Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Year in Skies

Thursday Thirteen

The part of the country where I live isn't really famous for its scenery. No tourists come driving through to ooh and aah over fields, cows, and little creek beds with muddy red water dribbling through them. So I feel a secret joy in seeing great beauty here...the sun coming up...the rain moving in...the fog surrounding...it's all delightful to me. Here are pictures I've taken of the sky: from January through December and beyond...

January--a great orange, ripple
of clouds in the early morning
















February--winds and windmills in a
white whirl of low-hanging clouds
















March--new wheat rising under cool
clouds, greening the land















April--the sweet promise of rain on thirsty wheat














May-- loud storms, bouncing hail pellets,
thunderous tornadoes















June--quiet blue skies over harvested fields,
maybe a tired tuft of cloud.



















July--the sun sinking behind the city, bronzing
clouds with a wearying heat















August--days full of rain, and the world smiled,
wonderful, wrapping mists of moisture














September--soil dry, red dirt, steel sky















October--fog on the bridges and whisper gray













November--thick clouds rolling, masses of cold
pushing the bright yellow sunlight from the fields
















December--Pink sky, very early morning...
a snowy stillness on Christmas Day.















A final picture to make 13. This one was taken by one of my students on our way to school one morning. So how did she get such a good picture of the moon from a moving vehicle? Well, truthfully, that's not the moon; that's the sun.

15 comments:

Gattina said...

Beautiful landscapes, the skies are wonderful and so different !

Journeywoman said...

Lovely pictures. Happy TT and happy new year.

Alice Audrey said...

Fantastic list! I still love your November Foggy Bridge photo.

Kristen said...

It's amazing how much the sky changes color through the year. I don't know if I prefer the clear spring sky or the darker winter sky. All were beautiful.

Irishcoda said...

That's an awesome theme for a Thursday Thirteen, thanks for sharing! Happy New year!

CountryDew said...

Beautiful scenery! Love the green and the sky in some of those shots. Wow. And such long distances and no mountains. Happy New Year and Happy TT!

Shelley Munro said...

I enjoyed the trip through your year. One thing I really miss where we live is seeing a sunset.

Grandma said...

Awesome pics. Watch out or you will be attracting the tourists!

e-Mom said...

Really lovely shots. (Super idea for a post.) I enjoy photography too. Keep up the great work!

Blessings,

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Wild Woman in the Wild Woods said...

Lovely pictures

Nicholas said...

Great photos!

Together We Save said...

Just stopping by to wish you a safe and Happy New year!!

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Carina said...

Great pictures! I love our sky out here too!

aftergrace said...

Very nice!