Weird & Wonderful Sky

7 Aug

A true Sky Watch moment.  My son interrupted me and said, “What are they doing?”  I looked out our big front windows to see all our neighbors in their driveway and the road pointing their cellphones and the sky and comparing pictures.  Obviously, we dropped what we were doing and ran out to see what they were looking at.  They were looking at the sky.

It was cloudy with light, high clouds.  The sky was really unusually colored as sunset was approaching.  The western sky was a gloomy, weird yellow color.  I turned to look where my neighbors were looking and saw this . . .

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and later this . . .

Rainbow

This is the view of the Western sky at the same time.

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We live in a great neighborhood.  I love chatting with our neighbors when our world collide just right and we’re all outside at the same time.  But, this was special.  Look at that sky.  There was no rain . . . other than a couple of drops.  Thunder storms were predicted but never materialized.    Just amazing colors and beautiful rainbows.

For more amazing skies, visit SkyWatch Friday.

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16 Responses to “Weird & Wonderful Sky”

  1. Wren 7 August, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    That’s incredible, and you did such a good job of capturing it in the photos.

    We met a lot of our neighbors the year we had a red-tailed hawk living nearby. When ever the bird was around, we’d all run out with our cameras, take pictures, then stand around and talk about him.

  2. Crafty Green Poet 7 August, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    wow, wonderful colours…

  3. KGMom 7 August, 2008 at 5:32 pm #

    Weird and wonderful. Good pics to capture the moment.

  4. Cabacurl 7 August, 2008 at 6:28 pm #

    Strange & scary colours in the sky…was there a storm floating round the area?

  5. Leora 7 August, 2008 at 6:32 pm #

    You really captured the sky well. I love the variety in the photos. Great neighbors! I went outside tonight with my camera around dusk, and all I saw were clouds. Maybe another night.

  6. Laurie 7 August, 2008 at 6:40 pm #

    Just beautiful!

  7. Laura 7 August, 2008 at 6:53 pm #

    Such lovely colors – I’m enjoying all the skywatch posts – may have to post one of my own!

  8. Lara 8 August, 2008 at 1:08 am #

    wow, amazing! it was worth indeed picking up the camera!

  9. Bobbie 8 August, 2008 at 3:59 am #

    These are fantastic pictures – especially the first one. Breathtaking. Good job!

  10. Kelly 8 August, 2008 at 5:48 am #

    I enjoy how you did this! Beautiful photos

  11. Tommy V 8 August, 2008 at 5:55 am #

    Great catch of the rainbow

  12. Pietro 8 August, 2008 at 8:06 am #

    Really amazing, these pictures.
    Shades and colors of the sky are fantastic. And the rainbows are so beautiful.

  13. Sherry 8 August, 2008 at 9:40 am #

    What strange and unusual light and color in the sky. You captured it beautifully!

  14. Tink *~*~* 8 August, 2008 at 9:40 am #

    Those are some really incredible colors – you’re very lucky to have this right in your own backyard!

    Tink *~*~*
    My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

  15. petunia 8 August, 2008 at 12:27 pm #

    WOW! Nice!

    Petunia’s SWF

  16. pottedfrog 10 August, 2008 at 6:20 am #

    Incredible. Very nice post.

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