Thursday, 11 February 2010

Artist of the Skies

As Blogger won't let me move this at the moment I will have to show it first before the skies. Ten minutes before this picture was taken yesterday we had blue sky and sunshine( a rarity at the moment)and here it is snowing again. Woke up to a covering this morning and it was icy for walking, but out came the sun again and 'dried up all the snow'. Here at any rate, some places have it bad but nothing compared with what we are seeing in Washington DC on the TV news.



I love the ever changing skies and look for them wherever I am. Looking here at some taken from an upstairs bedroom at the back of my house through different months of the year. What beauty to behold.













































23 comments:

Susan said...

Wonderful photos, Barbara! I so enjoyed them.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Beautiful pictures. You have a nice view. I like to do the same and sunsets are my favorite as their color just cannot be matched. I really like the picture of the garden showing the red poinsettia. That is striking.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

such beauiful shots.
all in one day!

Vee said...

Wonderful how you juxtaposed the brilliant red poinsettia against all that gray and the snow. Which leads me to ask this question: how long do you allow your poinsettia to go on? Mine is still doing famously and so I hesitate to purposely do it in.

Those sky pictures are wonderful. I am glad that you took them all from the same perspective. No one can paint the way He does!

talesfromagarden said...

Dramatic skies all right, the lovely warm red of the poinsettia against the stark cold of the snow and frost is lovely!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Just breathtakingly beautiful!
We have the same predictions here, one minute sunshine, the next snow, most times both...isn't it peculiar ?

Willow said...

Beautiful pictures. We were suppose to get alot of snow too, but lucky for us we did not. Now we have another storm coming in tomorrow.

Willow

Melanie said...

Very beautiful skies Barbara. I read about the snow in Kent and was suprised as we had a 5 min fluttering which diasppeared as it landed.

Keep warm. :-)

Lorrie said...

Beautiful skies painted by the Master Artist! There is so much to admire and wonder at in this world, isn't there?

Beth said...

Love these photos, Barbara! Especially the one with the poinsettia and the snowy garden scene. Your brilliant red against the green and white makes for an unexpected surprise in the photo. Nice job!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Great pictures of your ever changing sky. When I lived in the Sacramento area of California, there were no clouds for about 6+ months every year. Blue sky every day got boring. Here in Texas the sky is very unpredictable and changes every day.

Love you gardens!

Talk to you soon;)
Bunny Jean

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Great pictures of your ever changing sky. When I lived in the
Sacramento area of California, there were no clouds for about 6+ months
every year. Blue sky every day got boring. Here in Texas the sky is
very unpredictable and changes every day.

Love you gardens!

Talk to you soon;)
Bunny Jean

ewix said...

Beautiful, Barbara.
I love looking at the sky in all its infinite variety.
There is a meme "Sky Watch Friday" that lots of bloggers I know enjoy. ( I don't do it since I'm likely to forget or want to post something else....!)
Granparenthood is proving a delight.

Sara said...

I love those garden photos you take with colorful flowers in the foreground on the windowsill! Yes, your back bedroom upstairs is perfect for sunset viewing...I can imagine standing there myself now that I've visited! You've captured some gorgeous skies.

Needled Mom said...

Oh, Barbara, those colors are absolutely incredible!

I can't believe you are getting so much snow this year.

Needled Mom said...

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Oh, Barbara, those colors are absolutely incredible!

I can't believe you are getting so much snow this year.

Josie Ray said...

Truly lovely skies, Barbara. And I love the red poinsettia against the grayish snow backdrop. Reminds me of an Edouard Travies bird print.

BTW, we're not too far from Washington, DC, and we're doing just fine. :-) We're snowed in, to be sure, but were blessed with only 13 hours without power. The main issue is that they're just not used to dealing with this much snow here and the highways are still one lane. But we're coming through it! :-)

Love your garden.

Crafty Gardener said...

Gorgeous sky photos Barbara. I love watching the sky also.

Sam. said...

We really do have a monstrous amount of snow here in the Northeast. And oh, how I long to have an English garden of my own someday! I suppose I must first learn how to garden in America first, though :)

Pomona said...

Those are the most beautiful skies - lovely!

Pomona x

The Norwegian said...

So enjoyed these images. The sky always suggests the limitlessness of God! Also think of Him as an artist of course. Lots to love in the beauty of the snow we are experiencing here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Barbara
I love all your pictures!!
The red poinsettia is so pretty aganist the snow.

Best
Tracy :)

Charm and Grace said...

Stunning shots! We artists try and capture on paper or canvas what can never be imitated, the True Artist's handiwork. Thank you.

Blessings,
Christi