Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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My post today..although it is only Thursday...(we post at 2:30 PM each week for Friday) a post showing a wonderful Sunrise we had just after a couple days of rainy and gloomy skies.

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Sunrise East

Sunrise NE

Sunrise North

Sunrise South

Sunrise West

There now..wasn't that a pleasant little trip around our world here...standing in awe of a morning Sunrise ?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Trip Down The River

Last Saturday after going to a car show to take some photographs , I decided to got down to Lake Lure to see if anything was going on down there in the way of old car shows, but there was not much going on I turned around and headed back home...but stopped along the Broad River just above Chimney Rock and climbed down among the huge boulders in the River to take some pictures.

We start with a long view up river at the boulders that the water rushes in and around and tumbles in small water falls..down into pools of deep water in places..making great spots for the Trout to hide in...and fishermen to try to catch .

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Long view up river

Tumbling waters over moss covered boulders

Birds eye view

One of the small waterfalls

Another miniature waterfall

Up close and personal, didn't get my feet wet either

Moss covered boulders

Down, Down, ever Down the River tumbles the water.

We hope you enjoyed your trip down the river with us.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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This week again I am departing from the usual post that I do...we have been having absolutely clear skies with no clouds.

As I was looking at the sky to find something to shoot...I notice my friend the Red Tail Hawk sitting in the Walnut Tree just about a Quarter of a mile from the cabin here.

I ran in and grabbed the camera with the 70-300 lens on and began to photograph him...I was able to get just a bit closer each shot till I was about 2,000 yards away..then he decided to fly the South ...he had been sitting in the North West. I did manage to get a few shots of him flying by..therefore I also got some sky in the shots.

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Shot from the porch here at the cabin.

Just a bit farther down towards the tree

Still closer..a better shot

Flying by from NW towards the South

I did promise some it is
(Still flying towards the South)

More great Blue sky..and my friend reaching the South Sky.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

High flight

I am inspired by the Poem "High Flight" each and every time I look up into the skies and feel my Spirits soar like the this end I present this poem by a WW2 pilot who died shortly after writting this poem in a plane crash..he wrote part of this poem while testing a new plane, and finished it when he got back on the ground.

High Flight:

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of EarthAnd danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space,Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

— John Gillespie Magee, Jr

The following photographs show some of the insperation I feel each time I look up into the sky.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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I am going to deviate just a little from my usual post of terrific Sunsets and Sunrises....We also have great daytime skies here in the Mountains of Western NC so I am posting some of the beautiful day skies we have had here the last few days.

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Clouds in the East

Clouds in the North

Clouds in the NE

A "Feather" Cloud in the West Sky

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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I am sorry I didn't get to participate last week in the posting of a Sky Watch entry...I was very busy and a bit under the weather...however today I am posting an Amazing series of photographs of yet another display of Creator's skill of painting the Morning skies with a plethora of colors.

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Sunrise in the East..first light

Sunrise in the East NE

Sunrise in the North

Sunrise North East

Sunrise South

Sunrise South East..about 20 min. later

Sunrise South West

Sunrise in the West

It was very tempting to also include the Sunset of the previous day in this post...but I felt it would be too I have saved it for another day.