Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hill Country Skies

Some pretty fancy clouds this year in the Texas Hill Country. These are all from the last few months. I remember last year during the field season the sky was pretty boring, a really dry year with kind of lame skies. Not so this time around-lots of storms and rain, good stuff! Almost got monsoon-y during July, weird. That's my friend Mike with the full moon, and me toasting good times on the Frio River. Yeehaw. Thanks to those clouds, it's still really green around here, and there are even flowers hanging around still. Love the wet years! Skywatch

18 comments:

Merisi in Vienna said...

A truly special collection of memorable skies!
Love the sun-eater. *smile*

Happy Skywatch,
Merisi

Pearl Maple said...

fun and colorful views of the sky, how fun to capture the moon in your photos that way

Gary said...

Beautiful skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Definitely not boring skies today, Jill! Such wonderful, dramatic clouds and colors! Of course, I love the shot Mike with his mouthful of moon! How fun! Hope you've had a great week and an even better weekend to come!

HansHB said...

Very good sky-post Lovely and great colours in your sky-photos!

Judy said...

Great shots, all!!! I love the photo of Mike with the moon in his mouth!!! Never seen anything like that!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful clouds Jill!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeously captured!

My Skywatch
Have a great weekend.

lina@women said...

The sun eater makes me smile :)
Others are awesome!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Not sure if Mike is swallowing or regurgitating that moon, but I love it!! (oh, and the skies are great too)

Janie said...

I'm glad you're getting plenty of rain. Maybe the Texas drought years are over.
Love the pic of the clouds with a cloud-shaped window in them, with sunlight shining through.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush awesome shots you have here.


Kim,USA

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful cloud shots!!! And what a fun shot that second to the last one is!!!

biobabbler said...

LOVE those mammatus clouds! YUM. I wanna eat THOSE (while your friend snacks on solar bodies). Adore clouds.

For a visual thrill, type in mammatus clouds into Google and click on images. AMAZING!

Looking forward to our first substantial rains. Supposed to be close to 100 dF today, though, so not holding my breath. But EAGERLY anticipating FALL!! xo

biobabbler said...

Oh, btw, got some shots (& posted 2 or 3) of mammatus clouds here http://biobabbler.blogspot.com/2010/06/freaky-evening-lighting.html They seriously rock my world.

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, congratulations. I am greeting

Dominic Gendron said...

Very intersting sky images! Love those two last image to :)

FREYA R said...

WoW incredible pictures ! very beautiful