Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Post 18



This is my first post on Sky Watch! I decided only this afternoon that I would try to participate. It was exciting, and a bit frustrating trying to find a good sky shot this evening, just before sundown, when most of the visible sky was overcast. This photo was taken from my daughter's home, which is located on one of the few high spots in our town of Jacksonville, Arkansas, enabling my camera to "over look" most of the city. A little cropping produced this photo.

Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Tom at Wiggers World . I invite you to visit his site to see some great Sky Watch photos from around the world.


59 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch. I wish you a warm welcome and an enjoyable weekend with hopefully many new visitors calling by and saying hello.

You picture is just right for Sky Watch... no awards for the best shot, just plain friendly fun, some good old banter with friends old and new.. I hope you become a regular and enjoy the time spent here.

Tom

Marvin said...

A great Sky Watch photo. I especially like the way you captured the sunrays emerging from the cloud cover.

I don't know about you, but I was more than ready to see the clouds breaking up this evening. I reckon I have a very low tolerance for gray, overcast days when it's too wet for me to get out into the woods.

Thanks you for your visit and comment.

Texas Travelers said...

Really great shot for the first SWF. Nice composition and perfect exposure.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

Anemone said...

Welcome to sky watch. And this is a great start...

God watch this friday to you.

Nice weekend wishes to you, from Norway.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a beautiful photograph for your first Sky Watch Friday entry. I have problems picking out which photo to use.

quinttarantino said...

Liked the way you captured the sunrays emerging from the cloud cover.
And a warm welcome to SKY WATCH also.

Rose said...

I love this sky watch photo--it is just perfect. Glad you decided to join us.

RuneE said...

Welcome to the club! Seems you have gor th point of SWF!

SandyCarlson said...

Welcome! That's a gorgeous view from you daughter's home!

dot said...

Welcome to Sky Watch and that's certainly a beautiful shot!!

Dick said...

Nice start, good shot.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Grandchildren always makes things seem so much brighter and happier. We don't have any great grandchildren yet, but our two oldest grandchildren live in Fl, so even if they have any, we probably wouldn't see them often. The three grandchildren that live close by are 15, 9 and 8. So unless the 15 year old grandson marries early like around 18 or 19 and has a child by the time he's say 21, we may never see any great- grandchildren. Thanks for your visit. I appreciate it very much.

Petunia said...

Welcome:)
Your SWF shot is just perfect!

Marie said...

Beautiful photo!

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful.

fishing guy said...

Pat: Very exciting shot for your first SWF. Once you start you will be surprised how many great skies you see.

Kelly said...

Very beautiful, Pat!

Carletta said...

This is a beautiful photo for your first Skywatch! Welcome.

Carla said...

Welcome to Sky Watch! I love your photo...it's beautiful!

Chrisss said...

Beautiful photo. Thanks for visiting my blog. Welcome to Sky Watch.

John said...

This is a beautiful photograph!
Welcome to swf.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent choice for your first Sky Watch!

"Louis" thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo

Sandpiper said...

This is beautiful! I like the rays peeking out from behind the clouds. You have a really great blog. Thank you for stopping by mine, too.

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful image, excellent sky watch.

Bibi said...

Thanks, Pat, for the info on manhole, whoops, MAINTENANCE covers! It's still manhole for me!

I have browsed your blog, and will be back. LIke your Skywatch photo!

Sherry said...

That's a beautiful sky shot!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. Here we have a lot of fun:)

Your photos is wonderful and it is a perfect shot for the SWF. Wonderful start:D

Have a lovely weekend:D

ellen b. said...

Welcome to Sky watch. This is a beauty you posted. Have a great weekend.

photo said...

your first entry is a blast!

welcome to sw!

http://say-cheese.info/2008/05/15/sky-watch-2/

Jane Marie said...

Great shot for your first time posting to Skywatch Friday. See you next Friday.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Thank you, one and all, for your kind comments and the warm welcome to Sky Watch Friday. I've spent most of the day looking at YOUR wonderful photos. You folks are fantastic photographers!
OLD WOM TIGLEY: how in the world do you do it? Everywhere I've been today on the blog comments, you've been there waaaay ahead of me. I've looked at only about 1/2 the entries so far and my eyes are about to pop out of my head. Of course, you have sort of a head start since your clock is 6 hours ahead of mine! LOL

Anonymous said...

Must be a wonderful spot to 'overlook'! The sky looks fantastic with splashes of colour that really set it off :) Hope your eyes feel better after a good rest!

david mcmahon said...

A very warm (Australian) welcome to Sky Watch Friday.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a beautiful sky. This is my first time too, what fun to travel the world gazing at the sky. Karen

Chris said...

Lovely first SkyWatch post, Pat! Welcome!!

I see you like rubber stamping. Until last May, I owned a rubber stamp store in Nashville. I had a number of customers who would come over from Arkansas a few times a year!

Debbie in NC said...

Welcome to SWF! I do this occasionally but truly love looking at all the photos.

Your sky today is amazing!

Great job!

Max-e said...

This is a good start to skywatch Friday. Welcome to the group

Angie said...

A beautiful photo and a somewhat belated welcome to Sky Watch from yours truly

Catherine said...

You've caught the ray emerging from the "menacing" clouds just as many painters try to do catch this impression. And you succeeded!
Welcome from a new Sky Watcher from France.
Thanks for commenting my South french sky.

David said...

great photo, the perspective is perfect here. Although the photo is very "exciting" it still fits in everything well.

Cheers,

David Webb - Nature Pictures
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Lara said...

a dramatic picture! what a sky!

Astrid Witte said...

Nice clouds!

Dewdrop said...

Hey, your post is crepuscular rays, too. Beautiful capture!!! Arkansas and scrapper. You are geographically placed for intense weather, and you scrapbook? Two of my favorite things. I'll have to visit again.

Dina said...

Welcome to Sky Watch, Pat. Your beautiful sky makes me miss dear old Arkansas (volunteered at Heifer Ranch 6 years).
Shalom from Jerusalem and thanks for stopping by.

Hilary said...

Great shot, Pat. I'll be looking forward to more.

D Herrod said...

Welcome to SWF. Nice shot.

Small City Scenes said...

Welcome to SWF. You have a lovely blog. MB

Carole said...

Another newbie! How wonderful. Welcome. I love the clouds in this picture. Just amazing.

shubd said...

Such a marvelous picture and for your very first post for Skywatch too !
I too am new to SWF , I am sure we will enjoy gazing into the various forms of the sky that Nature has to offer !

http://click-shubd.blogspot.com/

Inkivääri said...

It has been a cludy day - quite same kind of Sky;)

CherryPie said...

What fantastic clouds and rays of light :-)

Neva said...

I am new too and I really like your sky!

Twinville said...

YOU took THAT photo??!! Amazing!!

Well done.

Livio said...

Beautiful sky

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like alot of dark skys. It's been raining here all week.

the teach said...

Arkansas stamper, I used to do stamping, making cards and such! Thanks for commenting at6 my SW - your sky photo is beautiful! Welcome and keep posting! :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Pat, I've seen your comments at Jeannelle's blog, so I decided to visit.

That is a beautiful photo.

nonizamboni said...

Welcome! And your perseverance paid off in a lovely photo.
Happy week!

CrazyCow said...

Very pretty photo. Love the rays shining through, and the dark foreground. Gives a lovely dramatic feel to the photo.