Friday, 7 November 2008

Skywatch Friday - 7 November 2008

The Ultimate!

This is another one of the pictures I took at Lightwater Valley, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

It was such a beautiful day, chilly but so sunny. When I took this picture of my daughter and grandson on The Ultimate Ride I noticed how lovely the sky was.

Not sure what the cloud formation is though, I've forgotten all the stuff I learned in geography. Hope I re-learn it participating in Skywatch.

This photo doesn't do the view justice. It was beautiful looking across the lake to The Big Wheel which we had just left. It poured while we were at the top of it.

We walked around the lake and a few minutes later, whilst we were standing in the rain, the sun started to come out over the Big Wheel. Just wish I was a better photographer.

Roll on summer I love those blue skies and white fluffy clouds.


  1. Beautiful looking sky. Ours this morning looks like Winter is coming, and the temp has dropped.

    I received an award this morning, and I am passing it on to you. Please go to my blog to read the instructions and pick it up.

  2. Lovely colours in your skies! Fascinating!

  3. Oh, beautiful sky photos, Winifred!

    Have a wonderful day.


  4. The sky photos are lovely with the different cloud covers. The first one is all wispy and bright. The second is dark and menacing!!!

  5. That ride thing looks kind of scary! I love your sky pictures. Looks like a nice place

  6. Hi Winifred,

    Just dropped by to tell you there is an award waiting for you at my "Quotes and Things" blog. Come by and claim it any time.

    Gramma Ann

  7. Watching the clouds was a big deal for me when I was a young child. I spent hours doing it and seeing them form into animals or objects. My son used to be so quick about naming the different types of clouds, and now I think even he has forgotten them. I definitely have! Your pictures are very pretty. Oh I just noticed on your sidebar, you are doing Sky Watch Friday. Have a great weekend Winifred!

  8. We've just had a few wonderful days; blue skies, warm temperatures, sunshine. They say that is ending tonight. C'est la vie!!

    Loved your pictures.

    ~hippo hugs~

  9. Beautiful photos but that first ride looks way to scary!

  10. this is great! thanks for sharing!

  11. Thank you for your comments. It's the first time I've participated in the Skywatch Friday. I'm looking forward to future Fridays but I suspect there'll be lots of boring grey ones to come.

    Yes that Ultimate ride was one I most definitely opted out of. I did go on the Big Wheel, probably wasn't anything like the size of The London Eye and similar rides but it was quite big enough for me. Didn't cost as much either!

    It was a day with amazing rapid changes in the colours of the sky and clouds.

    Thank you very much for the awards. I'll have to do my homework and check what I have to do with them.


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