Thursday, October 2, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Viewing clouds from High Altitudes: Colorado



This is my very first Skywatch Friday post. I have been a lurker on this site for a few weeks now, and decided to jump on board this week and post for the first time. Click here to view some of the most magnificent sky pictures from around the world.

Just in case you are wondering if I am losing my mind, no I'm fine. I have not lost my mind completely and I do know what today is (Thursday). From what I have gathered, thursday afternoons is the best time to post....that way the folks on the other side of the globe, who are one day ahead of us can view our pictures as well...so there you have it, a logical explanation. I am still working with all my marbles here....well at least for today, and for the next few minutes.



This picture was taken back in September 2008 when we were in Colorado at our cabin. Since our cabin is a little under 10,000 feet in elevation, it makes for some great shots of clouds. This picture was taken in the afternoon and it was just the right angle for the light in the sky to make this shot unique. This photo has not been touched up in any way. This is how it looked straight out of the camera. I especially love the blue sky.

If you have the time, make your way over to the Skywatch Friday blog. You can not imagine the beautiful pictures from around the world posted there. Mom, if you are reading this, be sure to click and see the photo that is up for this week.....just a glimpse at Heaven's Doors I am sure.

So grab yourself a cup of coffee, and plan on spending the morning or afternoon on a journey around the world looking at all the sky photos. You won't be disappointed in what you find there.
***** I just discovered this was my 50th post to my blog. How exciting it was a Skywatch post and the first time to participate in Skywatch......Just thought I would throw that out there.

53 comments:

  1. WELCOME TO SKY WATCH! So glad you decided to quit lurkking and start participating! You will love it! You are right about the phenomenal skies you see!

    Beautiful cloud capture. I love the textures. Terrific!

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  2. It does evoke a sigh of contentment.

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  3. What a vivid blue sky!

    I read your profile and no, it isn't confusing to say you live in TX but your heart is in Colorado. I Have lived in Indiana for 30 years but my first 20 were spent in Tennessee and my heart still belongs there.

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  4. hee, hee. It is funny how skywatch friday starts on thursday and wordless wednesday is everyday and abc wednesday starts on tuesday...
    Nice plop of a cloud in the sky. It seems to have the big blue all to itself...

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  5. Well, I'm glad you are a lurker no longer! Welcome to a very friendly group from all around the world. This is a fabulous meme because it keeps us looking up. ;-)
    Happy Sky Watch!

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  6. It is a special cloud that you have captured lovely and such a blue sky singling it out.
    Welcome to SWF from another novice.
    Thank you too for your visit and comment.

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  7. Beautiful blue sky, and the cloud formation looks spotlit (is that a word?).

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  8. Happy 50th post and it certainly is a stunning one!

    Welcome to the Sky Watch family!
    Hope to see you next week.

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  9. first, welcome to the fellowship of skywatchers, as i would like to call this online community.

    second, you may think i completely lost my marbles but your shot appears like a sonogram picture, you know the black part is where the baby is supposed to be.

    okay, so i have been craning my neck far too long. nyway, hope you enjoy posting every week and checking out other's posts too.

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  10. Welcome to Sky Watch, what a great cloud shot. You are right about the time zones as your
    Thursday is my Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Cheers

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  11. Thanks for the explanation about the Thursday. This is my 4th or
    5th Skywatch but I did not understand why we do it on Thursday. Now I know.

    Your photograph looks like the clouds are suspended, as I guess they all are now that I think about it.

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  12. Thanks for the visit and the comment. On behalf of Dot, Tom, Sandy, iMac and the crew, a very big welcome to Sky Watch.

    I'm not part of the team that manages the theme, but I've participated since the first week.

    Great shot - and the colours and angle are so similar to mine.

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  13. Stunning addition to sky watch friday with your beautiful view across the horizon.

    Thank you for sharing and your kind words on my post.

    Sky Watch and the other groups are good fun to share what we see. Know all to well what you mean about you are in one place but your heart is in another. Blogging is wonderful vehicle that allows us to travel to all kinds of places.

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  14. Glad to have you at SWF! That's a wonderful cloud, I love it when they look like they mean something, a clue, a message - that's how this one looks to me. Iknow what you mean about where the heart lies. I grew up in Michigan, am now in s. Ontario, but I lived for many years in the Alberta foothills, and they never leave me.

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  15. Welcome to SkyWatch! I love your blue, blue sky and the light behind the clouds.

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  16. I do so enjoy your blogs, but you need to remember some of us stay confused enough without your help. Now I will not have anything to look forward to on Friday.

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  17. Welcome to Skywatch!! You'll love it here, everyone is great! :) Have a super weekend...oh, and awesome photo, love the "silver lining" beautiful~!

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  18. That pic is amazing it is so vibrant it hurt my eyes ina good way!

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  19. I call that "high altitude blue" - it's my favorite color. Just stunning.

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  20. Thanks for posting early so us Aussies can see this, I love the blue in your pic!! I will check out some more!! Have a nice friday..

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  21. Very nice first post - I love watching clouds. Glad you chose to join us!

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  22. Oh very pretty and the sky is nice...TC

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  23. It's an interesting cloud, b ut I'm really impressed with the blue-blue sky. Welcome to SkyWatch.

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  24. It's great how you've succeeded to catch this cloud , alone. Thank you very much for your visit.

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  25. Welcome to Skywatch Coloradolady - I'm a recent newbie too. What a magnificent blue sky and great picture you have there.

    I've given up trying to work out who's at what time - but I post on a Thursday evening LOL!

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  26. Hello and a very warm welcome to you.. Colorado Lady... now then whats all this lurking? :o) I like that word...infact I'll say it again.L-U-R-K-I-N-G :O)
    Well done also on your 50th post by the way... and very well done on a truely superb Sky Watch picture... I hope you carry on posting sightings like this for a long time to come... it's a perfect shot.
    I thank you for joining in for the first time with the fun of Sky Watch this week and hope to see more from you on Sky Watch

    Tom
    Mine's Here

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  27. Welcome to Skywatch with an outstanding picture. I actually came to view your Blue Monday via Smilling Sal's blog and was delighted to find your Skywatch debut as well!

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  28. Hi - thanks for your comment on my blog. This is my 5th entry and I now find myself watching the sky more closely before (not a good thing when I'm driving!!) Thanks for your entry and it's just beautiful - take care, Judyx

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  29. Hi:
    Your photos are awesome! The second one looks like a baby walking on the sky, the sky is so blue!!
    Congratulations! I loved them!!

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  30. what a wonderful jump into sky watch Love the photo and congratulations on your 50th!

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  31. Your clouds look like fragile layers of icing! Very creative and beautiful!

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  32. Welcome to skywatch and your beautiful cloud in the blue sky is a lovely contribution!

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  33. Welcome to Sky watch:) Here we have a lot of fun:)

    Your sky-shot to day is just wonderful! Blue blue sky and with a beautiful big cloud! Fantastic:)

    Have a nice weekend:)

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  34. When I see other swf photos that are hazy, I have to remind myself they are not at our altitude and, they have HUMIDITY. It tends to affect photo quality when 'shooting' the sky. You photo is lovely. Captures the brilliance of the Colorado skies.

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  35. Hi! So where in Texas are you?

    Love your sky photo...beautiful. Couldn't live at 10,000 feet...I get ill at over 8,000. Must be a beautiful place for a cabin!

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  36. Doesn't 10,000 feet put you in the clouds! :) Nice photo. Thanks for visiting me.

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  37. Wow, what a wonderful first post to SkyWatch! I'm a native Texan, but love to visit Colorado, so I can understand your love for that state and its beauty. I can't wait to see more of your sky captures in the future!

    ~Kyle

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  38. Welcome! What a great debut photo. I like the light and shadow inside the cloud a lot.

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  39. very nice photo! and thanks for stopping by to comment on mine.
    : )

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  40. Beautiful first post! Love the blue around the clouds.

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  41. What a beautiful start for your first sky watch, the sky is so dark blue with beautiful clouds

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  42. You have wonderful pictures on your blog. Love the blue sky and white clouds. Welcome to SWF.

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  43. A wunderful start with a "POWERCLOUD", waiting for the next
    Hallo from Germany
    Hartmut

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  44. welcome!!!!you have a nice and gorgeous skywatch picture, happy weekend..

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  45. s wish we weres stnding on the cabin deck - so beautiful

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  46. Hallo, beautiful skies!
    I just noticed that you have a dog called Dora.
    Our dog is also called Dora and her face looks a litte like you brown dog's face.
    So sweet :)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  47. I love clouds, the real ones, not the metaphor :)

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  48. Welcome to Skywatch :) Your photo is spectacular, thanks for sharing. Dora and Sophie look adorable :)

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