Thursday, August 19, 2010

Some Photos Taken at Dusk

After a few days of cooler weather, the heat returned today.  I was tired after work, so didn't make it outside until it was almost dark.  I remembered it's Friday other places in the world, and SkyWatch Friday has started.  I wonder what number my link will be.  I'm sure it will be over #100.  Click on the link in my sidebar to check it out.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Hot Day in the Sky

When I went out to get herbs for supper,  I was stunned at how hot it was.  Normally, I'm not bothered by the heat until I've been out in it awhile.  I noticed that it was 100 degrees.  After we ate, I remembered I wanted to take a picture of the outdoor thermometor, and by then, it had cooled by a couple degrees.  I remembered I was late for SkyWatch Friday, so tipped the camera up to include the sky.

I went out into the yard to get photos of the morning glories climbing up the light pole.  They are really up there!

While I was out in the yard, I heard a plane, and immediately looked to see where it was.

I zoomed in, but did crop this a little so the little bit of tree wouldn't be in the photo.

Why are you flying so low, airplane?  Is it hot up there?

To see skies from all over the world, click on the SkyWatch link in the sidebar.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sky Photos from a Family Gathering

One of my husband's cousins and her two almost grown kids came to Nebraska this week, and Tuesday evening, we went to a small town an hour away, to a race track for a family gathering, because her brother is a sponsor and huge fan of race cars.  I wasn't thrilled about going, because I was afraid the vibrations would cause my jaw to hurt.  I didn't take my camera, because I didn't want the extra weight, which could have also caused my jaw to hurt.  I knew we were going to be in a private inside area, but what didn't occur to me, was how high it was going to be.

We had the most spectacular view of the sky, and got to see the clouds gather, and then witness a lightning show after dark, that far surpassed any fireworks display.  At the beginning of the evening, I did get some photos with my iphone.  I also took a few with a sister-in-law's camera, but didn't ask her for it during the lightning show.  I haven't seen those photos yet.

It turned out to be a fun evening.  We got to visit with relatives we haven't seen for awhile, and I even watched some of the racing, not knowing anything about it.  I told Larry's cousin, the one who is into racing and lives in Nebraska, that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  He said it's an acquired taste, to which I replied, "Well, I haven't acquired it yet."  LOL

So, here are a few photos of the sky, and what we saw below. 

I still wish I'd have taken my camera, but am thankful for the little one on my iphone.  To see skies from all over the world, or find out how to participate, click on the SkyWatch picture in my sidebar.  I hope to visit more blogs this week.  I also have been limiting my computer time, and am trying to use better posture while on, due to the TMJD.