Thursday, January 21, 2010

Skywatch Friday

 
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This year - a rare cloudless winter sky in the Similkameen.

January slipped in a preview of spring this past week, - I could have drowned myself with pleasure in the deepness of the blue, blue sky.

Most days this month have presented clouds and mist and drizzly rain - beautiful in their own way, but oh, how one eventually begins to yearn for sunshine!



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15 comments:

Regina said...

Amazing captures.
Wishing you a sunshiny day.
Enjoy the weekend.

Barb said...

These contrasting views of the Similkameen tell of your fickle weather, Hildred. Enjoy the blue whenever you can!

J Bar said...

Good contrast.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So very true. Edward is so melancholy when the sun is away. We had our own sunny day on Monday. Bright blue skies and fairly warm temperatures. We took the dogs to the park and were tickled to see all the small children running around as if just released from jail!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Nice pictures with good contrast

LV said...

Two different nature moods for the skies today. You did very well on this feature.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. I loved the first shot very much.

magiceye said...

brilliant blue!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Perfectly expressed! And perfectly pictured.

Light and Voices said...

Fog hugging the mountains is awesome!
Joyce, IL, USA

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos, the foggy misty photo has such drama and mystery about it.

JOE TODD said...

The Blue and the Gray Kinda like our Civil War

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely photographs as usual Hildred. Could you please explain to me what the Similkameen is.

VioletSky said...

grey skies make nice pictures, but blue skies make one smile.

Hildred and Charles said...

Thanks so much for visiting Similkameen skies.

Weaver, the Similkameen is firstly a river which has its source to the west of us, high in the mountains. The Similkameen is also a narrow high valley that follows the river as it winds its way down towards the U.S. Canada border and joins the Okanagan River just a few miles beyond, eventually ending up in the mighty Columbia that waters much of the western U.S.

There is an Indian word, 'similgamix' from which Similkameen is said to be derived.

It is such a beautiful valley and someday I might write a descriptive blog about it, but in the meantime here is a site that gives some information about the portion of the valley we live in.

http://www.crowsnest-highway.ca/cgi-bin/citypage.pl?city=KEREMEOS