Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Drat...missed again!


A forecast of 2 days' rain brought heavy clouds to Tuesday's sunrise.
I watched as a pink sky dissolved, and the sun rose, backed by blue.




Damp laundry, pulled in haste from the clothesline, waits for a day of certain sunshine.



While the evergreens, one by one, become skeletons.
Waiting for rains that never come.


Missed, again.





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56 comments:

Ruth said...

If you had left the clothes on the line, it surely would have rained!

nina said...

Oh, Ruth--I wish you had suggested that earlier! That certainly would have brought the rain! :-)

NCmountainwoman said...

The sky is beautiful nonetheless. I love the blue almost as much as the pink.

Famous Quotes said...

The sky is really beautiful

Old Lady Lincoln said...

We got just enough sprinkles to wet the sidewalks.

Texas Travelers said...

Should have left the clothes out !

Nice photos.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our , Horizontal Light.
Troy and Martha

Louise said...

Nice photos. I feel badly for the evergreens, but they make a lovely silhouette!

Picturing of Life said...

nice shots

I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE. Thanks

Yen said...

I really like the last one! Stunning shot!~Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think even dark skies can be beautiful! Happy Sky Watch!

imac said...

Lovely dramatic skies

fishing guy said...

Nina: I like that shot with the blue trying to force through the clouds.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Very dramatic with that deep shade of indigo. I love it :)

Very moody.

~Lisa

crete said...

These rae lovely photographs, thanks,

Ray

Photo Cache said...

The sky is beautiful as it is. Happy skywatching.

Carletta said...

Beautiful blues!!!

vincibene said...

Wonderful series, so dramatic! My favorite is the last picture.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful skies. It has rained all week here...maybe get out and do a rain dance...kidding. We needed the rain, but it is gloomy here again today. Happy SWF.

Nikki-ann said...

Beautiful! :) I love the texture of the clouds.

Anna said...

Very, very nice. Beautiful skies! Happy SWF!

Arija said...

I'm about to take my clothes off and start raindancing. 5 years of drought is no joke and a hot summer coming up. we barely have enough reserves tor the house . There's nothing for the garden and trees are dead or dieing.
At least the clouds made for good photos.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful light and clouds. Well done :-)

Sandradb said...

I really like this "line" of clouds. Beautiful pictures

Aisha said...

Oh wow! Those are such beautiful clouds. :) Amazing!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We finally got a bit of rain last night. I hope it moves on over to your area Nina. You have promising skies.

bobbie said...

Yes, missed again, but the skies you were watching were beautiful.

Rose said...

I really like your SWF shots...

Rob Ripma said...

Nice shot. I really like the blue clouds and sky.

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shots of a deep blue sky and white clouds!

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiful blue and white design, reminds me of a pretty pattern-ware plate I have.

The Tile Lady said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Skywatch! Lovely, dramatic photos! I loved them! Sorry you didn't get the rain you wanted.

Marie

babooshka said...

Very powerful skies. Love the deep blue hues.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

That color is a beautiful rich blue... I know that doesn't dissolve the fact that rain is imminent but at least it isn't snow! =)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful peaceful looking photos for sky watch friday. Thanks for sharing this pretty view with us all.

Shinade said...

Oh my this is fabulous. The sky is beautiful and so blue.

This is my first SWF and I do so hope you will drop by.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/skywatch-woven-branches.html

Thanks for getting up so early so that we could enjoy this also!!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Actually I think that's a very dramamtic sky, great snaps

Robert V. Sobczak said...

There's nothing like "clothesline" dried clothes. It smells so good, and fresh. Sadly, you can't do that in Florida: its too damp, and also against neighborhood ordinances.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

with clothing on the line it will usually pour down great colors in those clouds! happy SWF~

Sweeta said...

These are beautiful shots and perfect blue. Love it!

Mary said...

No rain, but your sky is a beauty!

I hope you get rain soon - there's a system moving here tomorrow from the west but I don't recall how far north it is. I know what it's like to wish on rain.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I know how you feel, Nina. We're in need of rain where I live, too. The clouds are sure pretty, just the same.

D Herrod said...

What wonderful clouds.

kRiZ cPEc said...

lovable sky shots, and yes, moody.

Reader Wil said...

After a long way of scrolling down, which was worth while, I can say that your photos are stunning!
Have a great weekend!

gen/entry here said...

Your pictures are very pretty...TC

Mary said...

Great shots....I'm waiting, too. We had a few drops the other night.

dguzman said...

Oooh, I love that sky.

onangelwings said...

Lovely shot. So much going on in that sky.

Jeannelle said...

Very sorry to hear you're in a drought. Your photos here are stunning. I like the dead tree silhouetted against the intriguing clouds. Happy SkyWatching!

Robin said...

Someone has probably already suggested this... Leave the clothes on the line if you want it to rain. Works every time for me. Or wash the car.

Lovely photos. I'm sorry the clouds didn't bring you the rain you need.

Kyle said...

Beautiful images, Nina! We've had a pretty strange summer of big rain / no rain / big rain / no rain. After all the water we got with Ike last month, we hadn't had another drop in over a month until earlier this week. Then the bottom dropped out. Now we're back into "no rain for the foreseeable future."

Hope y'all get some wet stuff soon!

~Kyle

nina said...

Kyle--the weatherman has found a "disturbance in the atmosphere"--predicting a "few drops" tonight. Yippee!

Celeste said...

I agree with Ruth, you should have left the washing out! Then you would have definitely got rain! Beautiful series of photos.

Pellice said...

Yes, the lack of rain - to those of us in the East - is strangely disquieting. I am from New Jersey, usually well-watered, and these endless series of dry, sunny days are getting me down. The natural world is suffering too.

Here's hoping for a lengthy rain, even a chill one!

ChrissyM said...

When I want it to rain I put the clothes on the line, it never fails. Your pictures are gorgeous, I love the first picture with the barn.

Kathiesbirds said...

That sky looks like a sea of tattered cotton indigo! It's lovely! Sorry you didn't get any rain though.