Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sky Watch


"... and Evening Gray,
send the travelers on their way."

The photo above was taken just before sundown on Tuesday evening. It was an almost colorless sunset. Wednesday morning dawned bright and clear, and we had sunshine all day -- perfect for traveling. Perhaps there is something to the old saying, after all.

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.

42 comments:

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

We've had mostly gray days here too. I still like your picture. Spring will be here soon!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So where are you planning to travel to today now that the skies are sunny and clear? Don't forget to take your camera!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That looks very cold and depressing.
Our days were a bit like that here too, but the sun is shining this morning, snow coming in by the end of the week.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That's one reason I love winter, Pat.. You can see the sky through the trees. Once Spring gets here---you won't be able to see as much of the sky.

Having the leaves off of the trees is also good for birding!!!!

Great winter shot.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carolina said...

Beautiful photo! Not one of those hysterically colored sunsets you see so often (and always are beautiful too). I like this more subdued one. Maybe the old sayings are more often right than the new computergenerated weatherforecasts. Who knows?

jinksy said...

That's an 'old' saying 'new' to me, thanks. I shall keep a lookout to see if it works in UK.

Dewdrop said...

Love the silhouette, Pat. It looks so menacing.

Glad the storms Monday didn't get you like expected.

bobbie said...

A gentle sky and a lovely lattice of branches.

Reader Wil said...

The trees are so beautifully outlined against the grey blue sky.It's a great photo.

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Kallen305 said...

Great gray sky photo. I agree with the others that gray skies can indeed my impressive, just in a more subdued way.

ViennaDaily said...

Colorless it may be but still adds so much emotion in this photo. The tree branches made this photo! Happy swf!

angela said...

I hadn't heard that version before. Where I was born we used to say Red sky at night shepherds delight..next time I'm making a trip I'll look for a grey sky.

Louise said...

The lack of color works well with that tree. It is wonderful!

Guy D said...

Awesome shot as always Pat, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Janie said...

I love all kinds of sunsets. Yours looks particularly wintry. I'll call it silver - sounds a bit dressier.

RuneE said...

Leave-less trees can make the most interesting patterns, as you have clearly shown.

Esther Garvi said...

Love the angle!

Photo Cache said...

gray is beautiful, this is a perfect example.

imac said...

Nice grey sky thru the trees, great shot.

Mary said...

Gray can be beautiful, too. And I think I see just a hint of lavender in there... ;)

Kathy said...

Did you get any of the storms over your way on Tuesday night? Enjoyed your picture. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. =)

VALKYRIEN said...

I really like this shot! The branches in silhouette - a little mystic - and quite calming to watch!

Dr.John said...

It looks like something out of one of those scary movies.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love the poem with the perfect picture. I did something similar on my blog today, too.

So do you have some plans to travel now, too?

Take lots of pictures!

~Lisa

Babooshka said...

This really is so pretty even it it's darkness

Patricia said...

we had rain all the time here,
nice shot! clear and sunny.
Have a happy weekend!
My blog

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful photo, Pat. I just love bare branches against the sky, even if its colorless. I traveled on Tuesday and it was a perfect day for that here, too. Happy SWF!

Moon-Writer said...

Skies are gray where I live also. Your picture is very nice though. I guess the sky can't be robin blue everyday huh?
Thanks for having me
Allison

Firefly said...

Seems that most of the northern hemisphere evenings are grey at the moment. But soon spring and summer will come around your way again and the winter will creep down here to us.

Denise said...

Your photograph is great and I think the branches of the trees compliment it beautifully. Have a great weekend.

Lorri said...

Lovely photo, nice tones and contrasts.

Countrygirl said...

What a neat picture - very wintery.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great picture, love the b&w look the dim light has given it.

Tammie Lee said...

very lovely in all the subtle colors!

Andrea said...

I love your gray sky!! Such a beautiful photo!

Titania said...

This is a very fine evening picture. Quiet and restful.

Max-e said...

Like the way the tree is silhouetted Pat - nice shot.

Wren said...

It's nice we can find beauty in the monochrome gray, because we have so much of it.

Sandi McBride said...

Beautiful picture, if it is a bit grey...but that's been the way of our days here, too.
Sandi

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Pat

It's wonderful, sky as background of plants and trees!

Luiz

Celeste said...

Such a dramatic and wintry scene, lets hope spring is close by!