Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cotton Candy Sky - Sky Watch Friday - Post 39

When I left my daughter's home after this past Sunday's evening meal, there was not even a smidgen of color in the sky. About three minutes later, as I turned a corner toward my home, I saw this beautiful sunset. I pulled into a shopping center's parking area, rolled down my car window and got this shot. The photo is as it came from the camera except for minor cropping. Ain't Nature grand?

I had intended to post more photos of the raccoon's nest which was in the tree recently removed from my property, but decided that it could be another post entirely. Besides, this sky is much prettier.

Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Tom Wiggers. Please visit his site to see beautiful sky photos from around the world.








71 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

It really does look like cotton candy... very nice!
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Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh you just about beat me this time. Nice photo.

I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful sky. Good shot.

Picturing of Life said...

yep...great sky

Please visit mine also in here Thanks

Juliana RW said...

nice sky

Mine in here. Thanks

bobbie said...

It does look like cotton candy, and it's beautiful.

Rose said...

Aren't you glad you had your camera! It sure is a beauty.

SandyCarlson said...

Summer is a time to slow down and observe! So much to see. Thanks for this.

Dewdrop said...

yes, nature is extraorninarily GRAND! Great capture, Pat. It does look like cotton candy.

Teresa said...

Great title for this shot! Looks yummy! :o)

reader Wil said...

I like all those sunsets and am amazed that there is always that beautiful shade of pink or orange.

Hilary said...

That is indeed a lovely sky, and aptly named. I could almost feel the sticky sweetness of cotton candy.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Glad you pulled up Pat... this is a belter..the colour is a delight to see..

Thank you for being a part of this weeks Sky Watch.. I and other really appreciate your posting...
Thank you
Tom

Anemone said...

So nice and beautiful sky.

Nice weekend wish to you from Norway.

For The People said...

Looks good enough to eat! Great shot and lovely colors!

AnneKa said...

Great sky watch and have a nice weekend!!!!!!!!

kjpweb said...

That really is beautiful - and an apt title!
Cheers, Klaus

Kathiesbirds said...

We're all glad you stopped to get that shot. Beautiful!

Kappa no He said...

I'm really enjoying these Sky Watch Friday posts. I love skies with pink and blue. They make me all giddy inside.

Champ Townboy said...

Love it!!

Photo Cache said...

I love the softness of both the clouds and the color. REally pretty.

Carletta said...

Cotton Candy - perfect!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Isn't it amazing how pink clouds can get sometimes? Glad you took the time to take this photo.

Country Girl said...

Oh, Pat! Wonderful. Glad you had your camera with you. And yes, nature is very grand!

Cowgirl said...

Howdy,

Great Sky Watch pic - and I have learnt something new - had no idea that racoon's had nests up trees! Some reason I imagined them to have a burrow.

Thanks for the nice comments over at mine!

TSannie said...

Pat - I'm back! I've missed not being able to visit you. Your SWF is beautiful - you know how I feel about clouds!

Must go explore your last few posts.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Its amazing how the sky can turn into such a beautiful pallet of colors in just a short time

D Herrod said...

Nice!

Quiet Paths said...

I'm so glad you were paying attention! What a lovely photo to have captured. What was for dinner? *grin*

April said...

Nature sure is Grand! What a sky you gave us! Beautiful picture!

Pearl Maple said...

Oh don't you just love the sky when it does this!

Lucky you to have time to see it and be able to share with all the sky watch friday fans.

Have a great weekend!

ellen b. said...

Such pretty shades of blue and pink in these skies. fabulous
have a great 4th!!

Raven said...

Beautiful color. Mother nature is truly talented.

Small City Scenes said...

Yep, Mother Nature is indeed awesome. Great shot. MB

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what amazing colors!!!

auringonkukka =) said...

beautiful photos!
have a nice weekend!

Gary said...

I love cotton candy (Candyfloss to us Brits) and I love this sky shot.

Wonderful.
Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

Catherine said...

Very nice shot! Like the colors You form part of people who doesn't go away without their camera! Thanksfully. I 'll do it myself, to prevent to lose some beautiful shots like this one.

Suzanne said...

Sometimes the sky near our home shows us it best colours. This is a wonderful photo. Happy SWF.

Steven and Aisha said...

:) I love the color! Really beautiful shot.

archiearchive said...

Very nice sky. I does look like cotton candy (here in Oz we callm it "Fairy Floss")

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect entry for skywatch… all I can say is that “you’ll be the sun in somebody else’s sky”…LoL! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by…

Gallicissa said...

Wonderful colours. This is a great Sky Watch entry. Happy 4th of July!

said...

Dear Pat
this is stunning...is it not wonderfull the way nature changes from one minute to the other? Having a camera at hand and beeing able to register such as you have done,gives us the opportunity of enjoying all this beautiful moments around us...
Well done! Have a lovely weekend.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful! I think skywatch Friday has me looking at the sky more than ever. A very good thing.

mirage2g said...

Great colors and cloud formation...ave a happy sky friday!

Willard said...

That is a beautiful shot of the sky!

Your post about the raccoons and the tree removal was very interesting and I enjoyed it very much!

Thanks for your many visits to my blog!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's one of my favorite kinds of sky.

Petunia said...

Very nice cotton candy sky! Yummi!

John said...

Wow, stunning shot and lovely colors.

Pietro said...

A fascinating sky in a beautiful picture for a great Sky Watch!

Becky and Gary said...

An absolutely stunning sky. We've had some skies here like that recently.
Happy SWF.

merlinprincesse said...

This is like magic! A fairy tale sky! :)

Dave Coulter said...

Lovely colors....have a great 4th! :)

Kahshe Cottager said...

It does look like cotton candy!!! How lucky you had your camera with you.

Thanks for dropping by my SWF. Have a wonderful weekend!

DeeMom said...

The word smidgen caught my eye. Your PHOTO is awesome by the by
BUT the word Smidgen is so way KEWL

Thiên said...

Very nice. And mine looks so close to yours!

Marvin said...

Nature is, indeed, grand. Great shot of a beautiful sky.

Isadora said...

That is what it looks like - fluffy cotton candy. :)

Marie said...

Wonderful :)

RuneE said...

Just stay with the pretty sky!

cocabixinhos said...

Great shot. I like the contrast of colors!

Louise said...

Cotton Candy is the perfect way to describe this beautiful picture!

Kutuharju said...

Indeed, sweet and soft like cotton candy! As if there was something nice written in pastel colours on the skies.. Beauty!

afeatheradrift said...

Good grief, I owe you a huge apology. I picked up the feed for your site and haven't seen a post since May. Trouble was, I just realized that I had picked up the feed for the comments to a May posting. I am mortified with stupidity and ask your forgiveness. I have been checking regularly and wondering why you weren't posting. So sorry Pat, and I will be stopping by regularly you can be sure.

"JEANNELLE" said...

Your Skywatch post is lovely!!

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JC said...

Pat, This is one of the most beautiful sunset pictures I have ever seen. WOW!! What a blessing. Thanks, JC

"JEANNELLE" said...

Hi, Pat!

Your well-deserved "You Make My Day" award looks right at home there in your sidebar!!

And what a nice idea to link the picture to my blog. I'm thinking.....how did you do that?

riversongs said...

Beautiful Sky Watch photo, Pat. It really does look like cotton candy.

raf said...

As good as it gets, Pat. Beautiful capture!