Thursday, October 6, 2011

Meteorology Boy! For Skywatch


Most of the time our skies are clear and blue because we live in the desert. But every once in a while we are blessed with an overcast sky and clouds that might--well, they just might--bring rain to our parched land.

At Cody's age, a ripe old 15, every sky is a wonderful one. He sits here on his favorite windowsill to check out the possibility of rainfall on a rare cloudy day.

As you will see from the photo below, taken several months earlier, Cody is devoted to his meteorological duties and seldom leaves his observation post. Click on the pre-dawn photo to enlarge it and look for Cody's glowing eyes in the window to the left of the porch.


For skies (and sky observers) everywhere, be sure to visit Skywatch Friday


34 comments:

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

I love that photo of the glowing critter eyes!

Margie's Musings said...

Yes, that's a neat photo alright!

ladyfi said...

That first shot is fabulous!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh wow! That first photo is gorgeous!!!!


~Lisa

chook said...

that's a very funny photo.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun capture of Cody's glowing eyes! I love it! Wish I could trade off some gray skies for your blues!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Clairz!


Sylvia

Lynn (NM Enchantment) said...

Now that is a proper watch-cat! He does take his position in the household very seriously, doesn't he?

Liz said...

Lovely! Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Jane said...

I like the sepia tone of the evening light on the cat, nice photo:)

Danni said...

Cody is beautiful! Love *all* the glowing eyes watching over you from the house.
(I'm also really digging your kai-fiber-updates on my blog... they make me SMILE!)
(Did you see my mom's comment to you?) :-) :-)

Steffi said...

The photo with your cat is funny.Great shot!Have a nice weekend,Clairz!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful views. The first shot is very nice.

clairz said...

Danni, I did see your mom's comment to me on your blog! You must tell her that I had a very successful afternoon of working on The Kai Project yesterday, while watched over by my knitting friends. They kept me on task--and you could only know how funny that statement is if you could see us, because we rarely get anything done in each other's company! We sure do have fun.

EG Wow said...

Cody looks like a great cat with a wonderful personality, handsome...and he's an expert about the weather. He has it all! :)

Kay L. Davies said...

He is wonderful! When the weather changes, does he let you know?

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

clairz said...

Kay, for a Siamese cat, Cody has the teeniest voice. However, he is a very experienced cat and has no trouble at all conveying his meteorological needs to us, like "open the door please, it's a sunny day and I want to go out," and "please close the window, I think it might rain."

Martha Z said...

Ah yes, I see his eyes in the window and those of a few outdoor creatures as well.

LauraX said...

Ahh we have a weather poodle...she goes out and when she returns we know by her fur what kind of weather we are having:-) Beautiful photos.

Photo Cache said...

Nice to meet you Cody. H ugs from another cat mama.

Kim, USA said...

Two awesome shots. I love them both!

Sunset Galore

Willeke said...

What a nice picture!

Greetings from the Netherlands,

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, I especially love the first shot of your Cody. Happy skywatching!

Karen said...

Oh... so cute.

Saun said...

That's a fun shot! pretty cat looks so peaceful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Cody is a true cat.

Our dogs are on squirrel watch all the time.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so glad you have someone watching out for you in the unlikely event of less-than-blue-skies! ;p>) What a beautiful cat he is -- and what beautiful eyes he has.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Val said...

Beautiful images. Love the cat image, especially!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I like the first photo very much.

Regards and best wishes

Morning Bray Farm said...

I love the top photo of Cody - it's beautiful.

Did you get any rain? We've had more than I've seen in a long, long time here over the last few days.

clairz said...

Justina, the rain this summer seems to have mostly swung north in your direction. We got a very brief shower last night, that's all for the last several days. However, we are finally up over 3 inches for the year. Three inches out of our usually 8 or 9; imagine.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

First, the photo of Cody is one of your best, really perfect! I remember the second photo, but of course had never seen those glowing cat eyes in the window. So clear when you click to enlarge. At his age I guess it would be as much fun to watch what going on outside as to participate in whats going on outside! Hehe...sounds like me, sometimes!

Peg said...

That is so cool... mine sit at the windows all night long...I never thought to capture their glowing eyes as you have. I'm finally able to open the windows and let in some fresh air ... have an excellent weekend, too!

Quiet Paths said...

Cats really understand the art of window watching. Super shot.