Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stormy Day in Southern New Mexico for Skywatch


Big sky; looking to the northeast of Las Cruces on a rare stormy afternoon


The sun peeks out somewhere to the west and a rainbow appears


The rainbow doubles itself, ending in a pecan orchard, where the pecans are like gold to the local economy

Be sure to check out Skywatch Friday for skies, both stormy and sunny, from all over the world.

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Those skies are worth having a stormy day! So dramatic! And the rainbow is fantastic! Have a great day, Clairz!

Sylvia

Lorac said...

Love rainbows. The contrast of the stormy sky and the land is striking!

Quiet Paths said...

I was not expecting those rainbows! The sky was gorgeous. I love storm clouds like that. Great catch at the end of the rainbow.

Regina said...

Beautiful rainbow on a stormy skies! Awesome captures Clairz.
Happy weekend ahead.

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Love that rainbow...wonderful and what great color you captured...fantastic!

Gwendolyn L said...

Great sky. Stormy and moody. Wonderful opportunity for a rainbow. Makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

Not only is the sky wonderfully stormy with a bonus of double rainbow, the landscape is fabulous too.

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Kcalpesh said...

Love the rainbow! Amazing shots of a dramatic looking sky! Lovely!

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Ebie said...

One day I can visit your beautiful State. The earth colors and the sky is a perfect match.

The rainbow tops it all!

Grace Olsson said...

the first and the last shots..are magic..congrats, dear

HAVEA NICE WEEKEND

Eaglesbrother said...

Wonderful cloud formations and great shots with the rainbow and double rainbow.

Light and Voices said...

I can remember these wonderful sunrises and sunsets happening in New Mexico. This rainbow photograph tops all the ones I can remember. I used to live in Albuquerque, NM when I was a child.
Joyce, IL, U.S.A.

eden said...

Beautiful captures. Love the last image the most. Thanks for sharing

JC said...

Love your stormy skies !!!

(when we went to Carlsbad Caverns area, there was a big storm. we just watched it from inside. in a few moments it was warm as can be. as we drove to our next 'area' in our road trip, we watched the skies. we talk about that a lot...)

Carolyn Ford said...

Fabulous! First of all I love your header...that is so representative to New Mexico! And, those skies and the landscape...Wow!

Johnny Nutcase said...

awesome skies and beautiful photos! Makes me miss the southwest more and more! Great rainbow too :)

syel said...

such beautiful landscape shots! and i haven't seen rainbows for quite sometime now :) thanks for sharing! :D

Judy said...

I love your photos and the rainbow is beautiful. Enjoyed seeing the dogs below, too. Have a good weekend.

jabblog said...

Double rainbow and more than double the pleasure. It makes a stormy sky worth having.
I do like your header!

Alexander said...

Heavy clouds and nice rainbow! :)

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
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Vicky said...

Very beautiful sky!!!!

Laura Hegfield said...

that rainbow shot is like a dream! Beautiful

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow! A rainbow! What a nice surprise. ;-)

Carletta said...

Awesome shots ending in a double rainbow! Beautiful!

Linda said...

Powerful stuff! And with your wide horizons you can see so much more weather.