Thursday, September 17, 2009

Heading West for Skywatch Friday


Having lived for so long in New England, I have always found that the sight and sound of a long freight train means WEST to me.

We saw this train rumbling along under stormy skies, somewhere in central New Mexico. For photos from all parts of the compass, be sure to visit Skywatch Friday.

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Moody skies and the train and the empty spaces really set the tone! Great composition and a great shot! Love it, Clairz!

Happy SSS!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Great capture!
Happy sky watching.

Quiet Paths said...

There is something whimsical about the sound of a train and these clouds are a great backdrop for the red.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love a train under a beautiful sky.

Japa - cbanga360 said...

That's some thick clouds hovering the train's route. And good for a skywatch photo show.

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

lazyclick said...

Beautiful stormy sky shot

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

very nice..love the train with the sky!

Dimple said...

Great sky! I love the west, when I'm not in a city!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Me, too. Beautiful photo!

~Lisa

Gaelyn said...

It looks like that train could go forever under that stormy sky. Excellent capture.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

wow! very creative sky watch. I like the train in the open space. Thanks for sharing, Happy Friday!

luna miranda said...

great composition...reminds me of a scene from a movie.

Pearl Maple said...

Fun photo for Sky Watch Friday, thanks for sharing this view of the horizon.

Diane AZ said...

Captivating. The clouds seem to draw me into the image while the fence keeps me from leaving.

Dewdrop said...

Sadly, it means southeast to me, as I wait to pass a road... late getting back to work. Here, there are highways (with major traffic) with tracks cutting across.

A thing that struck me about trains in the west was the lack of graffiti. What a nice sight that was to see.

Miss Becky said...

I really love your photo. New Mexico itches me, just as Georgia said. Haven't been in a few years, but you put me there this morning. thank you

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm very fond of trains. Canadian National and Via Rail travel the tracks throuh my town, and Canadian Pacific tracks are a bit south of me....but I never tire of seeing trains. ;-)

charlotte said...

This is gorgeous and brings back memories for me as I was born in SE NM & lived there off and on as a kid. Always loved it's big sky.

AKO said...

I really like your photo. Interesting things on the ground and lovely looking clouds! :)

EcoRover said...

Since Emerson and Thoreau, Americans have constructed trains as romantic engines of hope, the frontier, and the longing for harmony with nature. After the cloistered hills of the Northeast, may you find joy in the great wide open of the West.