Thursday, July 9, 2009

Skywatch Friday #52 - 4th of July Weekend

I saw many interesting skies while in Okanogan for the weekend of July 4th. Ever since I started participating in Skywatch Friday, my head is in the clouds. Sort of. I'm forever looking upward instead of forward which could be dangerous. Hey! As long as I'm NOT driving it's okay. Right?

I'll start you off with Saturday afternoon. We are in a popular flight path for airliners flying high overhead. I'm always seeing their contrails streaking across the sky. I captured this interesting signature left in the sky by 3 jets.

The Mark of Zorro

As evening fell, we headed south to Brewster to watch the fireworks. Boy did the sky look like it was on fire as the sun dropped down behind the Cascade Mountains. It was spectacular!

Old Farm Equipment at Sunset

Sunset over the Cascades

Sunday brought a different viewpoint at sunset but still not disappointing.

Soft Glow Behind Trees

If you'd like to share your own sky shots, or see what other people are sharing, click on the Skywatch Friday badge below.



In memory of John Donahoo, November 5, 1961 - July 2, 2009. I hope you were watching down on us from these skies.

26 comments:

Ninnu, Finland said...

What a lovely sunset! All the pictures are really nice. Zorro in the sky :)

Sylvia K said...

Hard to beat our skies isn't it, Sally! And we do have the wildest contrails/vapor trails! These are fantastic shots! I'm like you, ever since I started with Sky Watch, I've got my head in the clouds, sky! Have a great weekend!

Erin said...

happy thursday sally.
those last two captures are beautiful...that sunset over the cascades...wow.
have a lovely weekend.

James said...

You've captured some really wonderful skies. Great variety.

Tricia said...

Very nice & beautiful photos! Great shots

Happy Sky Watch Friday & Have a wonderful weekend!

koala said...

Ha ha ha it really looks like a giant Zorro visited you.

Photo Cache said...

It would be extremely difficult not to take a shot of those beautiful skies. That's why I let the husband drive when we go on a trip :)

Enjoy your day.

Light and Voices said...

Agreed my eyes are usually on the skies too. Great Skywatch Friday post!
Joyce

Carol said...

All beautiful skywatch shots...the sunset Is spectacular...I love the last shot with the soft glow...

Gaelyn said...

I just love seeing scenes from the Okanogan. These skies are beautiful. Like the Zoro and the old farm equipment also.

Jim K said...

That glow is beautiful.

Regina said...

Wow, great shots.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

The multiple pictures really tell a nice story. Photos. Love the contrails and the red sky at night!

Lew said...

Beautiful skies all, but the sunset over the Cascades is special!

Leora said...

I love the serenity of the picture in your header. These sky photos are lovely, especially the soft glow. The sunset is striking; so strong a color.

SandyCarlson said...

Really super photos!

Arija said...

Lovely gentle end of the day.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful contrail shots. Beautiful views.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The Okanagon is beautiful!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sally: That is a lovely series, I like that third one the best with the red sunset.

Karen said...

It's Zorro !!! :-)(and then I saw your comment about the mark of Zorro) :-)

Those sunsets are beautiful.

One so dramatic with it's firey colour and the other too so lovely with their soft pastels..

Great captures..

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the Zorro sky, very cool. All of your photos are beautiful but I especially like the soft glow on the last one.

SQ

kRiZ cPEc said...

lovely images, thanks for sharing

Linnea W said...

What a different environment you have there at your Okanogan house. It must be fun to get such unique photo ops from what you find on the western side of the Cascades. Your sky shots are terrific. You really had great weather for the 4th. Love the colors...(hubby is up in Anacortes enjoying the colorful skies there, but I'm stuck down here!).

Love those grasshopper shots too - very detailed!

Thanks for checking out my SWF shot. I posted other pics from Mono Lake on my travel blog if you want to check them out.

Sara Chapman said...

Very beautiful skies, and who doesn't love those showy red ones? But the glowing one below is lovely also.

Melusine said...

Nice set!