Thursday, February 10, 2011

Missing the good stuff


Mississippi's boringness is getting to me more and more. My head is spinning from lack of stimulation (the weather isn't helping that either). There's nothing to take landscape photos of here so I turn back to the reliable Sierra. I've avoided posting a post full of rants about Mississippi because I'm sure it would be fairly offensive and full of good old fashioned sailor-mouthing. Yeah. I've found a few cool things (some birds, salamanders, anoles, fungus, alligators) that light me up but generally most things about this place get me down. Also, living at less than 400 feet is not good for the soul! It's a good thing I'm going to Texas in a few weeks. Sigh. Anyway, these are from mid August during the field season in the Sierra Nevada. Plain and simple: a badass sunrise in a beautiful spot (Carmen Valley). Skywatch

45 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I can so relate to your "problems" with Mississippi!! Enough said there though, these captures are awesome! Really spectacular skies! Hope the time goes by quickly, I'm holding good thoughts!

Sylvia

joco said...

What a stack of clouds in the top one and subtle layers in the last one.

Out on the prairie said...

I thought you were in TX.

Gary said...

I really like #2 because of the shadows. Boom & Gary of the Vewrmilon River, Canada.

Andy said...

Don't give up. In my area there's lots of days with grey cloudy skies. When the sun does shine it's freezing cold. Today I was out photographing and thought I had frost bite in my fingers. Nice photos.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Wow!!! lovely shots!!

cheers from Uruguay :)

Seagull Steve said...

Rant it up! This is your blog, its all about you! Alienating people is fun!

Carolyn Ford said...

...see, how your current living quarters makes the other places you love all the more appreciated! Those awesome sun rays are trying to give you a big giant hug! Take care!

Barb said...

See - You're homesick of the West (which I would be, too...)! Those skies are enough to make anyone nostalgic! Keep smiling!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Cannot add much more to the whole Mississipi scene, or lack thereof
!!!Look at it this way though, you would have not dug into your stash and shared these esquisite images if you had anything good to share from Mississippi. That bottom image is Gorgeous and Brilliant~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We used to have just our memories to hold on to during the not-so-perfect times. Now we have our photo libraries. And what a gorgeous one you have -- thanks for sharing.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Oh dear, you sound ready for Texa and it's wide open Plain! These are gorgeous though.

biobabbler said...

The Sierra Nevada misses you. It told me so. =)

KT said...

We live in Illinois because of our employment and families. That being said, I hate it! We travel twice a year (usually west) and I always am looking forward to it. Sure we have a wonderful bike trail system and local forest preserves…but it just doesn’t compare to the sites we have been at in other parts of the country.

Photo Cache said...

The Sierras are therapeutic indeed.

EG Wow said...

The sky is very pretty! I hope you don't let your current home get you down too much as I'm sure you'll be moving on soon. :)

syel said...

good that you're moving to texas soon. :) btw, the skies are stunning! love them both :)

sylvia murphy said...

I moved from CA to MS once. I lasted 3 years then moved to CO. Now I am surrounded by nature. So I relate. Beware of the yellow flies. In summer when you really want to be getting out they will take huge chunks out of your flesh!

Marites said...

Mississippi may be boring but those skies more than compensate it:) they're just beautiful! happy weekend!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Hey, rant on Mississippi. I could use a good laugh. Like Steve said, it's your blog. You have 216 followers. So what if a couple of them get miffed and leave? Early on in my blog I would rip on some of the towns I rolled through; Blythe Ca. is a good example. Isn't that why they are there? Some day I hope to pass through Mississippi and have fun writing about it. Sounds like wealth of material to be had. Go for it. Oh, love the photos.

indicaspecies said...

Fabulous skies, great pictures.

Wanda said...

These are wonderful shots. Clouds are so creative in the way they layer.

ρομπερτ said...

To be honest with you, I do long for 'boring' things much.

Wonderful light indeed. Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

Light and Voices said...

Spectacular sky shots.
Joyce M

Dominic Gendron said...

Those two images are awseome!

Jaypee said...

Indeed! A beautiful sunrise. Another day to be hopeful.

I hope you can also visit my Skywatch Friday entry :)

Have a blessed weekend.

Kristin said...

Wow! The rays of hope. Love your photos of the beautiful skies.

The Write Girl said...

I can't say a word about Mississippi but I do love your sky shots. Gorgeous photos here and Happy Sky Watch!

John S. Mead said...

I Appreciate your rant! I hope when you get here to Texas things will be more open and full of Grand Vistas for you!

Gaelyn said...

These skies should hold you in Miss for a little while. I'm not really over excited about going to TX next month but will certainly enjoy the journey.

forgetmenot said...

Two great "sky" pictures--love both of them. Hang in there--maybe life in Mississippi will become a little more exciting in the near future. Mickie

Luna Miranda said...

what glorious sky, especially the 2nd photo. beautiful!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Gorgeous. Love the shooters.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - when its 100 in the shade(as it was here a week ago!) and your camera feel like its going to melt you can long for grey skies and a chance to wear gloves and a scarf!

The world will turn!

Stewart M

Leovi said...

A beautiful sunset is spectacular.

Arija said...

Quite understandable nostalgia for a bit of height to the landscape.
Nice sunrise though and great clouds too.

Dhemz said...

wow! those are fantastic shots....:)
Please check out my Skywatch entry as well. Thanks!

thomas said...

Dramatic clouds and beautiful rays of lights.

Beyond My Garden said...

While I usually feel, "there's no place like home," there is also nothing as great as traveling. You are right about the Sierras. You might enjoy some of my travels to and through the Nevada Sierras. You can start with me at

http://waverlytotahoe.blogspot.com/2010/09/death-valley-to-incline-village.html

and read the next few entries until we head home to this side of the Mississippi.
400 feet is about 200 less than where I am now and I am very tired of snow, snow, snow. I do like your photos as you stretch yourself in Mississippe.

Dagrun said...

Beautiful! You take very interesting and good shots!

LV said...

Those are great shots for Sky Watch. The skies were kind to you allowing you to capture their beauty.

Marvin said...

Gorgeous sunrise photos! In Arkansas we often say, "Thank God for Mississippi." Translation: "Thank God there's someplace worse than here."

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

I love your clouds ... they are so powerful.

Inger-M said...

That sunrise is really awesome!

Buck said...

Nice sky! The cool thing about blogging is that what seems boring sameness to you can be amazing uniqueness to others. That's what I keep telling myself anyways!