Thursday, August 23, 2012

Skywatching locally

Hello,  I am linking up with Skywatch Friday.

These are a few scenes and shots of the sky from around my yard and neighborhood.




This cloud above reminds me of cotton candy.



One of my cute Chipping Sparrows. I will be sad to see my summer birds leaving soon, they will probably start heading south soon. I have not seen the male hummingbird lately only the female and the youngins.



A small sliver of the moon in a pretty blue sky.


The Turkey and Black Vultures are always hanging around. In fact they should be very happy soon, I believe deer hunting will be starting on Sept 15 on the reservoir property. They will be well fed by the hunters.

I like the tops of these pretty clouds.

Sunset at our lake.





I love this pink reflection of the clouds on the lake.

I hope you enjoyed my day and skies.
To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit: Skywatch Friday.
Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!. Thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

41 comments:

Timeless said...

I don't know eileen. At first when looking at the top photo I suddenly thought you were going to do a story on Chemtrails and X-Files Government Conspiracies. LOL

Kidding!

Nice peaceful pictures and I like the Turkey Vulture scenes. We had many up in Anza.


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Evi @ sexta-feira said...

I love your sunset photos!

Sue said...

Beautiful!

Nature Rambles said...

Such pretty shots! I love the wispy cloud and that sliver of moon.

Cloudy said...

Tolle Fotos! Das erste erinnert mich ein bisschen an einen Drachen an einer Schnur...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Dan Huber said...

very pretty scenes Eileen, love the sunset in reflection.

Kerri said...

Stunning...... that last shot just takes my breath away!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice photo series with "heavenly" image viewing.
Wish you a good day :)
Hanne Bente

Barb said...

Gorgeous skies - I especially love that sliver of a moon!

orchid said...

Oh, what a variety of wonderful shots☆☆☆ Lovely bird and nature; haha, I love the cloud with cotton candy shape (♥˘◡˘♥)
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

TexWisGirl said...

really, really beautiful pink reflection shots! the top shot reminded me of a corny dog on a stick. :)

Tricia Hays said...

Oh great sky shots, Eileen, esp the lake sunset captures! Oh so beautiful! =)

rainfield61 said...

Sitting on a chair, sipping Chinese tea, and chatting with my wife in our garden,

we see the same beautiful sky.

Montanagirl said...

Love that moon and the blushing skies! Also the TV shot. We have about 25 Turkey Vultures hanging around our little town. They perch in a dead tree right in town at night. Very eerie.

Elaine said...

Love that last reflection shot!!

DIMI said...

Hi Eileen!Nice to have a lake near your house!The pic. are amazing!Have a lovely weekend my friend! Dimi...

Barb said...

I'd want to gaze at those skies, too - and at the tranquil lake.

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos. Happy Skywatching!

Rohrerbot said...

Gentle beautiful mood. Very relaxing pics. Love that first sky pic. I think the hummingbirds are beginning to migrate. They are coming through Arizona in great numbers right now. It started about a week ago...pretty incredible stuff. Happy Thursday!

Gary said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NatureFootstep said...

cool, I love that cotton candy. :) Did it taste good?

Sylvia K said...

What a great variety of skies, colors and clouds, Eileen! Terrific captures for the day! I particularly love the water and reflections! So much beauty to be enjoyed! Have a wonderful weekend!

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for this journey to such an amazing environment very much !

Please have you all a good Friday.

HansHB said...

A great sky-post!

Valerie said...

A lovely series of images Eileen; I too thought of cotton candy (we call it fairy floss). The reflection over your lake is such a calming scene. Wishing you also a wonderful weekend.

Indrani said...

A great series Eileen!
Love the elements you have framed.

chubskulit said...

These are delightful captures!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That last photo is incredible! Awesome reflection and colors.

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome captures, Eileen. Love it :)
Have a great weekend!

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ladyfi said...

So gorgeous. That last shot is serene and breathtaking!

Joyful said...

I love all your cloud shots!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The sunset on the lake is just gorgeous!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful "celestial" images.
Wish you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful work Eileen. The sunset is my fave.

Kusum said...

Love the Moon picture! So simple and beautiful.

Gattina said...

I like the expression, "cotton candy cloud" fits perfectly !

sceneoftranquility said...

Wow!Cotton candy in the sky,
great capture.

Pearl Maple said...

pretty collection of photos of the sky in many different moods

vincibene said...

Fantastic series! The moon is great!

Icy BC said...

Your sky photos are just beautiful, and the bird is like a strawberry topping! Fantastic..

ladyfi said...

What wonderful pink reflections - like a delicious strawberry drink!