Friday, October 5, 2012
SkyWatch Friday: Autumn Skies
You can't save a cloud
like you can save a leaf or a flower or a rock...
clouds are now.
Maybe not, but you can take photos of them, and in that way share the now that was then in the new now! (Huh?) :-)
Autumn has brought us some amazing skies, as the clear summer skies are replaced with Autumn storms. Here are a few of my favorite sky photos taken during the past week; I'll share the rest in next week's SkyWatch Friday post. (Click on them to see more detail)...
I took this photo from our back yard.
This storm didn't bring us any rain,
but it brought rain to someone somewhere!
(See the bird?)
A closeup of the same storm cloud.
I think it looks like a person's face above their clenched fists,
or the front of an airplane in flight,
with the landing gear deployed below the nose of the plane
and the engines below the wings on either side.
What do you see?
Wednesday's storm that brought our first snow of the season,
moving to the south by that evening
During a beautiful sunset walk last week,
some Canada Geese flew overhead on their way to a nearby pond
for a night's well-earned rest.
I took this photo on the same evening walk,
and just happened to be snapping a photo
of the beautiful golden sunset over the mountains,
when three birds suddenly launched themselves from the prairie grass
and made my photo a million times better!
It pays to be a SkyWatcher!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"