Friday, 24 July 2009

SkyWatch Friday #54

In the course of an hour . . . on a July afternoon . . . in the south of England . . .and there was torrential rain a little while later . . .

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  1. Marvelous captures! And blue with lovely puffy white clouds to ominous, storm-threatening gray ones! Terrific! Love variety in our skies from hour to hour it sometimes seems!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I can see the clouds gathering and darkening but it's still such a beauty to behold, even if one knows rain is coming. :)

  3. What lovely skies you had after the storm passed. Great captures!

  4. This all looks very familiar. For once, the whole of Britain seems to be getting pretty much the same weather.

    Luckily, I saw what was coming and got my washing in before the downpour!

  5. They are all beautiful, the last one is my favorite.


  6. Somehow your stormy English skies look more gentle than our scary storm skies here in New Mexico. Perhaps it's because you seem more sheltered, geography-wise, than we are with our very open spaces?

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  7. It is amazing how fast the weather can change. Great captures and beautiful photos. Have a great weekend.

  8. Different scenes with different skies. I think my favourite is the second one as I really like that blueish grey of a sky expecting rain and maybe thunder.

  9. Some thing dark was heading your way. Did you get a storm or did it threaten and move on.
    Lovely captures.

  10. Once more a bit of resonance between Berkshire and North Texas. Storms are evocative no matter where they occur, I guess. Lovely to see what it looks like across the pond, though. I hope your storm, if it actually reached you, was a bit less "entertaining" than ours!

  11. Beautiful changing skies. I like the second photo best because it's so well framed by the arching tree branch.

  12. What LOVELY sky views above these beautiful landscapes. Love the reflections too ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  13. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. It seems that stormy skies are a common feature at the moment.
    I'm sure the 'big skies' in New Mexico and North Texas engender much more dramatic weather systems than we usually experience in UK. Our storms are not often extreme - we don't have surge protectors in our homes, for example. Indeed, if we do suffer a bad storm it makes headlines!


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