Thursday, September 10, 2009

Camel Skies for Skywatch

Sometimes in eastern New Mexico the sky is just blue--lots and lots of nice clear blue, and we're not complaining. Since I'm bringing you such plain blue skies for Skywatch, I'm including a camel. Why not?

Camel says howdy


Camel gets kiss


Camel expresses delight


Camel moseys home

For skies, plain and otherwise, from all over the world be sure to visit Skywatch Friday.

37 comments:

Northanna said...

That camel is so cool! Love the photo. I am pretty sure that that is the same camel that Greg and I saw just come out of nowhere (actually a field) with a rider on its back, making an entrance in the location of Wrangler and Jeanne! It certainly made an entrance. We all stood around with our mouths open. It felt like we had stepped into the set of 1001 Arabian Nights.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Clairz! These are so priceless! Love that camel!! And lovely blue skies are the perfect backdrop! I'd like to give that guy a kiss, too!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Namnet said...

Wonderful photos and the camel is hilarious:-)
The blue sky and the funny camel is a perfect conjunction.
Happy skywatching:-)

Ana said...

What a happy camel! Nice shots, thanks for comment on mine post.

jabblog said...

I don't know why I should be surprised that there are camels in your neck of the woods - after all, there is an ostrich farm just down the road from us in southern UK! Great shots - the camel looks remarkably affable - I guess it must be something to do with lots of gentle handling?

James said...

Howdy camel! Wonderful photos!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

What a neat series of photos. Is that you kissing the camel? Hey, blue sky is fine with me.

clairz said...

That's my sister, the famous Auntie Bucksnort, kissing the camel. We actually didn't know whether or not he was affable until she surprised us all (not least the camel) by kissing him. Turns out he loved it!

She's the risk taker; I'm the photo taker. Somewhere on this blog there is a photo of a tarantula patting her shoe with love. My own shoe was anxiously hopping up and down while I was taking the picture from a safe distance.

I wonder who/what I could get her to kiss for the next Skywatch? Suggestions welcome.

Teri C said...

And only blue skies is a good thing. Love the camel in here.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Well there we are, clear blue skies, add a Camel, of course! Nice skies and friendly looking Camel.

Hildegarde said...

Hahaha, that's real funny ! thank you !

Rune said...

Wonderful photos, great skies and a cool camel :)

Wren said...

What a delightful series of photos! That's the happiest camel I've ever seen, and I had no expectation of seeing one in New Mexico at all.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great camel and sky shots. Beautiful camel delight shot.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Such a handsome dromedary! I love camels and I almost got one before we bought our llamas.
Fun photos! Is that you getting some camelid love?

~Lisa

Photo Cache said...

Oh my! I wish to be just as close to a camel as you had here. That animal has that cute smile.

kden said...

Everybody should have a camel in their sky shots, right?

Glennis said...

I like camels and your camel expresses delight is just wonderful. Very well done. Sky is pretty too.

marianne said...

great shots! love the beautiful blue skies, and the camel is darling!

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shots....lovely!

uberrhund said...

Awww, such a delighted Camel indeed! He is just charming.
Thanks for sharing with us here on Skywatch!

Mar-Bear said...

Thank You for stopping by and your kind words! Wonderful shots, love the camel!

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Lovin the camel! Lovin the laughs it gives! Great pictures! Give the camel a kiss for me!

Japa - cbanga360 said...

Animals, too, get to see great skies inyour place. Makes our sky watching very interesting.

June Saville said...

Blue suits him Clair.
How are you and Jean?
Regards
June in Oz

Titania said...

Well this is a different SWF; a camel to be kissed and showing its delightful grin! great!

nadine1111 said...

Super!

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

We've named him Blinky in honor of his long beautiful eyelashes (and in honor of my grandchildren because I forwarded the kissing photo on to them with a little story attached. And of course when a three-year-old and a six-year-old see a picture of a camel being kissed, they're going to expect that he has a cute storybook name to go along with his cute storybook personality).

Blinky is a big goofy sweetheart and I can't wait for the next time we stop by for a visit. Of course he wanted to kissed. Who wouldn't? Thank you, big sister, for capturing some of the more outré joys of skywatching in Clovis, New Mexico.

Let's bring along carrots next time. They have carrots on the Sahara, right? I'm sure they must have them at one of those palmy oasis's. Maybe we should take him a long cool drink of water too. We can pour it into a big decorative Egyptian bowl from a big decorative Egyptian pitcher. I wonder if he'd like a date or a fig. We could weave him a beautiful multi-colored tasseled halter too, with a visor of course. So many plans to make for upcoming Exotic Skywatch Fridays.

Robin said...

How funny, that's definitely something I'd expect to see a lot closer to my home than to yours. Better from a distance though, they're nasty spitty animals up close.

I can empathize with your homesickness for New England. Every time I spend a summer back in the Northeast and then head home to the late summer drab browns of Israel's dry season it takes some serious readjustment - then winter hits New England while I'm sitting in a sidewalk cafe and I'm happy again ;-).

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Clair: Such a neat view of the camel sky. My only encounter with a camel in a cage at a zoo was that it tried to bite me.

P-TER said...

This camel is so beautiful,
olsa de pictures!
Gr.
P-TER

Miss Becky said...

I love camels and I love New Mexico, my home away from home. lucky you to live there! have a beautiful day

Carolyn Ford said...

What a cute smiley camel! I am glad you included this guy in your post! And, where would you find a camel in New Mexico?

J said...

A racing camel perchance? ;)

Quiet Paths said...

Now these are pictures one doesn't see everyday! Woman kissing camel -- camel walking away with a smile on its face. Awesome!

Arija said...

I love'em, here in Australia we have them wild and disease free in the desert.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, they made me smile. Love the camel and the skies, so cool. Thanks for sharing.