Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Eyes Are Full of Sky for Skywatch Friday

The Manzano Mountains

Such a contrast between the dark skies and the bleached grasses




The Vaughn train depot


We traveled a few days ago from Clovis in eastern New Mexico to the Manzano Mountains, which are located a bit southeast of Albuquerque. Here are some of the amazing skies we saw on our journey, both going and coming back.

This storm was just a little bit behind us all the way. Once we got home we sat out on the deck watching it approach until the rain forced us onto the covered patio, where we had to shout to be heard over the powerful winds and rains.

Be sure to look at skies, both calm and stormy, from all around the world via Skywatch Friday.

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, Clairz! Both gorgeous and ominous at the same time!

Esther Garvi said...

That storm is crazy!!

bowledover said...

Great captures. Its lovely to be under cover watching the storm vent its might.
Thanks for sharing.

Hyde DP said...

quite amazing clouds

fourwindsphotojournal said...

The storm looks huge in that giant sky. Glad you got home before it hit.

Euroangel said...

beautiful shots of the sky! love them!

Photo Cache said...

My eyes are full too. Thanks for sharing these lovely captures.

Deborah Godin said...

Just stunning! How are you ever able to go inside, and not think about what you're missing?!

J said...

Fantastic, dramatically menacing skies.

Sue said...

Hi! I traveled through New Mexico a few years ago, and we went into a cave. I enjoyed the plants that were there.

You have beautiful sky shots, there! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. Your dogs are cute, too!

Carver said...

These are all great sky shots and I love the train depot.

Owlfarmer said...

Some of the most dramatic skies I've ever seen have been in New Mexico, especially when I travel across I40. These are wonderful, and make me want to find time for another road trip. Thanks!

Snapshutter said...

Nice collection cloud shots, especially your home page photo.

Jack and Joann said...

You are getting more rain in the southwest than we are in northern Virginia. Not a drop since July 1. I think I've seen those mountains once upon a time. The grass there looks like straw.

Dewdrop said...

Absolutely wonderful stormy sky shots, and the contrast is absolutely amazing!

Baruch said...

Wonderful selection of stormy sky

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the third shot the best. Thanks for popping by my blog.

Gill in Canada

J Bar said...

Postcard shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Gorgeous skies.
Great shots!

Tammie Lee said...

fantastic big sky photos- wow!

Linnea W said...

Those are really AWESOME skies. I especially like the second and third photos. Great captures. Wish we'd see skies like those around here!

Eric said...

Great skies here, love the last two one with the dramatic skies!!

Well done.

Have a great SWF

Arija said...

Great shots, beautiful stormy skies and I love the yellow stubble fireld.

Essence of Maine said...

Outstanding photos! Stormy skies are a favorite.

jabblog said...

Amazing skies - very dramatic!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Just lovely! We've been having skies like that every afternoon here, but no serious rain...just a few drops. Everything is so dry here in the mountains.

~Lisa
Tijeras, NM

Beth said...

Wow, what great shots, Clair! I do love the terrible beauty of stormy skies---I'm thrilled and frightened at the same time.