Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Prairie Remembered, for Skywatch


It's almost been a year since we moved to the desert from the prairie. Here are some of my favorite photos from our time in eastern New Mexico, plus a photo from a road trip to California. Can you spot it?




Left to right
Top row: Portales, New Mexico (just south of Clovis), and our old Clovis neighborhood with rooftops
Bottom row: Our old Clovis neighborhood again with rooftops, and Mojave Desert, California rest stop

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27 comments:

becky said...

Nice skies, Clair. I'd say the first one is from Clovis... because it's flat! :) The California one is either #3 or #4.
I'm guessing #4.

Beth said...

I can't really tell which one is California, Clair, but they are all lovely. I love your sky pictures. I thought of you the other day when we had the rare occurence of lenticular clouds. Benjamin said they looked like video game clouds! :-)

Sylvia K said...

Not sure which is California, but I do know they are all fantastic captures! Really stunning and breathtaking colors! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Clair!!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Wow! spectacular views of beautiful sky.

EG Wow said...

I can see why they are among your favourites. Each one is very beautiful.

Gramma Ann said...

All of them are breathtaking, and the huge one is my guess for the road trip. It is lovely.

Sandy ~~~ said...

Lovely......hmmm, #4 is the California tree??? It doesn't look like it's having to reach quite as high for the sunshine as the others. ;-) Could even be a bit windswept, i.e. by the ocean?

Pixel said...

Wonderful variety of colors in the skies...

Pixellicious Photos

Steffi said...

Wonderful set of skies!

Gabriela Abalo said...

all 4 are great!!!
no clue on which one is the one from California :) hope you tell us.

greetings from Uruguay

Bill S. said...

Beautiful colors and captures. I have no idea where they are.

Lorac said...

Good choice of pics for SkyWatch!

Martha Z said...

Beautiful skies but no, I can't tell which was shot in California.

Kim, USA said...

Same here can't figure it, but your sky shots are fantastic!
Sky Reflection

Laura said...

so beautiful Martha....thank you for taking us through your lovely memories in this way!

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm guessing #4 is the road trip because I can see a vehicle.
However, they are beautiful sky photos. Good work.

Kay, Alberta

clairz said...

For those who commented and made a guess about which photo was taken in California I have added locations above. If you guessed no. 4, you were right.

After living here in the Chihuahuan Desert, I found that I absolutely loved the Mojave Desert in California.

J Bar said...

They are all beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great collection. I love sunsets and sunrises.

Deb said...

You are too tricky for me...or I'm just hopelessly Eastern-ized. They all look like they could be the same state...lovely, of course, but I couldn't even have made a wild guess as to which was CA! So sad...LT needs to take me out more. Have missed your pics! Good to be back!

Light and Voices said...

Excellent collage skywatch Friday post.
Joyce M

ladyfi said...

What lovely skies - love the colours and silhouettes.

Viola said...

Lovely collage! I think the California trip is photo #4.. as I can observe a car there.... :) Have a nice day!

Shirley said...

Excellent collage! There's nothing quite like the wide expanse of prairie skies. I live in the prairie province of Alberta.

Owlfarmer said...

You do seem to attract pretty sunsets wherever you go. That's a nice quality to have, whether living in prairie or desert!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

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Linda said...

This really brings out just how different each sunset is. A great chronicle of the skies.