Friday, January 30, 2009

Skywatch Friday

When we went to the park today for our daily walk that hasn't happened in the past couple of days we saw the sun trying to peek out from the clouds. A hopeful sign. We need the sun to melt off the ice on the roads. The park had nearly pristine snow as the city hasn't had time to plow the roads through it. We were the only ones there. Aaahhh, quiet.
Back at home this is how I saw the sun.
I tried for a picture without me in it. Difficult to do. Happy Weekend to everyone. For more skywatching go here.







17 comments:

Louise said...

Cold and beautiful! It IS hard to take a reflecting picture on something spherical without getting one's self in it. Impressive that you did it!

Kerri said...

WOW! These are beautiful...and the last two...QUITE AMAZING!!

Teri C said...

Wow, those reflected photos are awesome! What a fun thing to discover. But your 'real' skies look so cold and gray. Brrr.

Susan said...

It looks quite chilly there. I love the gazing ball photo. Stay warm!

Tricia said...

Great shots you captured here!

nadia said...

Love the third picture! Very creative :)

Miranda Bell said...

Hi Lisa - these photos are just stunning and it looks SO cold! We've not had any snow here as yet... have just been enjoying getting out in the garden a bit this week... have a good weekend - Miranda

Cheryl said...

Beautiful photographs.....I love the last two......so magical.....

We are expecting snow on Sunday......I am really hoping it will not arrive......

Have a lovely weekend with DB and Luna......

Gail said...

Lisa,

Beautiful! ... and I loved seeing you in the globe! You've made the snow look even more delightful then I imagine it is! Have a good weekend and keep warm...gail

Rose said...

The first photo is lovely, Lisa, but I love the reflections of the gazing ball! Very artistic. I hope you get some needed sunshine to help thaw out.

beckie said...

Brrrr! It does look cold and bleak there. If the sun would shine as brightly as in the gazing ball it owouldn't take long before that ice would melt. Of course the next cold front coming through may have a different idea. Have a great weekend.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

The first one is a little spooky.

Darla said...

So very pretty, all of your photos!

jodi said...

Lisa, do you actually leave your gazing ball out all winter? I haven't done that because I've been afraid of them being smashed by weather tantrums, or freeze/thaw cycles. But it sure looks purty nestled in the snow in your photos.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Jodi, it is funny that you ask about bringing in the glass globe. This is the first year I have left it outside. I think it is safe where it is now because there aren't any tree limbs that can come down on it. It has a stopper in the bottome to keep out moisture. I think moisture is more detrimental than most anything. That is other than a limb falling on it.

Toni said...

Lisa how beautiful your gazing ball is with the snow and awesome photos.

I love it also when you go out before plows and you make the first foot prints on fresh snow.

cyndy said...

Perfect!!

That warm gold image of the sun contrasts so nicely with the icy world! Love it!