Friday, November 30, 2007

Skywatch Friday #7

We have had some pretty extreme weather in this part of the world in the past week or so. Large areas of the Southern Cape have been declared Disaster Areas due to flood damage. Luckily we only caught the tail end of it, so although we had some decent rains, we escaped the flooding.

However, one good thing about extreme weather is that it tends to create spectacular skies, so here is a selection of photos taken during the past week, in the area around our house.

Sunday morning, this is the view that greeted me as I stood on the front veranda at 5.09am.... looking across the park, the sun just beginning to tinge the row of clouds building along the horizon.

On Monday morning at 4.33, the moon was going down in the West, and was creating great effects behind some puffy little clouds. If you look closely you should see a rainbow effect around the circle of light.

By 5.02 The sun was playing gently with the interesting clouds towards the North East, creating soft pastels
And 4 minutes later at 5.06 the moon was well below the clouds, almost on her way down

While at the same time, in the opposite direction, the sun was on her way up, and had backlit those same puffy little clouds

The peaceful beginning to the day soon gave way to howling gale force winds, with clouds building all day, and intermittent rain.

12 hours later, we had a heavy downpour, which lasted for a brief period, before the clouds were blown off across the sea.

I went and stood on the edge of the cliff across the park, and got a wonderful view of the storm, which had moved across the sea to the other side of the bay...

leaving in its wake a rainbow, and promise of blue skies the next day.


Lilli & Nevada said...

Those are some fantastic formations of clouds
Wonderful sky watch

Paulie said...

What a wonderful sky story in the time lapse of a day! Beautiful! Come and see mine.

RuneE said...

If "a picture is worth a thousand words" - here is a whole book!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great collection of pictures... Sky Watch dose not get much better than these...

It's nice to be back here posting and commenting.. thinking of you both.
Tom & Jane

Sandy Carlson said...

Extremely beautiful, to be sure!

Jenty said...

Wow, they are all gorgeous!

Andrea said...

It amazes me how clouds form in different shapes and sizes. You captured a lot of these in your beautiful photos.

Ida said...

A beautiful selection! :)

You live in a very nice place!
I love the landscape there.

Great colours in the back, on the last shot.

Have a great weekend! :)

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

Sheila said...

Beautiful pictures Suzie.
Ever changing skies and always beautiful..!

Oswegan said...

Nice sky shots. It looks like its been stormy there. Hopefully you stayed clear of the flooding.


CJ said...

I always get homesick visiting your it! The photos are stunning!

Kerri said...

WOW! These are fantastic....and I love commentary on the shots.

dot said...

That was some weather ya'll had and it made for some beautiful pictures! You did everything right but there will be a new blog roll on Mr. Linky each week so try to come back on Friday early and get your name on the roll. I wish I could get the post made at a right time for everyone but I don't know how to figure it out.

imac said...

Great stuff there.
My fav one is the 2nd one.

Dont forget to sign-up for my giveaway.

Ioanna said...

Beautiful photos all of these! I love the clouds too! Is an interesting travel of imagination watching them!