Friday, December 26, 2008

Sky Watch - The Morning and the Evening




Christmas Day Morning

The skies were full of contrails; the ethereal reminders of aircraft coming and going. In my imagination, each plane was filled with happy travelers, making a last minute journey in hopes of being at home with their loved ones on Christmas Day.


Christmas Day Evening

Skies overcast with a tiny bit of the soon-to-be-setting sun coloring the undersides of the clouds with the barest hint of gold. A peaceful end to a special day.


Sky Watch was created by Dot and expanded upon by our retired friend Tom. This weekly theme post is brought to you by Klaus, Sandy, Fishing Guy, Ivar, Wren, and Louise. Visit the Sky Watch Friday home page anytime after 7:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Thursdays to see sky photos from around the world. You'll be glad you did.

27 comments:

chrome3d said...

That´s a good pairing. I like the thought of planes filled with happy people.

Moannie said...

Yes, me too, all those travellers going HOME.

Gramma Ann said...

I like the fact that you posted the morning and evening sky. Such a beautiful blue sky. But, until evening are those snow clouds moving in?

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment on my blog. I noticed in your profile we like some of the same movies and music. I also like a good mystery to read. But, I like soft mysteries, nothing to graphic. Just kind of like trying to guess who done it and why.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Beautiful. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Robin said...

A lovely pairing of different skies. Beautiful contrast.

Happy 2009!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Gramma Ann Nope, no snow in those clouds... at least for us. It's almost 60 degrees here today, although it was cooler on Christmas Day, only in the 40's.

crazy working mom said...

The skies look like the second photo here today. We're waiting on the storms...
I'm looking at the skies here. Happy Friday!

Ana said...

Nice photos and nice post too. Second shot is my favorite. I just can't stop adoring dark blue in any combination. Happy swf

fishing guy said...

Pat: You had a busy morning sky and the a neat cloudy sky.

Sue said...

Those are lovely pics and words that go with them. Thanks for visiting my blog.

One Red Horse said...

Hi Pat, thanks for visiting my blog. Sounds like we both loved Baba Yaga tales as young ones. I read her stories in 3rd grade and would pretend for hours that I lived in her chicken legged hut in the forest. Do I have one, lol? Only in those long ago memories.

Titania said...

A criss cross sky makes it very interesting, lots of traffic up there! A softly, softly Christmas sky, beautiful. A very happy New Year to you too, Pat.

Reader Wil said...

The skies keep changing all the time, but they are always interesting and sometimes beautifully coloured too.
I wish you a very happy new year!

imac said...

2 fantastic shots, I think I like the 2nd best, for its dark skies.

Dr.John said...

That trail in the sky was left by Santa's sleigh.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Pat. Interesting how the skies made such a change during the day. We had sunshine and warmer temps yesterday--but rain today!!!! FUN!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

dAwN said...

Great Photos and thoughts...
thanks for sharing
happy skywatch friday

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Lovely contrast between the two skies.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

We saw the contrails here too, they were everywhere! Lovely shots indeed! Thanks

happily retired gal said...

What variance in your morning and evening skies. That happens here a lot too. Thanks for visiting my Sky Watch at Sacred Ruminations. I also shared Sky Watch photos at another blog, so I'll use it to sign in here ... just because.
Hugs and blessings,
storyteller

Pearl Maple said...

2 interesting photos for Sky Watch Friday, goes to show there are all kinds of things going on up there if we are keep an eye out.

Thanks for sharing with us all and thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

SandyCarlson said...

I like the journey your imagination makes. These are lovely.

Ms. Hays said...

Absolutely beautiful skies - both of them!!!

Thank you for visiting my page! Much appreciated!

shooting star said...

i loved the first pic..its really nice!!..and the second one too...though not as much as the first one!!

Max-e said...

Wow, Pat it looks like a highway up there. The last time I saw anything like that was over Lesotho, in the thin mountain air. Have a great New Year.

Wren said...

The fun thing about skywatching is the variety of different skies you can see in the course of a few hours, let alone a full day or week.

Thanks for joining us once again.

Lori said...

A late Merry Christmas...and a Happy New Year! Lovely clouds you have there!