Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Clouds

It is no secret that I love watching the sky.I find so much beauty by simply turning my eyes to look to the sky. We don't need to travel far to see the beauty in the sky.
As I do slide shows in various places,I am always encouraging people to look to the sky for a never ending source of beauty.


Cloud patterns change constantly,so one has to be quick to capture the moment.


A setting sun,water and clouds,combine to make a lovely scene. Some people go to the ocean to see sunsets,and I am sure that would be spectacular,but since I don't readily have that option even a small marshy area will do.


As the sun tries to peek through a small opening in the clouds,the rays burst forth.whenever the sun is shining,the sunbeams are around,but we don't see them unless there are some clouds.


As I was watching the sky,waiting for that perfect sunset scene,I noticed this opening in the clouds.
I loved it and was so happy to be at the right place to capture this moment. 


The perfect sunset I was waiting for did appear.The sky was dotted with just enough clouds and the colours were amazing.


I got many pictures that evening and went back home rejoicing. Not every photography outing turns out this good,but this was a winner in my eyes.

The words on my heart that evening were:
Oh Lord my God how great Thou art!

29 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Ruth, you know how I love pictures of the sky, and each f these is so good in it's own way! I especially love the big opening in the clouds. And the sunbeams, and the pink buttermilk sky!

S. Etole said...

These are all beautiful and each so unique.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Awesome.... You know how much I LOVE sky and cloud photos. I have a photo of some sunbeams on my Photo Blog this month--taken from the Schooner Alliance in Yorktown....

Love all of your photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

Amen, Ruth- wonderful!



Aloha

George said...

I never tire of seeing (and taking) pictures of God's glorious skies. Your photos are magnificent.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Wunderschöne kurze Momente, grossartig eingefangen. Danke...

Liebe Grüsse Dir

Hans-Peter

Unknown said...

Ruth, Absolutely beautiful sky shots! Autumn is always so nice with it's sunsets! We've had a few out here, but it been really socked in and stormy for the past week. Seems the season changed with a vengeance!

Montanagirl said...

I love "sky" photos, and yours are truly remarkable!

Sandra said...

I love the hole in the clouds and the sunbeams pointing out the marsh.. so beautiful

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful collection of clouds and skies! They are truly sensational.

happyone said...

You captured some beautiful clouds. As you know I like clouds too. : )

TexWisGirl said...

absolutely gorgeous, ruth. thank you.

Cicero Sings said...

Your sky shots are lovely. Clouds and sky and earth and light -- ever changing

Nancy said...

These are fantastic; looks like God was painting the sky just for you to capture.....

I love your new header as well....

Mary said...

I love to look at the sky and clouds, too. These are lovely. I love that big opening in the one shot and the colors and textures in all of them. I think looking at clouds is good therapy :-)

Rick said...

Totally agree, Ruth - and without clouds, sunsets just wouldn't be as colourful or dramatic. Love the marsh shot above all.

Diane said...

These are awesome, Ruth. You have a big sky there to get spectacular shots. Diane

Daughter of The KING said...

Ruth, I echo that thought!
Oh, Lord my God How Great Thou Art!
I am so blessed by your gift! Thank you my friend {{{Hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

Sky photos are fantastic. You have got a good collection of them.

Pallavi said...

Beautiful beyond words!! Ruth, each picture is so breathtaking!!! :) :)

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, I love your introduction to this post and your words about appreciation of the sky. Your photos here are wonderful. The second and third ones ... with the rays of sunshine ... great shots that take advantage of that special beauty. Always enjoy your posts and thank you for your comments on mine. John

EG CameraGirl said...

The skies in these photos are coloured so beautifully!

Anita Johnson said...

Beautiful! "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Shug said...

Hi Ruth......each photo is so spectacular, but my fav is the one with the opening in the clouds. Very unique!,,
Happy day to you!
Shug

What Karen Sees said...

There is nothing more inspiring and spiritual as gazing into the depths of a beautiful sky and realizing that all will be well because God in in his heavens.

Debbie said...

Your right Ruth, I never went far for most of my best images!!

Peeps ask me "how can you blog, everyday"??

I simply say "how could you not, there is so much beauty all around us.....I am happy to say there are many of us who see it, enjoy it and share it!!"

Betty Manousos said...

i adore your soft, marvelous skies and your header is just beautiful too.

have a blessed weekend!
xo

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Goodness, Ruth, what a beautiful post. I love all of these. The marsh shot, with the reeds in the foreground and the beautiful sky above is gorgeous. Love the hole in the clouds, too. Can't pick a favorite from this bunch!

Karin said...

I've been sitting here for a long time loving your shots - can't pick a favorite - love them all. How special those days when I can enjoy my head in the clouds!