Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 25 Summer Cloud

Enlarged they are much more effective.
Fickle Clouds

Clouds rolling by
the sky may darken
and to them
watchfully we hearken
*


The thunder rolls
with promise deep
yet all their drops
of rain they keep
*


and do not spare
from their great bounty
a drop to wet
the ground so bare
*


to those who wait
and watch and hope
the fickle clouds
say one word: Nope!

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Hats off to Klaus and the SkyWatch Team
for minding this extensive meme.

79 comments:

  1. The Painting of the Soul of the Universe. His Gift for our souls.

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  2. Wonderful skies! Sheba's skywatch will be up later in the evening... Happy Skywatch!

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  3. Beautiful!!! The first photo looks like a waterfall, not clouds! Happy skywatch:)

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  4. Glorious! And I think I see a face in the second one!

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  5. it's my wish that the clouds over you and yours open soon and provide you all with the rain you so need!

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  6. Gorgeous skywatch photos and I enjoy reading your poetic words. They make me stop and take a moment to reflect on them. Thank you for sharing, Arija.

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  7. Those clouds are gorgeous.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  8. Great combination of photos and words! I hope you'll get rain! I rang my daughter a few hours ago and heard the rain falling on her roof.So that's may be promising for you?

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  9. Beautiful skies, Arija! Wonderful clouds! Thanks! Happy SWF!

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  10. This is a very nice series of sky images, Arija.

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  11. Beautiful skies, arija and so restful.

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  12. Beautiful clouds, wonderful capture. Thank you for sharing.
    Smiles

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  13. Beautiful wisps, but too bad they don't bring the rain.

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  14. So inviting and positively warm looking!

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  15. Your photos and prose are so well put together. And those teasing skies are candy for my eyes. Yet I'm so sad they did not share their watery bounty.

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  16. Wonderful shots Arija, I just had to add your blog to my followers list so I can return more often to see more of your photography.

    Have a great weekend!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  17. Wow...this are wonderful skies!Very beautiful to see!Have a great weekend!

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  18. The clouds are so dramatic! Beautiful!

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  19. Haha, no chocolate today, just some red wine :)

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  20. Pretty, pretty cloud formations, beautiful sky and lovely poetry as always. Very enjoyable post, thank you.

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  21. Super patterns in your wonderful shots.

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  22. You have captured some beautifully captivating cirrus clouds. They are so dynamic and alive seeming! Wonderful!

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  23. I love clouds and you captured some beautiful ones.

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  24. These are all so lovely; the first made me think of smoke..

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  25. Wonderful skywatch photos!

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  26. Wow wonderful sky photos, thank you for a lovely sky.
    Happy SWF.

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  27. So ironic as I watch it rain here...

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  28. The clouds look like they were painted in place with a giant paintbrush. I am sure some place got the rain.

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  29. I love watching the clouds and these shots were such fun.

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  30. Those clouds look so wonderfully sculptural!

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  31. Love the commnenatary with each lovely image.

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  32. My favorite is the first image. It's like a funnel and the wind is getting sucked by the clouds. I have not been taking photographs of skies lately but I never fail to look. My favorite skies ate the ones in the early morning before the break of dawn. I take Daisy out and as she finds a suitable place in the grass, I gaze at the sky. Thank you for sharing your lovely skies Arija!

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  33. Wonderful cloud formations and nice poem.

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  34. I'm so glad I enlarged them for a second look - even more powerful and beautiful when they fill the screen.

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  35. Wonderful takes of sky!
    The first is also very scary!!

    Luiz

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  36. Shakespeare with an attitude! I love the clouds that look like they're collapsing in on themselves, so ominous and dramatic. All that and no rain? What cheek! Happy SWF!

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  37. Beautiful, but stingy clouds! I hope they release some drops soon.

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  38. So those lovely clouds refused to rain on you?! Shame on them.

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  39. Lovely photos as usual Arija...and the words too. I hope that doesn't mean you have missed out on rain entirely. I thought that SA may have been getting some rain too?

    Wonder did you manage to contact any spinners or weavers by any chance?

    Hope you have recovered well?

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  40. Absolutely awesome clouds patterns in the sky. I'm always looking for nice clouds for a scenic backdrop. Not always possible.

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  41. A beautiful photo essay with words to match!

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  42. Beautiful pictures of that cirrocumulus!

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  43. Sometimes I wish I could have said the same...

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  44. SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS ;)
    have a nice weekend!

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  45. Great set of photos, Very blustery clouds.

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  46. That must have been a wonder to watch unfold. Thanks for giving us a look at it too.

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  47. Arija: What a neat look at the sky and your wish for rain, great verse.

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  48. I too enjoy looking at the clouds while they building; their shapes are never the same. Your series of photos is beautiful and the sky looks like aquarelle.

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  49. Those are really interesting looking as well as beautiful! I love clouds and sky at any time!

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  50. Interesting skies and words!

    Thanks for visiting my place.

    Junie

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  51. Wowee, these are just gorgeous!

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  52. The photos are fantastic.I hope some rain comes.

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  53. What can I say. These are simply magnificent. The first is like a powerful eruption of steam or something. Sorry to hear that the awaited rain was witheld. I'm sure you would have needed it badly.

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  54. Lovely series of beautiful sky

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  55. A great cloud story, and I remember when living on my grazing property it is so true!
    Arija, do you think you might have seen the desert Quandong whose fruits are edible? They might not grow very tall due to the dryness.

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  56. Gorgeous sky watch photos!
    Thanks for sharing..
    Have a great weekend..
    HSWF:)

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  57. You have captured some great skies! I like the first one because the perspective and cloud arrangement combined form what to me looks like a waterfall.

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  58. May those promising skies bring the rain your land so desperately needs.

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  59. Enchanting skies accompanied with beautiful poetry. Just lovely!

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  60. lol! I so love the poem that goes along with your pictures. It fits what we are going through here. So dry, brown and dusty with no rains for months.
    We may get snow in April or May, but no rain until our monsoons in July/August. So dry....please clouds share your bounty!

    I like your top photo. For some reason it reminds me of a flower opening up. So pretty.

    ~Lisa
    aka~Rapunzle
    New Mexico

    (ps, the picture you commented about on my blog was even taken from my bathroom window. heehee!)

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  61. A bunch of special clouds! The first one is my favourite!

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  62. Wonderful skies!
    I do love skies like that!

    Thank for the cind comments and gratulation when our grandson was born. It's a blessing to be a grandma:))

    Sorry I haven't been blogging for a while now. But I do hope I'm back now:)

    Have a very nive weekend:))

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  63. These are really beautiful. I think my favorite is the first one. Those are really unusual formations.

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  64. How beautiful! The first one has very interesting formations - like it's bursting

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  65. I love the clouds that you have captured in this series. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  66. Beautiful captures of the sky :)
    Have a good week ahead :)

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  67. Really fantastic clouds. And, enjoyed your verses. I know the feeling of waiting for much needed rain....

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  68. What a charming, funny poem! You are turning into a real poet here! Happy SWF!

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  69. Beautiful pictures. I'm obsessed with sky and cloud pictures! I love all the words to go along with the pictures too. Nice job.

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  70. Beautiful photo's!! I love them!!
    Thanks for sharing

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  71. This is still one of my favorites!

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