Thursday, June 4, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 36 The Weatherwatch Tree

Walk out of our carport and look towards the SW, on
the hillside stands a lone tree often featured in my sky
shots, behind it a line of trees of our small forest.
The tree appears small, yet is a mighty 200+ year old
River Redgum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, having
weathered everything from drenching rains to droughts.
I hope it will stand proud for at least 200 years more.



A little weather rising from the south west



at first gently embracing the old tree, but, as it gathers
strength



its clouds almost obliterate the scene, swallowing
forest, hillside and tree to wrap it all in a wooly blanket.

If my skies are too cloudy, click on the Logo to see many others.

Thanks to Klaus and the ever diligent Skywatch team, we
can all enjoy this wonderful meme.

91 comments:

  1. Beautiful images! I would love to go and sit under that tree with a good book...of course, after the storm has passed. Happy skywatching:)

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  2. Magnificent. May she stand for a thousand years! Breathtaking!

    Have I told you alreadY?
    I love your eyes.
    But I also love your heart.
    Oh what the heck, I love you!

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  3. Absolutely fantastic photos, especially with that dramatic sky.

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  4. Oh, Arija, your photos are always so beautiful and your words always match them! This post is no exception! The clouds in the last do indeed seem to overwhelm that lovely old tree. I too hope it stands proud for another 200 years! Happy SWF!

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  5. I love your cloudy skies and hope they bring some precious rain to you and that ancient tree.

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  6. Lovely old tree, Arija! I like the quirky way it spreads its branches. Looks as though you had some nasty weather there.

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  7. Wonderful images. I especially loved that second photo with heavy clouds overhead a single solitary tree.

    BTW, were you able to get in mr linky at skywatch site today? It wouldn't let me in, and I just found out I wasn't the only one.

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  8. I love old tree´s too.Great shots!Your pics of the cloudy skies are beautiful.Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  9. Your skies aren't too cloudy for me, I like stormy weather. Nice shots.

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  10. However a mighty 200 year old tree was not bowed by the weather.
    Lovely capture. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Fantastic photo's!
    Amazing with this clouds!
    Great ! ! !
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  12. Lovely clouds and I can see why you choose to feature this well-formed eucalyptus in many photos.

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  13. Beautiful photos, easpecially with the tree at the sky line. =)

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  14. I love this series, and what great clouds! The tree does look special.

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  15. The last one is suberb!!!! realy nice cloudsetting, great picture!!!

    Have a nice skywatch Friday

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  16. I love that second image! I hope your tree stands too. :)

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  17. Breathtaking!!
    I just love that dramatic sky!

    Have a great friday!
    Anna

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  18. Heavy rain clouds seem to be hitting us worldwide.

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  19. I love the second photo. I hope that it goes for another 200 too.

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  20. I enjoy dark and stormy skies, they look so mysterious.

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  21. Oh, I love knowing all that about this tree, and the love you feel for it sure comes through in your words and photos!

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  22. Wonderful photos, you have a gorgeous view. Love that old tree, I hope it last another 200 years too.

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  23. Great scenes.The clouds do look threatening.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  24. I like the different views of the same scene, and the tree is lovely. I share your wish that it live 200 years more in strength and beauty.

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  25. Wow...that tree has charisma. I hope it's around for another 200 myself!

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  26. These are wonderful sky watch shots. And that is a lovely tree.

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  27. Your skies are beautiful... I love the sequence of photos which shows the clouds overtaking the landscape. Awesome. :)

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  28. You always have nice words and description of your photos. When the dark clouds would go away, I'd like to sit under that tree...

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  29. Thanks for your visit and rhyming response!

    Your idea of a campfire is more romantic than mine!

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  30. What a grand old tree and the photos of it are beautiful with those wonderful skies.

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  31. Great images! How nice to have such a wonderful subject to photograph through the seasons.

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  32. You have a beautiful spot from which to watch the sky! I love pastoral scenes with a lone tree on the horizon and silhouetted against the sky.

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  33. love the intensity of these. Well done

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  34. Oh no, they weren´t that cloudy. Just great fluffy clouds full of rain!

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  35. Such a magnificent sight the 200 year old tree! How many storms has it weathered and still it stands strong!
    Happy SWF viewing!

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  36. So dramatic. The second shot is stuffing.

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  37. Your skies look like ours right now except I don't think you have the cold we're having :(

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  38. What a lovely series of photos and what a grand old tree. I too hope it stands for many more years...we lose too many of these beauties for no reason. Your storm skies are great and beautiufully captured.
    Blessings and smiles

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  39. sure looks like something brewing up there, nice cloud formations

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  40. oh, so beautiful! the landscape is amazing!

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  41. Love it. the tree is like a monument.
    Clouds are great. MB

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  42. Breathtaking shots! Hope you have a great weekend. =)

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  43. That tree has seen a lot of weather in 200 years. Great pictures.

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  44. Beautiful skies. Great shots.

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  45. Amzing shots of the sky!
    And what a fantastic tree.
    En joy your weekend.

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  46. Yes it looks like wrap it all in a wooly blanket.

    /MB

    I cross my finger that it will stand forever!

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  47. Beautifully different perspectives.

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  48. Thanks for sharing these dramatic sky pictures with us. I, too, hope your tree stands for another 200 years.

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  49. These shots are really good! I'm jealous of you having such a nice tree so close to capture in different situations. You do it well! :)

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  50. Dramatic sky images !!!

    Here's hoping that the tree will stand for many, many more years...

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  51. I love your cloudy skies. Keep 'em coming! Great tree, too; I really appreciate the expanse, since we have to drive much further west to see this kind of openness. My father, an old desert rat like me, once remarked that past New Mexico there were just "too many trees." He liked them isolated like this one, so one can appreciate them more.

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  52. Sometimes when clicking around into everyones participating at skywatch one finds sites likes yours. You have a lot of beautiful shots! I love the threes in all different colours under.

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  53. That's not too many clouds for me. I love the thick billowy clouds in the last shots. Awesome! :-)

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  54. Lovely skies ..

    Thanks for visiting mine .. I am not the youngest of three sons .. I am a woman, LOL!

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  55. I love your weather watch tree and these are stunning shots.

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  56. Rhe trees were here before us - they will still be here when we are gone.

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  57. Very dramatic autumn clouds and sky you have! What a pleasure to view your corner.

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  58. Great skies and beautiful tree!!! Love it.

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  59. Hi there..I love the tree and the darkness of the sky.. doing some quick catching up on Sky Watch and visiting your lovely blog as I have just returned...cheers.

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  60. your captures of the aged tree and surrounding landscape are beautiful...just beautiful.

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  61. Fantastical Photographs !! Old Tree Is Also Great...Loved Your Blog..

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  62. Hi Arija, I love the "skyline" in your photos. Well done. I am unable to link to SkyWatch this week - just impossible. I'll have to re-post my photos next week... Have a wonderful weekend. (((Hugs)))

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  63. Splendid sequence, with the zoom on the tree and then the wide-angle!
    Have a very good weekend!

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  64. A most magnificent tree! The stories it could tell, eh? I would use it in many photographs, too!

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  65. Oh ist das wunderbar Arija, ein alter Baum, da vergisst man den tollen Hinmmel. Als Drechsler sehe ich das Holz mit anderen Augen.

    ... und nein, bin noch nicht auf Rreisen ich träume nur von letzten Jahr.

    Liebe Grüsse

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  66. I'd love to be sitting under that tree reading a book!

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  67. Amazing skies ... wonderfully photographed.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  68. Hello, beautiful photos there, thank you for sharing, i love taking shots of the sky too, just joined, have a great day..:) MonikaORse

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  69. Hi Ma
    Had a great night with India, she's a legend. I love you cause you made her, and she rocks! We had a blast, laughed and cried and all the in between bits that girls who stitch and bond have. Ask her about sewing 'hemispheres', she said you taught her well as a result. And if that big dry don't quit, come to Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Looking at this photo, seems u have a few clouds of your own. Live by the sea. It's two minutes away here. Just a hop, skip and a jump.

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  70. I love that lone tree and very glorious looking against they. Postcard perfect picture again.

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  71. Another page of your beautiful cloud collection! Once again you make me feel as if I were right in the middle of these changing clouds. I love how that beautiful old tree seems to touch the clouds!

    Arija,
    I am going to post images of Heiligenstadt which will look familiar to you, after seeing the Vienna Philharmonic's concert at Schönbrunn Park! I took them this past week, just didn't have the time available to prepare a blog post.
    Greetings from little A to big A! :-)

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  72. Fabulous photos!! Thanks for your visit.

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  73. Your photos are beautiful...I looked at all the rest too!
    Wow. Thanks for visiting my Journal.

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  74. These captures are just gorgous. Have a great weekend.
    Smiles Barbara

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  75. What a magnificent tree, long may it stand sentinel.

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  76. Lovely to feature that heritage Redgum tree Arija. You said it weathered for 200 years? It will still go a long way Arija. 200 years is only a portion of a minute to God's time. Lovely photos as always.

    Thanks for coming to visit my blog Arija.

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  77. Beautiful photos! The second one is my favorite.

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  78. Great skys and great country

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  79. Beautiful images. The tree really seems to direct the weather!

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  80. Beautiful! I love the lone tree against the immense sky.

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  81. Both the photos and the words that accompany them are beautiful and descriptive, worthy praise for a 200+ year-old giant.

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  82. As always awesome shots, Arija.
    Have a nice week.

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  83. I join you in wishing that wonderful tree an even longer life. It is so stately there etched against the skyline.

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  84. well, it was certainly a dramatic weather day all over the world, wasn't it? thank you for offering up these glorious clouds!

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  85. What a magnficent tree and beautiful sky! I'm late catching up with skywatch but I'm glad I made it here to see this. It's a lovely skywatch post :)

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