Sunday, 28 December 2008

Red Sky Morning Show

It has been a while since the morning sky has put on a show.
This morning it finally graced me with spectacular gradients of blues,violets, pinks and reds. Not only in colour but in structure from the clouds .. you will see what I mean as you scroll through the pictures. It must have been a gift before the wind hit us .. I find strong winds noisy and very unsettling .. that they have been today ! Click on the pictures : )

We have had record breaking high temperatures .. with rain .. which should have been snow for this time of year. It makes you wonder what will come next .. that is why I find sky watching so fascinating .. it changes all the time.


Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love your color-filled skies, Joy! When I was growing up in Oklahoma, the winds howled and made quite a ruckus.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Absolutely beautiful, so glad that you got up early to capture that for us. Thank you.


Blossom said...

Beautiful sky photos! I've become addicted to watching and photographing the sky too.

Thanks so much for the recommendations for seed supply. I'm going to look those up right now :)


Patsi said...

Just amazing !
Great captures of the skies.
For some reason I associate emotions when viewing the skies.
You know like..anger when I see the dark and red like fire skies or content and happy when there's fluffy white cotton candy clouds.
Or just wonder...wonder what the heck is gonna happen next!

WiseAcre said...

Nice sky, you got some great shots.

We got the 'heat' too. The wind is really gusting and if it keeps up I might get a shot of a cow jumping over the moon.

I fixed the links on the dragonfly photos - thanks for the heads up.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Brenda .. Thanks ! .. the wind is still howling and it is driving me mad .. which isn't far to got for me ! LOL

Hi Jen .. it was sort of a late morning gift for me .. around 7:30 which is later than I usually get up .. so I think it waited for me ? : )

Hi Amy .. Thanks girl ! I'm going to be looking your site up too .. I have the itch for garden plants (well at least reading about them for now) gnawing at me !

Hi Patsi .. I am just so totally amazed at what colours there are when the sky is changing .. the clouds are so stunning at times. And a big yes ! to what the heck is going to happen next !

Dear Mr. WiseA** .. Thank you : ) I just knew it wasn't me that put the bug in those shots ? LOL
The wind has been just crazy all day and now still at it .. maybe you just might get the cow and moo ? shot ? LOL

garden girl said...

beautiful sky shots Joy!

Anonymous said...

Those morning reds are always more spectacular than anything at sunset, IMHO. :) I hope you had a great Christmas, Joy!

Gail said...

Very nice Joy! You have a great sky view...I only have a little peak out the back over the Garden of Benign Neglect! Thanks, Have a great week! gail

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Truly breathtaking! You've really captured amazing sky views.


Anonymous said...

What a pretty way to start the day! We had a pretty sunset tonight, but I didn't have time to drive out and photograph it, since I was off to work at the time. Darn it! I hate to miss a good sunset.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Thanks Gardengirl ! it was a beauty for sure : )

Thanks Nancy .. I'm just lucky to have a good vantage point but yes, it seems the sunrises are very dramatic : )

Hi Gail .. that is too bad you don't have more of a sky to see .. but your garden is full of life and private .. and that is wonderful !

Hi Cameron .. I have been lucky to catch some great ones : )

Hi Robin .. Thanks ! .. I know what you mean when you hate missing a beautiful sky .. I have had that happen to me a lot and it is aggravating !! LOL

Cinj said...

Beautiful shots Joy. We don't usually get to see the sun much this time of year, so those must be a belated Christmas gift or something.

Rose said...

Beautiful sunrises, Joy! We, too, have had so many gray, cloudy mornings that I forgot what the sun looked like until yesterday. I hope Dave's winter coat of snow has melted with your warmer temperatures:)

Anonymous said...

Joy ~ Thanks for the belated Christmas gift of awesome morning sky! Almost makes one forget about deep, pristine snow and the photo opts it presents.

Our gorgeous snows have all but melted away (glad I took lots of pics last week), but there's more on the way for tomorrow. Meanwhile, no such skies for us, so thanks! /Deb

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Cinj .. I was getting so used to gray starts to the day I was shocked to see these lovely colours with the clouds .. but boy did the wind howl all day .. red sky in morning sailor take warning thing happened for sure !

Rose .. Dave so thank you for your consideration girl ! .. he and the Benchwarmers are all clear of the snow .. and the thyme is looking green and great ! LOL

Deb .. we have lost most of our snow as well .. it is amazing ! The high winds we had were a bit unnerving .. weird weather fronts on the go .. and yes ! We too will be getting more of the white stuff as well ; )

Anonymous said...

Weather here's been funky here too, lots of rain.

Dawn said...

I know what you mean about the wind, I'm always muttering I'm going to cut all the close trees down when it gusts out.
Your sky in beautiful, having been on the water most of my early life, we used to say...
Pink sky at night;
sailor's delight.
Pink sky in morning;
sailor's take warning.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Dawn .. I spent some of my childhood on the east coast .. and yes, we had that saying too.. except it was red instead of pink .. but no matter ! I think it is very true most of the time : )

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Very pretty pics Joy, the sky is so amazing it changes all the time and you never get bored watching it.
2009 tomorrow! I wish you and your family to have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! I have high hopes for it.
Lots of Love TYRA

GardenJoy4Me said...

Tyra .. Happy New Year to you as well !
I loved seeing all of those beautiful ornaments : )
They remind me of ones I had seen as a child .. your collection is very special : )

Frances said...

Hi Joy, what a blanket of wonder in those colorful clouds! What next indeed? It is so windy here as the sun arose that I could barely stand on the deck to snap it! Strange for that kind of wind at daybreak, the high temp for the day is right now, so that is a cold north wind coming down all the way to TN from Canada! Thanks! :-) May your new year be the best ever!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Frances .. thank you ! .. the weather is so unpredictable lately .. the high winds did quite a bit of damage in Ontario .. people without power (I shudder or shiver to think of that !) .. I love watching the clouds and sky so that is something of a mystery to look forward to.
Yes ! Post-it notes stuck to our foreheads that will do the trick ! : )

Linda Lunda said...

Happy New Year my friend!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Linda .. lets hope it is a very happy one for all of us girl !!: )

bs said...

i'm so jealous! that's a gorgeous view you've got there. thanks for stopping by the other day. you have a lot of beautiful photographs here, and i look forward to watching you fill up your disk again! happy new year!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi bs (ok .. there are some jokes I can think of with this nickname but I will be good ! LOL) .. Thank you ! I am lucky to have an eastern view to see sunrises .. I miss the western for for sunsets though .. but I'm happy to have what I have ! Thanks .. hope to have more pictures to come : )