Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sky Watch - Post 62




It's been raining for the past few days, with heavy, solid-gray skies. Not a photo op anywhere to be seen, and who in their right mind wants to drown their camera? So, it was back into the archives for a more cheerful (and taken in the dry) photograph. Thanks to Dew Drop, our intrepid wanna-be storm chaser from Georgia, I've learned to be on the lookout for 'crepuscular rays' in the sky. I've seen them all my life, but didn't know what to call them until Dew told me. I caught these peeping over the roof of a friend's house a couple of month's ago.





Sky Watch was created by Dot and is now brought to you by our friends Imac, Klaus, Sandy and Tom. Visit the Sky Watch Friday home page anytime after 7:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday (that's 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time here in the U.S. -- if you're in the U.S.A. you can figure it out from there.) You'll be amazed at all the wonderful photos from around the world. And, if you have time, it's nice to leave a comment on their blog site to let them know you enjoyed their Sky Watch photo.

Happy Sky Watching!

46 comments:

Nancy said...

I've seen those things, too, but never knew what they were called until now. Never too old to learn something new! LOL

(((((( HUGS ))))))

San said...

Those are some damn fine crepuscular rays. Most fine. Most crepuscular.

auringonkukka =) said...

beautiful!!
have a nice weekend!!

Carole said...

I love when the sun's rays shine through the clouds like that.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a really nice photograph on the top. I like it a lot.

Titania said...

It is interesting to see some dark clouds and some illuminated by the sun rays. Very nice picture.

Faery said...

Same thing here in Venezuela,we had a thunder storm yesterday, but i love this weather too, but as you say this is more cheerful I love the blue sky

Texas Travelers said...

Great 'rays.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit Martha's Clouds, Click here.

Troy and Martha

RuneE said...

Thank you for teaching me

Yen said...

That is a beautiful sky there!

Mine is here;
Sky Watch #8

Julie said...

I like the image you have chosen. The back-lit sky is quite wonderful and you have framed it so well with your dramatic silhouettes, Patricia. Very satisfying image ...

SandyCarlson said...

What a gorgeous view. I love your world!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How nice you had this lovely photo in your archives. ;-)

imac said...

Beautiful.

Tommy V said...

nice

fishing guy said...

Pat: Nicely done, it's nice to learn from your hobbies.

mirage2g said...

Learned something new today...great sky btw!

I get to enjoy the sky a lot because of skywatch! Thanks for sharing your photos, it really makes my day! (or night)

Visiting from ViennaDaily...happy skywatching!

Sandi McBride said...

That is a wonderful picture...but I'd love to see the full rain bloated clouds...perhaps when it's not raining???
Sandi

Andy said...

Great shot, nice to see the sun trying to clamber down through the cloud cover. Great SWF!

Rose said...

I learned something new today--now to just see if I can remember it!

Kelly said...

Great photo, I know what you mean, the skies have been full of rain lately!

afeatheradrift said...

Thanks for those crepuscular rays! never knew what they were either before today.Thanks, I have my learned something new to day! lol. It's rainy here too Pat, not a sun in sight!

CrazyCath said...

Now I know what to call them too! Great shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great picture.. and yes our very own Weather girl is a star... watch out soon for a series of cloud formation intros from Dew..

Hildegarde said...

I like it very much, good that you have archives for rainy days :-)

Rambling Woods said...

I didn't know what they were called. Not nice weather here either...

Ivar Ivrig said...

Very nice capture. Beautiful light

Carletta said...

Lovely image!
Isn't it terrific to have Dew in on this meme - she is so cool and full of knowledge.
I like the lighting in this.

Country Girl said...

Pat, I love your sky and your informative post. Now I know what crepuscular rays really are.

Unfortunately, I'll never be able to pronounce it after today.

Lilli & Nevada said...

what a beautiful photo and i could never remember that name or spell it but no matter the photo is beautiful

kjpweb said...

Uh - good info! Thanks for that (and a great pic, too)
Cheers, Klaus

Louise said...

The rays are pretty. And the archives are always nice. I'll be using them soon, I know.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I never knew what to call these crepu ray things...thanks for telling us...Happy Sky Watch...I love your picture this week. we have had all rain also...hope you have a great weekend and please come and see my big surprise for sky watch this week. cheers.

Anita said...

Thanks for the lesson! I never knew what they were, either... but I know I love this sky! :)

Prairie Visions

babooshka said...

The solhoutted building against that pretty peppered cloud aky is a beauty.

Mary said...

wow,I don't care what they are called -- they are just plain beautiful!

Arija said...

Love it when the clouds are layered like that, crpuscular rays or not!

Angie said...

A beautiful shot. I didn't know what they were called either so thanks for the info

Dewdrop said...

Oh Pat... you made me cry with your reference to me here... (granted, I am slightly over-emotional right now). So sweet of you to mention me and link me. Sorry your current skies are so grey, but at least you've got your beautiful archive to reflect on what's to come... :O)

Tom, gosh, now, I really need to get cracking on those...

Carletta, aww... not helping the tears.

Lana Gramlich said...

Very nice! I love when you see those kind of rays from moonlight...very cool.

Dianne said...

love the dark and light

I'm learning a lot about the sky from SWF

Jeanne said...

I'll have to work at keeping that word in my brain to dazzle my friends next time we have them. Beautiful shot.

nina said...

Hope you have beter weather soon!
Pretty bright sky!

Nina at Nature Remains

Torsdag said...

beautiful sky watch, good light in the sky

Max-e said...

Good capture. I like the way you caught the rays

Joyce said...

Crepuscular - my word for today. Hopefully I'll remember it! :) Your picture is beautiful! I love it! Archives are a wonderful thing, but sometimes rainy weather can give us good pictures too, but this was definitely more for my mood. Thanks for sharing!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!