Friday, July 3, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Tornadoes on My Mind

We've only lived here in eastern New Mexico, right on the western edge of Tornado Alley, for a couple of years. When we get scary skies, I start to feel anxious and start scanning for the greenish tints that mean watch out! Take shelter!

Was the sky really this green on the stormy day when I took this shot? No, but this is just exactly how it felt to me.

Take a look at other skies, both stormy and peaceful, all around the world on Skywatch Friday.

12 comments:

the7msn said...

Yet another reason to move to Pecos.

bildblandning said...

Thanks for you words on my blogg. I really like your sky of today. :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful shot, Clariz! Fantastic clouds and I do remember being aware of green tints from my days in Texas and it's tornado alley!

Helena/Bildbloggerian och Fototriss said...

Luckily we don't have tornados in Sweden, but I can understand your anxiety about that. I hope you don't have to experience too many tornados during your time in New Mexico!

Prospero said...

Tornado alley sounds scary. We only get hurricanes here (and I say only because I think tornadoes are somewhat worse - albeit in a narrow swath.)

Sharon said...

My daughter moved to TX a few years ago & she gets anxious when the storm clouds start gathering too! Beautiful photo & I LOVE your header!!

olive said...

thanks for the visit on my skyeye blog!

i love the story on st joseph, i think we should introduce this in the netherlands too :-)

david zen-kennedy said...

Wow. Yes that's not something you want to see in the sky - when the clouds start to pile-up like cars on the interstate in a Maine ice-storm. I only saw those green clouds of a tornado once while visiting Iowa. . . never want to see it again. Nice photo. Stay safe.

George said...

This is a very dramatic sky and I hope this is as close as you get to a tornado. Thank you for visiting my site.

Angie said...

Now that is scary!!! Great shot.Thanks for your visit.

Beth said...

That is indeed an ominous sky, Clair, but still quite beautiful. We had a number of tornados in eastern North Carolina where I used to live, so I can relate to the feeling of foreboding when storms are threatening. By the way, your header sky is amazing.

CTG Ponies said...

That sky is gorgeous but would scare me too.