Saturday, July 24, 2010

The skies around here

Almost every evening I look to the west and wish I was out at the strip pits, so last night I went in the hopes of a nice sunset...I was hoping for a big sun, but instead I got clouds. Not that I mind. I thought if someone didn't know better and only glanced at the photo above, they might for second think those clouds were snow capped mountains...
Looking one direction, you see the above sky. Notice the streaks...those were really there. Nothing to do with my camera or altering the photo in anyway except a reduction in size.

Then looking to the west, this is the scene as the sun slipped behind that could....I really hope you will enlarge this one, if not any of the others. It was just glorious.
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We went down to see the Toot today...she is so funny. Roger will stretch out in the floor or on the couch and pretend to be asleep--sometimes not pretending...and Lorelei's eyes just light up. She heads right to him and will climb all over him or beat on him...along with laying down beside him and pretending to be asleep. She will do that for a few minutes, then get up and go on about her business of playing.

In a little while, if he is actually asleep, she will go over close to him and either lean on him, or on the couch, or whatever and stare at his face. Next, she will start beating on him, or go get something to beat on him with. Sarah and I sit and laugh till we cry...
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You will never guess what I fixed tonight, considering the temperature was in the 90's, but felt near 100ยบ....I came home and fixed vegetable soup. And it was GOOD! Even Roger liked it, and he doesn't usually care much for soup in the heat of summer.

11 comments:

Tricia said...

I enlarged them all & as I love a great sunset shot, I love that 1st photo most of all! WoW!

don said...

A fine evening series. The last sun-rimmed cloud of the setting sun is gorgeous....especially so when enlarged.

George said...

I'm glad you headed out to the strip pits to get these pictures. I like the first one -- the clouds reminded me of a crown. The last picture is absolutely gorgeous.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like the last picture, of the clouds fringed with sunlight.

Caron said...

I like them all and wonder what the line in the sky was. I love it when the sun sets behind clouds that way. You know my favorite part of this vacation so far?

We called the grandkids. Dad put Oren on the phone and he said hello before I heard Kena scream, "IS THAT MY GRANDMA?" She must have wrenched the phone from him because the next thing I heard, without time for Oren to protest, was Kena telling me what she did at suppertime!

Mary said...

What great skies and I think you got a pretty nice sunset in the end. Lorelei sounds so funny :-) Good thing her grandpa loves her!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Beautiful skies! :-D

I've been having a hankering for meatloaf, but the idea of using the over in this heat doesn't appeal--I wonder if you can cook it on the grill, LOL.

EG Wow said...

Lovely sun set. Lately the sun has surprised me a couple of times at the last minute with a lovely end to the day.

I'm often surprised what you find at the strip pits. I remember seeing some many years ago and thinking what a horrible mess. But it looks like Nature is reclaiming them. :)

Small City Scenes said...

The sky can be so glorious, can't it. All we have to do is look and you not only looked but took excellent pictures. MB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---love the sky pictures, Rose... BUT--that last one is fabulous... Frame it!!!!!

Glad you enjoyed seeing the Toot... Did the kids find a house??
Hugs,
Betsy

Jacob said...

A wonderful series of shots...

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