiful. They look like postcards! The rainbow in the fountain was a cool catch!

Amanda said...

Great shots! What pretty country side. I like the one with the white picket fence running along the side the best.

Have a great weekend!
Amanda
http://www.amandasweeklyzen.com/2008/08/photohunters-clouds.html

Cindy said...

I really love that second shot.
Nice photos, all of them.
My clouds are
Here

the teach said...

All different clouds! Carver they are so beautiful! Have a happy weekend! :)

YTSL said...

Great pics -- I especially love numbers 2 and 3! :)

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful clouds and scenery. I love seeing other places...I will send rain to anyone who needs it, we have plenty..

AscenderRisesAbove said...

how cool is that little rainbow. you have such a talent for taking and spotting photos at just the right second. I am always a few seconds short and getting things like the corner of the window which the camera focuses on rather then the image I am hoping for.

Haze said...

Ohh, another bunch of beautiful photos. What a nice day for sure. Those are beautiful clouds in a clear blue sky.

Hope you continue enjoying the weekend.

Inland Empire Girl said...

Always love to take pictures of clouds and view others. Nice take on the theme.

Suzanne Says... said...

Great photos!

danielctw said...

The many clouds everywhere really made my day.....

The blue sky with clouds...

jenny said...

Those are very nice!! I so enjoy clouds. I especially lovce seeing all your hills.

Have a great week!

Alice Audrey said...

Is it just me, or does that first photo look like an upside down diaper?

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting and Audrey, I had to laugh and wonder if you are changing a lot of diapers lately. I didn't think of that but might have when my daughter was a baby.

Nita said...

Wow, those are amazing shots! Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
Nita

Sammawow said...

Absolutely wonderful cloud pictures! I also take a lot of cloudy pictures. They are ever changing.

A. said...

I must say that first shot of a single cloud is superb, but all your skies look so wonderful. Altogether great.

thanks for visiting mine too:)

2lives said...

I like them all especially the single clouds, you don't see clouds by themselves all that much

-lissa

Ladynred said...

These are beautiful clouds esp. with the rainbow!

Bengbeng said...

fabulous pics. i especially love the second one. it somehow looks so clean n unpolluted

LibertyBelle said...

Cotton candy clouds! Lovely!
Happy Weekend
L

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That middle photo is awesome,... can even see a bit of a rainbow in it. Great post. Have a wonderful week.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting.

Dragonstar said...

These are lovely. A big collection of beautiful clouds and blue sky. A real treat.

karen said...

how do you do that? take pics of clouds that look so puffy you can almost touch it?! great pics!

Annie said...

Wonderful photos! I love that little rainbow you caught...