Friday, October 18, 2013

FSO - Clouds

Around these parts typical summer maximum temperatures range from 22 to 26 degrees celsius (71 - 78 F) , but seldom exceed 30.  So we don't have enough heat to brew up really good storms, and its storm clouds that I really like.  (We do get lots of rain - average annual rainfall is between 1,500mm - 2,200 mm (60 - 78 inches). )

My favourite clouds are the fluffy littlies that you see scattered in a clear blue summer sky:

 
All my photos today, except for the last sunset which was captured of the hills of home from a distance, are taken here on the farm.  

In summer we always look up for signs of rain:



Nope, not after red at night:


This cloud is almost identical to one I photographed around this time last year, in the same part of the sky, too.  I often see similar shapes, they remind me of a winged Miss Piggy.


The hills of home.


 I have a feeling choosing the Spotlights this week may be a difficult task.  I'll be visiting all the FSO team members and looking at clouds around the world here.

11 comments:

  1. I love photographing clouds, and I had a hard time choosing just a few from my archive. I love all your photos.

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  2. "A winged ms piggy". Lol. A flight of fancy - you know no one can ever see the same in clouds that you do, the last sunset is spectacular. But all of these really showcase you farm.

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  3. Such beautiful landscapes. Heaven on earth!

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  4. A truly beautiful selection of sky photos Pauline. Really something special!

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  5. Landscapes without clouds can be so much less interesting. You do get wonderful skies and your Miss Piggy clouds are fascinating. There is a name for seeing objects in things but I can't remember it. But then I can't remember lots of things.

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  6. You do live in an exceptionally lovely area of the world and you have the skill to capture it.

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  7. I had to use photos from my archives too since there was nothing but clear skies this entire week. There are some really interesting ones here.

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  8. Great clouds and quite a variety, too. Yes, I do think you have your work cut out for you this week ;)

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  9. Oh, I do love photographing clouds! Especially along with my landscapes.
    Isn't nature wonderful!!!

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