Thursday, August 18, 2011

Storm Over the Tularosa, for Skywatch


When we drive through the Tularosa Basin on our way from Alamogordo to Las Cruces, New Mexico, we always marvel at the amazing skies. Something is always happening, something that makes me put down my knitting (imagine that!) and gaze up at the miraculousness of it all.

One tends to think big thoughts in the Tularosa.

For more skies and the thoughts they inspire, please be sure to visit Skywatch Friday.

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Klaus Peter, 1960-2011
 Today's Skywatch is dedicated to the memory of Klaus Peter. According to the Skywatch site, "he was an active participant, supporter, and eventually owner/maintainer of Skywatch and the founder of That's My World." He will be missed by so many, although we may not have met him in person.



33 comments:

JC said...

Gorgeous !!!

Sylvia K said...

Wow! Those are awesome! Incredible colors and what a terrific capture! Definitely worth putting down the knitting!! Hope you have a great weekend, Clariz!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Amazing view. Lovely variety in colors.

Peg said...

Beautiful! It could almost be an oil painting. I don't know what it is about the desert, but it always seems to produce such fabulous colors.

Sivinden said...

This photo looks like a painting! Superb!

Vicky said...

Great photos Clariz!!!!

jocodeane said...

Superior skywatch scene. Very fitting for today.

Pearl Maple said...

magical view with all that color and light, have a great weekend

anemonen said...

Stunning and magical.

Liz said...

Gorgeous sky. Too many colors. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Míriam Luiza said...

Nossa!!!...É de tirar o fôlego! Nunca vi céi assim, com tantas cores ao mesmo tempo! Como a natureza nos surpreende! Felicidades!

Míriam Luiza said...

Posso copiar essa foto para fazer papel de parede?

nonizamboni said...

I raise my cup to the Tularosa and those magical skies! Such beautiful colors...

Leena said...

This is like magic painting!
Our nature is calm, no big storms or hurricanes, but of course during winters we have thick snow drifts about five months and many times about -30 degrees Celsius / -22 Fahrenheit, perhaps it is enough dramatic to us :)
Good, happy weekend to you!

clairz said...

Miriam, claro que você pode! (Of course you may!)

EG Wow said...

Very lovely sky even if it is a storm/:)

Ms. Becky said...

the thumbnail of this on the SWF page really stands out. it is GORGEOUS! well worth putting down the knitting for this. happy SWF to you Clairz.

ewok1993 said...

so pretty.

fjällripan said...

So beautiful, like a painting! :)

whatandysees said...

Incredible range of colours!.... how could anyone knit through that?.......:)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a sky. When I lived in New Mexico I always told people that I was going to attend Tularosa Tech.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is one of the top skies ever, even for your state which has the loveliest ones ever all the time!

Karen said...

A big beautiful sky!

Kim, USA said...

OMG this is stunning!!

SWF

KB said...

I feel the same way about the skies in the west. They seem endless and always changing. I love your sky picture!

We have something in common - I was a New Englander who moved to CO more than a decade ago. I am now, most definitely, a Coloradan. I knew that it was my home as soon as I saw it.

J Bar said...

Wonderful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

A lovely landscape and a colorful sky. It would look beautiful as a painting. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

Tess said...

Amazing! this is something no one can ignore.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice scene in your photo.

Regards!

Dhemz said...

fantastic...great shot!

LauraX said...

Magical!!!

Linda said...

What an iconic shot. It could be a film poster for a classic western, or one of the greats of American landscape photography. Bet you were chuffed you caught these clouds!

Kate said...

Exquisite photo and a great memorial!