Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Ever-changing Sky

The ever changing sky seems to be in my view finder a lot these days. I find such variety and beauty in the sky.I have challenged many folks to make it a habit to look at the sky and take note of the beauty there.

As I scrolled through my photos from the last few months,I found many sky scenes.
A looming thunderstorm is sure to bring good photo opportunities.
Looking to the west at Lake Minniwasta,those clouds looks both amazing and threatening.


While I tend to watch the sky,I am also keenly aware of the beauty at ground level.A head of grass flowers, is so delicate and also easily missed.

 Some time ago,I got a text from Steve.He suggested that it would be a good idea to grab my camera and get out of town, to watch the skies.I was very thankful that I followed his advice.
The skies were amazing.


The evening light gave some amazing colors and contrasts.

The beauty didn't end with the clouds. God put out the most  beautiful double rainbow, for us to enjoy. I had failed to mention that when I went out on Steve's advice,I drove out of town and down a country road.I had seen a car on this road, but as I got closer I realized that Steve and I had picked the same spot from which to photograph the scene.The photos in this post are all ones I have taken.

Friends,please do yourself the favour and watch for the beauty in the skies. We don't have to travel far to see that. Now,if you'll excuse me,I will have to get out of town and see what scenes await me in the sky today.

16 comments:

Rose said...

Oh, I am such a sky watcher, too....and I love your photos of it. Today it was just glorious here.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Beautiful sky photos, Ruth. Love that double rainbow!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Just gorgeous! Is that people swimming way, way out on the lake? Picture four looks like the clouds are scalloped at the bottom! I think that one is my favorite!

Sandi said...

"God put out the most beautiful double rainbow"

This was encouraging! Thanks. :)

Sandra said...

the one of the clouds hovering over the green of the fields is just amazing. all of them are beautiful. you are one of the rare people i follow, that sees up, down on the ground and also does bird watching. most of us do one or the other... your sky pics are always amazing

Mersad said...

All of these are amazing. The rainbow is just the icing on the cake.

happyone said...

Wonderful Wonderful beautiful pictures. The double rainbow is awesome, so big and bright and clear.

Debbie said...

such a funny story about you and steven - but i am not surprised!!! loved the rainbows, they are such a special gift!!!

Unknown said...

Ruth, stunning images! The Rainbow is unbelievably! Our skies have been a bit disappointing lately. We had that 2 weeks of smoke where we couldn't see a thing, and lately the skies have been clear. Not very exciting at sundown!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

You were rewarded well by getting out of time by photographing that double rainbow.

Rose L said...

Double rainbow! We have not had clouds in a long time. Kinda miss them!

E. said...

my Dad's bday was August 19th he turned 73 ... i can not believe how time flies ... i can see how many parents have aged ... and i pray i have many more yrs with them. but i know ... i know i try to hold on to every memory and day we share so when they are gone ... i can recall the great memories. gorgeous rainbow. so amazing Ruth!! happy clouds. so pretty. have a lovely week. thanks for sharing. ( ;

September Violets said...

You have captured some beautiful shots of the sky. Being able to see so much skyline is definitely a plus! I'm always keeping a weather eye since I spend so much time outdoors with small kids. This summer I've been ever watchful of approaching storms as we've had so many. Where I live I have a good view for sunsets off a smallish hill on my street, but there are so many hydro wires interfering with the shots I don't bother photographing it :(

Hootin' Anni said...

That double rainbow steals the show today....wow!!!!

Love the grass seed too. Great macro.

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

The sky sure has been magnificent lately......love the rainbows. The clouds look like cotton, so pretty

Nancy said...

Aren't you glad you listened; I sure am. These shots are gorgeous and the double rainbow is just magnificent.....