Thursday, October 2, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Summer Skies

Tree Swallows at Raymond Bog, Hebron CT 7-10-08
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Hayfield in Wilton, ME 7-14-08


Kennebec Blue Norridgewock, ME 7-15-08



Tin Roof Madison, ME 7-15-08



Railroad Bridge over the Kennebec between Anson and Madison, ME 7-15-08



Monsoon Sunset in Sycamore Canyon near Tucson, AZ 7-21-08



As Autumn presses in on us I wanted to share some of my favorite summer skies that I never got to post. I hope you enjoyed this visual reminder before the snow starts to fly. Most of these photos are from my trip back east this summer, but I returned to beautiful desert sunsets created by the cloudy skies of the Monsoon which officially ended on September 30th. Perhaps next week I will have a desert version of an autumn sky to share. Happy Skywatching everyone!



Shark Kite flies over Hampton Beach, NH 7-13-08


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Photographer's Note: All of today's photography is by Kathie using the Nikon D80.

29 comments:

Celeste said...

Fabulous photos! I especially like the swallows and the monsoon skies, they are my two favorites. Love your blog :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Kathie
I have really enjoyed all these.. a great set to share on Sky Watch.

Deborah Godin said...

You always have such a wonderful assortment, such a pleasure to see! Cool tin roof, too - made me think of the ice cream!

bobbie said...

Every one of these is a winner - but I love the darling swallows, and the beautiful kite.

Roy said...

Fabulous rich colours in these scenes Kathie.

Jim said...

Hi Kathie, you have some pretty places for us to visit along with you via your blog. Thank you.
Happy Skywatching.
..
BTW, Russia is fine, Moscow was more polluted than other places we went. The countryside was beautiful.
..

Your EG Tour Guide said...

There's quite a contrast between the Maine and Arizona skies!
Happy Sky Watch. ;-)

onangelwings said...

Ahhhhh those photos are stunning. Love the colors in that sunset.

Mary said...

Beautiful summer skies. I hate to see them end, but I'm sure the autumn skies will be great on skywatch, too!

Gallicissa said...

Beautiful sequence as always.
As this is mninly a bird and nature blog, I'll vote for the Tree Swallows.

Gattina said...

That's a wonderful variety of skies !
BTW thanks for your comment on my painting blog ! that's not my main blog I only post there from time to time !
Keyhole pictures is my photo blog and
Writer's Cramps my main blog !
Nice to meet you too !

Denise said...

Hi Kathie, these are awesome photos, such a wide variety and all enjoyable. Thank you for sharing them. I came home tonight and after a while realized my nose was feeling a bit like an ice cube. Yes, Autumn is here :)

Beth said...

Beautiful! The picture of the cupola in Madison is stunning. I liked the hayfield, too, because I was there. The monsoon sky made me wish to be in the southwest in the summer to experience the storms. Beautiful pictures.

Roses and Lilacs said...

You have a lot of diverse pictures. All beautiful.
Marnie

The Texican said...

Each photo a winner. Pappy

Doug Taron said...

As always, a beautiful series of photos. I especially liked the ones of the Kennebec- they brought back some wonderful memories of my youth.

Kyle said...

Heh. I've heard of land sharks and pool sharks; never seen a sky shark before, tho.

All gorgeous pictures, Kathie, although I've gotta pick the Kennebec Rivier shots as my favorites. Can't get enough good bridge photos, in my view.

Have a great weekend!
~Kyle

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful set of photos :) love the field and clouds over it.

Margaret Cloud said...

As usual the pictures are very nice, thanks again for sharing these with us.

Arija said...

Katie, I love the swallows, the great open sky, am green with envy that you have both hay and water as we have neither this year and I like your frivolous kite. When farming costs more than it brings it, at least one can go fly a kite!

Wren said...

The swallows are my favorite, even though the colors in the next-to-last one are spectacular.

Great skywatch, kathie!

if said...

beautiful pics...congratulations for your long marriage!!

Gretchen said...

Very pretty shots!

Jules said...

What a beautiful series of shots - especially the last one - wow!!!

Shellmo said...

You have such a great eye!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think tree swallows are one neat bird and I have never seen more than one at a time perched on the same place.

TSannie said...

Wonderful photos! Love that tin roof. You were so close to where I am!

The Texican said...

Great pictures Kathie. Sure like the quality your camera provides, but it is the artist's eye that makes them special. Pappy

kjpweb said...

One awe after the next! Gorgeous shots!
Cheers, Klaus