Friday, January 9, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday: Bare and Blue

One of the newest people I have met here on the Internet Tubes is Tisha at CRAZY WORKING MOM (I so relate to that name) and she started a new sky photo project a few weeks ago.

Check it out - I know there are other sky photo projects out there, and those photos are all lovely too, but the sky is big enough for all you know.

I love this tree. It has such a beautiful shape. It sits at an intersection that I pass almost every day. It makes waiting for the light to change so much prettier.


23 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

You're right - it has a very nice shape, and that's a beautiful blue sky behind it. *sigh* I miss the blue skies... is Winter over yet? hehe

Dianne said...

misty - this was just last week and it was about 20 degrees out so there is some winter blue - but I'm with ya! we're under a storm watch for 6 inches of snow and I ain't happy!!

Linda said...

I was thinking the other day that our skies here are bluer in winter but that's probably because of the cold and the lack of haze, which we seem to get a lot of in summer. The only problem is that it's not real enticing to go out and take pictures when it's below 20 degrees and the wind is blowing, too! Still, it's hard to NOT go take pictures when blue skies are so blue!

The shape of this tree is almost perfect and probably a lot more noticeable sans leaves than with. I had mentioned to my mother last week that you never really know exactly how many trees there are until winter when you can see them all rather than just a big mix of green leaves. Having their leaves stripped makes them more individual somehow. I guess in a way that would go for people, too, wouldn't it?

Oh don't even tell me I just went all philosophical in your comments section! How rude of me! Sorry 'bout that!

Cherie said...

Oh what a pretty day it was! :)

Ivanhoe said...

Oh what a pretty blue sky! When was the last time I've seen that? Lemme see...it has been weeks :o)
Have a wonderful weekend!

bobbie said...

I love your tree. And I love your sky. And I'm glad your tree is there for you while you wait for the light.

pink dogwood said...

I love your tree as well, the second picture is very pretty.

Happy Friday!!!

Dianne said...

linda - I love when people go all philosophical! and you did so beautifully :)

cherie - it was! it was very cold but so still and the sky was lovely.

ivanhoe - thanks! stay warm and don't study too hard

bobbie - I say hello to it every time I see it :)

pink - thank you! you have a great weekend too :)

WillThink4Wine said...

I just love Linda, don't you?! Although I can honestly say that I have never once been compelled to go out to photograph anything when the temperature fell below minus 20 degrees. Just saying.

Your tree is lovely! I keep my camera with me always, for just such occasions! As I said in my post today, I love trees in full leaf and bare. Each form has its own particular beauty!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful title from a beautiful lady. :-) Thanks for making me smile.

Love,
Gina

Hildegarde said...

Strange that someone starts another skywatch on a friday when there is already a skywatch friday community, but whatever, the tree is a beauty and the sky is not grey :-) Enjoy your week !

Dianne said...

will think 4 - I just commented to her about how I love when she says "slogging"
she goes slogging thru the snow for photos
months ago she was lurking round cemeteries at night lol
I love her too
glad you like the tree

pagan - ahhhhhhhh
you make me smile too

hildegarde - the explanation for starting this is over at the host site - Crazy Working Mom
glad you like the tree and the blue sky :)

Roger said...

Wow look at that blue! And the trees!! Great shots Di! :D

Dianne said...

roger - it was a beautiful blue day babe ;)

Patti said...

Gorgeous blue sky. I don't believe we will be seeing that kind of sky later today...that winter storm is approaching.....

I love the tree with its near perfect shape. We have a mulberry tree in front that I often photograph silhouetted against the sky.

I love Duchess Linda too. ;-)

Have a cozy Saturday, Dianne!

Dianne said...

patti - trees against the sky are so lovely :)
it's been snowing here for a couple of hours and is now coming down harder
I'm staying in today
Linda rocks!!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! This is beautiful. It must also be when full of leaves. Or in fall. Lisa

storyteller's other blog said...

Lovely tree against the beautiful blue of the skies! My skies are clear and sunny at Happily Retired Gal and Sacred Ruminations Friday. TODAY the Santa Ana WINDS are gusting mightily!
Hugs and blessings,

Dianne said...

lisa - it is a grand old tree! I keep saying I want to kidnap it lol

storyteller - gusting mightily! that sounds ominous ;)

Tisha @ Looking At The Sky On Friday said...

Dianne, THANK YOU for your support. :D I am so glad you're playing along. I think that the beautifully shaped tree has an amazing back drop with this blue sky!

Dianne said...

tisha - you're welcome!

Sandra Carvalho said...

OMG!
I've never seen such shade of blue over here!
Gorgeous!
xo

Dianne said...

sandra - it's rare over here but does happen and I was lucky enough to catch it :)