Thursday, November 27, 2008

Skywatch Friday: November Gray (part 2)

I awoke this morning to the sound of rain. It dripped like silver jewels from the twigs and tiny leaves of the acacia tree.

It fell like liquid diamonds from the eaves.

The heavy clouds obscured the mountains in a blanket of lead.

And the blossom of the canna lily sparkle with sequins even as its petals have withered and faded.

The once in every 10 years Thanksgiving storm arrived as predicted. Somehow for me it set the perfect mood for the day. Now it feels like November with this November gray.

Note: My original post, November Gold will publish in a few hours. but when I woke up to the pitter patter of rain this morning and saw the skies I couldn't resit taking these photos even though I'm suppose to be baking a turkey and some apple pie. I hope you enjoy these views of November Gold, November Gray. Happy Thanksgiving once again.

View more photos at Skywatch Friday.

Gotta go! It's time to get cooking!


Deborah Godin said...

It was gray here all day, no gold! Love the idea of the double post. and the flawless skies over the mountains are wonderful!

Mary C said...

We had rain here in Silicon Valley yesterday; and it was gray and cloudy this morning. But the sun is out now and shining, making those items still wet sparkle in the light. I hope you and your family are enjoying your Thanksgiving, Kathie, as we are.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You managed to capture some gorgeous photos.Rainy days bring a beauty all their own.

Anonymous said...

I love the first one. Very artistic and very beautiful.

Mary said...

There's something about the sound of rain tapping the windows that is so soothing.

You captured the day beautifully.


The Good Life in Virginia said...

like the rain drops and the branches...lovely shots.
thanks for sharing.

Doug Taron said...

Sounds like you got the feeling of a New England Thanksgiving- gray and drippy. Hope you had a great holiday, and that the pie turned out well.

Quiet Paths said...

Rain in the desert country must seem so magical. What a very lovely post. I hope your pie turned out and the turkey was perfect!

Arija said...

Rain is such a blessing. Will the desert bloom again after it or is it too cold for that now?
I quite understand there are times
when a turkey and apple pie take a back seat to a camera.

Larry said...

I like the way you captured the rain on that flower.