Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Post 21


I do love Arkansas sunsets! When they are quite colorful, there's usually a weather change ahead. It hasn't stormed or poured down rain for almost a week, so we're due for another round in the next few days, I suspect. In any event, I've finally learned to carry my camera with me all the time, just in case there is a pretty sunset. I walked out of church Wednesday evening to see such a sky. Since I didn't have time to make it to my favorite spot at my daughter's hilltop home before the sun disappeared , I drove to the nearest place to the church where I would have an open view of the western sky. Other than cropping, these photos are as they were captured by the camera within a minute or so of each other. Mother Nature is an amazing artist, and she works so quickly!
Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Tom Wiggers. Please visit his web site to see wonderful photos from around the world.







66 comments:

Egghead said...

Beautiful sky. One of my favorite things to take photos of.

fishing guy said...

Pat: Wonderful skies for SWF. The colors are outstanding.

SandyCarlson said...

Talk about color! These are wonderful. I am going to keep my eye out for those colors here. I wonder if we have them and I haven't noticed or what. Such beauty!

Rose said...

Very beautiful!

Hilary said...

Beautiful colours Pat. You're right about the art of nature. Thanks for sharing.

imac said...

Beautiful 2nd I like best.

Pop and see mine before I vanish haha.

Anemone said...

Great sky...

Old Wom Tigley said...

The time it took to do all this as really paid off, these are stunning.. I have to agree with you about 'natures' display an artistry..

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Pictures interesting with very pretty colors

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful colors, beautiful sunset, excellent.

Voz do meu Coração said...

Pretty pictures, excellent series. Congratulations

Angie said...

Beautiful photos,a lovely Sky Watch contribution.

Tommy said...

great colors

Livio said...

Very nice the second shot

T.R. said...

shhh - Arkansas has always been a well kept secret. My favorite place on earth. Its beautiful in any light -- but you sunsets are stunning. I am Arkansas bound in a few weeks and cannot wait!

Ida said...

Lovely. :)
Have a good time, and do remember to bring the camera with you. :)

My Sky Watch

me and my camera said...

The two photos are very beautiful, especially the darker one. Like you, I also carry my camera around with me; for those special moments, like your sunsets.

John said...

Great shots and wonderful colors!

Snap Catch said...

perfect catch for SWF! Hope to see you around in my corner too..

Musings said...

These photos are so pretty. Have a happy weekend.

Neal said...

Wonderful shots!! Very beautiful!

MamaFlo said...

Beautiful Color!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a nice weekend:)

Quiet Paths said...

Amazing colors; we don't often see that out here, but when we do it's a treat - just like your photos here.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Ah, what beautiful sunsets in Arkasas. Gorgeous. Karen

david mcmahon said...

You're so right about how swift the changes are!

Carletta said...

She does work quickly that lovely lady of nature.
Beautiful images.

chrome3d said...

Second one with deeper colours is the one for me. Thanks!

Louis la Vache said...

Perfect, beautiful skies for Sky Watch!

"Louis" is glad he stopped by!

pts said...

beautiful sky pic!

mirage2g said...

Beautiful skies! This scene makes you just look there and feel at peace.

Thanks for dropping by my page and leaving a comment but my entry is actually this one http://mirageasusual.blogspot.com/2008/05/sky-watch-friday_23.html as it published at 12am this morning only =)

viel said...

great colors!

http://vielerfolg.com/2008/05/22/sky-watch-3/

guild-rez said...

Beautiful sky, colour and great pictures.
Thank you for your visit and comment.

Stine ☆ said...

So true! This is an amazing sunset given by Mother Nature!

photo said...

wonderful colors!

http://say-cheese.info/2008/05/22/sky-watch-3/

captain modroom9 said...

A classic sunset and good compositions.

archiearchive said...

A Beautiful sky. Thank you for sharing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm glad you had your camra with you to catch this glorious sky!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Pretty photos! We had a good spell of hot weather last weekend and now nothing but cold wet rain for the last 3 days... and it looks like it will last for the next 4 more...

Anne-Berit said...

I love skies like that,beautiful!

TSannie said...

Can't make up my mind which of your pictures I like best. They're both beautiful.

Daryl said...

Lovely sky ...

:-Daryl

nonizamboni said...

Perfect captures and love those exhilarating colors!

Carla said...

These are beautiful!!

Dina said...

God bless dear Arkansas and her sky and you too!

Petunia said...

Lovely:)

ellen b. said...

Fantastic. I'm glad you're carrying that camera around with you everywhere...
Have a great Arkansas Memorial Day weekend...

Ann from Montana said...

Gorgeous color and landscape also!

Craver Vii said...

Beautiful skies!! It's great to have that camera close by, eh?

Marie said...

Beautiful sky watch!

Kelly said...

Such beautiful colors!

rhymeswithplague said...

Pat,

Wow! And over 50 comments already! The consensus seems to be that the darker picture is the better one, but the lighter one is actually my favorite. (I don't know art, but I know what I like!)

Is it all right if I post that photo on my blog? I would give you credit for taking it, oof course. Let me know.

Keep your camera at the ready! And congratulations!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Arkansas sunsets are beautiful. Nice colors.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful shots. Carry always your camera with you.

byrningbunny said...

These are beautiful and you are right, mother nature does work quickly! Too fast for us sometimes.

D Herrod said...

Sweet.

"JEANNELLE" said...

Lovely scenes! And, wow, SO MANY wonderful comments!!

lv2scpbk said...

Nice shots of the sky.

Dewdrop said...

She is an amazing artist. I love sunsets and sunrises... the colors are just phenomenal!

Weather in Missouri right now... could dip down into your area. Looks like a squall crossing into Arkansas now.

Müge Tekil said...

I like very much tje sky when it turns in pink as in your photos! Beautiful shots! Have a wonderful week-end!

Max-e said...

Great shots of a beautiful sunset

Jennifer Robin said...

Love that second shot. Such lovely colors!

riversongs said...

Beautiful shots!! I love sunrises and sunsets more than anything and I also carry a camera with me at all times.

napaboaniya said...

Great shots of the skyline :)c

Anonymous said...

I love the second but both have their own beauty and feeling!

Indrani said...

Yes, the changes in the color of the sky in the last few minutes are fast. Loved your pictures.