Friday, 14 November 2008

Skywatch Friday - 14 November 2008

Evening Skies Over Washington

It's amazing the difference in the sky from one window in your house to the next.

The first view is one taken tonight at about 5.00pm from the back bedroom window looking South out over the little wood at the back of the house. Looks like there's a fire but it was just the sun going down. The contrast with the really dark clouds and the trees was striking.

This one was taken about 10 minutes later from the front bedroom window, looking North. It doesn't do the colours justice, those lovely soft pinks, greys and blues. What a contrast with the colours at the back of the house.


I have no idea what the light in the sky was. I didn't see anything when I took the photo so maybe it was a reflection. It could have been a plane heading for Newcastle airport, it's on the flightpath.

Have to hurry, off to watch my favourite TV evening of the year, Children in Need. My favourite spot is always when the BBC newscasters and presenters strut their stuff. Last year it was the Rocky Horror Show, this year it's an Abba tribute. Looking forward to seeing Sir Tel dancing with Flavia and Tess Daly dancing with Anton Du Beke doing their own Strictly Come Dancing and a Royle Family sketch.


Hope they do a podcast!

Had a good laugh this afternoon on the Steve Wright Show Radio 2 when he said that it was mad in London today all the activities going on and the collections. He said the tourists just hadn't a clue what was happening and were looking totally flummoxed. The people involved with the fundraising were in stitches laughing at the tourists' expressions.

33 comments:

  1. I love those pics, especially the first one. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. That does look like a fire. Glad it isn't.

    Greetings fellow late addition to the Skywatch linky. :)

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  3. A spectacular shot with the sun glaring through the branches. I invite you to come see my Mackerel Sky in British Columbia. -- Margy

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  4. Both are truly beautiful photos. Lucky you, to have such a beautiful view.

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  5. Those pictures are showing us what a pretty view you have. I know what you mean about pictures not doing the views justice. But I could tell the second one was really pretty. I did think the first one was a fire though until you explained. The TV shows sound funny, but being here in USA we don't get any of those shows. I am guessing that you may not get very many of our shows. Have a great weekend Winifred!

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  6. I was SURE that first one was of a fire until I looked at it more closely. The difference in the two photos is striking.

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  7. Thank you for your lovely comments. I've just started doing the SkyWatch Friday and I'm enjoying taking the photos and looking at other people's too. Not sure if I'm doing things right but if I'm not hopefully someone will let me know.

    There are some great photographers out there. I'm afraid I just point and click. I really should read the manual!

    I'm enjoying watching the Children in Need show as I write. Great music and lots of fun!

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  8. That first picture is spectacular!

    Once I looked out the front window of my house and the sky was clear. I looked out the back window and it was pouring down rain. True. We kept running back and forth just to verify this strange phenomenon.

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  9. Great pictures Winifred. Amazing the difference a few minutes make to the morning and evening sky.

    I did my first SWF today.

    Hope you enjoy the Children in Need show.

    A x

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  10. Happy sky Watch. Good pictures. I saw the play Rocky Horror Show years ago, what fun it was.
    Patsy

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  11. I really like the first photo. I really did think that it was a fire photo! Hope you have a relaxing evening watching you favorite TV shows.

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  12. I loved your fire in the sky photo. The other one was great also. I would guess the light is an airplane. That was what I thought before I read your commentary anyway.

    Have a splendid week-end.

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  13. I like both photos. Evidently, it's a good thing I was not in your country as a tourist today. I'll have to see if we get that show on BBC America

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  14. The trees silhouetted against the setting sun give an illusion of a roaring forest fire. Wonderful photography.
    I too go for Podcasts. I owe you a Tita-Mama explaination, but later.
    Have a great week-end.

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  15. I love your Skywatch photos! They are both beautiful in their own way. Children in Need sounds like a fun show. Is it a fundraiser?

    Have a great weekend, Winifred.

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  16. Fantastic photos...lovely. I missed Children in Need last night as we couldnt find the satellite TV control to input the codes needed to get Uk BBC...am gutted...usually the best TV of the year!!!
    Hope you enjoyed it though
    lol
    Gaynor

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  17. Your first photo reminds me of the bush fires that will shortly be coming our way!

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  18. nice one! especially the first one... so dramaticaly dark. :)

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  19. What an amazing sky you got to witness that night. Beautiful!

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  20. Your photos are wonderful!
    Have a wonderful weekend!.

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  21. Me again Winifred. Just popped back to say I have tagged you - details on my blog.

    A x

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  22. Dear Winifred ~~ Great photos and the first did look like a fire. So glad that it wasn't.
    Thanks for your comments I did enjoy having my brother Peter and his friend of 30 odd years
    Warren. They do look a little alike - both
    overweight. I am pleased with the gazebo and look forward to some sort of floor and a new setting it there. Take care, my friend,
    Love, Merle.

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  23. Hi! Winnifred

    I love skies too and you are right they can change in an instant.

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  24. What great photos - love the first one especially!
    Kris

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  25. Winifred,
    A beautiful, but eery picture. I am relieved that it was not a fire, but I must admit, like all the other bloggers that commented, I thought it was. Marjorie

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  26. Just stopping by to say Hello! Your sky pictures are beautiful. God has his ways of delighting us and telling of his love without words even. Last Wednesday WQED tv had a video of Queen Elizabeth who came to the White House for a white tie dinner with the Bushs'. I loved every bit of it. She is so charming and proper...wish it would rub off on some of our population....snapping pictures with their lungs hanging out if you know what I mean...lol. Proper? I hardly think so. They did love her though...points for that!

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  27. The photos are lovely. I love pictures of the sky as it changes.

    It snowed here today. Guess that's to be expected.

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  28. ohh gorgeous photos of the sky.. Beautiful. I've never hard of that TV show you mentioned..

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  29. Gday Winifred, I just popped over from Merle's..
    Fanatastic photo's on the sunsetting i thought at first glance you were having bush fires.. and What a diffence 10 minutes make...

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  30. Hi again Winifred ~~ Thanks for your good wishes about my test results and for you saying nice photo of three generations. I was measured
    at the doctor and am 5feet and a quarter inch. so I'm shrinking, not sure how tall Kate is.
    I am glad my posts cheer you up, thank you.
    Take great care, Love, Merle.

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  31. Winifred, pop back over to my blog and I have highlighted a the link so you can see the snow thrower for yourself.

    Gill in Canada

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  32. I live i Wsahington ans Whichkam. Beautiful night skies which I never got. Glorious colour.

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