Thursday, June 17, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Variable Similkameen Skies

Sunday evening, as the sun slipped away the skies to the north resembled an approaching forest fire....



The next morning blue sky and pure white clouds promised a fine day.....


By mid-afternoon things were looking troublesome to the south ....


Though the evening sun in the west lit the pasture a few miles to the south it was dark and foreboding.



and it's been raining off and on ever since!   The Optomist  amongst us watches the cherries ripen and knows by the time they are ready to pick the skies will have unloaded all their moisture and sunny cherry picking weather will be with us again....

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13 comments:

Carol said...

This is a beautiful series of photos. The sunset is a great shot, and it DOES look like a fire approaching. The colors are gorgeous. I also like the brilliant morning sky shot. It is amazing to have so many different skies in the span of a day. Even the troubled skies are pretty in their own way.

VioletSky said...

Stay with the optimist point of view!

Pearl Maple said...

Great photo collection for sky watch Friday and you are so right about the first one looking like a fire creeping over the horizon. Have a great weekend full of happy snap opportunities.

jabblog said...

Amazing, dramatic skies - and without the rain they bring the cherries would never be so sweet.

Malin said...

Love the first photo. All and all a great series.
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Wanda said...

Beautiful sky photos, Hildred, the one did resemble an approaching fire.

I just bought my first cherries of the season, they were perfect!

♥...Wanda

Carver said...

This was a beautiful sequence of shots. I think the first shot does almost look like fire on the mountain.

Irene said...

Great images ... lovely scenery. I hope the sun is back! At this moment a storm is coming, it fells more like fall than early summer. Wish you a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It IS always good to have an Optimist around the house!

Honestly I saw that first picture before I read your caption and thought 'oh no not a forest fire already."

It and all your pictures are beautiful as always.

Regina said...

What wonderful skies and scenes.
Happy SWF to both of you.
Enjoy your weekend.

Mike said...

Your skies are fascinating!

Barb said...

The changing Similkameen skies always look like paintings, Hildred. I'm also hopeful that your cherries will be picked, and you'll be sharing a baking recipe with them!

jenniferw said...

Those left me gasping! Your view is among the loveliest I've ever seen.