Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cloud Pictures for Skywatch Friday

Most days, it feels like Clovis, New Mexico doesn't have a lot of scenery down here on the ground. But the sky--now that's another story. One afternoon while driving home I saw so many cloud pictures that I wanted to stop the car right there in the road.

I must tell you that another thing Clovis, New Mexico doesn't have a lot of is traffic, so I probably could have stopped the car. However, I continued driving for the remaining two minutes of my "commute" and dashed into the house (do arthritic people dash? It's an interesting visual, I know) to grab the camera and capture these pictures before the clouds moved too much.

My retired life out here on the High Plains is just chock full of these stressful situations.

Here is what I saw. If you click on the photos for details, I am sure you will see the very same things as I did:

A big jet, coming in for a landing

A fat-cheeked baby chick and a mustachioed walrus

A boomerang approaching from the left

A Douglas Dolphin WWII transport plane, also known as a C-21 or C-26
(I needed a little help on this one)

and a fancy bulgy-eyed goldfish!

For cloud pictures from around the planet, be sure to visit Skywatch Friday.


Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your big puffy clouds, Clariz! And isn't it fun to be able to see all those "things" in the sky? How wonderful to have an imagination! I find myself doing it all the time -- well, when we have blue skies and clouds, we're a little short on them these days!

Have a great weekend!


J Bar said...

Lots of great cloud there.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

TCKK said...

I love your beautiful cloud "pictures".

eileeninmd said...

Lovely cloud formations and a pretty blue sky. Great photos for skywatch.

Anonymous said...

Those clouds are so soft and beautiful!

Glennis said...

You do have a good imagination! Nice cloud formations.

Esther Garvi said...

Beautiful skies!! The clouds were in a great mood today :-D

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great pictures! Amazing imagination!

James said...

I love those clouds. They really spark the imagination.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a good eye for clouds. My siblings and I used to lay in the grass (ooh, chiggers!) in rural Oklahoma watching the clouds.

We occasionally roadtripped to California to see my grandparents, and on those trips, we passed through Clovis. You would think it would have grown by now!