Thursday, August 28, 2008

Days of Clouded Skies


I walked this lane days ago, under pink clouds against blue, their edges brilliant, as if the door to heaven had been left open--just a crack.
It was an image too perfect. Of a full moon rising while, still, the sun crept low.
And, as too often is the case, I without my camera, could not capture it.

Day after day, I returned to the spot.
But perfect skies had moved on.

A reminder that even this day, with its tumbling gray heaviness, is like no other.
And I must capture it while I can.




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42 comments:

KGMom said...

Wonderfully evocative photos. I love dark heavy clouds--they hold such drama.

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful dark skies.

bobbie said...

And capture it you did, beautifully.

fishing guy said...

Nina: Lovely capture of the Sky and beautiful words to bring it home.

Julie said...

I do like how you have composed that first image to go on and on into the future. Most symbolic ...

Yen said...

I love the composition! specially the 2nd shot:)Drop by if you got a chance, HERE.

freshaircabin said...

Beautiful! Love the mood on the first one! :D

Berit said...

GREAT SWF PHOTO!

Tommy V said...

nice SWF photos

Ivar Ivrig said...

Clouded skies can be beautiful ;-)

imac said...

Super captures.

Carletta said...

These are amazing skies even in their cloudiness.
The last image is perfect!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great catch for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by,,,,asking for you vote too... Thanks a lot! Happy weekend!

Rose said...

You could have been with me--that top photo so looks like my area.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely photos, Nina, and your words are so true: "This day... is like no other." Wonderful.

Arija said...

The ephemeral changes, passes, yet is ever mutating into an other form. It seems God has so much to offer there is no tie for encores.
Glad you got these lovly pics instead and carry the poignant memory of lost opportunity with you.

Arija said...

The ephemeral changes, passes, yet is ever mutating into an other form. It seems God has so much to offer there is no tie for encores.
Glad you got these lovly pics instead and carry the poignant memory of lost opportunity with you.

Photo Cache said...

Terrific capture.

Eddie D. said...

Such an ominous sky for the journey down this road.

Wren said...

"A reminder that even this day, with its tumbling gray heaviness, is like no other." -- well said.

Both photos are lovely, but I find I like the second one best, for whatever reason.

Cátia said...

great captures!nice shots

Kelly said...

You certainly captured these beautiful sky photos well! Great job!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We have those overcast skies today and are predicted to be around all day tomorrow too. No rain for us though. We need rain in the worse way.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photography.

My SkyWatch post today > Canon Pixels

Rambling Woods said...

If I wasn't dealing with my own dark, heavy clouds I could better see the beauty, but there wasn't enough blue sky this summer...

Kathiesbirds said...

A reminder to carpe diem or there will be regets! Your photos are beautiful anyways, and the words so perfectly written.

Louise said...

I'm sure the pink was more spectacular, but I love these gloomy skies.

Mary said...

Such beautiful, dramatic clouds!

babooshka said...

Love those moody blues kind of skies.

scienceguy288 said...

Cloudy skies...a sign fall is not far away.

Gramma L said...

Nice capture for SWF

Denise said...

Lovely photos. Yep, Fall is just around the corner :)

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

I like when sky is all blue!
Marvelous post!

Have a nice weekend!

Santilli

Gallicissa said...

These look like abstract paintings, Nina.

Beautiful.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love both pics! But the first one is particularly fascinating. There is a sense of grizzly blue sky above a grizzly blue earth!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

very pretty

magiceye said...

beautiful!

eyestothesky said...

Your words went straite to my heart, you are so right. Enjoy each day as it is.

pts said...

Nina, it's sooo beautiful!

Sparverius said...

Great, beautiful photos of an incredible sky. I love your blog, by the way.

Mary Hughes Studio said...

I love how soft the compositon and the colors are.

nina said...

These dark clouds appropriately arrived this week, with sad news of my uncle's passing.
And the realization that, as with everything, moments passed cannot be recaptured.
They remain as impressions we remember. A brightness contrasting the dark skies.