Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Red Morn" for Skywatch

Like a red morn that ever yet betokened,
Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field,
Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds,
Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.
~William Shakespeare, in Venus and Adonis

As the old saying goes, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning." While these skies weren't exactly red, and we don't have many sailors out here in the Chihuahuan Desert, they were certainly warning us of rains to come.

These photos were taken at dawn a day or so apart. If I had been able to move fast enough, I might have changed into street clothes and scampered down the road to a vantage point without wires and telephone poles. As it was, I was out front in my nightgown, hiding behind trees when possible, and grinning and waving to passing motorists when caught in their headlights. What can I say? It's what we do for Skywatch!

Rain falling from one cloud into another?

A few city night lights are still visible under this amazing dawn sky

For skies of all colors, be sure to visit Skywatch Friday. You'll be glad you did.


Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, Clariz!! Beautiful, dramatic colors! Don't you just love to be able to see and photograph skies like these? Can surely make your -- I know it does mine! Hope you have a great weekend!


Regina said...

Great skies!
Enjoy the weekend Clariz.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shot. I don't worry about street lights, wires, or poles. The main thing is getting the shot.

Beth said...

Gorgeous sunrise, Clair! Well worth going out in your nightgown, I'd say.

Owlfarmer said...

These are both stunning and unusual. Wow! Keep 'em coming.

Kcalpesh said...

Fantabulouslybeautifullyserene photos. I really had to come up with a new word to describe the awesomeness of these photos!

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