Thursday 20 August 2009

SkyWatch Friday #58

Photographs this week were taken from the passenger seat of the car as Gillian and I drove from Berkshire to Dorset. We were caught in slow-moving traffic. Tom Tom informed us that there were delays just after we passed an alternative road - very helpful! We were told repeatedly that we were on the fastest route as we chugged along at 4 mph!

It was a pleasant sunny day and the sky was interesting. Despite the 'No U-turn' sign some drivers decided to risk it!
Beyond the fence there was a pig farm.
They had plenty of room to root around, adequate shelters and water and there were many crows keeping them company. Pigs need shade as they can suffer from sunburn.
It's good to know there are parking lay-bys ahead with public telephones. Cars overheat or break down and it's not always possible to get a signal on a mobile (cell) phone.

When we reached the turn off to Stonehenge we saw the cause of the traffic jam. There had been an accident on the opposite side of the road. Ambulance and police were in attendance and people on our side of the carriageway had been rubber-necking. Ghouls!

The traffic flowed freely thereafter.

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Thank you to the hosts of this meme, Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise.


  1. I find the clouds so beautiful, especially early morning or in the evening, when the sun is rising or setting, and mother nature has been busy adding a touch of colour.

  2. The photos are incredible. The top one almost looks like you can see God coming through. Amazing.

    Anne and Sasha

  3. What LOVELY skies you captured to share as you waited for traffic to clear. Thanks ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Yes, but you gor so many delightful photos along the way. Definitely worth it!

  5. Anonymous - yes, clouds and sky are endlessly beautiful
    Anne - I am always humbled by the enormity of Nature and God
    storyteller - there's always a benefit . . .
    EG Tour Guide - so true - make the most of every opportunity!

  6. Yes, do make the most of every opportunity! And you did! These are great shots! Beautiful skies!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia, Sam and Mojo

  7. Very nice skies here, the 4th is my fav. Have a nice SWF.

    Greetings from NL

  8. I love clouds. These show so many different levels and types of clouds. Too cool.

  9. Looks as though the traffic jam offered time to take in amazing views and gorgeous skies!

  10. People always seem to slow down at an accident, it's the same over here. Fortunately most of them that I have seen have just minor rear-enders. It gave you the opportunity to take some beautiful photos. Enjoyed them all.

  11. Never a truer saying than 'Curiosity killed the cat' - people rubber-necking often end up having accidents themselves :-|

  12. I like your slow moving traffic sky shots. Mine are taken from a much faster moving car with similarly interesting skies.


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