Thursday, May 26, 2011

SkyWatch ~ On the Road Come Rain or Shine


In the inimitable words of Ogden Nash:
"Home is heaven
and orgies are vile,
but I like an orgy once in a while."

We were travelling for 30 days through three states and over
3,000 kilometers and have just come home again for a while.
Whew!!!



Leaving Sydney we were engulfed by these great rolling clouds
betokening wild weather to come.


They did not quite live up to their expectations for a few hundred
miles yet


but were definitely flexing their muscles.



A little further on they came down with a vengeance, the
windscreen wiper on my side jammed permanently so there are
no pikkies of the deluge.

You will get more travel impressions a little later in the week.
Meanwhile, all pictures enlarge as usual.

Thanks to our great SkyWatch Team we can share and enjoy
each other's skies. Keep it up guys!

37 comments:

  1. Hello my sweetest Arija! These almost look like roll clouds!!! Hope you are well. Tsup!

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  2. I look forward to more pictures Arija - I know very little about Australis.

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  3. oh, congrats on making it home for a while. it must feel REALLY good!

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  4. Glad you are back safe and sound...hugs.. Michelle

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  5. Here in the States we have all seen pictures of Ayers Rock and the Sidney Opera House but for me, at least, that is the extent of my knowledge (oh, there is the Great Barrier Reef, of course). You show me there is much more to Australia.

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  6. So good to see you back! Sounds and looks as though you've had a great trip! Love Ogden Nash and that's one of my favorites! As always, your captures are breathtaking! Hope you get to enjoy some good time at home! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

    Sylvia

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  7. Beautiful rolling clouds here.

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  8. You have certainly been on an adventure.

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  9. These ar truly awesome clouds, Arija. For someone from a small country as the Netherlands it's hard to imagine you can travel 3.000 km in a country. :-)
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  10. Lovely cloud and skies, are you glad you are home? What a nice trip!

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  11. You have some great images form your trip! My favorites are the red sky and the jogger on the beach at sunrise!

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  12. Hiya Arija,

    :-)
    ;-)
    When IS the next full moon?
    :-)
    Like your artistic clouds shot.
    That is a lot of kms.
    Enjoy the peace of being back home.
    for a while anyways.

    BTW, how come that the huge gumtree next to our house has copped it, when our climate has been so much like yours lately?

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  13. Nothing like a good sky to bring you home again!

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  14. Welcome back home Arija - hope you have a relaxing weekend ahead after all your travels. Such beautiful sky photos!

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  15. Wow Arija you are traveling everywhere!! Like the photos that looks like you are going to be engulfed with clouds, that's really cool!! Happy weekend and thanks for the visit!

    Sky Watch

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  16. Wow, the sky was putting on quite a show for you on the road. That's a lot of traveling! I hope you are able to relax and enjoy being back home.

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  17. I'm glad to know your travels went well despite the deluge! Enjoy your weekend!


    The Gardening Life

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  18. Does he take sugar?
    Not an idle remark.

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  19. Those clouds are so spectacular!

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  20. Even if the clouds often predict "bad" weather - they are nevertheless beautiful - and changing.

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  21. Great pictures of clouds in the sky.

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  22. Wonderful series and lovely clouds! Think the last one is my favorie:-)

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  23. Hi Arija ~ looks like we both saw some "wild" clouds this week! They are a sight to behold!
    I guess we are fortunate that we didn't have to withstand their fury {as some had to endure this month}
    I am grateful so far for us here in New York State, we have just had the rain ~ and a little thunder & lightening...
    Wishing you a lovely weekend, whatever the weather*
    ~Maria

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  24. These are so exceptinally beautiful Arija!!!

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  25. We're having that same "flexing" here in Or, USA, Arija! This trip has been rainy and windy so far. Glad you made it safely home - you were on the road a long haul. We are gone for about 3 weeks and that seems long to live out of a suitcase!

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  26. it seems you've been traveling for quite a time, glad you're back safe and sound. I've enjoyed your road trip photos, and your skywatch clouds are divine. have a great weekend; I look forward to more photos!

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  27. We have had some wild weather this year all over the country, makes for interesting sky watching!

    Have a great weekend

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  28. Wow! That's quite a skywatching story! Those clouds are very dramatic looking. Thanks for stopping by at mine.

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  29. My goodness, that is a lot of travelling!! I should think you have come home for a rest :)

    Lovely cloud photos, we desperately need rain here!

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  30. Great clouds shots Arija, and I guess I didn't realize you had been gone that long. Hope you are enjoying every minute.
    B.

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